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 First American Marble Quarry was located in Dorset in 1785.


Our Home, Our Stories

The Wilson House

On the corner of Village Street and Mad Tom Road in East Dorset sits one of the largest buildings in the village, a red and white inn with a deep porch that is home to several rocking chairs just waiting to be sat in. Many who pass the modest sign near the front entrance of […]

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The Pinnacle – A Spinster’s Folly

Dorset’s Pinnacle Tower and a few ancient trees are all that is left to tell the story of Miss Cecelia deNottbeck, great-grand daughter of John Jacob Astor and a descendent of Finnish nobility. Cecelia’s life was touched by tragedy, beginning in 1891 with the loss of her father. General John deNottbeck, New York Consul representing […]

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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