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J.M. Butterfly B&B

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Lakes Entrance
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited several Monarch butterfly areas and this was by far the best experience. The B&B is clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Our trip up to the butterflies was organised by the B&B and was outstanding. We chose the horseback option and, while dusty, was well worth it (the walk is on the same trail so...

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I say "excellent" please understand we are not talking Hilton Hotel major urban location "excellent" We are talking excellent in terms of the truly mystical experience of visiting the butterfly mountains, spending time in an authentic village filled with people who actually work and live there, and spending time with truly interesting people which include Joel and Elena and...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my introduction to Mexico and it couldn't have been better. The village of Macheros was lively, in a stunning location. Cozy room, simple tasty food (fresh trout a treat!). Hosts warm and passionate about butterflies and the village. I will return for a longer stay.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had decided to see where the Monarchs spend the winter after leaving Ontario,Canada in the fall. We were not disappointed with the numbers we saw clinging in bunches on the trees high up on the mountain. We both visited the sanctuary, Piedra Herrada. The next day Joel took some of us up Cerro Pelon, where the...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Joel and Elenas' is a great place to stay just as all the reviews say. Having flown down in the morning from La Paz in Baja, we then went straight from Mexico City airport by taxi to Poniente bus terminal then bus to Zitacuero and then taxi again to Macheros. 3 to 4 hours in all and about £40 for...

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I stayed in the "Cozy" and expected to be in a former broom closet, but it was roomy enough for two, and very clean and comfortable. In addition, the owners run tours during butterfly season to various butterfly sites. They take care of everything.... guides, van, horses, lunch, etc. And they are very accommodating. They make it very easy to...

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Joel M, Owner at J.M. Butterfly B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciative review of our lodging and butterfly tour services. Glad to hear that the cozy room was indeed cozy. It's always the last room we rent out because it is the least spacious (book ahead for bigger)--but even so we find when we travel that many a hotel room is nowhere near as comfy.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Elena provided excellent service in arranging our day trip from Mexico City to their B &B to see the Monarchs at Cerro Pelon. She gave explicit instructions on how to take a bus to Zitacuaro and then arranged for a taxi to meet us at the bus station. We are mid-60's and the trip was flawless and easy! Elena responded...

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Needham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A beautiful, warm B&B just outside a magnificent monarch butterfly reserve. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the food served next door by the owners' family was a local delight. We are so glad that we chose the Cerro Pelon tour into the mountains to see the butterflies because it was only an hour-long horseback ride up and back,...

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Thorsby, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This B&B has very spacious rooms, beautiful mountain views and a coffee pot with coffee. Joel's mom, Doña Rosa is an excellent cook. Breakfast is included and other meals are available. The main reason for visiting Macheros is the Cerro Pelón butterfly reserve. If you are on a budget, go to the reserve, pay 45M to get in, and hire...

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Joel M, Owner at J.M. Butterfly B&B, responded to this review

If you are anxiously sticking to a budget and looking to underpay Mexicans for their time and labor, by all means stay elsewhere! If you do decide to share the lovely space we've invested so much in with us, please do us the courtesy of not arguing about our prices after you arrive. They are non-negotiable and clearly stated on...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband and I stayed for one night at this lovely B&B. WE were in room 3, located on the lower level of the second house, behind the main house. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The tiny bathroom was very clean and the shower had hot water which was very nice. We arrived early in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
JM's Butterfly B&B is 5 min from the entry of the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Reserve. We are located in Macheros, a sleepy, bucolic town nestled in a valley with stupendous views of the sunset and surrounding Sierra Madres. The B&B has excellent views, comfy beds and a communal fireplace. The restaurant next door offers fresh trout and homemade Mexican food. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. Staying with us combines the best of private lodging with as much of a family-homestay as you want. Tours of the butterflies are available Nov-March, or come by in the off season to relax and hike in a small farming community/internet free zone. We are 2.5 hours from Mexico City and Morelia. ... more   less 

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Address: Buenavista-El Capulin | El Capulin, Donato Guerra, Macheros 51030, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Estado de Mexico > Macheros
Price Range: $77 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We love the blue room. It looks out over the church, the tiny town, and the mountains.”
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motherscuba, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in the addition, which is very new and quite nice.”
jacqui552, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best view is in rooms upstairs, but at my age, choose downstairs. Still good view.”
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“All of the rooms are great.”
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“ask for a room on the upper floor”
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