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Welcome to the Whitehurst Guest House, cozy, affordable accommodations
located in beautiful, historic Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Whitehurst Guest House was originally constructed in 1822, as a modest home for the Quaker founder of the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, Josiah White. After becoming the second manager, Edwin Douglas, doubled the square footage of the house by adding a parlor and a wrap-around porch. The third manager, John Leisenring, renovated the house in Italianate styling similar to the Asa Packer Mansion. In 1885, the house was dismantled and rebuilt into three attached dwellings at its current location on the east side of the Lehigh River.
Come experience what Jim Thorpe, PA has to offer while staying at the oldest and most historic building in Mauch Chunk! Our affordable rates, quiet rooms with private baths (including 3 rooms with Jacuzzi tubs), private porches, ample parking - in addition to being located only minutes away from local attractions, together make the Whitehurst Guest House a great place to stay! Whether you're here for a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation, a unique shopping experience or for an action packed weekend, you'll find that the Whitehurst Guest House provides comfortable and relaxing lodging for your stay in wonderful Jim Thorpe.
To make a reservation or for more information, please call 1 (800) 320-1742 between 9AM and 9PM Daily. Check-in Noon to 9:00 PM, and Checkout is Noon. Call to check for availability of special time requests.
Activities in Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania is jam packed with things to do and hosts many special events throughout the year. Nestled between the mountains along the Lehigh River, the quaint Victorian town of Jim Thorpe, provides the perfect setting for fun, excitement and a whole host of activities for you to enjoy.
Experience the fun of shopping at over 60 boutiques where you’ll find everything from old-fashioned tin signs to modern fashion-wear and everything in-between. Dozens of shops to explore and find the perfect gift or souvenir for family, friends, or just for yourself!
While you’re visiting be sure to check out Jim Thorpe’s many historic buildings and museums, including the Mauch Chunk Museum, the Asa Packer Mansion (home of the chandelier used in the movie “Gone With The Wind”), and the Old Jail (where seven of the Molly Maguires were hung from the gallows).
Delicious Food abounds in Jim Thorpe at our many fine restaurants and eateries. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner—or a snack in-between your palette is sure to be pleased!
Enjoy a relaxing, picturesque train ride through the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge or for the more adventurous, try whitewater rafting or kayaking down the Lehigh.
For those really looking for some fun—paintball will keep you challenged both physically and mentally. Biking, hiking, seasonal hunting and fishing, even bird watching are all available and great ways to enjoy your stay.
Jim Thorpe’s night life is alive and well too, featuring fabulous shows and top notch entertainment at both Penn’s Peak and the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Live music is also often featured at many of our local pubs and taverns as well.
No matter what your personal style Jim Thorpe has something waiting for you!
Kid FriendlyChildren are welcome. A portable crib is available at no charge subject to availability.