Destination guide

Take the perfect weekend getaway in Jim Thorpe

Finding one of the best Jim Thorpe, PA vacation rentals for your weekend getaway will give you the chance to enjoy a Victorian town in the beautiful Lehigh Gorge, where history, romantic scenery, and family friendly fun are all within reach. Enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown area. Find special treasures in the many unique shops. You can check out some great restaurants and pubs, and relax with your special someone at a wine-tasting. Taking a weekend getaway in Jim Thorpe is convenient if you live in the surrounding urban areas of Philadelphia, New York City, and Baltimore.

Things to do

Step into nature in Jim Thorpe

You can have outdoor adventures as you take your family on one of the many nature trails in Jim Thorpe. The Lehigh River runs through the town and you can embark on a whitewater rafting trip on the cresting rapids. Lehigh Gorge State Park is in the heart of Jim Thorpe. It offers family friendly fun like hiking or bicycling on the D&L Trailhead, boating, and fishing at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. If you enjoy getting deep into nature, you can explore the 20 miles of abandoned railroad that runs along the river in the Lehigh Gorge Trail.


Enhance your weekend getaway in Jim Thorpe

Downtown Jim Thorpe has so much to offer the weekend getaway traveler. The historic section of downtown is very walkable with historic sites all around you. Stroll down historic Race Street and enjoy the intriguing architecture of the old row homes. You can take a tour of Asa Packer Mansion and see the only working Model D Grand Welte Cottage Orchestrion organ in the United States. End your day of sightseeing by attending a live concert at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.


Embrace the seasons in Jim Thorpe

The best time to visit Jim Thorpe is in July if you’re a nature lover, since the average temperature is a warm 82 degrees. You can explore the natural landscape to your heart’s content in warm, sunny weather. Jim Thorpe vacation rentals give you the chance to spend time in a small Pennsylvania town that experiences the four seasons and has something for visitors to do throughout the entire year. From exciting summer activities to strolls in downtown during the spring to skiing in the winter—you’ll never be at a loss for something to do in this 4-season town.

Natural features

Make memories in Jim Thorpe

Staying in a Jim Thorpe vacation rental gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural landscapes of this town in the valley of the Pocono Mountains. The Gorge Trail spans 19 miles and you can see steep canyon walls, rushing waterfalls, and wildlife. You can have the opportunity of a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure on the Lehigh River. Enjoy family fun in Jim Thorpe at the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. Some companies offer 1½ to 2 hour walking tours where you can experience the varied landscape and take photos to capture your special memories forever.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Jim Thorpe

Fly into Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), the closest airport, located 23.5 mi (37.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Jim Thorpe?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 750 vacation rentals near Jim Thorpe. From 58 Cabins to 470 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jim Thorpe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Jim Thorpe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jim Thorpe:

  • Lake Harmony Estates: 199 vacation rentals
  • Locust Lake Village: 252 vacation rentals
  • Village at Camelback: 149 vacation rentals
  • Camelback Ski Area: 1,866 vacation rentals
  • Scotrun: 1,003 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Jim Thorpe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jim Thorpe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary: 1,493 vacation rentals
  • Mauch Chunk Museum: 748 vacation rentals
  • Jim Thorpe Memorial: 759 vacation rentals
  • Old Jail Museum: 739 vacation rentals
  • Mauch Chunk Opera House: 751 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jim Thorpe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Jim Thorpe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 58 Cabins in Jim Thorpe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jim Thorpe include:

  • Houses: 470 rentals available
  • Cottages: 58 rentals available
  • Chalets: 100 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jim Thorpe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 335 vacation rentals with pool available in Jim Thorpe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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