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The Shady Nook
Ranked #12 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful Stay!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My husband and I had a rare evening away this week and chose the D&K Shady Nook to stay in Stratford while we saw a show. We had a great stay. Our room was lovely and comfortable. The shower is powerful and a pleasure to use. Breakfast was delicious and served in a lovely sunroom overlooking the garden.Kathy and Doug were so nice to talk to as were the other guests. We'll recommend and choose Shady Nook the next time we are able to make it to Stratord.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Kathy& I are happy you had a great get away and look forward to having you return. Any thoughts you have for improving the Shadynook experience are always welcome. Thanks for your kind wordsand come back soon.
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Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Kathy and Doug made us feel very comfortable in their lovely home. Their recommendations for dinner and helpful directions in finding things in town and beyond, made our two day get-away feel more like a week! Thanks! We look forward to staying again.

Room Tip: The twin room served us well. It was nice to have our own ensuite bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Always glad to be able to help visitors to the Festival City and make their stay as enjoyable as possible. A world of great theater, fine dining and wonderful shops make Stratford a guests paradise. See you again soon.thanks
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Highland Park, IL
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Usually I am cautious about tripadvisor reviews that are uniformly excellent, but this place does deserve its rating and appreciation by the reviewers. Comfortable and clean with friendly hosts who make you feel like guests ... what a B&B should be.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
We are pleased you found our B&B measured upto the reviews are guests have been kind enough to write. we look forward to being able serveyou when you next return to Stratford,thanks
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I have been staying with the Whites since 2000 for my annual trip to the Festival. They are kindness and hospitality personified. As a woman who travels alone, that means a great deal. The location is quiet but within easy walk of all the Festival locations. The rooms are lovely and clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are bountiful and tasty (and they are good at making allowances for different tastes). They know the area and give excellent advice. Sadie, their sweet non-allergen-producing dog, adds a further friendly vibe. Staying with the Whites is more like visiting friends than a commercial transaction. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Room Tip: All are lovely, depends on if you can handle stairs...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
It is hard to believe that it has been a dozen years of having the pleasure of your company at our humble B&B. Sadie looks forward to your return for a lucky thirteenth season and Kathy & I will have the pleasure of your company. Alway fun to hear what is new in SF.
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Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

This was our third year staying at Shady Nook while attending the Shakespearean Festival in Stratford. Doug and Kathy White are wonderfully friendly helpful hosts. Homecooked breakfasts are healthy and varied with lots of choices. Clean comfortable rooms, beautiful garden with swimming pool. Lots of places to curl up with a book on front porch or back deck. On site parking for guests. Kathy will make pre-show dinner reservations in town for those attending the Festival.

Room Tip: If you would like a king bed ask for the ground floor guest room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Glad we are doing something right to have you come back for a third year to see the great plays
the Festival produces.Looking forward to serving you again next year, keep well and thanks for
your wonderful review.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We had a fantastic time staying at the D&K Shady Nook with Doug and Kathy. The rooms and showers were nice and clean, breakfast was wonderful, and company was pleasant. Kathy gave us great tips and advice on Stratford (it was our first time visiting). The house was maybe a kilometer away from both the main theatre and the downtown area. It's all very walkable.

We also have to give a special shoutout to Sadie the dog, the ever-present bundle of energy and warmth! She made our stay extra memorable!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JosandJan
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
We are glad your first visit to Stratford was a success and Sadie is always happy to meet new people. We look forward to serving you again , thanks for your review
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Staying at D &K Shady Nook each year is like a visit with long time friends. We have stayed with them several times and look forward to going back each year. The rooms are clean and very comfortable with beautiful homemade quilts by Kathy and a bathroom ensuite. We always have a wonderful breakfast, enjoy their gardens and sun room, relax on the porch and of course, the hosts add to the warmth and enjoyment of the Stratford experience.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
What can we say about our great guests, we are glad to be able to cater to such wonderful people
who come back year after year to spend some time with us and share their experiences, thanks.
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Property: The Shady Nook
Address: 64 Earl St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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