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“Bed and Breakfast with Old Charm!!”
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Fern Hall Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Clifford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 December 2009

This bed and breakfast was just what we were looking for. My husband and I were looking for a romantic getaway. Somewhere private, comfortable, and historic. We wanted to go skiing as well. The Fern Hall Inn was everything we wanted. The house is gorgeous and has a great story behind it. They have stayed true to the time period and have restored it beautifully. Elk Mountain is only seven miles away and has great skiing. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Great food, great atmosphere, great price. My only complaint was that the rooms were cold...bring your flannel pj's! But the service and the ambiance more than make up for that. Thanks Ed and Sam for the wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

This B& B has all the charm and coziness and grandeur of landscape outside with delicious scents and aromas permeating t the halls and lounge area which has a small but well stocked bar with relaxing music. in the evening at cocktail hour is great around the wonderful large fire place in the restaurant-lounge area..
The beds are comfortable and the property beautiful. The food was excellent, including an evening of guest chef who prepared an exceptional 5-course menu with local ingredients.

We would definitely recommend this as a charming escape for anyone looking for quiet relaxation in a lovely area half way between Philadelphia and New York City.
Great Hosts- Ed and Sam who seemed to be there constantly to cater to any whim or need that arose. .

5-stars! Thanks again. Wonderful place to stay. Everett

Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 December 2009

My husband and I chose this country bed and breakfast for a First Time "Thanksgiving Getaway" We needed a retreat from cooking and cleaning ... a get away from the hustle and bustle...
We were able to make arrangements with a few close friends to join us.
It turned out to be a great idea.. and maybe a new Thanksgiving Tradition.
Our rooms were spacious , charming and comfortable. Fresh water and fresh baked cookies in our room when we arrived was an unexpected treat.
Thanksgiving Dinner : Turkey and all the trimmings was especially enjoyable .. served in front of a huge fireplace .. candles burning through
out the dining room and bar ... ambiance , ambiance, ambiance... and my husband actually got to play nine holes of Golf because the weather
was mild.
A great time had by all.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

We stayed at Fern Hall as the second night of an Inn-to-Inn bike trip. Arriving after a 25 mile bike ride in the pouring rain, we were immediately treated to non-stop hospitality. We stayed in Room 5, a large room with nice furnishings, french doors to a balcony overlooking the golf course and vintage bathroom. The shower was small and the water temperature and pressure was somewhat variable, but we enjoyed the full range of Aveda products offered.

In the late afternoon the hosts, Sam and Ed, offered wine and cheese by the fireplace and a congenial group of guests watched a variety of college football games in a comfortable TV room. Dinner in the dining room was enjoyable, with good food and a nice wine list. The full breakfast the next morning was wonderful, with eggs, bacon and sausage, pancakes and a variety of homemade baked goods.

All the while, Sam and Ed were consistently solicitous of our comfort, making sure we and the other guests had everything we needed or wanted. Their attention to detail and friendly hospitality made this an inn we would want to visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

I just got back from a weekend at the Fern Hall Inn. It was absolutely perfect. My extended family of 15 celebrated our father's 80th birthday. Ages ranged from 80 years to 3 years. The house is truly beautiful. You have the feeling of staying at a grand English country estate. There are terrific common areas to relax in, including a cozy bar with great wine list. Contrary to two other negative reviews, I saw no evidence that the inn is not maintained...it is in beautiful shape. The rooms are spacious and decorated with understated elegance. They provide Aveda bath products and fluffy towels and robes. Beds were comfortable. The pleasant surprise was the excellent food. Breakfast was terrific...especially the full Sunday Brunch. It is a wonderful value. Same for gourmet dinner. The amazing grounds and 9 hole golf course topped the weekend. The boat house on pretty Crystal Lake is a gem. The service was phenomenal...from the lovely owner Sam who couldn't do enough to every employee we interacted with. They even built a bonfire for us on Saturday evening. I can't say enough and encourage anyone who wants a peaceful, delicious, beautiful weekend to rush there!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

We agree with the comments from back in 2008. The inn is badly in need of renovations. We realize they want to stay true to the time of the home, but they need to do something. We were very disappointed. The windows were open all over the hallways of the inn without screens so bugs were all over the place. Again, fresh air is great, but screens are needed to keep the bugs out. The outside of the inn and the grounds are beautiful, but the inside just needs a lot of work.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2009

My husband and I stayed at Fern Hall to celebrate our anniversary. The owners opened the doors with a smile and called us by our names. They were so sweet. We had one of the best rooms in the place- a big beautiful bed, really neat bathroom and a balcony. Everything is original and genuine to the timeframe. We took a walk down to the lakehouse and just rocked on chairs and took it all in all afternoon. When we came back in for the night, we had a bowl of marshmallows and skewers and an outside fire waiting just for us. We truly were treated like the only guests there! We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fern Hall Inn

Address: 2819 State Route 247, At Crystal Lake, Clifford, PA 18413
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Clifford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Clifford
Price Range: £46 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Hall Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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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