One Charming Vermont Village and Two Historic Inns

Barrows House & The Dorset Inn

Entering the town of Dorset is like driving into the quintessential historic Vermont town. Maintaining the character and ambiance of a bygone era, our neighborhood features all white clapboard buildings with dark shutters, cozy inns, general stores, marble quarry, green mountains, quaint professional theatre and a marble church anchoring the village green. Looking around, you might think you have stepped back into a more romantic time.

Located on six manicured acres, Barrows House offers a truly memorable destination for your wedding or special event. The outdoor terrace offers the ideal setting for all functions. With colorful perennial gardens and beautiful views, it is as if you are at your own mini resort. Just a block away, the historic Dorset Inn offers a charming backdrop for smaller, more intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, brunches, barbeques, retreats.

Located in Southern Vermont, Dorset is ideally situated near the larger towns of Manchester and Bennington and close to the borders of eastern New York State and northern Massachusetts. Albany, NY airport and Albany Amtrak are 1 1/2 hours away. Hartford, CT airport is a 2 1/2 hour drive south and Burlington, VT airport is a 2 1/2 hour drive north.

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Feedback: Wedding/Event

"The Barrows House proved to be more special than Katie ever imagined. How lucky to have such a beautiful weekend in such a beautiful location surrounded by your professional staff who took care of all the details so effortlessly. The food was fantastic and the decor and set up of the patio and Inn felt like it all came straight out of a fairy tale. I enjoyed working with you over the 12 months. You were always so calm , positive, and accommodating. I am sure us "mothers of the bride" are not the easiest to deal with. Thanks for your patience. I wish you and the Inn the best of luck and look forward to revisiting many times in the future. With deepest thanks and appreciation, Carter , Chris , Katie and John " - Carter Norton

Feedback: Wedding/Event

"Colleen, thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. We truly appreciate all you did for us to make it so special. You and your team did an amazing job! We really can't thank you enough. Please let the rest of the folks at The Dorset Inn & Barrows house know how much we appreciated their help and hospitality! We can't wait to see you all soon in Dorset!" - Jaime MA

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