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4432 Fern Resort Road,


Orillia, Ontario

L3V 6H5








(705) 325-2256



(705) 327-5647




Fern Resort, a year-round vacation resort located on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia, offers first class accommodations together with a wide variety of activities and facilities that make every family get-away memorable.  All the right ingredients are combined at Fern to offer special vacation packages for every season.  

From well-trained staff, tastefully appointed accommodations and culinary delights to exciting entertainment, recreational facilities and activity programming including summer and holiday supervised children's programs -

"No one treats families like Fern!"

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Fern Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages year round.  See specific packages for inclusions and programs available including "kid free", "seniors" and "one parent family" discounts.  Distinctive activities and entertainment for seasonal vacation packages will bring your family back to Fern again and again for a great get-a-way.  Vacation Packages include most recreational facilities and activities and meals - see dining.

Summer vacation packages include 3 meals daily, entertainment and plenty of recreation for the whole family.  From June to Labour Day supervised children's programs with nursery are included. 

See Children's Programs and Facilities for more details. 

During the spring, fall and winter Fern Resort has special weekend, holiday weekend, Christmas and March Break package options designed to provide families with plenty of choices for planning a get-a-way.   Every Fern Vacation Package includes customized activities and entertainment.  Limited Supervised Children's Programs are offered during special weekend and holiday packages.

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Fern Resort's Vacation Packages offer families a choice of tastefully decorated rooms, suites and cottages that are spacious and well equipped.

Set along the shores of Lake Couchiching, the accommodations at Fern Resort provide a great place to relax any time of the day, whether its on the deck with the lakeside view that most units have or curled up in front of the cozy fireplace. 

All units include:

  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Data Port*
  • In-room Movies
  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clock Radio
  • Colour TV

*cottages do not have data ports

Inn Rooms and Suites

The Main Inn

The Main Inn has 15 rooms and 2 suites located on the second floor.  The suites have one bedroom suites with two double beds and two bed chesterfields. Rooms have two double beds and most come with a bed chesterfield.

The Fireside Inn

All of the 28 Fireside Inn rooms have a fireplace and a balcony.  County pine decorates four suites, nine queen and 15 double bedrooms, each with loveseats or bed chesterfield in the sitting area.

The Hearthside Inn

Two suites and 18 rooms in the Hearthside Inn consist of two floors in a

 contemporary building, each with a balcony offering a lake view.  The suites offer a queen bedroom and two loveseats.  Rooms are two double beds and a single bed loveseat.


Sweet Fern and Twin Fern Cottages

These three lakeside Cottages are beautifully appointed two level units with a deck overlooking the lake.  The first floor consists of a living area with fireplace and powder room.  Upstairs features two bedrooms - one queen and two doubles and a four piece bath.

Edgewater Cottages

Edgewater Cottages are one room lakeshore units with two doubles and a loveseat together with a private bath.  Sliding glass doors lead to a sundeck.

Bayshore Cottages

Overlooking Fern's Marina area, Bayshore Cottages offer two bedrooms and a variety of bedding arrangements to provide more options for larger families.  All come with sundecks overlooking the bay and a cozy sitting area.   Minimum Occupancy requirements are in place for these units.

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Fern Resort has taken the guess work out of fun by providing a host of recreation pursuits and entertainment for the whole family.  The Resort's expansive grounds, facilities and social programming offer plenty of opportunities to participate in one of the many scheduled activities organized for families as well as some geared for adults and kids*.  And if relaxation is your goal during a stay at Fern, grabbing a lounge chair by the pool or booking a spa treatment as part of your vacation is a sure fire way of meeting this goal.    

*Some Activities and Programs are available only during the summer season and/or special holiday periods.  See Children's Programs and Facilities for more information on programs for children and recreation.

