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Fern Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 16 hotels in Orillia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Fern Resort for the first time on March Break, and had a wonderful experience. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the lake. The best part of the stay though was that everything is extremely laid-back and relaxing. Once you're here, you don't have to worry about anything. All the activities are covered. We enjoyed... More

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Collingwood, ontario
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never stayed at Fern Resort so I was nervous in booking our March Break getaway there. This resort is older but has "great charm". They still use keys for the rooms and the TV's are older styles. A few touch ups of paint, and a few moldings need fixed, and the indoor pool door is a bit rusty... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor regarding your family's stay over March Break. This March Break we experienced exceptional winter-like weather for dogsledding, hayrides, skating on the lake and of course the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. March Break is a special time for families and Fern Resort is the perfect spot to come together and have fun.... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed at Fern for our friends wedding. Resort was a great layout for a summer wedding with a large group. Would highly recommend as an alternative to renting a cottage. Great lake access and good views. Dining staff was great! Wedding coordinator not as great.

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thanking for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor. Having a resort wedding is truly an experience worth doing. As a bride and groom you have the opportunity to offer your guests a little vacation experience when they choose to celebrate your special day with you. Resorts offer such wonderful backdrop and atmosphere that you don't easily get in a hotel... More

Kingston, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Hi Murray, From the viewpoint of both the organizers and the participants, the writer's retreat was a total success. Everyone commented on the excellent dining experience. We cannot say enough about the excellent variety offered on the menu and the attentive, patient and professional service we received from Lily and the the others who prepared and served the meals –... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you for posting your comments about your groups recent retreat at Fern Resort. I am so glad to hear Lily, your dining room server, took such good care of your group's needs and the overall experience was top notch. All of the staff members here at the resort have a genuine interest in providing great hospitality whether... More

Mississauga Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Have been a few times over there years and was not impressed. Last time was a few years back. Rooms were just ok. The food was just terrible! Obviously from the day before. Brought this to staffs attention and they could have really cared less! Never again!!!

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here and I am sorry you didn't enjoy your last experience with us albeit I am not certain from your post if it was recently or a few years back. Regardless, I do apologize and can say that poor food is not the normal experience our guests receive here at Fern Resort. Our staff... More

Cambridge
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Fern resort is a wonderful homey, welcoming property. The choice of all inclusive meals is exceptional, the staff are helpful, pleasant and attentive. The accommodation was perfect for us. It is a rustic rather than chic. Have been there 7 times and will be going again! LOVE IT THERE!

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A big thank you to Murray and the Fern Resort team for accomodating our girls hockey team - parents, players, siblings.... We were given a great block of rooms, a private hospitality room, and the best service possible the entire weekend! Great winter escape too - girls enjoyed the ammenities and "extras"! We will brng the entire team back next... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and I am glad we could host your team for the annual "Orillia Hockey Girls Tournament" earlier this month. Your girls certainly had a fun weekend outside of the tournament enjoying the skating rinks, cross country skiing and the entertainment. I heard a lot of great comments specifically about the "Chocolate Fountain" on Friday... More

Cambridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The Drayton Entertainment Travel Club makes an annual winter getaway to Fern Resort, which is always enjoyable. We had several first-timers in our group of 75, and they are all eager to return. The food and service was fantastic, and the hospitality from all the staff, whether servers, front desk or maintenance, was warm and genuine. Thanks for making everyone... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and thank you for coming up to see us again this year. It was great to see all the returning Travel Club members as well as some new faces. Drayton Entertainment organizes first-rate excursions that include itineraries full of customized activities, superb dining, dancing and entertainment. Past Travel Club excursions have included a 3-week... More

Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was the second time I have booked the resort for our business meetings, both times were great. The staff at Fern are always friendly and make sure you have everything you need during your stay. The rooms are always clean the the food is fantastic, I have a food alergy and they were able to accomidate me very well.... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your choosing Fern Resort again as your meeting venue. Fern Resort, although known as primarily a family vacation destination, is also a great spot for meetings and conferences. We take the same great approach to our meeting guests as we do with our family guests. Friendly and attentive staff, great food, and a setting that is relaxing... More

Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our entire girls hockey team, the North York Storm, booked 14 rooms with the Fern Resort on the weekend of January 10th, 2014. Our accomodations were clean and comfortable, and additional meeting space for our team and parents were made available to us. The staff were always friendly and willing to assist and accomodated any requests we had. All families... More

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor and congratulations to the "North York Storm" for winning your division! Staying at Fern Resort as team can offer so much more than a standard hotel can. The resort offers some great activities and added facilities you just don't get in a hotel. Skating on the lake, hay rides, x-country skiing... More

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Additional Information about Fern Resort

Also Known As:
Fern Hotel
Fern Hotel Orillia
Fern Resort All Inclusive
Fern Resort Orillia
Fern Orillia
Fern Resort Orillia, Ontario
Address: 4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Orillia
#2 Family Hotel in Orillia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Orillia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern are located along the shores of Lake Couchiching in the city of Orillia. We offer all inclusive packages for both vacation stays as well as meeting and conference stays. All meals, use of facilities and at specific times of the year, we offer activity programs for all ages, children supervision and nightly entertainment. Established in 1895, Fern has a long tradition of offering our guests with good olde fashion hospitality in a professional and friendly manner. Whether it's the traditional family vacation, a little getaway weekend or a sales meeting or corporate seminar, Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern should be your venue of choice. ... more   less 
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