Perfect weekend, more relaxing than a weekend at the spa.
Murder Mystery was a barrel of laughs.
Let me preface my review by saying we have traveled the world, my husband is a classically trained French Chef and I work in the Hospitality Industry. Therefore we tend to have very high standards regarding our fields. This is one of the few properties that we have stayed at that exceeded our standards.
We arrived, were promptly greeted, checked in and escorted to our room in the carriage house. Our room was spacious, toasty warm and ever so cozy. It was apparent upon entering our room the high level of cleanliness. Being that I work in the Hospitality Industry I know the difference between a room truly cleaned and sanitized and one that's not. A great convenience was a coffee center/refrigerator located in the downstairs hallway. It was ever so nice to be able to have a cup of coffee, prior to heading up to the main house for breakfast. Breakfast was a buffet, which changed each day and featured fresh made items. We were delighted with the quality as well as the variety of buffet items. Dinner Saturday night was also a buffet which was magnificent. All aspect's of both the breakfast and dinner buffet menus were prepared and presented to the highest culinary level. There is a bar at the Inn called "Libations". It has a nice selection of wine, beer and spirits, which are reasonably priced.
The murder mystery was more entertaining than we anticipated. Bob keep the mystery going with numerous plot twist which kept us guessing until the end when the murderer was reveled.
The family that runs the inn (Bob, Pat, Taylor, and Kristen) do an amazing job at making you feel welcomed right from the minute you walk in the door. They are all wonderful about answering questions about the Inn, area and history of the town Jim Thorpe.
We enjoyed every aspect of our weekend and therefore intend on making this an annual trip for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built as a wedding present in 1874, the Harry Packer Mansion now serves as a luxury inn within the Mauch Chunk Historic district of Jim Thorpe, PA, just 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and NYC.The Mansion was used by Disney as a model for the Haunted Mansion so it is only fitting that it is known for its award-winning Murder Mystery Weekends. Voted the best Murder Mystery weekend by the Book of Lists and recently the best on the East Coast by NPR. Come for the murder weekend, visit during the week for a quieter experience, stop by and enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda or take a tour through the mansion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harry Packer Mansion Hotel Jim Thorpe