Your Stratford B & B Hosts
Kelley grew up following the aerospace industry across the US with her parents, transferring from Denver to Florida to Syracuse to Boston, finally settling in Seattle for years before moving to Toronto in 2007.
In 2009, when asked to move back to Seattle, she decided she liked Toronto and Canada much better than her career in finance and remained in Toronto to write middle grade fiction children’s books. While attending university in the 70’s, Kelley managed the Village Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts and dreamed of one day owning and operating her own inn. After years of elaborate entertaining of friends and family, cooking classes, gourmet dining on her many travels across the globe, and friendships with many local area producers, she is a devoted foodie who is excited to offer sumptuous gourmet breakfasts to our guests.
Daniel is a second generation stonemason from Eastern Ontario, having grown up in cottage country with a childhood filled with construction, fast cars, star gazing, and river activities. After 15 years building large stone houses, some with Romanesque columns in Toronto, he is happy to live, once again, in a smaller community and get back to his roots working as a local stonemason in Stratford. He also longed to escape the city lights and resume his passion for astronomy and stargazing. As you will see, Daniel is passionate about stones, from our new dry stone wall and walkway in front to the many stones placed around the B&B to Daniel’s curated collection of signature stones that are place in many rooms of the house. Be sure to visit Daniel’s stone page here, as he tells stories about some of the stones you may see when you visit us.
“Exquisite B&B in Stratford – This is a beautiful, peaceful and well kept B&B in a very central and convenient location. Church Street is walking distance from everything in Stratford, including all of the Theatres and plenty of choice of restos,bars and cafes.
Kelley and Daniel are also the perfect hosts; helpful and efficient with any questions about the place and area, but also laid back and unobtrusive. Their empathy with the victorian character of their house also shows through in the tasteful decor and restoration. Love the breakfast too, just set me up for the day perfectly!” Ian, Toronto