What to do while in Jim Thorpe

If its written in red, click on it, it’ll take you their website. a forewarming, its the off season and not everythng is open or running as often as we all amy like so best to always check with us or the venue directly.  And, we are always happy to make reservations for you.

First, check out the Jim Thorpe Tourism Assoc website, it is truly a great one!  The info center at the train station is well stocked with brochures, maps and Jane, be sure to stop in!

Its winter!  The place to play is BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT, skiing, snow boarding, tubing, they have it all!  and only about 15 miles from us!!!  And we have some great stay and play packages - SKI PACKAGES

What could be finer on your holiday than a relaxing bout of massage or body work!  Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness are the perfect folks to pamper you!  They offer a great slate of treatment!

Rave reviews already on the ‘BIKE TRAIN’, vintage trains will take you and your bike from the Jim Thorpe Station 25 miles up the Lehigh Gorge, drop you off and you can bike back at your leisure!  7/5/2016 - We finally made time to ride the train (sans bikes), just for a leisurely, lazy, afternoon jaunt and it was a fantatstic way to while away an afternoon.  The breeze of the open air car, the scenery, the light chatter of historical bits and trivia, all made it a most memorable experience!  One would be remiss to be in Jim Thorpe and miss this venture!  A link to the train schedulue is here.  Bonus………just a few steps from the Jim Thorpe Station is “Woods Famous Soft Serve Ice Cream”, a step back to one’s childhood, well if you are as old as I anyway.  Regardless, the perfect way to end the railway excursion!

The Mauch Chunk Museum is just a few doors down, a great insight into history of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe.

We love the Asa Packer Mansion!  A great tour peeking into a grand old home and lively stories of Asa Packer and his family.  And, immediatly following the Asa Packer, hightail it down to St. Mark’s Church and soak in the beauty that this church is.  Truly, one would never expect a treasure like this to be squirreled away in small town America.

Just a block or so away is The Old Mauch Chunk Opera House, a stellar season of music on deck and a great venue!!!  Just to sit amid the patina in this place is worth the price of admission.  Check ‘em out, reserve your tickets!  

Antiques on Broadway” quickly became a favorite haunt for Michael and I!  Ted has a great eye, two of them in fact, and has funneled a number of pieces in to the Parsonage collection!

Rainbow - 

White Water Rafting 


Eckley Miner’s Village is one of of our fav haunts, a great place full of history and lore, perfct for a walk around and feel for how folk’s lived…….in the day.

We get a lot of folks staying with us for concerts at Penn’s Peak, a great concert venue, check out their calendar and come on up for some fun.  And, there is Uber service if you don’t want to drive.

Bicycle Rental

Side Car Tours

Boat Rentals 

Ghost Walk

Wine Tour

These two below, we have not yet tried ourselves, if you do, please let us know your thoughts:

No. 9 Mine and Museum, The world's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine. - http://no9mine.tripod.com

The Old Jail Museum - http://www.theoldjailmuseum.com

EAT!!! -


Stone Row

Tony Stella

Dinner at Moya is FABULOUS!!! (RESERVE a table in advance to avoid disappointment!)  If you are extra lucky, Aaron will be your waiter!

Molly McGuires at the Hotel Switzerland is the real deal, a great old pub - food is good and beer is cold, the “look” is perfect, and the staff…..friendly, what more could one want!?!

The Hungarian Sauerkraut Burger at The Broadway Grill & Pub is Jeffri’s fav, although Michael assures that all the burgers are good!

The ice cream at Alice’s Cafe & Creamery is “to die for”!!!  I could have a big scoop of  “Shoo Fly Pie” every afternoon!  The Salted Caramel Pretzel ain’t too bad either!  Truthfully, everything the scoop is pure yum!

It would be hard to say which is the best at Antonio’s Pizzeria, the pizza or the hoagies, the stromboli or the calzone, or, or, or……!?!  You can eat in or have it delivered and picnic Italian style out back in our Gazebo.

We fell in love with "The Pickle Shop" on our very first visit to Jim Thorpe.  And again on our second visit.  And, and, and…..ever since!!!  A variety of pickles and jams made right in the shop as well as a slection of pottery and antiques.  By the way, the "dills" are the best!  Pop in and be sure to take a batch home, perfect “JT” gifts!!!

The Parsonage B&B ~ 61 West Broadway ~ Jim Thorpe, PA  18229

e:mail us at: innkeeper@theparsonagebandb.com  call us at: 570-325-4462

© Jeffri Coleman 2015