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Fern Resort

3.0 of 5 4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
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Ottawa
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an amazing week at Fern this past summer. From the check-in staff, to the playvillage everything was perfect. Our "cottage" was very quiet, and beds were comfortable. The suite suited our family just right with the number beds. The cuisine was delicious. Our only disappointment was the BBQ. It is so nice to eat outdoors however, the chaos... More

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Waterdown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from our vacation at Fern and I can't say enough about how wonderful it was! From the great food, amazing kids programs and the nightly entertainment, we were entertained the entire time. Great customer service and exceptionally friendly staff (even when they were just walking past you on the pathways!). My children experienced kayaking, SUP, zorbing, fishing,... More

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Buffalo, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the last 18 years at another Ontario resort called Cleveland's House, but looked for an alternative after that resort changed ownership. At the last minute we decided to try the Fern Resort and we're very happy we did. The staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. The tennis program under Stan, the tennis pro, has a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year old has Celiac Disease and I felt the server Lindsay along with the chefs was completely committed to ensuring her health and safety while at Fern. It was so nice to take a break from cooking and still have amazing (and I mean amazing) meals with the whole family. All the staff was extremely helpful and polite.... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your stay with us here at Fern Resort. Your comments regarding our food and the staff are very much appreciated. Vacations are suppose to be stress-free, relaxing times with family and friends not having to worry about planning, cleaning or even what's for dinner. Having a child or children with a severe food... More

Windsor, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, our trip was marred by 4 out of 5 days of cool, wet weather, unusual for mid-august to be sure. Playvillage and staff were amazing, can't say enough. The dining experience was a struggle however. Even after dropping our kids off in good time at the playvillage and than returning for supper at the Main Inn(by 615pm), the service... 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 staying with us this summer at Fern Resort. Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding our Playvillage staff. They are certainly committed to providing our youngest guests with a safe, fun and memorable summer vacation. Our Playvillage area offers guests the security of signing in their children for some awesome... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Fern out for a family getaway weekend with 2 teens in tow. The entire resort was well maintained and all amenities were a short walk. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. Activities were plentiful, but they relied on people coming to them. Staff did little to proactively engage the kids (admittedly, this is a challenge with teens). Kids loved the... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments and trying us out for a family weekend getaway. Glad to hear you enjoyed your accommodations and our activity programs with your teens. Teens can be a finicky bunch when it comes to many things, and this holds true while on vacation as well. Our teen program is a well balanced schedule of both... More

toronto,ont.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a picturesque point of land with a beautiful waterfront, this resort has everything to ensure a great family vacation. Programs for children beat other similar resorts offering pony rides, battery operated cars for "trail" rides, supervised fishing where staff even put on worms, to name a few. Nightly entertainment for young and older folks is also well planned. Two... More

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

Thank you for your comments and sharing your Fern Resort experience on Tripadvisor. A picturesque setting, plenty of activities and facilities, and great food is a recipe for an outstanding family vacation. Being able to offer a vacation experience for so many different ages, groups, and tastes is what sets Fern Resort apart from the rest. Multi-generation family travel has... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fern does many things very well. The organized programs for kids and adults are great. Front-line staff were universally friendly and accommodating. Nothing at Fern ever felt crowded; we were always able to participate in what we wanted and use any of the facilities without having to worry about waiting. The entertainment options were also good and family-friendly (though it... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your recent stay with us at Fern Resort, and welcome back! I certainly appreciate your positive comments regarding activity programs and the entertainment. Our front line staff are very in-tune with meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations and offering genuine hospitable service. I do apologize the food did not live up to your... More

Toronto, Ontario
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a large-ish group staying in three cottages for an in-law's birthday celebration. Our cottage had two double beds and a pull out couch. Opening the door I immediately noticed the great view of the lake out the patio doors, which was even better than I expected. The room decor is somewhere between dated, and homey/cottage depending on... 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 joining us at Fern this summer as large family group. The views of Lake Couchiching are incredible from the Edgewater Cottages and I can't think of a better westerly view from any resort in Ontario. I am glad you enjoyed all the complimentary resort facilities and that your family's dining... More

Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were just at the Fern for the first the weekend of July, 2014. Lots of activities for all age groups and interests. Good food. Great entertainment. I loved Fantasy Circus. Full of history. You wouldn't know this place is over 100 years old so well maintained. Next time I would stay in a cabin. My favourite part was meeting... More

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FernResort, Owner at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Meeting and connecting with the guests of Fern is always a highlight. Although we did not get you waterskiing, it was great sharing our love of Italy. As much as I enjoy talking with repeat guests and sharing stories of years past, I truly love getting the feedback from first-time guests like you that... More

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Address: 4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Resort 3*
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Fern Hotel Orillia
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Fern Orillia

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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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