Location: 55 Broadway, Jim Thorpe.
Drive time: About 90 minutes.
Cost: This five-room boutique hotel offers a queen room ($120-$124 weekdays/$192-$217 weekends), a king mini-suite with whirlpool bath and gas fireplace ($159 weekdays/$274-$292 weekends), and one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens (call for rates).
The scoop: Jim Thorpe may be an all-Victorian, all-the-time town, but there’s nothing fussy or frilly about this recently renovated getaway spot (except for a cute tearoom on the first floor). A cool little secret: 55 Broadway is owned by the well-known Inn at Jim Thorpe, which is just across the street.
Amenities: Each overnight guest receives a $7-per-person voucher for breakfast at the inn’s restaurant.
Don’t miss: As many as 10,000 people take over the town for the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, making it the Poconos’ premier party. Mid-month, the inn hosts a popular wine lovers’ weekend, with meals and escorted tours and tastings.
Contact: (800) 329-2599, innjt.com/55.