To Do

david cassidy spring 022Imagine a getaway with European charm, outdoor adventure, art galleries, fine restaurants, live entertainment, shops, pubs and wine tasting.

Imagine that you can get there in less than 90 minutes from Philadelphia, two hours from New York and 35 minutes from the Lehigh Valley – a one-tank trip.

No need to imagine, it’s all here in Jim Thorpe, the gateway to the Pocono Mountains.

Jim Thorpe has just what you’re looking for:

It’s no wonder Philadelphia Magazine awarded Jim Thorpe with its 2012 Best of Philly: Best Romantic Getaway honors.

Romantic Race StreetTake a carriage ride or stroll hand-in-hand, enjoy the historic district’s shops and galleries, a delicious dinner at one of Jim Thorpe’s fine restaurants or a great show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Our guests get a discount!

The Times House Bed & Breakfast, on the most romantic street in the Pocono’s is the perfect place to stay and enjoy romance B&B style. Ask about our Romance Package.

Outdoor Adventure

gorge-hike-338-x-403Hike or bike the scenic trails. We’ve got bike storage so bring your bike or rent one down the street at Blue Mountain Sports. Ask about our Bike Packages.

If you prefer horsepower to pedal power, hit the trail at Apollo Farms for horseback riding. Check out our Horseback Riding Packages.

There’s nothing like a day of whitewater rafting along the Lehigh River with Pocono Whitewater.

Tour Jim Thorpe

Take in the beauty of the Lehigh Gorge with a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, which runs May through December. Check out their Bike Train, Steam Train, Pennsylvania Dutch Treat Train, Fall Foliage and Train Ride with Santa excursions.

Asa Packer Mansion

The Old Jail Museum

St. Mark Rose Window   Right next door to the Times House is the incredible gothic St. Mark’s Church. On the National Historic Register,  tours are available to see the original Tiffany windows, an original Otis Elevator, and the stone rerodas, which  is    a copy of the one at St. George’s chapel in Windsor, England. The picture to the left shows the setting sun streaming through the Rose window onto the altar. For more information, click here.


Live Entertainment


You can always count on the Mauch Chunk Opera House , just a short stroll from the Times House, for a great show in a gem of a venue at a reasonable price.

Our guests receive a discount!

Just a short drive from the historic district, Penn’s Peak is another fabulous venue. This one with a fabulous view.
For more things to do, click on the 2015-2016 Jim Thorpe visitors guide,  or visit

Times House News

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