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The Fern Lodge
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown, NY 12817   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Chestertown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rochester, New York
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“Adirondack Elegance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Love, love, love the Fern Lodge! The location, the immaculate premises,the views, the activities, the delicious breakfasts all are amazing. My husband and I can't wait to return! Thanks Sharon and Greg for sharing your beautiful home...

The Fowler's from Rochester, NY

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you, we love what we do and we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for the awesome photos, Sharon and Greg
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Cedar Room. It is a spacious room with high ceiling, large screened in porch, magnificent fireplace, comfy bed, and bathroom complete with 3 headed steam shower and jacuzzi tub. It is hands down the nicest room I've stayed in at the aiderondacks or at the finger lakes. The grounds and the public areas are elegant and upscale. The place feels quite large and has numerous quiet nooks to relax. It is hard to describe how welcomed you feel staying here. Sharon, Greg, Shadow, Quinn, Jessica, and Susan all make you feel more like a long lost friend than just another guest. It's the little things that add up. The name on the door to your room, the advice on where's good to eat, what trails have the good views, a fire in the fireplace downstairs, the amazing breakfast, and the evening boat rides. Very hospitable without being intrusive. All in all I would recommend this to everyone who is looking for peace, quiet, nature, and romance. We will be back hopefully sooner rather than later!

Room Tip: If you simply must have a lake view from your room try another room other than cedar.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SharonTaylor, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
We like your title "High end resort meets B&B"! We do try to be more of a small luxury hotel, or a sumptuous private home rather than "just" a bed and breakfast.... we do try very hard to add a personal touch but still not be intrusive. It was lovely to meet you!
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New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

When I think “rustic lakeside cabin” I think of sitting on a musty porch with a fly swatter. But this inn is the total opposite. Can you think rustic and elegant at the same time? Very upscale and elegant…
The room we stayed in was one of the most impressive we have ever slept in. The handmade bed was massive. The handmade furniture, beams, lamps down to the tissue holders all on a cabin theme. Our screened-in bedroom porch opened on to the most magnificent view of the lake. The bedroom fireplace glowed at night, and the very spacious bathroom had all the right touches. As one reviewer said, the photos can’t capture the beauty of the surroundings and the details of the architecture in this lakefront house. It’s simply beautiful.
Breakfast was wonderful, kayaking fun. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing, stress-free time-out in a lakeside “cabin/mansion”, this B&B should definitely be on your list.
Thank you to Sharon, Greg, Jen and Shadow.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Went there right after after Thanksgiving in late November. It was quiet and cozy. Stayed in the Birch room with beautiful vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. Sharon and Greg are great folks who make you feel welcome and comfortable. Worth every penny!

Room Tip: Birch Room has a great view form the little enclosed porch.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This lodge gives you the feeling that you are the owner of a very tasteful private home on an Adirondack lake... or, at the very least, a valued friend invited by such an owner for a weekend. Rather than feel like a small hotel, the Fern Lodge has the feel of an expansive high-end vacation villa. Sharon and Greg are expert hosts, with a wealth of experience and just the right mix of being hospitable without ever intruding in their guests "personal space".

This is a place for people, especially couples, who want to slow down and get re-acquainted in a warm and nurturing environment where you become more in touch with nature and with each other.

Room Tip: Each room is unique.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We have just returned from a trip to the Adirondacks and a stay at the Fern Lodge in Chestertown. The owners, Sharon and Greg and one of their staff, Jen were so welcoming and were fantastic hosts!!!! The minute we walked into our room the first thing we saw was the fabulous view of the lake. The decor was lovely and inviting and the bed very comfortable with turn down service. We played a game of pool and used the theatre room downstairs but didn't use the hottub. I did go swim in the lake ( a first experience for me.) the water was cool and refreshing and very clean. The breakfasts in the morning were wonderful, the raspberry pancakes my favourite. Sharon even took the time to make a special trip to take us out on the lake for a tour. When the weather was raining and a bit damp, Sharon started a cozy fire for us and some of the other guests and it turned out to be a great evening. My husband and I enjoyed our visit there so much and highly recommend a visit to the Fern Lodge. It is in a remote location, so if you are looking for a lot of action, this isn't the place for you, but if you are looking to relax in a warm homey environment with beautiful views and great service and don't mind driving a bit to adventure out then this is the BEST choice for you. ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Oak Room which had a fantastic view. We did get to see the Pine Room, right next to...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This place is wonderful. The hosts are very warm, place has been kept immaculately beautiful and with outdoor firepits, hot tub and an awesome view, its very romantic. Rooms are tastefully done, comfortable and luxurious with the jaccuzi tubs, and breakfast was great. They help out in directions, recomendations, have free kayaks, truly unique holiday and Lake George is right there too, if you like to explore more.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
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Location: United States > New York > Chestertown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fern Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 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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