Barrows House

Barrows House

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4.5
#2 of 4 B&Bs in Dorset
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Historic Hotel

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3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251-0740
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petals1999 wrote a review Jan 2020
Connecticut89 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just returned from our third consecutive NYE visit to the Barrows House and once again, it did not disappoint. We stayed once again in Finch’s Folly, a quiet, corner room with a beautiful double-sided gas fireplace, very comfortable king-sized bed and a very large bathroom. We made use of the common room to play cards on one of the icy days Dorset was experiencing. The common room is really beautiful with the wood burning fireplace and perfect Christmas tree. The included breakfasts at the neighboring Dorset Inn were delicious as always. Of course, no stay at the Barrows House is complete without a dinner or two at the Barrows House Restaurant. The food, ambiance and most importantly, the service is beyond reproach. Scott, our favorite bartender is very special and always has a smile on his face. We had a great couple nights with Scott and Karrie who always make our time in the restaurant so much fun! When we checked out this morning, we made sure to book our favorite room for NYE2021. Keep doing what you’re doing Barrows House because you do it all right :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TimOBoston_Mass wrote a review Jul 2020
Andover, Massachusetts540 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Get on your mask and head to the Barrows House in Dorset VT. They have a great drink selection, I enjoyed a lunch from Maine brewing and my sandwich was the best. I tried the kluker and everyone was jealous. I paid for the sweet potato fries and wish there were more or they were bigger, you can never get enough fries. The weather was awesome so it was a nice treat to eat outside on Sunday night.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lou M wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had a delightful dinner at the beautiful outdoor patio. We both had the salmon that was grilled to perfection with delicious accompaniments.

The service was fantastic and we were particularly impressed with Alex who went out of his way to adjust the sun screen to provide us with some shade from the setting sun.

We'll be back again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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airventure_visitor wrote a review Sep 2022
canton, ct15 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had stayed at this property years ago and remembered it as being very charming. We booked a last minute getaway and chose the Falcon's Flight suite because we like to have separate sleeping and sitting areas. When we checked in, the very pleasant person at the desk said she would lead us to our room because it was in a standalone cottage (the Inn has rooms in the main building then a number of other buildings scattered around the property). She then led us out through the back parking lot and up a path that led between what appeared to be a maintenance shop below some other rooms and a large dumpster filled with construction debris. Our suite turned out to be the upper floor of a building that housed the pool changing room on the first floor and abutted the pool. The suite itself was painted in dark red and had little natural light so the overall effect was dreary. The bedroom overlooked the pool so we heard children splashing and yelling most of each day -- they weren't being naughty, we just mention this because if you're looking for quiet, this location wouldn't be for you. When we went outside to sit beside our cottage, we were once again greeted with a view of the construction debris and dumpster, as well as regular garbage dumpsters in another area of the parking lot. For just under $450 a night, we were really expecting something much better. Then there was dinner on both nights. The first night was OK, food and service were acceptable. On the second night, I didn't want a large dinner so I ordered what I thought would be a dinner sized Caesar with shrimp ($28 in total). When my "dinner" arrived, it consisted of a small heart of Romaine lettuce with 5 small leaves in total, and 6 small shrimp. We had to ask our waiter for rolls (which he'd initially forgotten) so I'd have something to fill up on. Dorset is a lovely village but we discovered that a much nicer place to stay is the Barrows House sister property, the Dorset Inn. That's where we'll go next time if we decide to return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a property map to make sure you're staying in a location away from the parking lot,...
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katie5335 wrote a review Jan 2022
Albany, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I wouldn’t even give this place a 1, but this review will not let me select anything less. We booked a 2-night stay at the Wrens Nest cottage at the Inn, and after getting lunch in Manchester Center, we got to the Inn around 4pm to check-in. After waiting about 5mins we were greeted by “Kaitlin” (unsure spelling) who checked us in and gave us the keys to our cottage. After a few mins attempting to get into the room, hardware was loose and wobbly and keys were not turning the deadbolt, the key broke in half with half stuck in the deadbolt. We immediately went in and found “Kaitlin”. We told her what happened and she said she would get maintenance. After waiting for about 15mins, we had no updates so we went back to the cottage to inquire an update. “Kaitlin” was at the cottage door while maintenance went to get “tools”. We asked if there were any updates, but there were none. How the whole experience started, and no updates on how long it would take to handle this issue, we told her that for the price and our time, we wanted a full refund and would be leaving. “Kaitlin” got rather huffy puffy and said, “ok, then you can leave”. She was the furthest from hospitable, was not apologetic and did not offer up any alternatives to make us feel welcome. She acted like we were the irritation, not the fact that we took time off from work, drove an hour and 15mins each way, packed and looked forward to an enjoyable weekend away. However the inn did nothing to keep up on their property or room that they were charging us $800 for a 2night stay. The light outside the entrance to our cottage was not working, their keys/door hardware were not in functioning condition and the door hardware was very loose so clearly this was an issue with other guests but never fixed, and the patio near the restaurant while it looked nice with outdoor heaters, nothing was shoveled to allow guests easy access. The whole experience was unacceptable and it amazes us that this inn qualifies to be a Select Registry property.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BGK wrote a review Sep 2023
New Brunswick, New Jersey5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Barrows House is a beautiful property and well maintained. The outdoor salt water pool is exceptional. The restaurant is nice and the food above average. The wait staff and bartenders are friendly and hard working. Overall, my experience was good and I would visit again but not before trying other places in the Dorset and Manchester area. I do have a few minor complaints. First, the floor in the bar area was really sticky during both days of my visit. It appears the floor is not cleaned on a daily basis. Second, my room was stocked with coffee, tea, and water but there was only one decaf pod out of the 20 stocked. The rooms are not serviced on a daily basis so fresh towels, and coffee pods, can only be had by asking at the front desk. My main complaint is the front desk staff. They seem poorly trained and not very professional. Here is one example, from several, during my stay. Breakfast is served at either the Dorset Bakery or the Dorset Inn, both of which have the same owners as Barrows House. I was given a voucher for breakfast and told it could be used at either establishment but never told that the days alternate between the two establishments. On the day of my departure I did not have time to sit for breakfast at the Dorset Inn. I went to the bakery but they declined my voucher and informed me that breakfast was only being served at the Dorset Inn. We spent $15 for coffee and bagels and then went back to Barrows House to check out. When I informed the desk person that I had to purchase breakfast there was no offer to reimburse me. This should have been a simple, $15 gesture to ensure my return. But the desk person never considered this, and I was not going to ask, so when I return for my semi-annual visit I will consider other establishments. This type of situation, and there were several, could easily be remedied with better staff training.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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James M wrote a review Jul 2021
North Pownal, Vermont9 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We made reservations on their special deal for one night including dinner at 6:30. Done ! Our plans changed so we called to move our dinner reservation to 5:00. We were then told they had no dinner reservation since they don’t serve dinner on Sunday evening. Their special Romantic night and dinner for two included Sunday. The Asst Manager Kaitlin practically called my partner a liar stating she never book the reservation for dinner then hung up the phone.
This place doesn’t deserve one star but I couldn’t give it 0 stars so there it is.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Good luck !
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bccorb wrote a review Jan 2023
New York City, New York148 contributions147 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Did a last minute getaway over MLK. Looked for small dog friendly inn\B&B with fireplace preferable wood burning. Saw this place and looked perfect. Stayed in the blue jay way while has 5 rooms. Three downstairs that share a common space with a wood burning fireplace. Two upstairs which you can pay extra for private second room which has a gas fireplace.

