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Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe

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244 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-9358 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
2.5 Star accommodation
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30 Sep1 Oct
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Family owned Bed and Breakfast that feels like Home. Clean, comfortable and within walking distance to everything on the Chester Green. Enjoy breakfast made to order just for you. Farm fresh eggs, french toast, ...More gluten free pancakes.. cookies in the dining room anytime. Browse the Shoppe where you may stumble across a delightful collectible Teddy Bear who has been waiting to travel home with your family. Many new Gund, Steiff classics and Artisan Bears that cannot be found anywhere else. We look forward to sharing the Inn and Shoppe with you. Less
Hotel class
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$128 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Vermont > Chester
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique little shop with a great selection of bears, stuffed animals, and puppets. We stop every time we are in Vermont. He taff us always very friendly and our girls always find something cute to bring home!

Thank kelly l
Response from Kristen M, Manager at Hugging Bear Inn & ShoppeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the shop. The teddy bears appreciate the hugs!

Reviewed 11 February 2018

My daughter and I recently stayed here for a weekend of skiing at Okemo and it worked out perfectly. About 20 minutes from the mountain, this big, old Victorian house has a lot of charm in a town full of charm. Breakfast was good and...More

Thank Shirley M
Response from Laura T, Owner at Hugging Bear Inn & ShoppeResponded 12 February 2018

So glad your stay was enjoyable. We aim to please and serve as best as we can! The breakfasts are soooo good aren't they?!!!! Nothing like a made-to-order full hot VT country breakfast before you hit the slopes. Please come stay with us again soon!...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Hugging Bear last weekend. What a beautifully appointed inn--high quality materials, beautiful furniture and everything is spotless. Laura is a great host, and Paul cooked us such a delicious breakfast- locally sourced eggs, sausages and whole grain blueberry...More

Thank KLMFly
Response from Laura T, Owner at Hugging Bear Inn & ShoppeResponded 2 November 2017

My pleasure as always!!!! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We have stayed in the Hugging Bear Inn a few times and have always been more than satisfied in every way. It is on the town green and a wonderful location during the annual craft fair. Laura and staff are wonderful. Breakfast is super and...More

Thank Alan D
Response from Laura T, Owner at Hugging Bear Inn & ShoppeResponded 18 September 2017

Always great to see you Alan. it is always a pleasure to make your stay go well. At least you get your own bathroom, hahaha. LOL! Best, Laura

Reviewed 15 September 2017

What a shame that this delightful B&B and Shoppe is up for sale. If you like teddy bears - Hubby is a collector - this is the place to visit - at least while it's still in existence. We found some unique gift items for...More

Thank Nancy N
Response from Laura T, Owner at Hugging Bear Inn & ShoppeResponded 17 September 2017

Hi Nancy, Thanks for your post. We are still in business. We are working hard on finding someone perfect to continue the legacy that my mom, Georgette Thomas, created here. It is an amazing place with so much to offer so many. My mom used...More

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3 September 2016|
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Response from Laura T | Property representative |
All rooms come with bathrooms with showers. ! room has a claw-foot tub/shower combo.
3 September 2016|
Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Each room has a shower, sink, and toilet inside. Very small closets.
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"Didn't stop in hotel only visited the shop"
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"If it matters to you, ask for a room with a newer bathroom."
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"Top level facing the main street can be warm if you there in the summer."
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"Our turret room (#1) is probably the smallest room, with one queen bed. We loved it, but if you want more..."
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