The Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe (Chester, Vermont)
Carriage House
The Hugging Bear Carriage House is one of the finest examples of carriage barns in New England. It was constructed circa 1905 and shares the Colonial Revival style - notably the gambrel form of roof - with several contemporary Chester Village buildings. The projecting loft gable and the pyramidal capped cupola distinguish the finely constructed barn.
Questions? Want to make a reservation? Call us at (800) 325-0519

In addition to the Teddy Bear Shoppe, the Hugging Bear Inn offers two other fine businessed on-site:

Water Music Fine Art Gallery

Featuring the art of Scott J. Morgan and local artists.

Stream of Wellness Natural Medicine

Offering Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Chinese Medicine

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We are fortunate to live in Chester, Vermont. Our town has a rich history, a vibrant economy and a community of people who care deeply about this place. was started by a diverse group of Chester residents from every walk of life and from all over town. We are your neighbors and friends, casual acquaintances and the friends whom you’ve yet to meet. Together with you, we are the community we call Chester.

Bonnie's Bundles Dolls

Looking for "the" Vermont handmade cloth doll? You have come to the right place. Vermont doll artist, Bonnie Watters, has been making her incredible original cloth dolls for 41 years. Over 13,000 have been made and sold and live on in generations of families. With hand-embroidered faces and layers of calico clothing, these heirlooms are filled with personality and character. You really ought to meet them in person. They are collectible, decorative and playable, each one unique and one of a kind.

Teddy Bear Artists + More

Debra Travers - Hearts Ease Bears

Click Souvenirs
London gift shop with the largest range of Teddy Bears from London available for worldwide delivery.
The Hugging Bear is a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State
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