I heard that our LWAB training retreat was headed back to Fern Resort I was
THRILLED. Last year was our first experience at Fern and my kids had been
talking about it ever since. We actually live in Oro-Medonte so it only takes
about 15 minutes to get to Fern and that's just the best thing ever when you
have 3 kids who all hate being in the car!
The ease of our trip began with booking, we just
let them know of all our family's needs and they had it taken care of when we
arrived. Our room had bed rails as requested, we had a booster seat waiting at
our table for dinner, right down to already having a sippy cup ready for Lucas - it was perfect! From check-in to check-out we were met
with courteous, helpful staff, and every need was met. Can't say enough good
things about the service!
On the Friday of our stay we spent most of our time
in the pools. I love that there are multiple swimming areas so you never feel
crowded. The water slide was a huge hit, I loved going down multiple times
myself! We also checked out the mini-golf, basketball courts, trampolines, and
of course Play Village for the kids! Dinner was a special treat because the
kids had their meal from the kid's buffet and then we dropped them off at Play
Village so that we could go back and have an easy meal with no one hanging off
of us, whining, or rushing us! Doesn't happen often! Friday evening I was able
to meet up with the other LWAB ladies while my hubby took the kids to a magic
show and they LOVED it!
Saturday was training day for the LWAB Community
Managers and I was so impressed with the conference space allotted to us by
Fern Resort again this year. The room was comfortable and spacious, the mini
fridge was fully stocked with juice and pop and there was a Keurig for all
those who wanted fresh coffee. I liked that the conference area was in a quiet
area of the building so there were no interruptions but still beside the main
building so checking in on the rest of my family was quick and easy and, most
importantly, getting to lunch was no problem!
While I was in training my husband had no problem
keeping the kids busy without me. They spent a lot of time in the pool and then
he took them to Play Village where they had their faces painted and they even
got to ride ponies and go for a motorized jeep ride! The activities are endless at Fern!
After dinner Saturday night we headed back to the
pool for some swimming before getting ready for the evening show. The
juggling show was so fun - the kids were completely amazed and paid attention
through the whole show. It was so nice to have some family entertainment before
bedtime and it made getting everyone to sleep a breeze - they were exhausted
after a full day of activities! Sleeping in a hotel room with 3 kids is usually
a huge pain and I typically get about 5 minutes of sleep the whole night but
there's just so many activities at Fern that by the time everyone's head hit
their pillows, they were out for the whole night and momma actually got to
sleep too! I'd give a 5 star review just for that to be honest!!
Sunday morning we decided to fit in a whole bunch
of activities - swimming of course and then back to mini-golf, trampolines, and
then my 2 older boys got to try fishing for the first time. They had such a
great time and the staff have endless patience for the amount of times they have
to put new worms on the hooks for the kids (yay for me not having to do that
I thought we fit so much into our weekend away and
then I saw photos of all the fun things that the rest of the LWAB crew had
gotten to do and I realized that we hadn't even done half of the activities
that were available! And yet we were SO BUSY and loving every minute of it! I
really can't wait to go back next year to cross off some more of the activities
from their list! Water skiing perhaps? Axe throwing? Our 2019 #summeratFern
can't come soon enough!