As voted by Trekaroo families, here are the Reviews of the Day from back in the day to today.
My five year old and I came to skate on a Saturday evening after an early dinner.
The ice felt quite slippery in comparison to other rinks that I've been to. The rental skates are quite old and beat-up, but functional. They do have double bladed skates in the smaller sizes.
I didn't notice any staff out on the ice, and there were some teenagers playing tag. But, no one bumped into my little girl who was skating slowly and carefully around the rink, and I saw few crashes between skaters - so I wouldn't say the situation was dangerous.
There are lights around, but I kind of expected more decorations for the season.
Families in the region who are looking for an exciting new holiday tradition need look no further than Christmas on the Potomac at the Gaylord National Resort.
It is an experience like none other.
We’ve attended Christmas on the Potomac three years in a row and each time our family has been left practically speechless. I’m a parent of tween/teen boys and trust me when I say that it is getting harder each year to find outings that the whole family can enjoy. That being said, I’m not exaggerating when I say that my kids never want to leave the Gaylord National. (Neither do their parents, truth be told)
I recommend you take your family there for a weekend experience. Yes, it can be pricey but it is a great way to user in the holiday. The hotel is gorgeous and offers many things for families to do together and ICE! is spectacular. (Even the grandparents enjoy it.)
I like Molly Maguire's for its convenience and all-around family appeal when in Jim Thorpe. It's a solid choice for dining.
I have eaten here several times and each time has been satisfactory. The place itself is located very conveniently on the corner in the center of town next to Pocono Biking, and across the street from the railroad station. It's the busiest corner in town and quite crowded on festival weekends and when things are going on. That being said, it's still not that difficult to grab a seat at Molly's and get something to eat or drink.
In seasonal weather there is an outdoor deck which is covered and even has portable heaters to take the chill off. I have eaten both inside and out, and both are fine. There are plenty of standard choices on the menu so that most everyone in your party should be able to find a selection they desire. The food is kid-friendly, and the place is casual, so families should feel right at home.
Eating at Molly's is affordable and parking is plentiful at the train station or nearby. High chairs are available and kids are most certainly welcome. The food is good and the waitstaff has always been nice when I have been here. I would wholeheartedly recommend Molly's to anyone looking for a family-friendly place to eat while in Jim Thorpe or the nearby area.
Perhaps my visit here during the week is a different experience from someone who goes here on a busy weekend, but I found the bakery to be pretty barren. It was indeed a slow weekday, but there was not much in there to speak of. I would assume it was less busy in Peddler's Village as a whole, so they didn't need as much to satisfy the patrons, but it also didn't make me pine to return here either.
The Town Crier Bakery is well know in the area for delicious baked goods, so I was rather intrigued to stop in. For some reason I had never really been able to locate it, and so just figured cupcakes and I were better off apart. I finally made it a point to actually get here, and I was underwhelmed. The goods may be simply divine, but there were so few of them and there was only about four people in and around the place that I just left. I will try again on a busier weekend day and see if things are more populated and there are more items to choose from.
There is seating here inside and out, although not much. Sodas and coffee are available as well, although their concentration is cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and other bakery items. It's a cute place to pick up a treat for yourself or family members, but did not knock my socks off.
This Marriott is located across the street from the Puget Sound in the waterfront area of town. The area is frequented by many tourists due to the numerous shops and restaurants in the area. Make sure you take the kids to visit the Ye Old Curiosity Shop! You must try the Duke's Chowder just down the street!