James Manning House

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

About

Enjoy a relaxing stay in this historic 1819 Federal style house just north of Honesdale. Throughout our house guests will enjoy the eclectic mix of antique and collectible furnishings and decor. The three guest rooms mix Pennsylvania styles with all the modern amenities. Common areas, gardens, and large patio offer plenty of opportunities for enjoying a good book or just plain relaxing. Guests enjoy friendly conversations during 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, and give you that home away from home feeling. It's the perfect alternative to traditional hotel lodging.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

Lovely B&B

5 on May 10, 2018

Staying at James Manning House B&B was a first for myself and my daughter. We weren't in town for pleasure but staying here, made it feel like pleasure. Janet and Warren are lovely hosts. The whole house is warm and cozy, has that old feel charm. Breakfasts was amazing. If my daughter and I are int the area int the future we will definitely cll Janet and Warren to see if they have availability.

Innkeeper Response
So glad to have made your memorial trip a more pleasant experience for you. No matter what the reason for travel a guest should have a good experience from their lodging.

- Janet (innkeeper)


An outstanding place to stay!!!

5 on February 19, 2018

I was travelling alone for business and this is the ultimate experience!! The rooms are lovely, the hosts are incredible and breakfast was out of this world!!! I have stayed in B & B's in other countries and in the US, this one is tops on the list!!!

Innkeeper Response
We hope to make business travelers feel at home, by providing a safe and cozy environment as well as provide a hearty home-cooked meal. In doing so we hope to make sure your day is pleasant to start off on the right foot.

- Janet (innkeeper)


Love this place!

5 on January 04, 2018

We have stayed at the James Manning many times over the last few years. What originally caught my attention about the inn was Warren & Janet's ability to serve me a gluten-free breakfast while also satisfying the needs of other guests. We hope always to be able to stay at this outstanding inn whenever we visit Honesdale.


Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

5 on October 27, 2017

This was the second time for us. If we could give it 10 stars we would. Warren and Janet are the best! The food is fantastic, the place is clean and comfortable. We can't say enough good things about it. We will be back and won't stay anywhere else when we are in or near Honesdale.


September Stay

4.8 on October 24, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were excellent hosts and the food was excellent. Our room was so warm and cozy, we especially enjoyed turning the fireplace on during the cold night. The place was clean and charming with the decor. We would definitely stay again! Thanks again for the lovely stay.


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 24, 2017

Janet and Warren are fantastic hosts. Everything about the James Manning House is outstanding. This was the third stay for my wife and me. We will be making a fall trip again next year. Bob and Kathy H.


Wonderful hosts, beautiful B&B

5 on October 17, 2017

The B&B was more than we had hoped for. It looked very nice on the web site, but experiencing it first hand places it second to none. We needed a longer stay to see everything and hear the story that went with them. The hosts, Janet and Warren, were very accommodating with our late arrival and we enjoyed their company while we were there. Be prepared for an outstanding, homemade breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Part of owning a B&B is the lovely people we meet and being able to share our beautiful and historic area of Pennsylvania. Cooking breakfast; well that's just fun!

- Janet Heinly (innkeeper)


Enjoying our getaway

5 on October 15, 2017

We stayed at James Manning House for the first time. Been to others this one of the top 3. Staying in a quiet zone was what we were looking for. We had no really plans and Janet and Warren helped with suggestions. Tne owners supplied the guest with bottled, spring or homemade flavored water. There was cookies available too. We enjoyed our stay.


Wonderful Weekend Getaway

4.8 on September 06, 2017

My husband and I stayed at James Manning over a recent holiday weekend and had a fantastic experience. We stayed in the Wayne Room which was incredibly spacious yet cozy. The fireplace was a lovely touch. We really enjoyed how friendly and helpful Warren and Janet were as hosts, and the breakfasts were fantastic (incredible veggie omelet, homemade blueberry muffins, veggie pancakes, chicken sausage, fresh fruit, OJ, and coffee). We felt very pampered! A highly recommended BnB if you're looking for a cozy, affordable, welcoming, and delicious experience!


Like Coming Home

5 on July 22, 2017

This was our second visit to the James Manning House B&B. It was like coming home again. Janet and Warren are SO welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast a real treat. Our first visit was in late fall, but this time, in July, their gorgeous yard was in full bloom, and it offered an installation new since our visit two year ago: an elegant pergola with chiminea and the soothing babble of waterfall over rocks. They offered wonderful guidance to things to see and do in the area. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
We're so excited to show off the new outdoor living space for our guests. So glad you enjoyed it!

- Janet (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Wayne Room

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 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 burgundy and bits and pieces of the abundant nature Wayne County has to offer. A day bed offers sleeping for an additional traveler or a cozy sitting area to read or relax. The Wayne room has a private bath with walk-in shower. Fluffy robes are provided for your convenience.

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

Lancaster Room

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. The room features a queen-size maple pencil post bed, antique writing desk and stained glass accent. A step outside your room is your private full bath including bathtub and original pedestal sink. Fluffy robes and a privacy screen, if desired, are provided for you.

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

Berks Room

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. The quaint private bath has a walk-in shower and is located within your room. Fluffy robes are provided for your convenience.

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

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Location

Location Type

Rural, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

We are located 2.2 miles north of Honesdale, on Route 670 (Wayne St.), in Bethany. Traveling east on Route 6 to Honesdale, turn left at the traffic light onto N. Main St. (Rte. 191). Approx. 6 blocks, take left fork onto Route 670. We are 2.2 miles north on the left side of the road, in the village of Bethany. Traveling west on Route 6 to Honesdale, continue north on Rte. 6 and Rte. 191 (Church St.). After crossing the bridge continue following signs for Route 191 (you are on N. Main St.) Approx. 6 blocks, take left fork onto Route 670; follow directions as above. From the north on Route 670, in the village of Bethany we are the second house on the right, after the Presbyterian Church, also on the right side of the road. From the north on Route 191, before entering Honesdale, after fairgrounds on right (approx. .5 mi.) make a very hard right turn onto Route 670; follow directions as above. From the south on Route 191, follow signs through Honesdale, continuing on 191, crossing bridge and continue on 191 (N. Main St.), take left fork onto Route 670; follow directions above.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wired internet , 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, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Shopping

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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Warren and Janet Heinly

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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


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