James Manning House

421 Wayne St. Rte. 670, Honesdale, PA 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

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)


Delightfully quiet and calming

5 on May 22, 2017

You want so much when you travel. Maybe it isn't realistic. It doesn't matter we all want a lot and during vacation we want more. This was the first time we stayed at a bed and breakfast. For me the whole idea of it was weird so I didn't know what to expect. It was anxious about the whole thing. What we found though was that the whole experience was peaceful and calming. It is really a different experience than staying in a hotel. Warren and Janet are really nice. They are professional and provide a clean and delightful place with great food. You feel comfortable and safe. All of the amenities are there. I even studied at the dining room table one night so for me it was so comfortable like you are at home. That is the key I guess: it feels like home. Even thought it is someone's home it feels like home except you don't do any work. And that is the definition of a good vacation, comfortable and pleasant, right? I think so, so I loved it.


Weekend visit

4.8 on April 18, 2017

Warm and inviting. Super gracious hosts.


weekend away

5 on December 06, 2016

We were welcomed kindly and the decorations for the Christmas season were so inviting and cozy to kick off the spirit early in the season. I like when festive feeling comes directly after Thanksgiving and is celebrated for weeks before. The food was very good and we were given options for any needs. The sharing of house common rooms felt truly welcoming for evening time outside our room.

Innkeeper Response
As you could tell we do enjoy the holiday season and are glad you enjoyed your time here. We enjoy sharing the season with others.

- Janet (innkeeper)


Girls Weekend

5 on November 01, 2016

We spent a beautiful fall weekend at the James Manning House. From the delicious breakfasts, to the snacks and beverages that were available, we wanted for nothing! The relaxed, and cozy environment was just what we were looking for! Thank you Janet and Warren!


Just like coming home

5 on October 28, 2016

This was our 3rd stay at the James Manning House. My husband and I come to celebrate our anniversary each year(next year is on the books!) . Whenever we travel we stay at Bed and Breakfasts and this is by far the best we have been to. Janet and Warren are the nicest people- warm accommodating and gracious hosts! They handle special requests with ease and have struck the perfect balance between chatting with guests and respecting guests privacy. They clearly enjoy owning and running their Bed and breakfast and their passion shows! No detail is overlooked here and special touches are everywhere. The house and grounds are always beautifully decorated in every nook and cranny for the season, it is meticulously clean –but also very cozy and homey throughout the entire house, to us it feels like coming home. As far as the food- the breakfast menu is creative and the dishes served are filling and delicious with many ingredients from their own garden. If you go away hungry its your own fault!! Fresh baked treats ,beverages and other snacks are available anytime which is a very nice touch. Also be sure to check out Janet’s homemade jams. We always take several jars with us and enjoy seeing what new flavors she has come up with each year. We treasure our time at this BnB each year and would highly recommend it to anyone.


The Best

5 on September 11, 2016

I have spent numerous multi-night stays at the James Manning House over the past two years while visiting family in the area, and it continues to be the most comfortable, most gracious, most enjoyable location available. It is without peer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. The best part of being innkeepers is continuing to host wonderful guests.

- Janet Heinly (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Wayne

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: $120 - $120

Berks

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: $120 - $120

Lancaster

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: $120 - $120

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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

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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
  • Cancellations: No charge if cancelled two weeks prior to stay. Within two weeks subject to rebooking of room.
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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

Free

  • 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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