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Barrows House

PO Box 740, Dorset, VT 05251
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Ranked #2 of 7 Dorset B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Dan J Rochester, New York
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I completely enjoyed our stay at The Barrows House. The accommodations were clean, neat, and comfortable. Loved the included breakfast. The staff made us feel very welcome. We highly recommend The Barrows House for a wonderful, classic Vermont experience.

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful visit. We stayed in the Wrens Nest, a cute little cottage removed from the rest of the rooms. The bed was very comfortable and the whirlpool tub was nice (though we couldn't get the jets to work - not sure if that was just us...). We were there in the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so beautiful! It's different that the other places that the owners own-- The Dorset Inn and The Mountain Top Inn. It has it's old historical charm with newer amenities and a beautiful restaurant with backlit marble!!! The food was the best food my husband and I ever had. He had the salmon and truffle oil popcorn. I had... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the lovely Barrows House. Last year the room that Richard,the manager, suggested was still under construction so instead he gave us a free upgrade to the Ravens Loft. It was a very rainy three days but we were very cozy in such a unique accommodation. This year our room in Cardinal's Retreat was complete... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I made my Living Social reservation with Richard two months in advance, and specifically asked for a room on the top level (Mockingbird #4), since I am a light sleeper. I made note of this on my Living Social voucher, along with Richard's name, and I received an email confirmation. When I went to check in, I was told that... More

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you chose Barrows House for your recent visit to Southern Vermont. Overall it appears that you enjoyed your stay in our recently renovated property and fully enjoyed dinner at our Inn and breakfast at our sister property, The Dorset Inn. Upon check in, your request for an upstairs room was accommodated by upgrading from a standard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent 4 days at the Barrows House. We stayed in the Mocking Bird Court and simply adored our room, the common area and the front porch. Each house is equipped with a microwave, coffee machine, and fridge located in the common area (I would simply call it the lobby). That is great when you are travelling with young children... More

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had looked at the Barrows House as a potential wedding venue and they had offered us a free night stay. It was a fabulous beautiful place. Upon entering the inn you're greeted with the delicious smell of apple cinnamon. The guest room itself was gorgeous, clean, and modern. We would definitely come again. And breakfast was delicious! Staff was... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for considering Barrows House for your wedding! We do hope your Vermont stay was truly wonderful. Those local soy candles grab people every time! We'll most certainly mention to Caitlin your nice comments. Best of luck on your wedding plans and we'll hope to welcome you back very soon! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I would not go back here again. I've stayed at the Dorset Inn on many occasions and since they are both owned by the same people, I wanted to give The Barrows a try. The rooms were renovated but we had a MAJOR ant problem in our room. Also, the dinner menu had just changed and what was advertised, was... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Barrows House, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Barrows House. Just as we did at The Dorset Inn, we have renovated our guest rooms with new beds & bedding, bathrooms and furniture. We can assure you that having comfortable beds that meet everybody's needs is the highest priority. We will check that particular room... More

Belmar, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The staff here were really wonderful, incredibly friendly and eager to make you feel comfortable. I was upgraded, at no extra charge to a beautiful room with a gas fireplace and sitting area at the front of the Inn after not feeling comfortable with my first room due to a noise and exhaust issue from the restaurant. The inn is... More

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Seriously, do not miss this restaurant if your visiting Manchester area. Comfortable, modern, and food is fantastic. I live here and just got back from another great meal. Everything cooked to perfection. Thanks to everyone at Barrows House.

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Address: PO Box 740, Dorset, VT 05251
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Dorset
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Barrows House offers 27 guest rooms and suites located in the Main Inn and separate cottages throughout our 6 acre property. Guests can enjoy use of our pool, tennis courts, and outdoor patio dining -- complete with a firepit! Barrows House was recently purchased and the guest rooms and grounds have all been completely updated and renovated. We have transformed the Inn into a quintessential New England Bed & Breakfast. Barrows House maintains the charm of an old Inn while providing guests with modern amenities. Our newly renovated Gastropub boasts an expansive bar, craft beers on draft, an outdoor patio for dining, and nightly specials! ... more   less 
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