. . . lovely riverside accommodation in the St. Marys and Stratford region

Welcome to the Cottage on the Thames, an ideal and affordable getaway for couples or families.

Backing onto the Thames River in quiet and picturesque St. Marys, the Cottage is bright, cozy, and relaxing. Adults and children alike will love the community’s many natural, cultural, and recreational attractions, most of which are within walking distance of the Cottage.

For those attending the nearby Stratford Shakespeare Festival (less than 20 minutes away), retreating to the tranquil and natural beauty surrounding the Cottage on the Thames is the perfect follow-up to a theatrical performance.

At the Cottage on the Thames, you can enjoy a campfire by the river; hike for miles along a scenic country road beside the rippling Thames River; watch herons strut along the riverbank while hawks whirl above; fish on the banks of Trout Creek; or take a dip in the crystal clear water of the swimming quarry.

You can walk to St. Marys' downtown to explore its quaint streets and admire its historic stone architecture; browse the shelves of the century-old Carnegie library; find a treasure in one of the nearby antique shops; or make your way to the little falls at sunset to hear the stirring strains of a bagpiper.

You can enjoy a cappuccino in the hip Coffee Culture cafe; take the family to Pathway Fish and Chips for the best halibut around, or cross Thomas Street for an upscale meal at the Westover Inn; drive ten minutes to boat or water-ski at Wildwood Conservation Park; or simply cozy up in the Cottage to read a book or cook a meal with fresh, local ingredients from McCully’s Market.

In the off-season, too, there’s plenty to do: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, curling, and river skating; or saunter through the streets to see the seasonal lights and displays that have made the town of St. Marys a winner in the national Winterlights competition.