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Lakeview living room with a huge stone fireplace and an Adirondack decorOur Great Room with huge stone fireplace and magnificent lakeview
Guestroom "Birch" with a king-size bed and a huge floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and jacuzziOur guest room "Birch" at $525 features a double-sided fireplace separateing the bedroom from the sitting room, jacuzzi, refrigerator/wet bar, and lakeview porch to celebrate your special occasion in splendor!
Guestroom "Pine" with a king-size bed with a cozy cabin decorOur guest room "Pine" at $395 features a fireplace, jacuzzi, refrigerator/wet bar, and lakeview porch to celebrate your special occasion in rustic luxury!
Guestroom "Oak" with a king-size bed and fireplaceOur guest room "Oak" at $395 features a fireplace, jacuzzi, refrigerator/wet bar, and lakeview porch to celebrate your special occasion in rustic luxury!
Guestroom "Forest" with king-size bed and Adirondack rustic furnitureOur Guest Room Forest with fireplace, jacuzzi, lakeview, and patio with its own fire pit.
Guestroom "Forest" with a jacuzzi in the bedroom that views the fireplace and the Lakeview patio with its own fire pitOur Guest Room Forest with fireplace, jacuzzi, lakeview, and patio with its own fire pit.
Guestroom "Forest" has an extra large shower with all sorts of body sprays and real boulder "seats" to sit onForest has a really fantastic shower
the bar area with a pool table and popcorn machine in a warm rustic lodge decorThe lodge has public areas including a pool table, theatre, excursive room and an honor bar
the lakeside fire pit with people sitting around enjoying the fire and a view of the lake. The electric boat is tied at the dock.The lakeside fire pit is a popular late evening gathering area.
an electric boat with canopy and flags inside the boathouseWe do a tour of the lake with wine and hors d'oeuvres with all of the guests every early evening in season.
the electric boat with canopy out on the water passing by with the bride wavingBride arriving via boat!
an exterior view of the lodge looking up from the lake with the lovely gardensBeautiful gardens and a lakeview provide a lovely backdrop for your wedding ceremony and pictures
the lakefront fire pit with Adirondack chairs aroundThe lakeside fire pit is a popular late evening gathering area.
a view from the lake of colorful trees in the autumn; orange red and yellow leavesAutumn colors are spectacular!
a sunrise over the lake with the outdoor hot tub bubblingOur outdoor hot tub
a couple that just had a winter elopement- their pictures in the snowA beautiful winter wedding!
a couple just married posing for a picture in the gardenWedding in the garden
an evening pic of the dock and boathouseDusk relaxation on the dock!
an couple just married holding a sign the says "we eloped"a beautiful elopement in the garden overlooking the lake
our lean-to;with lounge chairs inside and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs in fronta private place to snuggle and watch the lake darken with a cozy fire just in front


A private lakefront estate for a most romantic wedding destination or elopement. The gardens and lake view make a fabulous back drop for your ceremony. The Great Room can seat up to 16 persons for reception dinner. Fire pit for after party.

The Fern Lodge, overlooking Friends Lake, has been the scene of many an Adirondack honeymoon, engagements, elopements and wedding/commitment ceremonies.

It is a very intimate and romantic atmosphere – both inside and out! We specialize in parties from 2 to 16 persons. There are many public rooms of the Lodge, sitting areas, and patios outside. Favorite places during an Adirondack romantic getaway include the Great Room sofas in front of the fireplace, the outdoor front screened in porch with fireplace, especially in the evening when you can here the loons call. There is a fire pit lakeside with Adirondack chairs and the boathouse deck. All locations are perfect for an engagement or a wedding ceremony (for up to 16 guests MAXIMUM.)

For an elopement, choose our elopement package for $595 in addition to the rate of the room you choose. We Just give us the time you wish to have your ceremony. We provide the Officiant and Witness, custom boutique wedding cake, rose bridal bouquet, and bottle of Prosecco to toast one another.

Discover the perfect backdrop for a fabulous Adirondack honeymoon. The Adirondack Park is a year-round resort area full of diverse activities and attractions. We offer a 4 day Honeymoon Package:Adirondack Honeymoon Package - Celebrate your new life together in luxury at our Adirondack hotel. Our magnificent guest rooms featuring sumptuous king size beds, fireplaces, steam showers, jacuzzis, private lake view porches and more. A 4-night stay (from $1925) at our luxury hotel in the Adirondacks includes your lodging and full country breakfast, wine/sparkling wine and a cheese and fruit plate upon arrival, tickets to either The Wild Museum or The Adirondack Museum, one special bath preparation, and a romantic massage for 2 (two 60 minute massages). The Fern Lodge offers the ultimate location for an Adirondack getaway honeymoon at any time of year. See the website for other amenities available on premise (kayaks, swimming, nightly wine cruise on the lake, sauna, pool table, fitness room, theatre) and the plethora of options available in the Adirondack-Lake George area. 

For a petit wedding on site for 6-20 persons on a weekend, we do require that the entire lodge be reserved by the wedding group for 2 nights.


• 5 luxury rooms and a close by vacation apartment that accommodate up to 16 persons)
• Full 3-course breakfast for 16 persons daily
• Welcome wine and cheese for 2 hours
• Boat tour of Friends Lake with wine and cheese
(seasonally permitting; otherwise fireside!)
• Bonfire after hours with marshmallows
• Evening turn down with chocolate truffles
• Unlimited use of the property for ceremony and/or reception for up to 16 persons (catering not included)
• Full use of the amenities on property for your stay
• The rate for the entire lodge and grounds would be $7300 ($5900 for just the Main Lodge that could be avaialable during sholder seasons or midweek).

We use several caterers who can design a custom menu for a group of up to 16. There are few romantic Upstate NY hotels that can rival the privacy, luxury and accommodations at The Fern Lodge. Call (518) 494-7238 for more information, or simply reserve your room online.

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A rocket video of our deck and boathouse to give you an idea of where to board the catamaran!
The beautiful sunrise you'll wake up to in the morning at the Fern Lodge!
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The Fern Lodge

Luxurious lodge overlooking Friends Lake- perfect for elopements, honeymoons and petit weddings!
46 Fiddlehead Bay Road Chestertown, NY 12817