The location of The Aerie Inn means that your options for exploring Southwestern Vermont are endless. The front steps of the Aerie Inn offer convenient and exciting choices for plenty of fun on the water at Emerald Lake, or in the Green Mountains. Explore the history of East Dorset, home of the Vermont Summer Festival, and discover the birth place of Bill W., attend an AA or Al-anon meeting at the Wilson House, or sit on the front porch of the Aerie and rest, reflect, and rejuvenate your soul as Bill and Lois Wilson did when they would come home to East Dorset for a visit. Their favorite place to stay was Erdmans Eyrie, the Eyrie Motel and now known as the Aerie Inn of Vermont.
Visit the marble quarry at the edge of Dorset. It is said to be the oldest in the country and was once a major part of Dorset’s economy. The quarries provided the marble for landmarks such as the New York City Library as well as for the marble sidewalks which lace the town and the all-marble church next to the village green. Yesterday’s quarries now are today’s popular swimming holes.
The Appalachian Trail begins close by and winds through many acres of wilderness; perfect for a leisurely hike. The welcoming character of local shops and culinary experiences will ensure that you feel right at home.
Experience the Four Seasons of Vermont from the inside out. Each small town and village offers a unique experience of people, places, and things to do. No other Manchester Vermont lodging provides such a unique, private experience just minutes from all the activities in the Green Mountains. From mountain biking at Stratton and Bromley Mountain, to fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the Battenkill River, the town of East Dorset, VT is close to it all. Shop for antiques or gifts in the quaint village of Dorset, VT. Drive north to Danby, or Wallingford, or south to Arlington, or Bennington. The Manchester and the Mountains regional towns welcome you with all things warm and wonderful no matter what the season.