The timeless beauty of Vermont shines like a beacon to RVers entering the realm of Dorset RV Park. A rural, rustic setting creates the benchmark for a stopover or vacation with gravel, level pull-through sites connecting to electricity (50 amp), water, and sewer while shaded by immortal, leafy trees. The average daily rate for this service is $45 and $20 for campers looking to sleep out under the stars. Wifi and cable TV are complimentary, plus a picnic table and fire ring.
The nearby highway is noisy, but you may still feel you’ve struck gold by choosing this park with supremely clean restrooms, showers, and a laundry facility.
Kids of both the human and canine variety will enjoy the huge space to explore. If they want to go for a swim, take them to the Marble Quarry Swimming hole, a secret wonderland and an intriguing, part of local history. (You might want to check to make sure your pup is allowed in the water, though!)
The whole family can look forward to pancake breakfasts, bonfire nights, and potluck suppers while building an appetite playing horseshoes, shuffleboard, or a friendly game of volleyball. Peak times are holidays and summer break, so book ahead to secure a site.
There’ll be no sad puppy eyes when you leave home as the family dog will be coming along for the ride. Dorset RV Park is pet-friendly and only asks for dogs to stay on a leash and owners to pick up their waste. There is no dog park, but plenty of open spaces for fun, doggy walks.
The neighboring town of Dorset is a magical find and one of the prettiest in Vermont. Flanked by green cover mountains, this enticing area showcases an alluring history with marble sidewalks and gorgeous architecture. Boutique stores line the sidewalk, with the famous Dorset Union Store, built in the early 1800s, being a source of interest to history buffs.
Hiking in and around Dorset is an everyday event with the scenic Gettysburg Quarry Trail, a challenging walk culminating in a lookout and Arts Bench, a reflective place with spectacular views of Dorset Valley. This is a dog-friendly trek, so pack extra water for your pooch.
Dorset RV Park is around six miles from the chic town of Manchester and a 40-minute drive to Bennington, offering a stylish base camp for folks wanting to explore these historic Vermont settlements.