Jim Thorpe. Truly a Christmas Wonderland

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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Located in the lovely private community of Bear Creek Lakes, this charming ranch home invites you to a peaceful getaway in the magnificent Pocono mountains, while also providing you with access to many local attractions if you’re also seeking an active holiday.

This beautiful home, surrounded by trees, was purchased in 2010. It has that fresh feeling that comes from recent construction and the loving care of its owner. A little piece of heaven.

Sitting quietly in the woods, Bear Creek Lakes is a charming community replete with amazing amenities. You’ll have access to a 160 acre lake with three miles of shoreline and two beaches (lifeguards provided during summer months). The lake is perfect for fishing, sailing, boating (rowboats and 5hp trolling boats), and swimming. You can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing. There is a heated Olympic size swimming pool and a wading pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, bocce court, regulation softball field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, picnic areas and playground. Access to all of these amenities is complimentary with your stay, and most are within walking distance of this property (including the south beach, the pool, tennis/basketball/vollyball courts, picnic area, and the playground).

This is truly a year-round destination. A large binder is located in the property, giving you brochures and contact information for the many local establishments.

120 miles from Newark, NJ airport
36 miles from the Allentown/ airport
103 miles from the Philadelphia, PA airport
8.5 miles from the Mahoning Valley Turnpike Exchange
5 miles from the historic town of Jim Thorpe

Features: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with gas fireplace, kitchen and dining area, front sitting area, screened in porch off back of house, spacious backyard with privacy, oversized car garage with plenty of space to store your bikes, kayaks and the like.

Detailed Layout:

Kitchen: Standard appliances including Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffee Maker, and all needed flatware, pots/pans, and utensils provided. Dining area seats six with room for additional one person at kitchen counter. Additional table/seating in screened in porch. Very well-stocked kitchen.

Living Room: Vaulted ceiling, skylight, TV, electric fireplace, comfortable couch, loveseat and comfy chair. Extensive book collection for your enjoyment. Large washer/dryer in closet off living room.

Master Bedroom: Queen bed, private bathroom, large dresser, nightstand, spacious closet, two windows looking out on backyard.

Bedroom Two: Queen bed, large dresser, nightstand, standard closet, beautiful large window.

Bedroom Three: Full bed, large dresser, nightstand, large closet space, window.

Additional Amenities:
Propane grill
Oversized car garage/lots of storage space
Screened in porch
Backyard is popular visiting location for deer

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    dresser/nightstand-private bath-walk-in closets,2windows...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    dresser/nightstand-closet-large arched window...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    dresser/nighstand-large closet-window...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms



  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Extra seating: stool at kitchen counter and table with chairs in screened-in porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Garage:

    over-sized car garage with extra storage space for your bikes, kayaks and the like...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking off street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    screened-in porch off back of house (lots of privacy) and covered front porch with two wicker chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    both front and back of house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    heated, olympic size with additional 'kiddie' pool...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $190
Fri, Sat
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$190 $215
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Hospitality Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 9%


Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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Historic Town of Jim Thorpe (5 miles): Shop at the unique vintage shops. Visit the numerous art galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine at Big Creek Vineyard. Visit the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Asa Packer Mansion, and St. Mark’s Church with its beautiful Tiffany windows. Take a 25 mile train ride through the stunning mountains or take a historic ride into the coal mines. Enjoy amazing outdoor activities, including hiking and mountain biking, or relax in the lakes and parks that surround the town. Partake in the fine eating establishments and entertainment. So much to do!

Skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports: Big Boulder (12 miles), Camelback (32 miles), and Jack Frost Ski Areas (20 miles)

Fishing: Many fishing area nearby. PA fishing license may be required.

Hiking and biking: several state parks including Hickory Run State Park (15 miles), Beltzville Lake (7 miles), and the Frances E. Walter Dam (24 miles)

Golf: great 18 and 36 hole golf courses, including the Jack Frost National (19 miles), Hideaway Hills (14 miles), Mahoning Valley Country Club, Edgewood in the Pines (37 miles), Blue Ridge Trail (39 miles) and Sand Springs (33 miles)

Racetrack: Pocono Raceway-NASCAR, the Tricky Triangle (14 miles)-- Party in the Poconos 400 Weekend

Whitewater rafting and squirmish paintball: Pocono Whitewater Rafting (2 miles)

Shopping: small boutiques and antique shops, well-known brand name stores in outlets and malls, historic town of Jim Thorpe (5 miles), Mt. Pocono Shopping Center, Pocono Peddlers Village, The Crossings at Tannersville (30 miles) and the VF Outlet Center (60 miles)

Arts and music: many art galleries and performance venues, including the Pennsylvania Crafts Gallery, Scranton Cultural Center, Pocono Playhouse and Penn’s Peak (3 miles), to name a few

Pubs and restaurants: many establishments offering a variety of cuisine and daytime/evening entertainment


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 47 year old school administrator who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and travels east to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends. My Dad, George, manages the property for me. He and my brother both live in the Bear Creek Lake development.

Why the Owner Chose Jim Thorpe, PA, USA:
It’s a great vacation spot, and it’s where I grew up. My father and brother live in the development, and will be available during your stay if you have any immediate needs.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Close to Northeast Extension and historic Jim Thorpe. Walking distance to the best amenities in the development (pool, south beach, tennis/basketball courts etc). Screened in back porch. Oversized car garage with plenty of room for bikes or kyacs. Deer often seen in the backyard!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • The Ranch

    The Ranch

  • the kitchen

    the kitchen

  • the master bedroom

    the master bedroom

  • guest room #1

    guest room #1

  • screened in porch off back of house

    screened in porch off back of house

  • Bear Creek Lake

    Bear Creek Lake

  • Pocono Whitewater Adventures

    Pocono Whitewater Adventures

  • Bushkill Falls

    Bushkill Falls

  • Biking at Lehigh Gorge Park

    Biking at Lehigh Gorge Park

  • Crystal Cave

    Crystal Cave

  • Big Boulder Ski Area

    Big Boulder Ski Area

  • the ranch

    the ranch

  • the living room

    the living room

  • the dining area

    the dining area

  • guest room #1

    guest room #1

  • guest room #2

    guest room #2

  • deer in backyard

    deer in backyard

  • Historic Town of Jim Thorpe, Fall

    Historic Town of Jim Thorpe, Fall

  • Glen Onoko Falls Hiking Trail

    Glen Onoko Falls Hiking Trail

  • Hickory Run State Park, Hawk Falls and Trail

    Hickory Run State Park, Hawk Falls and Trail

  • Penn's Peak Entertainment Venue

    Penn's Peak Entertainment Venue

  • Jim Thorpe Train Station

    Jim Thorpe Train Station

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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