WOODSIDE LODGE AT SPRING MOUNTAIN
150 East Park Avenue
Schwenksville, PA 19473
The Woodside Lodge is located on the back side of Spring Mountain. It was built in the early 1920s and is the last standing inn among several that catered to the period when travelers came by train to Schwenksville to escape Philadelphia 's summer heat. The cool winds and the beaches then located along the Perkiomen Creek made Spring Mountain the place to be for the first half of the twentieth century. In fact, Rick's father worked as a bus-boy during his teenage years at the Woodside and his aunt had her wedding reception there!
Many proms and weddings took place at the Woodside in those early years, and the happy memories of those who celebrated there echo through the rooms even now. Although it is sad to see the condition the Lodge is in, the potential to be restored to its original splendor called out to us when we visited it last year. It had been empty for more than 2 years, and all of the copper piping had been stolen. Weather and time had made their mark. We never planned on owning an inn, but then we never planned on owning a ski area either! But such an adventure it is to bring a part of a community's history back to life!
The Buckman Family's vision was to restore the Woodside Lodge to the wonderful meeting place that so many travelers and locals remember. The Buckman's wanted to complement their existing businesses by providing overnight lodging and breakfast for our guests. The Woodside Lodge has a Pub that is open to the public and a Banquet Room that holds 100 people for meetings and special events. The lodge has 9 wonderfully appointed two-room suites and a Bunkroom that sleeps 8 guests.
Guests visiting Spring Mountain Ski Area for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, or its year-round activities, which include zipline/canopy tours, geocaching, rock climbing, and downhill mountain biking will enjoy having a unique and comfortable place to stay at a reasonable rate. The Woodside Lodge is centrally located for the many travelers who tour the attractions of Philadelphia, Lancaster, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Bucks Counties.