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Ontario
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I have been to the Fern both for meals, events and for overnight conferences. I highly recommend this long time family-owned resort. It is polished - they really know what they're doing. The food is always delicious (their buns are actually famous, they're so good); the service is top-notch. I really like the cabins on the water. The conference facilities...

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

A Gem indeed. Thank you for your wonderful comments about Fern Resort. There is some great charm and warmth to a family-owned resort and I believe you truly can feel that here at Fern. Whether you experience the resort for your companies Christmas celebration, an out-of-office meeting or as a vacationing guest, you always get good old hospitality and a...

Ontario
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I have used Fern Resort for many years for our fall conference. As an event organizer I could not ask for better support from our conference convener, Sarah, as well as each and every one of the staff from the dining room to housecleaners to the conference staff; their level of customer service is very high. Fern is an old-fashioned...

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on Trip advisor. Conferences, and more importantly organizing conferences can be a stressful undertaking. The staff and management work with the organizers to ensure their goals are met and expectations exceeded. Whether you are booking a group of 10 or 300, the staff at Fern are always going to give 100%. Thanks again...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Our organization has held annual events at Fern Resort in Orillia. And we have always been pleased with the extremely friendly service and their outstanding meals. We go there for work, but it feels more like a retreat! And as a meeting organizer, it is always great to have all your meeting room equipment and supplies included in the price.

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Thank you for posting your comments here on Tripadvisor from a business travellers experience. Fern Resort, being know primarily as family vacation destination resort here in Ontario, also services the meeting and conference business. With roots and tradition deep in hospitality, we host meetings and conferences with the same gracious, hospitable approach we take when hosting the family resort market....

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2013

What I mean by saying "traditional" is my grandfather went to Fern, my Dad and Mom took us to Fern when we were kids and now I am taking my kids to Fern. This should tell you how great Fern Resort is for families. Yes, it is looking old but there is a certain charm to it and they are...

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on Tripadvisor and I am happy to hear Fern Resort has been a family tradition for 3 generations and running in your family! It is great to hear that you and your family enjoy the hospitality and the product that us truly unique to a family run resort here in Ontario and that...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Fern has great activities for kids. We stayed in a bayshore cottage and it needed serious refurbishing. Really dirty carpet and very ugly bed spread. It was greenish, brownish. Real turn off. This should be fixed right away as it takes away from an otherwise great experience. Terrific staff.

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

Hi Chantal, thank you for posting your comments here on Trip Advisor. Glad your kids enjoy the activity programs and the you rate the staff as Terrific! Our staff have a genuine desire to serve and enjoy a positive interaction with our guests. This interaction with kids and parents forges a friendship or bond that makes guest feel at home...

Toronto
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Just back from 3 nights 4 days at Fern Resort with our group of 10, including 5 children ages 9 mos and up. A family tradition, at Fern we always know what we will get- family friendly meals, comfortable accommodations and activities for all age groups. Our 4th year in a row, we had a main inn room and 2...

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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 allowing us to be apart of your summer vacation experience for the last four years. Your family, like so many of our guests have established a summer tradition and come back each year to something that is familiar and comfortable for everyone in the family. As an...

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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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...

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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
  • 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
  • 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, RR#5, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: RM1,424 - RM3,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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Fern Hotel Orillia
Fern Resort Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Fern Orillia
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“ask for the penthouse family suite, great view of lake and sunsets, balcony was nice to watch the snow fall in the evening.”
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