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Since opening the Dancing Bear Guesthouse in 2006, innkeepers, Philip Bragdon and Edith Bingham have welcomed guests from all over North America and around the world--including guests from Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Egypt, Nepal, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia, Iceland, Finland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Israel, Azerbaijan, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Jordan, Ukraine, and the Dominican Republic.

Philip and Edith enjoy sharing their experiences living and traveling in different parts of the world as well as their enthusiasm for Shelburne Falls and its beautiful surroundings. When they are not at the Dancing Bear, they can be found working on their farm just five miles away in Charlemont. Between the two of them, they speak Spanish, French, Russian, and some Portuguese, German, Swedish, and Italian.

In addition to running the Dancing Bear Guest House, Philip teachesĀ  in the local schools and Edith is a commercial artist. Please visit her website at