We hope you and your family are well.
In an effort to keep us all safe and healthy during this unusual time, the Times House will be closed through mid-April as per the Governor’s recommendations.
We are also relaxing our cancellation policy. Please be assured that when we do reopen, we will continue to take every precaution necessary, disinfecting above and beyond our usual protocol.
In the meantime, I’m trying out a few recipes that I hope to share with you all soon.
Please follow CDC guidelines and if you can’t get outside for some socially-distanced fresh air, find a sunbeam and hold good thoughts for an enjoyable summer in Jim Thorpe.
Message or email us if you would like a weekly update.
Chris and Diane
The Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency, in collaboration with state, county and borough officials, along with the regional tourism office and those involved in the planning of Irish Fest, has decided to postpone some Irish Fest events scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
Given the ever-changing developments with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and mindful of several parade cancellations in Philadelphia, Boston, Scranton & Ireland over the last 24 hours, the JTTA has decided to act out of an abundance of caution.
The Whiskey and Ale trails, Kilt Crawl and benefit Irish Brunch at St. Mark’s have been postponed.
The Mauch Chunk Opera House shows – Kilmaine Saints on Friday and the Tartan Terrors on Saturday – will go on as scheduled.
There will be whiskey tastings at the Harry Packer Mansion on Friday and the Broadway Grille and Pub on Saturday.
The Youth Fiddle Competition at Cafe Arielle at the Stabin Museum on Saturday and Sunday’s Cafe Arielle’s Celtic Brunch.
Stone Row Pub and Eatery’s St. Paddy’s Day High Tea on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Jim Thorpe restaurants with special Irish offerings and merchants will be open this weekend and have already been taking numerous precautionary steps.
It also looks like the weather will be good for a hike or a bike ride in your green St. Paddy’s Day T-shirt.
The JTTA reiterates the CDC precautions: wash your hands frequently, do not touch your face, cough/sneeze into a clean tissue or your elbow, and avoid people who are sick. Hand-washing stations will be available around town, sponsored by the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation.
For more information, visit https://www.jimthorpe.org/irish
No need to curse the Monday after Daylight Savings Time. Extra daylight means more time for fun and adventure in beautiful Jim Thorpe!
Take a hike or a bike ride along the D&L Trail and check out landscapes that will be hidden in the coming months once the trees along the canal and river turn green. Listen to the rush of the river and breathe in the clean, fresh air. (Did you know the Times House is a D&L Trail Friendly Business with bike storage, maps, tools, pump, water and snacks for the trail?)
Enjoy the sun on your shoulder while sipping a post-ride pint on the deck of the Molly Maguire or Marion Hose Bar or while strolling the historic district shops for your Saint Patty’s Day gear just in time for the Jim Thorpe Irish Fest this weekend.
Irish Fest highlights include the Celtic staples of the Tartan Terrors (Saturday) and Kilmaine Saints (Friday) at the Mauch Chunk Opera House to get your Irish blood flowing, plenty of tea and ale and whiskey, horse and carriage rides, a Kilt Crawl, a Benefit Irish Brunch at St. Mark’s Church on Saturday morning, a Youth Fiddle Competition from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Cafe Arielle at the Stabin Museum 268 West Broadway. On Sunday there, you’ll enjoy live Celtic music at Café Arielle while you enjoy brunch. Last but not least you’ll enjoy strolling bagpipers on Sunday.
For a complete schedule of events, visit https://www.jimthorpe.org/irish
Jim Thorpe visitors and merchants got an early Valentine’s Day present when Reading Northern Blue Mountain Railroad announced earlier today that trains will return to town this weekend.
The railroad’s Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway suspended service in November over a tax dispute with the borough, which has recently been resolved.
Trains will run at 11 .am., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The addition of the trains is the icing on the cake for a weekend full of fun in Jim Thorpe.
The Jim Thorpe historic district will be aglow with luminaries on Friday, February 14 for a romantic Valentine’s Day stroll, while the the 28th annual WinterFest will feature ice carvings, live entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, food and drink specials, two ice sculpture bars, a blacksmith demonstration, a special Kid’s Club area, and the now famous (sold out) Mug Walk. For more information, visit http://www.jimthorpe.org
It’s a beautiful day in Jim Thorpe to be thankful and count your blessings.
In October, we marked 10 years of welcoming guests to the Times House, many of which we are now lucky to call friends. Some have even fallen in love with Jim Thorpe the way we have and are now our neighbors.
We are thankful for their friendships and the privilege to be a part of all of our guests’ celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, honeymoons, babymoons, etc.
We are thankful to have been featured in Berks County Living and AAA World Magazine this year and are thrilled for our recent designation as a D&L Trail Friendly Business. We love the new trail south toward Weissport and our guests do too.
We are thankful to be a part of this historic street and this community nestled between the mountains here.
As we count our blessings around the table today, please know we’ll be counting all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!