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“The house is terrific.”
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Bright, cheery and very clean kitchen
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Bright, cheery and very clean kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher Kitchen island comfortably seats four
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Bright, cheery and very clean kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher
Kitchen island comfortably seats four
Back of house with a nice deck area, side porch and private balcony
Private balcony off of king bedroom
Covered side porch for grilling in any weather
Brand new grill with a spare propane tank at the ready
Nice deck and backyard
Dining room/living room
Open concept first floor
TV in living room
Lots of literature of area activities
Dining room sits six people
Upstairs bathroom with granite counter and jetted tub/shower combination
Jetted whirlpool tub for relaxing after a long day skiing or hiking
Lots of extra towels
The Sunshine Bedroom with a queen bed
Middle bedroom with a queen bed
Middle bedroom
Mini coffee bar in every bedroom
King bedroom recently upgraded with a down comforter and feather pillows
Cozy and welcoming for a great night's sleep
Antique dresser in the king bedroom
Third floor loft with a double bed, futon and lots of room for the kids to spread out
Plenty of extra bedding for the whole house
Loft shown with air mattresses inflated
Balcony off of king bedroom is perfect for your morning coffee
Ample private parking - a true LUXURY in the town of Jim Thorpe!
The Switchback House
Hike at Glen Onoko falls - a five minute drive from the house
Ride your mountain bike right from the house on the Switchback Trail
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
Jim Thorpe, Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania

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abcd d
Bronx, New York
1 review
“The house is terrific.”
Reviewed February 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is the third time we have stayed at the Switchback House and we have enjoyed our stay each time. The house is well-maintained, comfortable, and well-equipped. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cooking items, and condiments. The bedrooms have plenty of blankets and pillows and the bathroom is well-stocked with towels and bath products (and even a hair dryer, which I used this year because I forgot mine). The house comfortably sleeps two families and is very kid-friendly - it has board games and two television sets with Roku boxes. The living room has comfortable couches and chairs and is a nice place to congregate after dinner. The house is very close to the center of Jim Thorpe and comes with two decent-sized parking spaces. Our host, Jennifer, was very accessible and accommodating. She even offered to extend our stay by a day when she learned that we would be arriving a day late due to bad weather. I highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: The warm, comfortable atmosphere.
Liked least: The fact that there is only one bathroom.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 22, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. It truly was a pleasure having your group stay at our home. You are welcome back any time.

Happy Travels!
Jen
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ChefJacqu...
USA
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Girls just want to have fun!”
Reviewed February 13, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We love coming back to Switchback House, it's our home away from home. It's is cozy, quaint and an easy walk into town.

The accommodations are wonderful, comfy beds, kitchen is fully equipped, lots of little nooks and crannies in the house -- great for some personal space to read, watch a movie, listen to music and it's very clean.

We enjoyed the best of both worlds: wine tasting in town, Maggie Maguire's bar in town, karaoke at home, belly dancing lessons at home and we ate like queens - yes, they even have a Jim Thorpe supermarket!

I highly recommend renting this home, unplugging and relaxing!

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Liked best: comfiness
Liked least: only 1 bathroom
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2016
It was such a pleasure having you and your friends stay at our home. Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope that you stay again soon at The Switchback House.
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Elizabeth...
Rutherford, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Feels like home!”
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

A group of 10 friends stayed at the house for New Year's Eve/New Year celebrations. Our first impression of the house was that it felt like home and it was very clean! All of the decorative touches in the house make it very warm and inviting. The house has all of the amenities you could ever need which made it especially convenient because we were only staying for 2 nights and did not want to pack too much extra for the trip. Jen (the owner) is beyond accommodating and responds instantly if you have any questions or concerns. 10 adults were more than comfortable in the space that the house provides. We were initially worried about having only 1 bathroom for 10 adults but it was not a problem at all.

There is a hiking trail that begins directly behind the house which made for a wonderful way to start our New Year! The house is close enough to 2 different ski resorts and Jim Thorpe has an adorable downtown area to walk/shop/eat. Inside the house, Jen provides an abundance of brochures with all of the different activities in the area.

We had such a wonderful time & we are hoping to stay again in the future! :)

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jan 8, 2016
Liz,
It was such a pleasure to have you and your group stay at our home. I'm so happy you had a nice time and would love to have you stay again soon to enjoy more of what Jim Thorpe has to offer. We have plans to add the second bathroom before summer of 2016!
Thanks again!
Jen
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