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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we actually love staying here - it's in a great location and is in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately, some of the things that people say on here are correct- the owners are absolutely the most inhospitable people one could ever encounter. The upside to this is that their daughter now seems to be taking care of a lot of the... More

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Yosemite National Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fern River Resort was just what we needed for a coastal getaway. We were there in May during the week, and it was very quiet and peaceful. Our cabin was very clean and comfortable. The owners and staff were very nice and accommodating. We'll stay there again if we go back to the area, and we would recommend it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very difficult time finding lodging in the Santa Cruz area when we went to meet our new grandchild shortly after his birth. We were able to get 7 of the 11 nights of our stay at Fern River Resort, approximately 8 miles from our son's home. It was a lovely, if somewhat challenging, drive up Hwy 9,... More

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Madera, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Highly recommend this gem to those who want a very relaxing experience on their getaway. The cabins are very cute and cozy and have the basic amenities to keep you comfortable and enjoy your stay. We stayed in the Cabin 7 "Huckleberry" which is right next to the San Lorenzo river. Very peaceful. The staff were very friendly and helpful... More

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Felton, California
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313 reviews 313 reviews
32 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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Nicole M, Manager at Fern River Resort Motel, responded to this review

I apologize for the confusion however, When making a reservation as credit card information is collected all guests are informed of the cancellation policy. The clerk making your reservation is required to check a box that they told you the cancellation policy as well as initial that they did. Additionally it is clear on our website under our policies seen... More

Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
20 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Address: 5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Location: United States > California > Felton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Fern River Hotel Felton
Fern River Motel

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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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