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J.M.'s Butterfly B & B

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Buenavista-El Capulin, Macheros, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I paid $45/night. No credit cards accepted at this time because of the lack of internet access. Wonderful, tranquil, away-from-the-grind place. Understand that the B 'n' B is located in a small, quiet, rural village. You will not encounter schnooks--you *will* encounter a lot of middle-aged bourgeois gringos. Owned/managed by a lovely American-Mexican husband-and-wife duo. I had the "Red Room."... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were so lucky to have found this place. We weren't sure which place was the best choice when visiting the area to view the butterflies. Once we found Joel's B and B we thought it offered everything we wanted. It actually exceeded our expectations and we had the most perfect trip because of this. We hope it can remain... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to enjoy the whole butterfly experience,and Mexican rural life, without any hassles, this is an excellent place to stay. If you want to enjoy the monarch experience, go with Joel, a man who has a passion for sharing this experience he has grown up with, with others. His family cater for all your food requirements, and together... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ellen and Joel are excellent hosts, their B&B and surrounding countryside is beautiful and relaxing. Joel's family's restaurant was excellent--fresh produce from their gardens and trees. Home-made soup, tortillas. Plenty of vegetarian-friendly options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The trip up the mountain to see the butterflies was stunning. We rode horses up and walked back down. Comfortable rooms and... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

... or just get a taste of country living near Mexico City. If you want to take a break from the craziness of DF, and just kick back for a few days, head to JM's BNB. The eponymous Joel Moreno and his partner Ellen will make you feel like you landed in a small piece of paradise. You are surrounded... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My mom and I stayed here for a few days in February to visit a few of the nearby butterfly sanctuaries. Joel and Elena took care of absolutely everything for us and they were such great hosts. They arranged our pick up from the airport in Toluca and they organized guided tours for us to visit the sanctuaries and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed for two nights which made the experience a little less rushed and I would recommend this if you have time Joel and Elena are great hosts (we played a bard game with them on the first night!), their B and B is very comfortable, and after catching our fish supper with Joel's Dad, his mum cooked it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is my second year staying at Joel and Ellen's B and B. The rooms are bright and clean, evening conversation in the gathering room next to the fireplace is not to be missed. Ellen and Joel gracefully explain local customs and life in Mexico so you can feel welcome even from the most remote part of the world. Dona... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If I'm completely honest, there's a selfish part of me that wants to give this place an average review and keep this slice of heaven a secret destination for myself. But there's nothing average about it. Not a complaint I can make. Joel and Elena are welcoming and love their little town and Mexico. They keep everything easy and relaxed,... More 

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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Joel and Ellen are fantastic! They have created a true sense of being among family and friends at this lovely B&B at the foot of the horse trail to the Cerro Pelon monarch sanctuary. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated, each room with its own bathroom/shower, hot water. Another plus: you can safely drink the water, which is fresh... More 

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