Gale & George Dorsey Welcome You
Welcome, friends! We are delighted to be the new stewards of this very special place. We’re grateful for the two decades of ownership of the inn by the Smith family and wish them well in their family and business endeavors.
What makes the inn special are the people who work here, who share with guests the secrets that make the Mad River Valley and Vermont such a relaxing getaway. We’re happy to report that many staff are continuing in their roles and stand ready to welcome you on your next visit, for an overnight stay or for dinner in the dining room.
And we’re thrilled that Tracy Kelly has joined the team as Maitresse de Maison. Tracy comes with considerable hospitality experience with Marriot and Park Hyatt and will lead a re-energized team focused on your relaxation at the inn.
We plan to spend the next weeks and months observing and talking with guests and staff about what changes and updates they might like to see at the inn. We are intent on preserving its unique character and we want to assure you that any changes will respect that character and even add to it.
The inn has a long history of displaying art and objet d’art reflecting Vermont. We will continue that and have already hung some new paintings in public spaces from Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury, Vermont, which we have owned and operated for the last 15 years. Our long-standing relationships with Vermont artists provide access to some of the very finest works in the state. Come have a look.
As for the restaurants, rest assured, Chef Jacob Ennis is still leading the team in the kitchen, preparing the freshest ingredients from nearby farms for your dining pleasure. We hope to expand the kitchen staff in the coming weeks and months to meet the growing demand for fine dining as overnight and dining guests return.
You can and should expect some changes. Already we’re improving some amenities. But what won’t change is the inn’s commitment to the highest standards of hospitality, with warmth and good cheer always.
On a final note, stewarding the inn is an especially sweet moment for us since we are both proud Vermonters with a home in Cornwall. Gale is a third generation Vermonter and we’re both University of Vermont graduates.
Thank you for your continued support of the inn and of Warren Village. We look forward to welcoming you back, or for the first time.
-Gale & George Dorsey