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Bears Lair Inn

4583 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
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Ranked #20 of 26 Stowe B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helotes, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed here the second weekend in October. First impression was the ominous musty smell much like that of a nursing home when you first walk in. Mix it with dirty dusty socks left in a corner is exactly what this placed smelled like. Advise to keep looking and steer clear.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was desperate looking for a room last week as I had driven over 8 hours and every hotel was full. I went to the internet and found one room here for $275. I took it rather than sleep in the car. The place is very old and run down, Needs cleaning and paint. The sheets on the bed did... More 

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Forest VA
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12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Get beyond the first impression! Outside looks a little rough. Inside is typical ski lodge atmosphere. Room was comfortable and clean. Bill is a consumate host and cooks an awesome breakfast. We enjoyed the quiet and conversations with Bill. Good value in the off season.

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My teenage son was playing in a recent lacrosse tournament in Stowe, Vermont and we were desperate for lodging. After hours of searching, I was thrilled to finally find a room at the Bear's Lair. Having read the reviews, I was cautiously optimistic for our stay. Unfortunately, this Bed and Breakfast was possibly the worst B&B I've ever visited. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have stayed at Bears Lair Inn two winters now and am slated to go back the third time this winter. Bill and Carolyn have been great hosts and breakfasts are awesome and a great fill before hitting the slopes. The rooms are super cozy and quiet and ambience is just great for evening drinks and cookies. I highly recommend... More 

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Newport, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay. Very quiet and clean. No TV in the room, which makes for a nice relaxing night. Breakfast was outstanding. Exterior is deceiving, as is in need of some repairs, but don't let that turn you away. The inside is nicely done in a quaint - remember when we were kids - kind of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This place is outdated, run down and in desperate need of an Ultimate Home Makeover. While we like our Inns to have character...this one had the wrong kind for sure. When we arrived we almost did not even go inside as the outside house was in need of repair and landscaping was mostly all dead. When the inkeeper showed us... More 

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Denton, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

After a day of hiking and a late dinner reservation we came back to our room being occupied by someone else. Gone were our toiletries and a pleasent end to a wonderful day in Vermont. The worst part was that our host felt it was perfectly above board to operate a business in this manner. No apologies just outright rudeness.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Booked directly by calling last minute for local sports tournament. Start with the best parts; breakfast was great hot fresh and real maple syrup with everything. Staff was very friendly and homey but a bit disorganized. Rooms were very clean and tidy with a comfy bed and its own bathroom. Check-in was a total guess at what to do although... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I am an avid traveler, and never has any person, let alone an older man talked to me with such disrespect. Due to an unexpected and very unfortunate emergency I immediately after checking in had to leave. I understand cancelation fees and ect, so I was expecting to pay full price for a room that I just barely walked into... More 

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Address: 4583 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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