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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 90 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Toledo, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Thanks to Doug and Kathy White for making our trip to Stratford last October so wonderful. We used Trip Advisor to plan this trip, and as usual, the information we received ahead of time was spot on. If you are seeking a hospitable place to relax as you enjoy what this quaint city has to offer, you cannot do better... More

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

Both Kathy and I are delighted you and your friends enjoyed Stratford and hope you will be back to see us in 2014. We appreciate the glowing report on our B&B and the kind words about what Stratford has to offer. Wishing you all A Happy New Year,many thanks More

Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at the D & K Shady Nook on a trip to the Stratford Festival during the weekend of October 11 and 12. We chose this location, as it was within walking distance to the theatres. We had notified D & K that we wanted to use their bikes, so that when we arrived, Doug had the bicycles ready... More

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

Our goal is to be helpful to our guests and meet their needs, having great people come to our B&B makes the business a pleasure to be part of. Glad we where able to be of service during your visit to Stratford, and thanks for the lift to pick up our van Dave. Hope to see you both next season. 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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