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Dancing Bear Guesthouse

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22 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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Peschiera del Garda, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Unfortunately we only stayed one night but it was amazing. Coming there after a long drive during our honeymoon trip and find the room they gave us was a unexpected wedding present, room was spacious, so nice dressed up, private bath was large and comfortable. Breakfast freshly prepared and so tasty! Philip/Fillippo is a great host. Thanks again for have... More 

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Xovox88, Owner at Dancing Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review
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Molte grazie! Ci auguriamo che ritornare in futuro. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Ok so when we checked in, we were brought to our room in the house across the street from the bed and breakfast. The house had our room on one side, the owners 90 year old parents lived on the other side and his niece lived upstairs with her children, so basically they rented out a extra room. The kids... More 

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Xovox88, Owner at Dancing Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. When we checked the room the air conditioner was working fine, no holes, and the sugar and cream we also fine. Perhaps the insects came in when the door was open...? It's true, our family does live in the house and we do rent out this room. Many B&Bs work this way. In fact,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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