Hotel's Location near Jim Thorpe, PA and Pocono Mountains
Conveniently located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Country Inn & Suites in Lehighton is minutes from outdoor escapes, local events
and popular attractions. You can ski down the state's highest vertical, shop at the world's largest general store and see a show at Penn's Peak. Let the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway introduce you to the area's beautiful landscape, or you can explore on your own along the Beltzville State Park trails. The hotel's location near Jim Thorpe, PA, known as the "Switzerland of America," also makes it easy to explore this town's 19th-century architecture and gorgeous natural scenery.
Must-see attractions in Lehighton and Jim Thorpe include:
- Phifer Ice Dam (0.9 miles)
This community park offers fishing facilities, a baseball field, a playground and free concerts throughout the summer. The park also hosts a Festival of Lights during the Christmas season.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-1773
- Ukrainian Homestead (2.1 miles)
Created in 1957, the Homestead is devoted to Ukrainian heritage and is a host to various cultural events throughout the year. You can visit at any time to enjoy the pool and quiet farmland.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-0412
- Beltzville State Park (3 miles)
Comprising more than 3,000 acres of natural forest, this beautiful state park offers a swimming beach, picnic areas, boat rentals, hiking trails, camping facilities, fishing, hunting and a historic covered bridge.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-0045
- Penn’s Peak (3.8 miles)
Get your tickets to the next big show at Penn's Peak, and be sure to arrive early so you can enjoy the two on-site bars, restaurant and open-air deck with panoramic mountain views.
Phone: +1 (866) 605-7325
- Country Junction (5 miles)
The whole family is sure to love the Country Junction, home to the world's largest general store, a petting zoo, an ice cream parlor and a wine cellar. Purchase some homemade fudge to enjoy while you shop for unique souvenirs and home goods.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-5050
- Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway (5.2 miles)
Climb aboard an authentic 1920s railway coach for a 16-mile, round-trip adventure through the Poconos, beginning in downtown Jim Thorpe and following the Lehigh River to Old Penn Haven.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-8485
- Jim Thorpe Memorial (5.5 miles)
Born on May 28, 1888, Thorpe excelled in football, track, and basketball and was the star of the 1912 Olympics. His memorial includes an impressive statue and a series of storyboards about his life.
- Blue Shamrock Country Club (5.6 miles)
Golfers shouldn't miss a chance to play at this country club, just 10 minutes away. Contact the hotel directly to learn more about the golf package available April through October.
Phone: +1 (610) 826-2504
- Asa Packer Mansion Museum (6 miles)
Railroads are an important part of this area's history, so come tour the mansion of the man who started it all: Asa Packer, builder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and founder of Lehigh University.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-3229
- Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center (6.5 miles)
Visit the museum to learn more about the history of Old Mauch Chunk, better known as Jim Thorpe, and this railroad mining town.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-9190
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