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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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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29 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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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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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 5
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