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46 Fiddlehead Bay Rd, Chestertown, NY 12817-1949
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#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
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Our luxury Adirondack lodging includes a choice of five intimate guest rooms that are uncommonly comfortable ~ both rustic and elegant, even magnificent.Other hotels in the Adirondacks cannot live up to our resort standards. All guest accommodations have king-size beds, large stone fireplaces and wonderful lake and / or mountain views. All rooms have private luxury baths with deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, and all rooms have refrigerators. The nightly rate for Adirondack lodging at our Southern Adirondack Mountain resort includes an unforgettable breakfast, an evening boat tour of Friends Lake (seasonal) with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a full "help yourself" honor bar, nightly turndown service with chocolate truffles, Wi-Fi and a wide variety of on-site activities. Consider our private getaway for your elegant Adirondack wedding or honeymoon.In addition to luxury Adirondack lodge style accommodations, enjoy relaxing in the mission-influenced classically elegant Adirondack Great room with vaulted log ceilings and magnificent stone fireplace. In the evening, gather round the out door fireplace on the screened in porch. The ground floor of our hotel on Friends Lake walks out to the lake features many relaxing sitting areas, a pool table, bar, wine cellar, a game table, a nine-person theatre, a sauna and exercise equipment (Bowflex, free-weights, an elliptical, medicine ball, Swiss ball).Our 70-acre wooded property borders on pristine Friends Lake. Use our kayaks or lounge in the sun before a dip in the lake. The lake is well known for small mouth bass fishing. There is very nice hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right here on the property.Our beautiful 24' ELCO electric launch is used for a late afternoon boat tour of beautiful Friends Lake complete with beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Fern Lodge is unmatched among romantic Upstate NY hotels.
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Free breakfast
Game room
Couples massage
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Makeup services
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Whirlpool bathtub
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Jessica P wrote a review Apr. 8
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the most relaxing, romantic and delicious place we’ve ever been. The staff and surrounding towns were so kind and helpful. There’s quite a few things to do in the area, but not need to even venture out. The sauna, jacuzzi tub, hot tub and fireplace is all you need. Probably the best breakfast we have ever had ever!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sharon Taylor, General Manager at The Fern Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
So glad you enjoyed! Hope to see you again!
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Aburke1121 wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Property's Favourite Review
I was looking online for a secluded and intimate getaway so I could propose to my now fiancé. I came upon The Fern Lodge on many different travel sites, and read numerous reviews that were all excellent. We decided to book this unique lodge because of its in-room amenities and waterfront view of Friends Lake. The lodge itself was very romantic and serene. Susan, Sharon and Greg were very warm and receptive to all guests. The complimentary breakfast each morning was delicious! The Fern Lodge went beyond our expectation, I would definitely recommend this beautiful property to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. We plan on returning in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sharon Taylor, General Manager at The Fern Lodge
Responded Dec. 27, 2020
Congratulations again! We do hope to see YOU again- maybe for an anniversary in the future! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Kimberly wrote a review Mar. 2021
6 contributions
Everything was so perfect. We eloped here and then had a mini moon after for a few days. It was truly the most fun and relaxing time we’ve ever had. Everything we wanted/needed Sharon got us and more. We loved every minute. Thank you guys so much for everything!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sharon Taylor, General Manager at The Fern Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Congratulations again- it was an honor to host you for your beautiful ceremony and honeymoon! Hope to see you again for a future anniversary!
