If you like history and intrigue this is a must see/do! Bob is a wealth of information on the old families of Jim Thorpe and weaves a wonderful story involving the Packer family into an interesting mystery.
The mansion is partly restored and beautiful. Guest rooms in the mansion are GORGEOUS! Rooms in the carriage house are pretty and practical. Rooms are immaculately clean.
Dinner was Awesome - perfectly cooked chateaubriand! Breakfasts were so-so at best, but it's buffet style and I've never had a good buffet breakfast yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built as a wedding present in 1874, the Harry Packer Mansion now serves as a luxury inn within the Mauch Chunk Historic district of Jim Thorpe, PA, just 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and NYC.The Mansion was used by Disney as a model for the Haunted Mansion so it is only fitting that it is known for its award-winning Murder Mystery Weekends. Voted the best Murder Mystery weekend by the Book of Lists and recently the best on the East Coast by NPR. Come for the murder weekend, visit during the week for a quieter experience, stop by and enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda or take a tour through the mansion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harry Packer Mansion Hotel Jim Thorpe