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Fern River Resort Motel

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette
Spa
Wheelchair Access
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 30 January 2010

A friend and I stayed at the Fern River Resort for two nights in Cabin #15. Resort seems like a weird name for it, but we loved it here. Beautiful location in Felton surrounded by redwood trees. The cabin was clean and the beds were...More

Thank Dot Zall
Reviewed 12 October 2009

There weren’t as many bullying signs in the cabin as I’d expected, although there were a couple of doozys in the office. The check in process was bereft of warmth but fast and efficient. I did have enough time to read some of the panolply...More

Thank filmclip
Response from FernRiver, Owner at Fern River Resort MotelResponded 25 February 2011

Dear Filmclip. The best part of trip advisor for business owners is that it allows us to respond to constructive criticism. The sign in the office actually states: Make extra guest arraignments in advance. Day use $8.00 Overnight $10.00 This is related to the septic...More

Reviewed 4 August 2009

We found Fern River Resort just days before our trip and booked the last cabin #14. It was great. Just the right size for a family of 5. Two adults in the one bedroom. teenager in the loft and two toddlers on the living room...More

Thank CaliforniaKarla
Reviewed 23 July 2009

Owner seemed pre-occupied with other things rather than running a resort. The owner appeared to have "let things go" and the general upkeep of the accommodation was poor. Quite a steep windy road leading to Santa Cruz (about 8 miles away) and difficult to identify...More

1  Thank scairnsy
Reviewed 14 July 2009

Okay location, with good access to Santa Cruz. The cabin we stayed in was basic, but this is to be expected. The owners gave the impression that running this business wasn't their ideal function in life, and at times it felt like just being there...More

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Free Parking
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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Spa
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US$114 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$114 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Response from myroses2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could hike from the Resort to Henry Cowell Park. Once at the Park there a # of hiking trails as well. I can only give you the directions provided which is still a nice walk. You could also explore any trail area... More
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"Cabin 9 is right on the river."
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"4 and 8 although all are good. 4 and 8 have the best river views, according to the staff."
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"#3 & #4 seem very private and overlook the river."
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"Choose a cabin along the river, away from the road."
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