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
$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 is for guests that are not staying at the Forest Motel, as there is a free campfire for in-house guests already.

2-night package for $300

Get a standard room for 2 nights (King or Queen Standard, or Standard Doubles) for $300 + tax, and we'll throw in a FREE Stratford Chocolate Trail.

Available until December 30, 2020.

Use Code: #300TRAIL

Walking Tours at the Forest Motel

Explore our property and learn about our history at the Forest Motel with a 2+ hour walking tour! $40 per person plus taxes, with lunch included!


Click the button below to view more details. 

20% OFF Weeknights

Stay with us any weeknight (Sunday through Thursday nights) in a standard room (King or Queen Standard, or Standard Doubles) between now and December 30th and get 20% OFF your room rate! 

Use Code: #WKNT

Specials are not available in combination with any other discounts.

Not available if booked online through OTA's such as Expedia.

Specials can not be retroactively added to reservations that are already confirmed.

We've made some changes due to COVID-19

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

Here are some things we are doing differently during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • No face-to-face check-ins or check-outs. 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. To check-out just drop your key and registration card in the drop-box at the front office.

  • 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.

  • Sanitizer stations and enhanced cleaning protocols. We are taking extra precautions when cleaning guest rooms, as well as sanitizing any touched surfaces in public spaces and all outdoor amenities. Hand sanitizer stations are available in front of the office and breakfast room.

  • Guest rooms are left untouched for 24 hours after departure. We are placing all rooms on a 24-hour quarantine after check-out for the protection of our staff and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


We have set out cleaning stations near these amenities so guests can sanitize them before and after using.

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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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