The Dorset Inn & Barrows House — two distinct venues both located in the heart of Dorset Village. Just 6 miles from charming Manchester, yet worlds away, our quaint village is nestled in the spine of the Green Mountains in the Mettawee Valley. The Dorset Inn c.1796 is Vermont’s oldest continuously operating inn while Barrows House is Dorset’s own small resort sitting on 6 acres of manicured grounds. Imagine a village dotted with white clapboard houses on a peaceful town green…a country church made of locally quarried marble…a horse drawn carriage ride through scenic rural lanes…delicious American cuisine using Vermont’s abundance of local and seasonal ingredients…large two room bridal suites with oversized whirlpool bathrooms and gas burning fireplaces…52 individually appointed guest rooms and suites to accommodate you and your wedding guests.
Whether it be a rehearsal dinner, lavish wedding reception, intimate elopement, bridal shower or brunch with family and friends, we do it all and tend to every detail. From the formal to the more casual, the Inns offer a variety of warm and inviting venues to entertain you and your guests…tented terrraces, lush gardens, historic dining rooms, cozy tap rooms & white gazebos. Beginning with the hors d’oeuvres, our culinary team craft personalize menus for every event to suit a variety of budgets and themes. Please contact our special events coordinator for additional details and information.
The Old Gray Barn, just north of Dorset Village Green, is our newest venue for weddings and special events. Tucked into a hillside overlooking the pristine meadows of the Mettowee Valley, the setting exudes that ideal Vermont rustic charm. The 2-story barn features exposed rough-hewn beams and rustic light fixtures, a viewing balcony prefect for cocktail hours and after dinner lounging, a bride’s room, large sliding barn doors that open to a wood deck and various lawn spaces ideal for extending the celebration outdoors. The picture-perfect backdrop ensures that you can transform The Old Gary Barn into the wedding day you’ve always dreamed.
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.