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124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Springfield, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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Address: 124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Bennington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9

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