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Woodstock's Riverside Hotel

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“The river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Set on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in the picturesque Village of Woodstock, Vermont, The Shire Woodstock offers a rare respite from today’s hectic world. Explore the pastoral countryside, walk the

charming downtown, or laze the day away in a rocking chair and enjoy our panoramic river views. Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or a winter retreat, your stay at The Shire Woodstock awaits.

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Falling for Woodstock

This fall, enjoy a relaxing autumn escape to scenic, rural Woodstock! 

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Rise and Shine

Start your day off right with 12 PM late check out and an organic and locally made breakfast at Soulfully Good or Mon Vert Cafe.

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Snack Sampler

Our Snack Sampler is the perfect addition to your stay at The Shire. Take this reusable tote bag with you on your hike or around the town of Woodstock!

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Close To It All

Just across the street from Mac’s Woodstock Market and less than a ten-minute walk from the village of Woodstock, we’re so close to so much.

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Vermont Views

Our unique location offers picture-book views of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, a fully-operating dairy farm and outdoor history museum.

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Riverside Relaxation

The Ottauquechee riverfront is just outside the door. Relax, gather, and play alongside nature at The Shire Woodstock.

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Designated Green Hotel

With our strong environmental policy, you’ll reduce your impact on the environment when you choose to stay at our Green Hotel.

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Sincere Hospitality Since 1963

Whether it’s providing you with glasses for your own bottle of wine or telling you the best spots for a bite to eat, we’re happy to help.

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All Four Seasons


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‘Tis the season for skis, sleds, and snowballs. Our winters may be cold, but the warmth of the The Shire lasts all year long.

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All Four Seasons


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Each spring, when the snow begins to melt and a sweet smell permeates the air, you’ll know that Vermont’s maple sugaring season is upon us.

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All Four Seasons


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Summer is an ideal season to explore our great outdoors: swim, hike, bike, and wander to your heart’s content during the balmy days of summertime.

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Vibrant, colorful foliage abounds each autumn in Vermont, and The Shire serves as the perfect homebase for catching fall festivals and scenic views.

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"Amazing Staff"

I recently visited The Shire (for the second time) with a group of friends and stayed in the new river suite. The accommodations were amazing but what really made the trip so memorable was the kindness and attentiveness of the staff! Terrell and Victoria went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate our needs and made us feel extra special!! We will definitely be coming back on a regular basis.
— Anniewawa

"Leaf Peepers"

Cute motel in a great location. The desk clerk was really nice and informative. We walked down to the farmers market first thing. Found the nicest stained glass gifts from Vermont. We drove around the area and saw the amazing leaf colors! I would recommend this establishment.
— Meg A

"Gem on Pleasant Street"

The Shire is wonderful. Value price point, clean and spacious rooms, walking distance to everything Woodstock has to offer. Desk staff informed about the area. Easy parking. Right across the street from a supermarket.

"So Pleasantly Surprised by this Gem!"

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our room was great: very large with a river view. Nice tables and chairs outside for relaxing and down by the water. And the location is perfect. You can walk into town, which is gorgeous and picturesque. There is even a covered bridge. Go to the Woodstock Inn for dinner or drinks and have breakfast at the Soulfully Good Cafe.
— nicole93089
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