We stayed at the Fernwood recently for a work conference and I can honestly say it is one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. To call it a resort is a huge misnomer.
What brought us here was the fabulous price, I was informed. Well it wasn't worth it. The rooms are worn, extremely musty. The rod on the shower curtain fell and hit my fiance in the head. The food for the conference was nothing special -- for the price we paid, we expect more than stacks of deli meat for lunch. The hallways in the hotel area were extremely loud.
The Fernwood would benefit from a top to bottom renovation. There is a need for affordable resorts in the Poconos, ones that aren't as expensive as Caesars, but I was much happier the time I stayed in the Hampton Inn in nearby Stroudsburg!