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 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.
The Tortoise Versus The Hare
Jan 25 2020
Dorset Players welcome the Missoula Children's Theatre for a special performance of The Tortoise Versus The Hare. Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are...
Full Snow Moon Hike
Feb 8 2020
Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at this staff-guided Full Snow Moon Hike/Snowshoe across the winter landscape (snow cover dependent). If the sky is clear, the trails will...
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
“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.”