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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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  • 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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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I travelled from the Yukon with my 5 yr old to meet my parents and siblings and their families. The resort was excellent, allowing us parents to leave our kids with the days camps of all ages, so that we could take some time on our own. Without my husband I still managed to find things to do, and after... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decided to give Fern another chance after 7 years of a previous bad experience to see if it has changed. So glad I did ! Main complaint years ago was the food but wow what a difference. Arrived on a Friday afternoon with my 2 daughters around 3pm and was greeted with a big smile and a very friendly gentleman,... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fern Resort is a wonderful family getaway not far from Toronto. I have described it to friends as summer camp, but the parents get to go too. I have been twice with my family. The location is close to Orillia but the lake does not seem busy. In fact, it is very quiet and peaceful. The resort itself is... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fern Resort, On Lake Simcoe, has been operating since the late 19th century. A family owned business it has evolved into the modern era yet maintaining the Old World Muskoka atmosphere hospitality. The staff are alert, friendly and helpful at all times and the visitor is number one. They have a multitude of things to offer including nature trails. meeting... More 

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Jordan Station
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good accommodations, good food and service, great location and great programs for children of all ages. We were here for a eek with the grandchildren and they had a great time with the age appropriate program and all their new friends. The food program accommodated children very well it was above expectations for adults, very good quality for all meals... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor and thanks for bringing the grandkids up to Fern. Fern Resort is a great option for Grandma and Grandpa when they have been tasked with the summer duty of babysitting the grandkids. Fern Resort provides all the fun and cool activities; we cook and clean and entertain while Grandma and Grandpa get... More 

Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time bringing the family to fern for a two night, three day getaway. Where to start....the food. The food was plentiful and of good quality. Kids buffet offered a good assortment of choices but kids were able to order off a la carte items as well. As my wife has celiac, the fact that Fern takes this seriously and... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review of Fern Resort on Tripadvisor and thank you for spending some time with us this summer. Dietary issues and food allergies are tough, tough issues for the travelling public and at Fern Resort we take them quite seriously. Our kitchen team, led by our amazing Chef Jed and our Sous Chef Dawn, is always... More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! The Fern Resort is beyond wonderful. I took my two year old boy up for a couple of days. We had an amazing time. The staff are unbelievably nice, the food is Fantastic! The pools are perfect, one especially for toddlers. Jackson had the best time and we will be back next summer for a whole week. We went... More 

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

Thank you James for posting your review and I am so glad we "wowed" you! Thank you for your kind words about the staff and the food. Our staff truly love their jobs and the guests they come in contact with each and every day. I look forward to seeing you and Jackson next summer for a whole week. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonnes of activities, and excellent staff make this a great family vacation destination. Play village for the children allows the adults to enjoy activities as well. Also having all inclusive meals makes this a great one stop destination. Did not need to move from the resort the entire week.

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

So glad you had an excellent family vacation! Fern Resort is truly an all-inclusive one-stop destination. See you next time. Cordially, Scott Collens General Manager Fern Resort More 

Thornhill, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our family's second stay at Fern, but first in four years. We stayed over the long weekend and it was quite enjoyable. The good: The Main Inn room was large and terrifically located with a nice seating area, balcony and somewhat obstructed view of the pool and lake. The pool area with three pools, deck, bar and barbecue... More 

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

Thank you Budsfan29 for posting your comments and review on Tripadvisor. The pool deck is certainly a great spot to spend an afternoon swimming and soaking up the sun as you enjoy the amazing views of Lake Couchiching and surrounding islands. The kids programs and activities are the cornerstone of what makes Fern Resort a great family destination for vacations... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is absolutely a family friendly resort.. We have been to many resorts in Ontario however this was one of the only ones with all activities for all age groups. Staff are friendly.. The meals are excellent and the server we had made I believe her name was Joline are it even a better experience for us. The only... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments and review here on Tripadvisor. I am glad our staff and the food, as well as the activity programs for all age groups, were the highlights of your stay. All of our accommodations are clean and well kept and renovations to the 105 rooms are ongoing here at Fern. I apologize that you found... More 

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