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Fern Resort

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4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
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Fern Resort
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Orillia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 5 nights at Fern Resort with children, adults and older adults. There was a full activity schedule for each age group. Everyone loved the facilities and programs. The evening entertainment was really good. Serious shortage of pool towels. Never available from 10 am - 2 pm. Dining room service could be improved but it was early in the season... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from the Fern Resort (June 12-15) with about 50 attendees. It was a combination of meetings and fun for the group. I stayed in one of the 2 story cottages, which was comfortable and clean, and was about 30 feet from the lake. The food was amazing, and every meal was spectacular with variety and taste.... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your conference stay here at Fern Resort. I am pleased to hear that everything from the meeting rooms and accommodations to the food and the location were ideal for your meetings. Thank you for the special mention of our staff; our staff take great pride in providing professional and friendly service that is... More 

Sault St. Marie
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Rooms spacious, clean and well updated. Not a lot of TV, need a satellite system. Phone in our room was not working , no in or out calls for all three days. Food at the restaurant was great, well done , great service and timely. Facility has a nice small golf course, nice pool, workout room , tennis courts and... More 

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

Hi Frank, thank you for posting your comments about your recent business stay here at Fern Resort. I am glad you enjoyed the meals provided, our customer service as well the resort facilities. We have upgraded our phone system and did have some challenges with it at the beginning but have since gotten the system up to speed. I do... More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've known about the Fern for years, and they've been around for 120 years, but never made the trip until I was in contact with Scott, their genial GM. My wife, my 13 year old stepson and a classmate made the quick trip Saturday morning on the Victoria Day longweekend for two nights. Scott checked us into a second floor... More 

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

Thank you Mike640 for your review and all your kind words regarding your families stay with us over the long weekend. I am glad you enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable feel of the resort and that the boys got some freedom to run around and be kids; I know from talking to them they were really looking forward to playing paintball!... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I joined a group of acquaintances for a crafting weekend at Fern Resort in mid-April and defintely enjoyed myself. The rooms were spacious and clean, the food terrific,the staff frindly and helpful, and the setting is beautiful. One of the highlights of our warm weekend was watching the swans, loons amd Canada geese swimming in the lake while we sat... More 

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

Thank you Jennifer H for posting your comments regarding your recent stay with us back in April. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all your wonderful comments regarding the food, staff and the beautiful resort grounds here at Fern Resort. Thanks again and I hope we see you again for another crafting weekend here at... More 

Oshawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Another jam packed exciting few days at Fern. My son had a fabulous time as did we. I enjoyed my time at the spa-Michelle and Madi are great! I got the best pedicure and a terrific eyebrow wax. My son enjoyed dog sledding and making maple syrup. He loved going to Mary Lou's and taking part in all the activities.... More 

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

Thank you for you posting your comments and I am so glad to hear you had another great time with us here at Fern Resort. March break is a great time to get away with your family and Fern always provides the right mix of activity and entertainment. Signature winter activities, as you described above, are a must in the... More 

Collingwood, ontario
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am so glad we found this little piece of Heaven, we stayed in a cozy little Edgewater Cottage and we loved it! There were five of us so maybe a little bit small, but we were told that when we booked it, so no surprises. The wood burning fire place made it feel so warm and comfortable. All the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and recap of your family’s March Break stay! I am glad you really enjoyed all Fern Resort had to offer from the programs and activities to the comfortable atmosphere and the family time you got to spend together. It is a true family vacation experience when the whole family can come together in one... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We just returned from our March break holiday at Fern. My son had the greatest time and didn't want to leave. The activities were great. Dog sledding, horse and cutter ride, maple syrup making, and lots of sport activities. The food was delish! We have never been disappointed! Our cottage was clean and cozy. We are excited to come back... 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 over March Break. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and you are carrying on the Fern family tradition started by your aunt and grandmother. I look forward to helping you and your family keep this tradition alive for many years to come. See you again soon. Cordially,... More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Mr. M Lathem and staff VERY helpful in catering to all our needs, including our special requests. We held a two day conference with a banquet reception in the evening. We utilized conference facilities, hotel rooms for all our faculty, and they provided us all meals and snacks. They even helped facilitate with supplying staff and equipment, their various activities... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments from a conference organizer’s point of view. I am glad to hear your event went well and we went above and beyond your expectations. Fern Resort provides a very unique conference or meeting experience that hinges on working closely with the you to fully understand your needs and the goals of your event. Having... More 

North Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Rented 4 cabins. Very clean. Do have to say the resort is a little outdated. A lot of great activities for the kids. We had 8 of them from 8 to 2years old. Lots of things to do outdoor even if we couldn't skate on the lake. (Not secure enough) It's great to enjoy some time with the kids without... More 

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

Thank you for allowing us to host your family reunion and thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripdvisor. Fern Resort is a great spot/venue to hold a family reunion getaway for many reasons. The wide variety of activity programs for kids and adults, which offer something for everyone, our extensive resort facilities and grounds that... More 

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