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Reviewed 21 August 2016

the lodge has very tiny beach only few people can swim which has a big weeds they only the have outdoor pools,they charged service fee too other lodges don't charge that and most of the activities you have to pay extra .........

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

Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for your review. A beach resort we are not but we do offer a small, sandy beach area for guests to enjoy building sandcastles, playing in the sand and of course swimming in the lake. Unfortunately with the current water levels being as low as they are, there are...

Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We returned for the first time since 2012, to find it unchanged mostly. The facilities seemed a little wornout and needing repairs/refurbishing. Our hearts were still with the long tradition of an annual family reunion here. Our family has changed and the new generation of kids isn't quite old enough yet to get the full benefit of all the activities....

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

Thank you for your review and welcome back. I am glad we could play host to your family reunion again this summer and I can appreciate you comments regarding the kids not being quite old enough to get the full benefit of the activities and I am sure they will enjoy the process of going through the Playvillage, into the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

we stayed in Bayshore Cottages which were nice enough. Lots of activities and a kids club to keep everyone entertained. Nice swimming pool area, although I didn't see anywhere you could actually swim in the lake. My main issue with this resort was the quality of the food. I will pretty much eat anything but some struggled here. Poor quality...

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

Thank you for posting your review and I am glad you found some things about the resort that you enjoyed. I am sorry the dining room experience did not live up to your expectations during this visit. I wish to shed some light on our dining room staffing. Our dining room staff do work three meals a day and do...

Tonawanda, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four, with two teens, really enjoyed ourselves for the weekend! The waterskiing was the highlight! The food was great, staff very nice and accommodating. Yes the rooms could use some work. They are old and outdated big time but I guess it adds to the charm. The one big issue we had were the flies in the...

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

Thank you for your review and your recent stay with us. Teens can be a hard demographic to capture and engage but it sounds like they spent their days outside on the water and having fun. I apologize for your issues in the dining room and I can understand your concern. The problem has been addressed. Here at Fern Resort...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our family visited Fern Resort again this summer after a lovely experience last year. Service in the dining room was much improved over last year, possibly because we visited later in the season and the staff was more experienced. There is still a constant shortage of pool towels in the afternoon. Due to the shortage people hoard towels which compounds...

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for coming back again this summer. I am glad to hear your dining room experience was better this summer and I feel your frustration on the pool towel issue. Towels are an on-going battle or balance of providing a good service versus operational procedures and environmental impact. We do our best to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We decided to head back to the Fern Resort again this year after having such a great time last summer, and again, we were NOT disappointed. . The staff was extremely welcoming, from the time we grabbed our keys to the time we turned them back in. No matter where we saw staff on the grounds, we were welcomed with...

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

Thank you Tina for your great review of Fern Resort. Summer family vacations are about creating life-long memories and these memories of family and fun become a part of you. I am glad we can be a part of your continuing family vacation memories Tina. I look forward to seeing you and your family for many more summers to come....

Toronto
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute decision for us as we needed a quick getaway from everyday life. We were very impressed with how many things there are for young kids to do. Everyday you can drop them off and they will amuse your kids by taking them on tractor rides, play games and make crafts. This gives you time to...

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

Thank you for your review and I am glad we were able to give you a quick little getaway to reconnect and recharge. All-inclusive getaways that offer kids’ clubs, activity programs, complimentary use of most resort facilities, as well as all your meals and nightly entertainment, are what make Fern Resort stand out as a value-packed family vacation or getaway...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The location of this property is outstanding and a well organized facility for families. It is quite worn and needs a lot of up dating although fine for families. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Families have been coming here for years so quite nostalgic for many. They should consider having different rates for people coming with and without...

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

Thank you for posting your comments and review. Many families have come to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of Fern Resort for the same week or time, each and every year. They plan their summer vacation with the intention of spending it with other families they have met and formed a bond with over the years in our comfortable and...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Fern for three nights, four days recently. The highlights were the location on the lake, the beach and pools. The kids loved the pools!! They also enjoyed the fishing off the dock and the fishing excursion. We also took advantage of the paddle boards and boats as well as the kayaks. I enjoyed laying in the hammocks...

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for your recent stay. I am glad to hear the family was able to enjoy the resort’s facilities and amenities and our staff made you feel welcome and comfortable. Genuine hospitality and a fun and comfortable atmosphere are the foundation of Fern Resort. I am sorry the food service did meet your...

Houghton, MI
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a great place for families with kids, ideal for that. We weren't there with children, but I can see that it would be fantastic fun for kids, with lots of activities for them. I was there with my mother for a family wedding, and it was okay but less than ideal for two adults. Fern is very pricey,...

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us this summer. During the summer and other vacation times of the year, Fern Resort is very focused on providing families with a great getaway option, full of activities and facilities that we feel have something for everyone. Our food service should not be considered fine dining but, instead,...

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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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: $423 - $853 (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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