Avonview Manor

Rhonda Lee and Tony John Read
63 Avon Street
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5N5
Phone: (519) 305 4000 or Cell (416) 428 5755


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Location: in town

Rates: from $160.00 to $180.00 / night
Rate Code: $$$

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Welcome to our home, Avonview Manor Bed & Breakfast, located in Stratford's prestigious, historically-designated west end on "The Hill". Built in 1916, by prolific businessman and progressive inventor, George Kalbfleisch, Avonview Manor is demonstrative of the highest quality, Edwardian architecture, sophisticated design and superior craftsmanship.

Today, this gorgeous B&B offers four elegant suites; each with its own unique character and charm.  All suites have been freshly renovated with a mix of eclectic, antique and thematic fixtures that add nuance and create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for the benefit of our guests.




Rooms & Amenities

Your stay at Avonview Manor B&B includes non-alcoholic refreshments upon arrival and a full breakfast featuring home-made preserves, mouth-watering breads and pastries, and locally-grown produce and meats featuring high quality goods from the Mennonite community of St. Jacob's, as part of your hot gourmet entre. Suites have a choice of ensuite, private or shared bathrooms.

The Ol' Winnie Suite

Named after the great leader, "Winston Churchill"; this suite has the true feel of an English Gentleman's coach quarters, with shared or private three piece bath dependent on occupancy. Ideal relaxation, after a day of strolling, shopping, or cycling.


The Robert Louis Suite

This sunny nook named after our host's cousin "Robert Louis Stevenson",  is fit for the most prolific writer, and is reminiscent of Edinburgh in the mid 1700s. Relax in the large common room with an apres theatre night-cap and a good game of chess by the fireside, or enjoy a rousing game of foosball on a rainy day. There is also a host of CDs/DVDs, great books, puzzles and board games to pass the time.


The Ol' Winnie and Robert Louis Suites are located in the third floor Attic Loft which can be booked as an entire suite - ideal for families, a foursome of friends, or two couples traveling together, OR the suites may be booked independently.  These two Queen bedrooms share a three piece bathroom and a large common area/games room with kitchenette, gas fireplace, big screen TV, record player, and foosball. 


Vive Provence Suite

A romantic get-away, 'somewhere' in the south of France. Bask in the morning sun through the Edwardian leaded windows, as you awaken to the aroma of freshly ground morning coffee, or steeped breakfast tea.


Wickie's Ayelight

This suite is a special dedication to our former beloved country, retreat and lake-side home in Northumberland County. Aye Lighthouse had a unique story, character and charm. Our goal is to remember it fondly with this nautical-themed suite, reminiscent of a lighthouse keepers' cottage in the 1800s. The suite offers a private 3 piece bathroom, and interior porch with views to the lovely garden, parkland and the Avon River.  Our guests may choose to configure the suite as a single King bed, or two twins.

B&B Facilities Include:

- Pool- Day Rate $10/person
- Free bicycle rental (Deposit required - advance notice only)
- Gym & Interior Sitting Porch (Wickie's Ayelight)
- Games room with fireplace, foosball, vinyls & big-screen TV (Robert Louis & Ol' Winnie only)
- Electric fireplaces in all rooms
- TV in all rooms by request
- Free WiFi
- Extensive CD, DVD & video, board-game and book library to enjoy on premises
- Beautiful surrounding gardens, parkland and woodland areas to explore
- Feather tick, pillow menu, additional blankets, duvets, comforters by request
- Wake-up calls
- Free maps/pamphlets/information of local area
- Iron/board, hair-dryers 
- A mix of locally-produced/internationally-acclaimed toiletries for your pampering delight
- Luggage racks, gentlemen stands
- Luxury queen, king or twin beds with quality linen
- Free parking
- Table/Taxi Reservation Service
Avonview Manor believes in complete client care and satisfaction. We strive to accomodate all guest needs. If you have forgotten any personal items, please do not hesitate to ask - we want to ensure your stay is of utmost comfort.



