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The Shire Woodstock
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
near Zurich
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Nice rooms and hot coffee on the porch”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

I've spend the night from oct 12th to oct 13th at the Shire Riverview Motel. I've booked two rooms for me, my mother and two of her friends.

We arrived at night and got two rooms on the upper floor. Check-in was quick and the rooms were cozy.

The thing we all will remember for a long time is the hot coffee we drank on the porch while enjoying the river and beautiful landscape on this sunny october morning.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

We were greeted upon arrival by the owner who showed us 3 different rooms for us to choose from. What a treat! Our room was in the cottage part of the complex with an wonderful view of the river and Billings Farm. This has to be the cleanest room we have ever stayed in...even to the baseboards!! Great bed!! Very walkable to town! Maybe 3 minutes. Would stay her again for sure!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

What a wonderful place we stumbled on last Thursday while on a road trip to see the gorgeous fall colors. We arrived in town without reservations and contacted a few places all above $200 a night. Then we drove by the Shire Riverview and stopped in to get 1 of the last 2 available rooms for about $150 nt. The motel was cute from the outside and when we entered our 1st floor room we not disappointed. The room was very large with 2 queen beds, nicely decorated in the New England style with antiques--and very clean. We had a riverview room--room opened onto a large deck with white sitting chairs. The location is nice, just a short walk to town and special boutiques. We had a great dinner at the nearby Spooners Steakhouse on Hwy4 going towards Taftsville. We are a couple who like traveling and do not choose motels for our stays but this place was a delightful exception and we would reccommend it highly. Great stay!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

We just completed our annual multi-stop summer driving trip through Vermont where we have always booked luxurious hotels or B&Bs. On trips to Woodstock in the past we have stayed at the Woodstock Inn but we did not care for the recent changes and thought it overpriced for the accommodations. We couldn't find a suitable B&B so our planned stay at the Shire "motel" was an "experiment" in trying something new on the basis of the tripadvisor reviews. Our delightful experience at the Shire Riverview will bring us back again. We can understand the negative comments about the front-desk staff since we found a couple of them to be abrupt and not very helpful but that wasn't the case with all the staff we met and it did not in any way impact on our overall very pleasant stay. The owner was very warm and friendly. It's the only place we have stayed in that doesn't offer breakfast but it turned out not to be an issue. . . we enjoyed walking across the street to the very convenient grocery store and bringing back our food to enjoy on our balcony with a gorgeous view over the river. All the comments about cleanliness and comfortable beds are spot on. We will definitely return if we stay in Woodstock again on your next trip to Vermont.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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NY NY
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

The Shire was SO cute. it had a fantasic view. The rooms were nice and spacious. The bathroom, was very nice. Everything was super clean. The beds and antiques were adorable. The walk to town was very close and very quaint, and there was fine dining and quaint boutqiues to visit in Woodstock. It was very easy to drive to ski areas, such as SuicideSix , and shopping areas. The covered bridges nearby are also adorable. This was a great motel and the staff was very helpful and nice! They even let us arrive very late and check in in the morning!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

I don't think any place in Woodstock is very reasonable during Leaf Season, but compared to other places this seemed to fit my budget. Rooms are large and nicely decorated. Not great bed linens, but clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is a very short walk to the center of Woodstock, along Rt. 4 (Central Street). My room did not have a river view. On site free parking. Good coffee is served in the morning

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Orchard Park, NY
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

Friendly staff. We stayed in the guest house overlooking the river, the room was very comfortable and clean, had a gas fireplace in one corner. Huge poofy mooshy king sized bed -- very comfortable. Lovely gardens and flower plantings. We had a chance to take our folding chairs down to the lawn by the river and just sit ... so relaxing. A one-serving coffee machine in the foyer with all the fixings...very convenient.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Shire Woodstock

Property: 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 (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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