Experience artistic ambiance and warm hospitality in a restored 1879 Ontario Cottage in the heart of Stratford in a licensed B&B with a gourmet vegetarian friendly breakfast each morning. Offering your choice of 4 unique and romantic bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and bar fridges featuring original art, WiFi. Our room #1 is the Air BnB listing with 3 other guest rooms available. (contact us directly for availability). On site chair massage & reflexology. You may never want to leave...
Jack and Karen are your host and hostess who live on site who are theatre and travel afficionados. We are two "dreamers" who are passionate about theatre and the Stratford Festival as well as good food and wine, art, dance, literature, music, opera, travelling, health and healing, Paris and Mexico! And yes, we take our cat!
Nous parlons francais y nosostros hablamos espanol but we do not speak "tech" and do not know how to type accents in foreign languages on our ancient lap top.
Jack is the resident artist and one of his mediums is painting in acrylics. Hence our name "Acrylic Dreams."
In 1987 we moved from Toronto to 66 Bay Street, Stratford and created Acrylic Dreams. We are celebrating our 28th year welcoming guests from around the globe.
In our former lives we worked in the hospitality industry with several years experience in the restaurant and catering industry that we bring to running our Stratford B&B.
Karen was also a flight attendant and with Jack sometimes accompanying her around the world on longer layovers. Once when Karen could not get their wedding anniversary off Jack flew with her to Paris for a day so that we could celebrate together and in the morning we flew back home.
We both graduated with honours from the Yoga Instructors program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario in 1991 and Jack teaches yoga to the members of the Birmingham Conservatory of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Karen has also been a practicing Certified Reflexologist since 1997 and the recipient of the Stratford Gazette's Reader's Choice Award for Best Reflexologist.
In 2007 we both became Certified Chair Massage Instructors from the Toronto based Relax to the Max Chair Massage School. And we offer onsite chair massage and reflexology treatments here to soothe and relax you and to enhance your B&B experience at Acrylic Dreams!