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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you're planning a wedding or other big event, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, try to work with Fern Hall. You can spend 3 months making multiple 2+ hour trips to try to meet with staff, management, and event planners, and every single time you do, you will receive conflicting information. You will have to ask over and over how much essentials like catering, cake, flowers, etc. will cost because you will hear something different each time, making it nearly impossible to plan or budget for.
The turnover rate for their staff is astronomical because management is atrocious. They fired the wedding planner we initially met with and told us we were lucky to have an emailed receipt for our deposit, because those who paid her in cash would have no record of their booking and would essentially be screwed.
Should you have questions, they will be happy to NEVER follow up with you - or if they do finally deign to come down from their pedestal when you mention you may have to look for another location, they will call you at night, in a huff, having reviewed absolutely none of your questions, snap that they can't deal with you, and hang up the phone.
If you thoroughly enjoy spending $1,000s of dollars in deposits to have no idea what is going on in the lead-up to your big day, by all means, try to work with Fern Hall. If you really like being treated like a burden by the management, definitely give them a shot. But if you like open communication and transparency, STEER CLEAR! A wedding is hard enough to organize without a whole facility's staff dragging you down too!

Oh, and as an additional fun fact - if you leave a negative review on their facebook page stating the bad experience you encountered, they'll go right ahead and delete it. The whole place is extremely shady. DON'T GET STUCK WITH THEM.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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2  Thank caitv123
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is the most gorgeous Inn my children and I have ever stayed in! Each room is beautifully decorated & clean. Outside of the inn is breathtaking.
If you’re looking to book for a wedding or just a weekend, this is your place!
Vickie, the Inn keeper, is the kindest & most welcoming Inn keeper I have ever met! You will fall in love with her & her side kick, Jane! She makes this place 1000 times better!
Delicious food, fantastic views, and welcoming smiles! You’ll leave here refreshed and cheerful for sure!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank SeaYoung
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A co-worker and I stayed here when we were on a business trip doing some installations in the area. This is the Johnson family mansion from Johnson & Johnson. It is old but very comfortable. We had a room with 2 double beds and we shared a bathroom outside in the hall. Fortunately, the other room wasn't booked. The breakfasts were great every day and included in the room price. During the week it was only $59/night plus tax. The grounds are beautiful, with a 9 hole golf course and the mountains in the backdrop. There is a lake across the street. We basically had the place to ourselves as there was only 1 other couple staying there when we were there. There is only 1 TV in the place, but it was kind of neat to go down to the library after a hard days work, then dinner, and relax in the library and watch a little TV before calling it a night. Mary and Vicky were great, and I highly recommend staying here if you want a peaceful getaway in a scenic part of PA. There are some good places to eat and the prices were very reasonable!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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1  Thank Les4tarps
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Mary-fernhallinn, Manager at Fern Hall Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Les, It was a pleasure having you and Matt stay with us! Better than that, you came back for a second visit!! Thanks so much for your review. Come back anytime.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We spent 5 Days in this lovely 1916 stone “cottage” built by the Johnson & Johnson Family. There are 7 rooms for rent and 4 have private bathrooms. The hospitality was so wonderful. The new Innkeeper, Vicky, and Mary, the restaurant manager, cooked different entrees each day for breakfast. Mary made the best French Toast on Tuesday and on Thursday, Vicky made fratittas. Mary was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants and sight seeing. There is a 9-hole golf course on the grounds for a challenging round of golf. Joe keeps the golf course and the entire Inn running smoothly.The Inn is an old house so don’t go expecting a 4-Star. They have done their best to keep everything as original as possible so the wallpaper is peeling but still very beautiful. A great getaway any time of year. There are plenty of places to prop up you feet and read a book or just enjoy the scenery. The rooms are neat and tidy. If you need something, just ask. When we checked in Amy, a part-time housekeeper, gave us a tour and shared some of the history. Currently, they are planning to open The Steakhouse at Fern Hall in mid-November. The restaurant and Inn have 2 events lined up - a Comedy Show and A Murder Mystery Dinner. Check them out when they open. The new chef is planning a large menu with a lot of variety. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Stayed: October 2017
Thank Yvonne A
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Fern Hall Inn is very comfortable and quiet. The Innkeeper, Mary, who is about to turn over the reins, was absolutely wonderful and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Happily, it sounds like she may stay on in another capacity. The amenities that go along with staying here might disappoint a person looking for a truly luxurious stay. The beautiful house is in need of some system updates and cosmetic improvements, but the ambiance, very spacious bedroom, charming breakfast room and downstairs common lounge more than made up for it for us. I am not a golfer, but the adjoining course looked extremely well maintained and the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. I read a couple of reviews that said they couldn't find the Innkeeper when they arrived, I found her without difficulty in the small pro shop that faces the golfers' parking lot. (you can tell by the line of golf carts parked outside). When we were there, the in house restaurant was closed, but I believe that it will soon open again. We had a delicious meal just down the street at the Crystal Pines Restaurant which I would also highly recommend.

Room Tip: As far as I could tell, all rooms were quiet... but the restaurant wasn't open, and that might make some a little noisier.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Carolyn S
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Mary-fernhallinn, Manager at Fern Hall Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Carolyn,
Thank you for the kind words, you are correct that Fern Hall is comfortable and quiet. However, on your next visit it won't be so!.....Our restaurant has indeed re-opened!
When you come back you will hear the sounds of happy diners. Of course, it won't affect your stay other than make it more enjoyable!!

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