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Review of The Shire Woodstock

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The Shire Woodstock
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The rooms are homey but modern. With a trendy grocery store across the street, numerous acceptable restaurants in Woodstock and a relaxing river view with some rooms staying three days without ever having to get into your car would be no problem. It's a quiet hotel, so don't go there to party. With the less expensive rooms, some of the traffic noise from Route 4 is evident but not in a big way. Nice place...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jack K
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I don't think I can gush enough about what a wonderful experience I had at the Shire. It is a small well priced motel, that does everything with grace. Just wonderful. The staff is polite and well trained, the rooms are clean and well appointed. A sweet little town, a sweet little Inn.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ElleRose47
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Burke, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Shire Riverview to attend a wedding in the area. Our room was a king river view room on the back of the property. The room is beautifully decorated in traditional colonial style befitting the location in Woodstock, complete with fireplace and plenty of room to move about, as well as modern amenities like flat screen TV and wifi. The bathroom has been updated tastefully and had plenty of counter space to accommodate our needs. The best part was the balcony porch overlooking the river. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs enjoying the view - we got to see a flock of geese take off in formation one morning. The location is great - easy walking distance to downtown Woodstock's shops, restaurants and charm. The Shire is a lovely place to stay - it is nice to find family run, independent inns like this! We have friends in the area, and if we can't stay with them, we would come back to the Shire!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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minneapolis
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give 5's all around is because the room and bathroom were relatively simple. That's not a problem as it was an excellent value. Lay down on the bed and watch the river and the fields and hills beyond. Walk out the door and in 7 minutes you've got half a dozen good restaurants to choose from. Lots of interesting tourist sites near by. The room was extraordinarily quiet. Be sure to visit the General Store in town - great selection of kitchen utensils. Actually, I Ioved my stay!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, Vermont
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This motel had better stick around for good. We use it frequently for guests and have done so for about the last six years. It sits in the prettiest spot on the river and the rooms are large, clean and very comfortable. There is a supermarket across the street and a completely delicious café (Mon Vert) about three minutes' walk away- open for breakfast and lunch.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend. The hotel is located along a river and has fantastic views, a large lawn witl large wooden chairs along the river shoreline, a balcony with a great view where free coffee is available. The rooms are nicely appointed, clean and cozy. The staff are friendly and helpful with advice about things to do in Woodstock. The gardens are fabulous. There's a market across the street that sells all kinds if great munches as well as wine. This is a great hotel with reasonable prices. 5 Stars

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tconcannon
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Top-notch motel. We slept with the windows open so we could enjoy the lovely rush of the shallow river in the ravine right below. Our bright, spacious room was equipped with a refrigerator, which came in handy for storing picnic goodies from the local co-op. We didn't mind that it was a little pricey, given this beautiful location. What a pleasure to step out into the heart of Woodstock in the morning (a beautiful town, BTW, with lots to fill up a weekend in good weather).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Shire Woodstock

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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