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Hotel Description

Enjoy the outdoor pool at this Hardwick motel

In Hardwick

Stay at this Hardwick motel and you'll be within 12 miles (20 km) of Joes Pond and Elmore State Park. Hill Farmstead Brewery and Copley Hospital are within 16 miles (25 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and barbecue grills are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80* Per night/room Aug 17 - Aug 18

Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Quadruple Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inn by the River ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn by the River

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Family (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 13, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 18, 2021 by P&F

We love to hear that our guests are happy with their stay. Thank you for your positive review

5 out of 5
Its the only place i stay when in the area

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2021 by P&F

Thank you for your confidence and kind words of appreciation

4 out of 5
The folks are very nice and quite accommodating - rare traits these days.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Owner was so pleasant and great at checking us in. Room was so spacious as was the bathroom. Great river behind the inn and got me hooked on Sleepy Time tea. Great little breakfast with homemade coffee cake. Would definitely return!!!

Posted by , from Medford, MA on Oct 21, 2019

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2 out of 5
Sub standard. Parking is not paved, just dirt and gravel. Bed was hard and lumpy. No hair dryer. Room heater did not work. To describe as rustic would be too kind. Wifi would not stay connected.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 20, 2019 by P&F

It sounds like you were generally unhappy with your stay. The driveways in Vermont are often not paved because our state is ecologically friendly and paved driveways cause water runoff. I'm surprised that you were uncomfortable in our beds given that many of our reviews mention how comfortable the beds are. We have hair dryers and we include that info in the guide that is placed in every room. I'm not sure what you mean room heater. We have two brand new gas fired furnaces heating the motel. I do have problems with wifi even though we have the most powerful system our provider offers. I have been told by a guest that an extender is possibly the answer so we have one on order. I will tell you another fact we actually sterilize each room after every guest leaves because motels are often sited as being very germ laden. Thank you for your input . We gather info where ever we can get it even if it is inaccurate we consider every ones point of view.

4 out of 5
Nice are at the river side... Defenetly I will come back

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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Jul 4, 2019 by P&F

Thank you

3 out of 5
We liked that it was in Hardwick as that's where our function was, However the Inn is under renovations. Our room was small and the shower was the size of a phone booth! Bed was comfy and pillows was comfortable. Staff was very friendly.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2019 by P&H

Sorry that you had an uncomfortable stay. The room sizes are unchangeable as are the shower sizes. THank you for your stay

1 out of 5
This place was a disaster. We did not want to stay there once we saw the property. Roof tiles were coming off, the grounds were a mess, farm or snow equipment out. The entrance hallway had no door. The woman who greeted me was friendly but I was speechless about where we had landed. I felt mislead from the posting on your site about this "Inn" and also about how far it was from NVU in Lyndonville where my daughter was graduating from which was the reason for the trip. We didn't stay even though I was told there would be no refund as it was less than 24 hour notice. We were ready to sleep in the car. I heard from a local that there may be new owners who may be fixing up the place-I don't know- and God bless them, but I am not likely to book through you again.

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 24, 2019 by Freda

Dear Disenchanted, I'm sorry that you were so unhappy with our motel. You presented your concern to me as simply the distance to your meeting in Lyndenville, which we have no control over and did not represent to you one way or the other. I wish you had expressed your dismay over our property and allowed me to show you our rooms and I think you would have felt differently. We have cozy and scrupulously clean rooms with knotty pine walls, nice duvets and spreads, plush towels, flat screen TVs, large mini fridges with separate working freezers, and nice new microwaves. We are working hard to improve the motel but I think you would have been very comfortable had you given us a chance. This is rural Vermont and we have a gravel driveway that requires maintenance in the spring (the snow just left here a few weeks ago) so there was indeed a farm tractor in the yard for leveling the driveway. We are in the middle of having a brand new standing seam roof applied (the best roof you can buy) and the part that is still an old roof does look awful, but it does not leak. We have a nice front door; it was propped open to welcome our guests. We are expanding our lobby and also adding a stairway to a lovely large knotty pine lounge room upstairs to offer our guests more of an Inn experience. In the meanwhile the hall directly in front of the lobby has a 3 foot wide strip of plywood floor and we appreciate our guests overlooking that. You didn't mention our yard but as happens in the spring we are trimming trees, planting flowers and setting up pick-nick tables, chairs and campfire/barbecue equipment as well as opening the pool to make our three acres of land even more enjoyable for any guests that want to take advantage of it. If you caught us in the middle of making these improvements and were offended we do apologize.

Property Features

As a guest of Inn by the River, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Inn by the River also features a garden and a picnic area. Self parking is free. This Hardwick motel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn by the River offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. This Hardwick motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 9 PM and 1 AM (amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Inn River Hardwick
  • River Hardwick
  • Inn by the River Motel
  • Inn by the River Hardwick
  • Inn by the River Motel Hardwick
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.