The Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe (Chester, Vermont)
Bed & Breakfast
Stay in one of six guest rooms blending 19th century charm and modern touches, each with a private bath. Rooms accommodate couples, singles, families and children. And you will find a Teddy Bear in every bed! Included in your room rate is a hearty country breakfast, including Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Seconds? Certainly!
Questions? Want to make a reservation? Call us at (800) 325-0519
Hugging Bear Inn Policies

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.

Environmental Policy

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.

Deposit/Cancellations

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.

Check-In

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.

Check-Out

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.

Meals

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

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.

Pets

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

Accessibility

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.

The Hugging Bear is a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State
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