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South Shire Inn

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124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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South Shire Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Bennington B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our stay at the South Shire Inn. The place was fantastic. Joyce was a wonderful hostess. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The Inn is centrally located with easy access to many attractions. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the South Shire Inn while on a bicycle tour in Vermont. Our room was in the carriage house (Coach Room) and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The room was large, comfortable, nicely appointed and very clean. We especially enjoyed the spacious sitting room in the morning complete with Keurig and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My room was in the carriage house and I loved it. It was clean and with plenty of space. The bathroom had both a tub and stand up shower. The main house has a beautiful library. I think this place is better for couples than for families. The location is perfect since its walking distance to the little town center... More

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New York City, New York
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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
66 helpful votes 66 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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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