Big Bears Lodge

344 Route 100 , West Dover, VT 05356 USA (Show map)


Big Bears is located just 1500 ft from the Mount Snow ski area. A free shuttle bus stops in front of the lodge and takes you directly to the slopes and afterwards you can relax in our indoor hot tub or beside one of a large stone fireplaces. Big Bears specializes in group travel, family fun and family reunions and our 60 seat dinning area makes every event just right. Most guest rooms have been recently renovated. In summer months, relax in our outdoor heated pool or enjoy the park like setting of our yard complete with an enormous playground.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Very nice people, location, and rates

4.4 on August 25, 2014

We came in summer, for a family funeral. They helped us select rooms for those with special needs, they catered a nice lunch after the service, stored the flower arrangements, many details. The atmosphere is homelike, with several "living rooms" where you can gather. Free hot breakfast is great, watching sun rise over forest. Not fancy -- no a/c, in-room microwaves etc. But a beautiful location, friendly hosts, and reasonable rates. We hope to visit in all four seasons!

Very Nice (Inside & Out)

4.4 on October 07, 2012

Very clean & host(s) were very nice. Room needs a nice chair not just desk & chair. They should put some of the photos lining the halls into rooms. I will come back.

Big Bears Lodge

4.6 on September 06, 2012

What a friendly staff & owners. My stay was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this lodge. We will be back!

Outstanding Hosts

5 on October 08, 2009

Our Hosts, Steven, Caroline & Shelly, were very personable and at the same time professional. The Lodge is immaculate. The food & service couldn't be better. The hosts make you feel like you can really relax in their home. Great internet service. Lots of room in the common areas to relax. Our whole experience there was great. Sincerely, Barbara McLaughlin

Casual and Accommodating

3.8 on October 01, 2009

Adequate rooms, great food, beautiful surroundings, friendly and accommodating service.

Big Bear Lodge

5 on October 22, 2008

Place was very clean, rooms were very nice. friendly, nice place to stay.

Family Friendly Inn

4.6 on October 17, 2008

This was a repeat visit to Big Bears Lodge for us. The lodge is family friendly, and is close to Mount Snow and to Adam's Family Farm. Rooms are clean, offer varying sizes (some have queen beds, bunk beds) and are an excellent value for the money. On the lower level there is a hot tub, a pool table and a nice kids room with plenty of toddler toys to keep them busy. There are also several common areas throughout the inn. The innkeepers do an excellent job at making sure you are satisfied with your stay. I would recommend Big Bears for families with kids and adults traveling as well.

Great Place to Stay

5 on October 15, 2008

Great place! Had a great weekend. Steve & Caroline are excellent hosts. Food & Accommodations were more than expected. Would definitely stay there again.

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Location Type



Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Come into town of Wilmington, VT on Route 9. Turn onto Route 100 North. Go 9 miles. We are on the right.

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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Desk, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: 10AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitter available at weekends
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum during holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night room and tax required at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is received 14 or more days (21 days for holiday periods) prior to arrival the deposit will be refunded less 15% of the total stay. Within 14 days (21 for holidays) there will be no refund of the deposit.
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Steve & Caroline Sawyers

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Cost: 0
  • Time Served: 7:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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