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A Classic Vermont Country Inn and Restaurant

Great fooD + Lodging

 

A traditional Vermont Inn and Restaurant rich in comfort, romance and Dorset history.   Located in the charming village of Dorset, the Inn at West View Farm, once a working dairy farm, has welcomed guests for nearly a century,  We look forward to welcoming you as well. 

The Inn's restored 1870 farmhouse offers the amenities of a full service inn in a beautiful pastoral setting. Each of our guest rooms offers a comfortable sitting area where you can unwind, then snuggle beneath our luxurious comforters as you settle in for a restful night.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Inn.  AT&T now provides cellular service in Dorset. 

“One of Vermont’s best chef owned Inns”
— Yankee Magazine
“The Inn at West View Farm is a double destination. Many guests come to spend a night, or a quiet weekend, in the country-luxe village of Dorset. But almost everyone—tourists and locals alike—comes for the food.”
— Vermont Magazine

LODGING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full Breakfast
  • Complimentary High-speed Internet Access (WIFI)
  • Choose between room with and without televisions
  • Rooms overlook the Vermont countryside: lush green in spring and summer, crimson in fall and peacefully sleeping under a blanket of snow in winter.
  • 9 rooms furnished with country antiques & with private bath
  • 1 suite with separate bedroom and living room
  • Air conditioning
  • Luxurious and Earth-friendly toiletries

 

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The Inn at West View Farm is home to Chef Raymond Chen's modern interpretation of Asian Cuisine.

There is no better way to end the day than by dining at the Inn at West View Farm. In our restaurant, long noted for excellence in dining, enjoy contemporary Asian-American cuisine.  

Dining at the Inn is a celebration of freshest ingredients.  Our cuisine is refined yet simply prepared, allowing the ingredients to speak for themselves.

 

 

Phone

(800) 769-4903

(802) 867-5715

 

Location

2928 Route 30
Dorset, VT 05251

 

Hours

Thurs-Mon 6p–closing
Closed tuesday + wednesday

RESERVATIONS

Call (802) 867–5715 from`10a – 10p daily, or request a reservation online by clicking on the link below
Reservations recommended. Reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

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Listed below are some activities you may enjoy during your stay…

 

Hiking and Trail Running

Merck Forest  merckforest.org                                                                                                                                                                      <click for trail map>

Shopping- Guest favorites.

Northshire Bookstore  www.northshire.com

Orvis  www.orvis.com

JK Adams- Dorset Farmers Market (Sundays- Winter) www.jkadams.com

HN Williams- Dorset Farmers Market (Sundays- Summer/Fall) www.hnwilliams.com

Dorset Union Store  www.dorsetunionstore.com

Vermont Kitchen Supplywww.vermontkitchensupply.com

Flowerbrook Potterywww.flowerbrookpottery.com

3 Pears Gallery

Dorset Exchange - Consignment Shop    www.thedorsetexchange.com

Mettowee Mill Nursery                    www.mettoweemillnursery.com

Vermont Country Store  www.vermontcountrystore.com

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Bromley Mountain  www.bromley.com
Stratton Mountain  www.stratton.com
Magic Mountain  www.magicmtn.com

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center Peru  wildwingsski.com
Viking Nordic Center Londonderry  www.vikingnordic.com
Hildene Ski Pavillon Manchester  www.hildene.org/tour/nordic

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Taylor Farm  Londonderry  www.taylorfarmvermont.com

Theatre and the Arts

Dorset Theatre Festival  www.dorsettheatrefestival.org

Dorset Players  www.dorsetplayers.org

Weston Playhouse  www.westonplayhouse.org

Manchester Music Festival  www.mmfvt.org

Southern Vermont Art Center   www.svac.org
 

 

 

 

 

About

An artist's view of West View Farm in 1938

by Ruth M. Rasey Simpson

As a young girl in the 1920's, Ruth Rasey Simpson was employed by Henry and Vina Harwood as the hired-girl at West View Farm. Now a noted Vermont author, here she shares with you a behind the scenes glimpse of what went into keeping the Farm's frequent visitors content and comfortable.

Dorset in the 1920's, West View was a highly regarded dairy farm, owned and operated by Henry J. Harwood, a descendant of the earliest Dorset settlers in the 1760's. His wife, Vina conducted a summer guest home in the spacious white farmhouse, set well back from the road, on the tree-shaded grounds. Guests were mainly professional people, some retired, from New York or New Jersey. Most stayed two weeks, some only one, during July and August. A few others made reservations during September and October. Weekly rates were about $25 per person.

Usually eight or ten women and/or men comprised the West View maximum. Some arrived and left in their own cars, dusty from the unpaved road that passed the house. Others came by railroad to Manchester Depot, six miles away, and were transported to the house by a taxi or by Henry, if his busy farm schedule permitted.

Accommodations consisted of four bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor, plus one with a shared bath, opening off the lower front hall. The owners bedroom was directly behind this, opening from the sitting room. A room for the "hired girl" was at the head of the back stairs. Farm helpers lived in nearby homes of their own. Vina did all of the cooking, but she was assisted in the rest of the work by one "hired girl". This also included the daily washing of over 100 glass quart-size milk bottles and numerous half pint cream bottles in the set tubs of the laundry. Her wages were $7.00 a week, plus tips, which were usually about $8.00 weekly.