The History of The Woodside -
On April 1, 2011, owners Rick and Gayle Buckman, purchased the Woodside Lodge, formerly know as the Woodside Inn and The Woodside Manor. As owners of Spring Mountain Ski Area located nearby, it seemed the perfect addition.
The Woodside Lodge is located on the back side of Spring Mountain. It was built in the early 1920's and is the last standing Inn among several that catered to that period's travelers who 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!
In poor condition, the vision was to restore the Woodside Lodge to the wonderful meeting place that so many travelers and locals remember and to compliment our existing businesses by providing overnight lodging and breakfast for our guests. A full bar, Buckman Tavern, and Restaurant are open to the public and a Banquet Room that holds up to 100 people is available for meetings and special events. There are 8 two-room suites each with their own fireplace for a restful nights sleep before or after your special event or activity.