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Barrows House

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PO Box 740, Dorset, VT 05251
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one of our most wonderful and memorable stays at the Barrows House at the end of June, 2015. Our room was superb and so beautiful that we didn't even want to leave for day trips! Each window offered a beautiful view of the grounds and garden. Thank you to Randy for making it possible, and always a big... More 

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Front Office Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Barrows House. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! It is nice to hear that you liked your room so much! Each of our 27 guest rooms are completely different from one another. Our goal would be to have you stay with us 26 more times and have the... More 

Albany, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely 2-night B&B stay in Dorset, VT. Lodging at Barrows House, dining (dinner & breakfasts) at "sister" Dorset Inn. Both were nice places, Barrows especially pretty grounds. Dorset itself is a beautiful & historic area: atmospheric old cemetery, pretty "swimmin' hole" quarry, nice drives nearby thru pretty farms & Green Mtns. Manchester nearby with... More 

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased that we were a part of your enjoyable Vermont getaway! Glad to hear you were able to explore the surrounding area of Dorset and Manchester! It is a truly unique setting where, regardless of the season, there is excitement and beauty to be found. We hope to... More 

Marblehead, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In early June a group of twenty five of us from the Boston area, who are members of a vintage Porsche group motored up to Dorset and the Barrows House Inn for two nights. We have been touring together since the late 90's, and always try to stay in good places. The concensus of everyone in our group was the... More 

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Nederland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Rooms are all unique and different - they will have what you want/need, but choose wisely and ask questions. The accommodations were very quaint and comfortable. We felt like guests at a well-loved friend's home. The restaurant was very good, too. Breakfast has a different feature daily, but also had regular light options. The homemade granola with yogurt and real... More 

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! It is rewarding to know that you felt like you were in a "well-loved friend's home." Knowing that we could provide a setting for you to create "a lasting memory" is why we are in the hospitality business. We look forward to welcoming you to Barrows House as a guest in the future! More 

Kirkland, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very nice rooms. Very classy. Very clean. Old style but with some luxury. Very friendly staff. Good grounds. Breakfast needs improving. Not up to the standard of the hotel. Tennis courts needs improvement. Very nice pool. Excellent free wi-fi

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Barrows House. Your description of our rooms being very "nice, classy, and clean" is exactly what we strive for on a daily basis. We are glad that you were able to enjoy our grounds and pool as well! We do appreciate you feedback concerning breakfast and the tennis courts. Your comments will... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts but this could be the best! The room was great. The people were wonderful. The food was amazing. They have recently redone the restaurant and outdoor space and did a great job. I am running out of adjectives to say just how great this b&b is. Quiet, tranquil and relaxing. Just what... More 

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Chester, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our children gave us an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast for our 40th anniversary. For weeks my husband kept saying going out to dinner with our kids would be perfect. We checked in,took a rest, and went down to the bar for a cocktail before dinner. All of a sudden I heard a familiar voice turned around and we... More 

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure being a part of your 40th Anniversary festivities. It brings us great joy to know that we had a hand in making your special day memorable. Thank you for pointing out that our culinary team should be congratuled. We couldn't agree with you more! They never cease to amaze and surprise us. Congratulations on 40 years!... More 

Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Our family stayed in the Blue Way House which was perfect! The king size bed, twin bed and pullout sofa were great! The staff was very helpful and friendly. We had breakfast at the Dorset Inn just a short walk up the street which was amazing. The cranberry pecan pancakes were so yummy. The bacon was cooked perfectly. The chef... More 

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Lakeville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You must stay at thte Barrows House if you are in the Manchester/Dorset area. We stayed in the Blue Jay room #3. The room was beautifully decorated and the bed was comfortable. There was a common living area with a small fridge, microwave, television, wood burning fireplace, and plenty of sitting. I do wish they had cards or board games... More 

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barrowshouse, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Barrows House! We appreciate your positive feedback but, also enjoyed your insight on adding board games, and a deck of cards, to the common living room in Blue Jay Way. What a great idea! We have since stocked the shelves with plenty of fun board games! But, don't worry, we still have... More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family and I have stayed before and always have a wonderful time. Cozy, quaint and comfortable. Close to Manchester (great shopping!) and great ski mountains. Make sure to get the popcorn and the pork shanks!

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