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Horseshoe Valley, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A relaxing, quiet & rustic "home away from home" in the woodlands by a large pond. PERFECT for FAMILIES!! PERFECT for a group of FRIENDS!!! If you want to be able to sit by the "lake", watch the swans, walk among the trees, ride bicycles/tricycles, watch your children play on the front lawn (away from the other guests), enjoy a...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words! It has been a pleasure hosting you and we hope to do it for years to come. Ben Schelhaas

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just returned from our 3 night stay at Forest Motel for our sons hockey tournament...our team had the entire resort to ourselves and we could not be happier with our experience. The rooms were so comfortable and cozy. Each with their own charm and decor. The breakfast was amazing! All homemade and outstanding....we even had crepes☺ The owners Kim...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was our pleasure to have your team, everyone was wonderful and your kids are so well-behaved! We look forward to getting to have you again. Ben Schelhaas

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Forest Motel with my hockey team for a tournament. The staff was excellent as were the accommodations. They took great care of my team and their families. Had an awesome experience here and the boys loved it. I would definitely stay here again, 5 star rating in my eyes.

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure having your team for the week! We heard that you won your last game after you left as well, good luck in the finals! Ben Schelhaas

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were welcome in true Canadian style - with a smile. The small check in office was cozy and boasted a map of its visitors. Crazy to see that this hidden gem had had people come by from so many different parts of the world! Our room was really quaint. There was an evident woodland theme - plank style flooring,...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure to have you. With the cold weather and snow comes cross-country skiing and ice skating! We would love to have you during the winter season! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very quiet retreat in the woods! Owners have paid attention to every detail. Even provide umbrellas inside your room! Nice hiking trails thru the local forest! Saw many birds! Close enough to town that a quick run in for dinner is not to stressful. As a former housekeeper also couldn't find any reason not to love this motel. Don't let...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to seeing you for a second visit. Ben Schelhaas

Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lovely little motel that is so much more than that! It's situated in a picturesque setting on the shore of a small lake and woodland. Only minutes from the Stratford Festival. This is most definitely Stratford's best kept secret! The owner's have paid attention to the smallest of details. Our room was equipped with umbrellas for a rainy day stroll...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was our pleasure to have you, and we look forward to your return. Ben Schelhaas

Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful family run motel located on a wooded acreage and small lake. You can enjoy walking the wooded trails, canoeing on the lake, using the games equipment and sitting around the outdoor fire pit or fireplace at the edge of the lake. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us John and Judi! It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to having you again next time you are in Ontario! Ben Schelhaas

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is listed as a motel but in my eyes this is more than that! Great rooms awesome property, so quiet and peaceful Perfect get away spot! Small lake with fire pits! One down side is the trains that go by! Swans in the small lake Fishing plenty of wildlife it is amazing here!

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Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you and we are looking forward to having you again! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's called a motel but you can't think of it as a motel. It has a beautiiful wooded setting on a small lake. There were swans! We stayed in the cabin and it was recently very tastefully renovated. No cut corners on that renovation. The owners obviously take great pride in their place in every little detail. It wasn't inexpensive...

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We do take great pride in our property, and appreciate hearing that it shows! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise in the magic forest. Friendly staff! Clean comfortable room! Breakfast included along with free WiFi. Quiet spot along a pond with geese, ducks, and swans. Lots of birds for birders along the path thru the forest. Enjoy👍

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Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you; we look forward to your return. Ben Schelhaas Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

Address: 2941 Forest Rd, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: $109 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Rustic and Relaxing--while having the modern amenities!”
 of 5 bubbles dohahu, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles N8202KAjohnk, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a two bed room that was plenty of space for 3 nights.”
 of 5 bubbles thebandteacher, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The suites are more modern & luxurious than the motel rooms, but 5 mins from main Motel.”
 of 5 bubbles Laura085, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They had a nice looking cabin, couldn't stay there, it was booked, but seems great.”
 of 5 bubbles jack265, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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