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Dancing Bear Guesthouse

22 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Dancing Bear Guesthouse
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful home ,very comfortable large room our bathroom was across a small landing and was good and well kept we didn't have to share ,the host is very attentive and helpful, Breakfast all home made with locally sauced produced excellent. Well worth a visit

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MaisieMaisie
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recently stayed for three nights ant the Dancing Bear and was pleasantly surprised! It is quaint and quite comfortable. The Rose Room was large and well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. I was pleased to find not only a ceiling fan but an air conditioner too. Although it was warm and muggy the days I stayed there my... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I stayed here for three nights on a writing retreat and honestly, the Dancing Bear Guesthouse is one of the most pleasant places I've ever stayed. Philip is a charming and gracious host (I didn't get to meet Edith as she was traveling) who has mastered the art of welcoming-but-unobtrusive innkeeping. I only wish I got to speak to him... More 

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Oxted
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139 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a lovely, old, family house. The rooms are a good size and our bed very comfortable. The bathroom is across the small hall but we didn't find this to be a problem. There are only two rooms on the corridor so you aren't going to bump into streams of people! Philip is very friendly & helpful with lots... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A neat B&B in a 200 year old house! Reasonable rates. Wonderful hosts with a fascinating background if you ask them. Additional rooms in a similar old house in the middle of renovation during our stay - they should be really nice, though you probably will have to walk across the street for breakfast.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My wife and I cannot stress enough what a great little place this is. We have probably stayed here at least seven or eight times in the last seven years and have always found the Dancing Bear to be clean, tidy, and full of interesting artifacts from the owners' travels and extended family. We have found the beds to be... More 

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Australia
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This came highly recommended and other reviews on trip advisor also praised it especially the breakfast. We were a little under-whelmed by it. It's a cute little house with quaint rooms and the host, Philip, is easy to chat to. The rooms however, are dusty and not the cleanest. My sister had to take an anti-histamine as the dust set... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in the balcony room. The room was spacious, light and airy. The bathroom, which is across the hall was spacious and had plenty of light. The breakfasts, which were made by Philip were fantastic. Everything was freshly made and delicious. He even made a crust less quiche for my husband since... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We arrived on a beautiful day this late April. We were greeted at the door and taken to our room upstairs called "The Balcony Room" There was a door to a tiny balcony with two chairs. The room was lovely with a very comfortable bed and lots of sunshine flowing thru the windows. We walked to an adorable little town... More 

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Monterey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is the time to reflect on the past year...As I think about 2012, truly a high point was my three day stay at the Dancing Bear Guesthouse in August. My room was comfortably furnished and equipped with room air conditioner which I only needed for a few short bursts. Bathrooms are spotlessly clean and the common lounge areas decorated... More 

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