Bear Haven, Shelburne Falls, MA

Bear Haven Bed and Breakfast
"A Rest Home for Teddy Bears"
Moses W. Merrill Homestead, 1852

NOTE: In 2006, Bear Haven Bed and Breakfast was sold and renamed.
This page is maintained for historic interest only.
For current reservations please go to Dancing Bear Guest House.
To contact the previous owners, see below. Email:

room availability
driving and parking directions
Guest Room Virtual Tour
Sitting Room Virtual Tour

New! 'Bearadise' Found, Springfield Sunday Republican, May 2001
Bear Haven
by Single Source Photography, October 2000
Bear Haven
by Kimberly Knox,, May 2000
pictures and additional information

from Barry's Clip Art May 2000
Bear Haven, May 2000, by Single Source Photography
from Barry's Clip Art

Bear Haven,  named for the many Teddy Bears who live there, is a 3-room Bed and Breakfast at 22 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 01370.  Bear Haven is a 5-minute walk to antique and gift shops, restaurants, the unique Glacial Potholes, and the renowned Bridge of Flowers.  Nearby, enjoy the fall foliage, hiking trails, kayaking and river rafting, cross country and downhill skiing

rates: per room; includes continental breakfast.
No indoor smoking.  Major credit cards.
Ceiling fans. Air conditioners on request.
Feather beds, family cats.  No guest pets please.
No children under 12 years.

Nov 1-May 15: $79
May 16-Sep 30: $99
Oct 1-Oct 31: $109
extra rollaway bed: add $10

Previous owners:
phone: 828-505-0763

Deane Merrill and Chris Morben

Deane's personal Web page
Audio from Billy Bear's Playground

Dancing bears from Barry's Clip Art Server

(for audio use Internet Explorer) Teddy Bears' Picnic 1932 B. Feldman & Co. Ltd.

The Teddy Bear Pages
by Greggan updated 9/26/08