|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This welcoming small 2 story house is circa 1853 and is where the coal miners lived. We have created a very comfortable, private, cozy and safe environment for our guests. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm for a great vacation. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones and look out over town through the beautiful scenery.
A Continental Breakfast is included in your stay and the house is well stocked with snacks, cereal and lots more.
The Van Pelt House is right in the heart of town but secluded and private. Steps away from shops, biking, hiking, rafting, restaurants and entertainment. This is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a family vacation.
Walk into the house and you are in the living room with a Flat-screen TV, Electric Fireplace, Air-conditioner and a brand new leather Queen Sleeper Sofa with a plush mattress. Continue on and you have a newly remodeled Fully Functional Kitchen with the attached Deck out back.. If you choose to go out to eat, restaurants are all walking distance from the house. No need to drive anywhere. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom with very comfortable Queen Mattress ,Ceiling fan and Air-conditioning, a Sitting Room with a new Futon and a Full Bath with Claw Foot Tub. We have also added WiFi.
The Van Pelt House is available for the weekend, week, month or for extended stays.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY SLEEPS A MAXIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE.
Linens and towels are supplied.
Bike and ski storage is available.
Keywords: Private & secluded Row House, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skiing, paint ball, fishing, hunting, Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Big Boulder, Lake Harmony, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Fall Foliage, Olde Time Christmas, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Penns Peak, Festivals, Glen Onoko Falls, Asa Packer Mansion, Harry Packer Mansion, Old Jail, Mauch Chunk Museum, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Weddings
We are originally from NJ but my husband's grandparents lived in Coaldale, PA which is about 20 minutes from Jim Thorpe. When we were going to retire we decided to look around this area and found this magnificent town of Jim Thorpe. We love the history, the architecture and the fact that there is so much to do in this small town. When we bought our house we decided to invest in other properties and that is how we acquired our rental property. We also liked the fact that the house is just above our home so we are not absentee landlords.
Helen Van Pelt purchased this house in 2005
You are staying right in the heart of downtown but in a quiet and secluded area. Steps away from Broadway where all the restaurants, shops and local attractions are located.
Staying at our house enables you to not have to drive anywhere. You can walk to everything in town including The Mauch Chunk Opera House, rafting, biking, hiking, restaurants and shops.
Spent a week here and it was just great. Convenient to all in town.
The house was clean and comfortable. Hosts went out of their way to make us comfortable.
My husband and I stayed here with our 9-month-old daughter. The location was ideal! The cozy rowhouse is on the street above Broadway, which is the main street in Jim Thorpe. This meant we were easily able to walk down to all the restaurants, shops, coffee houses, and the train. It was perfectly coveinent, especially with our young child.
The home itself is an old structure, but not in a bad way. The kitchen is updated and the bathroom is elegant (the claw foot tub was to die for - although the stopper was missing, but a washcloth worked fine). The only thing missing from the bathroom is a hamper, which would be a great addition since towels are graciously provided. The furniture is in great condition and is very comfortable.
Helen is a wonderful owner and left a delightful tray of goodies upon check in. She responds quickly to emails and is very helpful. We would definitely stay here again!
We love Jim Thorpe and all it has to offer. We come every year for the great food , hiking , rafting , and biking. I fished the river this year and caught some large small mouth bass! Thank you Helen for the oppirtunity to stay at your lovely home.
Christina & Mark
We stayed in the Van Pelt house for a few days while enjoying the adventures the area has to offer. The location is absolutely ideal. We were able to walk to the shops, restaurants and curios of downtown Jim Thorpe (and to the bicycle rental spots for a nice rail trail trip). Easy drive to white water rafting and great hiking sites like Glen Onoko. There is on-street parking (which is a big deal in the downtown area).
The house is nicely appointed. It is an old, quaint place and provided a perfect home base for our Jim Thorpe adventures. No complaints whatsoever. Recommended!
The Van Pelt's House is located on a quiet back street within walking distance to the shops in Jim Thorpe and attractions such as the Mauch Chunk Opera House and Asa Packer Mansion. This very clean, tastefully decorated home has both modern amenities and antiques such as a claw foot bathtub. Our host provided us with enough groceries and a delicious homemade cranberry bread to have our breakfast at the house. My husband and I enjoyed a very comfortable extended weekend.
My boyfriend and I just stayed here this past weekend for my birthday and we had a lovely time. It's a quick distance to the heart of Jim Thorpe but also very private as opposed to a b&b. Helen greeted us with goodies and showed us around so we knew where everything was. We would absolutely stay again and I've already recommended to friends and family.
Just one side note... There are TWO sets of stairs that appear to go down to town from the street. Make sure you take the second set. The first set had a very faded "keep out" sign that we originally missed (oops!) and it takes you to a dead end.
What a wonderful home! Great location, all the comforts of home and Helen is a true gem. She greeted us with breakfast foods and fabulous suggestions for entertainment during our stay! We made memories we shall never forget.
Mauch Chunk Opera House, Asa Packer Mansion, Harry Packer Mansion, #9 Mine Company, Butterfly Sanctuary, Jim Thorpe Memorial, Old Jail, Glen Onoko Falls, Whitewater Rafting and much more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$95|
|Cleaning||$50 + Tax|
The first floor of our house has been renovated. Newly painted, new leather sofa bed with plush mattress. It is a very warm and cozy space. If you have children under 12 please do not include them because VRBO will charge $25/child per night. When you write to me tell me you have children. Thanks
My policies are different than what VRBO is stating:
A 50 percent deposit is required for reservations of two nights or more. Full payment is due in advance for a one-night stay. Refunds in full are given 10 business days in advance of reservation. After that time, if we can re-book your room, we shall refund your payment for that portion which is covered by the new reservation minus a 10 percent service charge on the total bill.
Balance is due at check-in. You can pay by cash, Traveler’s Check, Visa, MasterCard . We’ll accept personal checks one month in advance of your stay.
A 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax and 3% Carbon County, PA Hotel Room Tax are additional.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.