Calendar of Events
Free Steiff Event
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Goody Bag - Door Prizes - Refreshments
Schedule and details:
Arrive early to pursue the shop in the morning. See our extensive collection and get first pick of merchandise!
- 12pm - Refreshments
- 1pm - Preview of 2017 limited editions with Steiff Rep Carolyn Smith.
- Special presentation by Steiff collector Debbie Kaczarski
- ShowNTell - Bring a favorite Steiff piece to show from your own special collection.
Warning: This may be our last event.
There is MORE big sales and clearance in the store. PLUS all Steiff will be 20-75% off during event. Including items from the 1980s and 1990s. Don't miss this!
This is NEW & AMAZING: All event participants receive a whopping 20% off or more on Steiff or artist bears during the event only. (It used to be only 10% off.)
Property For Sale Open House
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Build circa 1820, this beautiful Victorian home was converted in 1982 into a six-room B&B, and became the Hugging Bear Inn. Located on Chester's Village Green, the Inn is near shops, galleries, and restaurants. House in Queen Anne Victorian with wraparound porch, slate roof, and original interior oak trim.
Victorian Inn/Main House: 7 guest rooms each with individual baths.
Connected barn: presently the Bear Shop
Parking: six-vehicle parking lot
Lot Size: .6 acre, 26,136 sq. ft.
Landscaping: mature black walnut trees and heirloom pinksters, raspberries, garden, lawn.
The Carriage House: a two-story barn, 830 sq. ft.
The Guest House: a 3-bedroom/2-bath cottage at the back of the lot.
And much more! Come see!
The property is available as an ongoing business or simply as a private residence. We are glad to send detailed information for serious inquiries. Please direct initial inquiry to the Hugging Bear, 802-875-2412. For more info and pictures, you may find the property on Zillow.com. Just type in the address: 244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143.
Asking price: $490,000
Appraised price: $550,000
Inn as turnkey operation: Negotiable
Value of Teddy Bear Shop: Negotiable