The Forest motel and woodland retreat centre has undergone extensive changes over the past 6 seasons. Each year our repeat visitors have anticipated new changes to the property and buildings and we have not dissapointed. Now, entirely refreshed, we invite you to experience this special place here in Stratford.


The Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat has received a number of nominations for the Helen Kirkpatrick Award for Hospitality. And was Stratford's Tourism hospitality winner in 2010.


Here's what some of our guests from 40 countries have to say:


"It was a real pleasure meeting you both, also your children, also to know we can continue into the future with our annual Stratford visit at the Forest Motel. Our few days were most enjoyable. We wish you and your family every success and look forward to seeing you next year"

- Ray & Olive, Saline, Michigan


"Your motel is the best motel we've ever been to. Cool, Awesome."

- Mary


"Thankyou for a beautiful week of friendship and hospitality. Thank-you again for a peaceful respite from the daily grind"

- Dow, Larry & Bud, Danville, Ilinois


"When we arrive here the results of your effort are the first thing we see when we open the door of our room. We know then that we are back at the Forest Motel. Thank-you so much for making everything so nice and clean and tidy for us"

- Dorris & David, Ottawa, ON


"We had a marvelous time again this year. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality. You've made a beautiful place even better"

- David & Susan, Saline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


"What an absolute delight to stay with you last week during Knox's  jazz Band show. Your place is truly incredible and your openess to sharing it with us, a gift. Many thanks again - yours is at the top of the our list of places to stay when we are in Stratford"

- Linda


Wow, (we were) and still are in shock at the royalty type welcome in Stratford, Please pass our sincere and heartfelt thanks for a superb stay! We had a great time"

- George & Linda, Bowmanville, ON


"Thank-you for maintaining such a clean room. It is truly appreciated."

- Madge, Owasso, Michigan


"Thank-you for a wonderful peaceful weekend. It was just what we needed."

- Kevin & Vicki, Bluevale, ON


"Thank-you very much! We had a great time in Stratford's most amazing "hide-away" - the Forest Motel."

- Leah & Joey, Toronto, ON


"We thank-you for all the good service this week and look forward to our return in late June. And thanks for the great care to our guests from Luxemburgh, As always!"

- Janet & Ellsworth Levine, Huntington Woods, Michigan


"Thank-you for the VERY clean and comfortable rooms and an outstanding time. The additions you have made are excellent. Love your location, cruising the lake, and especially the birds, walks, tranquility and the swans on your lake."