Fern Lodge

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


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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