Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

2941 Forest Rd., Stratford, ON N5A6S5 Canada (CAN)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-219-2797
3.0 Star Property
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Based on 539 guest reviews

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  • Free breakfast
  • 19 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Check-in time: 2:00PM
  • Check-out time: 10:30
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 8.8/10

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Local Attractions

The Forest Motel is home to over 60 species of birds and waterfowl and 30 kinds of mammals, reptiles and fish. Take a hike on the trails, through the forest, or explore the waters. Of the thirty acres you enjoy here, seventeen acres are protected under wetlands designation and a further eleven acres are protected forest. You will feel in touch with a marvelous creation. We would be thrilled to have you stay with us. This place is not just our home but also yours to enjoy. We are open all year round and offer off-season rates so you can enjoy any of the four seasons. Enjoy cross- country skiing, ice fishing, skating, or simply a weekend or night away to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Have a terrific time enjoying and experiencing the four theatre stages in Stratford, backstage tours, costume warehouse, parks and gardens, culinary art at its best, myriads of shops and stores, antiques galore, toy stores, quilt displays, museums, art galleries, art in the park, farmers' markets etc., and much more. We
4.5 out of 5. Based on 539 guest reviews

Property Description

It is our pleasure to welcome you to this special woodland retreat on the edge of the City of Stratford. We are located on the east side of Stratford just minutes from the Mall and we are a seven minute drive to the Stratford Festival Theatre.The Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat has nineteen different rooms in three buildings on two properties covering 32 acres, all of which overlook the forest and Lake McCarthy. The nineteen rooms are very unique, immaculate and comfortable and have many different bed configurations. Room rates are all subject to a 13% sales tax in Ontario. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a fridge, freezer, microwave, cable TV, ironing boards, hair dryer, coffee & tea, toiletries, umbrellas, books & magazines, birding & trail maps, theatre & culinary guides, and popcorn & evening mints to end your day. Some rooms also have fireplaces, recliners, pullout couches, saltwater hot tubs & kitchenettes.Your room rate includes the use of the boats (pedal boat, kayaks, and canoes), bikes (single, children's and tandem), boat house yard & water games, BBQs/Grills (propane), campfire and outdoor fireplace (wood included), 3 km of walking trails, internet, and continental breakfast each morning from 7:30—10:00 A.M . Cross country skis & snowshoes are also included during the winter months. You are provided with room cleaning and makeup service each day from 9:00 A.M.—1:30 P.M.Our non-smoking policy and no pet policy in all rooms and buildings are designed for everyone's comfort. Our cancellation policy states that if you cancel within 10 days or less prior to your stay, you forfeit your one night's deposit—any time prior to the ten days will simply result in a $10 processing fee . We do not overbook rooms so your room is set aside for you the day you are confirmed.Check In time is 2:00 P.M. or thereafter, as we have much work to do with 19 rooms to clean and 38 beds to make. Check out time is 10:30 A.M.We look forward to having you stay with us and hope you have a terrific time here in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, home of the world's best theatre. If you are looking for that special place to revitalize your staff, host BBQs, retreats and conferences, business meetings, weddings or indoor and outdoor activities, then this is the place for you. Whether you have serious business on your mind; need to reflect on where your company, church or group is headed; or need to refocus your people with new thoughts and opportunities; or just need some time to spend with your peers in a quiet and renewing atmosphere to reconnect; then we would suggest you look at the options we have created for you. Certainly not expensive, but a great investment in the future of your business, church or small group, we are very open to tailoring your group event to their needs. Please feel free to contact Kim or Conroy directly.

Green Sustainability

All of our cleaning products are environmentally friendly.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 2:00PM
Check Out: 10:30
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 1
Rooms: 19
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 19
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 3
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 396 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 28 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Your room is never overbooked, all rooms and reservations are guaranteed and subject to a 1 night deposit placed on your account when booking your stay with us. This one nights deposit does not include tax and it is only refundable less a $10 handling fee
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
GST: Goods and Services Tax: 13.00 GST %
Other Tax: 3.00% (Destination Marketing fee)
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Person
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 15.00%
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 18.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 30.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 4.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 4.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 20.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Microwave in room
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information


Local Shuttle Info: Must be reserved ahead of time. Cost is approximately $100 per person. Distance is 126km and 1 and a half hour drive.

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat.

Feel free to use the Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Stratford event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Birnkrant Room 20 x 18 x 8 396--/----16--11----/----40--
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Birnkrant Room

Cozy room sits 25 comfortably. Fireplace, natural lighting, large screen tv which also connects to wireless and laptops. Kitchenette facilities. Warm wood decor.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
396 Sq. Mi
20 x 18 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
Half Day Rental:
C$150.00 CAD
Full Day Rental:
C$250.00 CAD
Evening Rental:
C$200.00 CAD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
C$100.00 CAD
10% discount if you spend over $1000 on food and beverage.
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FAQs about Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

What time is check in?

Check in time is 2:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 10:30 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat have?

There are 19 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.


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