Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have many guests going to the Stratford Festival Theatre?

Many of our guests are here for the wonderful "Stratford Festival Theatre". They come to "A Valley View B&B" looking for the privacy and spaciousness we have to offer. Here they are able to relax and refresh themselves in the tranquility offered by this unique B&B. Whether they come before or after their theatre experience they find here the calm serenity that is a balm to the soul and a welcome relief from our oft too busy lives.

How far are you from Stratford is the B&B?

A Valley View B&B is 27 kilometres from Stratford, approximately a 20 minute drive on good roads through a little bit of Ontario's peaceful pastoral landscape. Y ou will find it just long enough to anticipate the coming theatre experience and bathe in the afterglow on your way "home". View Directions

What is there nearby to do besides the "Stratford Festival Theatre"?

Ten minutes away is the picturesque Scottish built stone town of "St.Marys". Built on the "River Thames" with its natural weir, parks and walks it invites exploration. There are lovely mansions, one of which houses the "St. Marys' Museum" beautifully displaying the history of the area. You will find good restaurants, antique shops, boutiques, the "Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame", tennis courts, swimming in Ontario's largest outdoor pool "the Quarry" and a very good 18 hole golf course. A few minutes further is "Wildwood Conservation Area" for hiking, sailing and fishing. Within 20 minutes to the west is "Lucan" home of the historic and tragic "Donelly Family". Forty five minutes away are the unspoilt sandy beaches of "Lake Huron" one of the vast freshwater seas in our area. Twenty minutes to the south is "London" with extensive shopping, night clubs, racetrack, casino, art galleries, museums and "Fanshawe Pioneer Village". We are truly well centered for a short or extended vacation. Things to do & places to see in Stratford Ontario.

What is there to do at "A Valley View B&B" itself ?

"A Valley View B&B" is a place to rest the body and feed the soul, a place to commune with nature and with each other. As you enjoy your leisurely breakfast you can watch the many birds and wild life through the large windows as they feed a mere ten feet away. Then you can explore the well kept trails along "Fish Creek" or through the pine and hardwood forests. Alternatively you may wish to enjoy gentle walks in the extensive gardens among flowering crab apple trees and heavenly lilacs. Maybe you would like to picnic, play a game of lawn darts or garden bowls. In the evening you can watch the breath taking sunsets and then the starlit sky weaves its magic with the moon to light your way. So much at your door for you alone to savour. Feature & Ammenities @ A Valley View BB.

What is there for the naturalist and photographers ?

Our woods are home to white tailed deer. The beaver and blue heron visit the river and hawks soar over head. Wild apple blossom, trilliums, trout lilies and violets adorn the trails. In the Fall wild berries and wild asters decorate the field sides and Just feet from your windows are a great variety of birds;- gold finch, red breasted grosbeak , blue jays, red cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, downy and hairy wood peckers, the red breasted woodpecker, mourning doves and all the different sparrows. Sharing the feeders are the many squirrels and rabbits. The gardens feature statuary, secluded benches, fountains and flowers to attract butterflies and humming birds. A nature lovers paradise. Best of all ~ our accommodations are located right in the middle of it all.

What is so special about "A Valley View B&B"?

You often hear the phrase "home away from home" but here it is really true. this is a complete home with all that you would normally have in a home. There is space, a washer and dryer, a sewing machine for those little emergencies, an iron and board, indoor and outdoor games, magazines, books, a full kitchen for snacks at any time, a proper dining table, your very own heat, central air, satellite T.V., free wi-fi, a private entrance with your own key. All this set in fifty acres of pastoral perfection for you alone to enjoy. View our accommodations.

How many guest do you accommodate ?

This is one of the beauties of "A Valley View B&B". You will be the only guests thereby enjoying to the full the complete privacy and freedom of this idyllic 50 acre country property. You have an ensuite double bedroom, a double sofa bed in the living room and there is also a folding cot and a single full height air bed available. The sleeping configurations and numbers are therefore of your choice.

What about Breakfast ?

Your modern kitchen will be generously stocked with supplies for a full breakfast and light lunches. Special dietary requests are taken into consideration. China, utensils and all other necessary items are supplied. Most importantly you will be able to have your breakfast at your leisure in privacy inside or out. Remember you are the only guests and there are no time tables. this is your home for the entire length of your stay.

Are there any "Special Offers" for special occasions ?

We offer the long stay guests a "Fifth Night Free" making your already exceptional stay even more economical. For our many honeymoon and anniversary guests we provide those special touches of a "Free Romance Package" to make it a romantic and memorable occasion. For those with an artistic flare we offer a one hour "Free Art Lesson" either in theory or practice at a mutually agreeable time.

Accessibility and rainy days ?

There is only the one step and doorway into the B&B, no other stairs to climb. You can park your car in the driveway right outside the B&B.

Being a full apartment suite if we do experience rainy days you have the comfort of your own "home away from home". Enjoy a book or magazine from your own library, watch satellite T.V., play one of the supplied board or card games, or enjoy the views through the large windows in comfort and privacy as you relax with your favourite drink and provided snacks. You will not have to worry about what to do and how to keep dry! No having to stay in a bedroom or share a "common" room on this vacation.