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Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Dancing Bear. This was our first trip to Damascus; we stayed in Papa Bear, which is the downstairs unit of one of the buildings at the back of the property. It is spacious, with a small kitchen (microwave, fridge, and sink) and bath, and a very large bedroom. It was very quiet; no traffic noise. There is a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really nice place and Melissa was on top of it all. She was very friendly, low key and helpful when we asked. She has lots of information to share, but does not overburden you with something you do not need or ask for. Rooms were nice, clean and just as expected. Food was excellent and more than... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been staying at Dancing Bears B&B for the past year. We have stayed several times in the fall and summer months. Melissa and Shannon, owners of Dancing Bears B&B, treat you like family. Melissa prepares a wonderful breakfast and it is different each morning. She always serves fruit and yogurt which we love with the breakfast main dish.... More 

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

Thanks Ann! We always look forward to having you and Wes! More 

fort myers, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I come to Damascus every year to ride the Virginia Creeper Trail with several other families. We always stay at Dancing Bear. Melissa and Shannon are laid back and accomodating. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is great! We rent our bikes from Steve at the Bike Station. Make sure to visit Backbone Rock!

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Melissa and Shannon went out of their way to make my stay memorable. Food was great, accommodations comfy, and questions about area answered readily . I asked about hiking and biking near town, and Shannon had interesting stories about the area. If I were to return, I would stay there. Is on the main street in town, walking distance to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The Dancing Bear has excellent home atmosphere. And is literally right off the AT. The additions in the back are nice and offer a great family venue. The unit we stayed in Papa bear had two twin beds and full size bed, along with table and couch. A full size bath, and refrigerator along with coffee maker. Available to all... More 

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

After careful consideration of these suggestions, we must choose to keep things as they are. Although breakfast is served on the buffet, it is not "all you can eat." We could never attempt to keep up with the ravenous hiker appetite! We prepare enough for everyone to have normal-sized portions of every offering; hikers, as well as bikers, are encouraged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the dancing bear to celebrate his birthday - Melissa was so sweet & the home was beautiful. We rode on the Creeper Trail which was lovely. We sincerely enjoyed our stay while in Damascus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

coming out of the woods in mid-March, i found Dancing Bear B & B a great respite and comfortable setting with a friendly owner. knowing the options available in Damascus, this is the place to stay ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Friendly helpful hosts, convenient to bike rentals, nicely decorated with chenille bedspreads and matching wallpaper, curtains and pillows. Lots of available outdoor seating to watch kiddies play. Breakfast consisted of eggs in bacon, apples fresh off the tree, "cotton candy" grapes and waffles with a choice of sorghum or syrup. I liked the little sitting room at the end of... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife, my mother and I stayed here in order to enjoy the virginia creeper trail.Melissa and Shannon were very accomodating, prepared a great breakfast and were very informative about surrounding activities. They even went so far as to show my 87 year old mother around town while my wife and I were cycling the trail. Rooms were comfortable and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Trail Town USA! The Dancing Bear is on the Appalachian Trail and within site of the Virginia Creeper Trail. We offer a healthy, hearty breakfast, comfortable rooms, and southern hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast

Address: 203 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236-2525
Location: United States > Virginia > Damascus
Price Range: $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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