We stayed at the Inn so we could bike the beautiful 25 mile ride down the Lehigh Gorge. No longer spring chickens, we wanted a nice place to relax before and after. I was attracted initially to the Inn's New Orleans style balcony on the 2nd floor, and we were not disappointed! Had a nice glass of wine out there (we brought it)...you don't need to book a room with a private balcony, just use the public balcony. Back to bikes..there is a secure shed if you bring your own. If you book the shuttle through the hotel, the departure is right across the street (although the other isn't far either). The hotel is very convenient. Just park your car and don't move it, you'll lose your space - but you don't need it either.
We stayed in Room 210, an upgrade with a fridge. We wanted a fridge for drinks for our ride, and we ended up with leftovers from dinner in the Inn's restaurant, so it came in handy. At first the room seemed very dark, but when the lights were on it was fine and pretty large. Since the window wasn't in the sleeping area it was actually excellent for a good night's rest, very little light. Bring your book light, if you are readers like us.
Many people have activities on Saturday and Sunday mornings, such as the biking shuttle or kayaking or rafting down the Lehigh River, so the breakfast scene was crowded and people have to leave on time for their activity. Make sure you make a reservation. They give you a voucher for $7 per person, one for each day. You can't use both on the same day.
Despite a family reunion of 40 and another group of 17 in this small property, we didn't hear a thing at night or in the mornings. I'm still surprised about this.
There is a good homemade ice cream shop about 1-2 blocks away, Annie's, so pass by the others. Annies closes early though! 8:00 on Saturday night and Friday 6:00 PM. Most things do close early in this town, it's unusual that way. Take the Asa Packer Mansion tour while you are in Jim Thorpe, it's very interesting and explains the town. The church is also worth going into after the Mansion tour.
We had a really nice fun weekend in JT, there's not a ton of stuff to do but those we did are very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1849 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn at Jim Thorpe combines old world charm with modern conveniences in the heart of one of America's most picturesque and historic small towns. Steps to shops, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, train rides, river rafting, kayaking, and hiking/biking trails. Suites with whirlpools and fireplaces. Spa services, adventure packages, spa getaways, romantic couples escapes, midweek packages and show & stay packages. Popular restaurant and bar, the Broadway Grille, is right downstairs. ... more less
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