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Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A big thank you to Murray and the Fern Resort team for accomodating our girls hockey team - parents, players, siblings.... We were given a great block of rooms, a private hospitality room, and the best service possible the entire weekend! Great winter escape too - girls enjoyed the ammenities and "extras"! We will brng the entire team back next...

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

Thank you for posting your comments and I am glad we could host your team for the annual "Orillia Hockey Girls Tournament" earlier this month. Your girls certainly had a fun weekend outside of the tournament enjoying the skating rinks, cross country skiing and the entertainment. I heard a lot of great comments specifically about the "Chocolate Fountain" on Friday...

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The Drayton Entertainment Travel Club makes an annual winter getaway to Fern Resort, which is always enjoyable. We had several first-timers in our group of 75, and they are all eager to return. The food and service was fantastic, and the hospitality from all the staff, whether servers, front desk or maintenance, was warm and genuine. Thanks for making everyone...

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

Thank you for posting your comments and thank you for coming up to see us again this year. It was great to see all the returning Travel Club members as well as some new faces. Drayton Entertainment organizes first-rate excursions that include itineraries full of customized activities, superb dining, dancing and entertainment. Past Travel Club excursions have included a 3-week...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2014

This was the second time I have booked the resort for our business meetings, both times were great. The staff at Fern are always friendly and make sure you have everything you need during your stay. The rooms are always clean the the food is fantastic, I have a food alergy and they were able to accomidate me very well....

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

Thank you for your choosing Fern Resort again as your meeting venue. Fern Resort, although known as primarily a family vacation destination, is also a great spot for meetings and conferences. We take the same great approach to our meeting guests as we do with our family guests. Friendly and attentive staff, great food, and a setting that is relaxing...

Vaughan, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Our entire girls hockey team, the North York Storm, booked 14 rooms with the Fern Resort on the weekend of January 10th, 2014. Our accomodations were clean and comfortable, and additional meeting space for our team and parents were made available to us. The staff were always friendly and willing to assist and accomodated any requests we had. All families...

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Thank you for posting your comments here on TripAdvisor and congratulations to the "North York Storm" for winning your division! Staying at Fern Resort as team can offer so much more than a standard hotel can. The resort offers some great activities and added facilities you just don't get in a hotel. Skating on the lake, hay rides, x-country skiing...

Ancaster, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2014

My entire family rang in the New Year at Fern Resort and without question this will be a new tradition. We had 3 different types of accommodations that included The Bayshore Cottage, Penthouse Family Room and The Penthouse Suite. Each one was perfect for our needs. The Bayshore was more rustic but the lake skating rink was right outside the...

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

Congratulations on finding a new family "New Year's Tradition" at Fern Resort. Fern Resort is the perfect spot for celebrating holidays or milestones with family and extended family. We take care of the cooking, the cleaning, and the activities and entertainment so you can concentrate on what's important - FAMILY TIME!. New Years Eve is a great time at the...

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: $547 - $950 (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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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Orillia
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“A wonderful winter experience”
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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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