Destination guide

Travel to friendly Dorset

Enjoy the theater scene and other features of Dorset. Travelers appreciate the parks in this welcoming city. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Dorset

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Dorset has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Orvis Fly Fishing (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Golf Course (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Summit Gondola (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Resort (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Viking Nordic Center (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dorset

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dorset is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Emerald Lake State Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Merck Forest Farmland Center (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Equinox Preservation Trust (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Lye Brook Falls (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Mount Equinox (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dorset

The nearest airport is in Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial), which is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Dorset?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 307 vacation rentals near Dorset. From 181 Houses to 34 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dorset for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dorset?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dorset:

  • Okemo Mountain Resort: 229 vacation rentals
  • Stratton Mountain Resort: 98 vacation rentals
  • West Dover: 642 vacation rentals
  • Bondville: 195 vacation rentals
  • Wallingford: 70 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dorset?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dorset. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dorset Playhouse: 607 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Lake State Park: 688 vacation rentals
  • Mount Snow: 949 vacation rentals
  • Bromley Mountain: 517 vacation rentals
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort: 560 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dorset listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dorset?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 181 Houses in Dorset. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dorset include:

  • Cottages: 34 rentals available
  • Cabins: 34 rentals available
  • Chalets: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dorset?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Dorset. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.