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House Details

The Switchback House is named for the famous Switchback Trail, which is accessible right from the alley next to the house. The town of Jim Thorpe, formerly know as Mauch Chunk, was made famous in part to the Switchback Railroad. 

Some of our amenities:


  • 3 bedrooms plus a loft - sleeps up to 8 people total

  • Open-concept first floor

  • Large kitchen with modern appliances

  • Beds made with quality and comfortable bedding

  • Plenty of pillows

  • Towels provided

  • Washer and dryer for your convenience

  • Outdoor gas (propane) grill

  • SmartTVs, wifi, books, board games, XBOX

  • Private balcony off of the Master Bedroom

  • Easy and private parking for up to four cars - a true luxury in this small town


This property is a great value for groups or families. Beautifully furnished with upscale amenities including upgraded beds, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and decorator details. We also just upgraded the bath linens to include extra plush luxurious towels!

Everything is provided for your stay except your personal toiletries and food. We provide all the bedding, bath linens, and towels. Our fully equipped kitchen is stocked with plenty of spices, an array of cooking accessories and dishware to rival what you have at home. Coffee/tea/hot chocolate, sugar, condiments are already stocked in the refrigerator. There is an island in the kitchen with seating for 4 and a dining table with seating for 6. With the open floor plan, everyone can enjoy each others' company.

Sleeping Arrangements:
3 bedrooms on the second floor, one King (down comforter) and two Queen beds.
Our private loft located on the third floor can be a fourth bedroom (enough sleeping arrangements for 6 people). It has a Double Bed with a Memory Foam mattress, Full size Futon, and complete with all the bedding. 

On the third floor there is an XBOX 360 and several games, a 50" Smart TV, family board games, etc,--a great place for the kids to get away.

All the attractions of the Pocono and Blue Mountains are an easy and scenic drive away. You can also leave your car parked in our private driveway and walk downtown to enjoy a wide variety of evening entertainment, restaurants, art galleries, museums and shopping. The switchback trail starts right behind the house, where you can walk or bike up to Mauch Chunk Lake or down to the many miles of extensive bike trails that parallel the old train tracks along the Lehigh River. A washer & dryer with detergent and dryer sheets is provided on the second floor, so you can pack light or dry out your ski wear.

There is a 60" Smart TV in the living room, high speed wireless internet, and a DVD player. We have made very attempt to furnish this property to the highest of standards. It is our goal to make your stay in Jim Thorpe both fun and relaxing, so that you will come back again and again.


About Us


Thank you for considering our vacation home! We have been long time visitors of the area, and have always enjoyed all that Jim Thorpe has to offer. There have been many miles put on our mountain bikes on the trails in and around the town. Recently, we got our own kayaks to explore and fish at Mauch Chunk Lake.


We have fallen in love with Jim Thorpe and we know that you will too. We can recommend the best places and the best restaurants. Jill is the main point of contact for the house and will ensure that you have the best stay possible!


Jill & Don

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