We spent the last 18 years at another Ontario resort called Cleveland's House, but looked for an alternative after that resort changed ownership. At the last minute we decided to try the Fern Resort and we're very happy we did. The staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. The tennis program under Stan, the tennis pro, has a bright future. He's terrific. Hopefully, by next year there will be more tennis clinics and programs available. I especially liked the fact that everything was close and easily accessible, from bikes to kayaks. I should also mention that, unlike Cleveland's House, bicycles and tennis clinics were included in the package price we paid (they have a wonderful bike path and they just resurfaced the tennis courts). There's also a terrific bar by the pool which meant I could sit at the pool or on the beach and have a drink without walking very far to fetch it. Food was good and plentiful. The menu was creative and there was something for everyone on it. The kids buffet at most meals is a great idea. My wife has a broken foot and has a hard time walking and I was amazed at how helpful the other guests were. So, do I miss the Cleveland's House days...yes, because that resort under the Cornell family ownership had amazing gardens and enveloped you in Muskoka. It also had a great golf course nearby (Fern has added a five hole par 3 practice course). Would I recommend Fern resort as an alternative to former guests of Cleve's. Absolutely. We had a terrific time there and will not hesitate to return. It reminded us very much of our early years staying at Cleve's...a lot of fun.