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“Cozy Retreat with Excellent Service ”
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Barrows House
Ranked #1 of 7 Dorset B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Barrows was so accommodating - Richard and Linda both provided the highest level of service. Breakfast at Dorset Inn was worth the short walk/drive. Delicious! Newly-renovated and comfy beds and linens. Cardinal's Retreat was a perfect fit for our foursome. They even had a working fireplace with a perfectly built fire all set up. The thermostat was outside our door, but otherwise perfect.

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Another visit to Vermont this time for a ski trip. The Dorset Inn was sold out, so we decided to stay at their sister property 1 block away. What treat! It was a different look & feel than The Dorset Inn, but just as great. Rooms in the inn are beautifully renovated. Food is fantastic! It's a little more contemporary. There's a wide array of snacks & apps for more casual dining with many local beers on tap. We especially liked the truffled popcorn and the shrimp tacos. Take a hot toddy out to the fire pit after dinner. It's a winter wonderland out there! Service was very friendly. We saw some of the same staff we know from The Dorset Inn. The folks at the front desk were kind enough to upgrade our rooms. We decided we love both inns there in Dorset! Hope to be back this summer.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in Larks Ledge, one of the Aerie Suites, last weekend for two nights. Our friends, another couple stayed in the adjoining suite, Pipers Peak. We arrived late at night, and the inn made it very easy to find our keys and make our way to the suites. They were gorgeous, very rustic and romantic with nice preservation of its history(1800s).The two suites have an adjoining door that can open up, so we could socialize easily with our friends, yet still have privacy.The next morning we went for our complimentary breakfast and we're given a wonderful tour and thorough history of the Barrows House. Breakfast is complimentary for guests each morning, and is served at the sister location, the Dorset inn, a two minute walk away. We had dinner at The Barrows house and it was wonderful all around. We are already excited to go back to Barrows House, maybe to enjoy the patio and fire pit in the summer, or to a wedding there!





  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just spent two nights at Barrows House Inn in Dorset. Immaculate, warm and comfortable. Danielle who greeted us upon our arrival and started with a tour, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We stayed in the room called Finch's Folly, two sided gas fireplace, large bathroom and a very comfortable bed, just what we needed after a day of skiing at Bromley which is an easy 20 minute drive. The shared living room has a large wood burnig fireplace and comfortable sofas.The food! Breakfast was served just one block away in their sister inn, The Dorset Inn, and was included in the price of the room. Not to be missed, full breakfast menu, hot, homemade and delicious. At this time of year, the two inns trade nights serving dinner. Danielle made reservations for us at The Dorset for our first night and we intended to go into Manchester for the second. We went back to The Dorset the second night as well. The filet mignon was terrific. Everything was cooked perfectly. The deserts were amazing. The staff was professional and courteous. The restaurant and bar at Barrows House is very attractive and we look forward to eating there when we return, which we will soon!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I came for a weekend getaway (his Christmas gift) and it was relaxing and perfect. We were able to stay in Wren's Nest, which is it's own stand alone room with a whirlpool tub and fireplace. The staff was very nice and we were greeted with a tour. We ate at the restaurant, which is about a 20 step walk from our room, the first night. The food was incredible (try the duck confit grilled cheese or baked Mac and cheese) and the drinks were great (and strong). The next morning we had the complimentary breakfast at the Dorset Inn which is about a 30 second drive down the road. It was the best breakfast we've ever had. The hash with poached eggs and hollandaise was perfection. We also had dinner there that night which was very good. Dorset and nearby Manchester were so charming. Book lovers,like me, should go to Northshire bookstore. On Sundays there is also a wonderful farmers market with great local food. There were a couple negatives but that would just be me being nitpicky. The good far out weighed the bad. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, this is the best place to go. I'll tell everyone to come here and we will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

To say that we had time a wonderful time at the Barrows House would truly be an understatement....IT WAS PERFECT!! From the time we checked in and was greeted by the manager who led us on a mini tour and personally took us to our rooms we knew it was going to be a great place to stay. The room was big, clean, and shared a common living room with the other couple we arrived with which was a bonus for both parties. We dined at the inn the first night and had a wonderful meal and the drinks at the stylish bar were superb!!The bedding was very comfortable and we all slept very well. It snowed lightly all day Saturday which added to the total ambiance of painting the Barrows House as a picture perfect postcard. My party all raved about our accommodations and we will definitely be returning to the Barrows House in the future!!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Barrows House excels in all aspects of service and atmosphere. We met our friends for drinks at the bar, enjoyed fantastic assortment of appetizers, and the service left us feeling like we owned the place.

It's hard to imagine a better way to spend an evening plus, if you stay the night, the rooms are fantastic.

We woke up refreshed and comfortable and sad to leave but excited to plan our next visit to VT. We will definitely come back to Barrows House.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Barrows House. Since you had such a great time this winter, I would encourage you to come back and visit us this summer -- we have outdoor dining on our patio, two tennis courts, and an outdoor pool!

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Address: Vermont Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251-0740
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Dorset
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Dorset
Price Range: $191 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barrows House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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