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My family and I recently visited Fern Resort for the first time for our annual Life with a Baby retreat. It was full of pleasant surprises! It was our first weekend away as a family of 5 so I wasn't sure what to expect.
Upon arrival and a very quick check in process, we were happy to see our room was all ready for us. Complete with a playpen that we had requested, two large beds, seating area with pull out sofa, extra blankets and pillows and a fully stocked bathroom with lots of face cloths and towels. It was so nice not needing to request more towels. There was also a spacious front closet which came in handy for our many bags, shoes and lifejackets. We had a great view of the pool area from our balcony.
Nice to have some extra space in the room with 3 kids
Pool view from our balcony
Meal times are a bit chaotic in my household but Fern made it easy even with our 3 kids! We were assigned to a table for our entire stay so we could just head to the dining room and be seated, no waiting or looking for some where to sit. A high chair and face cloth were waiting for our 1 year old every meal, this made it so easy to seat and feed him. The kids buffet is the best idea ever. As soon as we arrived we could order for the adults off of a more extensive menu, then head to the kids buffet for all of their favourites. Breakfast kids buffet had so many choices: fruit, toast, bacon, sausages, eggs, pancakes, hash browns and more. The kids ate way more then they do at home. All of the wait staff were so accommodating to everyone's needs, filling drinks, extra napkins, and anything else that you needed. We also enjoyed a barbeque lunch outside by the pool that had lots of options for everyone. My oldest was so excited to see tacos and corn on the cob were on the menu. They had high chairs outside as well, and a great view of the lake as we enjoyed our lunch.
The kids buffet kept everyone happy
Shaded lunch with a view
We had a first at Fern Resort when leaving our 1 year old at the play village nursery for a few hours. I get nervous leaving him with someone he doesn't know, but the staff really did reassure us they would call our cell phones if needed. Of course he was fine, playing with toys and even had a nap, must have felt comfortable there! My 3 and 7 year old loved the play structure, ball pit and got to watch a science show with experiments and a colouring keepsake. They had a large staff available to watch all of the kids ages 0-7 and a gated entry and exit so I had peace of mind that they would be safe and have fun. It was amazing to have some time to spend together relaxing on the beach while the kids were having a blast. Adult time and family time, you can have the best of both worlds at Fern!
This resort is really the ultimate place for a family getaway. They have so much to do and all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable for the whole family. We can hardly wait for next summer to return to Fern Resort!