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The Shady Nook

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64 Earl Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
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Wakeman, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Waterloo, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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

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 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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... More 

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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... More 

Toronto, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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... More 

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

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. More 

Garden City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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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MolliePetryna, Owner at The Shady Nook, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I recently enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Shady Nook in early May. The home is charming and well cared for by the owners Mollie and David. The rooms have everything you need and more. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom and for that matter the entire property was spotless, comfortable and cheerful! One of the highlights is the breakfast, YUM.... More 

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

Good morning Lori, Thank you so much for letting David and me know that you are pleased with our B&B and the breakfast and hospitality that we provide. We are glad that you will be returning in the future. It was a pleasure meeting you. Mollie More 

Timmins, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Shady Nook Bread and Breakfast in Stratford last fall. The weather was perfect for us and our group were able to walk to the play and back in the evening along the river. The breakfast that was prepared for us was delicious. The owners were very accommodating and helpful and welcomed us into... More 

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Paris, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We are not new to staying at Bed and Breakfast properties. Based on the many excellent reviews on TripAdvisor we expected a level of service we have experienced at other B & Bs in the past. We were a group of seven so we rented the entire house. There are many things to enjoy at Shady Nook. The rooms are... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Shady Nook is situated on a quiet, lovely residential street within perhaps a 5-10 minute walk to the Patterson Theatre, a 10-15 minute walk to the Avon and a 15-20 minute walk from the Festival Theatre. THE DISTANCE FROM THE THEATRES IS IMMATERIAL, HOWEVER. You should go to the Shady Nook because it is a destination all in itself. Molly... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6G2, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: $120 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Shady Nook Stratford, Ontario
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