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Inn by the River

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Queen Room   | Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Room | Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Inn by the River

Inn by the River

2-star property
No-frills Hardwick motel with outdoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

299 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is CA $113
Price available on 01/31/2023
223 Mill Street, Hardwick, VT, 05843

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Smugglers Notch - 47 min drive
  • Stowe Mountain Resort - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Stowe, VT (MVL-Morrisville-Stowe State) - 26 min drive
  • Montpelier, VT (MPV-Edward F. Knapp State) - 42 min drive
  • Lyndonville, VT (LLX-Caledonia County) - 51 min drive
  • Newport, VT (EFK-Newport State) - 58 min drive


  • Connie's Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • The Scale House - 5 min walk
  • Yummy Wok - 6 min walk
  • Village Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Positive Pie - 6 min walk

About this property

Inn by the River

Inn by the River is a great choice for a stay in Hardwick. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding are nearby. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 9 PM and 1 AM can be arranged for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Inn River Hardwick
River Hardwick
Inn by the River Motel
Inn by the River Hardwick
Inn by the River Motel Hardwick

Frequently asked questions

Does Inn by the River offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Inn by the River does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Inn by the River?
As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Inn by the River on 31 Jan 2023 start from CA $113, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Inn by the River?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Inn by the River?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Inn by the River?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Inn by the River?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Inn by the River?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Inn by the River and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Inn by the River?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Connie's Kitchen (5-min walk), The Scale House (5-min walk), and Yummy Wok (6-min walk).







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Favorite in VT
I love this place. I feel very safe here.
Ludwig, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Warren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Austin, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The owners of the property are really kind and friendly. The rooms are clean and kept well. The river right behind the property is beautiful for an evening or morning stroll. There is plenty of coffee and tea at the reception. It was a steal.
Mitali, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very helpful and caring inn keepers!
No frills, but very clean room! Comfortable bed. No breakfast but nice to have fridge/freezer and microwave in the room. Tiny shower, but the water was nice and hot! Great customer service by the inn keepers! Freda was extremely helpful when we had our truck window smashed in while we were in Stowe. Allowed us use of the shop vac and helped tape up our window! So
AMY, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We had a nice stay here. The front desk person was very nice and friendly. The property itself is a bit dated and rustic. That was fine for us, but if you’re used to finer accommodations you may be disappointed. The bed was comfortable and it was clean and quiet. The location is perfect for exploring northern Vermont. Our only complaint is that there was no coffee in the room. They did have it in the lobby, but we like to lounge around in our pajamas to drink ours first thing in the morning. All in all we would stay here again.
Greta, 4-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

bad experience
Geoffrey, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice area to stay
This is an older place that could use some updating. The exterior of the building could use some attention and might keep some people from stopping. I would stay here again, but just for a night.
Tammy, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice area to spend the night
This is an older place that could use some updating, but overall it was fine. The exterior of the buiilding could probably use the most attention. My older parents were traveling with me, and they were a little weary of going in. The rooms reminded me of places I stayed when I was a little girl. Our shower curtain appeared to be dirty, we told them, and they replaced it immediately. I would stay here again, but not if my parents were with me.
Jimmy, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, comfortable, great view
Wonderful old place, in excellent condition. Very comfortable night
Valerie, 1-night trip
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