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244 Main St, Chester, VT 05143, USA    
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Laura Thomas

Description

Circa 1850. Among the 10,000 teddy bear inhabitants of this white Victorian inn, several peek out from the third-story windows of the octagonal tower. There is a teddy bear shop on the premises and children and a...

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Love this Inn!

This is the best bed and breakfast. We have been coming here for 27. The breakfast is by for the best. The Overture has become a family tradition, I feel it starts the Christmas season.
Anb Hennessey

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Great stay

Thanks for a great stay. I had a wonderful time, and I love my teddy bear. Thanks again!
Chloe H
10/5/2014

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Lovely Inn

Lovely inn in a peaceful location and great hospitality.
Veronica & Clive R
10/4/2014

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I loved staying here!

I loved staying here! Everyone was so friendly and kind. Thanks for the great stay and cuddly teddy bear!
Sophia H
10/5/2014

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What a beautiful and friendly home

What a beautiful and friendly home. We felt welcomed and enjoyed every minute. Breakfast was great and service was outstanding. Thanks to Laura and Candi for a memorable stay.
J.C & Nancy H
10/5/2014

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Thank you so much for your hospitality!

Thank you so much for your hospitality! We loved it here and so did our little Ana Gray!
Katie, Chris & Ana Gray O
8/11/2013

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We had a great time and look forward to a return visit.

We had a great time and look forward to a return visit. Loved the breakfast, the bears and the hospitality.
Brad & Marla H
10/5/2014

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Still love this place.

Still love this place. 30 years ago I bought my favorite teddy bear ‘Sweet P’ and I still have it.
Gary S
9/28/2014

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What a truly wonderful time.

Our first B&B experience. What a truly wonderful time. Restful, relaxing and a step back to another time. Thank you so much for sharing your home.
Steve & Sue B
9/10/2014

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We came to Vermont specifically to visit The Hugging Bear Inn.

We came to Vermont specifically to visit The Hugging Bear Inn. We loved the location, hospitality and of course, all the teddies. Thank you for the lovely time!
Donna W
10/13/2014

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Thank you for a lovely day!

Thank you for a lovely day. We appreciate your assistance in travel directions and resources. The bears are so friendly.
Bob and Arlene U
10/16/2014

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Relaxing, nostalgic visit

Thank you for a relaxing, nostalgic visit to beautiful VT!
Sandra, Chris, Tess, Blak M
10/17/2014

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Comfy

What a comfy, sweet, feeling of ‘the good old days’ at the Hugging Bear Inn gives you. We loved our too brief stay.
Carol & Dale T
10/17/2014

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Warm Hosts

Just a perfect location, home, warm hosts and super food along with beautiful “old” surroundings. This was a trip I had looked forward to for years. It was all I had hoped for. And, the dear hostess, Fiona, welcomed me and introduced me to my room. Thank you! -Mary Ann Huysman
Mary Ann H
10/20/2014

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Lovely Breakfast

We had a wonderful time here; lovely breakfast, very very delicious. We’d like to come back for some more leaf peeping. Thanks very much! -Sigrid Kraus & Rudi Nold Germany
Sigrid N
10/19/2014

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77th Birthday

We brought our mother here for her 77th birthday and it was very enjoyable. We caught up with friends from back home that now live in Springfield, Vt. Breakfast was delicious and we are thankful for Paul serving us early and recommend lunch at the Bryant Inn in Weston. The scenery was beautiful. Our room was perfect. -Kathy, Theresa & Shirly Hurley, NY
Kathy H
6/16/2014

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Stopped in for a visit

Stopped in for a visit where it all started 25 years ago 10/14/1989 and seeing old friends. The Hugging Bear is still the place to be.
Lisa N
10/12/2014

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Pleasure!!

It’s been a pleasure meeting you and your guests. Hope to see you again.
Charlene R
9/28/2014

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Enjoyable days

Carla and Alan Gilmore spent two enjoyable days in the Bear inn in Chester. You cannot leave this place without buying another addition to the family. Herbie (our own travelling bear with passport!) loves his new companion. Now on our way to NH before flying back to Amsterdam on Sunday.
Carla G
10/1/2014

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Wonderful time

Thank you for a wonderful time The Hugging Bear Inn! I love the home/family experience with the home make breakfast @the panda table, rocking on the porch and shopping for and surrounded by teddies. I also appreciate the kindness and hospitality of the staff. Thank you!
Patricia W
10/12/2014

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3rd Year at Hugging Bear

We absolutely had a good time. This is our 3rd year back, and we plan to come again. We brought some new friends here with us. We’re also looking forward to our next visit. Always a fun time here and such wonderful hospitality. Breakfast is amazing. Lots of snow, fun at Grafton Pond. The kids have gotten a lot of stuffed animals over the years. We once brought our English friends here twice and it’s one of their favorite places. Lots of fun memories. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Turoski F
2/23/2014

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Thank you

Thank you. Always will come here when visiting our friend in Springfield. Many happy memories with my husband here in past. Beds and pillows totally comfortable. Appreciate your friendliness.
Kathleen A
11/2/2014

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Perfect Location

Just a perfect location, home, warm hosts and super food along with beautiful “old” surroundings. This was a trip I had looked forward to for years. It was all I had hoped for. And, the dear hostess, Fiona, welcomed me and introduced me to my room. Thank you!
Mary Ann H
10/20/2014

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Wonderful Stay!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Such a warm homey feeling, beautiful rooms, above and beyond thoughtful care. We enjoyed every minute. Great food, I will miss. You’re a special person Laura, much gratitude.
Dorothy M
10/28/2014

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Perfect place!

Thank you- perfect place to stay during my quilting retreat.
Ginny V
11/1/2014

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Thank you!

Thank you. Always will come here when visiting our friend in Springfield. Many happy memories with my husband here in past. Beds and pillows totally comfortable. Appreciate your friendliness. -Love Kathleen Aubertin & Marianne Waterman
Kathleen A
11/2/2014

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