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Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe

244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is ideal in a picturesque town with a few restaurants in walking distance. For some reason, rooms at peak season (ski weekends, summer weekends, fall foliage) are extremely expensive in this part of Vermont with many local inns charging more than $250/night. For sure, the Hugging Bear represents a lower cost, with room rates about $100/night less than... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Hugging Bear while on a bike trip of Vermont. We frequently stay at bed & breakfasts around New England and are used to a wide variety and standard of accommodations. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our recent stay at the Hugging Bear. While I'm sure that this was once a grand old... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This inn is exactly what I hoped it would be. The owner and staff are extremely helpful and accommodating, the breakfast was wonderful, and the town itself is charming. Lots of good restaurants and cute shops right across the street. Loved it and would go again. The shop is also a lot of fun and has a little bit of... More 

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East Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed a snowy weekend with great hosts and a FANTASTIC gluten free breakfast. Hosts Laura and Paul were incredibly friendly and helpful in every way. The CEO is darling!! Vermont is the place to go if you want scenery, hospitality, great food and outdoor activities

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were greeted by our very friendly host, Laura, who showed us to our cute room. We loved the charm and character of the hugging bear and the personal touches that were evident throughout the inn. We walked across the street for a delicious dinner at free range. We loved the town of chester. The next morning we had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this inn for two nights. The room was clean and spacious and the teddy bear shop was charming. The bathroom and sink were tiny and we were only given two sets of towels though we made an extra payment for our two children. Breakfast was basic - two simple cereals, granola, and instant oatmeal packets plus coffee,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Terrific breakfast, very friendly, and hardworking employees. The pancakes were very good and we were happy with all the food accommodations. We were so glad to have a place our young son could stay with us. Was disappointed the room was not cleaner. The bathroom had hair on the floor, tooth paste on the sink from previous guests, dirty mirrors,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We weren't sure where to use as a 'base' for our foliage tour of Vermont and booked this lovely B&B on a bit of a whim - I am so happy we ended up here. Hugging Bear is likely the most well located B&B in Chester and has the most welcoming hosts. We stayed in the 'Teddy Roosevelt' room; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Hugging Bear Inn is very special to me. My family used there once a year, every year for a weekend in December. You are treated like family. The breakfast is great and the living room is very comfy. I highly highly recommend it and since, very sadly, the owner Georgette passed away, I don't know how much longer her... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Inn and room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Our 8yo daughter loved all the stuffed bears and the staff was very accommodating of her--not always the case in B&Bs. Breakfast was simple but good and the Paul also accommodated our GF and vegan diets. Would recommend it to anyone passing through the area.

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