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  • 4 hard-surface floodlit Tennis Courts 

  • Batting Cage

  • Driving Range

  • Fitness Centre

  • Par 3 - 5 Hole Golf Course

  • Outdoor Chess/Checkers


  • 9 Hole Miniature Golf

  • Recreation Centre with Billiards, ping pong, air hockey and fuss ball

  • Bocce

  • Peddle Carts

  • Archery

  • Ping Pong

  • Trampolines

  • Basketball

  • Rollerblading Tracks

  • Shuffleboard

  • 2 and 4 way Volleyball

  • Scotch Tasting

  • Cocktail Mixing

  • Wine & Cheese Party

  • Fashion Show & Sale

  • Evening Cards

  • Casino Lessons

  • Cooking Demonstrations

  • Tea Leaf Reading

  • Intro to Scuba

  • Stretching Classes

  • Martini Classes

  • 50' High Vertical Playground

  • Climbing Wall - 4 can climb at the same time

  • 2- 50' Swings

  • 35' Teeter Totter

Waivers must be signed to use Extreme Equipment and parental permission required for children.  Must be 10 years of age or older. 

  • Aerobics Classes

  • Aqua Fit

  • Poolside Bingo

  • Floral Arranging

  • Bird Watching

  • Nature Walks

  • Bridge Lessons

  • Tennis Tournaments and Clinics

  • Golf Tournaments

  • Nature Photography

  • Carriage Rides

  • Garden Tours

  • Water Colour Painting

Winter Activities

  • Cross-country Skiing

  • Tobogganing

  • Skating

  • Hockey

  • Broomball

  • Snowshoeing

  • Sleigh rides/Hayrides

  • indoor mini-golf

Two outdoor pools and a wading pool, located on a three tier terrace are perfect for enjoying those great summer days.  There are plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun or under some shade.  Poolside Bingo and Pool Parties are popular family activities that take place around the pool.  The indoor pool is located in the Recreation Centre.  Fern also has a Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room.  Towels are available for sign out.

Lake Couchiching is a hub of activity during the summer months at Fern.  Playing on the sandy beach or the clear waters of the lake is just the beginning of the fun.  Kayaks, pedalcraft, canoes and windsurfers are free for guest use for those over 12 or accompanied by an adult.  Small boats with motors can be rented by anyone over 16 years of age.  

Fern's 14-seat Pontoon Boat provides fun excursions including a waterfront home tour, sunset cruise, adult fishing trip and a shopping trip to Orillia for a nominal fee.  For a little more excitement on the water, take in the weekly Waterski show performed for guests at Fern, rent a Sea-doo or take some waterskiing lessons.

  • Live Bands
  • Dance Reviews
  • Dance Lessons
  • Movie Nights
  • Evening Movies
  • Holiday Activities

  • Theatre
  • Magic Shows
  • Karaoke
  • DJ Dances
  • Internet Cafe

Massage Therapy: 

  • Salt Glow

  • Body Wraps

  • Aromatherapy

  •  Swedish Massage.

Esthetic Services:

  • Manicure

  • Pedicure, Facial

  • Make-up

  • other services

Unisex Hair Care: 

  • Scalp Massage

  • Shampoo & Set

  • Cut & Style

  • Perms

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During the summer months Fern Resort offers kids plenty of fun with special activities and a supervised fun centre with programs organized for age groups from infant to teens.   Year round children can enjoy the Play Village and most recreational facilities at the Resort as well as take part in special Vacation Package events and activities.

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Fern Resort's Summer Program is designed as a supervised fun centre run by trained staff with age appropriate activities and facilities.  Children from infant to teens are encouraged to take part in play and exercise activities throughout the day and evening.  Kids can take part in selected activities or stay the whole day.  Meals are provided and are peanut free as part of the Children's Program only.  See Dining for more information on kids' meals.  Limited Children's Programs area available as part of special vacation packages.

See Age Group for more information on facilities:

