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64 Earl St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2 Canada See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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All reviews scones front porch sun room look forward to returning next year sunny dining room other guests an annual tradition new owners late august bright room breakfast room is within walking distance home away from home living room already booked for next year shakespearean festival last summer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shady Nook is a great B&B. Very comfortable room with ensuite baths. 2 first-floor rooms, which is unusual in Stratford. Excellent breakfast with home-made scones and creme fresh as well as a wonderful quiche. Mollie and David are delightful hosts who love the theater...More

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Response from MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady NookResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mary for the succinct and confirming review. Our home is a theatre home and comfort and good food is what I am glad that we have provided for you and the friends who stayed with you. You certainly have seen much theatre this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why search the Internet for the perfect week of thrilling theater, great relaxation, and a place to call home? We have the ideal spot. It’s the Shady Nook B&B in Stratford, Ontario. Over 20 years ago, we began our visits to the Stratford Festival from...More

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Response from MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady NookResponded 4 weeks ago

Carl, Janice, Don and Barbara, You have really made us feel important in your lives as hosts but it is because you all have a joie de vivre that brings out my joie de vivre. I love to make sure that you are all making...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth year staying with Mollie and David (since they took over the B and B). They are marvelous hosts. The rooms are comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. Great art work and a lovely sun room for dining. David makes a quality filling breakfast...More

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Response from MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady NookResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the succinct review Jeanne. I am glad that you are comfortable here at The Shady Nook as well as well-fed. You are very theatre oriented and it is great to have discussions about your "take" on the productions. The walking...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Shady Nook. A friend & I were having a reunion, so decided to stay at this B & B and attend the theatre. We were extremely pleased with our stay with Molly & David. They were very helpful...More

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Response from MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady NookResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Pam for the special review. It was certainly a wonderful surprise to know that two close friends were coming for theatre and a "catchup" and staying here at The Shady Nook where we try to make you feel at home and comfortable. You...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Once again, we had a wonderful stay at the Shady Nook. Good breakfasts (homemade scones every morning) in a lovely breakfast/sunroom. I enjoy and appreciate our hosts, David and Mollie snd feel so welcomed and looked after. With space to relax and chat with other...More

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Response from MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady NookResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you Dorothy for letting us know that we are taking good care of you and your friends when you are here. Our breakfasts are delicious and the scones are "the best" because we have a cook who loves what he is doing. The bright...More

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On a quiet street we offer four en-suite bedrooms, a twin/king and queen on the main floor and two queens on the second floor. An easy walk to gourmet restaurants, theater and boutique shopping, as well as Art in the Park, our famous Swans and many photo opportunities along the Avon river await. We serve a full breakfast and cater to special diets. A large guest Frig for ice and to keep your refreshments cool awaits in our Sunroom where you can play cards or have a picnic lunch on a rainy day. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, a bike ride or sun on the large deck, the coffee's on so come let us make your Stratford experience all it can be, see you soon.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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"Front downstairs room is accessible and has king bed that can be made to twins"
Jul. 6, 2018
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"All 4 rooms have great views. Rooms on second floor will be quieter. Rooms on first floor will, be closer..."
Jun. 24, 2018
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"We enjoy the ground floor bedrooms"
Jan. 9, 2018
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"Second floor rooms will be quieter."
Jun. 24, 2017
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