Our Historic Red Dining Room for DinnerAnd Winter is Great, TooDinner Served in the Tavern Every EveningEnjoy cocktails before dinnerLovely to Look at and Scrumptious Too!Breakfast in the Sunny Garden Room each morning.Complete Your Day with Dessert in the TavernThe Mettawee Room -- a Deluxe King GuestroomThe Williams RoomEnjoy your own fireplace and sitting room in a deluxe suiteAhhhhhhhhhhh -- The Spa Bath in the Saddleback SuiteSummer is SpectacularIt's Beautiful Here in the Fall!

The Dorset Inn on the Green - Dorset Inn: Southern Vermont Inn, VT

The Dorset Inn on the GreenDorset, VT
Vermont's oldest continually operating inn (c.1796) is nestled on the green in the quintessential New England village of Dorset. This inn has been welcoming travelers for more than 200 years and is the cornerstone of activity in the village. This charming country inn offers gracious lodging in twenty-five individually appointed guestrooms and suites. Steeped in tradition yet featuring such modern amenities as air conditioning, cable television and wireless internet, the accommodations are warm and inviting. Sip wine fireside, soak in a whirlpool bath and laze in a plush king bed and awake to the aroma of breakfast. The historic red dining room and cozy tavern are the setting for exceptional New England fare featuring many local Vermont products. Dinner is complemented by an award winning wine list. Centrally located to Southern Vermont cultural attractions such as Hildene, Southern Vermont Arts Center and Dorset & Weston Playhouses. Minutes to Manchester's designer outlets, boutiques and galleries. Recreational activities abound.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Gardens
  • Ghost in Residence
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Features
  • In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • In-Room TV
  • Lakes & Mountains
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Covered Bridge Tours
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Falconry
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hay/Sleigh Rides
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tennis


Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat!  The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available, changing with the seasons.


8 Church Street, 10 minutes to Manchester, VT
Dorset, VT  05251



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The Dorset Inn is located on the village green in the quaint New England village of Dorset and 6 miles from Manchester, Vt.  Dorset is located in the Mettawee Valley between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains.  We are just 1.5 hours from Albany, NY, 3 hours from Boston and 4 hours from Manhattan -- a short drive but a world away.


Number of Rooms: 25
Five of our guest rooms are two room luxury suites each with individualized appointments. They are elegant yet comfortable. Think of handsome wallpapers…worn wood flooring… handmade solid wood furniture…rich Oriental rugs. The large sitting rooms are adorned with gas fireplaces, comfy sofas and chairs for lounging and flat screen televisions. The large bathrooms feature heated marble floors, whirlpool tubs for two and tiled walk-in showers (some with steam showers), Dorset Inn bathrobes and English toiletries. Oversized king beds with plush custom bedding anchor the bedroom and there is an additional flat screen television, CD player and ample storage.