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“Lots of fun at a reasonable price.”
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The Willows Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Vermont
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“Lots of fun at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

July 14-15

Location is fantastic. Right on Foster Cove.
Lots to do right at or from the inn. Reasonably priced. Free use of boats...Kayaking , canoeing, paddle boating. The swimming pool is pristine.... horseshoes, shuffleboard and pingpong. The rooms are older but clean. Office stafff are very nice.

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Bloomfield
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

The Willows is an older resort with the benefit of sitting right on Foster Cove - attached to Ninigret Pond. The grounds are very well kept - the pool is clean. There are kayaks and a sunfish to use at no extra charge.
The room was older and I thought a bit musty. We don't go to the shore to sit in the room so not such a big deal and we were able to open the window.
I think with just a few changes/updates, The Willows could become the best place in the area. Spruce up the lobby with a newer vending machines and brighter area for complimentary coffee and tea. Updating the rooms would be nice as well but a larger undertaking.
The staff is friendly and helpful though and this is clearly a family business where everyone works hard. The woodchucks on the lawn are amusing and give the place a nice touch.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Savoy, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This a family owned business, and for a mom and pop kind of place, it is one of the most peaceful and restful places I've ever stayed.
The staff (Duhamel Family) are very kind and pleasant.
The pool is nicely taken care of, the grounds are emaculate clean, and the views of the lake are absolutely breath taking.,no need to drive to the beach.
There is also a restaurant on site, and has great food and staff.

I look forward to going back...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

The amenities are over the top - really !!! Our room was just what we needed - we stayed last year for a few nights and now this year all my daughter wants as her birthday present is a week there. So clean, staff very friendly, you need more than a few days to do everything. Everything you could possibly want from a vaca in Rhode Island. If you need anything - Walmart is just down the road and so is the beach.

Room Tip: You are going to sleep well - Beds are comfy and with so much to do there your tired at the end of t...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Our family stayed at the Willows for two nights last summer, and we were very disapponted. We stayed in one of the rooms near the road. Although the room was large, it was incredibly outdated and musty; exactly what you think of when you think of the term "cheap motel," though I don't consider their rates cheap. The entire facility looks like it hasn't been updated in about thirty years. And yes, as others have noted, no shampoo. We arrived at the hotel after a day at the beach to discover this, and had to go back out to find a CVS to buy shampoo.

Thankfully the weather was lovely so we spent very little time in the motel. We would not go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Tyngsboro, Ma
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

This is an unassuming place you would not likely swerve off the road to engage. My stay was in shoulder season when the restaurant was already closed and the resort was not so busy. It is the serenity of the place that attracts me. There is an expansive lawn with a pond only a stone's throw away. A family of contented groundhogs live there and I must admit spending much time watching them graze. A fearless Osprey circled the pond, often coming very close. There are egrets and blue herons everywhere. Many huge willow trees are in the yard. The weather was good so we were able to spend a lot of time sitting out in the yard just enjoying everything going on with the wildlife. We were a sea kayaking group, and there is a convenient dock on the premises where we had an easy launch. The pond is actually a tiny portion of the miles long Ninigret pond, that is an excellent protected place to paddle. Ocean waves can be heard on the other side of a narrow sandbar and birdlife is much evident along the wildlife sanctuary.

The room and building was very plain, but perfectly kept and had a wonderful view of the pond right out the picture window. Everything worked as one would expect and was completely spotless. Beds were firm to a fault, shower head was excellent, and bathroom was nicely tiled. Was a little surprised there were no shampoo samples, but soaps were there. If you are looking for a good place to relax and enjoy very pleasant grounds and wildlife, look no further.

Room Tip: The low building in front of the pond was a good choice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Watertown, CT
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We have been going to RI forever...I have no idea why we never tried the Willows. First of all the owners and staff are WONDERFUL!!!! The grounds are kept just beautiful. We had a efficiency right across from the pool, beautiful patio with a picnic table. My son and his family and my daughter in laws family were also there. Having the efficiency was the best!! We all hug out there every night.
We have kyak's and Fosters Cove is just beautiful. My husband and I kyacked through the cove into the salt pond. We pulled the kyak's on shore and walked over the the beach!!!!
They have a paddle boat, kyak's, canoe's and Sun Fishes to use. My grandaughter loved the tennis court and shuffle board.
I would recommend the Willows to anyone! No it's no Marriott, but it is clean and wonderful. We will never stay anywhere except the Willows!!! Thank you to the Duhamel family and staff!
Hope to see you in Sept.
Carol
Watertown, CT

Room Tip: Our room was 131 and I would ask for that one again!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Willows Resort
Address: 1 RI-216, Charlestown, RI 02813
Region: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Charlestown
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Number of rooms: 15
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The Willows Hotel Charlestown

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