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About East Dorset

Bright green trees and blossoming wildflowers slowly change to burnt-red fall leaves and frost covered lawns in the picture-perfect New England town of East Dorset. The perfect spot to enjoy the magical changing of the seasons, our vacation rentals in East Dorset offer you the chance to unwind in a family-friendly atmosphere and leave the stress from the daily grind behind.

Fill your stay with classic New England architecture and ambiance while you discover the theater, outdoor activities, and history of this charming town!

Where is East Dorset, VT?

21 miles northwest from the Stratton Mountain Resort, and just over three miles from the shimmering shores of Emerald Lake, East Dorset is set among rolling hills, historical buildings, and the greeting-card-foliage of Vermont's natural beauty. Putting you right in the middle of world-class fishing, adventurous skiing, and a bevy of ways to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer, this is a small slice of a hidden New England paradise. 

With a rental home in a location that offers so much to enjoy, it'll be hard knowing where to begin. Luckily, we have some ideas for you.

Things to Do in East Dorset, VT

Bring your waders, tackle box, and fly reel to experience some of the best fly fishing in North America. Between April and October, the rolling waters of the Mettawee River in the Green Mountains provides the perfect environment for a variety of trout species to thrive. Fly fishers are drawn here from all over the world to try and catch the big one.

Known for their arts, farmer's markets, and artisanal shops, East Dorset plays host to one of the East Coast's most respected theaters - the Dorset Playhouse. Tracing its roots back to 1927, this historic company continues to produce thought-provoking and stimulating plays through their regular season, as well as a theater festival featuring new play readings and innovative interpretations of classics.

After a hearty breakfast in your private home, make the 21-mile drive to the expansive recreation offerings at the Stratton Mountain Resort. From pristine, powder-filled runs in the wintertime, to zip lines and hiking in the summer, there is something here for all ages and skill levels. If you want to stay a little closer to home, the Bromley Mountain Ski Resort has a mountain adventure park in the summer months and a family-friendly environment for all levels of skiing. 

Day Trips around East Dorset, VT

Wake up early, get everyone ready, and make the scenic 150-mile drive to the rich city of Boston. Catch a game at Fenway as the Red Sox hit homers over the Green Monster, then stroll along the Boston Harbor to learn about historical moments that shaped the country. Grab a pint at an Irish pub and some fresh seafood before heading back your homey vacation rental.

Baseball fans will surely want to make a pilgrimage to the shrines of all the greats at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Just 130 miles from the heart of East Dorset, you'll be able to walk the hallowed halls and read the stories behind some of baseball's mythic figures.

Our rental homes in East Dorset give you the chance to experience a small town atmosphere with stunning outdoor adventures, all while reveling in the comfort only a home can provide. Bask in the brilliant fall colors, the challenging downhill slopes, and the peaceful fishing holes when you reserve your memory-making vacation rental in East Dorset!

Photo Credit: Angela N. via Flickr