Hosted by Mollie Petryna and David Humphreys, The Shady Nook Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of Stratford, Ontario. We have four private, comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms, all within walking distance of the city’s theatres and other attractions.

Grand Piano

The grand piano nestled in the sitting room

The Shady Nook has a sunny, welcoming atmosphere, even on a cloudy day with its large front porch and perennial gardens. Walk through our doors to a home that is filled with great art, a grand piano stacked with a myriad of classical and contemporary music books, with a guitar and trombone nestled close by. Read a book and relax, or sit back and catch your favourite program on the wall-mounted television.


Breakfast is served in the sunroom

Stay Inside

Beyond is the Sun Room that takes your breath away due to the natural light streaming through the large windows making you feel that not only good food can be enjoyed here but great conversation as well. You are here to be taken care of, from your comfortable room, to your breakfast, to your extra cup of tea, coffee, or lemonade that can be enjoyed out on the back deck surrounded by more gardens.

Or Get Outdoors

The Shady Nook also features a swimming pool, and with Stratford’s humidity it is a blessing to be able to quench your body by immersing it in the cool water. And in the evening, sip your glass of wine or mug of beer on the front porch, then retreat to the back yard and enjoy the sunset and the first evening star.

Please Note: The Shady Nook is a non-smoking, cat-friendly household.