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

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.

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Our Home, Our Stories

Hang Your Hat at The Dorset Inn

The Dorset Green looks like something you’d find on a postcard. The houses and stores that line either side of the strip are uniform white, trimmed in dark green or black. The Dorset Inn, a three-story, pillared building with marble steps and sidewalk harvested from the nearby quarry, immediately catches your eye – and not […]

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Vermont Summer Festival

When the weather warms and the days get longer, thousands of visitors flock to Herald Beebe Farm in East Dorset with their four-legged friends – and we’re not talking about dogs.  For six weeks every July and August, top equestrians from all corners of the world call Manchester and the Mountains home during the Vermont […]

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“When we moved to Dorset 23 years ago, we found a town that values its heritage, cares about its future, is committed to maintaining a standard of quality, and offers multiple opportunities to be engaged in community life.  Dorset is like a well-kept secret, known only to a few.  Those who find out about it are lucky people, like us.”

Roger Squire

Owner, Squire House