I went online to book another stay at the Fern Lodge, and was surprised to read a negative review. Our experience was wonderful there - we had a beautiful fall foliage weekend, complete with spectacular colors, evening boat rides accompanied by some unique wines, and we met other fascinating guests to boot! My husband and I did not mind an occasional child's toy in the common areas - we were just happy it was not our own children's toys! We also have large dogs at home, and were happy to be accompanied by the owners' dogs as we ventured down to the lake. (Happy, too, that we did not have to deal with the big wet dog! Sharon took care of that!)
The owners were welcoming, as you would expect at a B&B. They sat with us over a glass of wine at the fireplace, and offered us advice on what to do in the area. I also watched as guests that prefered more privacy were simply offered a bottle of wine and glasses, and sent on their way.
Our experience at the Fern Lodge was fantastic, and that is why we are now planning our next get-away weekend. This time we'll go for spring. And maybe even in the summer we'll bring the kids (but not the dogs) for a weekend. I bet they would love it too!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your The Fern Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Fern Hotel Chestertown