Thank you for taking a moment to review our policies. Vermont is a wonderful and interesting place to spend a holiday or vacation. Please note that reservation and
cancellation policies are a vital part of managing a small country inn or bed and breakfast. Country inn keeping is a seasonal business and the Inn must be maintained 12
months a year, through busy and slow seasons.
THE HUGGING BEAR INN & SHOPPE is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, guests and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our
policy to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other recycled
products; and reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic materials. We are committed to pollution prevention,
continual improvement and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements.
We respectfully ask our guests to use the square containers or the small red bushel baskets in the guest rooms for newspapers, magazines, batteries, bottles and cans
for recycling. We have energy saving washer, dryer, dishwasher and low flow showerheads for reduced water usage. We are beginning to use environmentally safe cleaning
products and recycled paper products. We are replacing light bulbs as needed with the compact fluorescent bulbs. We encourage linen reuse by guests if staying longer than
one day by placing linens you wish to reuse on racks and putting towels not wishing to reuse on shower floor for chamber person to pick up Turning off the lights when
leaving your room also helps. If you have suggestions as to what else we might do please let us know. Thank you for doing your part in this effort.
Reservations may be guaranteed with a deposit via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and debit card) or personal check received within seven (7)
business days of making the reservation.
Cancellations 7 days in advance: Deposit equivalent to one (1) night stay will be refunded, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
Cancellations of less than 7 days notice: Deposit equivalent of one (1) night stay will be charged, but may be applied toward a future
reservation minus the $25 cancellation fee.
Between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Let us know if you will be arriving after 6 pm so we can make arrangements for your arrival.
11:00 a.m. You are welcome to leave your car parked at the Inn if you would like to spend additional time walking around town.
A full breakfast, made to order, is included in the room rate. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs (this can be especially helpful a couple days prior
to your arrival).
Smoking is permitted outdoors only. Designated weather protected porches offer comfortable seating for outdoor smoking. In accordance with Vermont State Law, there is
no smoking in all public buildings. In consideration of our guests, we ask that you honor the non-smoking policy.
The following is a list of nearby Kennels that may be able to assist with loving care for pets.
Hallock's Boarding Kennels (802) 843-2312 - Grafton, VT 5.22mi
Misty Morning Kennels (802) 885-1147 - 53 Massey Rd, Springfield, VT - 6.28mi
Springhill Grooming & Kennel (802) 885-5353 - 286 South St, Springfield, VT - 7.40mi
Unfortunately the Inn is not wheelchair accessible. Our guest rooms are all on the second floor of the building. Please do contact us if you have any questions. We
will try to accommodate disabilities as much as we possibly can. There are wheelchair accessible Inns in the area we can refer you to as well.