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Bears Lair Inn

4583 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved a room last night for the Bears Lair Inn in Stowe, VT. This was my first trip to Stowe and I was imaging a nice, quaint experience. The Inn was very dirty, it stunk of dampness and mildew and the room suggested for us had a giant water stain on the ceiling above the bed. I politely informed... More 

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Guelph
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I read the other reviews, I could not believe the ratings you gave this lodge. We booked a lodge with Expedia but for whatever reason they didn't know we were coming and we were desperate. We were sent next door to Bears Lair where we were charged $30 more than the rate given on Booking and Expedia and then... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with a friend at the Bears Lair inn on the Mountain Road in the resort town of Stowe, Vermont one night last weekend. All the other hotels on the mountain road were booked with a couple of exceptions, all of which were $250 or more per night. Booked a room at a much more reasonable price and had the... More 

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connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Ok, we drive up and first thought is "uh-oh, this isn't good". The outside is old and worn but when you walk in its cozy and welcoming. Owner Bill was friendly and welcoming. The rooms were a good size and beds were comfortable. We slept great! It was nice and quiet despite it being a full house. The bathroom was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The hosts were great. Kind of out of the way...if you want quiet...here is the place to stay. Stuffed animal bears everywhere..hence the name. Wifi didn't work well in our room but if you go downstairs to the dining room and common areas, wifi worked well. We were there when there was a big lacrosse tournament going on...so I saw... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Bill and Carolyne are marvelous hosts - very knowledgeable and entertaining. They are very welcoming, making you feel right at home. The rooms are charming. We had a wonderful suite complete with a jacuzzi, dinette and fireplace. The breakfasts are really delicious with several choices to choose from. The Bear's Lair always attracts friendly people and chatting with them at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I have been to stowe many times, we have had the best time and experience with Bill and Carolyn Cook. We have loved the decor of the Bears Lair inn. Bill and Carolyn are gracious host's. The breakfast's were delicious, and I found the beds comfortable and the atmosphere to be cozy and inviting. I would definitely... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was our second time visiting and it was as awesome as the first time. We stayed in a different room and it was as quaintly decorated as the other. Nice, clean, comfortable room lending to abpeaceful and an enjoyable stay. What can I say about the delicious breakfast? And hospitable owners? Two thumbs up. Only 3 minutes from mountain.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Bill and Carolyn were friendly, flexible, and overall great hosts. Don't expect the Ritz Carlton, but the location was great for skiing and only a few minutes from the center of Stowe. It is a great little B&B with good breakfast and a great jacuzzi for after skiing!

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed overvtgr New Years weekend in their 2 bedroom suite. The room was spacious and clean. It had a large deck off the main bedroom with a view of the woods. The owner Bill was very friendly and cooked a fantastic breakfast each morning. It rained the last day and Bill let us back in hours after we checked... More 

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