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

Mara Hearst of Levy Lamb

By Liz Schafer An interest in environmental issues while a student at Burr & Burton Academy (BBA) is what led Mara Hearst of Levy Lamb to farming. Climate change was a rising issue in 2008, and as she and her classmates learned that improved agricultural practices could be a huge part of the solution, Mara […]

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The Heart and Soul of Dorset

When you first pull up to Dorset Union Store, you almost feel like you’re stepping back in time. Save for the green and white stripped awnings and the smoothly paved road, the store’s idyllic exterior looks nearly the same as it did when it first opened in 1816. When you think of an old 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