Thank you for taking a moment to review our policies. Please note that reservation and cancellation policies are a vital part of successfully managing a small country inn or bed & breakfast. 


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.

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 have energy saving washer, dryer, dishwasher and low flow showerheads for reduced water usage. We try to use environmentally safe cleaning products and recycled paper products. 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. We welcome additional suggestion to help with our commitment. Thank you for your help.