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South Shire Inn

124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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South Shire Inn
Ranked #7 of 9 Bennington B&B and Inns
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend at the South Shire Inn this past fall. Joyce couldn't do enough for us. While some reviewers felt there was a remoteness, all I had to do was engage her in conversation and that did it! I can't speak for the husband, who is the one in charge of making the breakfast; he stays out... More

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Lovely Inn, charming building and very well kept. The room we stayed in was super cute an perfect for a short trip. The fireplace adds a romantic touch and the lack of TV is greatly appreciated as it gives you time to socialize, read, etc.. Nice host (not too intrusive, something I love). The breakfast was very tasty. The only... More

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New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The good: the rooms are lovely, with whirlpool baths, separate showers, and fireplaces. Beds are comfortable. We had the Sleigh Suite and the Jim Dandy room because we wanted to have one room with a private fridge and the other with a "private" outdoor patio. It was "private" only in the sense that it was nestled in a little alcove... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This inn, in a late Victorian mansion within easy walk of downtown Bennington, is well appointed and efficiently run by a largely silent couple who are not the usual B&B nosy types. There is a lovely afternoon service of sherry, tea, and cookies, and the breakfasts are quite delicious. We stayed in the carriage house, in an enormous suite with... More

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The South Shire Inn has a welcoming atmosphere and all of the common rooms are beautiful and full of unique architectural details. We stayed in the Gold Room which is very large and comfortable and has access to a second floor porch (and the wifi worked on the porch). The only downside was having the private bathroom across the hall,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a great stay. The place was beautiful, very victorian. We stayed in the Gold Room, a very large room with no t.v. (it was actually great not to have one). We were the only ones staying which was fine. The inn keeper was pleasant. Helpful and not intrusive. Breakfast was nice and simple. Overall, if... More

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None, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

After driving some distance, we were about to do the easy thing and check into a Hampton Inn. However, this was a couple of miles out of town and so, luckily, decided to stay in accommodation right in town. This is a Victorian house, decorated and furnished in the same style, with attention to detail, run by a charming woman... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Otto room which was exceptionally large. It had a comfortable canopy bed and fireplace, with a very warm ambiance. The bathroom was also very large with an old style bathtub and separate shower. The bathroom was very modern compared to the look and feel of the room. It was a perfect combination of... More

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Sunnyside, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is one of the nicest b and b's right in town. Rooms are large and pretty well appointed - a refreshing absence of kitsch. They put out sherry in the late afternoon, a nice touch. Breakfasts are hearty; they do their own baking - do it well. Wifi in rooms is strong. To move up another notch, they should... More

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Ojai, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed at the South Shire Inn from September 18 through the 23, 2012. Our room was huge, and we had a canopy bed. The bathroom was also enormous, and I enjoyed a bath every night in the old fashioned tub. The owners were very nice, and have a dry sense of humor. They work hard to make a nice... More

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Address: 124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Bennington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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