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D&K Shady Nook

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64 Earl Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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D&K Shady Nook
Ranked #14 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Doug and Kathy are such kind, personable, generous hosts. Once again, loved our stay . . . such lovely bedrooms, such a large, bright, cheerful breakfast room, and what a superb location. We don't rent a car so appreciate it's walking distance from all the theatres. Again, their flowers were beautiful, and the pool was available had we wished to... More

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Evanston,IL USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I have been staying at the Shady Nook well over 15 years.We return each year because of our very hospitable hosts, Kathy & Doug White. Our bedroom & bath both of good size with lots of dresser & closet space including comfortable chairs for reading.Really good & varied breakfastsii served in a bright room with views of... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

We are pleased to have such great guests year after year. They are full of wonderful stories about home and family. The insight they bring about the plays make for lively breakfast conversations. When they go to a new restaurant the reviews are always helpful in advising future guests where to eat. Thanks for all the visits with us,they have... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Stratford to see a play. When looking for a bed and breakfast, I checked the reviews on trip advisor very carefully. The reviews on this bed and breakfast were very good, so we reserved a room at this location. The interior of the house is so dark with the exception of the breakfast room.... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

We are sorry you where disappointed with our B&B when you spent one day in Stratford. On arrival all guests are asked if they have any allerges or food they do not eat for breakfast etc. We served peameal bacon, not ham. Our pool was closed for two days due to rain and cold weather and I was getting it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at D&K Shady Nook for the past five years.There is no other place we would stay in Stratford.Kathy and Doug are the perfect hosts.They are helpful and knowledgeable about Stratford.Breakfasts are served in a lovely bright sunroom and are always well balanced and delicious.In addition their location is perfect-walking distance from the center of... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing report on location to downtown and we are glad you enjoyed the gardens while having breakfast in our sunroom. and look forward to your annual visit, thanks to all. More

Norwalk, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I were extremely pleased with this bed and breakfast. The food, amenities, location, and friendly atmosphere were nothing short of wonderful. We walked to the festival areas from D & K and found it to be a great way to "ditch" the car and enjoy the Stratford community up close and personal. Thanks for making our 38th... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us. It is always great to hear a guest enjoyed their stay. We try to make each stay a memorable one and appreciate any insight on how to improve. Have a wonderful summer. More

Guelph, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Solo visitor, exploring the Festival City, D & K went the extra mile for me by arranging a return trip to my home city after my three nights visit. Comfy, spotless room, all amenities, with delightful gardens, excellent full breakfasts. Highly recommended. Sadie is a delight for dog lovers. Repeat visits are understandable, good value and great hosts. Cathy S

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

Having a restful stay with peace and quiet in to-days busy world can be invigerating. It was are pleasure to have you as a guest and aid in arranging your trip home, Sadie say's "Woof" and Bob said "Thanks again" . More

Highland, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

D&K Shady Nook in Stratford, Ontario is a wonderful place to stay. Just completed a weekend stay and was disappointed we had to leave and look forward to going back. Many thanks to Doug and Kathy for their wonderful service and attention to detail. The rooms were immaculate, the food delicious, the flower gardens beautiful, and the surroundings very peaceful... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

It is great to know you are meeting your guests expectations and their stay was something to make them wish to return. We are always open to hear new ideas and ways to improve. No one knows better than a guest who returns with friends,thanks More

Livonia, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I loved our stay at D & K Shady Nook! The accommodations were beautiful and Doug and Kathy were great hosts! Even the landscaping was beautiful. The location was extremely convenient, about a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Stratford and nestled in a lovely neighborhood. Hope to stay there again next time we go to the Stratford... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

Glad you and your wife found our B&B a place you would return to again, we look forward to serving in the future. It's great to be with in walking distance to restaurants, theater and shopping so we get exercise and fresh air. More

Newmarket, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were 2 couples visiting Stratford for the festival for a weekend. After the hustle and bustle of normal working life, it was fabulous to sit and enjoy the front porch with a glass of wine. The accommodations were great - very clean, Not a speck of dust. the house is obviously well-maintained and lovely gardens. We plan to return... More

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

We are delighted to have been able to provide an oasis in to-days busy world. Great guests help make our job enjoyable and we look forward to your return, thanks More

Windsor, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Doug and Kathy were incredibly sweet and make great company in addition to a great breakfast. Also their dog Sadie is very friendly, so much so that my girlfriend wanted to take him home! Looking forward to coming back during festival season!

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Doug W, Owner at D&K Shady Nook, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we are glad to have had the pleasure of your company and look forward to seeing you again during the Stratford Festival season. Sadie says Hello More

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Address: 64 Earl Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
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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. ... more   less 
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