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. 


Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson was born and lived in East Dorset Village.


Our Home, Our Stories

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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Pick Your Own Apples

Rows and rows of apple trees line the hillside along Mad Tom Road in East Dorset. The aptly named Mad Tom Orchard is the perfect place to celebrate the changing of the seasons, when Vermont’s warm summer days turn cool and crisp. Beginning in early September, hundreds of trees bear McIntosh (the classic Vermont apple), […]

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