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. 

DID YOU KNOW ?

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

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Our Home, Our Stories

A Trip Down Memory Lane at H.N. Williams Store

Traveling along the Route 30 corridor through Dorset, you pass a quaint red barn, with an attached white building. Above the door hangs a sign that reads general store. To an outsider, H.N. Williams Store might look like just another old Vermont country store, but anyone who has visited knows the treasures that are found […]

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Our Theatre – The Kitchen Table of Community

Southern Vermont is rich in the arts. From intimate concert venues to cozy art galleries, we’re certainly not lacking. Dorset, in particular, offers a variety of robust arts and entertainment opportunities, including its theater flagship, Dorset Playhouse – home of the Dorset Players and the Dorset Theatre Festival.  Dorset Playhouse is the perfect spot to […]

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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