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Property Information
The Hugging Bear Bed & Breakfast
244 Main St
Chester, VT
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Price: $470,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7+
Square Feet: 4,424
Lot Description/Acreage:
.6 acre (26,136 Sq ft)
Year Built:
1825
Architectural Style:
Victorian
(c.1860-1900)
 
Contact Information
Name: Laura Thomas
Agency: Hugging Bear LLC
Phone: 802-875-2412
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Property History
In 1850, a unique Italian Colonnade home was built and situated across form the village green in Chester, Vermont. It saw many years, many seasons and went through many changes. It had different owners, was a schoolhouse for a period and went through the Victorian era, which changed this home into a beautiful Queen Anne style Victorian home by adding a tower, bow windows and a big wrap around porch. Circa 1905, a Carriage House was constructed on the property. One of the finest examples of carriage barns in New England, it 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 executed barn.

In 1982, this Victorian home went through another transformation when it was renovated to accommodate guests with a private bathroom in every bedroom. The Hugging Bear Inn was born and continued to welcome families, children, and everyone from all over the world that love Vermont, enjoy a Bed and Breakfast Inn and, most of all, have a passion for Teddy Bears. Teddy Bears, you ask? Yes, the theme of the Hugging Bear Inn revolves around teddy bears, family, fun, collecting and enjoying the lovely countryside of Vermont.

Not long after the Inn was established, the Hugging Bear Shoppe began. It's a gift shop that quickly grew from one to four extensive rooms of the finest selection of teddy bears in the Northeast, with over 10,000 teddy bears and similar products available for purchase.
 
Property Description
Come explore this charming, historic Victorian home located in the heart of the Chester Village in Vermont. This property is currently an operating BnB Inn. It has been lovingly maintained over the years and it shows. Appreciate the grand staircase, the exquisite bay windows, turret and wrap around porch. Enjoy the formal entry, comfortable living room, and the oak pocket door entry to the library! Relax with a book by the fireplace! The 2nd floor has 7 bedrooms all with private baths and plenty of closet space. The house and carriage barn buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the back of the house, in the attached barn is the current toy and teddy bear shop. Additional to the property is a two story carriage horse barn. In the rear of the property stands a delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage ready for service as an inn keeper cottage, MIL, or income producing rental (AirBnB or other). This property includes an expansive yard for family activities, pets, and even chickens. This amazing home, rich in history, is ready and waiting for your commercial or residential inquiry.

Call anytime for more info: 802 875-2412.
 
Additional Notes
Former owner, Georgette Thomas, ran the Inn with passion for over 30 years. She created quite a legacy here where people have come to visit for years. She passed away in February 2014, but her legacy lives on with her daughter continuing to run the Inn & Shoppe since then. Come and see this beautiful place and experience the magic. All are welcome, no matter whether you are interested in a private residence or a new business venture. This place is a must see.
Last Updated: October 16, 2017
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