Bears Lair Inn

4583 Mountain Road , Stowe, VT 05672 USA (Show map)


Quiet Inn set on 9 acres of landscaped and wooded area. Babbling brook, waterfall and wooded walking trail on property. Heated pool(summer 0nly) two outdoor Jacuzzi tubs. Mountain views. You can cross country ski in the winter from our door. Near Stowe's recreation trail, and closest 3 diamond B&B to Mount Mansfield the highest mountain in Vermont, for downhill skiing, mountain bikking and mountain climbing. We are also minutes from Smugglers Notch, for spectular views.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Warm Friendly Accomodation's

4.0 on September 13, 2010

My partner and I booked a weekend getaway to the Honeywood Inn at for a short getaway from Boston. We booked the 2 room Suite, with in Room Garden Jet Tub, and Fireplace. It was a great value, and included a full breakfast with the room rate. The rooms were quite large, and had a nice touch with a Microwave and Refrigerator for our afternoon snacks, and a larger screen television with many channels on satellite, and DVD. The balcony on the rear side of the room was small, but has a nice overview into the large backyard, with a nice view into the woods behind the Inn.

Two absolutely romantic days

5 on November 01, 2009

My husband and I spent 2 of the most romantic days at the Honeywood last month. The Jacuzzi suite in the Inn was fabulous, and we loved having the microwave and fridge for snacks and chilled wine.

We won't be back

2.6 on August 21, 2009

The rooms at this bed and breakfast are clean and fairly good size but could use some updating. The prices are inline with the rooms. However, there's a reason that they only show you the doorway in the picture---it's the nicest part of the exterior. The rest is very run down and could use some renovations. When you look at the other bed and breakfasts on the same road you'll wonder why you chose this one. We will never stay at this Bed and Breakfast again. The gentleman that served us breakfast was very friendly. He was the only friendly one. Although Bill wasn't too bad, he showed us our room when we arrived and the hot tub then we never saw him again. Typically when you arrive at a Bed and Breakfast, you have a nice friendly greeting and usually warm cookies to sample. We had nothing of the sort and we had to put money in a cup to drink a bottle of water. Nobody helped us plan our day or even cared to ask how our stay was. If you have a question, you have to pick up the phone and call over to another building. We had asked to change rooms since the one across wasn't occupied and it had more space & a TV. The owner was irritated and she said she would get back to us, she never did, didn't even leave us a note. Usually the people running a bed and breakfast are very friendly. This was not the case. Save your money and reserve a place that's more updated and hospitable. This is one place we won't be returning to.

Wonderful Second Honeymoon

5 on December 01, 2008

My husband and I stayed at The Honeywood last month, for our 10 anniversary. The Hosts Carolyn and Bill were warm and friendly, and made us feel right at home. The suite with 2 person jacuzzi tub and fireplace were really nice at night after a full day of touring around the area. We would highly recommend staying there. Breakfast was great and different choices every day, with a variety of items offered, not like some B&B's that just give you one item, usually pre cooked.

Relaxing time with the bears

5 on September 19, 2008

My girl friend and I stayed at The Honeywood lodge last month. We had a great time, my girlfriend loved the bears. The property is one of the nicest in all of Stowe, lots of space, ao you can interact with the other guests, or find a quiet spot for just the two of you. Carolyn's breakfasts are plentiful, and all the Cook family made us feel welcome. They had other guests there that have stayed with them for 15 years. I can see why, and we will be back.

Worth a look

3.0 on September 07, 2008

Very friendly people, very eager to please. Room was very comfortable and breakfast was huge. Very convenient to everything in Stowe/Waterbury.

Family stay

4.4 on August 16, 2008

We had a chance to stay here with our family. The Inn was quite clean and tidy and the breakfast was great! If you book thru the site it does not calculate the correct cost and we had to pay extra for our children (although we had specified that we had 2 children and two adults when booking). I was glad to find a B & B that could accomodate a family of four in one room.

