about us

love at first sight

We fell in love with the town of Jim Thorpe while camping with the Single Volunteers of Bucks County up at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. After several day trips each year, we hoped to find a small vacation home here. We both felt a special affinity for the old Times-News building on Race Street. Chris was captivated with the bones of the circa 1870 structure, built into Flagstaff Mountain. Diane, a former journalist for two newspapers with Times in their names, felt it was meant to be, and our stewardship of the property began in 2006.

Innkeepers Diane and Chris Prokop

Though we toyed with sexier names, when it came time to select a name for our B&B, we knew it had to pay tribute to the Times-News, its role in the history of Mauch Chunk and Jim Thorpe and the people who made that history. Hence, the Times House was born.

In October 2009, we opened our first Times House Bed and Breakfast suite on the most romantic street in the Pocono Mountains. Since then we’ve been privileged to welcome guests from all over the country and around the world, who have allowed us to play a part in their vacations and special celebrations.

One of our return guests wrote “You help create wonderful memories for your guests!” The truth is they create wonderful memories for both of us.