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The Fern Lodge

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My boyfriend & I visited Jan.11-12 and had the most incredible time. Besides the room (Birch) being unbelievable & gorgeous in every way, the staff was beyond top notch. Susan & Brittany and Chef Chris were incredible. So wonderful and just the most accommodating and welcoming staff imaginable. Susan, especially, was a gem- so kind and we had such a... More

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Susan is a great Innkeeper and we are very proud to have such great people. Glad we could provide you with a 4-legged guide-in-training as well, but how did you get her to sit still long enough to take a picture? More

Lakin, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. You know the kind of cabin you dream about? The one with fireplaces and rustic furniture and big soft beds and of course, a view of the water? Well, check check and check. This one goes even beyond your dreams. Can't wait to go back.

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your review and PLEASE come back soon! More

Slingerlands, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Words can't describe this place. We will be back very often as the Fern Lodge gave us just what we needed to get away from city life and recharge our lives back to reality. Being situated on a lake gave us the tranquility but only minutes away from the mountain hikes that gave us our exercise for the week. It... More

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

Come back soon! Many of our guests enjoy trying a different room or a different season- try us in the winter with the fireplaces blazing. Gore Mountain is great skiing and just 18 minutes away! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We booked at the last minute due to an cancellation and had no idea how lucky we got. Sharon the owner was so so friendly and the ultimate hostess! The lodge is first class all the way from the decor to the setting. They spared no expense. Sharon took us on a boat ride after a delicious breakfast.we highly recommend... More

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

We love to exceed your every expectation- glad we succeeded! The boat ride is a favorite part of my day also! More

Hyde Park, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My fiancé and I spent a night at the Fern Lodge and found out quickly that this is not enough time to fully enjoy this beautiful Lodge. The Fern Lodge offers many options for fun including, a pool table, cinema, ping pong, a full bar and our favorite, kayaks. I had booked the trip as a surprise for my fiancé... More

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

WOW, thank you for the compliments! We hope you do plan your small wedding here- we would be honored to host you. More

Litchfield, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent three nights here and enjoyed it thoroughly. The hosts live on site with their children and friendly dog, although in a separate wing. The inn was recently built for its current purpose, and the guest rooms and common areas are spacious and comfortable, decorated in a traditional Adirondack style -- but clean and contemporary, not at all rustic... More

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SharonTaylor, Manager at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The Boat Tour is one of my favorite things to share with guests; Friends Lake is so beautiful and private and quiet. We are very proud of our breakfasts- Chef Chris started cooking a couple days per week and has definitely kicked our breakfast program up a few notches. Thank you for staying with us! More

Latham, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We’ve stayed twice this year (January and July) for long weekend get-a-ways. What a beautiful, intimate property on gorgeous Friends Lake. Sharon and Greg thoroughly enjoy sharing their wonderful home. They are warm and inviting. They provide five star luxury without the pretentiousness. And the breakfasts they serve are outstanding. We can’t wait to visit in the fall. Truly the... More

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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We fortunately have a lot of guests that like to return in different seasons- autumn is my personal favorite with the warm days and cool nights and the magnificent foliage.... More

Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Owners and staff are friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions. Lodge is a little piece of heaven. 5pm cruise was beautiful. Kayaking and hiking were splendid. The downstairs game room and home theater were an added surprise. Lots of places to relax inside or out. Lake is private so boat traffic was minimal. Beautiful secluded mountain views. Breakfast was... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you close your eyes and imagine the perfect mountain retreat, with all the comforts, on a private lake; you will see Fern Lodge. Sharon and Greg Taylor are the best hosts, attending to our every need. including a scrumptious breakfast and appropriate wine. After dinner out, we stayed up our last night and could not sleep because: Hot tub... More

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Syracuse, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights in the Pine room for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! -Service: Fantastic - we felt extremely welcome and someone was always around to answer questions if needed. It was great to have such personalized dinner recommendations! The lodge is extremely modern and equipped with some fancy stuff (e.g. the showers and... More

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Additional Information about The Fern Lodge

Also Known As:
The Fern Hotel Chestertown
The Fern Hotel
Address: 46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
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Location: United States > New York > Chestertown
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fern Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our luxury Adirondack lodging includes a choice of five intimate guest rooms that are uncommonly comfortable ~ both rustic and elegant, even magnificent.Other hotels in the Adirondacks cannot live up to our resort standards. All guest accommodations have king-size beds, large stone fireplaces and wonderful lake and / or mountain views. All rooms have private luxury baths with deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, and all rooms have refrigerators. The nightly rate for Adirondack lodging at our Southern Adirondack Mountain resort includes an unforgettable breakfast, an evening boat tour of Friends Lake (seasonal) with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a full "help yourself" honor bar, nightly turndown service with chocolate truffles, Wi-Fi and a wide variety of on-site activities. Consider our private getaway for your elegant Adirondack wedding or honeymoon.In addition to luxury Adirondack lodge style accommodations, enjoy relaxing in the mission-influenced classically elegant Adirondack Great room with vaulted log ceilings and magnificent stone fireplace. In the evening, gather round the out door fireplace on the screened in porch. The ground floor of our hotel on Friends Lake walks out to the lake features many relaxing sitting areas, a pool table, bar, wine cellar, a game table, a nine-person theatre, a sauna and exercise equipment (Bowflex, free-weights, an elliptical, medicine ball, Swiss ball).Our 70-acre wooded property borders on pristine Friends Lake. Use our kayaks or lounge in the sun before a dip in the lake. The lake is well known for small mouth bass fishing. There is very nice hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right here on the property.Our beautiful 24' ELCO electric launch is used for a late afternoon boat tour of beautiful Friends Lake complete with beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Fern Lodge is unmatched among romantic Upstate NY hotels. ... more   less 
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