by Morgan Agesen
Just under three miles from Killington Mountain is the Happy Bear Motel, an affordable and convenient option for traveling families. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, and cable television. Children under age 10 stay free of charge, as well. Nearby activities include skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, and tennis.
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- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Children under age 10 free
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Exceeded my expectations based on some of the reviews. It's not a fancy place, but the room was clean, bed was decent, and the bathroom updated (actually better than some other hotels at Killington I've stayed at that rate higher). If you need a place to crash and shower after a day of mountain biking or skiing, worth considering. Price was very reasonable and has great location. You can walk to the Garlic and other bars/restaurants. They do provide some basic breakfast food (muffins, bagels, cereal) in the morning, but limited space to eat it unless you go back to your room. It didn't bother me, but if a cozy place to sit and have breakfast is important to you, then not your motel. I would definitely consider staying again, especially if the price was competitive.
I made a reservation just this week for a trip I plan to take next year. Hotels in Killington tend to fill up quickly during the winter so I wanted to make sure I had a place to stay at a good price. Someone from the hotel called and left a message to make sure I wanted a reservation for next year. When I called back, the man who answered the phone asked why I wanted to make a reservation for next year, and before I could answer, he said, "We don't know if we'll be open. I canceled the reservation. Bye." Then he hung up on me. The price at this hotel is reasonable and the rooms look decent in the pictures, but after this experience, I will not stay at this hotel.