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Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast

203 Laurel Avenue, Damascus, VA 24236
Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Mississippi
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had stayed here several years ago and decided to stay again. New owners have made improvements and it shows. The breakfast was wonderful and beds comfy. The price was right. Stayed upstairs in the main house. Better than a hotel but shared a bathroom.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at this B&B this past August for a weeks stay. Melissa and Shannon were very friendly and comfortable to be around. Shannon went with us a couple of days on our motorcycle trips to show us some great roads and the Bristol Speed Way. We stayed in the Sister Bears room which was very comfortable... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Melissa and Shannon are so welcoming. We stayed in the goldilocks room. We enjoyed the cute décor, the antiques, and the homey feel. The breakfast and coffee were very good. As was conversation at breakfast with Shannon and Melissa and another couple staying there. I think we will be back and I would definitely recommend it. Great short get away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel compelled to write a review for the Dancing Bear based upon the last review. I have stayed here many times and have yet to review it. First, in response to the review below: this is a B&B, not a hotel. Melissa is a working wife and mother, not a concierge. It is their home, not just some building.... More 

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Asheville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the facts: we arrived during normal check-in and the door was locked. It took awhile to reach Melissa who was at a wedding reception and blamed the situation on another guest. We took our luggage back to the car and went to dinner until she called two hours later to say the door was unlocked. Suggestion: leave a key... More 

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Melissa B, Owner at Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

In response to radio guy: I apologize again for the door being locked. Another guest did lock it. That had never happened before, however, the neighbor who had the key could not be reached immediately. I was at my neice's reception, frantically trying to find you a way in! You seemed very understanding, even sympathetic at the time. I left... More 

York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second year in a row staying at the dancing bear. As was the case last year, this year was awesome. Melissa and Shannon were outside to greet us on arrival and provided a great experience over our entire stay. My entire family has already stated we will be staying again next year.

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York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have biked the Virginia Creeper Trail in previous years, but always made it a day trip. This year we stayed the weekend at The Dancing Bear. What an amazing time we had! The hospitality was over the top, making my family of four feel welcomed and comfortable. Amazing breakfasts and such a cute courtyard where we grilled and hung... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not share the opinion of other reviewers about this B&B. Although we have ridden the Va Creeper Trail several times, we've stayed in Abingdon for the restaurants and theatre. This time we decided to spend three nights at the Dancing Bear on the main road in Damascus. Although the main house is attractive enough, the two buildings in... More 

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Melissa B, Owner at Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

In response to Barb C's comments........our "cottages" have a total of 24 normal-sized windows and a lovely mural of dancing bears painted by a local artist. We think their box shape is rather common for houses. They fill up quickly! We admit a traffic noise problem at times, although this comment was an exaggeration. Closed windows help considerably, as do... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience at the DB was great! Melissa was kind and very attentive to our needs. We didn't need a lot as our stay was short but we were made to feel very comfortable to ask for anything. I'm not sure what other people are looking for in a B&B but we hope to find owners who care about their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My son and nephew and I were section hiking the Appalachian Trail through Damascus and stayed at Dancing Bear for a few days. At one point my son scratched his eye somehow and needed medical attention. Without a second thought the owners gave me the keys to their truck and told me where the nearest medical clinic was in the... More 

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