The Inn fell into disrepair during
the Depression, as Mauch Chunk, along with many of the
region’s coal towns, suffered from the economic
The hotel’s owner, John Drury, whose past restoration
projects include the Chestnut Hill Hotel near Philadelphia
and Glenside’s Keswick Theater, bought the Inn
in 1988 and restored it to its original splendor.
His son David is the Inn’s General Manager and
a partner in the company, which also includes his brother
The Inn’s restoration served as one of the major
catalysts in Jim Thorpe’s exciting revitalization
during the 1980’s, and stands proudly today as
the landmark gem of Broadway.