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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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Winter Getaway

Plan your perfect winter getaway with our Stay & Ski package. Cozy up at The Shire after your day in the snow and receive hand warmers, a Shire mug and instant hot cocoa.

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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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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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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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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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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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Traveler Rating

Based on 56 reviews in the last 90 days

"Gets better with every visit"

The Shire has always been lovely but it seems to grow on me. My last visit was perfect. The room was large, elegant, and comfortable without being over the top. Staff are super friendly. Location is just right. It's cozy but not cloying. My go-to place for visiting the Upper Valley.
— guineverek66

"Comfortable and Relaxing"

The room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. The beds were excellent. We really enjoyed having a river view and the ability to open sliders and step out onto a shared balcony. It was nice to just sit there with a glass of wine at the end of a day. The location is wonderful.
— Annaram

"Absolutely Love The Shire!"

I would absolutely rate our stay at The Shire a ten and highly recommend it to anyone. My daughters and I were only there for one night, but wish it was more... Our room was beautifully appointed, very tastefully decorated, very clean and the view of the river and fresh fallen snow was priceless.
— sgiranda

"Quaint inn with excellent views"

Me and my wife really enjoyed the Shire. Walking distance to several resteraunts . We stayed in building next door and really enjoyed the balcony and the area. Highly recommend to couples looking for peace and quite
— Bill M
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