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The Shire Woodstock
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
Hawkins, Texas
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“We Loved this Hotel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We looked out the window of our room. Geese were in the river and beautiful canvasback ducks. Song birds woke us in the morning and we went to the balcony to have coffee and watch a fly fisher wading down the river. We had the standard room the first night but had the luxury the second night. Both were great but we recommend the luxury room. The staff were very professional and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room most have it but some don't.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We much enjoyed our 4 nights at the Shire this past week. We loved the location, it was walkable and yet quiet. The beds are WONDERFUL and everything was clean and sparkling.
Rated one down because there was no coffee in the second floor foyer, as promised.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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CV, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed at the Shire Riverview for 2 nights in early May. The rooms were clean and well maintained and the grounds were very nice with chairs down by the river and up on the 2nd level porch to take in the view. The staff was very helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome. We have 2 young kids (1 and 3) which I mentioned when I made the reservation. This was a slow time of year so they put us in a room without any neighbors (without my requesting this). It was a relief to not have to worry about bothering neighbors if the kids got up in the night or early in the morning. And I'm sure the other guests appreciated not being near kids if it could be helped. The greatest thing about this hotel was the chairs outside every room. We could sit outside and relax after the kids went to bed (at 7:30).

The location of the hotel was great. It is across the street from a grocery store and walking distance from the town of Woodstock.

It was a lovely stay. I recommend the Shire. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

The night my fiance and I got engaged we made a trip to Woodstock VT to the Shire Riverview Motel. We definitely will be returning. Not only did we enjoy a beautiful jacuzzi in our room, we had wonderful views and privacy.
We would like to thank the staff and especially management for their exceptional service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

My family have stayed at the Shire for several years now. We are never disappointed with our visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Shire Rooms have always been clean and comfortable. The location is the best, just a quick walk into the village. Make sure you have breakfast or lunch at the Mountain Creamery!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were in Woodstock last weekend to celebrate our anniversary and chose Shire because of the good reviews; we were not disappointed! Views from our premium cottage were really nice, room was clean and so was the bathroom. It was a bit pricey considering we were there during off season, however we loved everything about the hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

My husband I have recently had two visits to Woodstock as we are in the throws of buying a small getaway in town. During our trips we stayed at The Shire Riverview and were completely blown away by the wonderful experience. Firstly the room....we stayed in the seperate building that houses rooms with fireplaces and balcony river views. When we walked into our room the first time we just stood there with our mouthes hanging open and said together "Wow!" Panoramic river views, gorgeous king sized bed, fireplace and understated local furnishings were above and beyond anything we were expecting. In the morning, a quick sprint down the stairs and complementary coffee was waiting. During our second visit we thought there was no way it could be a great as we remembered but it was and more. Now, if a resort experience is what you are after, you wont find it at the shire, there are no doormen, waiters or managers chasing you down to see if you're enjoying your stay, no, at The Shire, you are left completely alone which is just what we like. Everyone we talked to said that The Shire Riverview is one of Woodstocks little secrets, 5 star rooms - reasonable rates. Oh and I forgot to mention that the village foodstore is right across the street so you can stock the fridge up with wine and breakfast goodies before you check in. Try the Shire.....it will become your favorite place to stay in Woodstock.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms in the Annex, the ones with the fireplace and balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Shire Woodstock
Address: 46 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT 05091 (Formerly Shire Riverview Lodging)
Location: United States > Vermont > Woodstock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shire Woodstock 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an independent hotel in the Village of Woodstock, VT. Each of our 43 rooms is uniquely furnished in traditional New England style and many of them have a beautiful view of the Ottauquechee River which flows behind the property. Hospitality is our priority and we want you to feel at home here at The Shire Woodstock. Our General Manager lives on the premises and is available to help make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We have some rooms with fireplaces, some with Jacuzzis and a limited number of "dog friendly" rooms. All of our rooms have Cable TV, wifi and a small refrigerator, as well as individual heating and air conditioning. Join us for a relaxing, quiet vacation in a place steeped in tradition-The Shire Woodstock. ... more   less 
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