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

The Main Streets & Back Roads of Vermont

Dorset is a hidden gem of a town. Tucked in a valley where the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges meet, talent, beauty and authenticity are everywhere. Check out these features from local, regional and national media outlets.


Our Home, Our Stories

Mountain Biking in Dorset

Dorset is a bike lovers paradise. With all its mountains and valleys, Dorset is the perfect spot to grab your bike and head into the woods. Vermont, and the Northshire in particular, has some of the best mountain biking on the east coast. But for years, fans of mountain biking went underserved in southern Vermont.  […]

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Merck Forest and Farmland Center

If you’re looking for a place to connect with nature, Merck Forest and Farmland Center is the place for you. Located just minutes away from beautiful Dorset and Manchester, it’s truly a nature lovers paradise. The nonprofit educational organization that manages the sprawling land has a mission that we can all get behind: inspire curiosity, […]

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“I moved my business here over 20 years ago and it was the best decision I have ever made, other than to marry my wife, Sanfra. The community is wonderful, the outdoors spectacular – year round. Could not envision living anywhere else.”

Ben Weiss

Owner, Dorset Design Build