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Welcome to the South Shire
Bed & Breakfast.

Relax and enjoy the romantic ambiance of days gone by in this exquisite turn-of-the-century, 1887 Victorian Inn located in the Southern Vermont village of Bennington.

The South Shire Inn has the charm of a true Vermont Bed and Breakfast with nine uniquely appointed rooms.

The estate, formerly the private residence of Louis A. Graves, was the creation of architect, William C. Bull who designed many of the stately Victorian structures in the Shires of Vermont.


Ten foot ceilings, the mahogany panelled library with ornately carved fireplace, leaded glass pocket door and bookcases and the raised plaster moldings of the Dining Room make the South Shire Inn a show piece in Southern Vermont Victorian Era.

Choose from nine spacious and individually decorated guest rooms. All have private bath, air conditioning and wireless internet access. Some rooms have working fireplaces.

Dining Room The South Shire Inn provides the perfect starting point for your day, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Enjoy a full breakfast including homemade muffins, juice, fruit and chef's choice of entree before an exciting sojourn through Southern Vermont.

Explore historic Old Bennington with the Old First Church, the Old Burying Ground where Robert Frost rests, and Old Bennington's many splendid examples of Colonial architecture. Visit the Bennington Museum with its exhibits of Bennington Pottery and a gallery devoted to the work of Grandma Moses. Browse through the many antique and craft shops as well as the Camelot Village Antique Center located nearby. Tour the Green Mountain countryside with its quiet charm and many covered bridges. Take a ride to the Vermont Country Store. Enjoy all Vermont has to offer the winter enthusiasts with 12 ski areas and many fine cross-country skiing trails within an hour's drive here in the Green Mountains. When touring is done, sit back and enjoy a performance by the Oldcastle Theatre Company or nearby at Tanglewood in the Berkshires, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet Company.

The South Shire Bed & Breakfast is located only minutes away from Bennington College, Southern Vermont College and Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Stay with us when you are attending the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Travel via Amtrak to Albany - Rensselaer Station form New York or Washington. Take the Yankee Trail bus and arrive just two blocks from the South Shire Inn. You can walk to many of the attractions here in Historic Bennington, take a cab or rent a car.

    Gift Certificates can be purchased for a romantic 'getaway' at the South Shire B&B. We can assist you in arranging a special gift for a friend, relative or, best of all, yourself.

For your comfort, the South Shire Inn provides a smoke-free environment.

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Innkeepers International
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Rates are subject to change without notice.

The South Shire is a Historic Bed & Breakfast located in Southern Vermont, Bennington County
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124 Elm Street
Bennington, VT 05201
United States
Fax: (802)442-3547
Email: relax@southshire.com

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