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3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251-0740
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#3 of 6 in Dorset
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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katie5335 wrote a review Jan 2022
Albany, New York2 contributions
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
RestaurantCriticNYC wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York13 contributions9 helpful votes
We looked forward to trying the restaurant since we heard so many good thinks about the food. And it does have an enticing menu. We decided, though, not to put up with rudeness and unacceptable behavior. We had made reservations for after 8 PM. We decided, however, to eat at the bar earlier. The barmaid was rude: Among other things, she slapped down the place mats, telling us when we said we were staying at the bar for dinner, “of course you are.” She then doubted we had cancelled our dining room reservation by making a point of going over to ask the hostess if we had really cancelled. Small reasons to up and leave what could have been a wonderful dinner? Perhaps, though in the scheme of life, it’s too short to tolerate boorish behavior. As often said, it takes years to build a (restaurant/bar’s) reputation and five minutes to lose it!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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James M wrote a review Jul 2021
North Pownal, Vermont9 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Cassandra P wrote a review Oct 2020
Burlington, Vermont1 contribution
Wonderful, wonderful! We chose to do a little stay-cation in our home state of VT and opted for a stay at Barrows House in Dorset VT. I can't speak highly enough of this gem of a property. Everything about our experience was just what we were looking for, relaxing, rejuvenating and so pleasant. Accommodations: We stayed in one of the Cardinal Retreat suites, equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, large bathroom with a walk-in shower, extremely comfortable bed and super spacious! Customer Service: A+, every interaction we had with staff from the check-in to dinner and breakfast, we were always greeted with a pleasant demanor and excellent service Property: Quintessential VT charm with nice added touches for amenities like a comforting outdoor fire-pit, game table with life-size checkers, outdoor tent for dining etc. If you're looking for a romantic escape to a place where you can experience all that VT has to offer - this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: October 2020
TimOBoston_Mass wrote a review Jul 2020
Andover, Massachusetts542 contributions88 helpful votes
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
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Melissa B wrote a review Jul 2020
Easthampton, Massachusetts24 contributions2 helpful votes
We scouted Barrows House for our wedding 6 years ago, married there 5 years ago & return at least once a year! We love the customer service & location. Bonus- Dorset Green is an easy morning walk & we always get our coffee at the general store. We also love the included breakfast at Dorset Inn.It would be nice for a few updates as we’ve noticed some wear & tear- we’ve literally stayed in a different spot each time. But we feel like it’s a second home away from home. If you go- call & ask for help with booking a room. They have great customer service and are more than happy to help!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
Robin G wrote a review Mar 2020
Paget Parish, Bermuda16 contributions20 helpful votes
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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petals1999 wrote a review Jan 2020
Connecticut90 contributions36 helpful votes
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
Dvykns wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
On February 14 2019, I got reservation confirmation emails from the Barrows House for the Cardinals Retreat suites, numbers 1 and 3, for October 10 thru 14. This was our treat for our daughter, who turns 40 towards the end of this month, and her husband. We left Vermont on October 14 having had a delightful vacation. We had a great discovery tour, had a spa morning, had a horseback trail ride, and we ate well. But we left with a nasty taste in our mouths. On arrival, the manager said our rooms had been double-booked and were now occupied by others. (Why hadn't she notified us before we arrived? And when exactly did these other people make their reservations?) She offered "comparable" rooms, but none of their rooms were comparable to the Cardinals Retreat suites. She did comp a dinner and a bar tab and only charged us for 3 nights. But Saturday October 12 we learned why she had deceived us. There was a wedding party reception late into the night. Clearly, she had taken our reserved rooms and given them to members of the wedding party. Fortunately, we came upon the Dorset Inn, which is under the same ownership as the Barrows House. We had very enjoyable breakfasts and a dinner there and we decided to reserve two rooms there for the peak foliage weekend next year. Amy, the manager, assured us we would not suffer a bait and switch like at the Barrows House. We're relying on that and looking forward to next year.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Call first and ask whether anybody has already booked the room or rooms you want for the dates...
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Lauren C wrote a review Nov 2019
New Jersey91 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of a block for a wedding. It was quaint, our room was nice and the hotel was in a nice location, walkable distance to shops. We went to the bar/restaurant for the wedding “after party” and the staff did a great job of feeding us all pizza and fries!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled
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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 Inn at West View Farm 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.