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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

All the Charm of a circa-1872 Townhouse --Warm and inviting with a spacious LR

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 charming circa - 1872 Victorian- style townhouse has retained many unique characteristics including the original storefront that also houses a cafe. 3+ Minutes to Downtown and Train Station, a fantastic location nestled perfectly between the Lehigh Gorge State Park and historic district.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities and includes a BBQ propane grill for memorable meals. Enjoy your stay with coffee, tea, spices and sugar.

Sleeping arrangements include a guestroom refresh with a Queen upholstered bed, a new I- series mattress, table lamps, wall art and window treatments. A second bedroom features a King bed, with new linens. A third, Queen bedroom is located next to the full bath. The half bath (powder room) is located on the first floor and the full bath is located on the second floor.

The Townhouse comes with on -site parking, a quiet, secluded 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 venue events.

You will find just about everything you need on the same street you are staying on - gas station, bank, banquet hall, wine and spirit store, pharmacy, Urgent Care, ice cream, pizza shops, deli, and the Jim Thorpe Memorial and very close to all attractions.

We are pleased to be a lodging partner with Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Please inquire about the Best All Day discount weekend ski pass.

More Details

Dee Ford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 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
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , newly renovated with i-series mattress, lamps, window treatm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private, next to the full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , new brass bed
  • 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 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Tidy, well stocked townhouse

  • 5 of 5

We went to Jim Thorpe to bike and enjoy the fall foliage with another couple. Glen Onoko Guesthouse was thoughtfully and well furnished. The owners have thought of every detail for a comfortable stay. Dee and Mark, the owners were there to meet us and gave us a very helpful and thorough introduction to the house and area. When I booked GO I didn't realize how the town is laid out on two sides of the Lehigh River and the Guesthouse is not convenient to the historic area of Jim Thorpe where most of the restaurants and shops are.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We came to celebrate and enjoyed and clean and comfortable home, decorated so cute. The owners were so helpful and we had a wonderful weekend. Enjoying hikes, walks through the quaint little town, and the picturesque views.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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Lovely house, well managed by owners

  • 4 of 5

Spent 3 nights over labor weekend in Jim Thorpe and stayed at the guest house. The property has great facilities, lovely spacious rooms, and is clean and well maintained. Dee and Mark are incredibly helpful, and turned up to run us through the house and the local amenities in good detail, really helpful for first time visitors to the area. The house is well stocked, and Dee and Mark very kindly provided essentials like coffee, OJ, and pancake mix! House was well located for our white water rafting center, and close to Glen Onoko State park, Penn's Peak, and many other local places of interest.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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Kalahari Water park, Pocono Manor, PA
Jim Thorpe River Adventures
"Challenge yourself with a whitewater rafting trip down the Lehigh River"
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
"Ride through the scenic Lehigh Gorge "
Beltzville State Park
"Swim, Hike, explore the many trails around the lake. Bring your boat and jet ski!"
Penn's Peak
"visit Penn's Peak for the awesome view of the area"
Blue Mountain Ski Area
Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse
Asa Packer Mansion Museum, The
Lehigh Gorge State Park
"Just a 5 minute ride from our doorstep"
Trattoria 903 LLC
"The best Italian food, where the locals dine!"
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.

A must do activity is the Fall Foliage Bike Ride downhill on the scenic and historical D&L Trail. Come ride the D & L Trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park at the most beautiful time of the year. This 25 mile day trip follows the scenic Lehigh River from White Haven to Jim Thorpe following the path of the Old Upper Grand Lehigh Canal and Lehigh Valley Railroad.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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