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Bears Lair Inn

4583 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
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South Berwick
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Buyer beware. This place is a total dump.We drove up and turned around and went back home, very disappointed. (400 miles roundtrip) On top of that, they had the audacity to charge us full price of the room, after we cancelled, and we didn't even step foot in the joint. Don't be scammed like we were. (their cancellation fee is... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stayed here because other lodgings were not available. We arrived after 8pm. The driveway was a dirt road with large ruts. Front porch had a broken down rocking chair and an air compressor. Enter and view so many stuffed dirty bears and such rundown conditions that you know you should immediately sprint out the door. The owner once located... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 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 August 2, 2015

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 July 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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 26, 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
2 reviews
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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