In 1796, the Dorset Inn welcomed its first guests-travelers en route to the major markets in Boston and Albany. After tethering their horses at the Inn’s from door, they would pass an evening before the fireplace of the Inn, eat a hearty supper and retire to a four poster bed. Now completely refurbished, the Dorset Inn is renowned locally and nationally for its gracious, welcoming atmosphere and exceptional cooking. Careful attention to the finer details in restoring the Inn are evident throughout the historic building: period furnishings and new carpeting and wallpaper amidst well-preserved architectural details in the Inn’s common rooms including wide pine board floors in the livings rooms, the restored taverna and the pronounced character of the candlelit dining room. Now and for the past century, Dorset has attracted writers, artists, sports enthusiasts and vacationers to its high meadows, hardwood forests, golf courses and clear, trout-laden streams.