Built in 1895, Château la Motte Guest House is located in Woodstock, Ontario. This historic guest house features unique interior decor, replete with decorative fireplaces, curved tower windows, crafted plaster moldings, ornate woodwork and hand-painted designs. Antique furnishings and art can be seen throughout the library, dining room, halls and guest rooms.

Each guest room is equipped with a modern private bathroom. In-room amenities include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A hot breakfast is served each morning in the grand dining room overlooking Vansittart Avenue.

Guests have access to the main floor of the guest house, including a guest powder room, a library/music/sitting room, a party/conference room and a solarium.

Our guests are also welcome to use the laundry room as needed at no extra charge. Guests can also enjoy our private garden and the grand curved veranda at the front of the estate.

Château la Motte Guest House is conveniently located in the heart of southwestern Ontario less than 45 minutes' drive from London, Stratford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Château la Motte Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 20, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Château la Motte Guest House

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • do you have a kettle or microwave to make tea in the room
    Yes, we do have appliances in our kitchen. Guests have full access to our large kitchen.
    Answered on April 9, 2021
  • Does your chateau offer m
    Unfortunately, we don't, but there are a couple of taxi services in town,
    Answered on September 12, 2021
  • Hi there, I hope you are well. We are getting married at La Petite Chapelle in Innerkip on Sept 24, 2022. We are looking for a place for guests to stay and you are on the preferred list! How many rooms do you have and would it be possible to book a block? In kindness, KD
    We have closed our business.
    Answered on February 8, 2022
  • hi I was wondering if we are able to still spend a night even if we are not vaccinated
    You are more than welcome.
    Answered on October 25, 2021
  • We will be attending a wedding in Sept. We won't be checking in until quite late. Is this acceptable?
    You can check in and check out unattended. Please let us know when making your booking. We have a keyless entry lock. You will be issued a 6-digitit code of your choice.
    Answered on June 21, 2021

Hosted by Alida Louw-Joubert

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Alida Louw-Joubert
Welcome to our Historic Mansion, constructed in 1895. The original owner Thomas 'Carbide' Willson, a prominent Canadian engineer, chemist and entrepreneur, spared no expense when building his “castle”. This can be appreciated in the workmanship seen throughout the estate. The ambiance we want guests to experience is our top priority and we make it our mission to create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. It is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, reunions, business trips, golf getaways, antique shopping, girl’s weekends, wedding accommodation, and much more! Each room has its own unique character, some with fireplaces made of many varieties of rich wood and ceramics; curved tower windows; crafted patterned plaster; built-in bookcase in the octagonal library/sitting room; and cherubs dancing on the ceiling of the library. Antique furnishings and art can be seen throughout the house. The elegant exterior of ruby volcanic-stone is in the Queen Anne Revival style with a circular tower, rare red slate roof, balconies, and soaring chimneys.
Inn keeping is an interesting lifestyle, like almost nothing else you can experience on the job. We love the fact that we can make a living doing something that is so much fun and at the same time have a hand in making guests' trips spoiled, relaxing and memorable.
Château la Motte is located in one of the most architecturally outstanding areas of the town, Vansittart Avenue. Return to the time of Woodstock's great wealth when you stay at this magnificent property listed on the National and Provincial Registers of Historic Homes, and appreciate the preservation of the past of this small town. “Van Ave” as it now is commonly called, always has been considered as "the Avenue", and to live on the Avenue was the final step up the social ladder of the elite of Woodstock at the turn of the Century. A glance down the list of residents turns up a fair collection of doctors, lawyers, merchants, gentlemen, and town and county officials. The social standing of these people is quite visible in some of the homes that are still standing. The owners of these homes engaged any amount of domestic help, including gardeners, parlor maids, and kitchen help. Often a retired army officer would keep his man on as a private servant. Yes, it was something to live on the Avenue.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Amenities of Château la Motte Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Château la Motte Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


6:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed by request
CAD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa American Express Château la Motte Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Château la Motte Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.