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Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2013

haven't been to Fern in 3 years, and now with the kids being 6 and 10, it was so much better for us! It was good the first time, great this time. Kids spent time in kids camps allowing us to have either time alone or together. We took advantage of several of the adult activities being offered or just...

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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 coming back up and seeing us again. It is truly a great vacation when you can be as busy or not as busy as you want. When the kids want to be involved in the programs/camps and mom and dad can relax and enjoy each others company, it...

Toronto, ON
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Too many resorts in ON check you in, tell you when to come for dinner then expect you to find the fun yourself. Fern had lots of activities but would be best for young families. We took a day trip to the area were at Rama and thought would see about spending the night. Even the Econolodge was about $130....

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

Thank you very much for posting your comments here on Tripadvisor and I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Fern Resort is primarily a family resort but as you have experienced, it is also a good resort for a couple. Having activity programs and extensive resort facilities allows people to have a stress-free vacation. The beauty of Fern Resort is you...

Ancaster, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We were at the Fern Resort on July 26th-28th. We traveled with our three children aged 9, 9 and 7. We stayed in the Twin Fern overlooking the lake, outstanding! The activities for the children were endless from bocce, to shuffleboard, to tennis to mini putting to the trampolines. The kids didn't know where to start. Our children particularly loved...

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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 glad you and your family enjoyed your getaway with us this summer and the kids had fun doing all the great activities. Our staff certainly have a desire to serve and have a genuine interest in ensuring all our guests truly have great time here. From the familiar faces...

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Reminded me of Kellermans in "Dirty Dancing" Straight outta the 60's-Stayed at Fern a few weeks ago, yes the location is nice, but that is it. WAYYYYY over priced, 2 nights-over $1200.00 for 2 people. Food-from what I tasted on Saturday(we missed dinner Friday because they only give you 1 1/2 hours of serving food at dinner time, You dont...

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on Trip Advisor and glad you found the location to be nice. Fern Resort is primarily a family destination and we don't pretend to be anything but. With structured meal times and activities, we provide families with a stress-free, relaxing vacation that has something for everyone. Although meal times are structured there is...

Reviewed 20 July 2013

We just returned from our 10th annual vacation to Fern. Once again, hats off to the Downing family and the AMAZING staff for their on going commitment to their guests. As always, our kids 13 and 7 were so sad to leave. We are already looking forward to next year. Here is a piece of advise, if you are looking...

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on Trip Advisor and thanks for 10 years and counting! I agree with you when you say "money well spent". There is great value in the vacation experience that we offer here at Fern Resort. The up front cost may seem expensive but when one looks at the total product offering; meals, activity...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I with a group of 18 friends go to Fern resort every year so we do have a comparison from previous years. This year, what sticks out the most is the organization/management. Most of our disappointments came at meal times. Unfortunately, at the begging of the season there is a lot of training. Everyone has to learn, we understand that,...

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on Trip Advisor and thank you for coming back to Fern year after year. I can appreciate your comments about the dining room service and as you pointed out it is a challenge to train our new staff in very short window for the summer season. Combine this with a large party 18...

Toronto
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Last week we stayed at Fern for our 5th trip in 5 years so I figured it was time to finally write a review. We usually go for a long-weekend and always feel like we didn't get a chance to do everything/aren't ready to leave! This is a great place for a family vacation - if you're going as a...

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

Thank you for posting your comments and making Fern your summer vacation destination for 5 years and counting! I am glad you enjoy the family atmosphere and the family focus; that is truly what Fern is about. We are continually renovating our accommodations and have been able to update most of our units. The "cottagey" charm is important to a...

Reviewed 21 June 2013

Really bad experience. Waitress told us we could swim and enjoy the BBQ our last day with our two small kids. Kids weren't hungry after swimming so we asked could we take a couple of hotdogs for the kids to eat later they said no problem. We were walking through the parking lot to our car when the owner approached...

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

Thank you for posting your comments from your stay with us last summer. At Fern Resort we do encourage our guests that are departing to stay around and use the facilities. On beautiful summer days it is certainly a great bonus to lounge around the pool and enjoy some extra family time on a Sunday afternoon. We do have a...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 June 2013

In 2012 my family stayed at Fern for a week long summer vacation. It was our third visit to Fern, all summer week-long vacations in 2009, 2010 and 2012. Since the stay was somewhat pricey, slightly higher than other summer resorts I have higher expectations. The staff is friendly and well trained. The food is good. My only complaint about...

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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 allowing us to be your family vacation destination for the past 3 years! I am glad to hear that your kids enjoy the kids clubs and activity programs and you find the facilities to be in line with the cost of your stay. Although Fern may not be...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We went to Casino Rama on 4th may 2013 .While searching for hotel we saw Ferns resorts board on roadside.. ....We went to check the rooms availability. It was much more than our expectations. The rooms along lakeside were very nice. Its a must stay place if you love to watch sunset . Even the breakfast was very tasty ....

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

Thank you for staying with us back in May. I would agree with you, we do have the best sunset views. Fern Resort has a lot of accommodations with a deck or a balcony facing west. When the sun goes down over Garnett or Horseshoe island it does create a magnificent sight. Come back and see us again this summer....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: RM1,536 - RM2,697 (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, Ontario, Canada
Fern Orillia
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ideal rooms are those facing the lake or pool. Only a very limited rooms face the driveway.”
 of 5 bubbles BuffaloTraveler2, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor Lakeside room overlooking the water activities had amazing view”
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“The Fern has rooms and cottages for couples, families and business.”
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“Rooms facing the lake are large with a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles 2014clm, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lakeside for couples, Fireside for families”
  • Lakeside Room right on the lake
 of 5 bubbles Summitseekerray, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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