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Fern River Resort Motel

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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a cabin for a quick couple getaway while visiting relatives in the Bay Area. The resort is just off Hwy 9, but nestled off in the redwoods next to a river, so it feels remote. The views out the window are amazing. We had some wine by the river one day, hiked in the adjacent state park the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a day away and found this resort on Trip Advisor. Outstanding! The cabin was probably built in the 40s or so and was varnished wood paneling inside with an electric fireplace and serviceable kitchen. I had a great view of the river, wonderful redwoods and my own picnic table and BBQ. Parking was right next to the cabin...

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Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 3 year old grandson to the Fern River Resort to be near the trains at Roaring Camp. He had more fun at Fern River floating paper boats down the driveway and climbing around the horseshoe pits than anything else! The cabins are quiet and include everything you need, except for pots and pans, you can rent these...

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Thank travel8kat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing and just a hop-skip-jump to Santa Cruz's Boardwalk. We were in cabin #3. It had a private deck surrounded by the tallest redwood trees and overlooked the river. We had rose bushes outside our windows, a full kitchen, a bbq + picnic table. This little spot in heaven is so much better than any hotel I...

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hayward
Reviewed 28 October 2016

great place to stay, went for a mini getaway, surrounded by redwoods, clean room well maintained, close to everything. peaceful, close to the main road, but quiet, good family place, often booked so if you think you want to go I would suggest booking soon, close to the woods and 15 minutes away from the beach

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Cabin was very clean and cozy. Beautiful views of river. Fun games for kids and families. Would love to stay again. So many great places to sit and hang out or read a book. River floating was enjoyed by the family. Till next time Fern River

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this hotel. It was like a little apartment we had everything we needed. Beautiful views of the redwood trees all around us. The room was very clean and kept up. Friendly staff. Restaurants and shops were not that far away.

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Thank AmyM1990
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My husband and I had booked a cabin for a couple of days in June. We sent our $200 deposit in January. Paid in full. 2 weeks before we were due to arrive, I ended up in the emergency room with blood pressure issues and was told not to travel. I had to do a follow-up with my regular physician...

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Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We booked this place because it was a great deal compared to motels in Santa Cruz. The property was beautiful and well cared for. Cabin 12 was clean, comfortable, and quaint. (Though the water heater was so loud after a shower we thought there was a laundry dryer on the other side of the wall.) Here are some things you...

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London
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Fern River Resort is a pleasant collection of cabins just off Highway 9 and alongside the river. I had a cozy cabin with a large deck facing the San Lorenzo river with the Henry Cowell Redwoods state park on the other side, so quite a pleasant setting. Inside, the cabins are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable, with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Midst the Majestic Forest - A rare & precious garden, nestled on the river and in the towering redwood trees. Individual & duplex cottages, many with kitchens, BBQ's, picnic areas & gas fireplaces. Private access adult Jacuzzi. River swimming for the kids. Ping Pong, tetherball, basketball & a community campfire ring. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern River Resort Motel

Address: 5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018-9548
Region: United States > California > Felton
Price Range: $143 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern River Resort Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“#3 & #4 seem very private and overlook the river.”
aprilbR6957EH, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a cabin along the river, away from the road.”
euromarketer, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I read #15 is the most private. Cabins have garden view or river view. Cabins are duplexes or individual. Some rooms have gas fireplace.”
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myroses2014, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“cabin 8 has more privacy.”
camouflage-xray, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“more like camping. Some rooms are more private and have patios & gas fireplace for heat”
cindydO4033RN, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
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