My wife and I wanted to get away to a B&B in VT that had a restaurant on site. We arrived Friday night with a reservation for dinner that we made on the way up. Check-in was fast, the young woman at the front desk gave us a quick tour of the B & B (a first for us). Our room (Room 7) had a king bed and was spacious, but the bathroom was a bit narrow. We quickly unpacked and went to the tavern for a pre-dinner drink. The tavern had a very lively mix of locals and out-of-towners. We would have been happy to eat dinner in the tavern area. The bartender offered to charge our drinks to our room, which was convenient. For dinner I ordered the Inn Salad which had a surprisingly large amount of crispy vegetables, with something I wasn't expecting, fresh green pea shoots (sprouts). It reminded me of my garden in May when my pea blossoms open and we eat them before they mature!! I'm going to plant some this week at home... great idea! My wife ordered the Rainbow of Beets Salad which she enjoyed. Great winter salad. I had the Grilled Strip Steak, which was cooked perfectly medium rare. And my wife decide on the Prince Edward Island mussels appetizer for her entree. She liked it, but thought it had too many large chunks of tomato. For dessert I had the Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée...crisp caramelized top contrasted perfectly with the creaminess of the custard. My wife had the Blueberry Cobbler, made with the small wild blueberries, like you find in Maine.
We had two tasty breakfasts on Sat & Sun morning that were included in the price of the room.
The Inn sold us $10.00 passes to Hildene, which cost $16.00 at the Mansion.
There was an assortment of single cup Keurig teas, coffee and hot chocolates available just outside the dining room when ever you desire, which was convenient.
Don't miss the The Dorset Farmer’s Market at J.K. Adams just down the street held inside a great kitchen supply store every Sunday from 10-2. It's held in the workshop where they make hundreds of hardwood cutting boards and other kitchen/household products.
All in all, we had a great weekend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dorset Hotel Dorset
- The Dorset Inn Vermont