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The Shire Woodstock

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Birmingham, Alabama
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248 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cozy beds lots of pillows. Location is perfect. Make sure you do dinner at Pauper and Prince and the Woodstock Inn try to drive to Weston and toodle around. Very scenic. Remember the movie Ghost Story? Filmed in Woodstock. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ahhh, The Shires Inn....we only spent one night in Woodstock, VT and we are glad we found The Shires Inn. Every detail from cleanliness to the feeling of comfort to hospitality to feeling like they went out of their way for us.....that is The Shires Inn. Great bed, cozy patio with iconic rocking chairs (we lost a champagne flute to... More 

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South Africa
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78 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I struggled to find a suitable hotel for a 1 night stopover in Woodstock using various internet search websites , and I was not sure if the Shires would be a good venue . But this is a really good venue which surpassed my expectations . As you drive into Woodstock from Queegee gorge direction , it is situated on... More 

Thank Gordon R
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed our property and town, hopefully you will come join us again soon! More 

Solvang, California
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9 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We all loved this wonderful place. The staff was wonderful, the views spectacular and the rooms very comfortable. Close to town and easy access. We had a room with a shared veranda overlooking the river and loved the sounds of the river. Hot beverages anytime was a treat. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Thank robinma101
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

We hope to see you back soon! More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, pleasant room . Good value for dollar spent. Personnel friendly. Across the street from the local grocery store. Woodstock a lovely town with several national parks surrounding the town.

Thank 171gracie
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We booked one of the river house rooms. The website describes rooms as mostly having access to a shared verandah. I had hoped that verandah would overlook the river and would be somewhere we could share a glass of wine before wandering off to dinner. Alas, the only verandah we had access to was at the front door so that... More 

1 Thank Chris W
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We apologize that you were unable to get a room with a veranda, please let us know next time and we will do our best! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Shire manages to be both quaint and luxurious at the same time. The setting couldn't be more beautiful (and our room had access to the back balcony to enjoy the great view). Service at the front desk was friendly and efficient. Our room was very clean and much more luxurious feeling than I expected from a small motel. The... More 

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Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad we exceeded your expectations -- that's always our goal! We hope to see you again. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed at the Shire over Labor Day weekend when I was in town for a wedding and it was a wonderful stay. I stayed in a room with a view of river and I could sit on the roof and read/meditate with a fantastic view by just climbing out of my window. Lots of space in the room, the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

New York City
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a find. The Shire Woodstock has everything we needed for a relaxing escape. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable -- we had a room on the river -- gorgeous views. We could walk to dinner at Woodstock's excellent restaurants. The staff is welcoming and attentive. A friend recommended this place and we will definitely return -- at any season. I'd... More 

Thank Windrunner
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy to hear you had a relaxing stay with us and we hope to see you again this winter! More 

Brookville, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice hotel with great views from the room in walking distance to Woodstock, Vermont. Our only complaint was that they promised coffee on their second level but when we went to get some at 5:30am there was none available. Luckily we had brought our hot water pot and coffee along with us.

Thank goldylocks927
Adam L, General Manager at The Shire Woodstock, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We apologize if we were not clear with the location of our coffee station! This time of year it's located at the end of the second floor deck and coffee and tea is available 24/7, but it is around a corner so that may be why there was difficulty finding it. We hope to see... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Shire Woodstock

Address: 46 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT 05091 (Formerly Shire Riverview Lodging)
Region: United States > Vermont > Woodstock
Price Range: RM565 - RM907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shire Woodstock 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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“Avoid the corner room next to the tea / coffee station .”
 of 5 bubbles GordonR46, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The River rooms are the best (IMHO)”
 of 5 bubbles FredB97, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The river view is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles marybel1, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the building next to the main motel are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles 1312Kathy, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra and book a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles kalinca62, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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