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Fern River Resort Motel

5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
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Fern River Resort Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Felton, California
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301 reviews 301 reviews
30 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I called at 2 o'clock on day of arrival and cancelled. They would not cancel and charged my card anyway. No where on website does it state any cancellation or non-cancellation policy. The person on the phone not only could speak clear English, she was extremely rude. I would not recommend doing business with these people. There are much better... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were able to relax with ease and enjoy the woods. Peaceful, clean, and friendly. This place is good for when you need to kick back. I wouldn't recommend it if you are trying to see the area, although the drive down to Santa Cruz isn't terribly far and there's a fabulous Bigfoot Museum nearby.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have stayed in these little cabins before that are surrounded by redwoods and enjoyed the rustic feel, the sound of the river and train blowing in the distant but this time they totally messed up our reservation and we had to seek another place for one of the nights, however they looked into the mistake and graciously remedied it.... More

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San Jose, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Fern River Resort offers you very clean, very comfortable cabins on the San Lorenzo River and very, very close to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and the Roaring Camp Railway Station (more on that in a bit). Though the cabins look well-kept-but-rustic on the outside, on the inside they look more like a condo--finished walls, wood floors, small... More

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

For the most part the cabin we stayed in was nice. I was on a trip with my elderly parents and they had stayed there before as it was close to my mom's sisters house who we were visiting. So for convenience it was great and the river behind the cabin was also. The train horn and the "2nd loft... More

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Southrn California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Traveling on business, my clients booked me into the Fern River Resort in Felton, CA. I was delighted to discover upon arrival that this quaint little set of cabins sits directly on the river next to the state park, with easy access to it, as long as one doesn't mind a short sojourn of wading. Because the booking was on... More

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Chickasha, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here in late July 2013 in Cabin 7 I believe. It was very nice, very clean. Everything worked wonderfully. Very quiet and tucked in the redwoods, I really liked Fern River. After checking in I didn't see the owner/operators until I checked out. We used the cabin as a staging point for our vacation, going into Santa Cruz/Henry... More

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San Mateo, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Fern River has a nice selection of cabins. They are fairly sparsely furnished -- this is not a luxurious "resort"! We went in with the attitude that it was a step up from camping, so the lack of cookware was no problem for us. They do have pots and pans for a refundable cleaning deposit, but we had brought our... More

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Northern, Ca
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The people that run this place are extremely difficult to do business with!! They will keep most of your deposit if you cancel your reservations!! I rented a cabin along with several friends who rented their own cabins. Each of us individually paying for our own reservations. Out of a $250 deposit, they returned only 25% to me, saying that... More

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Citrus Heights, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

I LOVED this motel. Clean room, spacious, personal cabins, ping pong table, river, tetherball, volleyball net, oh & very good water pressure. The only aspect I didnt like was the service. In my experience I felt that the service was somewhat rude/mean & distant. Their office hours only go 'till 6pm except for emergencies which was a definite annoyance. But... More

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Also Known As:
Fern River Hotel Felton
Fern River Hotel
Fern River Motel
Address: 5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Location: United States > California > Felton
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Felton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Midst the Majestic Forest - A rare & precious garden, nestled on the river and in the towering redwood trees. Individual & duplex cottages, many with kitchens, BBQ's, picnic areas & gas fireplaces. Private access adult Jacuzzi. River swimming for the kids. Ping Pong, tetherball, basketball & a community campfire ring. ... more   less 

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