Friday, March 29, 2013

Getaway... with Murder, in 'Mauch Chunk' PA

The hills are alive, 
with the sound of murder!

A prominent family flees to Switzerland, only to find they are von trapped owing to a killer on the rampage in the sleepy little Bavarian town of Mauch Chunk, PA. Join us at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, Nov 1-3, 2013 (Fri-Sun) to find out who killed whom and how... and why! 

Our mystery getaway includes 3 options for participation: 
  • Manslaughter - Play witness at our deadly dinner on Saturday night and help figure out whodunit! - price starts at $60
  • 2nd degree - Dive deeper into the story with opportunities to drop & divulge clues. This level includes a clue & cocktail party before our deadly dinner, accommodations Saturday night, and a backstory resolution breakfast Sunday morning - price starts at $210
  • 1st degree - Get the full picture with additional clues and character interaction. Includes 2nd degree activities plus opportunities to play key parts in the story's unfoldment, an hors d'oeuvres & scandals reception Friday night, accommodations Friday night, and a backstory breakfast Saturday morning - price starts at $340
Optional extras in pale italics, *indicates additional fee. (See cost breakdown near bottom of page.)

Fri 11/01 (1st degree guests welcome.)
  • 3pm - Check-in at our host hotel for the weekend, The Inn at Jim Thorpe. 
  • 6-8pm - First Friday Wine Tasting in the Libations Lounge of the historic Harry Packer Mansion *$25. Not an official part of the mystery, but a great opportunity to see this opulent Victorian home
  • 8pm - Who's who & what's what - Get acquainted here at the inn, over hearty hors d'oeuvres & a *no-host bar with the behind the scenes activities and players who pull the strings in town. Not everyone is as they seem
  • 9pm - Crime scenery - Take advantage of the chance to view evidence of misdeeds before the police come to clean it up

Sat 11/02 
  • 9am - After a homicide-free evening, start the day with breakfast onsite at the Broadway Grill & Pub. In the light of day you may discover more of what is really going on in town. (1st degree guests welcome.)
  • 10:30am-5:30pm - Free time Options - While away your day with any number of activities. We've suggested an option or two for those 1st degree guests determined to learn the ugly truth of what goes on in this seemingly picture perfect village
    • *Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway $12-24 (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • *Mauch Chunk Museum (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • Old Jail (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • *Packer Mansion (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • *St. Mark's church (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • *Town tours - the one stop shopping option to view the sights listed above. Tours depart today at 11am, 1pm & 3pm and last 1.5-2 hours (See 1st degree welcome packet for details.)
    • *Afternoon tea at Albright Mansion
    • Get ice cream! The town has some fabulous creameries
    • Hiking the area's popular trails 
    • *White water rafting
    • *Mountain Biking
    • Shopping
    • Or just enjoy some relaxing quiet time    
  • 5:30-7pm - Murder is brewing at Molly Maguires - Stop in at this local hotspot any time during this haphazard 'happy hour' as tensions build. Includes appetizers & *no-host bar (1st & 2nd degree guests welcome.)
  • 7:30-9:30/10pm - Dinner & Demise onsite at the Broadway Grill- The truth comes out and so do the claws at the weekend's main event (All whodunit guests welcome.)

Sun 11/03
  • 9am - Final resolution to all the town's affairs over breakfast at the Albright Mansion (1st & 2nd degree guests welcome.)

The Inn at Jim Thorpe
Costs based on rates as of 03-30-13, *indicates an additional optional cost 
  • Siren School activities - $30-100, depending on level of participation 
  • Accommodations - $140 starting price per night
  • Onsite meals - $30-100, included depending on level of participation
  • *Museums & Tours
  • *Offsite Meals - market price
  • *Transportation to and from town, including air fare, if applicable

Deadly Details
  • A deposit of $60 holds your spot with Siren School. It is refundable within 72 hours of purchase or if the event is cancelled. If for any reason you are unable to participate in the event after the 3 day cancellation period, you may transfer the deposit to another party who would like to participate, or you may consider the deposit as a gracious donation to Siren School's scholarship fund
  • A minimum of 10 participants is needed to ensure event fulfillment. Alas, events with fewer than 10 guests will be cancelled or postponed, and deposists refunded
  • Rates may increase between the time this was written and the time you decide to book. Be prepared, lest you be disappointed
  • Itinerary may change slightly based on weather & availability, but is not likely
  • Accommodation costs are based on double occupancy
  • Neither Siren School, its principals nor affiliates shall be held responsible for any damage or loss of property, funds paid to 3rd parties, life, pride, nor any ickiness of any kind that participant may have experienced or will ever experience -- period

$60 non-refundable under penalty of death deposit 

The Price of Murder

Note, this is a family program, best enjoyed by those ages 12 and up. $30 for children (age 11 & under)

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