The Fern Lodge Guest Room Reviews

Plan the most romantic getaway in Upstate NY! Read just a few of our many guest reviews, separated out by room (we have five, for a super intimate experience). Hear straight from our guests why we’re one of the most unique places to stay in Upstate NY for couples.

Pine Guest Room

“What a decadent way to send off 2022!!!  Your Inn is wonderful! And our room left nothing to be desired.  You have a little slice of heaven here and we feel quite fortunate to have shared a piece of it!  Thank you so much!  All the best for 2023!”  
Alison & Corey

“Greg and Sharon, Thank you for a wonderful experience here at Fern Lodge.  You are both wonderfully warm and charming people.  We felt at home from the moment we arrived.  You property is beautiful and will be missed upon our departure.  We look forward to seeing both of you in the future.“
Doug & Charmaine

“Serenity knows a name, the Fern Lodge, nestled at the edge of Friend’s Lake.  The Lake becomes your friend the moment you see it, and then turns into a lover as the full moon glides into view above the distant rolling blue hills. Pink and orange shadows dance across the water as the sun sets, trading off to the glimmer o the moon’s reflection.  Our friends will be married at 2pm today, and this is the beginning everyone wishes for their dear ones.  Such generosity, hospitality, and peace shine from this very special place.  Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.”
Maggie and Bob

“We had a fantastic time staying in your most beautiful home.  Our daughter wished for a beautiful Adirondack Wedding and it was everything her heart desired.  Jennifer and Paul will always remember this very special day!  And will be back for their 1st anniversary.  My grandchildren loved the dogs!  Bill and I loved everything.  We will be back.  Thanks for your hospitality!”  
Roseanne and Bill

“What a relaxing, peaceful place!  We totally enjoyed our 3 day stay – especially the companionship of Hudson and Shadow.  The breakfast, evening fires, the view of the lake, and the morning spent snowshoeing on the snowy lake are memories we will treasure.  Thank you for the relaxing “home away from home” stay.”
John & Laura

“Thank you for one of the most memorable weekends anyone could ask for!  The views, hospitality and food were excellent and allowed for a relaxing and magical time.  Easily one of the hidden gems.  Hope to see you again soon!”
Todd & Jana

“Thank you so much for your warm hospitality during our stay in your beautiful home!!  We can’t tell you enough what a wonderful time we had here….. Our room was gorgeous and we truly appreciated the craftsmanship – the bed was so comfy and we only could have stayed here so much longer!!! Sharon, y9our breakfast was superb and kept us full well into the afternoon.  Thank you for recommending Friends Lake Inn for dinner – simply fabulous!!!  Sitting by the fireplace with the music in the back yard was part of our early evening rituals and so enjoyable!  I thought I would clobber Eddie at pool. But he kept it a secret how good he can play and well he clobbered me!!  Ha, ha.  Keep up the great work and keep smiling!!  We will be back again!!!”  
Lisa & Eddie

Oak Guest Room

“What a hidden little gem you have here!  Thank you so much for opening your home to us with such a warm welcome.  Snowshoeing on the lake was just what we needed.  The cracking fire and glass of wine…. Wonderful evening.  Can’t wait to come back in the summer.”
Bridget & Jim

“Your amazing home was the perfect place for us to celebrate our one year anniversary.   We came here wanting to relax and relax we did!  From the comfy bed, to the steam shower, to the porch swing, all these elements contributed to our wonderful stay.  Thank you for your hospitality and we look forward to returning and bringing along some of our friends.“
Jason & Jenna

“Sharon & Greg – thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home and for your hospitality.  Our stay was fantastic.  So very peaceful and relaxing.  We could not have asked for more as our visit exceeded our expectations.  We look forward to a return visit.”
Brian & Tricia

“Sharon, Greg, and Staff, You have an amazing place.  We were overwhelmed with how beautiful everything  was.  We only wish we had more time here.  You will probably be seeing us again!!”
-The Marchants

“Greg & Sharon, Thank you so much for accommodating us on such short notice for our  much needed respite – We certainly chose the right place and were so happy to have discovered your beautiful lodge.  It takes special people to open up their home to others with such welcome.  We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again soon!!”  
Ed & Dee

“Thank you for everything.  The place is amazing and does live up to the website!  We chose correct for our first vacation away from our children.  I highly recommend to anybody to get the packed picnic lunch.  It was wonderful.  Thank you so much for keeping an amazing, relaxing, quiet, friendly and yummy place to stay!  We will be back again.”
The Cramers