We got in just before ten so staff had left and sadly the extra room we paid for had not been unlocked. No one was downstairs so we settled in there. There was no kindling to start the fire and only couple sheets of paper. Luckily got fire started and enjoyed it. They did unlock room next morning. Couple nights later did see someone had set up fire with newspaper and kindling.

They do not do room service during stay. Not sure if this a covid thing, staffing or something else. Do give you door hangers to request things. If need water or clean towels do not want to wait so went over to main building when wanted something.

Winter is not peak season for this place as too far from ski slopes to get that crowd. Do have tennis courts and pool which judge are good during summer.

When not crowded the breakfast is served at the bakery which shares ownership. Over the weekend you walk quarter mile to the Dorset inn. Breakfast was good there but service was spotty as sometimes great and friendly and others involved long waits.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking can be hard to get during dinner times as the restaurant is popular even when hotel is...
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ajt398 wrote a review Apr 2024
Canton, Connecticut40 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were up to VT for a few nights but stayed elsewhere where there was an amazing view. We had a reservation for dinner at 5:00 on Sunday the 7th. We were seated promptly. Then it took a bit for a waitstaff to arrive. Menus were dropped off and we ordered a bottle of white wine immediately. The dinner menu was somewhat limited but we were going to make it work. At 5:20 we were told our bottle of wine nor the one below it were available. Always good to know what is not available when menu dropped off. We were gruffly asked so what do you plan to order. We responded we would catch them on a better night and left.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robin G wrote a review Mar 2020
Paget Parish, Bermuda13 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying at the Barrows house . The friendly staff upgraded our room when we arrived and could not be more welcoming. A fireplace and cheese tray awaited us in the main lobby. The room and were clean, comfortable with a contemporary feel. We had a delicious dinner at the Inn and went down the road to The Dorset Inn for Breakfast which was included in our rate. We enjoyed seeing their other property. We thought both Inns were charming and will return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Answer from Dorset Inn
Dorset, Vermont84 contributions
Yes. Please call the front desk and we can assist you. 8028675500
bccorb wrote a tip Jan 2023
New York City, New York148 contributions147 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be hard to get during dinner times as the restaurant is popular even when hotel is not crowded."
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airventure_visitor wrote a tip Sep 2022
canton, ct15 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a property map to make sure you're staying in a location away from the parking lot, dumpsters, maintenance shed, etc."
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James M wrote a tip Jul 2021
North Pownal, Vermont9 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good luck !"
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Dvykns wrote a tip Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call first and ask whether anybody has already booked the room or rooms you want for the dates you want."
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Teri wrote a tip Aug 2019
Massachusetts4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ravens Loft was perfect for a family with 3 + kids"
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PRICE RANGE
$290 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barrows house hotel dorset
LOCATION
United StatesVermontGreen MountainsDorset
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barrows House
Which popular attractions are close to Barrows House?
Nearby attractions include North Meadow Farm (4.3 miles), Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park (4.9 miles), and H.N. Williams General Store (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barrows House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Barrows House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Barrows House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barrows House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dorset Inn Restaurant, Chantecleer Restaurant, and Barrows House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barrows House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Barrows House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Dorset.
Are pets allowed at Barrows House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Barrows House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Norcross-West Marble Quarry (1.3 miles).
Is Barrows House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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