I stayed in the Balcony Room early December 2017 to simply get away after my job ended after a merger (yes, I did all the merger work). Dancing Bear is a renovated Victorian, which did not bother me as I enjoy the resulting quirks such houses always have. The bed was very comfortable, the breakfasts terrific, I ate my takeout lunch in the dining room, & used the electric teakettle throughout the day. They provided more towels than I could possibly have used. Shelburne Falls was very peaceful at night, and I could actually see the stars. I parked my car & walked everywhere.
Enjoyed our stay this past weekend and immediately felt right at home! The rooms were clean and our hosts were great people!! I would stay again and recommend the Dancing Bear Guesthouse to anyone visiting this area of western MA.
I stayed here for three nights on a writing retreat and honestly, the Dancing Bear Guesthouse is one of the most pleasant places I've ever stayed. Philip is a charming and gracious host (I didn't get to meet Edith as she was traveling) who has mastered the art of welcoming-but-unobtrusive innkeeping. I only wish I got to speak to him more. My room was perfect -- scrupulously clean, quiet, tasteful, with beautiful light and a balcony (ask for the balcony room!). The breakfasts were perfect: eggs, bagels and lox, homemade muffins. If you're visiting Shelburne Falls, stay here!
We had an amazing time during our stay in the Balcony Room at the Dancing Bear. Could not recommend a better place to stay in the Shelburne Falls area. Historic house was clean, warm, charming, and comfortable. Homemade breakfast was great, made with local and fresh ingredients. Philip was a wonderful host; we will definitely be staying again when we return.
We're absolutely excited about this very beautiful B&B. It's not only the great rooms in this spectacular mansion soaked with historic. It's especially the familiar atmosphere inkeeper Philip gives to his guests. An other highlight was the delicious breakfast with all homemade food, Philip prepared for us.
My husband and I stayed at the Dancing Bear during the Columbus Day weekend. Comfortable room, very clean...the whole house comfy and cozy, decorated in the Victorian style. We've stayed in many bed and breakfasts throughout the Northeast and elsewhere; the best breakfast we've ever had was here at the Dancing Bear. Phil makes delicious breads, muffins, entrees, wonderful coffee. He is a true gourmet cook. Other positives for us: it's fun to have breakfast family style with the other guests, meet new people and exchange information about local attractions. Phil is a great host, lots of fun to talk to. Can't wait to go back for another of those breakfasts!
Kathy and I have stayed at Dancing Bear twice now when visiting our daughter in the Shelburn Falls area. The inn combines historical setting, antiques, and fabulous breakfasts in a great location.
I had the pleasure of staying at Dancing Bear in April while visiting family. Philip and Edith were wonderful hosts and Philip's breakfast is incomparable. My room was bright and cheery and the house is full of charm in every corner. Philip and Edith have done a fabulous job of creating a home away from home for all their guests.
I stayed at the Dancing Bear with some friends for a weekend and it was a lovely experience. Philip was a wonderful host and breakfast was absolutely delicious. The room we stayed in (the balcony room) was very spacious, pretty, and full of light. I felt right at home here, and I would recommend this B&B to anyone!