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Governor's Rock Motel

4325 Historic Rte 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Shaftsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My family and I stayed here for one night but we could have easily stayed for more. The owner was very welcoming and showed us to our room. The room was beautiful, clean, and cozy. It truly felt like a home away from home. The view was peaceful with chairs you could sit upon to enjoy the sunrise. I would... More

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New York City, New York
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38 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice country Vermont experience. The rooms were decorated with care and were lovely. A little small and a tiny bathroom, but clean, comfortable and not a cookie cutter chain experience. We would come back again. The owner was very nice and they had two kinds of coffee brewed in the lobby to enjoy.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

When we arrived the owner, Sophia, had a warm smile as she greeted us, and walked with us to show us our room. She said it feels a bit chilly and turned on the heat for us. We immediately felt at home with the charming room, stenciled with morning glories and with paintings of leaves and a flower on the... More

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Sudbury, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Would definitely stay here again. We stayed for 3 nights and found the bed comfortable, the bathroom perhaps a bit small but the overall room quite large enough. We had a little patio at the back with a table and chairs and a small table and chairs in the front so you could sip an coffee and enjoy the early... More

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Brooklyn, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I traveled to VT to visit family the week before Christmas and arrived at the Governor's Rock late in the day when a massive snowstorm was brewing. It was frigid and blustery, so the owner had turned on the heat in my room to pre-warm it in anticipation of my arrival. The room was toasty warm and a small electronic... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here for two nights whilst visiting friends in the area. The rooms aren't huge but they are very clean and nicely furnished. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom and shower were small but given that you don't really spend too much time there it didn't matter! I would definitely stay there again.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

What a comfortable bed,Nice hotel.Room was not large but big enough.The bathroom was kind of small but great hot water.there was a flat screen tv with sattelite dish.Not far from bennington or manchester.Very quaint hotel Nice that there was a good sized fridge and microwave Owner sophie very nice and friendly.Will definitely return to the rock.....

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newton ma
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights while in for Bennington College Parents Weekend. Hampton Inn was full. Saved a whopping $200 by staying at Governor's Rock. We had a king memory foam bed that was the best bed we have ever had in any motel. No traffic noise. Small, clean frig was very helpful. Bathroom was challenging -- very small. Breakfast was... More

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Shelburne, VT
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had a reunion and many family members stayed at the Governor's Rock. It is an "old school" style motel that includes many modern amenities (i.e. flat screen t.v.s, microwave ovens, memory foam mattresses (in Room 5 at least), etc.). The rooms are small, but they are comfy with lots of personal touches in each room. Everything is very clean.... More

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Bloomfield, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Governor's Rock Motel is very comfortable with cozy furniture, cute little table and chairs, microwave, good-sized mini-frig, and quiet. The lady who owns the motel made sure we had everything we needed and took time to visit. The slower pace of life is much needed and refreshing to find as one travels. The home-made coffeecake in the office, the next... More

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Address: 4325 Historic Rte 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Shaftsbury
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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