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“Pleasant motel with beautiful, tranquil river views”

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The Shire Woodstock
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We enjoyed staying in this friendly quiet motel. It doesn't offer breakfast but there's a supermarket close by where we bought breakfast items and were able to use the small fridge in our room. Good coffee is available on the motel's verandah where you can sit and admire the beautiful river views. We went for a walk along the river one afternoon which was lovely. The motel is close enough to all the restaurants and shops, without being too noisy. It has the best views in Woodstock and is good value for money. Woodstock is a very pretty town.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were completely happy with our accommodations at The Shire. In Woodstock for a wedding over Columbus day weekend, we chose a modestly priced room on the street side of The Shire. The room was very clean,the bed very comfortable, and the sheets perfect ( all cotten, I think). There were no noise issues.
Rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch allowed us to bask in the morning fall sunshine, sip coffee, and believe it or not, pluck baby tomatoes from beautiful plantings in front of us.
We would be happy to return to The Shire.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was impossible to turn the heating off. We arrived on a lovely warm day and the room was incredibly hot. I contacted the person on reception who came and said the heating in our room was turned off and it was only residual heat coming through. But the excessive heat carried on the whole time we were there - it was stifling. We had both windows open and we were still boiled.

No kettle provided. Finally given some "hot pot" which did warm water but would not boil.

View and situation were good.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The town of Woodstock is a great place to take a break. We go every Fall. The Shire is located right in town so you can walk to all the shops. There is a grocery store right across the street if you need anything. The view behind the Shire is wonderful. If you have never been, there are a number of things to do in the area. Visiting the Billings Farm for one is great. We love going to the flea market and the little shops in Quechee Gorge which is just a short drive from the Shire. Obviously the Gorge is a destination in itself. The only reason I did not give the Shire an excellent rating is that their bathrooms are really very small. Otherwise they are very accommodating and the rooms are clean.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stay here every fall and it is a great location for walling to town but I really love the river view;
I like the bottom rooms that open to a balcony. Good value...nice to walk for a drink or cup of coffee.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here during part of our 30th anniversary celebration and it was wonderful. We loved our clean room with a beautiful corner view of the river with 4 large windows in our room. It has a great balcony and wonderful Keurig Coffee available. We were just a short walk into town and the walk has great scenery. I would highly recommend the Shire Riverview Lodge. They even upgraded us to a corner suite because it was our anniversary. Very nice folks to do business with.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Loved our stay at the Shire Riverview. You couldn't have a better location in Woodstock. We were able to walk everywhere and a short drive from many sitess we wanted to see. The room was lovely and very comfortable, with everything we needed, including a lovely view of the river.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Shire Woodstock

Address: 46 Pleasant St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1126 (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: $118 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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