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“Many Happy Returns” 5 of 5 stars
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Squire House
3395 Dorset West Road, Dorset, VT 05251   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Dorset B&B and Inns
Amherst, Massachusetts
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“Many Happy Returns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at Squire House more times than anywhere outside of our own home. It has that home-away-from-home quality, if your mother was an immaculate housekeeper with impeccable taste. Easy, comfortable elegance. Lots of welcoming public rooms. Want a quiet read? Flop into a comfy chair in the music room, with a lovely fireplace in winter and a view through French doors to a perfectly groomed garden. For music, there's also a baby grand and lots of great cds. Haven't given up on the Red Sox? Then toddle next door to the good-looking den, now with a huge smart tv. There's also a formal living room, but it seems designed for fancier occasions, perhaps for weddings, so we haven't done more than peek inside.

The breakfast is good, the innkeepers funny and warm, and the setting is lovely, with a view of red-bellied woodpeckers at their feeder while you are having breakfast in the dining room.
What more could you want? Oh, a beautiful bedroom and a large ensuite bathroom? Done and done.

Dorset has a small theater, a great country store, and is close but not too close to the music, art, antiques, and shopping of Manchester. This makes for the best of all Vermont worlds. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Roger and Gay were the most fantastic host of any BB that we have ever stayed in.
Their place is the most lovely place we have ever stayed at. and the surroundings are the most beautiful part of the US we have seen.
Their BB is in a restored 2 story mansion on 10 acre's up against the forest in a charming setting it just doesn't get much better in fact the whole area is like this incredible........
Gay cooks a very very good breakfast and made us pancakes with local maple syrup on our request.....talk about wanting to make people happy these folks know how to do it and make you feel at home.........
Roger gave us all of the local address to enjoy and he really knew what we would enjoy after asking what we would enjoy doing eating ect....
This is a place I would return to with my wife if we ever get the chance.........

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Squire House is a tastefully furnished spacious home with warm and welcoming hosts. The grounds are spectacular and well maintained. Breakfast was tasty and graciously served, but not too much to eat. It was far and away the best place we stayed in Vermont.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

idyllic, private, immaculate, great food, lovely grounds and wonderful hosts with warmth and great senses of humor. roger and gay made my recent spontaneous visit entirely comfortable and the creme brulee french toast in the morning was unbelievable!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I surprised my husband with a trip to Vermont for a "Big Birthday" celebration over Memorial Day weekend. I was so fortunate to find Dorset and Squire House for our getaway! From beginning to end, the experience was perfect. Roger and Gay are wonderful hosts with whom we immediately felt comfortable. The setting is relaxed and peaceful, the house beautifully furnished, the grounds immaculate, the food delicious (I asked for two of their recipes). They graciously arranged to meet my advance requests to have balloons and champagne waiting for us upon our arrival. And Roger shared his "insiders" map of the state and gave us touring tips so we could enjoy the backroads. When you are eager to return at the end of the day to just enjoy the setting and have a glass of wine on the terrace, you know you made the right choice.

Room Tip: All the bedrooms are upstairs. We loved the Sally Cowles room, back side of the house, spacious, co...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe Twp.,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

All of the superlatives in the previous reviews are true: the house is immaculate, beautifully decorated, and perfectly maintained; the grounds are lush and beautiful; and the Squires are warm, welcoming and extremely helpful (and Roger's dry sense of humor is very entertaining). The breakfasts were delicious. My husband and I are very hard to feed because we each have a variety of dietary restrictions. Roger and Gay cheerfully accommodated us.

In addition to all of that, however, I have my own story of a very special experience. Upon our departure from the Squire House, we mentioned to Gay that we were headed to Williamstown, Mass. to go to a museum and then to a play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. While sitting in the theater waiting for the performance to begin, Roger appeared and presented me with a bag containing a few items that we had left behind in the room. I was speechless. Roger said, "We thought you might need these things" and quickly disappeared. He had driven over an hour from Dorset to Williamstown and tracked us down to return our belongings! He then had to drive an hour plus back to Dorset. Among the forgotten items were my husband's dress shoes which he really did need over the next couple of days as he otherwise would have been forced to wear sneakers to some very elegant restaurants.

From beginning to end, our stay at the Squire House was truly an exceptional experience.

Room Tip: Every room is lovely - you can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Schenectady NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We recently spent our 50th anniversary at the Squire House, and it was a really wonderful experience. The house is beautiful and the grounds, a brilliant green, make it a joy to sit and sip coffee either in their comfortable sitting rooms or the beautiful marble patio early in the morning -- but the best part is the feeling of welcome, almost a family-friend feeling, that we got from the hosts, Roger and Gay Squires. They pay attention to all the details, including a "Happy Anniversary" balloon in our room, they made dinner reservations for us at a very good restaurant, Mio Bistro, being sure to set the time early enough for us to get to the Dorset Theater for the night's play -- it was all just perfect. I have been telling friends about this place, and I know we'll go back there.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3395 Dorset West Road, Dorset, VT 05251
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Dorset
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Dorset
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant but informal, built in 1918 and carefully restored, Squire House is a luxurious B&B on eleven private acres in a classic Vermont village. With only three guest rooms, Squire House is never crowded or commercial. Each guest room has a modern private bathroom, nine-foot ceilings, large windows and central air conditioning. There are five wood-burning fireplaces. Full three-course breakfasts are served on English china in our paneled dining room. ... more   less 

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