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Glen Onoko Guesthouse ~ In Historical 1870's Townhouse ~ with on site Parking!

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


About the property

Sunny, Spacious, Central, Historic 19th Century Townhouse

Our Guesthouse is part of Jim Thorpe's history - housed above an old soda fountain store that dates to 1874, our historic home allows guests to enjoy the old world charm that continues to define Jim Thorpe. The building renovations have retained late- 19th- century design details, and gives guests the opportunity to admire architectural history with the original storefront and display windows still intact.

Many homes, especially historic ones such as this one, feature millwork and carved wood throughout. Built in 1874, this historic home became known as the Mrs. Annie Martz building, who resided and had an ice cream soda shop here. Over the years, the building has served in a variety of uses. The living room features an impossible to miss carved wood pillars and the original staircase. The clean, updated kitchen with ceramic sink is fully equipped with coffee, tea, sugar, spices, creamer, foil, plastic wrap, baggies, cooking oil and spray.

The home features three bedrooms that are dressed with designer sheets, comforters and quilts. The bedroom on the second floor has a King bed. The third floor front bedroom has a Queen upholstered bed with 3 sunshine - filled windows. The third floor back bedroom has a Queen upholstered bed with a mountain view. The nearby bathroom has a cast iron tub/shower along with a generous amount of towels. There is a dressing room for stowing luggage. There is a fold down futon located in an alcove. A half bath with pedestal sink is on the second floor.

Guests have exclusive access to the two floors of the Townhouse just as the shopkeepers did, who lived above the business. The home spans three stories with the first floor featuring a laundry room for your use. You may also access the private courtyard with shrubbery border and use of the BBQ grill. The entrance is at the back of the building and on-site parking that makes unpacking easy.

Located in the middle of town, the Glen Onoko Guesthouse is named for the famous Glen Onoko Falls Trail, known for amazing hiking featuring multiple waterfalls, and biking activities at the Glen Onoko Access of Lehigh Gorge State Park. Our home is an excellent base for exploring some of the town's top attractions and is a wonderful family getaway with the grocery store, pizza shops, ice cream, breakfast eateries, Salon and Spa nearby.

If you are looking for some more space, check out the ground floor studio in the same building. Also, you can inquire in a personal note to rent the entire building with 600 square foot of cafe space for private events.

Please see the listing * New * Perfect Retreat -- Dream Lodging for your weekend getaway

More Details

Dee Ford
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Dee Ford

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 2008

Why Dee Ford chose Jim Thorpe

My career in retail led us to this one of a kind charming building, with a lovely storefront with double display windows. The storefronts of commercial buildings are often substantially altered even when other architectural elements remain intact. Such alterations can adversely affect a historic building's architectural and historic character.

What I saw here was this beautiful, peaceful nature, culture, solitude and a deep historical story. It's like no where else.

What makes this townhome unique

Finding charm in the numerous architectural flourishes of this home is the special quality that sold us on this property. I love living in vintage homes that speak of history.

Unique in style, we have spent the last 10 years improving the building with our heart and soul while still maintaining the architectural integrity. Over its 144 year history, there have been triumphs and tragedies within its walls.

We offer off street parking, which is a real positive in Jim Thorpe. We hope you enjoy your stay at our Guesthouse!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you would like to host a special event, please discuss what you would like to have.
  • No smoking inside: however, outside is acceptable.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , cast iron tub
    Half bath - toilet , Kohler pedestal sink
  • There is a bathroom on each of the two floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brass bed, designer sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , I-Series mattress,upholstered bed, Roman Shades, sunny
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , nearby bathroom, mountain view
    Additional sleeping area in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa (double) located in the living room
    Additional sleeping area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold down futon (twin) located in an alcove on 3rd floor
  • Each room comes with an overhead ceiling fan to keep you cool. There is a dressing room with an armoire filled with extra sheets, bath towels and beach towels. An inflatable mattress is also available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • 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
Once reaching the guesthouse, please go to the back of the building to park and unload in our private parking lot. Be sure to look for the long driveway in which to park as pictured. If you are interested in services at the next door Salon and Spa, please message me for more details.


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Glen Onoko Guesthouse ~ In Historical 1870's Townhouse ~ with on site Parking!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we hoped for. Dee is a terrific host and personally helped us settle in and was most helpful with area information. She provides everything you might need except for food (of course). Really clean and well equipped. Was perfect for our party of 7 (four adults, two teenagers and one 10 year old). If we vacation in that area in the future we would definable look to stay there again.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 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: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 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: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 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: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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, Trattoria 903, Macaluso's
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Blue Mountain Ski Resort, proud lodging partner!!!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mauch Chunk Lake
Car: necessary

Situated in a central location, this Guesthouse is an excellent base for exploring some of the town's top attractions including the Asa Packer Mansion, St Mark's Episcopal Church, the Old Jail, and the Scenic Railway. The Guesthouse is located 3/4 mile from the Scenic Train Station.

You will enjoy the close proximity to the Lehigh Gorge State Park, hike the Glen Onoko Falls Trail. Hickory Run State Park, Boulder Field, Hawk Falls Trail for outdoor adventure. Pedal the 25 miles of the D & L Trail along the Lehigh River. Head out to Mauch Chunk Lake Park ( just 3 miles west of the downtown) and rent a kayak, paddle board or small motor boat. Close to several whitewater rafting providers.

Eclectic shops, museums, the Mauch Chunk Opera House and Penn's Peak are all within minutes from the property. The area has an array of restaurants, a vinyl record store, bars and bike shops. Union Public House, the local dive bar, is close to the rental and offers Sunday brunch. Walk next door to the Salon and Spa for a manicure or massage. Walk two blocks to Tommy's Steaks and Subs - where the locals go. East Mauch Chunk Eatery is perfect for breakfast and is blocks away. We have a great grocery store, a wine and spirits store, pharmacy, Annie's Ice Cream, and a Yoga studio that are located nearby. Visit the Jim Thorpe Memorial, burial site of the town's namesake.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$112.23
Refundable Damage Deposit C$264.08

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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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