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The Shire Woodstock

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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
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This hotel is in a great location. Our unit was a bit old, but clean and well kept up. Walls are a bit thin and we could hear the upstairs guests talking and walking around. We had an electric fireplace, but some rooms had gas ones, so be sure to ask for that if it interests you.
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Response from Barbara S, Manager at The Shire Woodstock
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi CACM727, Thanks for staying with us during your recent trip to Woodstock. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the location of our property and we hope to see you on a future visit to the area.
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Absolutely amazed at this sweet little property! Tucked away in a quaint New England historical village, located right on the rivers edge, it might not look as exciting from the street. But the welcoming customer service, the local recommendations, the amenities and provided toil
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Response from Barbara S, Manager at The Shire Woodstock
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Passenger49980081303, Thank you for taking the time to highlight some of the details that we have worked so hard to provide. I always joke that there is a postcard somewhere with the view of the Ottauquechee River from our property. It really is an amazing view! We love pets! All of them... We have heard so many times about people being unable to travel due to pet restrictions or having to schedule a trip without their dog and around a sitters plans (ugh). Because of that, we decided to create something special for our furry friends. The Shire features a select number of river view and non-river view pet friendly rooms and we want pets to be just as comfortable as you. They are away from the things that they are familiar with and we try to recreate that (the best we can). Thank you again. We cannot wait for your return visit!
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The Shire became our families choice while visiting Woodstock for the past six years. Our parents lived at Woodstock Terrace, a wonderful assisted living facility in Woodstock. All of us were from out-of-town. We spent the past six Christmases, Easters, Thanksgivings and many wee
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Response from Barbara S, Manager at The Shire Woodstock
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there Discover02794012014, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We got to know your family pretty well over the years and always look forward to your visits! You and your entire family are part of our extended family and we truly hope that you all will continue visiting the area.
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Toured from CT up to Niagara Falls, as part of our trip we headed out to Vermont and ended up staying overnight at The Shire Woodstock. The Shire does not offer a food option which is strange but not critical as we were able to take a short walk and find ample restaurants to sati
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Response from Barbara S, Manager at The Shire Woodstock
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi blackiealan, Thank you for writing a review about your past stay with us in August. Our housekeeping staff usually does an excellent job keeping the outside of our facility clean. I am sorry to hear that this was not the case during your stay. I am not sure if you took a peek at our website prior to traveling, because we do list that we are a green hotel. We do not put individual coffee machines in guest rooms due to the fact that they are not environmentally friendly. We do, however, have Keurigs available upon request.
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When we made a last minute trip to Woodstock this summer, our first choice was booked, so we landed at the Shire, which ended up being a nice choice.

The best part about the Shire is the location. It's across the street from a market and a quick walk into the cute, bustling town
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Response from Barbara S, Manager at The Shire Woodstock
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi sonyaet2018, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to share some of your highlights with us. The river front lawn games, hammock, and picnicking areas are one of our favorites as well! We hope to be your first choice on a return visit to Woodstock!
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River House Room
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Standard Room
king size bed
Lovely morning view on upper deck patio
River View from Room
Is there a price difference between a "standard" room (queen) on the first floor overlooking parking lot and same type of room with riverview?
Our room on the second floor had a door that opened to the parking lot and a view out the back of the river. The wing I was staying in - all the rooms were configured this way on both floors. I would check with the very helpful owner and staff to find out if there are different rooms.
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My hubby, yorkie, & I would love to come 10/14-10/16 - how much? We can walk to town? 💜
The town is within walking distance. It's a level walk on sidewalks. It's a mix of homes and businesses on the walk to town. I agree with the comment on the Prince and Pauper. We had our anniversary dinner there and they were so kind and thoughtful. It was a wonderful meal. Going the opposite way from the hotel and not easy walking (sideways start and stop) there is Worthy Kitchen which was wonderful. Enjoy!
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Hi there, I'd like to know if Standard Rooms (King bed) located on Ground floor? We're traveling with big suitcases, thus worrying about carrying them up/down the stairs.
King sized beds are available upstairs and down. Even if you have to lug suitcases upstairs, I personally would prefer to be upstairs as opposed to having someone above me thumping around in the middle of the night. Enjoy the river views and Worthy Kitchen - both are wonderful!
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Are you walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the village of Woodstock?
Easy walk to shops and restaurants. There is a small grocery store right across the street also. You can even walk to a restaurant in the evening and feel perfectly safe.
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Can anyone who has stayed here with their dogs share some of their experiences. We are wondering what to expect. For example, What did you do with your dog when you went to dinner? Is there a separate area for guests with pets? Do you have any tips or ideas to make traveling with the four legged family member relaxed and enjoyable for all. Thank you for sharing Veronica Frances
"Main hotel may be quieter than outer buildings. I would ask next time."
"The corner rooms, rooms with river views & some have patios. Newer rooms had gas fireplaces, a winter plus"
"Rooms facing away from the street are quieter and have great views."
"Room 116 needs a new mattress"
"Select another hotel"
US$118 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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