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

An Artist’s Paradise

Just minutes from the Village, off the side of Dorset West Road, a magnificent marble mansion sits. You can tell it’s one-of-a-kind and nearly impossible to miss. It’s the kind of beauty that makes you slow your car and stare as you pass by, no matter how many times you’ve seen it before.  The Marble […]

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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