Barrows House

Two-night stay for two, check in Sunday-Wednesday at Barrows House in Dorset, VT

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Hotel at a Glance: Barrows House

Located in the historical district of the quaint Vermont town of Dorset, Barrows House resembles a miniature resort, with separate houses and cottages linked by winding paths. This more-than-200-year-old inn is a within a short drive of golf, hiking, and canoeing.

  • Unforgettable rooms: Each room is unique—check out the Wren’s Nest, a standalone white cottage with high ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a two-person whirlpool tub.
  • Wake up: The complimentary breakfast features french toast with Vermont maple syrup, sausages, and fresh daily omelets.
  • Onsite dining: Get scotch quail eggs, steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, or an oyster po’ boy at the gastropub.
  • Go for a stroll: Barrows House is set on 6 acres of gardens and wide, green lawns dotted with old trees, gazebos, and thoughtfully placed benches.
  • Don’t miss: The Dorset Theatre Festival (June–August) stages classics such as Barefoot in the Park and award-winning new shows in three historic barn theaters.

Dorset, Vermont: New England Town Surrounded by Forested Mountains

If you’re looking for the quintessential New England village, look no further. The town of Dorset—which Boston Magazine aptly compared to a Thornton Wilder play come to life—has all the necessary elements: clapboard homes, a central town green, a forested backdrop of mountains and valleys, and not a skyscraper in sight. Browse the local stores and you’ll likely come away with an armload of fresh cheese, maple syrup, and warm woolens.

About 20 minutes south of town stands Hildene, a Georgian Revival mansion built by Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of the 16th president to survive to adulthood. Tours of the home include access to a restored Pullman train car and a herd of nubian goats. Drive just a few miles to the west and you’ll find the Merck Forest & Farmland Center, a beautiful, 3,000-acre stretch of countryside in the Taconic Mountains. Visitors can explore numerous walking trails or take part in farming demonstrations.

The slopes of nearby Stratton and Bromley mountain resorts fill up with skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer. At Stratton, you can ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, which rises to nearly 4,000 feet. On a clear day, the view spans four states and several mountain ranges, including the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday

  • Option 1: $249 for Mockingbird Court 1 or 3–6, Phoebe's Perch, Sparrow’s Roost, Pheasant Run, Blue Jay Way 1–5, or Cardinal’s Retreat 2 (up to a $430 value)
  • Option 2: $265 for Pipit's Plume, Finch's Folly, Owl's View, Piper's Peak, Lark's Ledge, Raven's Loft, or Wren's Nest (up to a $530 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/16/13
Travel by: 9/19/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $35 fee. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Hearty complimentary breakfast
  • Onsite gastropub
  • Individually decorated rooms
  • 6 landscaped acres

The Fine Print

  • Book by 8/16/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/19/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid towards existing or group bookings
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

All Included Rooms

  • One king or queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $40 per stay to ground-floor rooms only.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 25 miles from Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT); 68 miles from Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • By cab: about $80 from RUT
  • By car: 67 miles northeast of Albany, NY

Customer Reviews

The Inn was charming and the dining room was OUTSTANDING. My husband and I had rib eye steaks that were so good we ate every bite. They were incredibly tasty, perfectly seasoned and cooked. Normally we would not have eaten so much, but we couldn't resist and ate every bite. The employees were very pleasant and accommodating. We were entitled to breakfast down the street at Dorset Inn. It is on the Historic Register and a gem. Our breadfasts were so good, I had the same one the second day I highly recommend Dorset, Manchester and the area,
Marti V. · November 20, 2016
The service was great! And the atmosphere was super cozy.
Lauren W. · November 12, 2016
Unique property and experience, very peaceful, excellent food.
Amy G. · November 2, 2016

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