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Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe

3.0 of 5
244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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East Northport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just spent another weekend at the Hugging Bear. The room was immaculate and had new linens and a new love seat. Breakfast was prepared fresh and was delicious. Hoping to visit again in the fall for leaf peeping.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were lucky to get our room at the Hugging Bear Inn. A guest had cancelled at the last minute, and we happened to need a a room. Our hosts Diane and Paul went out of their way to hold the room without the usual credit card, even knowing we'd not arrive till after 11 pm that night. And true... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had to work in Springfield, VT. And there is really only Inns to stay in. I picked this one because again of the good reviews. Upon arriving we greeted by the Owners who were so nice. They had our names with our rooms on a board and escorted us to each of our rooms. All the rooms have Bear... More 

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