Featuring Murder Mystery Weekends! First Friday Wine Tasting Overnight Lodging Weekend Tours: Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm Libations Lounge: Fri 4-9pm Sat&Sun 1-4:30pm The little Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA is a scenic paradise nestled between three mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. An oasis of history perfectly preserved, the architecture of the Village is purely Victorian. Perched high atop Packer Hill, the Harry Packer Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the town. The mansion's impressive facade could have been taken from a gothic novel, this is only fitting for the Mansion used as the model for Disney World's Haunted Mansion! The interior however is anything but spooky. Fifteen foot ceilings, marble fireplaces and gilded mirrors of the parlors reflect the elegance of the Victorian Age. The guest accommodations in the mansion and the adjoining Carriage House are furnished with period antiques, luxurious fabrics, and carefully selected artwork. In addition to offering overnight lodging the Mansion also hosts Murder Mystery Weekends, First Friday Wine Tastings and special events.
Queen bed with luxurious linens and private bathroom on the second floor of the restored 1861 carriage house. Victorian hunt motif,view of Kemmerer Park. A Full breakfast is served in the mansion and all guests have accesses to the mansion and Libations Lounge during their stay. Free wifi and off street parking.
Nightly Rate: $165/$165
5 on October 20, 2011
I went on a 2 night & 3 day get-away w/my hubby for our 3 year anniversary. We went from Sun-Tues. We did not go for the murder mystery weekend, but it was still such a beautiful place to visit. Pat & Bob were very nice & accommodating, the breakfast was delicious, and the energy in the home was most welcoming. I wish we could've stayed longer. I have already recommended The Harry Packer Mansion to my friends, family & customers!! Looking forward to going back for a wine tasting and/or murder mystery weekend!
5 on September 18, 2011
The accomdations were top rate. The mansion has been restored to its former glory and immaculate. The staff is great, made our stay a pleasurable experience. I would recommend this location to anyone. We will definately be returning in the future. The food alone is worth the trip.
4.8 on June 19, 2011
We stayed at the Mansion recently for two nights. The house is itself is beautiful, and we would recommend staying in the Mansion itself (rather than the Carriage house) if possible. The inn keepers give the guests plenty of breathing space, and you could comfortably relax on the airy veranda and enjoy a nice selection of beverages from the Libations Lounge. The room was very nicely appointed, and the bed was comfortable. The house is very solid and thick, so rooms were well insulated and very private. The breakfasts were all very good, consisting of eggs, fruit, juice, and something else like waffles or pancakes. It was done nicely where you serve yourself and eat on the veranda or the dining room. We would definitely recommend staying here!
4.8 on April 05, 2011
A weekend that will never be forgotten. Wonderful hosts and hostesses, wonderful guests, wonderful food, wonderful sleep, wonderful town - what else could a person want. Thank you. (P.S. I loved the murder mystery and being the one who done it!)
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Criminals make the best guests!! Hope you see you again after you serve your sentence.
5 on December 21, 2010
This is the best B&B I've stayed at. Great bar opens in the afternoon and stays open with great service.
Just steps from historic downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 20 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, In historic district filled with attractions., Mauch Chunk Opera house, live theater, Biking and hiking trails, Asa Packer mansion National historic site, Penn's Peak for live music, Eckly Miner's Village National historic site, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Murder mystery weekends all year., Wine Tasting Weekend Packages, small weddings, Olde time Christmas activities, special events, Birthday Parties, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Historic Inn, Country Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
The parlors and verandah offer magnificent spots t, Tennis court on site, parking on site, Sit in front of the fireplace, enjoy a glass wine, walking distance to the shops, full bar and wine tastings
Bob, Pat, Taylor & Kristen Handwerk
Cooking, flower arranging, decorating, re-decorating, and re-decorating.
Low fat , Vegetarian
Gussie's croissant is a sweet egg casserole made of stuffed croissants in a custard, smothered in an orange glaze. Yes, it has a lot of calories, but you're on vacation!
Purchase a Murder Mystery Weekend Gift Certificate and receive $125 off the price. The Gift Certificate's value will show a room in the carriage house at $550 but the giver of the GC will only pay $425. With this great price,some date restrictions do apply. It's a crime not to take advantage of this steal! Be a hero this holiday season without having to rob a bank!