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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the monarchs was on my "Mexico bucket list," and it more than lived up to my expectations. From the first time I whatsapped Joel, both he and Ellen (aka Elena) were incredibly helpful. Joel recommended the best dates to come, and Ellen was always prompt in responding to my emails. Even on the day of my arrival, when I...

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

Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review! And for mentioning the guided hike cooperative our neighbors have started for Cerro de la Silla, the trail behind our house--they are eager to show more people around!

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Staying at J.M. Butterfly B&B and visiting the monarch butterflies at the four biosphere reserves was one of the best trips of my life! I highly recommend staying there with Alena and Joel. You'll be so happy you did. Joel's family is incredibly kind and his dear Mother, Dona Rosa, and her sisters are great cooks and kind people. I...

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

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Tavia! And for explaining our email challenges. With any luck, by next season we'll have a bit more coverage and we won't have to drive into town to answer messages--fingers crossed!

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Some of the early reviews for JM refer to a stay in the family home. They have now built an accommodation block and this review is based on a two night stay in this newer accommodation. We arrived a little later than anticipated (about 19.30) It is difficult to find in the dark! We unpacked the car (safe parking provided)...

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

There is a communal kettle--and mugs and tea-- in the common space. We are very sorry that we neglected to mention this upon your arrival. Our living room is open to everyone, and we are in the process of building a second indoor common space that will be ready by next season. Your guide was Joel's brother Vicente. Most people...

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Reviewed 25 April 2016

JM Butterfly B&B is an amazing hotel. Totally worth every penny, and it is a great rate for a private room with private bathroom. The room was bright and comfortable, and the bathroom was spacious and clean. It gets very cold at night (at least in March it was!) but there were plenty of cozy blankets to keep you warm...

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Fernie, B.C. Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We fell in love with J.M. Butterfly B&B after arriving late morning. It is situated in a very quaint village in the mountains and gives you a sense of peacefulness and wonder. Alena welcomed us and showed us our room (which was awesome) and answered all our questions. We decided to do the El Cerro after getting settled and we...

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

So glad to hear you guys loved Cerro Pelon--we certainly feel that way. Come back any time!

Nanaimo, BC
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We arrived at El Cerro as we were told in Lonely Planet that it was the best place to view the Monarch Butterflies as it was less developed, more of a climb ( should have thought THAT one through) with less tourists. All this was true...unfortunately we missed the bulk of the Monarchs by a mere 3 days..apparently they leave...

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

So glad to hear you guys enjoyed your stay despite the sparseness of butterflies that time of the year. Usually by March 21 they are heading back to the border and there are only a few to see.

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We stayed at J.M. Butterfly B&B for 2 nights in late February and had a wonderful time while there. Our room was clean, colorful and spacious. The bed was comfortable with lots of warm blankets and the shower was hot. The views were great, as was the bird watching right on the property. The food at the restaurant was delicious!...

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East Randolph, Vermont
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had a fantastic time at JM. Elena and Joel are very nice hosts who obviously have a deep love of the area. The town has such a relaxing pace. The butterfly tours were exciting, Cerra Pelon was our favorite. We will definitely be back!

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

We look forward to seeing you guys again! Your room awaits you.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I would like to thank Ellen, Joel, the whole family and town for a truly unique experience. It's so nice to be accepted into this small town community and experience the beauty of the people and scenery. This is very cleansing both mentally and visually,it makes you remember what's really important in life.The horseback ride up into cero pelon was...

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Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 6 March 2016

My friend and I recently returned from a 4 night stay with Joel and Elena. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay ~ it was like visiting friends! Both Joel and Elena are very friendly and accommodating. All of their rooms were completely booked for our entire stay, yet they managed to accommodate everyone's schedules and made sure everyone was able to...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! Right now we can see email messages but don't have enough signal to respond to them from home. We're working hard on arranging wifi coverage for next season (2016-2017)--fingers crossed.

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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: €66 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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