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The Fern Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Chestertown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Our original two night stay was scheduled for Columbus Day weekend. Our reservations were made almost nine months in advance to confirm our stay at The Fern Lodge. Unfortunately, tragedy stuck two days prior with the passing of my mother. I contacted Sharon, who worked with us through this difficult time, and we made arrangements for a visit at a later date. Our stay was this past Thanksgiving weekend, and we were glad we were able to visit. The lodge is new, clean, and outstanding! Sharon not only rescheduled our reservation, but she was gratuitous to upgrade
us to a room at the lodge with a full walk-in shower, and walk out patio to the water! Sharon and Greg went "above and beyond" accommodating us with our stay. We sincerely appreciate all they did for us, and look forward to another great stay in the near future. My wife and I have visited over 20 bed and breakfasts in the last fifteen years, and The Fern Lodge is now our #1 B & B!

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We stayed in the Oak room and it was just beautiful. The entire place is as gorgeous as the pictures make it look. Sharon is an amazing host and just made us feel so at home. It truly was the most relaxing place we have been to and we can't wait to go back again. Everything was just right from the glass of wine (or two) by the fireplace in the evening to the delicious breakfast in the mornings. I just loved how when we were watching a movie in the theater and I felt a little chilly, so I went looking for a throw or something and low and behold there was a one sitting right there on the couch. Sharon has really thought of ever thing. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have TV's, so if that is a problem make sure you ask. I personally loved not havin...
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

I booked a mini-honeymoon here for my daughter and son-in-law the weekend of October 19th-22nd. They absolutely raved about this place and want go back again! Wonderful location, gorgeous setting - I recommend this highly B&B to anyone who wants luxury in a private and quiet setting overlooking a lake. Makes me wish I could go there too!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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sharonChestertown, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

You should come too! Thank you for your kind words; we have many couples celebrating their "special occasion- honeymoons, birthdays, and anniversaries. We are so glad they enjoyed themselves; hopefully they'll be back for their first anniversary!

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Reviewed 6 October 2012

We booked a last minute trip to the Adirondacks for our anniversary, and had the good fortune to select the Fern Lodge for two evenings. The property is beautifully situated to explore the area - into the Adirondacks & over to Lake George. It also has a pretty amazing list of amenities - from an outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake, kayaks, sauna, lake-side fire pit, boathouse with a deck to read overlooking the lake and even a movie theater!

Best of all, the rooms are simply fabulous. We stayed in the "Oak" room, complete with a working fireplace, extraordinary "steam shower" and a deck with chairs and a swing with a fabulous vista of the lake.

Beyond the property, however, the owners and staff make the Fern Lodge a truly marvelous destination. We enjoyed complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine at happy hour each evening, allowing us to meet fellow guests from literally around the country and Australia! We woke to filling, gourmet breakfasts. And Sharon and staff are exceptionally well-informed about anything you might like to know about the area.

The weather kicked up and the lake was breezy during our stay, so my wife was disappointed we didn't get to take a boat ride around Friends Lake. Sharon kindly offered us a ride on our departure day, when the weather improved, capping our trip with a nice memory. (It would have been quite easy to say "too bad, maybe next time.")

We both enthusiastically recommend the Fern Lodge for a getaway to a truly scenic part of the Northeast!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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sharonChestertown, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

We are so glad you enjoyed The Fern Lodge- and I'm so glad we squeezed in the boat ride as I consider it one of the highlights of the stay at the Lodge! I am always sad when its too late in the year to enjoy the boat and we move inside fireside...

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

We absolutely loved this place! We spent 3 days here for our honeymoon in Oct 2012. The owners were very warm and welcoming the entire time. The room was gorgeous and super clean. The grounds and building was extremely well maintained with more than enough things to do. Breakfast was fresh and amazing. We will definitely be returning and suggest this place to everyone!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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sharonChestertown, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Wow! Thank you- we are honored to have been the scene for your honeymoon!

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Reviewed 13 September 2012

LOVE IT!!!! Can not say enough about Fern Lodge! Luxury at its finest!! The place is fabulous!!! Top notch service! Incredible owners/staff/and Shadow! Right on the water. 100% ROMANCE ALL THE WAY! We had a perfect blue moon handfasting wedding ceremony on the property and Sharon & Greg looked to make every moment special for us. Even the other couples on site were thrilled for us! Property is beautiful and nothing is overlooked as there is so much attention to detail. And Sharon's breakfasts are to die for! Without a doubt now our MOST FAVORITE PLACE EVER!!! Once you get there you really never have to leave except for maybe lunch and dinner........

Room Tip: Every room is incredible!! You can not go wrong anywhere!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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sharonChestertown, Owner at The Fern Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you both and to be the scene for your beautiful ceremony on such a fantastic occasion. Once on a blue moon.....

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

From the moment we turned onto the remote dirt road and crossed the bridge and saw the Fern Lodge, we knew we were exactly where we needed to be. The lodge is shockingly beautiful, sophisticated yet natural, luxurious but not the slightest bit arrogant. Then Sharon walks out of the kitchen with the most welcoming smile, she's genuinely happy to see you and host you in her home. The rest of the stay is magical, from the late night hot tub dips, the kayaking on the serene Friends Lake, the lounge chair reading, the fireside wine sipping, the fun theatre viewings (complete with popcorn), and the playful game of scrabble or pool. It's just fun and inviting and relaxing and beautiful. It's remote enough to feel disconnected from the things yet not so much so that you feel you have to travel hours to find connections again. The Owl at Twilight in Olmsteadville and the Farmhouse in Lake George are both worth traveling too for fresh local seasonal dinner and cool drinks. Cafe Sarah and Izzy's in North Creek are great lunch/sandwich spots. Hiking at Gore was spectacular. The boat ride on Lake George was beautiful. Everything was just perfect. If you can check this place out, please do. The price is steep yes, but the experience will feel worth it. It's about more than just the picturesque room and the comfy bed and the chocolates on the pillow and the fireplace... it's the whole picture. and we loved it. top to bottom. Thanks Sharon and Greg for having us. :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 46 Fiddlehead Bay Rd, Chestertown, NY 12817-1949
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Region: United States > New York > Chestertown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range: £306 - £361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fern Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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