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

Alan Calfee – Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By Liz Schafer Alan Calfee grew up spending his summers at the Dorset home his parents purchased in the 1950s. To Alan, the best part of that home was what he fondly calls ‘the family woodlot.’ “I knew every corner of it,” he says. He and his siblings would spend hours “playing, exploring and camping,” […]

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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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