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Bears Lair Inn

4583 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
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Ranked #13 of 24 Stowe B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place is what I remember as a young boy sking with my parents. The owner, Bill, is a great guy, friendly and accommodating. The establishment is older, but quaint and quiet. For under $150 per night with a breakfast you can get what you need here (and it's 5 mins from the mountain). Stoweflake and the other overpriced places... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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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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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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