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Nikki Mitchell

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Jim Thorpe is simply GORGEOUS in the Fall & weekends fill up fast. Book now!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A great place for your family retreat or a quiet getaway. Check out our reviews!

***Please refer to our listed rates and send an inquiry if interested. The Book Now feature on the website does not always provide accurate pricing.

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 opened it up to share with other vacationers. And we've received 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.

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  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nikki Mitchell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!
Feb 2014
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based on 40 traveler reviews

Jim Thorpe is simply GORGEOUS in the Fall & weekends fill up fast. Book now!
average rating of 4.925 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful inside, tranquil and peaceful outside

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was everything we expected and more for our mother daughters time away. Will recommend to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peaceful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples sharing this incredible home. Fantastic log cabin with high ceilings as pictured. Three well appointed bathrooms, large shaded front deck and brighter back deck with grill. Very clean. Kitchen is gorgeous. Lots of seating. We truly appreciate the all inclusive per night fee - cleaning, taxes, pool and beach badges all included. Even towels and linens are provided for your use. Thank you for a great place to stay. Pool and lake are a short drive away. Shady area outside the fenced in pool with picnic tables. Jim Thorpe is very scenic - train rides, shops, Lehigh canal park, Asa Packer mansion, rafting and more are all nearby! We will return! Thank you for making our first home rental experience so easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Sleeping Bear lodge and it was the perfect base for our white water rafting weekend- we wish we had more time! The cabin is beautifully decorated and very quiet. We stayed during a very hot weekend and while we didn't need AC, it was a nice surprise that each bedroom does have a window unit and ceiling fans. Highly recommend staying here- perfect for groups of friends and families.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Love staying in this cabin. Love the decor and the overall rustic feel with all the amenities. Would never stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful! Pool and lake were very fun. Recyclable bin to small. Had a great time and definitely want to rent again! Nicki was awesome! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
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  • 4 of 5

A true paradise in the forest. Everything is better than described.We had a great time at the house and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Roadies Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Jack Frost
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
PA Turnpike Northeast Extension 476
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Big Boulder
Nearest Beach
Bear Creek Lakes
Car: recommended

So close to so many attractions. Just a few of our favorites include: Hickory Run State Park just 15 minutes away and provides wonderful hiking opportunities for all skill levels and is home to Boulder Field - a must see natural landscape of boulders created by glaciers during the Ice Age.

Penn's Peak and The Mauch Chunk Opera House are great venues for art & entertainment. Plan to catch a concert or a show during your trip or head up to Roadies Restaurant & Bar at Penn's Peak for dinner and a drink.

For the golf enthusiast, Jack Frost National Golf Club is just a short drive away and offers over 200 acres of breathtaking views and a course for all skill levels to enjoy.

We are in the Poconos, so of course there are many places the winter sports lover will enjoy. One great location is Big Boulder, part of the Jack Frost Resort area, which offers skiing, snowboarding & snow tubing.

Whitewater rafting as well as paintball fields are minutes away for those who prefer a more extreme style of vacationing. Or if you are looking for a little less excitement on your relaxing getaway, shopping and lunch are a must do in downtown Jim Thorpe!

And there is just so much more...


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Jim Thorpe Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $350

Minimum 3 Nights for a Week Night Stay
Weekend Stays are Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
Additional nights added to a weekend stay are $175 per night.
Check in is 4pm. Check out is 11am.
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Jim Thorpe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft with Private Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft with Twin Bunk Beds
  • Bed sheets & towels provided as a courtesy to our valued guests.
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Minimum Age 25 Years. Check in is 3pm. Check out is 10:30am.

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