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Oshawa, Ontario
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I have stayed at the Fern several times over the years and have found it to be a very relaxing, friendly and even pampering experience. this is a resort that dates back many years and it has matured well and benefits from the experience of making guests feel special and part of the family. For many it has been a...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the resort so much. Fern Resort is the ideal spot for groups, clubs, reunions, etc as you mentioned. We strive to go above and beyond to make it a memorable experience for all the attendees. The lake side setting, the staff, and the...

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This past weekend we joined our British Car Club for a weekend at the Fern Resort. This property is at least 100 years old, but you sure wouldn't know it. The place is spotless and our room looked like it had just been carefully redone (we were impressed). The young staff are enthusiastic, cheerful and obviously well schooled in customer...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments and observations from your resent stay with us here at Fern. We take great pride in our property and more importantly our staff. Our staff our committed, 100% in offering our guests a truly unique and genuine experience that is second to none. Updating and renovating our rooms and our property are always high...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Fern Resort was the host to a organizational advisory and they worked so well with our business and personal needs during our stay. Beautiful view points being beside the water and lots to do. Indoor pool and hot tub could use a little updating but overall excellent. The food is by far the best part. A wonderful selection for our...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear your groups needs were catered to and our location and food were the highlight of your stay. Fern Resort, although mostly known for family vacations, also hosts a variety of meetings and conferences throughout the year. Groups of 10 to 310 can find the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This resort advertises itself as all-inclusive, but it is not true. I was going to book a 3-night stay there for the long weekend, but the resort appears to be quite uncompromising. The stay for myself and for my daughter would cost me more than $750. It appears that dinner on the arrival date is not included (which is weird...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments here on TripAdvisor. Our May Long weekend package is based and priced on having 8 meals included. Those 8 meals are; 2 dinners, 3 lunches, and 3 breakfasts. We have opted to take the Friday dinner meal and cost of that meal out of the package and the package price...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed at Fern Resort for the first time on March Break, and had a wonderful experience. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the lake. The best part of the stay though was that everything is extremely laid-back and relaxing. Once you're here, you don't have to worry about anything. All the activities are covered. We enjoyed...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here on Tripadvisor and thank you for coming up to see us over the March Break! I am glad you and your family enjoyed all of the great activities that we had planned and that the food and dining experience were "top-notch!" Fern Resort strives to provide a good family getaway option to those...

Collingwood, ontario
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We have never stayed at Fern Resort so I was nervous in booking our March Break getaway there. This resort is older but has "great charm". They still use keys for the rooms and the TV's are older styles. A few touch ups of paint, and a few moldings need fixed, and the indoor pool door is a bit rusty...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor regarding your family's stay over March Break. This March Break we experienced exceptional winter-like weather for dogsledding, hayrides, skating on the lake and of course the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. March Break is a special time for families and Fern Resort is the perfect spot to come together and have fun....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed at Fern for our friends wedding. Resort was a great layout for a summer wedding with a large group. Would highly recommend as an alternative to renting a cottage. Great lake access and good views. Dining staff was great! Wedding coordinator not as great.

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thanking for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor. Having a resort wedding is truly an experience worth doing. As a bride and groom you have the opportunity to offer your guests a little vacation experience when they choose to celebrate your special day with you. Resorts offer such wonderful backdrop and atmosphere that you don't easily get in a hotel...

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Hi Murray, From the viewpoint of both the organizers and the participants, the writer's retreat was a total success. Everyone commented on the excellent dining experience. We cannot say enough about the excellent variety offered on the menu and the attentive, patient and professional service we received from Lily and the the others who prepared and served the meals –...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you for posting your comments about your groups recent retreat at Fern Resort. I am so glad to hear Lily, your dining room server, took such good care of your group's needs and the overall experience was top notch. All of the staff members here at the resort have a genuine interest in providing great hospitality whether...

Cambridge
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Fern resort is a wonderful homey, welcoming property. The choice of all inclusive meals is exceptional, the staff are helpful, pleasant and attentive. The accommodation was perfect for us. It is a rustic rather than chic. Have been there 7 times and will be going again! LOVE IT THERE!

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Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A big thank you to Murray and the Fern Resort team for accomodating our girls hockey team - parents, players, siblings.... We were given a great block of rooms, a private hospitality room, and the best service possible the entire weekend! Great winter escape too - girls enjoyed the ammenities and "extras"! We will brng the entire team back next...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and I am glad we could host your team for the annual "Orillia Hockey Girls Tournament" earlier this month. Your girls certainly had a fun weekend outside of the tournament enjoying the skating rinks, cross country skiing and the entertainment. I heard a lot of great comments specifically about the "Chocolate Fountain" on Friday...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern are located along the shores of Lake Couchiching in the city of Orillia. We offer all inclusive packages for both family vacation stays as well as meeting and conference stays. All meals, use of facilities and at specific times of the year, we offer activity programs for all ages, children supervision and nightly entertainment. Established in 1895, Fern has a long tradition of offering our guests with good olde fashion hospitality in a professional and friendly manner. Whether it's the traditional family vacation, a little getaway weekend or a sales meeting or corporate seminar, Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern should be your venue of choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern Resort

Address: 4432 Fern Resort Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: $483 - $925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Fern Hotel Orillia
Fern Resort Orillia, Canada - Ontario
Fern Orillia
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Orillia
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