Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

Stratford's hidden gem


In the heart of Ontario lies Stratford, a world-class city disguised as a small rural town. And , well, you found it: this precious gem of a place known as the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat.

With many Stratford hotels to choose from, our guests come back year after year to take advantage of our quiet and peaceful spot. They have breakfast by the lake, enjoy bicycle and boat rentals, stroll along our walking trails, reminisce around the campfires, and cozy-up in our comfy, clean accommodations.​

An Outdoor Getaway



Hotels in Stratford have  something for everybody. Here at the Forest Motel with our 32 acres of forest, lake and wetlands, we provide guests with an array of outdoor activities and amenities at no extra charge.

Our Rooms and Suites

With 20 rooms nestled across our 32-acre property around Lake McCarthy, there is something for everyone.

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Book by phone, email, or online. Book direct with us to take advantage of our price-match guarantee and loyalty program. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. 

Current Specials
$225 Hot Tub Suites

Book our McCarthy House, Queen Suite, or Canadian Suite for $225 per night (plus taxes) on Fridays and Saturdays. Hot tub included in this special rate. Expires June 30, 2020.

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$199 Hot Tub Suites (weeknights)

Book our McCarthy House, Queen Suite, or Canadian Suite for $199 per night (plus taxes) on Sunday through Thursday nights. Hot tub included in this special rate. Expires June 30, 2020.

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$119 king and twin double rooms

Book our single king or twin double rooms (two double beds) for $119 per night plus taxes. Expires June 30, 2020.

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$75 private campfires for 5 with s'mores kit

Rent out one of our fire pits all to yourself for an evening (6pm to 11pm). Includes s'mores kit for 5. Firewood provided. This package will be available once Coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Ontario.

We've made some changes due to COVID-19

The safety of our guests and of our staff is of utmost importance to us here at the Forest Motel.

We are listed as an essential business here in Ontario, and as such are still open for business. However, here are some things we are doing differently to do our part during this time of crisis:

  • No face-to-face check-ins. All guests are pre-screened before arrival and a check-in package is left on the door of our front office with all the necessary information for you to find your room and have a quiet, enjoyable stay.

  • No continental breakfast. We are leaving bagged breakfasts in guest rooms before you arrive, so you can enjoy breakfast in your room or on the patio outside your room instead.

  • No stay-over housekeeping service. If you are staying more than one night, for the safety of our staff we are not offering housekeeping service. However, if you need anything you can call down to the front office and we will have the items dropped outside your room soon after.

  • Free cancellation for all bookings until May 31, 2020. Since the Stratford Festival has suspended all shows until the end of May, we are allowing free cancellation for all guests that have travel interruptions due to COVID-19 or Stratford Festival cancelled shows. This date may be extended depending on the situation at the end of May.

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Business Hours
May - October 7:30am to 10:00pm daily
November - April 7:30 am to 8:00 pm daily
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