Blooming Inn Shelburne Falls

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Blooming Inn Shelburne Falls

Formally known as the Dancing Bear Guesthouse in the heart of the delightful village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Located in the historic Moses W. Merrill homestead built in 1852, offering very comfortable lodgings in historic elegance with private baths and large guest use living and dining rooms.

The Blooming Inn Shelburne Falls offers standard short term rental but not serving breakfast, just self serve coffee, tea and toast making along with a refrigerator for the  included English Muffins and your food storage.

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Property Highlights


1-6 Guests

Great location

Private Garden

Free WiFI


What else is on offer at Blooming Inn Shelburne Falls



In addition to your private bathroom, you are welcome to relax in our comfortable guest sitting rooms and make use of the guest dining room.



We love our garden and we hope you will too, with a number of enchanting areas where you can relax in privacy and unwind. Weather permitting, enjoy breakfast outside


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Shelburne Falls is a historic village in the towns of Shelburne and Buckland in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The village is a census-designated place with a population of 1,731 at the 2010 census. 

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F. A. Q

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There are many ways to book at the Blooming Inn. We always aim to offer you the best price and the most flexible cancellation policy if you book direct via our website.

Other than by prior arrangement with your hosts at The Blooming Inn, check-in is from 3 p.m onwards daily. We offer totally automated self check in with access odes ( the last 4 digits of your phone number) emailed to you the day before you rrive. Check-out is strictly by 11 a.m. and late check-out fees apply.

. Full refund for cancellations up to 3 days and 50% refund at less than 3 days.

We do not accommodate dogs or other pets.

Our guest rooms have a maximum capacity of two people and any child accommodated may only share a room with one adult or we have options for certain rooms to be rented with others for example the Wisteria which has a full size bed but does not have its own bathroom as it is only rented with the Rose or Balcony which have their own private bathroom.

Due to the age and layout of the building, The Blooming Inn may not be accessible for all people. There are 3 steps to the front door and the only room on the ground floor is the Bluebell twin bedded room. Please contact us to see how best we can help accommodate you.

Our guest WIFI is super fast, being at least 125mB/second.

Depending on how many guests we have, parking will be either on the property or right across the very little used small road.