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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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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Orillia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oshawa, Canada
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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 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 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 

Barrie, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice place, quiet, clean and fantastic staff. We stayed during the week so was not able to participate in the activities on the weekend. My favorite was ice fishing in the huts. Kids loved it and it brought me back to day, being a kid out on the lake up in Northern Ontario with my family. Can see the bottom... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your winter getaway this year. Winter is such an incredible time of year. It's the time when you can enjoy true Canadiana just a short drive from the city. Skating on the lake, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and just simply enjoying the best our region has to... More 

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Last year everything was perfect the service accomadations food and entertainment. This year for the most part not so. The service was terrible seemed like any questions were a headache for staff. Our waitress was apathetic at best and openly complained about how busy she was. The food was subpar evey meal had a mistake. The butterchicken was made with... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay with us and I apologize for the down-slide in your experience this time around. Customer Service is paramount at Fern Resort and no request, large or small, should be considered anything but an opportunity to go above and beyond for our guests. Poor service has no place in... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a group of 5 adults and 7 kids between the ages of 6 and 13 we couldn't have asked for a better mini winter vacation. We stayed at Fern for three nights (Dec. 30-Jan. 2) and it was the perfect amount of time to experience all it had to offer without feeling rushed. We felt bad for those we... More 

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

Thank you Marcia for posting your comments and staying with us over New Years! It was great to meet you and your family and I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I look forward to seeing you family again soon. Cordially, Scott Collens General Manager Fern Resort More 

Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Check in smooth, Room ok, facilities ok went in the Winter, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing cross country, food amazing as much as you want, hot tub ok, entertainment boring even during the kids portion of the evening.

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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 here at Fern. Winter is a great time of the year for a getaway. At Fern, we offer a family vacation that allows you to experience all this great season has to offer. Dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating on the lake, horse drawn hay rides and... More 

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