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Bloomfield, CT
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six friends stayed overnight at this beautiful historical home. The Inn is impeccably clean and in a good location in this charming VT town. In contrast to this Inn's physical beauty, the Innkeeper is unwelcoming and intimidating. She talked to us in harsh tones and was not receptive to our request to light the beautiful fireplace in the drawing room... More 

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Clinton Township, NJ
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

My daughter and I spent 2 nights in the "Peach Room" at the South Shire Inn. It was a lovely weekend. The Inn was comfortable, quite clean and quiet, the breakfast very good and healthy and the location was perfect. We were able to walk into downtown Bennington in minutes and it was an easy drive to Manchester. Joyce, the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I've stayed at the South Shire numerous times over the last 10 years or so. I can always count on an immaculatley clean room, as well as the Inn itself, a great breakfast, and cordial and king service from the innkeepers Joyce and George. This is a comfortable, restful Inn, well maintained and most importantly consistent in their delivery of... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

We had reserved a room at the South Shire Inn several months ahead. Several days before we left home, Joyce the owner, called and said she had a problem that needed to be taken care of on the days we were staying and would we be OK with not getting breakfast. Instead of breakfast, she upgraded us to a much... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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83 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We've stayed in B&B for thirty-five years and there's some things you expect, know are standard, and wonder about. Our room, and those we looked into, were tastefully decorated. Some come with TV's and other amenities while others do not - this can be found in many B&Bs - if this is a must for you, get one of the... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

My husband and I chose a package deal here, with dinner at Bennington Station and a show at Oldecastle Theater. The restaurant and the theater are within walking distance from South Shire Inn, so it made for a very nice summer evening. The house itself is meticulously maintained and I know it's not easy to keep up a large and... More 

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Florida
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem on a road trip and thoroughly enjoyed being there. Our queen room had a jetted tub and was completely private with its own sitting room. Warm welcome and delicious breakfast, close to great restaurants and shops. Plus, Sylvester, the friendly outdoor cat, who strolled with us on the grounds,

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

South Shire Inn is a lovely old building that has been revamped into a Bed and Breakfast. We had the Peach Room. Very nice room but be aware that the morning sunrise is very bright even with the shades pulled. The bed is a double so it is better for a cuddly couple or two trim people. The South Shire... More 

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Friendship, Maine
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108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

We were directed to the South Shire Inn when our usual accommodations became unavailable unexpectedly. The main house is lovingly appointed and very comfortable for sitting and talking, having tea or wine. Our rooms were in the recently renovated carriage house. The rooms were furnished nicely with comfortable furniture. My husband and I had a very restful night's sleep. And,... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

We'd been looking for a campsite in the Green Mountains. Fortunately for us they were all still closed for the winter season. We learned of two B&B's in Bennington from a very helpful Shell station owner. The Shire was in walking distance to downtown yet distant enough to be quiet. We'd arrived unannounced and the proprietor was away at the... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lovely Victorian manor and Carriage House within an easy walk of downtown shops and restaurants. Nine spacious rooms all with private bath, many with fireplaces. Full breakfast served in beautiful dining room with original ornate plaster work. Afternoon tea provided in the mahogany paneled library. Close local attractions including the Bennington Museum, Bennington Monument, Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA), Oldcastle Theatre, Mount Anthony golf course and weekly Farmer's Market. ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Shire Inn

Address: 124 Elm St, Bennington, VT 05201-2232
Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Bennington
Price Range: ₹ 7,455 - ₹ 7,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Peach Room has an extremely large bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles donnat935, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved the large and beautiful Gold Room on the 2nd floor of the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles 767aliciad, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The rooms on the west side of the building seemed larger and more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Temmons, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Wentworth is on the ground floor off the main reception. I would imagine there could be some noise is the inn were full, but we had a great nights sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Wilson080, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Remember, no elevator for ease of luggage handling. No TV in our room, maybe in others, not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelingfriends2014, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
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