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203 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236-2525
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#2 of 4 hotels in Damascus
New owners as of January 2020! Welcome to Trail Town USA! The Dancing Bear is on the Appalachian Trail and within site of the Virginia Creeper Trail. We are the perfect jumping off point to the MABDR and a good way point on the TAT
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HokieWanderer wrote a review Oct. 2020
Blacksburg12 contributions12 helpful votes
Elizabeth and Pat were awesome hosts, providing us with local info and conversation without being the least bit overbearing. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and had all the amenities needed. The refrigerator, sink, and coffee maker allowed us to have some meals/snacks for the road, and the Roku was great. Damascus is a really neat little town to base an outdoor adventure, and the Dancing Bear is a great base camp. Looking forward to making it back down there soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Elizabeth McCartin, Owner at Dancing Bear Inn
Responded Oct. 12, 2020
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay
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AlanB wrote a review Sep. 2020
Mountain Home, Idaho12 contributions7 helpful votes
Pat and Elizabeth are the best. MABDR and motorcycle friendly. Excellent accommodations. Got in late Sunday after 9 p.m. knowing we would be hungry Elizabeth went downtown and got us a pizza. Pat has a full motorcycle shop out back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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city2south wrote a review Sep. 2019
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina12 contributions2 helpful votes
We all had a fabulous time. Shannon was very friendly and informative about the entire area. He makes you feel right at home. Perfect accommodations for Creeper trail, ride over. Everything in bike riding distance. Food, bars shop etc. We can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Georgiaman_1 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Chatsworth, Georgia97 contributions63 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed two separate nights at Dancing Bear while Section Hiking the AT in Southwest Virginia. Shannon and Melissa were very helpful and attentive. Our room was clean and well kept. Be aware that the rooms in the main house share a bath but we had no issues with that. This B&B is close to everything in town and we recommend it as a good location to experience Damascus and all it has to offer.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ethesis wrote a review May 2019
Dallas, Texas40 contributions25 helpful votes
Clean. Friendly. For sale. Beds were comfortable. There is a hiker box. They are aimed at the community and at through hikers But ...no laundry service. I wish the owners luck in selling. Seems like it was wearing them out though they were working very hard. Only local criticism came from a guy who made them seem better for his being a critic.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Melissa B, Owner at Dancing Bear Inn
Responded Jun. 4, 2019
Breakfast available and is priced separately due to so many not showing up after confirming. We are not necessarily aimed at a particular kind of traveler. We accommodate section hikers, Creeper Trail bikers, Trans American bikers, fisherman, Crooked Road music fans, sight seers...
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US$84 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesVirginiaDamascus
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dancing Bear Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Dancing Bear Inn?
Nearby attractions include Adventure Damascus (0.2 km).
Which room amenities are available at Dancing Bear Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Dancing Bear Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dancing Bear Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mojo's Trailside Cafe & Coffee House, Damascus Diner, and Damascus Old Mill Restaurant.
Is Dancing Bear Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Damascus.