This past week was our 11th trip to The South Shire Inn. We have 2 granddaughters who attended and have now graduated from Bennington College, and during their respective years there we came up from New Jersey many times to visit them. We found the South Shire to be a lovely, quiet, and beautiful respite from the hubbub of campus life. The private rooms are comfortable and well equipped, and the spacious living room and dining room are impressively grand, yet give the feeling of being at home and well cared for. Breakfast was always served beautifully and with a variety of options. The South Shire is A+ in our book!
- 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