Hill Home Forge is an authentic craftsman style bed and breakfast and art glass studio combined. It is situated on 3.5 wooded acres surrounded by Pennsylvania forest, but only 1.75 miles from all the attractions and restaurants in historic Jim Thorpe. Come here for a quiet romantic getaway, good food, art classes, and plenty of privacy; or come for an active weekend of skiing, hiking and biking on our mountain trails, boating on Mauch Chunk lake, and rafting on the Lehigh river. Also, we are famous on the internet for our apple stuffed French toast with Vermont maple syrup. Delicious! For nature lovers we have a long porch overlooking woods and gardens where you can perhaps see wild turkeys or deer. Our property is certified wildlife friendly by the National Wildlife Federation, and is on e bird as a good place to bird watch. We also have a certified pollinator garden and an interesting organic vegetable garden. This winter through April, we are running a contest for people who stay with us. It is called "Eileen's World Famous Apple Stuffed French Toast". When you come, we will tell you how to enter. The prize, a certificate for a free one night stay, will be awarded at the end of April.
4.6 on October 24, 2016
Very nice roomy charming get away in the woods outside of town. Great find! We had the Woodland Loft with a cute balcony with bistro table / chairs overlooking Eileen's beautiful tranquil garden/water feature area. The windows allowed us to see the Fall foliage from any area of the room! The fireplace with chairs to sit around and enjoy was a great touch! Love the stain glass, ironworks and hand wood carved details everywhere you look / see all made by Nic on site in his studio which is amazing! Eileen is a most gracious host with her homemade breakfast. Nic has great stories and showed us around the BnB and his studio. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We will definitely be back!
5 on July 28, 2014
My sister and I wanted to get away for the weekend we went to Hill Home Forge. Only 2 miles away from town, or a mile the other way to some great hiking trails. Eileen and Nick were wonderful host, the property breathtaking. It was what my sister and I needed to celebrate our lives cancer free. We plan to go back stay longer and bring a friend, we enjoyed it that much! The only regret is we went by motorcycle and had to leave in the middle of tour because of the treat of rain.
5 on September 24, 2013
We needed a place to stay last minute and we called every hotel and B& B in the area and everything was totally booked. I kept searching and searching and came across this lovely place and i am so glad we did! The room was wonderful and very clean and Nic and Eileen were perfect hosts! We definitely will be going back!
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4.6 on October 29, 2012
We stayed in the Woodland Loft room to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was such a relaxing, inviting place! Secluded, but a short drive to town. Nic & Eileen were gracious hosts. We enjoyed our private balcony, as well as sitting on the back porch while waiting for breakfast. Nics stained glass work is amazing! Will definitely go back to this beautiful property again ;o)
5 on August 05, 2012
Break away from the ordinary and book a visit to this beautiful property! Tucked in the trees,amongst hiking trails and gorgeous scenery, you will discover a peaceful retreat. The rooms are spotless,the breakfasts are tasty and Nic and Eileen are gracious and fascinating. The history behind this property will amaze you. Their hard work and dedication to a dream is yours to enjoy. The artwork and workshop/studio are not to be missed. Bustling downtown Jim Thorpe is only a few minutes away,yet returning "home" will feel like your own private oasis! Been here a few times and always a consistent treat!
4.8 on January 24, 2012
Tucked away in the woods, but not ten minutes from the heart of Jim Thorpe is this amazing art treasure of Hill Home Forge. Cozy, friendly, accommodating, and good food. It had it all, including art lessons!
4.8 on February 13, 2011
I just wanted to share an excellent experience I had at Hill Home Forge in the cozy town of Jim Thorpe, Pa. I booked this weekend in search for a romantic and quality experience and I was not disappointed in the least. The rooms were immaculate and had everything you thought you forgot. All furniture and appliances were in "like new" condition and finally I found a bed that I could actually sleep in comfortably. The breakfast prepared by Eileen with pride was fresh and delicious. Nic was an excellent host and he shared some very interesting stories about the area if you were interested in knowning about them and if you weren't, he sensed it and just let you relax. Eileen and Nic are gifted with artist's flair and it shows throughout the inn. The inn is tucked into the woods far enough but close enough to town that you could be there in minutes. I have been to quite a few bed and breakfasts and I STRONGLY recommend this inn to anyone looking for a sure thing experience. We had the suite for Valentine's Day weekend and guess where we're going next year. Thank you to the wonderful hosts.
