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The James Manning House Bed & Breakfast, located in the Lake Region of the Pocono Mountains, welcomes visitors to Historic Wayne County, Bethany and Honesdale, PA.  Guests will find our 194 year old federal-style house to offer all modern amenities along with charming, eclectic antique and country furnishings.  We offer common rooms for reading or conversation, gardens for strolling, and of course comfortable sleeping quarters with private baths.  Our hot, hearty breakfasts are prepared fresh from local farm produce and our own garden harvests when available.

The area offers much to do from historic museums, to the great outdoors of the Delaware River.  Visitors, young and old, enjoy the Wayne County Historical Society, Dorflinger Glass Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the Roebling Bridge, and Zane Gray Museum just to mention a few.  For the adventurous, raft down the Delaware, hike Prompton State Park, ski Elk Mountain, zip line, snow shoe, bike, fish the lakes or hunt the state game lands.  Maybe your visit includes a concert at Bethel Woods, the original site of Woodstock, or one of Honesdale’s street events, such as Roots and Rhythm, Harvest and Heritage Days, Arts and Antiques weekend, or just a great event at the Cooperage or Ritz Theater in nearby Hawley, PA.

Our historical bed and breakfast offers you tranquility and comfort. When you arrive for your stay, you will find a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, the perfect hotel lodging alternative. At the James Manning House your hosts, Warren and Janet Heinly, look forward to welcoming you with the warm, friendly hospitality unmistakable to their PA Dutch heritage.

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Divine Pears

Divine pears
1-1/2 c. Cran-Raspberry Juice Cocktail
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Bring these ingredients almost to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar.

4 – whole, peeled Bosc pears (leave the stems) Hint: cut the bottom of the pear to make a flat surface for standing in the bowl later.

Add the pears to the simmering juice, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until pears are tender. Turn pears occasionally to evenly color the fruit. Remove from heat, keep covered and continue to turn for 15 minutes. To make a serving sauce (optional): Remove pears from liquid, remove cinnamon stick, and return saucepan to stove. Remove 2 Tbs. of liquid to small dish and stir in 1 T. of Clearjel (or cornstarch)into spare liquid to make a paste. Stir the paste into the saucepan and bring all to boiling over medium-high heat while stirring constantly.
Serving suggestion:
Place a dollop of plain or vanilla yogurt in a bowl, stand the pear in the yogurt and drop 1-2 T. of sauce over top. Enjoy!

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