Welcome to Riverside

Address  96 Robinson Street, St. Marys, Ontario   Email  reservations@riversidestmarys.biz    Phone  519-284-0012

Our guestbook

This is what our happy guests have written in our guestbook during their stay at Riverside. Did you visit us and forget to leave us a message in our guestbook? You can still email your message to us here.


Ron & Laurie

John and Marie are such gracious and accommodating hosts. They offer a wide variety of gourmet breakfast options served with stimulating conversation! St. Marys is a very friendly town with much to offer – the perfect place for a break from anyone’s routine. We have stayed at many a B&B and Riverside is a great value and our top choice for the Stratford/St. Marys area.


This beautiful venue is made even more memorable by the owners, their extra attention to detail, delicious breakfasts and interesting and lively conversations. I would definitely book here again.

Janice & Don

Thank you for your very warm hospitality and kindness. We will be happy to return to St. Marys and your restful B&B!


August 2017

Beautiful home and delightful stay. Thank you for all the tips regarding local sites to visit.

Marilyn & Miguel

September 2017

Marie & John, Thank you for the fantastic spot to relax and enjoy our anniversary!  It was perfect place to stay while exploring St. Marys and Stratford for our second time.  The conversation, lodgings and food were so enjoyable, as were the sweet critters.  Cheers!

Penny & David

June, 2017

Our third or fourth time here! We’d be back in a minute if the chance comes up! Lovely hosts, and dear Ollie, Caleigh and Caddie add extra joy. Many thanks!

Fay & Fred

July 2016

We forgot to sign the guest book, but we wanted you to know that our stay with you was over and above anything we had expected.  You made us feel comfortable, and relaxed, and the attention to detail was very much appreciated.  Thank you both for a wonderful visit.


May 2016

If you want rest and relaxation, this is the place to be. Beautiful home, good food and gracious hosts, who are always willing to share history and places to go and see. Thanks Ollie (the dog) for all your stories and Caddie (the cat) for the pretty songs. This is my second visit and definitely won’t be my last.

John & Caroline

May 2016

For us, this is always a great time, and this was no exception. Thanks for the great time and wonderful accommodations and fantastic companionship. Golf next time!

Maria & Rob

January 2016

This is our second stay at Riverside. John and Marie are such wonderful hosts. It truly is a home away from home experience. They have been so helpful providing us all the information we need regarding our move to London. We are so grateful that we made such wonderful friends.

Everything from the beautiful home to the amazing company (Rob and John’s guitar playing last night) and Marie’s wonderful cooking and hospitality.

We cannot wait to come back, yet again.


November 2015

What a beautiful home at a beautiful location. The sight of the water is relaxing and then we were fortunate enough to stay here when the Christmas lights were shining. All that was missing was snow!

Thanks also for the delicious gourmet breakfast with such interesting conversation!

Hope to come back again.

Jacqueline & Gerard

July 2012

We will always remember our stay in July at The Riverside. It is a beautiful place and you are so helpful (I tried to copy “The Stevens Special”). Also very nice to meet and talk to Canadians with their roots in The Netherlands. A real holiday (vacation?): sitting on the porch, drinking a good glass of wine (or a beer) while simultaneously surfing on the Web. Beautiful sight and even one night with storm and thunder. We will certainly visit you again.

Eric & Carla

October 2014

So glad we ended up here!! Great place to stay, relax, enjoy and feel welcomed. You guys are amazing and we will miss the breakfasts, too. All the best!

Macey & David

June 2015

Wow! What a beautiful and peaceful place! David and I had such a lovely time here! The place was clean and well-kept. Marie and John, thank you both so much for providing us with a wonderful place to have our honeymoon. We hope to be back in the near future. 🙂

P.S. Ollie, Caleigh and Caddie are wonderful to have around. <3

Kathy & Kevin

September, 2015

Thank you John and Marie. This is our second visit and now we feel as though we are family. Oh, and thanks to the boys and girl – woof, meow and woof.


July 2015

We had such a wonderful time, living up to your motto – “Come as guests, leave as friends.” Such great hospitality, excellent food, and most important, such great fellowship!


July 2015

By the end of the first day, we were calling Riverside “home!” John, you should collect your stories in a volume of short stories. Marie, your cooking should go into a guide for B&B owners. The room was tops. We’ll recommend you to everyone – even our snootiest friends!

Joyce & Paul

June 2013

Once again our short but very sweet stay with you was a delight and will be very memorable. Thank you so much for the beautiful roses for our anniversary (48th)! We always love staying with you both, and hope to be able to one day stay longer. Enjoy your summer.