*Update for Summer 2018*--The Schoolhouse is now entirely private exclusively for VRBO guests! You'll have the place to yourself during your stay! Book now!
For those wanting to stay at The Schoolhouse but are looking for a cheaper nightly rate, please head to my Airbnb listing! Search Airbnb for "Vintage Schoolhouse Loft w/Private Entrance & Bath" and you should find the property. I also have a lot more reviews of The Schoolhouse on Airbnb.
*privacy is not guaranteed for those who book on Airbnb, hence the lower price!*
Recently renovated schoolhouse with lots of vintage charm! You'll be staying in a former large (24 x 30 ft) classroom. Come stay in a one of a kind local landmark. All are welcome! Great for families, couples, or singles looking for a unique experience. Easily accessible from Interstate 81 or Route 54. Very close to Jim Thorpe and many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, swimming, hunting and golfing.
The schoolhouse was built in the early 1900s. Grades 1 - 8 occupied the four classrooms, with two grades to each of the four classrooms. Many of the old architectural details remain, including the grand staircase, double door foyer entryway, and original millwork. The windows are over 90 inches tall, providing light to all the rooms throughout the day. This is a unique space -- don't miss your chance to experience such a wonderful rural retreat!
Your bedroom has a TV with Apple TV & Hulu. I provide a coffee maker, gas stove, microwave, and plenty of plates, utensils, etc. There is also an outdoor deck for lounging.
The Schoolhouse is two levels. The downstairs level is the guest area containing a single bedroom, the guest bathroom, and kitchen. The upstairs level is private. The guest room has one queen bed and two twin beds. The total area of the downstairs level is about 1,800 sq ft.
In the colder months (October-May), the kitchen is heated by a coal stove. This stove needs to be tended to once a day for about 10 minutes. If I am in the area, I take care of the stove. If I am away, my co-host will come through the second entrance and tend to the stove once a day. Please don't be alarmed!
Also, I am happy to give directions/recommendations and point out areas or attractions of interest!
Other things to note
I have a cat who lives in the schoolhouse. She is very curious but usually prefers to keep her distance from guests. She has food, water and a litter box upstairs so all of her needs are taken care of!
Usually AT&T cell service works well here, but other carriers may be spotty.
Although there is no air conditioning in the Schoolhouse, the high ceilings help keep the house temperature relatively cool in the summer. There are also two ceiling fans in the guest room to help circulate cool air.