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J.M.'s Butterfly B & B

Buenavista-El Capulin, Macheros, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

we had long planned to make a visit to one of the butterfly sanctuaries whilst touring the state. we came across the reviews for Joel and Ellen's place relatively late in the day, and it was Fate being kind. from our first email asking if there was room for us to stay, to checking out, the experience was really friendly... More

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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are several options to see the monarch butterflies in Mexico. I certainly have no regrets about choosing to stay at J.M.'s Butterfly B & B and would highly recommend it. The B&B is well located, clean and spacious and I had a good nights sleep Both Joel and Ellen are lovely people and getting to know them made the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Joel is a thoughtful and kind person, who genuinely cares for both the butterflies and the environment that they live in. That meant a lot to me, i don't like tours that 'go through the motions' of caring .. for this kind of natural spectacle, it needs to be real, and it needs to be sensitive. the accommodation was comfortable... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The location near the reserve in Cerro Pelón couldn't be better. The B&B is clean, roomy & comfortable as well as being a good value. Joel and his family were wonderful hosts and the food was excellent. The idyllic pueblo of Macheros is a peaceful respite from the city. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our two night stay could not have been more enjoyable. Our room was spacious and clean. We had a great view of the mountains and countryside. As other reviewers have noted, Joel is the perfect host. We enjoyed spending the day with him as he guided us to see the butterflies. Joel's mother and sisters prepare the food; it is... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

All the good things said about this B & B are true. Joel is a wonderful host and speaks good English. He offered to pick us up at the Zitacuaro bus station for a reasonable fee. Alternatively you can get a collectivo to a place called La Piedra (I heard about it from another person so the spelling might be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We cannot thank Joel and his family enough for the great experience we had staying in Macheros. We stayed in a very comfortable newly renovated bedroom and ensuite with King sized bed in Joel's house. Out the windows you have beautiful views of the village, surrounding forest and mountains. There's an open fire place in the lounge room that Joel... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

At JMs Butterly B&B you will experience genuine, caring hospitality with Joel as your host, and his extended family will welcome you with warm smiles and delicious meals. You will find a clean, cozy and secure B&B for you to rest in before and after your trek up into the Cerro Pelon with Joel as your guide. The monarchs are... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed with a film crew at Joel's B&B and we had the privilege of staying there for a few days and meeting his family. Joel is a great guide for whomever wants to go see the Monarch Butterflies in the mountains. He and his family were so hospital to us and you have to try the delicious fresh trout... More

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My friend and I stayed two nights at Joel's B&B. I loved the setting in a valley among the trees and mountains. Joel picked us up and took us back to the bus depot in Zitacuaro. His father has a trout farm so we had delicious grilled fish both nights cooked by his sister. The rooms were simple and clean.... More

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Address: Buenavista-El Capulin, Macheros, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Estado de Mexico > Macheros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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JM's Butterfly B&B is 5 min from the entry of the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Reserve. We are located in Macheros, a sleepy, bucolic town nestled in a valley with stupendous views of the sunset and surrounding Sierra Madres. The B&B has excellent views, wood floors, comfy beds and a communal fireplace. The restaurant next door offers fresh trout, homemade Mexican food and pulque in season. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. Staying with us combines the best of private lodging with as much of a family-homestay as you want. Tours of the butterflies are available Nov-March, or come by in the off season to relax and hike in a small farming community/internet free zone. We are only two hours from both Mexico City and Morelia. ... more   less 
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