• Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Google+ Icon
Bristow's Inn Exterior_edited.jpg


Bristow’s Inn incorporates the elegance of a classic Carpenter Gothic heritage home with small town Ontario friendliness, creating a quintessential Victorian experience. 


We provide quality accommodations for groups visiting the Tri-Cities.  Enjoy the sound of the town clock chiming the hour, as horse and buggies drive by—all while being only 15 minutes from two world-class universities and the tech hub of Canada. 


With 6 well-appointed and comfortable rooms, we can accommodate groups of up to 13. We also have large indoor and outdoor dining areas, where guests can relax.  



Our Rooms

Guests can enjoy one of our 6 beautifully decorated rooms, each with its own three-piece en-suite bathroom. 

And bring your furry friend! We are proudly a pet-friendly establishment and welcome pets of all sizes.


Main Rooms

Guests at Bristow's Inn are welcome to enjoy main room amenities. Enjoy a meal with friends in the dining room, have a cup of tea in the lounge, or watch a movie in the living room. Guests are also welcome to help themselves to complimentary coffee and tea, available in the kitchenette.  In the private side garden, guests will find a lighted dining area, perfect for social gatherings or relaxing with a novel, underneath the wisteria-covered pergola.

Cup of Tea



Enjoy a continental breakfast, replete with local, fresh baking and in-season fruits that highlight the best of Waterloo Region. Guests can enjoy their meal in one of our brightly lit main rooms or in the privacy of their bedroom. In the summer, the private side garden offers an outdoor dining area, where guests can eat beneath the wisteria-covered pergola. If you have food allergies or intolerances, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you.


"We had the pleasure of staying at Bristow’s Inn last night, and what a treat it was!! Jodie greeted us right at the door with open arms and made us feel Like family. This house has so much character and loved hearing the historical stories. We stayed in the Honeymoon suite (it wasn’t our honeymoon ) but it was such a charming room. The little extras she provided for us made it super special. We went to dinner at Crowsfoot Smokehaus in Conestogo which was a close drive and when we came back we sat out back and enjoyed a glass of wine under the lights. Jodie we will definitely be back, your a fantastic host and I will be recommending it to everyone looking for a getaway."

Shelisa Ramcharitar


At Bristow's Inn, the safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. As the pandemic continues, here's what we're doing to keep everyone safe:

  • Providing contactless entry into the home and contactless services.

  • Continuing to clean rooms thoroughly and with great attention to detail between guests.

  • Permitting guests to eat breakfast in their bedrooms.

  • Placing sanitizer packs in each bedroom.



Elmira is one of many small towns in Woolwich and sits in the middle of Mennonite country. Listed below are some of the many local establishments that make Elmira the perfect place for your next vacation. 

Want more recommendations of great local places and festivals?

Check out our Activities page or our online travel guide on our Pinterest page.