This is another hotel with great potential, but the owners are so intent on accommodating dogs, they are alienating their 2-legged guests!
As with most dog-friendly establishments, the furniture looks like it was picked up at the local second-hand store and the decor is tired and worn. (This is understandable because what owner would waste money on furniture, carpets, etc. that are going to be ruined by dogs?)
Our room had such a strong "dog" odor, the scent had permeated everything. In the short amount of time we were there, like the extreme BO in that memorable "Jerry Seinfeld" episode, the stink had attached itself to our clothing, luggage and everything else. When we returned home, every piece of clothing we had taken with us had to be either laundered or dry cleaned to remove the smell and we ended up spending close to $100 on dry-cleaning! I now know why someone at the wedding we were in the area to attend asked if we had a dog -- because we smelled like one! Of course, had we been able to take a shower, the smell probably would not have been quite so overpowering, but there was no hot water!
Another couple staying at the inn said they were disturbed by a whining dog in a nearby room, which management refused to do anything about. No surprise there! Owners who welcome dogs are always inattentive when it comes to the comfort of their 2-legged guests! But we learned our lesson. We now know where NOT to stay in southwestern Vermont!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracious lodging, gourmet dining, fine wines & great spirits - all trademarks of Vermont's oldest continually operating inn. Nestled on the green in a picturesque Vermont village,The Dorset Inn has offered traditional New England Hospitality for more than 200 years. 26 uniquely appointed guest rooms & three room luxury suites featuring fireplaces & whirlpool bathrooms. The Wine Spectator awarded restaurant serves dinner nightly. A long time favorite with locals, the Tavern offers microbrew & unique beers, extensive single malt scotch & Irish whiskey list & wide array of cocktails & aperitifs. From the quiet getaway to the outdoor adventure vacation...skiing at Bromley & Stratton, shopping Manchester's designer outlets, hiking & biking on local trails, golfing, kayaking & canoeing, antiquing, perusing museums...all these activities and more are located within minutes of The Dorset Inn. ... more less
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