The Manor kitchen is best known for super-omelettes, cheese souffle, liqueur-laced fruit crepes and savoury ship-wreck pie.  Chef strives to provide an organic, 100 mile diet wherever possible and resources the amazing culinary delights and fresh meat, cheese, dairy and produce found in nearby St. Jacob's surrounded by Mennonite country.  Additionally, the manor boasts an eclectic herb garden - of which, a variety of seasonal herbs are fresh-picked daily especially for your desired morning tastes. 

Other local delicacies include honey, jams and jellies that Chef is constantly on the look-out for in terms of grade and reputation.

Now, all of this is notwithstanding the manor's wonderful baking.  This includes Chef's own Granny's award-winning recipe for banana bread, as well as, her beloved Mom's recipe for her famous date square smash. It's easy to see, the apple does not fall far from the tree!

Sometimes, Chef also has a batch of her Mom's oatmeal, coconut, chocho-chippies in stock.

Just wait until you get a taste!



The Ol' Winnie Suite and the The Robert Louis Suite are:

Price $160/night 

Surcharge $25 on single night stays in season

The Vive Provence Suite and Wickie's Ayelight are:

Price $180/night 

Surcharge $25 on single night stays in season

Discounted Rates for Extended Stays in any suite.  Applicable on 4 nights plus.



Cancellations made thirty days in advance will forfeit the $50.00 per room/per night non-refundable deposit required on booking.

Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance will result in the full room(s) rate  being applied.   If the room is rebooked,  however, no further charges over and above the deposit will be incurred.

Room reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date are considered firm and non-refundable.

When your credit card number is given, it will indicate that you have read and agreed to our policies and your room will be held in good faith.

The  guest will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of any breakages, missing items, or damage to property and furnishings, particularly the staining of linens, towels or carpet.   This cost will be charged to the credit card number used to reserve the room.

Lost & Found
Reasonable effort will be made to contact guests if any belongings are left on the premises. Items will be shipped back at owner’s expense upon request. If we are unable to reach the guest, items will be placed in our Lost & Found and donated to charity after 60 days.

No Smoking/Open Flames
Smoking or the burning of candles or incense is not permitted in guest rooms or in the common areas of the house.

Smoking is allowed only in designated areas; namely, on the back patio, and front porch.

If it is found that a person has been smoking in the house, extra charges will be incurred based on the fee for professional smoke cleaning services,  plus a fee for loss of business for that room while this occurs.

Lost Keys
If forgotten keys are not returned within a reasonable length of time a $50 charge will be levied to replace the lock.

We strive to predetermine our guests special needs and allergies.  However,  Avonview Manor does not assume responsibility for special circumstances due to unprecedented allergic reactions. 

For instance, food containing nuts may have been prepared in our kitchen.  Although our property is thoroughly cleaned regularly, Avonview Manor will not be held responsible for any ensuing health problems resultant from secondary allergies.


House Notes for the Saftey of Our Guests

*As we strive to maintain the hard-woof floors throughout our home, and as a result our stairs can be somewhat slippery with wax/oil.  To this end, we ask that our guests remove their outdoor shoes once inside.  We encourage guests to bring solft-soled house shoes (sneakers) or slippers for safe footing. Thank-you for this consideration. 

*We ask that all guests be considerate of one another in terms of noise levels while coming/going and of course during regular waking/sleeping hours.

*Guest are asked to refrain from smoking, other than in designated areas. 

*Guests wishing to use the pool, are asked to sign a waiver prior to usage. Proper bathing attire must be worn in order to use the pool; again, as a matter of consideration to all bathers. Pool usage carries an additional cost of $10/day/user. 

*We ask that guests review their fire safety exits/floor plans at their leisure during their stay. These are found posted on each floor in the common areas.

*Please let your hosts know if you have any special needs or allergies in advance of your stay, to ensure your comfort and best health standards.