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Governor's Rock Motel

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4325 Historic Rte 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Shaftsbury
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

booked this place for one night while passing through Vermont. We were given a warm welcome. Room was small but spotless! The decor was homely in keeping with the area. Beds were comfy and the fridge in the room came in handy.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the second stay within a year at this motel. Stayed two nights May 29th and 30th 2015 while on a weekend motorcycle trip through southern Vermont. Why did my wife and I return to this motel? The owner's, Sophia and Jim, are genuine down to earth good people who make you feel very welcome right from the start.... More 

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Groveland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were debating on whether to stay here or another place in Bennington, both privately owned and recommended by T.A. The chains were just too expensive and we try to patronize local owners when we can. After checking out both places we decided on Governor's Rock due to several factors...the room (a king) was cleaner, the price was lower (Trip... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed one night and found this cozy little motel to be very clean and comfortable. It's right on Route 7A with easy access to Rte 7, to Manchester, VT, north, and Bennington, south. Owners were friendly; and in-room amenities include a 'fridge, microwave, large TV, and comfortably firm queen-bed. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There's an In-room coffee maker... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights here. The owner was so accommodating and genuinely wanted our stay to be a pleasant one. The rooms were small, but had about every convenience you could think of: microwave, refrigerator, luggage rack, etc. Some of the morning pastries were even homemade. The price was reasonable and provided a good home base from... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed here with my wife while on a 3 day motorcycle trip through the Green Mountains. Stayed here based on tripadvisor reviews and glad I did. First, Sophia, the owner is very personable and accommodating, a real down to earth good person. And the homemade cake she made each morning was excellent. The rooms are all on the ground level,... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a lovely time at this motel. The rooms weren't too big, but they were very reasonably priced and clean. The location between Manchester and Bennington was a convenient place for us to stay on our trip. The owners were very nice and full of suggestions for local dining and activities. The view of the mountains was lovely. We... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This little place is a true "mom & pop" endeavor, run with a very personal touch. It's on a beautiful property, with it's namesake "rock" prominently featured out on the front lawn. It doesn't have a lot of the fancy amenities of a large chain, but it is well-maintained and you're made to feel very welcome when you come for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Governor's Rock Motel for five nights. We feel really lucky to have chosen this place for our visit to Vermont. The owner offered us a better price than the one quoted on booking websites so my recommendation is to call the motel for your booking. Our room was not too big but clean, comfortable,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is a little gem amongst so many hotels and motels in the southern Vt area. The price was very good, they let us bring our pets for a nominal fee, and the room was so cozy, clean, and comfortable! I loved the bed and bedding, the decor was tasteful and welcoming, and the shower while small, had some... More 

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