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Glen Onoko Guesthouse, near the Lehigh Gorge State Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Escape from the ordinary in our circa 1872 Townhouse, close to white water rafti

Experience history with a stay in the Glen Onoko Guesthouse, built in the boom year of 1870 when coal was king and tourism so impressive, Mauch Chunk (our town name before we became Jim Thorpe) was second only to to Niagara Falls!

Original polished wood pillars, wood staircase, and old world woodwork remain from the time period when craftsmanship was an important trade, when Asa Packer was one of the wealthiest men in America, and Mauch Chunk a haven for the region's rich and powerful!

This Victorian style home has retained many unique characteristics including the original facade of a mercantile storefront that was the town's first ice cream shop.

The townhouse features spacious living areas on two floors, in which guests can cook on- site in a modern kitchen with stainless appliances, ice maker... all the conveniences you expect. We even provide coffee, creamer, spices, sugar as an extra convenience, for your stay in your 'Home Away From Home"

Modern updates include a guestroom refresh that's now complete with a new swoon worthy upholstered bed, a brand new I- series mattress, table lamps, wall art and window treatments.A new king bed has been added, with new bedding, ready to pamper our guests in style. A third, cozy bedroom is located next to the full bath.

Amenities include: off street parking, 18,000 btu a/c, a private courtyard, patio tables and umbrellas, large deck and BBQ grill. The entryway door features a keyless entry system. The cafe in the building is open only for special events.

You will find just about everything you need on the same street you are staying on - gas station, bank, wine and spirit store, pharmacy, Urgent Care, ice cream, pizza shops, deli, and the Jim Thorpe Memorial. The grocery store is a few blocks away.

More Details

Dee Ford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Dee Ford

My career in retail led me to this charming building, with a lovely storefront with double display windows. I met my husband Mark, in Jim Thorpe, when he and his family owned and operated The Hotel Switzerland. We have been in the hospitality business for decades and are very knowledgeable about the area.

I am also a certified master gardener, with many hours of volunteer work in the community. I personally love the town for its quiet atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and fresh, clean air. Spending time in nature with walks in the woods gives me more energy, and a sense of relaxation.

Dee Ford purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Dee Ford chose Poconos

My husband Mark bought this building in 2005, and have spent the last 10 years renovating to high standards.

The commercial space has been a bakery, a floral shop, a gift shop and green grocer!

A boutique hotel, the guesthouse offers a choice of two different types of accommodations - the two floors of the townhouse, or the newly designed Glen Onoko Getaway for two!

We hope that you will appreciate our space, and plan to stay with us on your next trip to Jim Thorpe!

What makes this townhome unique

Our vacation rental is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with its close location to the entrance of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Pedal the 25 miles of the D & L trail along the Lehigh River, or hike the Glen Onoko Falls Trail. Plan a whitewater rafting expedition, timed to the areas dam releases. Spend a day at Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls Trail. Our townhouse offers a perfect location for you and your family to experience the adventure, nature, dining and shopping in Jim Thorpe.

Located just over the bridge from the historic district, near the whitewater rafting center, close enough to be in the thick of things, without the downtown noise or hassle of downtown parking.


Jim Thorpe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half bath - toilet , Kohler pedestal sink included
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , cast iron tub
  • There is a bathroom on each of the two floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , brand new brass bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , newly renovated with i-series mattress, lamps, window treatm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private, next to the full bathroom
  • Each room comes with an overhead ceiling fan to keep you cool. There is a walk in closet with an armoire filled with extra sheets, bath towels and beach towels. An extra, inflatable mattress is also available.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Storage room for bicycles, skis, snowboards, kayak and additional equipment is available as well.


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Glen Onoko Guesthouse, near the Lehigh Gorge State Park
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

The house was amazing and a perfect place for our family to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. The owners met us at the house when we arrived and showed us around. Very welcoming. Pancake mix and syrup, cereal, and water were stocked for our use. It was the perfect location, as we were close to all of the places we visited and things we did. Plenty of room for watching movies on a rainy evening, too. We would definitely choose to stay here again should we travel that direction again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable clean home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, hosts very helpful with tips on where to eat, things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming and well cared for

  • 5 of 5

Dee really went out of her way to be accommodating and helpful. She even had coffee and tea and milk , etc in the kitchen. Very welcoming. The house is cozy and very pleasant. Jim Thorpe is a pleasant surprise. Great base to explore the great outdoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Camp On North was absolutely perfect for our family. We each could have our own bedroom (which meant, I finally was able to get some much needed sleep on a vacation for a change instead of being up all night from snoring) and I actually slept in an extremely comfortable bed instead of a bathtub! Everything was so clean and there really was no need to bring anything except ourselves. Dee and Mark Ford (the owners) were so nice! They spent time showing us around, talking with us, supplied doughnuts and items to make pancakes for breakfast, and had plenty of brochures on things to do in the area and places to eat in the area (everywhere they suggested was terrific). I am ready to go back! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, cozy and very clean place. The house has everything what you need, just bring yourself there. The location is very convenient to everything: kayaking, restaurants, hiking.I want to thank these amazing home owners for making our stay unforgettable and stressed free.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Clean, Comfortable Charming and Quiet Townhouse Close to Many Attractions

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camp on North. The charming three bedroom home was perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults, an 18-yr old daughter and 15-yr old son). It was just as advertised: comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, storage area for our bikes, access to washer/dryer. The Fords even provided pancake supplies and coffee.

Dee and Mark take great pride in their property. It is very clean and well maintained. We felt very welcome. There was a drawer full of literature for restaurants and activities. They gave us great advice on where to go and how to get to the area attractions.

I would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family.

We particularly enjoyed that it was close enough to downtown to walk but not in the thick of things. We toured the Jail, Packer Mansion and explored the shops in Jim Thorpe. We hiked Glen Onoko Falls and the switch-back trail to the top of Mt. Pisgah. We kayaked on Mauch Chunck Lake. We biked the rail trail at Lehigh Gorge from Glen Onoko to Rockport and back. We also checked out the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. If we had more time, we would have done more!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Lehigh Valley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Union Public House - Sunday Brunch 11-3 mimosas...
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahoning Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Molly Maquires Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Blue Mountain Ski Resort, proud lodging partner!!!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mauch Chunk Lake
Car: necessary

Our Townhouse in scenic Jim Thorpe is a year - round vacation rental. Exciting nearby attractions include the Lehigh Gorge State Park, D & L Bike Trail, Penn's Peak, scenic train rides, downtown Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls, Beltsville Lake and State Park, whitewater rafting providers, paintball fields, ski resorts, concert venues, wine tasting, restaurants, small businesses, and a close proximity to grocery and State stores.

Our romantic, Victorian town is located in the Lehigh Gorge and offers visitors everything - from an adventurous experience exploring the Pocono Mountains to a quiet weekend away enjoying live entertainment and strolls through the downtown historic district.

See the website for information on parking, dining, attractions, shopping, and our town's history.


Rates & Availability

Jim Thorpe Townhome Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed via deposit.

We have a property manager on call should you need anything.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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