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The Shady Nook

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Thornhill, Ontario
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Shady Nook is the keenest place to spend time in Stratford. Not an exaggeration at all. David and Mollie are the best hosts anywhere. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast stay in Stratford, look no further.

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Hey David and Dory, The connection we had with all of you was sort of like fate and I am grateful the opportunity presented itself as a surprise, but ended in a warm and special vibe that will continue to be there until our next visit. As caring individuals, David and I like to go the extra mile for our...

Saint Paul, MN
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Molly and David are very friendly, and make a special effort to make guests comfortable. All our breakfasts were tasty treats. And we appreciated their suggestion to visit the Stratford museum, a site I had not known about in all my past visits.

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Hello again Casey and Doug, I could never think of you as "oldsters" . We made some great connections and s with you was a highlight of the visit. Please come back again and bring Carolyn. Mollie and David.

St Catharines
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mollie and David were not only gracious and kind hosts they also went above and beyond to help us, and to make sure we felt comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and the room was extremely comfortable.

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Hello again Kailey and Gordon, It was a pleasure to meet you and to get a little involved in the career that the two of you are pursuing. May you both have success in your future endeavours and we hope to see you back soon. Mollie and David

alliston, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We and our couple friends took in two plays and stayed one night at the Shady Nook. Another night would have been great but that's for another time. we'll be back. We have stayed at other B&B's in Stratford but we hit the jack pot this time. We were in Room 4 on the second floor which was well appointed...

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Hello again Keith and Jane, You are right, the visit was much too short and the conversations we shared were just the tip of the iceberg for all of us. I am looking forward to your return visit and perhaps the weather will be scorching and you will leave room for a swim. Mollie and David

Wakeman, Ohio
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was our second stay at Shady Nook, but the first with the new owners David and Molly. From the moment Molly warmly greeted us as we pulled into the driveway until our departures four days later, we felt completely at home. The rooms were comfortably and thoughtfully furnished, and very peaceful. The highlight each morning was--of course--David's delightful baked...

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Hello again Janice , Jim and Jean, You are comfortable people to be around and I appreciate your love of the theatre and music and growing with the arts and of course language. Thank you for participating in the Shakespearean quotes, which no one has destroyed as yet. Hoping to see all of you again to appreciate next season's play...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I had a fantastic weekend at The Shady Nook. Thank you, Molly, for taking such excellent care of me. The room was comfortable and bright. David's breakfast was delicious. The pool was the cherry on top. The Shady Nook is across the river from the theatres but an enjoyable walk (all three theatres are within walking distance).

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Hello again Susan, It was a pleasure to have you here and to know that you enjoyed the pool and the close location to all our theatres. yes , I agree that breakfast is delicious. I hope that we see you again with more of your family. Mollie and David

Waterloo, Ontario
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My husband & I had a clean, comfortable, good-sized room for one night. It would have been lovely to stay longer. Mollie & David are such excellent hosts and the breakfast was amazing. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, reading on the deck, relaxing in the lounge. It was convenient to use the fridge for a couple of things. The...

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Thank you Susan and Rennie for choosing us and really enjoying the pool. The evening was very hot and you did the perfect thing by being waterside, relaxing and reading. We hope to see both of you for longer as well. Mollie and David

Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is the second year my husband and I have stayed at The Shady Nook, and we couldn't be more pleased! Tonight will be the last of our six night stay and we will be very sad to leave. Our room is clean and comfortable, the location is convenient to the theaters and park, the breakfasts are gourmet delights, but...

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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

Sue and Claude, I agree that Chef David certainly tries to be the best and improve each day and adhere to our guests needs. We are welcoming people but we feel grateful to have kind and warm guests such as the two of you to greet us at any time of the day with the adventures you have been on...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Your search is over...We spent two wonderful days and nights at Shady Nook for the May long weekend and cannot wait to visit again. Each room is spacious, airy and bright. The décor is simple, tasteful and the rooms are immaculately clean. Even though they were fully booked we could not hear other guests. But by far the most appealing...

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Barbara and Richard you were a delightful couple .We connected because you opened up and connected with us. We love your feedback and are appreciative . We would love you to return with your family. Hoping the pansies are smiling back at you. Mollie and David.

Garden City, Michigan
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a great B&B; a little gem in Stratford. The hosts, Mollie and David, are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are cozy and clean with in suite bathrooms. And the breakfasts are fantastic. We'll definitely be back.

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Thank you for staying here once again and especially sharing your love of theatre. Little by little we will get to know one another. This time I felt so much more connected. See you next year with your Mom.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shady Nook

Address: 64 Earl St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: ₹ 7,750 - ₹ 9,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“You need nothing as everything is provided in the bathroom. No TVs, so just come and relax.”
550ellens, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We occupied an upstairs bedroom, which was very comfortable. Stairs are not a problem for us "oldsters." In fact, we consider using them good exercise.”
caseyw26, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Even on a very hot day, the room was a pleasant temperature because of the air-conditioning.”
237Susan, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I think there are only four rooms; two on first floor, and two on the second floor. All are good.”
suewG6625BJ, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Two lower rooms have either twin beds or king. The twin beds can be converted to a king.”
288annez, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
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