Lodging near the JD Lohr School of Woodworking

If you are registered or considering enrollment in one of our woodworking courses, please feel free to consult the following list of suggested local lodging for your stay while you're here with us! Below, you will also find a list of local attractions, parks, dining, and entertainment.

Local Hotels

Comfort Inn - 99 Robinson St, Pottstown, PA 19464  //  (610) 326-5000

  • http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-pottstown-pennsylvania-PA100#listpos1
  • Distance: 20 minutes
  • 422 to Route 100 North to Shoemaker Road.  This hotel was voted " Pottstown 's Favorite Hotel" in the Mercury Newspaper five years running.  Safe, comfortable accommodations including free deluxe continental breakfast with refrigerators, microwaves, cable TV, free high-speed wifi access in each room. If booking a room use my "JDL" rate code for a very favorable rate.  You must call the hotel directly to get the special JDL rate. Due to the considerable reduced price for students of our school, the chain does not permit me to post the special "JDL" room rate.


Days Inn - 1600 Industrial Hwy, Pottstown, PA 19464  //  (610) 327-3300


Motel 678 Robinson St, Pottstown, PA 19464  //  (610) 819-1288  or  (800) 466-8356


Hampton Inn 430 W Linfield Rd, Limerick, PA 19468  //  (610) 495-6999


Holiday Inn Express - 15 Keystone Dr, Limerick, PA 19468  //  (484) 932-8827 or (888) 465-4329


Marriott Courtyard - 600 Campus Drive, Collegeville PA  //  (484)-974-2600


Below are recommended hotels & motels close to nightlife, theaters, shopping, parks, and entertainment.

Best Western - The Inn at King of Prussia - 127 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia  //  (610) 265-4500 or 1-800-WESTERN

Hampton Inn - 100 Cresson Boulevard, Phoenixville, PA 19460  //  (610) 676-0900

Extended Stay America 400 American Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406  //  (610) 962-9000

Local Bed & Breakfasts

One of our students rents out two nice properties.  Mention you're coming to take a class with us for a special rate:

This a carriage house right on the Perkiomen Trail.  It has one King bed and a full kitchen and living room.

2136 Flowing Springs Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

22 minutes from the JD Lohr School of Woodworking.   The house has three beds and a full kitchen.

Shearer Elegance - Linfield, PA

Other area bed & breakfasts see: http://www.bnbphiladelphia.com/valleyforge/

Local Campgrounds

Camping at Green Lane -  Green Lane State Park   - (215) 234.4528   (18 minutes away)

Spring Mountain Campground - Spring Mount, PA  (610) 287-7900    (10 minutes away)

Homestead Family Campgrounds - Green Lane PA (215) 257-3445  (15 minutes away)

Boulder Woods Campground - www.boulderwoods.com - Green Lane PA (215) 257-7178  (15 minutes away)

Local Places of Interest

Nearby Dining & Breweries:

Iron Hill Brewery: http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/phoenixville/

  • Located about 20 minutes from the shop, we have had nothing but great dining experiences at Iron Hill. They brew craft beer on site and the menu provides a wide range of delicious food options.

Sly Fox Brewery: http://www.slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/food

  • Located 15 minutes away in Pottstown, the Sly Fox has beer brewed on site, casual dining, and outdoor seating

Craft Ale House: http://www.craftalehouse.com/

  • Just up the road from the shop, the Craft Ale House has delicious food and an extensive beer selection. Be warned, due to the size of the restaurant, they have trouble seating parties larger than 6.

Copperfield Inn: http://www.copperfieldinn.net/

  • 2 miles from the shop, a family-friendly, large-menu restaurant with great food!


Activities & Entertainment:

The Wharton Esherick Museum:  http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org/

  • The museum is located near Valley Forge Park which has many points of interest in and of itself.  Weekend guided tours of the unique home and studio of one of the first contemporary studio furniture makers in America. Esherick is known as "The Dean Of American Craftsman".  This museum gets a hearty Lohr 5-star rating.

Renningers Antiques Flea Market:  http://www.renningers.com/ 

  • Renningers antiques flea market. Huge antiques and collectable flea market. Adamstown location is indoors and is open Sundays only.  Kutztown location is outdoors and open on Sundays Spring through Fall.  This extraordinary Mecca-For-Collectors is only one hour west of my studio. 

Monday Perkiomenville Flea Market:  http://www.perkiomenvilleauction.com/weather.htm

  • Traveling with a guest to my school? You will want to send your friend or relative to the Perkiomenville Flea Market first thing Monday morning. This is a happening experience and should not be missed. It only goes on from 7:00am to 12:00noon on Mondays but it is very local to my workshop.

Font Hill, The Mercer Museum, and the Michener Museum:  http://www.mercermuseum.org/ 

  • Font Hill, an American Castle.  Extraordinary home of Arts & Crafts tile maker, Henry Mercer.  Mercer also built the Mercer museum from his collection of Americana tools of industry.  He was also founder of the Arts & Crafts Moravian Tile Works in Doylestown PA.    Between Fonthill, The Mercer Museum, and the Michner Museum in Doylestown this is a trip I love to take.   All these sites are one hour north east of my Studio up route 113 north.


Parks & Outdoor Activities:

Crystal Cave: (Between Allentown and Reading) http://www.crystalcavepa.com/ 

Valley Forge National Park: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/  (just 20 minutes away from my studio)

Longwood Gardens: http://www.longwoodgardens.org/

  • Everything botanical, this is about one hour from the studio and is well worth the trip.

Otts Exotic Plants, Good for a quick visit if you are interested in green houses. Very special. No website but it is located just 10 minutes from my studio on Rt. 29 in Schwenksville, PA  phone is 610-287-7878.


Philadelphia Attractions:

The Philadelphia Zoo - http://www.phillyzoo.org/

The Philadelphia Museum of Art - http://www.philamuseum.org/main.asp 

The Franklin Institute - https://www.fi.edu/

The Academy of Natural Sciences  -  http://www.acnatsci.org/

Listing of Philadelphia area attractions:  http://www.visitphilly.com/