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D&K Shady Nook

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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  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Guelph, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Highland, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Wilmette, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've already written a glowing review but I forgot to mention the incredible hospitality they extended to my group that included Dorothy T & Suzann D. When we left at 5:45 AM, they were there with coffee & muffins. I understand this is not always available but for the long time return customers, they do go the extra miles. And,... More

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

Glad we had pool weather for you Dotty and again thanks for all the kind words, say "HI" to Suzann abd Bob.Stay well and hope to see you in 2014, Doug & Kathy More

Grand Blanc, MI
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Having stayed here previously, so we returned and enjoyed our stay. Good location as we enjoy walking and can do so to all Stratford Play houses. The White's are friendly, as is their cutie dog, Sadie. Clean, quiet, and surrounded by very pretty flower beds. Breakfast is always tasty and plentiful. No reason not to return!

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

You are a fine group of ladies with tons of experience in travel and it is great you find our B&B and Sadie to meet your standards. We are looking forward to your group returning in 2014, the pool will be open, the wine cooled and lots of good food. All our best More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have been staying with Doug and Kathy every year since 1990, and every year I look forward to seeing them again and staying in their home. Lovely bedrooms, comfortable home, with such kind, helpful hosts. Whether you use the pool, sit on the front porch or back deck to read and enjoy their beautiful flowers, or sit in their... More

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

We look forward to you returning each year as we reminice about the year gone by and additions to the familys. You have been so kind to our children and grand kids,they often speak of the Dorothy'sand when they will return. Till 2014 be well and happy More

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Address: 64 Earl Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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D&K Shady Nook Stratford, Ontario

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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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