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Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143
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Ranked #6 of 9 Chester B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Camden, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I just love this place. It's not like any other place I've stayed. Full of teddy bears everywhere you look. Very friendly people. Then there's the teddy bear shop that is and absolute must for collectors and kids. Here is a website I made for our first visit to the Hugging Bear Inn: http://mule2.com/hare47.html

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This beautiful old Victorian is wonderfully situated just across from the village green in Chester. Reasonably priced and friendly. If you like teddy bears, you'll love this Inn. We'll certainly return.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I spent a lovely overnight at the inn. Georgette was so welcoming and her teddy bear shop is amazing! If you are a teddy bear lover, this is the place. She carries all the very best teddy bears, such as Steiff, and many are collectibles. Looking forward to another visit. Vermont is a beautiful state to visit... More

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Hugging Bear Inn in Chester,Vt. has become our home away from home in Vermont. We have been going there for over 23 years. Every season has it's own special qualities. Overture weekend in December is our family favorite. It is located in the center of town. The Thomas family is as welcoming as the 1,000's of bears. Laura and Diane... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to unwind after a long day of skiing. We travelled 2 families with kids and our stay was comfortable. Nice hot breakfast in the morning. Beautiful, quiet town of Chester about 12 miles from Okemo Ski resort. Loved our stat

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have been going to the Hugging Bear for almost 10 years. We stay 2 or 3 times a year. It's like a home away from home at this point. Inn keeper Laura is lovely and is doing a wonderful job following in her mother Georgette 's footsteps. Location is super convenient on the Village green. The inn is quaint... More

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Dunellen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Hugging Bear Inn and Shoppe combines all of the best qualities of a classic Victorian Inn in a charming town in central Vermont, with all of the love, affection and fun of teddy bears. The famous Teddy Bear Shoppe (open to the public) is connected to the Inn and gives visitors a chance to browse bears ranging from plush... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A great place to kick back and relax - for the past 3 years have made an annual weekend trip with 8 of my stitching friends up there and we have a great time every year. More like visiting family than staying at an Inn, and the breakfasts are fantastic. It's the type of place where you can kick your... More

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Address: 244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143
Location: United States > Vermont > Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe 3*
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