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Dorset Inn

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8 Church Street, Dorset, VT 05251
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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Dorset Inn 2 years in a row for my birthday. the Inn, the staff, the food, the atmosphere were all excellent. We went in Jan. both times and were able to enjoy both down hill and x/c skiing as well as snowshoeing out the back door on golf course. Would love to go back in the... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an historic inn with a fine dining restaurent. The rooms have been restored with fireplaces and Whirlpool tubs. The restaurant is fine dinning with an excellent menu and wine list. We highly recommend the Dorset to all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stayed was at the end of January for two nights midweek for a birthday celebration. This historic Inn is located in a small village next to a golf course. If there was more snow we would have enjoyed snowshoeing there but discovered more snow in Peru at Wild Wing Cross Country center. The inn was not crowded and everything... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the Dirset in was top notch. We had a beautifully decorated, perfectly comfortable suite with attention to detail. The four poster king sized bed was very comfortable and the bedding was luxurious. Our living room had a beautiful gas fireplace and the bathroom had a heated marble floor. The food was delicious at both dinner and breakfast. I... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dorset Inn is exactly what you imagine for a New England Christmas experience! We stayed for an overnight before Christmas and the Inn exceeded our expectations: a beautifully appointed and comfortable room, beautifully decorated common areas for the holidays, great food and a very warm and friendly staff. I look forward to visiting the Inn again one day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a two day getaway to the Inn. The inn is very well cared for so that this 1796 inn has all of the modern conveniences plus the charm of a historic property. The public rooms have wood burning fireplaces. The suites offer gas fireplaces. Delicious breakfast is included with your stay offering many choices. We tried the raspberry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We had enjoyed several trips to the Dorset Inn in the past, so when it came time to plan our wedding escape, we naturally thought of returning. Needless to say, it lived up to our expectations. The event coordinator did a great job of finding us a photographer, justice of the peace, flowers, cake to make our celebration complete. All... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Looking for a nostalgic, romantic, historic New England getaway? Look no further than the classic Dorset Inn. Set in a quintessential New England postcard setting, the Dorset charms from the minute you walk in the front door. Gorgeous in any season but especially so in fall and winter. Large roaring fireplaces, rocking chairs and a game table make guests feel... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Beautifully decorated historic Inn close to Manchester shopping. Incredible food both for dinner and breakfast. No need to worry about looking for another place to eat. I'm a foodie and my dinner of a ribeye pork chop was one of the best meals I've had all year. Tom at the bar great to talk with. Selection of local beers very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This October my wife and I stayed at the Dorset Inn for the 5th or 6th time That alone will tell you something: We love this place, particularly in the Autumn during the height of foliage season. Repeating here much of what I said in a previous review, the inn retains its colonial charm but also affords the convenience of... More 

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