Wonderful Find

5 on September 12, 2007

My wife and I were looking for a place to stay in Stowe as the Inn we usually stay at was full, and we happened upon the Honeywood. We had a great time, and we definitely will return as we come to Stowe a number of times during the year for all seasons. The rooms are large and very comfortable, and the breakfast is filing and delicious. Book you won't be disappointed.

Faily ski weekend

5 on July 22, 2007

I have been staying at the Honeywood for 7 years. My children have grown up there, son in college and daughter in high school now, and just love coming back each year. We look forward to coming back this coming winter.

Great Property!

5 on March 05, 2007

I stayed here for a girls weekend over St Patty's Day last year! Bill and Carolyn were great hosts and we loved the fresh cookies when we got there! They have a great location and the hot tub was just what we needed!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Large rooms queen canopy bed with full private tub shower baths, seating area. Induvidual heat, A/C and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King

Large room king bed full private tub shower baths, seating area. Individual heat and A/C. Wirelwss internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Superior Queen Suite

Large two room suite, Queen bed and 2 person Jacuzzi in bedroom, separate living room with gas fireplace, microwave and refrigerator, queen sofa bed. Separate bath with shower. Individual heat and A/C. Wireless internet access. $25 additional costs per guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $299


Large romantic canopy bedroom, bathroom has full tub/ shower. Private seating area, individual heat and A/C. Wireless internet access. Garden views

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $209


Large romantic rooms with queen bed and private full tub/shower bath rooms. Private seating area, individual heat and A/C. Wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Two Double Beds

Large room with two double beds, seating area, individual heat and A/C. Full private tub shower baths. Garden views. $25 additional costs per guest over double occupancy. Wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Queen and Double

Good sized room, with 1 Queen bed and 1 Double bed, can accommodate up to 4 people. Additional $25.00 charge per guest over double occupancy. Private bath with full tub shower. Wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $199

Small Queen

Smaller Queen room full private tub shower bath. Wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$68 - $169

King Suite

Two bedroom suite. One bedroom with king bed satellite Tv seating area. Second room with 2 twin beds, satellite Tv. Microwave, fridge, full tub shower bathroom. free internet access, Balcony, garden views, Outdoor Hottub, full breakfast included

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

$189 - $299

Queen and Single

Queen Cherry Sleigh bed and single bed,Vanity, full length mirror. Full private bath. Internet access. Garden views

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $89 - $179


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Burlington, VT (BTV) 35 miles

Directions to property:


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Alpine Slide and Water Slide in Summer, Gondola Rides, Trapp Family Lodge, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Vermont teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Museum, Rock of ages granite Quarry, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Free offstreet parking, Outdoor hottub, Outdoor Heated Pool (summer Only)Free Wireless internet access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snowmobile and Kayak Tours, Alpine and water slide in Summer, Snow mobiling, Dog Sledding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4PM - 10 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only State policy. Smoking outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 10 years and over.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days most weekends,3-5 days peak and holiday periods
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night or 50%. Which ever is greater.
  • Cancellations: 15 days cancellation during regular season, and 30 days during holiday or peak seasons. If you cancel 15/30 days prior to arrival date you receive your deposit back less $35.00. If you cancel less than 15/30 days prior to arrival date you receive your deposit back less $35.00 if we are able to re-rent your reserved space for the entire period of your reservation. During holidays and peak periods you receive your deposit less $35.00 back if you cancel 30 days prior to arrival date. If you cancel less than 30 days before arrival your deposit is non refundable. All bookings made within the cancellation period deposits are non refundable.



Carolyn & Bill Cook

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Carolyn & Bill ski and Carolyn likes to horseback ride. As innkeepers we don't have much time for outside activities, since we try to give our guests as much of our time as we can. We like to chat with you when possible, and be available to answer your questions, and direct you to the activity you most wish to do.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00- 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Waffles with Carolyn's warm raspberry sauce
Large waffle smothered in Carolyn's homemade warm raspberry sauce served with whipped cream, and sides of bacon or sausage and Carolyn's special home fried potatoes.