Get a slice of Canadiana for your team and create Happy Employees!

The purpose of having a group meeting with your staff is to reenergize them to help your company to compete and innovate to stay relevant. Off-site meetings to provide a little excitement and perhaps fun to the workday and put them in a relaxed state of mind to be creative. The backdrop of this location we are reviewing is Fern Resort that has views of Lake Couchinching in Central Ontario and is a 90 min drive from Toronto.

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The resort has a private club feel to it and provides a sense of intimacy as the friendly staff provide that personal touch in all interactions. The resort has 103 rooms and can accommodate up to 350 people in their dining room. Fern Resort is no ordinary resort and can offer a slice of Canadiana for your staff who may have never experienced cottage life like roasting marshmallows over a campfire. The resort has a lot of history to offer as it started as a 31 room house in 1895 and has grown to its current size with modern amenities. There is fiber optic cabling on the premises offering state of the art wifi. Many of the rooms and private cottages have charming lake views and each has its own fireplace.

FERN Resort Visit Scrapbook

Known as the “Home of Rolls and Honey”, Fern serves fresh rolls baked from their 1895 recipe along with honey at the start of each dinner. Other long-time menu favourites include the classic butter tarts and peanut butter pie. The food at Fern Resort caters to all diets including gluten-free, vegan and meat lover and can be described as country-inspired.  There is a delicious corn chowder that you have to try. There is even tofu on the menu instead of french fries that is combined with red peppers, mushroom and onions. Conference packages include all meals and guests are able to order off an extensive a la carte menu that changes daily.

Fern Resort sets itself apart from other conference venues with its beautiful lakeside location, access to over 35 fun activities that change seasonally, and its relaxed ambiance. Seven meeting rooms including a large theatre that can accommodate up to 324 people, are finished with natural wood and offer lots of natural sunlight. All the AV equipment is onsite and is included in the corporate package. This can be a great chance for your staff to experience the Canadian cottage lifestyle for the first time depending on the season.

Winter Activities

1.5km skating trail, snowshoeing, curling on the lake, Ice fishing, cross country skiing, broom ball, open Air crokicurl, outdoor Hockey, dog sledding, snowmobiling and Horse drawn sleigh rides.

Summer Activities

Large pool deck and terrace bar, beach volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, sail boat, high ropes, rock climbing, low ropes, 5 hole par 3 golf course, tennis, pickle ball, batting cage, archery, axe throwing, paintball, mini putt, horseshoes, bocce ball, yoga, arts and crafts, outdoor chess and checkers, water skiing, boating, fishing and Children’s Play Village, 

Indoor Activities

Indoor pool, fitness centre, yoga, wet and dry sauna, hot tub, billiards , ping pong, shuffleboard, arts and crafts and water colour painting.

Your Fern Resort event planner and sport staff can package any of these activities into the theme for the event depending on the objectives of the event.  According to Jennifer Demuth, Meeting sales manager, Fern Resort is gorgeous lakeside destination for many different types of groups such as a small executive retreat, a team building retreat or a conference. Most groups typically stay for two nights and that package includes six à la carte meals, a four-course dinner, full breakfast and 3-course lunch, use of an executive board room, meeting room or casual hospitality room all with a continuous beverage station, AV equipment, high speed WIFI, parking and use of over 25 sports and recreation amenities

Executive Team Building Retreats 

Executive Team Building Retreats, If they have any free time in their schedule the executive team might add on activities such as craft beer and cider tastings, axe throwing or cocktails at the Terrace Poolside Bar overlooking Lake Couchiching. 

Team Building Retreats

Team Building Retreats allow Companies  to get their staff out of office for a productive meeting interspersed with a whole lot of fun. Activities might include a Ferntastic Race that challenges team members against each other with the extreme high ropes, kayaking, golfing, peddle carts and more! After dinner groups love to connect over a bonfire with smores or relax with billiards, ping pong and some karaoke or a silent disco.

Conferences

Fern Resort has everything you need to have a professional conference in a lakeside setting. Bergwen’s Theatre seats up to 150 people classroom style with floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the room and a stunning lake view. Six breakout rooms and a Dining Room that seats 350 ensures that there is plenty of trade show and breakout space. Add ons include cabaret style shows, live bands, dances and creative cocktail receptions and late night snacks.

Fern Resort 4432 Fern Resort Road, Ramara, Ontario, Canada L3V 0Z1 1-888-725-2256 sales@fernresort.com www.fernresort.com

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