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Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

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We are a 20 room outdoor retreat set on 32 acres just outside of Stratford. Our rooms are split between our main motel, McCarthy House, and bed and breakfast across the road. All room rates include free breakfast, campfires, walking trails, bike rentals, canoe rentals, and BBQ facilities. Some of our Suites have private saltwater hot tubs (not public use, only private to certain rooms) available at an extra charge.
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Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Airport37 km
Metropolitan Area Airport41 km
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All reviews small lake walking trails continental breakfast paddle boats hot tub fire pit hard boiled eggs enjoy nature bag of microwave popcorn wooded area canada geese occasional train outdoor seating train tracks homemade muffins peaceful setting lovely spot
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of worn out facilities. The lake is more of a large scummy pond. The hiking trails are basically muddy paths through the nearby woods - and mosquito infested. The room was clean and new-ish. The owners were friendly. The breakfast area is very small....More

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Response from ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland RetreatResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review, and we would like more feedback on your stay here! We are unable to control the weather, so we cannot guarantee that mosquitoes will not be around or that the trails will not be wet, but we do our best to...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

A great place to stay. From the nightly campfires,marshmellos included, complimentary canoes, bikes and kayaks, woodsy sitting areas near the pond, best daily breakfast of any hotel we encountered on our 10 night trip across Canada, this was the best. Only downsides are the mosquito...More

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Response from ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland RetreatResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! I will ensure that I pass on your feedback to our staff! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something other than the usual motel/hotel fair and thought this was worth a try. First let me list the things we liked. Positives: Nice country setting, very close to town Friendly owners Nice breakfast room Good to have a kitchenette Loved...More

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Response from ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us Mike, we appreciate your feedback. We do provide bikes with hand brakes, you simply need to sign them out from the front desk to use them. The bikes with the back-pedal brakes are the "cruisers" that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time in Stratford Enjoyed the restaurants and the show. . Loved the motel and we are looking forward to experiencing the place in the different seasons to come The outdoor hot tub was the best part

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Response from ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful stay, even the rotten weather didn’t put us off. We had been warned about the early morning train but only one of the five even heard it. We went for a lovely walk to the end of th lake on paths that were...More

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Response from ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Magdalen! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Ben Schelhaas Manager

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30 December 2016|
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Response from ForestMotelStratford | Property representative |
Hello! We just require a valid credit card to take reservations. We charge the first night to your card as a deposit to hold the reservation. Rates range anywhere from $169 to $245 per night, depending on room choice. You... More
6 May 2015|
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We do not have any pet friendly rooms.
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"We have enjoyed our accommodation in both the Motel section and the B&B. Both have been equally clean..."
3 weeks ago
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"Envelope provided..A nice touch. We left 10$"
4 weeks ago
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"I believe the King beds are a little harder, we had the doubles...which were a little softer. We slept..."
11 Oct 2018
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"Lower number room like 10 is closer to breakfast nook which may be noisy in the morning."
27 Sep 2018
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