June is bustin’ out all over! It’s been one string of blooms to another, wisteria to rhododendron, phlox to peonies to clematis. Here in the Poconos of Northeastern Pennsylvania the weather has taken its good old time to warm up and brighten up with sunshine. That hasn’t stopped the outside chores. Around the inn we have been planting flowers and pulling weeds, mowing grass and fixing deer fences. Personally, I like sprucing up the yard and being outdoors, cloudy days and a bit of drizzle can’t stop me. On the other hand, wearing fleece jackets or full out downpours does get depressing after a string of days of that kind of weather. All that has changed, summer is almost here and it’s time to get away for a day or two (or three or four) of pure relaxation. Let our gardens and wildlife refresh and replenish your spirits. Enjoy our satiny soft sheets on pillow comfort mattresses. Grab a good book, find a comfy chair inside or out, forget the phone and don’t lift a finger. Time for that getaway!
Spring is coming, and this year we agree. The temperatures have been mild and the little bits of snow we’ve had are almost invisible. Gardens are starting to spring to life with early bulbs pushing through the surface. What a wonderful time of the year to plan a get away! Really, it’s a time to plan a group away. Girl friends can have a blast just being together, shopping, eating out (not cooking for the family) and what better way to enjoy this respite but to stay a weekend at a Bed and Breakfast? How about a yoga group? Maybe quilters, book clubs, or card players? Men, you are not excluded, plan a fishing trip for trout in the stocked Dyberry Creek, or the Delaware or Equinunk Rivers. Maybe a plan a group for a competitive disc golf match at Prompton State Park. Couples, what fun can your group have staying together, taking up the whole Bed and Breakfast? You might take in a concert or check out the Irving Cliff Brewing, a great new microbrew in the neighborhood. The James Manning House is your perfect spot to enjoy comfortable rooms, relaxing together, great fellowship and wonderful breakfasts. When your group takes over the house, we’ll work to accommodate all of your needs and make it a memorable experience.