Jim Thorpe Cabin Rental Photos and Description
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Imagine leaving the hustle and bustle behind as you drive up to this lovely log home nestled in a private wooded setting. You feel the stress just melt away. It is a kind of rustic luxury that only exists in a true mountain retreat.
As you step through the front door you will experience lodge style architecture from the log walls and open living area to the cat walk that joins two loft bedrooms. There are four total bedrooms and three full baths including a large master suite that offers privacy and convenience. Grab a sweater and take your morning coffee out onto the large long front porch. Chances are you'll spot a deer or three and the fresh air will infuse your spirit and get you ready for the day.
While visiting, our guests have to concern themselves with only one thing: how to spend their time…
After much deliberation, we have chosen the name for our cabin… We would like to welcome you to our “Sleeping Bear Lodge.” We have been so inspired by the rich history of the Jim Thorpe region, from the Delaware Indians to the coal mining boom to the tale behind the current name of the town. And there is one story that really stood out for us…
In our quest for area information, we discovered that the town of Jim Thorpe was, until the mid-1950s, known as Mauch Chunk (pronounced “mock” Chunk). The name is derived from “bear mountain” in the language used by the Lenape people and it is in reference to a nearby mountain on the Lehigh River which they believed resembled a sleeping bear. We found out that the mountain itself is in fact called Bear Mountain. We just love the rich Native American history of the area and the romantic origin of Mauch Chunck. So we thought “Sleeping Bear Lodge” a fitting name. We hope that it inspires you to visit and discover more of the area's wonderful history first hand.
After almost a year of working on our cabin, we are happy to be sharing it with other vacationers. And we're getting great feedback! With it’s custom details, warm furnishings and loads of character and charm, we have tried to create the perfect vacation atmosphere for our guests to enjoy.
In the Spring and Summer, it’s just a short walk to the pool or to the lake for fishing and swimming, and our area is a perfect spot for riding bicycles. If you would like to enjoy longer hikes and scenic rides along the Lehigh Valley Gorge, head into quaint and historic downtown Jim Thorpe (sometimes called the Switzerland of America and just 10 minutes down the mountain). Here you will find charming boutiques, fabulous eateries, live music at the pubs and so much more. While you’re visiting make plans to take a historic train ride through some of the most beautiful scenery around. In addition to downtown, you will be close to top golfing and rafting destinations as well as music venues, vineyards, horseback riding and the Pocono Raceway.
Of course Winter activities abound in the area and many top skiing destinations are just a short drive from the cabin. Or put on your snowshoes and head out the front door. Whatever your interests, you will be delighted in what the Pocono region offers.
Whenever we tell people we have a vacation home here, their response is always “I just love Jim Thorpe!' We really believe you will too.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Steve & Marg,
We came from Lancaster, PA for a weekend away and really enjoyed the Sleeping Bear. We had a good bit of snow but still made it into town for Winterfest 2014!
Your place is beautiful! We most enjoyed the wood stove, the master bedroom suite, the catwalk and all of the hidden detail in your decorating.
Thank you for welcoming us into your home!