Inn at Jim Thorpe
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The town is nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” for its charming mountain setting
- Victorian hotel surrounded by historic district’s landmarks and museums
- Some upgraded rooms include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs
- Famous past guests include Thomas Edison and President Ulysses S. Grant
The Victorian-esque town of Jim Thorpe earns the nickname “Switzerland of America” for its charming architecture and picturesque setting in the Pocono Mountains. The town’s namesake inn welcomes visitors to the historic district, just steps from boutiques, restaurants and pubs housed in 19th century stone buildings.
Inn at Jim Thorpe features a distinctive bi-level, cast-iron balcony overlooking West Broadway and features 45 rooms. Its antique furnishings are balanced out by modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers in each guest room. Accommodations offer the choice of one queen or king bed or two queens while some upgraded suites include extras like whirlpool tubs, refrigerators, microwaves and fireplaces. All guests can book in-room spa treatments and the property’s Broadway Grille & Pub is open for three meals a day.
Built in 1849, the hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosted President Ulysses S. Grant and Thomas Edison. The hotel is around the corner from the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, one of the town’s eight National Historic Landmarks, and the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, a scenic 16-mile railroad trail through the mountains. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from nearby ski parks.