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South Shire Inn

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124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I chose a package deal here, with dinner at Bennington Station and a show at Oldecastle Theater. The restaurant and the theater are within walking distance from South Shire Inn, so it made for a very nice summer evening. The house itself is meticulously maintained and I know it's not easy to keep up a large and... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this gem on a road trip and thoroughly enjoyed being there. Our queen room had a jetted tub and was completely private with its own sitting room. Warm welcome and delicious breakfast, close to great restaurants and shops. Plus, Sylvester, the friendly outdoor cat, who strolled with us on the grounds,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South Shire Inn is a lovely old building that has been revamped into a Bed and Breakfast. We had the Peach Room. Very nice room but be aware that the morning sunrise is very bright even with the shades pulled. The bed is a double so it is better for a cuddly couple or two trim people. The South Shire... More 

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Friendship, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were directed to the South Shire Inn when our usual accommodations became unavailable unexpectedly. The main house is lovingly appointed and very comfortable for sitting and talking, having tea or wine. Our rooms were in the recently renovated carriage house. The rooms were furnished nicely with comfortable furniture. My husband and I had a very restful night's sleep. And,... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We'd been looking for a campsite in the Green Mountains. Fortunately for us they were all still closed for the winter season. We learned of two B&B's in Bennington from a very helpful Shell station owner. The Shire was in walking distance to downtown yet distant enough to be quiet. We'd arrived unannounced and the proprietor was away at the... More 

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Blanco, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I just returned home from a vacation to the northeast that included a three-night stay at the South Shire Inn in Bennington, Vermont. I could not have been happier with the experience. The Inn consists of a main house and a carriage house that has been very nicely converted into rooms. Our room in the carriage house was spacious and... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here just recently and it was a very relaxing 2 1/2 days. We stayed in the Gold room, comfy bed, bathrobes, and a nice fireplace. Joyce, the owner, got us tea or hot chocolate every afternoon, breakfast was pancakes and fruit, any juice you would want, and eggs the next day. Very filling If you... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We arrived on a cold snowy Thursday in December. The chill was quickly replaced by the warm greeting we received from Joyce. The Main building was being tastefully decorated for the holidays by her husband, George. Joyce walked us to the carriage house and showed us the Sleigh Suite. A large suite with all the comforts of home and more.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Joyce welcomed us by name and showed us around her lovely home. The main rooms were beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Joyce told us about the age of the building and some of its history. She also gave us a map of Bennington and showed us in detail where to visit, together with restaurant recommendations. Our room "The Wentworth" was... More 

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Cary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed in the Rose room on our recent trip to Bennington, Vermont. The room was lovely, larger than expected, and extremely clean with comfortable beds. We were fortunate that a very nice young man who was staying on the first floor helped us upstairs with our luggage. Our breakfast was nice but a little less special... More 

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