About the Lodge
Cadence Lodge is the ideal base camp for those craving the great outdoors and like-minded souls. As our name implies, we’re fanatics about biking and offer quick access to epic road rides, miles of single-track and gravity-fed downhill runs. We also have a fleet of neighborhood bikes to get you around town in style. We’re minutes from the Ausable River great for fly-fishing and paddling while hiking trails wind through the area offering endless views and recreation.
The Lodge originally opened as the Winkelman Motel in 1957. It offered people the chance to escape the summer heat of the city and enjoy the rest and relaxation of the Adirondacks. It soon transitioned to the Winkelman Resort and a year-round destination catering to the large number of skiers bound for nearby Whiteface Mountain which opened in 1958.
In the early 2000s, the property, now operating as Birch Tree Lodge, lost some of its original architectural features, though the 1970s décor lived on – wood paneling and all.
We purchased the property in 2015 and have been working to restore the Lodge’s mid-Century vibe. All fifteen guest rooms have been recently renovated and feature new pillow-top mattresses as well as some of the Lodge’s original furniture and period photos of the area for you to enjoy.
In cycling, cadence is the number of pedal revolutions per minute. A change of pace. To us, our new name embraces everything that made us fall in love with the Lodge in the first place…it’s smack dab in the center of Wilmington, NY – home to incredible mountain biking, road cycling and, of course, skiing.
Visit us today (and again soon) to experience the transformation of this classic Adirondack lodge.
Don & Shelley