Hotels in Dorset, Vermont

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Dorset overview

Dorset is unique for its parks and theaters. Spend a relaxing day at Merck Forest Farmland Center and Emerald Lake State Park when the weather is nice. Head to Dorset Playhouse and Emerald Lake State Park to make some memories. Whatever you're into, Dorset has something for you.

Where to stay in Dorset

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Dorset has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Dorset with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Dorset hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Dorset hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Dorset

Fly in to Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), 19.7 mi (31.7 km) from downtown Dorset. Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 50.8 mi (81.7 km) away.

What to see around Dorset

The area's theater and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Dorset Playhouse
  • • Weston Playhouse
It's well known for its parks and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Merck Forest Farmland Center
  • • Emerald Lake State Park
  • • Emerald Lake State Park
  • • Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park
  • • Equinox Preservation Trust
Here are some top sights to see:
  • • Lye Brook Falls
  • • Southern Vermont Arts Center
  • • Manchester Designer Outlets
  • • Gander Gallery
  • • Orvis Fly Fishing

When to visit Dorset

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 48°F day, 7°F night
  • April-June: 79°F day, 26°F night
  • July-September: 80°F day, 40°F night
  • October-December: 63°F day, 11°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 7.56 inches
  • April-June: 10.55 inches
  • July-September: 12.52 inches
  • October-December: 9.88 inches