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. 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.



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

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.

Fantastic Find

5 on August 30, 2016

My wife and I were traveling to town for a wedding and realized there were no chain hotels nearby. A friend recommended this BNB and we couldn't be happier with the choice. Homemade breakfast was served each morning, and the innkeepers were incredibly accommodating for allergies and special requests. The bed was fantastically comfortable and we were delighted to have a clean, comfortable private bathroom. We also loved the charming decorations and convenient location near town.

Home Away From Home

5 on August 29, 2016

We were privileged to stay at the James Manning House this summer for our anniversary. Wonderful accommodations, great breakfast and the peace we were seeking during our short getaway. Warren and Janet are very knowledgable as to local restaurants and attractions. Can't wait to return!

Best of the Best!

5 on June 23, 2016

We just returned from our 8th multi night visit to James Manning House and are already planning number nine. Janet and Warren are amazing hosts who go above and beyond to make each stay memorable. You will not find a more charming and congenial place to relax a while. Breakfast is always delicious and plentiful with dietary needs taken into account. On a scale of 1 through 5 James Manning rates a Ten !!

Innkeeper Response
Thank, thank you. Our number of returning guests is our true score card.

The Perfect Get Away.

5 on April 24, 2016

From the moment you walk in the front door you feel like you are home. The rooms are comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are equally inviting, day or night. Janet and Warren are friendly, accommodating, and go the extra mile to ensure their guests feel welcomed and pampered. Breakfasts are delicious and a great start to the day. We always wish we could stay a bit longer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. We enjoy providing a relaxing atmosphere for our guests. No matter the reason for our guests' travel, we hope they can leave refreshed and de-stressed.

An enjoyable work trip

5 on January 20, 2016

My stay at the James Manning House was truly perfect. I was traveling for business in the area and decided to stay at this charming B&B for the duration of my stay (about 2 weeks). Janet and Warren are such warm, kind hosts, and quickly made me feel at home in this lovely place. My room was very warm and cozy (a must since the temps were in the single digits or teens the whole time I was there), and adorably decorated. I had a different breakfast every single day that I was there, and they were all so delicious I don't think I could pick a favorite. While I enjoyed my breakfast in the homey dining room each morning, Warren graciously cleaned off my car (it snowed several times during my stay) so that I could get out the door to work on time. Warren and Janet are absolute pros, and I'm so glad I decided to stay at the James Manning House. I look forward to returning on non-business travel soon!

Highly Recommended B&B - Absolutely Lovely!

4.0 on December 28, 2015

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at James Manning House. The owners, Janet and Warren, were warm, friendly and very accommodating. We arrived on a rainy day and Warren met us outside with an umbrella and helped us in. How thoughtful. Once inside, we were greeted by Janet and a little welcome sign with our names on it. The house was adorable and filled with smells of comfort Each room was very cozy and decorated so nicely for the Christmas holiday - it felt "just like home." The rooms were perfect, traditional in the warmest kind of way with plenty of modern amenities. I was thoroughly impressed at how clean and well-kept our room was - as well as the entire house. And the breakfast served in the morning was hearty and delicious!! If you are looking for a quiet place to unwind (with plenty to do nearby if you choose) with owners who truly enjoy and aim to please their company, I highly recommend this B&B! It's a true gem and we will gladly return. Thank you Janet and Warren!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy providing a "just like home" getaway spot for our guests. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year!

Wonderful stay under most difficult circumstances

5 on November 22, 2015

We were called to Honesdale, PA upon the untimely death of our dear nephew at age 41 from cancer. The James Manning House became a special source of comfort during this sad time. The delicious breakfast cuisine was rounded with foods from the house garden. The rooms were spacious, meticulously maintained and tenderly appointed. Even the bedsheets were something to rave about! The host and hostess were kind and made great conversation. We felt taken care of. If we are ever again in the Poconos, we will stay only here.

Innkeeper Response
Our sympathies for you and your family in these difficult times. We were glad to give you a comforting place to stay and hope that you will return under happier circumstances.

Delightful Stay at this B&B!

5 on November 21, 2015

We do not travel much, but this has GOT to be one of the nicest B&B experiences out there! Janet and Warren are the perfect hosts - warm and welcoming, and showing great interest in us as guests. Great room, great breakfasts, great information and guidance. Next time we want to stay in this area we will not even consider anyplace else!

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!

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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: $120 - $120


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


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 Type

Rural, Small town


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

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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