Come work, eat and play! And pay not a penny.
These are the best and most exciting packages we have offered. So many of you have asked about it and now it is
here! Our work exchange weekends! We have so many fun projects at the Inn for you to be involved in.
You get to have your own special job working on a number of projects. If you have a specialty trade please tell us
and we'll set you up. Are you a master cleaner, carpenter, painting, or other? Tell us. Is there a type of job you like
doing the most? Tell us. Of course we want to get our list of jobs done... but we'll try and accommodate.
What do you get?
- Free stay at the inn.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner here.
- $25 to spend in the teddy bear/toy shop.
- We have games and things planned, too, for the evenings. Or, you can take off and explore around town or Vermont on your own.
Workdays: Saturday 8:30am till 4pm (with lunch break). Sunday 8:30am-12pm (with lunch). (For Labor Day weekend we will also work all day Sunday and Monday will be the short day).
Make your reservation today!
Pick a weekend or come for them all.
- August 31-September 3 (Labor Day Weekend). Events happening: country fair, fireworks Saturday night, reserve by August 15th.
- November 9-11. Come decorate the Inn for the holidays, reserve by October 25th.
Don't see a date good for you? Make one that is. Call us and we'll work it out! Contact us more information.
Here is a list of things we need help with:
List of construction, cleaning and maintenance at Hugging Bear Inn:
Install new windows
Cleaning and scrubbing within the inn and shop
Hang a big heavy mirror
Sanding and varnishing floors
Side entrance porch - rip up and replace
Gardening and yard work
Painting teddy bear signs
Foundation repair - corner of house
Blacktop parking lot
Front door repair
New storm doors replaced - 2-kitchen and shop area
Porch lower latticework repair
Carriage house side entrance replaced: steps and landing outside - maybe a ramp
Fire escapes repaired, scraped, scrubbed and painted
House painting - scraping and painting minor and major work - Victorian style
Mailbox cleaning and painting