James Manning House

421 Wayne St. Rte. 670, Honesdale, PA 18431 USA (Show map)


Enjoy a relaxing stay in this historic 1819 Federal style house just north of Honesdale. Our three comfortable guest rooms mix antique and collectible furnishings with modern amenities. Common areas, gardens, and large patio offer plenty of opportunities for friendly conversations after a full hearty breakfast. Nestled in the quaint village of Bethany, the James Manning House is dedicated to welcoming you with friendly Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality. It's the perfect alternative to traditional hotel lodging.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Terrific Autumn Getaway

5 on October 21, 2015

This was our second visit to the James Manning House and had a great time! This was our 35th Anniversary and the JMH made it special. This area in the fall is beautiful all by itself, but Warren and Janet seem to know everything that is happening in the region! From places to visit, places to eat and even scenic roads to travel, it is the best! We've already booked for next year! Oh yeah, if you leave breakfast hungry, you're too picky!

Family visit weekend

5 on October 06, 2015

This was our second visit to the James Manning house. It is a gem! It is cosy, clean, wonderful food, and Janet and Warren are gracious hosts. We plan to visit many times.

Home away from home.

5 on October 04, 2015

Home away from home. When visiting the area, which we do frequently, we stay at the James Manning House. Warren & Janet are warm and friendly hosts and really make you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. The guest rooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable, spotless and filled with 5 star amenities. The common areas are equally comfortable, inviting, and relaxing. If you choose to stay in, there are plenty of board games, books and movies to enjoy. There are homemade cookies, brownies or scones to snack on with coffee or tea available around the clock. The outdoor area is lovely to walk through or sit and relax and take in what nature has to offer. If you choose to venture out, Janet and Warren are very knowledgeable about the area and events and provide lots of ideas based on your interests. Breakfasts are always delicious, made with fresh ingredients and you won’t leave the table hungry. Be sure to check out the varieties of homemade jams and jellies. We highly recommend the Manning House for a quiet getaway or a special occasion. We look forward to our next visit.

A cozy B&B experience

4.0 on September 14, 2015

Was in town for a wedding and stayed in the Lancaster Room. Warren & Janet are warm, friendly and really make you feel welcome. Their breakfasts feature local delicacies and recipes. Everything was delicious. I would definitely stay here again. Would love to check out the yoga center on my next visit.

Second visit even better than the first!

5 on August 22, 2015

We're very picky, but James Manning House gave us nothing to complain about. Janet and Warren know so much about the area, they give plenty of tips to make the most of your visit. The quiet, gentle vibe of the house and grounds create a marvelous feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Excellent Place to Stay

5 on August 22, 2015

i have stayed here many times during the past year, and I have only grown in my enthusiasm and respect for the James Manning House. Warren and Janet are delightful hosts, welcoming without being intrusive. The setting is comfortable and beautiful at every season, the breakfasts are alone worth the stay, the rooms and the house are spotlessly clean -- just perfect.

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 30, 2014

This is an excellent BnB! Janet and Warren are so nice and genuine. About the house – very clean-spotless in fact,warm and cozy. The hosts have thought of everything and then some. They have a ton of books,movies and board games you may use if you want. A self serve fridge and snack area along with coffee and Tea area(with tons of flavor choices),wine glasses and bottle opener that was open for guest use 24 hours. The best part of this was the yummy homemade cookies always available. They also had a microwave for guest use if you needed it. They were kind enough to keep our wedding cake topper(since it was our 1 year anniversary) in their large fridge for us until we wanted it also which we greatly appreciated. Our room: We stayed in the Wayne room although I would stay in any of them. The room was as I said spotless and had a nice size bathroom and awesome shower. It also had a fireplace,seating area,robes plenty of towels,blankets and pillows. The room also had some special features such as fresh flowers,little dish of candy,shampoo,conditioner,soap,makeup remover cloths,hairdryer and a really useful"in case you forgot it" basket with a variety of items for guest use. The bed was large and very comfy. We spent a lot of time in the room reading,watching TV and relaxing. It was the perfect atmosphere for that! The Food: The breakfasts were tasty and beautifully presented and always several courses. The first day we had Angelic Bananas,scones,pumpkin stuffed french toast with an amazing pecan maple syrup and bacon. The second day we had baked apples, a sausage egg and cheese strata and toast with a selection of Janet's homemade jams. Each day also included several juice choices,coffee and tea. Everything was baked or made from scratch and was delicious and very filling. They want you to be full and graciously offered seconds of everything if you wanted it. Janet makes many different varieties of homemade jams and jellies and we got some to take home.

Innkeeper Response
It is our pleasure to make guests feel at home. We know what we feel is important when we travel so we try to meet our guests' needs.

Great spot for R&R

5 on June 09, 2014

Beautiful home, delicious food, warm hospitality. Highly recommended.

Warm & Welcoming B&B

4.8 on February 07, 2014

We were guests at James Manning House this past October for the first time. My husband and I received a warm welcome from Warren and Janet (in spite of our late arrival). Since we were the only guests that evening, they were kind enough to upgrade us to the larger suite. Our night was warm and cozy with the fireplace burning. The highlight of our stay was the delicious breakfast and the warm conversation. We will definitely be back soon and recommend to our friends! L&B

Wintery Weekend

4.8 on January 26, 2014

We had a great stay at the James Manning House. We have come to that area for years and learned so much more about the history of the area, the eating in the area and some shops in the area. The hosts were so interesting to talk with and also interested in what we had to say. They accommodated our every need. I would go back in the New York minute. It was a great time.

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Rooms & Rates


Our largest guest room features a queen-sized sleigh bed surrounded by antiques and memoirs of Wayne County. The large windows make this room bright and cheery, with the southern view overlooking the formal gardens and small fishpond. An early riser is treated to spectacular sunrises over the Honesdale valley below. The décor in this room is accented with rose and burgundy and bits and pieces of Wayne County heritage. A day bed offers room for an additional traveler or cozy sitting area to read or relax. The Wayne room has a private bath with walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $112 - $112


Retreat to the quiet greens of the Berks room for a restful night’s sleep. The wrap-around cannonball oak headboard sets this queen-sized bed as a centerpiece. Berks County Pennsylvania Dutch heritage is featured throughout this room, from the handmade quilt on the bed to the hex signs on the walls. This room is located on the backside of the house with a view of the gardens and back yard. The quaint private ensuite bath has a walk-in shower Fluffy robes are provided for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $112 - $112


Drift off to sleep with thoughts of a simpler life when your stay includes our Lancaster room. Decorated with authentic Amish quilts and pictures of the Lancaster County countryside this room will take your daily stress away. This room features a maple pencil post bed, antique writing desk and stained glass accent. A step outside your room is your private full bath with original pedestal sink. Fluffy robes and a privacy screen, if desired, are provided for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $112 - $112


Location Type



Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Wilkes-Barre Scranton Intl.) 35 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Stourbridge Lion Railroad, Autumn Foliage, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Library, Piano, Private entrance, VCR, Videos , afternoon cookies and snacks, coffee and tea always available, gardens and goldfish ponds, fresh flowers, smart phone, ipod, docking station in room, handmade Amish quilts

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3-6
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is not permitted inside the B&B.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay, on credit card hold
  • Cancellations: No charge if cancelled two weeks prior to stay. Within two weeks subject to rebooking of room.



Warren and Janet Heinly

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About the innkeepers

Phototgraphy, woodworking, gardening, scrapbooking, fishing, outdoor activities, local history

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Manning House Frittata
A savory egg casserole featuring sausage and cheeses, seasoned with homegrown basil, oregano and parsley