Stratford InnThe Stratford Inn was built in 1981 by a group of business friends who loved Ashland and the Shakespeare Festival. Within a few years, only one man remained interested in staying involved and he has been the sole owner of the Stratford Inn for the past 28 years. Jim doesn’t live in Ashland but you can often run into him here as he visits often. In keeping with philosophy, Jim has always wanted family to be involved in the business. Three of his four children live in/near Ashland and work at the Stratford Inn. Jim’s eldest daughter, Allison and her husband, Josh are the General Managers of the hotel.