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The Chisholms in Stratford
Ranked #12 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Owen Sound, Canada
1 review
“So glad we stopped over”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Taking a slow journey home we decided to stopover in Stratford for the night and I'm sure picked the best B&B in the area! The English Room, and en suite bathroom with the slipper tub etc was wonderful and so relaxing, the four course breakfast just amazing, and Kent was such an incredible source of local history. The location was perfect and in warmer weather we could have walked to most places. We are now determined to return in the summer for much more than one night.

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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
The slipper back tub always catches everyone's attention when scanning B&B's on the web.
It is expecially appealing in the winter. Hope you are able to come back in-season to enjoy a outstanding playbill for 2014.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

The hosts, Diane and Ken, are warm and interesting people. Breakfast is magnificent and the little extras made it even more welcoming. Everything was just perfect! The rooms were beautiful and I got up early to take a bath in the wonderful bathtub. I often stay in B&Bs and can heartily recommend this one.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
It is certainly a treat to get visitors from south of the border in the off-season.
amazing the things we have in common we wish you all the best for the Future.
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was our second visit for my birthday. This time we stayed in the Red Room,very lovely. As usual the service was exceptional and the breakfast was amazing. The location is within walking distance to downtown and restaurants. Dianne and Kent were wonderful and informative. We were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of champagne and birthday card in our room upon our arrival.We enjoyed our stay and plan on returning next year. We would highly recommend this lovely B & B to all our family and friends.

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Kent11, Owner at The Chisholms in Stratford, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Special occasions, such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. are highlights of a visit to Stratford and our B&B. We are pleased to offer a complimentary 1/2 bottle of bubbley and a Chisholms in Stratford card for the occasion. Please let us know of those special occasions.
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Romeo, Michigan
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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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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.

  • 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
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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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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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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Property: The Chisholms in Stratford
Address: 310 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #12 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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