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!
- 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