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What We Love

  • A cozy riverfront stay in one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Most Beautiful Small Towns in AmericaBeing within walking distance of the first national park in Vermont
  • Wandering around one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Most Beautiful Small Towns in America in 2016
  • Taking in the local art on display, as well as the river view from your room

What To Know

  • Family rooms come with bunk beds for the kids (or kids at heart)
  • There's plenty to see and do in the area, including the Woodstock Farmers' Market, Quechee Gorge State Park, and the Killington Gondola
  • Free WiFi
Bedroom property home living room hardwood cottage bed frame


A scenic retreat in an iconic town, near beautiful countryside and Woodstock's charming downtown

The Lowdown

Escape to the hills and woods of Woodstock, one of Vermont’s most iconic towns. Regardless of when you visit, there’s no denying that this is a spectacular part of the country and that it pairs gorgeously with the traditional New England aesthetic. Built in 1963, The Shire Woodstock is part of the fabric of local culture, and also reflects the majestic, rustic setting. You’ll find works by local artists, as well as rooms with river vistas – and it all comes with a commitment to sustainability that’s been approved by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, in a gesture of respect to surrounding nature.
Pay tribute to nature yourself, by setting out from this Migis Hotel Group getaway and exploring it. Discover the aforementioned Ottauquechee, whether to see the leaves changing in fall, the snow falling in winter or the flowers blooming on the riverbanks in spring and summer. Mount Ascutney is less than an hour away, for prime hiking, with the Suicide Six ski trails less than 15 minutes – and if you’d like a stroll around the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Farm Museum, the first national park in Vermont, it’s so close that you can view it from The Shire’s grounds.


Your room is comfortable and modern. It offers a Wi-Fi connection, coffee and tea facilities and a convenient refrigerator – not to mention, a beautiful river view.


The quintessential Vermont village, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Most Beautiful Small Towns in America in 2016, Woodstock is postcard-perfect as they come, with covered bridges, a river and gorge, a “farm museum” national park and a perfect countryside. Local boutiques, general stores, art galleries and bookstores line the streets, making for lovely scenic strolls. There are also breweries, farms and the Dartmouth College campus nearby, plus the glass-blowing facilities of renowned Simon Pearce.

How to Get There

The Shire Woodstock
46 Pleasant St
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States


4.5 Very Good 554 Reviews
Anniversary Getaway! LOVED IT!
Reviewed 1 day ago

We Had the most AMAZING stay at the Shire, the staff was super friendly and the view from the Riverview suite was so breathtaking! We will recommend this location to everyone and definitely will be back! Jovanna was very friendly and helped us find the best room getting us a bang for our buck! Loved it!

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Fantastic stay with very accommodating staff!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding customer service that you don't often find. The management and staff were wonderful, I had incorrectly booked the wrong date and didn't show up for my reservation, the hotel called me - I quickly realized it was my error and they re-booked me to the following night with no charge. Then when I left, I forgot my jacket in the room, they called again to let me know but I was 2 hours away by the time they found it, they took the trouble to ship it to me and as far as I am aware didn't even charge me... The rooms were large, extremely comfortable and quiet with a beautiful view of the river. The staff were very friendly and informative about where to visit/eat. My wife and I really enjoyed our visit and will stay again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at the Shire. The rooms are large and clean and nicely furnished. It's walking distance to all downtown shops and restaurants. The manager was very very helpful. Woodstock is a quaint and charming village.

Upper State New York/Vermont Vacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here on May 5th. We were tired and after checking a few places out with no luck we walked in to see what the room rates would be. We were helped by Jovanna. She was super nice and full of energy! She let up look at a room before making a decision and after seeing the room, it was a definite go! So very nice a peaceful there. We had a room on the river and a beautiful view.

Jovanna gave us a great tip on a place to eat dinner and the hotel is walking distance to the town.

This is a must stay if you're in the area.

A great place to stay for a getaway vacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel with great reviews of the river. We enjoyed our stay very much--the room was spacious and clean, the TV worked great, nice amenities provided and a great view of the river from our balcony in the back of the hotel. Also a nice touch was the small bottle of maple syrup and cheese provided at check in.
We were also very pleased by the friendliness and efficiency of the hotel staff. At check in we were greeted by Jovonna, who provided us with a wealth of information on where to go, where to eat, etc. She is very pleasant and cordial and very helpful. Also, free wifi with a very good connection.