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Long Island, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Bill and Carolyne are marvelous hosts - very knowledgeable and entertaining. They are very welcoming, making you feel right at home. The rooms are charming. We had a wonderful suite complete with a jacuzzi, dinette and fireplace. The breakfasts are really delicious with several choices to choose from. The Bear's Lair always attracts friendly people and chatting with them at...

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Reviewed 27 April 2015

My wife and I have been to stowe many times, we have had the best time and experience with Bill and Carolyn Cook. We have loved the decor of the Bears Lair inn. Bill and Carolyn are gracious host's. The breakfast's were delicious, and I found the beds comfortable and the atmosphere to be cozy and inviting. I would definitely...

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Napa, California
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This was our second time visiting and it was as awesome as the first time. We stayed in a different room and it was as quaintly decorated as the other. Nice, clean, comfortable room lending to abpeaceful and an enjoyable stay. What can I say about the delicious breakfast? And hospitable owners? Two thumbs up. Only 3 minutes from mountain....

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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Bill and Carolyn were friendly, flexible, and overall great hosts. Don't expect the Ritz Carlton, but the location was great for skiing and only a few minutes from the center of Stowe. It is a great little B&B with good breakfast and a great jacuzzi for after skiing!

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Napa, California
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stayed overvtgr New Years weekend in their 2 bedroom suite. The room was spacious and clean. It had a large deck off the main bedroom with a view of the woods. The owner Bill was very friendly and cooked a fantastic breakfast each morning. It rained the last day and Bill let us back in hours after we checked...

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Reviewed 30 December 2014

This place is what I remember as a young boy sking with my parents. The owner, Bill, is a great guy, friendly and accommodating. The establishment is older, but quaint and quiet. For under $150 per night with a breakfast you can get what you need here (and it's 5 mins from the mountain). Stoweflake and the other overpriced places...

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Helotes, Texas
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

I stayed here the second weekend in October. First impression was the ominous musty smell much like that of a nursing home when you first walk in. Mix it with dirty dusty socks left in a corner is exactly what this placed smelled like. Advise to keep looking and steer clear.

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MIDDLEFIELD
Reviewed 3 October 2014

I was desperate looking for a room last week as I had driven over 8 hours and every hotel was full. I went to the internet and found one room here for $275. I took it rather than sleep in the car. The place is very old and run down, Needs cleaning and paint. The sheets on the bed did...

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Forest VA
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Get beyond the first impression! Outside looks a little rough. Inside is typical ski lodge atmosphere. Room was comfortable and clean. Bill is a consumate host and cooks an awesome breakfast. We enjoyed the quiet and conversations with Bill. Good value in the off season.

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My teenage son was playing in a recent lacrosse tournament in Stowe, Vermont and we were desperate for lodging. After hours of searching, I was thrilled to finally find a room at the Bear's Lair. Having read the reviews, I was cautiously optimistic for our stay. Unfortunately, this Bed and Breakfast was possibly the worst B&B I've ever visited. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small Inn with 8 rooms and 2 suites, suites have satellite TV, fireplaces, refirgerators and microwaves. Livingroom with gas fireplace, and separate TV room. We have 9 acres of landscaped and wooded property. Close to alpine skiing, mountain biking, alpine slide etc. Cross country skiing right from our property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bears Lair Inn

Address: 4583 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4802
Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Price Range: RM501 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bears Lair Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“My best tip: Never even consider this rundown sorry excuse for an "Inn".”
 of 5 bubbles theresac578, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If you worry about fire, choose a room in the motel next door owned by the same person.”
 of 5 bubbles KBN_Guelph, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms are on the second floor with a staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles gvs802, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the place! Second floor rooms have good views of the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulFamily11, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“get a first floor room so you don't have to tackle3 the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PATRICKD813, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
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