Serenity Suite-- a stylish retreat, elegant accents with amazing lighting
About Dee Ford
I personally love this town for it's quiet atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and fresh, clean air. Spending time in nature with a walk in the woods gives me energy, and a sense of relaxation. I met my husband Mark, when he and his family owned and operated the Hotel Switzerland. We have been in the hospitality business for decades, and want to provide travelers with a warm welcome to our amazing town of Jim Thorpe.
Dee Ford purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Dee Ford chose Jim Thorpe
My career in retail led me to this old mercantile building, with it's lovely storefront. We have spent the last 10 years improving the building while still maintaining the historical aspects. I was in awe of the craftsmanship of the woodwork in the building. We hope that you enjoy your stay at this unique property on your next visit to Jim Thorpe.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our Serenity Suite at the Glen Onoko Guesthouse is elegantly reimagined as a private oasis for two w/ parking. Embracing a blend of the old and new, the result is an inventive and charming space, carefully curated to evoke a feeling of casual luxury. Our design forward property is the perfect destination for your next getaway.
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absolutely above and beyond what I expected !
My friend and I had a wonderful stay, as soon as you walk in you can tell how much attention to detail the owners have. Everything is catered to the guest - Netflix, speakers with Pandora connection, & if you feel like you have forgotten any toiletries or something as simple "Pam" - no need to worry it definitely is conveniently located somewhere within the rooms. It was so relaxing coming back from a fun day of activities to such a comfortable spot. The parking and location couldn't have been more convenient for walking into town. The surrounding neighborhood is quiet and enjoyable to explore. Owners are super helpful, understanding, and have excellent hospitality skills! I had such a great time and I look forward to another stay in the future! Thank you so much Dee!
Thank you so much for the excellent review!!! You were the perfect guests, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
Beautiful rental; owned and operated with love and care!
All the little details and conveniences made this rental extra special. The decorating was beautiful as well!
The owners are super helpful and nice.
What an awesome place; clean, nicely decorated, warm, great kitchen and appliances, and very well stocked. Extremely comfortable bed, great sound system. Definitely one of our all-time favorites. Is a walk to get to town, but that did not take away from our stay. Thoroughly enjoyed, and wished we could have stayed longer.
Immaculate and tastefully appointed
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a nice retreat before the holiday and this was the perfect getaway. Extremely comfortable and inviting, the ambiance was romantic with the large wooden archeay taking center stage. Plush linens provided a luxurious comfort. We chose to bring our own food and cook our meals in the suite. Everything we needed was available and of quality. Dee kept in touch to make sure our every need was provided. I highly recommend this guesthouse for a nice stay at a reasonable price.
We had a great weekend getaway and stay in this apartment.
The place was quaint and cozy. It had just about everything you would need. It was convenient to everything without being directly in the town. We only had a few small suggestions....there was no hot water in the bathroom sinks, no tv channels only netflix. We had to put the toaster on the floor to plug in to an outlet. But these were not major things and did not spoil our trip. We had a great time.
I am so happy to hear that you had a great weekend in our getaway! The outlet for the toaster is directly in the line with the light switch. No need to place the toaster on the floor! I will put a colored dot on the outlet plate so guests can see the outlet as it may blend in with the white walls. You may have to run the water just a bit to the sink. And yes, we have Netflix and Pandora radio! Thanks for staying at our Guesthouse!
Quaint-Much like Jim Thorpe PA!
my husband and I stayed at Glen Onoko as we were in Jim Thorpe for a wedding. Upon arrival late on Friday night, we were pleasantly surprised to find the entrance and apartment lit and welcoming after a long drive. Dee left excellent recommendations for places to eat and attractions to see while at Jim Thorpe. We had meant to stop and get a few food items to have on hand as we had to head to Wilkes Barre early the next morning but forgot. We were so thrilled to see Dee had left bagels, cream cheese, water, coffee, creamer. It allowed us to have a leisurely morning without running out for breakfast.
The apartment was so quaint and comfortable. The absolutely loved the vintage doors leading from the kitchen into the bedroom area. It provided everything we needed for our weekend get away! We were 3/4 of a mile away from downtown Jim Thorpe and only 7 miles from the wedding reception venue. Fellow wedding goers found their Homeaway accommodations disappointing, we could not have been happier.
We will definitely recommend this rental to friends visiting the Jim Thorpe area. On Sunday morning, we went into town for the Fall Foliage Festival, although the leaves were not brilliant this year, it did nothing to dampen our visit. Jim Thorpe is a beautiful historic town with amazing pubs and eateries. We took the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad tour and walked the streets looking at fun and unique shops. We hope to bring our adult children back with us to Jim Thorpe for white water rafting and camping at some point.
Overall, my husband and I were extremely happy with our stay at Glen Oroko. Thank you Dee for opening this place to us and taking the steps to make our stay extra special!
Don and Laurie Friends
The Serenity Suite is an excellent base for exploring some of the town's top attractions including the Asa Packer Mansion, Race Street, St. Marks Episcopal Church and the Old Jail. The Serenity Suite is 0.1 mile to Jim Thorpe Center at the Scenic Railway.
You will enjoy the close proximity to the Lehigh Gorge State Park with the Glen Onoko Falls Trail. Head out to Mauch Chunk Lake Park ( just 3 miles west of the downtown) and rent a kayak, paddle board or small motor boat.
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 property and offers Sunday brunch. Walk next door to the town's only full service Salon and Spa or walk to Tommy's Steak and Subs for a build your own 6 pack of craft beer. East Mauch Chunk Eatery is blocks away for breakfast and is where the locals go. Bob's Restaurant and Deli is 2 blocks East of the rental. A thrift store is across the street at the church. We have a great grocery store, a wine and spirits store, pharmacy, Annie's Ice Cream and the Yoga studio are located nearby.
Points of interest: Historic Jim Thorpe, Penn's Peak Concert Venue, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Pocono Whitewater and Skirmish, Jim Thorpe River Adventures, Whitewater Rafting Adventures, Lehigh Gorge Bike Trails, Glen Onoko Falls, Beltsville State Park, Hickory Run State Park Hawk Falls, Mauch Chunk Lake.