Welcome to Dorset

Rustic yet Elegant Charm in Vermont’s Green Mountains

Full of New England character and energy, Dorset, Vermont is a four-season destination and home to a vibrant arts scene, a never-ending list of outdoor activities, and world-class restaurants and lodging. Dorset’s unparalleled beauty is matched only by our rich history, our residents and the diverse businesses you will find here. Nestled in the heart of the Vermont Valley in southwestern Vermont – where the Taconic Mountains meet the Greens – you’ll find there’s always more to discover in Dorset. 


The Pinnacle Tower was built by Cecelia de Notbeck, heiress of the Astor fur trading fortune


Our Home, Our Stories

Northshire Grown: Direct – Building Community Through Local Food

By Liz Schafer A fresh new endeavor sprang to life in early 2020. Formed by a handful of Dorset residents, Northshire Grown: Direct (NG:D) became a lifeline for local farmers and producers – and a safe, fun way for consumers to discover and enjoy healthy, locally grown food. One of its organizers is Liz Ruffa, a […]

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The Presence of Pheasants at Dorset Field Club

Anyone who has found himself (or herself) at the north end of DFC on holes 3 through 6 may have witnessed an unusual sight (for Vermont anyway)–ring-necked pheasants running along the edges of the fairways. It’s hard to miss them with their vivid colors and distinctive white collars. The birds occasionally wander onto the golf […]

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