5 on November 14, 2010
The room ,service ,hospitality and food all exceed our hopes. The only promblem was that it was a busy weekend in town and parking in town was terrible.My husband and I are looking forward to going back again in spring to hikeand enjoy the area around the inn
5 on November 02, 2010
My girlfriend and I stayed at Hill Home Forge this past summer and absolutely loved it. Nic and Eileen made us feel welcome from the time we got there, and the place was warm, welcoming and quaint. They have some interesting decorations around, thanks to Nic's artwork. The location is just outside of town, so you would have to drive into downtown Jim Thorpe, but that worked really well for us, and being about a mile outside of town let us feel distanced from the downtown scene and more in a country setting. The food was also phenomenal. I could not say enough good things about Hill Home Forge and we would definitely stay there again.
3.6 on October 27, 2010
This stay was a present to my husband. I thought he would enjoy learning about working with stained glass and he had a good time and learned a lot about the process. Nic and Eileen have done an amazing renovation on their home and Nic was full of information and enthusiasm for his work. The breakfasts were delicious and it is worth the time to get away to such a unique place.
The Woodland Suite is our largest unit. Our guests rave about the comfortable king bed in the craftsman style bedroom. We use good linens in all our rooms. The rooms are furnished with original art and stained glass, have soaring cathedral ceilings, and a beautiful private view of the lower lawn and woods from the living room. There is an ornamental iron balcony, an antique oak rocking chair next to the fireplace in the living room, a CD player, Digital TV-VCR, climate control, a kitchenette, private bath, fireplace, wireless internet, full country breakfast.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $165
Nightly Rate: $165 - $165
The Woodland Loft is a stylish retreat filled with stunning stained glass, paintings, and sculpture. The soaring loft ceilings give a feeling of space while the king bed embraces you in romantic privacy. Sit outside on you private ornamental iron balcony with cafe table and a lovely view of the courtyard garden and pond. Comfortable club chairs can face the fireplace or the TV. There is a spacious wardrobe, a CD player, Digital TV-VCR with HBO, climate control, HEPA filtration, fireplace, a kitchenette with table and chairs, private bath, full country breakfast, wireless internet.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $155
The Garden Court is a cozy quiet little bedroom on the first floor. It has an antique brass queen bed, and a view of the courtyard garden and pond. Amenities include — a separate kitchenette and private bathroom with two sinks and a tub/shower combination, privacy, TV-VCR, climate control, full country breakfast, wireless internet.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $140
Nightly Rate: $140 - $140
Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 27 miles miles
From exit 74 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike N.E. Extension. follow PA-209 South to first traffic light in Jim Thorpe. Turn left on Broadway and go 1.8 miles west to Flagstaff Road. Turn left on Flagstaff Road and go .5 miles up the mountain road. Hill Home Forge is the second property on the left after a log cabin.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Art Glass Studio on Premises, Art Jewelry Shop, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery
Fax Machine, Fireplace , refrigerator, microwave, coffee bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
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, Private lessons: Stained Glass Classes, Private lessons: Lampwork Beads, Private lessons: Wire Jewelry, Private lessons: Chain Maille Jewelry, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting
Nic and Eileen East
Nic is a glass artist who does stained glass pieces by commission, and also teaches stained glass and lampwork beads in his studio. Eileen is a Master Gardener and a cook. She is especially well know for her omelets and apple stuffed French Toast. Nic and Eileen both have a commitment to a wildlife friendly habitat, and to living in an environment enriched by art and nature.