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The Chisholms in Stratford
Ranked #13 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Romeo, Michigan
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8 reviews
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“perfect get-away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were trying out Stratford as our new pre-Christmas shopping and relaxation location, after our favorite B&B in Bayfield closed--the Chisholms and the town at off-season have won our hearts. We've stayed at many B&B's in North America and the UK and can heartily reccommend the Chisholms. Everything was tiptop --every imaginable amenity, lovely and spotless room, a bathroom to die for, and an incredibly generous and delicious breakfast. Kent and Dianne obviously know and love their community and are fountains of information. The location is perfect for walking to shops and restaurants--although we planned on doing serious Christmas shopping (and the weather was blustery), so we took the car the few blocks into town. We didn't miss the bustle of the theater season--in mid-November, this was the perfect place to relax and get in the holiday mood!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We always look forward to off-season guests especially when they haven't been to Stratford.
Thank you for your kind comments,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The owners, Kent and Diane, will bend over backwards to make your stay here quite wonderful. They know the community, the restaurants, the plays of the season and always offer great advice on where to go, what to see and where to eat. The rooms, incidentally, are quite lovely and the breakfasts are fabulous.

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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
A measure of our success is returning guests, especially in the off Season.
Thank you for your comments.
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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

As part of a girlfriend shopping / getaway weekend, it was arranged for the group to stay at Chisholm's in Stratford. From the moment I walked into the B&B, I was impressed with everything! It is a gorgeous older home, beautifully restored. Our group of 6 took up all 3 rooms upstairs. Each room was unique and well appointed. Although the owners have kept the "flavour" for the time period of the home, they still have all the amenities of a modern 4 star hotel. I loved the walk in shower in our bathroom.....very modern... very cool. Our room was quite spacious, with a fireplace and plenty of room for the shopping bags from earlier in the day.
Breakfast was an experience! Baked grapefruit, warm croissants, homemade cakes and muffins and oatmeal and finished with a tomato and basil frittata. The owners even invited us to take some of the baked goodies home.
Overall this B&B is one of the better ones I have stay in. Highly recommend it. To some it may seem a bit pricey, but in my estimation...it was a great value.

Room Tip: As with most older homes... be prepared for stairs.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Hosting a group is sometimes challenging .. but we love challenges.
Knowing we can offer many off season opportunities in Stratford makes our job that much easier.
Hope to see you come for the Theatre Season.
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have stayed at various B&B's in Stratford and Niagara region but this was by far the best. The Chisolm's owners, Dianne & Kent exceeded my expectations. Very private, excellent rooms, appeared to be newly renovated and most definitely clean as well as comfortable for 6 women. Also loved their location, very accessible with a very short walk to restaurants and shopping. Look forward to returning in the New Year. Diana

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
It is always nice to get reviews for more than one room at one visit. Knowing Stratford offers excellent shopping, in the off season. Although not all the Restaurants are open those that are, still offer good service and competative pricing. Looking forward to your return visit.
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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

THE CHISHOLMS IN STRATFORD WITH DIANNE AND KENT – hosts who know the Festival, Stratford, and how to make you feel at home in their home. Located midway between the Festive mainstage and downtown, without a car, I can walk to all four theaters. I’m already for August 2014. Once you stay with the Chisholms, you will be back year after year. Their suites go quickly, if you are thinking about it, do it now

Room Tip: My choice is the English room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Returning Guests are almost like family. You get to know each other each new season and we are always pleased to read their comments.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Our experience with this B&B was excellent. It started with a warm welcome at the door and feeling right at home continued all our stay. The place was meticulously kept clean and very nicely decorated. The owners attention to detail was amazing and Kent was very knowledgeable about the Stratford's history. We were not there during the theatre season but definitely will go back and stay at the same place to enjoy a nice play next time. The only down side is being close to highway but it's location was close to everything. Breakfast was nicely presented and had lots of variety. They even asked us our what we like and modified the meal accordingly. Definitely recommend this B&B.

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Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Getting new Guests in the off Season is always exciting. Your kind comments encourage us to offer that special get-away and we are pleased that you are considering coming back in the Theatre Season.

When we opened 14 Seasons ago we did a survey and the 2 most important requests were
1. on-suite showers, and 2. location to theatre, shopping and restaurants.

Unfortunately we are on a busy main street but we are continuing to monitor the street noise, we welcome your comments.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We chose the Chisholm house as our place to stay on our wedding night in Stratford. We were both very pleased with our stay, every aspect of it went well above our expectations. First, the hosts were nice enough to allow us to check in early so we could get ready for the event at city hall. The room was beautiful - it was wonderfully decorated and had all the comforts you could ever need (we stayed in the red room) - a faux fire place, TV, mini fridge with complimentary drinks , etc. The shower in the bathroom is great - a rain showerhead with a walk-in area. We were most impressed by the lengths to which Kent went to help us take care of some business we had to do in regards to our wedding. He definitely (and literally) went out of his way to make everything perfect. When we came back from our post-wedding dinner downtown we found a rose and a complimentary bottle of bubbly waiting for us in the room. Just another example of the level of service you can expect at the Chisholm. We hope to come back one day.

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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
To be part of a special day (Wedding) is a high light of our business. The memories of that special day will be with you forever and we are so glad to be a small part of it.
Your request of a picture with "free range chickens" was a chellange we were pleased to fullfil.
L ook forward to your return, perhaps on your wedding anniversary.
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Property: The Chisholms in Stratford
Address: 310 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #13 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Chisholms in Stratford 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Historically designated 1881 Italianate home in downtown Stratford, Canada. Park & walk everywhere. 3 large en-suite bedrooms with TV, fridge, electric fireplace, A/C, Wi-Fi, breakfast, Open all year. ... more   less 
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