The Fern Inn is a beautiful home who's owners have kept the integrity of the time period in which it was built. I take my hat off to that. My expectation, when a place is called a Bed and Breakfast, is that I will be greeted warmly, someone will give me the ins and outs of how breakfast is served and any other rules that may apply. We wandered around each morning trying to figure out how it worked because there was never a member of the staff around. We were so frustrated by the second morning, that we left. Needless to say, there wasn't a staff member to be found. Our room was very cold due to the fact that the thermostat was downstairs. When we were shown to our room, the person even commented on cold it was and that the thermostat would be raised. It never happened. I am okay with drafty houses, but not intentionally relying on space heaters to save money. We relied on the little space heater the entire time we were there. That meant no heat in the bathroom. The restaurant is fabulous. The service and food were top notch. It appears that the focus is on the restaurant and it's patrons and not on the B & B part of the business. They were very concerned about the dining area being really warm (this was the only time the radiators went on in our room). As soon as the dining hours were over, the thermostat went down and our heat in our room went off. It was in the teens at night during our stay. We drive to Elk often to ski and stay overnight. We will never stay at this place again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1916 Stone Estate once the residence of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Pharmaceutical fame. Currently Fern Hall is home to our Inn and award winning Golf Course! All at your disposal when staying with us. Summer provides use of the boat house on glorious Crystal Lake, and winter offers an 8 mile drive to Elk Mountain, the highest vertical ski mountain in Pennsylvania! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fern Hall Inn Bed And Hotel Clifford
- Fern Hall Inn b&b