  • Air conditioned Nursery Room

  • Cribs

  • Indoor and outdoor play area

  • Age Appropriate toys

  • Washroom and Change Facilities

  • Age Appropriate toys

  • Washroom and Change Facilities

  • Children's Furniture

  • Outside Play Area

  • Ball Pit

  • Free play and Activities

  • Peddle Cars

  • Swings and Slides

  • Little Tykes® Outdoor Toys

  • Crafts

  • Air conditioned Indoor Playroom

  • Children's  Ride-on toys and Trail

  • Snack Time

  • Large playarea

  • Wooden playground

  • Waterspray Area

  • Trampolines

  • Slides

  • Ride-on battery operated cars

  • Indoor Air-conditioned Play Area

  • Bouncing Teeter-totters

  • Themed Days

  • Crafts

  • Toys, Games and Activities

  • Trampolines

  • Fishing derby

  • Pool games

  • Crafts

  • Miniature Golf

  • Large wooden climber

  • Wall Climbing

  • Scavenger Hunts

  • Face Painting

  • Golf

  • Volleyball

  • Frisbee Golf, 

  • Baseball

  • Batting Cage,

  • Basketball

  • Nature and Animal Activities

  • Sand Castle Building

  • Basketball

  • Ping pong


  • Extreme Sports

  • Archery

  • Miniature golf

  • Batting Cages

  • Extreme Sports

  • Theatre Program

  • Batting cages

  • Crafts

  • Horseshoes

  • Large Wooden Climber

  • Ball Hockey

  • Nature walk

  • Fishing derby

  • Vertical playground

  • Animal Activities

  • Rodeo Activities

  • Mountain Biking

  • International Track and Field

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Soccer

  • Baseball

  • Indy Cart Races

Teens Age 13-17 Years (16 & 17 Year Olds may also take part in some Adult Program Activities)

  • Extreme Sports

  • Swimming from Pontoon boat

  • Tennis Clinic

  • Bocce

  • Outdoor Challenge Games

  • Paddleboats

  • Kayak Races

The Water Sled is a popular Teen Activity.

  • Miniature Golf,

  • Golf

  • Archery

  • Horseshoes

  • Mountain Biking

  • Batting Cage

  • Mushball

  • Volleyball

Just for Kids" Recreation and Activities

While Fern Resort kids can enjoy almost all of the recreational facilities at the Resort, there are just some that have been created "Just for Kids" (parents can come along too) including afternoon and evening entertainment.    Some activities and facilities are seasonal (summer or special holiday periods), while others are available year-round. 

  • Swimming Lessons

  • Kiddie Pool

  • Deck Racing

  • Kids' Carnival

  • Talent Show

  • Bird Sanctuary

  • Wetland Nature Trails

  • Petting Farm and Rabbit Hutch

  • Glide Ride

  • Playgrounds

  • Playvillage

  • Trampoline Pavilion

  • Pajama Party

  • Kids' Night Out

  • Kids' Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast

  • Afternoon Entertainment 


Families staying in the Main Inn and Fireside Inn can take advantage of the Hall sitting available from 7:30 pm to 12:45 am. A sitter makes rounds every 20 minutes to check on the children.   Private sitters can be arranged at the Front Desk in the morning for that evening, at a minimum of $6.00 per hour with a minimum of three hours. Baby Sitting is only available until 12:45 am.

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During the summer Fern Resort's Heritage and Patio Dining rooms offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in a non-smoking environment.   The Poolside Terrace Bar also offers light lunches and barbecues on selected days.

Special Children's meal hours allow parents to feed young children (ages 0-6), take advantage of the Nursery/PlayVillage and return for a relaxed meal.  Children's Meal hours are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are 1/2 hour before regular meal times.


8:30 to 9:30 am


12:00 noon to 1:00 pm


6:00 to 7:00 pm

  • Chilled Juices
  • Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Pancakes or French Toast
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Omelettes
  • Eggs
  • Ham, Bacon or Sausage
  • Home Fries
  • Toast, bagels and rolls
  • Ham and Cheese plate

In room Continental Breakfast from 9:30 to 11:00 am with Muffin, croissant, fruit, juice and coffee or tea.

The Dining Room Lunch includes soup or juice plus a choice from 10 different entrees.  Two Children's meal options are also offered.

A Poolside sandwich bar or barbecue are offered on selected days.  Pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers, cold beverages and desserts including ice cream and popsicles are also available.


Start Dinner off with a choice of juice, appetizer or soup followed by one of four starter salads.

Eight dinner choices including regular entrees,  healthy and vegetarian are served with Fern's famous rolls and honey.  Decadent Desserts, cheeses, fruit salads and more top off every meal.

Weekly Poolside Steak Barbeque is option.

A Kids' Dinner Buffet and Heinz Baby Food is available.

Dining hours and options vary for all other times - see specific Vacation Packages for more information on dining.


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