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Kimberly M wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This lodge has all the makings to be an amazing experience but fell completely flat with lack of execution, detail, and communication between hosts and guests. My boyfriend and I booked the Forest Guest room (listed as the most luxurious and most expensive room) for our anniversary. Before arrival I emailed the host Sharon to notify her that I have a service animal. No response and I had to reach out to confirm she had received his paperwork. Upon arrival to the lodge , we were greeted into an empty large living space, no fire places going, no one around, just people's luggage packed at the front door. It took me having to text Sharon again that someone finally got to us. When we entered the room it was beautiful, tub, indoor fireplace. However outdoor our "private terrace" area was un shoveled and the small fire pit covered in snow and not cleaned up. Note the day we arrived was sunny and beautiful. As I slipped into the bath, the water in the adjacent shower began to back up and rise and we had to wait for Sharon's husbands to come and draino it. Later that evening we wanted to peak into the shared common space 10+ seat theater to find it locked. I gently knocked and no answer, knocked again, and was greeted by another guest "yeah what's up". His female companion was in nothing by a robe and they soonly left the theater after our encounter which completely turned us away from even being in that room. Later that evening around 10 we used the app system to ask Sharon if we could start a fire outside our room. After multiple calls and texts, she did not answer me until 7am the next morning, even though she lives on the property. Another detail in the morning was our breakfast was missing items requested on our form. Sharon did not acknowledge us in person not greet us goodbye. As someone who has worked in customer service for over 10+ years, I was shocked this is how you treat your guests in your Inn. While scenic and nice, not worth the $600 and made our anniversary a crappy one to remember by.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sharon Taylor, General Manager at The Fern Lodge
Responded Mar. 2, 2021
We take a lot of pride in exceeding every guest's every expectation. We are a small luxury 5 room lodge. We are so sorry you feel we have not exceeded yours. I took your reservation and requested you send the license after welcoming your service animal. There was no further communication necessary- your received your confirmation. When you arrived, Samantha was showing other guests around while their luggage awaited them. When you used our contact system called "Whistle" , I came out to greet you and showed you around. We do let the fire in the Great Room die down when guests are out- we light it whenever anyone might be around in the Great Room or by 5:00 Hors d'oeuvres time- whichever is earlier. It would be very wasteful to just burn logs while everyone is out of the building. Your room with a private patio was indeed shoveled and wood, kindling, paper and matches in a zip lock bag are provided. It did snow a dusting that day and there is snow on the stone wall and plenty of snowbanks around- its winter here in the Adirondacks! During these COVID times, all the amenities are available- the theatre is "First come-first serve. We appreciate you not monopolizing the time if other guests are waiting" - as the sign says on the door. If I were in the theatre and someone banged loudly 3 times (as you told me you did) - I would not have answered either. The guests relaxing and enjoying a movie obviously got there first. At 10:00PM, I am sleeping as I work a very long day. My phone is off to calls and texts- but I must monitor "Whistle" to be sure to assist any guests in emergency. Had you "whistled" me to complain about people in the theatre- I would have told you that they had every right to be there. 20 minutes later you TEXTED me again asking if someone could light your patio firepit. Obviously, most of our guests know how to light a fire. We do have staff on duty until 9pm- thereafter emergencies would be taken care of by me. I didn't get that text either as I was sleeping. But it certainly wouldn't have qualified as an emergency to me. Especially with the lovely fireplace you had in your guest room. We did forget your bacon and it was promptly brought to you. Seeing the 306 other reviews here give us great pleasure in the proof that we do exceed our guests expectations. Again , we are sorry that we didn't meet yours.
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Karen Smith wrote a review Jan. 2021
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My husband and I had the most wonderful long weekend at The Fern Lodge (about a 4 hour drive from Long Island). Sharon and her team were super welcoming and accommodating, but not overbearing. The actual lodge is amazing -- it felt like a picture come to life! We stayed in the Forest room which had a lovely fireplace, jacuzzi tub, steam shower, and beautiful views of the lake. There was no shortage of things to do in the lodge itself. We took advantage of the movie theater, pool table, sauna, and outdoor fireplace for roasting marshmallows. The trip was an absolute dream and we cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Sharon Taylor, General Manager at The Fern Lodge
Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Thanks so much for writing a review- and such a lovely one!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fern Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Fern Lodge?
Nearby attractions include C&C Snowmobile Tours (4.1 km), The Crossroads (7.8 km), and Rustic Charm (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fern Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Fern Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at The Fern Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fern Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fern Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Main St Ice Cream Parlor, Odd Duck, and The Bullhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fern Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fern Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting North Creek Depot Museum (14.1 km).
Does The Fern Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.