January is Cabin Fever Month! There hasn’t been much chance to shovel snow, but it’s always nice to sneak away, forget the phones, (and work) for a little R&R. Can’t you just close your eyes and picture yourself curled up in front of the fire with a good book? Or maybe you’d like to engage your partner in a board game, or take the time to piece together a challenging puzzle. The James Manning House can provide all that for your retreat. Visit www.jamesmanninghouse.com
AND then we’ll add a hot, hearty comfort food breakfast to energize should you decide to venture outdoors. Manmade snow has been covering the slopes, and the black diamonds are calling the skiers. Perhaps there will be snow on the ground to enjoy the typical winter sports, such as snowshoe trekking, or cross country skiing, or maybe to ride the sleds. Why not try something without the snow? The ice is now thick enough for some ice-fishing and the perch and panfish are very hungry. Prompton State Park has trails to hike, from easy to hard, open all year round. The park is also home to an 18-hole Disc Golf course, which never closes. Nature provides wonderful natural ice sculptures for the nature enthusiast and photographer to find. Without snow, and minus the leaves and insects of summer, geocaching is fun in the winter. Visit www.friendsofprompton.com.
Not an outdoor enthusiast? Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy on an Eagle Watch Experience. Right in our back yard (so to speak) the Upper Delaware River and surrounding region is one of the largest and most important bald eagle wintering areas in the northeastern United States. The visitor’s center of the Conservancy is open weekends throughout January and February. They offer tours or can give guidance for your own observations, such as good spots for you to view from your own car. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org.
Stay with us and shop our stores in downtown Honesdale. Have you visited the newest antique store, Union Chapel? Enjoy an evening at the Cooperage for some down home fun and entertainment. January has some interesting entertainment including game nights, open mike night, and performances by The Paramounts, Scott Ainslie, and Oren Fader. Visit thecooperageproject.org
Get away from the rat race, beat the winter blues, skip all the drama and reconnect with comfort. Reserve your two night stay at the James Manning House and enjoy the comforts of home; a queen bed, private bath, TV in the room, wi-fi, and electric fireplace in the room. The hospitality station is always filled with coffee and teas, but we will also treat you to some cappuccino and home baked goodies. Call us to reserve and let us know you’ve been reading and you will get two nights for the price of one! The only rules are that the nights are consecutive, in January, and no other discounts apply. Cabin Fever runs from January 5 through January 30.