The famous Battenkill and Mettowee Rivers flow nearby, with legendary trout fishing available.

Nature walks and natural history

Merck Forest & Farmland Preserve is six minutes from our doorstep. A full schedule of educational outdoor events is designed to entertain and inform adults and children.

Hiking, jogging, bicycling, horseback riding and back-road touring

We can recommend adventures to suit your ambitions.


Six golf courses in the area will test your accuracy and distance.

Land Rover Experience Vermont

Roam the stunning Green Mountains, and hone your skills on icy hill climbs, side tilts, and rocky terrain. The Land Rover Experience Driving Center located at the renowned Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is set against the sweeping views of Vermont’s countryside.


Bromley’s sunny slopes are within 20 minutes of our doorstep, and Stratton is just a few miles farther. Excellent cross-country skiing trails are nearby. Both resorts offer summertime activites as well.

What to see and do in and around Dorset

The village of Dorset dates from the 1760’s. The old stagecoach road from Bennington to Burlington passed through the village. Located about seven miles north of Manchester, Vermont, Dorset is in a high valley with the Green Mountains to the east and the Taconic Range to the west. The residents have been careful to preserve the character of the village; the white houses by the graceful village green are part of a protected historic district.

Today, Dorset remains a quiet (but rather sophisticated) country village with a handful of shops and restaurants.

Dorset Playhouse

A popular repertory theater with a tradition dating back to the 1920’s. Most productions are staged during the summer months, but there are some performances during the other seasons as well. Check for current schedule.

Dorset Horse Show

A nationally ranked riding competition held every summer.

Gourmet Restaurants

You’ll find a superb choice of dining establishments in the area.


A restored mansion built by Robert Todd Lincoln, offering guided tours, cross-country skiing, and a spectacular views of the Battenkill River Valley.

Museums and art galleries

The Southern Vermont Arts Center and Bennington Museum are within easy reach. If you’re interested in the history of fishing, don’t miss the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

Manchester Music Festival

World-class artists perform weekly concerts of fine music throughout the summer.

Be sure to visit the famous Dorset Quarry, a key part of the town’s history and a renowned summer swimming destination.