Lodging near the JD Lohr School of Woodworking
We do not have on-site accommodations but, 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.
Comfort Inn - 99 Robinson St, Pottstown, PA 19464 // (610) 326-5000
If booking a room use our "JDL" rate code for a reduced rate. You must call the hotel directly at 610-326-5000 to get the special JDL rate, the website and/or 800 number will not recognize the discount code. There are certain times of the year when they do not offer the discount rate.
Extended stay hotel with lots of amenities for the traveling professional. Contact Kelly Miller directly at 484-369-5354 to take advantage of a special rate for Lohr School of Woodworking students.
The Globe Inn - East Greenville, PA // (215) 679-5948
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
If you’re looking for hotels & motels close to nightlife, theaters, shopping, and entertainment, search in Phoenixville or King of Prussia . There are also some great AirBnB options in our area, just search Limerick, PA for places nearby the shop.
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 - Green Lane PA // (215) 257-7178 (15 minutes away)
Local Dining, Entertainment & Activities
Nearby Dining & Breweries:
Railroad Street Bar & Grill: http://www.railroadstreet.com/
Just 5 miles from the shop, this restaurant and bar with a back room full of pinball machines is one of our personal favorite hangouts. If beer is your thing, they have an extensive rotating beer menu. The food is great- specialty grilled cheeses, burgers, salads, personal pizzas, etc.
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: http://www.crystalcavepa.com/
Valley Forge National Park: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/
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
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/