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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Our family of 5 went to Fern resort this past weekend and it was an experience we will never forget. Our youngest suffers from severe life threatening food allergies and Jed the chef went above and beyond to accommodate all of his needs. I wanted to cry the first meal that Jed served our little guy because I never thought...

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

Thank you staying with us recently and being able to getaway and relax. Having food allergies makes it very difficult for a family to enjoy the somewhat "simple" things in life that a lot of us take for granted. The simple idea of going out for a dinner or taking a vacation, when a member of the family has severe...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We go to Fern Resort twice a year - once in the winter and once in the summer. My kids wished they lived there. The staff are amazing - in particular with the kids. The kid's programs and activities have mine wanting more and more. The accommodations are great and plentiful and the food is great. Can't wait for our...

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

Thank you for posting your comments and the kind words in your review. Kids are #1 at Fern Resort and when the kids are happy, parents are happy! Thank you for visiting us both in the summer and winter. We do offer 4 seasons of fun and each season has it's own unique appeals. Summer may be the season we...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed Fern's Wine, Food & Friends Week-end. Unique foods [kangaroo] paired with Colio Wines -- who could ask for more! We learned about the tasteful wines from the Niagara Region as we enjoyed 7 course meals. A light dusting of snow further enhanced the exclusive atmosphere. We met new friends and are hoping this becomes an annual event....

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

Hi and thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor. Our fall Food & Wine Weekend was certainly a new experience for our guests. Much different than the "Inclusive" packages for families we generally host, this weekend is a different attraction but is still true to our comfortable, friendly, and casual atmosphere. The Food and Wine Weekend is an...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2013

The room was very nice, if a little dated, with a couch and fireplace. The setting is beautiful. Meals were excellent and staff were pleasant and helpful. Weather prevented most outdoor activities but there are plenty of options to suit most.

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

Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor after your recent visit for a business meeting. Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern have been hosting meetings, conferences, and group travel for many years. We are a great spot for companies to get the most from a meeting, due in large part to the exclusive feel you get...

Ontario
Reviewed 8 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 3 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 28 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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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...

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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, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: $465 - $879 (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
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.”
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“Lakeside for couples, Fireside for families”
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