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After Major Renovation, Woodside Lodge Opens In Montgomery County

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By Brad Segall

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) - A piece of Montgomery County history reopens today after a major renovation project giving area residents a chance to get away to a bed and breakfast without going too far from home.

The operators of the Spring Mountain Ski Area, Gayle and Rick Buckman, poured more than $1.5 million into the old Woodside Inn near Schwenksville. The historic inn dates back to the 1920s and has been brought back to life as a boutique hotel and restaurant.

Buckman says there are a limited number of two room suites as well as a bar, banquet room and other amenities.

“We get a lot of people that request overnight lodging for the ski slope and even more people in the summer which people find hard to believe, but people actually travel further to do the canopy tours.”

The Buckmans know their investment is a bold step in a tough economy but they hope the new Woodside Lodge at Spring Mountain will turn northwestern Montgomery County into a destination spot for thrill seekers who don’t want to travel to the Poconos.