Summit Grove is tucked away on five acres of private, beautifully wooded tranquil property situated just above the Lewis River near La Center, Washington. The lodge has been meticulously renovated preserving the integrity and character of the original structure, while updating the property to offer all imaginable modern-day amenities.
The main hall area inside the lodge is approximately 2,300 square feet. Features include the original cedar-log walls, Douglar Fir beams and flooring, a 20-foot vaulted ceiling, and majestic rock fireplace. The room can accommodate a seated dinner for up to 170 or a standing reception up to 375 - 400.
Break-out conference rooms are available for individual meetings offering high-speed internet access and LCD projection systems. Meeting spaces offer beautiful views of the outdoors which bring in the natural light adding a peaceful sense of openness into your demanding strategic planning or corporate board meeting.
Easy access is available to the half-acre, all weather garden area offering visitors a beautiful Pacific Northwest style gazebo, fire pit and natural trails. Sculpted rock waterfalls and lush landscaping provide a dramatic backdrop for event photos of all kinds.
The lodge is surrounded by lush, old growth forest, fragrant cedars, firs, rhododendrons, and nature trails blooming with colorful Pacific Northwest plant life from early spring to late fall.
Summit Lodge provides you with every opportunity to create the perfect atmosphere for your special event. And our goal is to work with you to ensure your wishes and dreams are fully realized.
History of Summit Grove Lodge
The re-opening of Summit Grove Lodge is a historical milestone - the latest of many in the life of this beautiful wooded site long known for Northwest hospitality.
Headley's Camp — as the property was first known — was one of the area's most popular "eating houses" dating back to the 1880s. More and more services were added as the Pacific Highway was developed, and in the 1920s, Summit Grove Lodge was constructed.
The rustic elegance and pristine setting attracted visitors from near and far, the famous and the infamous. Notable Summit Grove guests of the past include President Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Jack Benny, Laurel and Hardy, Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Summit Grove Lodge was listed on the Clark County, Washington Heritage Register in 2002. The original cedar-log walls, beams and ceiling remain. The historical ambiance is now further enhanced with the addition of state-of-the-art amenities, making Summit Grove Lodge the ideal venue for weddings, reunions, private parties, corporate meetings and other gatherings.
About the owner
Summit Grove Lodge was purchased in 2009 by the Colf family of Woodland, Washington, whose roots in the area go back to 1870 when Andrew Jackson Birt settled in the Lewis River Valley. The family has long taken an active interest in bettering the local community with their hands-on involvement in a number of historic preservation projects throughout Clark and Cowlitz counties, many of which have played a role in the family's own history.
The Summit Grove Lodge restoration has been a labor of love with every attention to detail being given to its rich heritage. The Colf family believed in the potential Summit Grove Lodge held for becoming a destination event center for the area and invested themselves in the task of breathing life back into a property rich with history, lore and beauty. The Colf family invites you to stop by for a visit and have your next event at the lodge to add even more great stories about the Lodge for generations to come.
Main Hall area offering indoor seating for up to 170 guests seated banquet style and up to 375 - 400 reception.
Additional breakout meeting spaces are also available for groups ranging from 6 - 50.
Outdoor landscaped space with covered gazebo, fire pit, waterfall and ponds offers additional capacity for 200 guests.
State of the art video projection, sound and lighting system.
Wireless high speed internet throughout the building.
Top of the line commercial kitchen facilities & coordination of catered events.