Cedar Guest Room

“Unbelievable! What an amazing, “take your breath away” dream home! Thank you so much for allowing us to come, relax, dine & visit.  We will be telling many, many friends & family about this hidden gem.  The tranquil atmosphere and the attention to every detail was inspiring.  The friends that you have here helping while you were away made us fell so relaxed and at home.  A very different kind of place to stay! Thank you again. We hope next time that we visit we have a chance to meet you both and your son.  You’ve done a phenomenal job building such an Adirondack beauty!”
Dave & Kathy

“Thank you so much for a wonderful and relaxing few days.  This was the perfect way to spend my 30th birthday.  Although the sun had a hard time shining, we still found plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful surrounding.  We had a fabulous meal at the Inn at Erlowest very intimate and the food was delicious.  If you are looking for a quick and close lunch spot we also enjoyed Luna Pizza.  Thank you for the warm welcome and the delicious breakfasts.  We cannot wait to come back.”  
Kim & John

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend! We will remember our first trip to the Adirondacks forever.  We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay and we appreciated your hospitality and kindness.  We look forward to coming back here with max and our second (that is baking right now) in tow. Thank you!”
Anne, Darren & Max

“We loved our time here. Thanks so much for hooking us up with Beaver Brook. The rafting trip was awesome!! Thanks also for loaning us the screwdriver & hammer. I don’t know why they make children’s toys so hard to put together but our nephew (& his parents) will appreciate that it’s assembled.”  
Rose & Jim

“This room has been by far the most beautiful one we ever stayed in and I do not see another room matching the same level of comfort very soon.  My fiancé and I really felt at home here and Greg & Sharon made sure we had everything we needed. Nice place, gorgeous room, scenery out of the ordinary.”
Ionel & Gistine
From Europe

Birch Guest Room

“Sharon & Greg, Thank you so much for making us feel at home while we were here.  The lodge was absolutely beautiful.  Each amenity was thoroughly enjoyed.  The snow and the lake was exactly what we needed.  Looking forward to a return trip.”
Chris & Tina

“Dear Sharon, Thank you for a wonderful, restorative stay in your tranquil setting o Friends Lake.  This was just what the doctor ordered for two city kids.  The room, inn, company, breakfast and attention to detail are all splendid.  And of course your suggestions for outing and the evening bout tour were spot on.   We will savor these memories for weeks to come.  Many thanks!”  
Lauren & Phil

“Sharon & Greg, Thank you so much!  We had such a wonderful time.  The lodge was everything we expected and more.  We loved the downstairs area and all of the restaurant you recommended!  This trip was such a pleasure and next time, hopefully we’ll get to stay longer!”
Kelly & Liam

“So often people are overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life.  The Fern Lodge was exactly what we needed.   A beautiful setting, gracious hosts and fantastic rooms.  Thank you Greg and Sharon for opening your home to us and allowing us to find peace in this crazy world.”

Forest Guest Room

“We loved our stay.  You have an amazing place here.  Thanks for helping to make our 10th anniversary memorable.”
Brett & Julie

“Wonderful weekend get-a-way at the Fern Lodge.  Fantastic hospitality, super cute dog.  We loved using the kayaks and the boat ride.  We are looking forward to coming back soon.”
Megan & John

“Fern Lodge was a perfect place for a getaway to celebrate our 30th Anniversary.  Sharon’s warm hospitality made us feel right at home.  We took advantage of nearly all the ice amenities here, from the movie theater to playing pool and even tried kayaking for the first time!  We especially enjoyed drinking in the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds this place.  The beauty and peace were God-therapy to the soul.  A blessing in every way.  Thank you!”  
Jason & Cathy

“The Fern Lodge is such a wonderful place to escape the hustle & bustle of everyday life.  From the moment Shadow greeted us we knew we found just the place.  The Forest has a wonderful fireplace, comfy bed & a shower that was amazing!  We loved our stay & look forward to the day that we can return.”
Eric & Kim

“We visited the Fern Lodge one short year ago on our honeymoon and enjoyed every moment of our stay – from Sharon and Greg’s warm hospitality to the delicious breakfast, stunning décor and comfortable room.  While we enjoyed our stay “the Forest” was being built and we both agreed that we couldn’t wait to come back when it was finished for our one year marriage anniversary!  … We were blown away!  This room is spectacular.  Very classy, cozy and beautifully made.  Again, we loved the breakfast and hospitality but this time with the additions of an awesome shower, unbelievably comfortable bed, warm fireplace and aesthetically pleasing décor.   Thank you so much!  We will be back next year!”    
Dylan and Michelle