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Fern Resort

Certificate of Excellence
4432 Fern Resort Rd, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Orillia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing stay with many activity choices, great food, lovely facilities...very pleased. The resort's website is quite underwhelming and doesn't do this resort justice - so glad we used tripadvisor ratings to help us choose where to stay. And I am back to add to those ratings so others can enjoy this lovely resort. Very friendly staff, decent accommodations, fantastic... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of activities for families regardless of what season it is. The staff was friendly and helpful. Very easy to find the hotel as well. Located in a great area. Didn't cost us an arm and a leg! My family will be back for sure!

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

Thank you Megan from Buffalo for your review and comments about Fern Resort. Fern Resort is happy to see so many American guests returning year after year with their families to experience our great Canadian hospitality. Hope this becomes a family tradition and we see you again next summer. Cordially, Scott Collens General Manager Fern Resort More 

New Westminster, Canada
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

35 family members from BC, Alberta, Ontario and the USA met at Fern Resort for a family reunion on July 11-13, 2015. This resort was perfect! All meals were provided, accommodations were simple but adequate and there were many activities for all family members who ranged in ages from 1 - 75. There are two large pools, two hot tubs... More 

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

Thank you very much for extensive review of your family reunion held here at Fern Resort recently. It sounds like we had something for everyone and the venue was a perfect fit for your varying ages and tastes. It must be a difficult task to find the perfect place that could meet the needs and expectations of so many and... More 

Toronto
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went to Fern Resort with our 4.5 year old son, and he had the time of his life. The rooms, food or facilities aren't fancy at this old-school, all-inclusive Muskoka resort (very shades of Dirty Dancing, complete with a "mentalist" show on saturday nights), but this was probably the most relaxing getaway we've ever had due to the... More 

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

Thank you Leah for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. Fern Resort is very proud of it's history as one of the original Ontario resorts, serving up genuine hospitality in a fun and friendly environment. The reference to "Dirty Dancing" is something I hear often and I wear it like a badge. Providing families with extensive options of activities, entertainment and... More 

Burlington, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Fern Resort on July 4th weekend. From the time we checked in, to the moment we said goodbye, we were welcomed and well taken care of. The kids loved the all of the water ports and fishing. We liked that we had our own assigned table. They also have an early seating for those with... More 

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

Hi Dave Creelman Thank you for bringing your family up to see us at Fern Resort and thank you for all your kind words. I always love to hear about the comments from the kids "When are we going back to Fern?". Fern Resort is truly a family vacation destination that has something for everyone. Take care and I hope... More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for your recent stay with us here at Fern Resort. It sounds like we were the perfect venue for your multi-generational family getaway! We do pride ourselves on a providing full daily activity schedule for all ages of kids as well as all ages of adults. We did have some issues with... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 5 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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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31 reviews
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 

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