French Manor Inn and Spa
What We Love
- An enchanting stay in the Poconos, with breakfast, a resort credit, a suite option and moreFeeling rejuvenated after a day of natural, purifying treatments at French Manor’s green spa
- Seeing the Pocono Mountains from your bedroom windows
- Savoring fine French cuisine by candlelight, under a castle-like, 40-foot vaulted ceiling
What To Know
- Head to your room after check-in to find complimentary champagne, sherry, fruit, cheese and crackers
- Zen-out at the heated saltwater pool with relaxing music
- Free WiFi
Renew and relax at French Manor Inn and Spa, an authentic stone chateau atop Huckleberry Mountain in the Poconos. This secluded, country-style inn has all the trappings of a charming bed and breakfast, plus gourmet dining, spectacular views and a green spa to make you ooh and ahh.
Complete with picturesque views of mountain peaks, thick treetops and soft sunsets, the property is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, plus one of the few Pocono properties to rack up four diamonds from AAA. Added complements like afternoon tea, a fruit and cheese plate upon arrival, a decanter of sherry in your room and a daily resort credit toward either the on-site restaurant or spa make this a bed-and-breakfast experience with a difference.
Rooms and suites
Manor rooms are located in the main Manor building and provide a classic take on the bed-and-breakfast with their antique furniture and original cypress walls. Their spacious layout and rustically ornate decor will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a castle, but they come with modern amenities and comforts. They feature four-poster queen or king beds and mountain views.For a more modern respite, go for a La Maisonneuve suite. Each of these country-style suites comes with a gas fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub, a private, wrought-iron balcony and expansive, 20-mile views.
The French Manor is home to one of the best restaurants in the Poconos, which serves fine French and Nouvelle French cuisine under a 40-foot vaulted wood ceiling. Perfect for a romantic evening, the restaurant contains two massive fireplaces, so you can sample delicious wines and delicacies like filet mignon, lobster and juniper-scented duck breast by candlelight or hearth. Please note that jackets are required for gentlemen.Casual ambiance can be found at Hanna’s Café or on the Terrace, a stone veranda with a magnificent 20-mile view of the Northern Pocono Mountains.A full gourmet breakfast is served daily and is included in the price of your stay. For a luxurious start to your day, arrange for breakfast in bed (additional service fees apply), or dine al fresco on the veranda when the weather permits.
Le Spa Foret is a green spa, offering a uniquely natural experience. With pure, organic products, a balanced environment and thoughtful amenities such as herbal tea, spring water and snacks, luxurious robes, therapist consultations and customized body enhancing treatments mixed especially for you, Le Spa Foret is the epitome of relaxation. Get back in touch with your body and with nature by taking a plunge in the salt water pool and hot tub, enjoy a fireside couples’ massage, and spend time in the relaxation lounge for the ultimate retreat.
The French Manor Inn and Spa is centrally located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, with golf courses, state parks and plenty of other recreation, like biking, zip-lining, horseback riding and whitewater rafting nearby. Other outings like antiquing, museum-going and visiting historic sites are also within reach.
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outstanding customer service throughout the Inn and spa.
It is a quaint boutique style family run bed & breakfast with outstanding service.
The dining staff treats you like a VIP.
The spa caters to your hand and foot
My wife and I stayed in the Suite Brigitte. We had an amazing time. The rooms were so spacious The bed was incredible. The bathrooms and jacuzzi were sparking clean. All that is great and can be found anywhere else, what really did it for us was the service. The staff were so helpful and accommodating. We felt pampered. As religious jews, we had specific needs for our food arrangements and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of. We are definitely coming back!
What you need to know
Price- $185 before tip, to include 2)cocktails 2)glasses of wine 1)app shared 2) entries and no desert.
Food- Basically American cuisine with a French flair. Good quality ingredients nicely prepared and seasoned. Apps are small, entries reasonable portions. At $100/person we expect pretty fine food. The food is nice but far less than memorable. Flavors do not excite.
Ambiance. Their strong point. One room with seating for about eighty people. Large wood beams and trusses exposing a steep volume ceiling. Fireplaces at both ends with a bar and Christmas Tree in the middle. A baby grand piano with musician playing nicely thru the evening.
Service- Service is good, staff is friendly but it is not five star service by any means.
Our experience- Nice evening but does not measure up to the price. At these prices I feel I can be critical. They served an aperitif of cucumber with lox, the plate was dead cold and so was the food, wrong. Food was good but what you would expect at half the price. With regret the Manor has become very overpriced for a rather average experience. This is the only decent inn anywhere nearby, however for the price we are not feeling the love.
We stayed at The French Manor Inn for our anniversary in December. The place is in Newfoundland and is beautiful. About a half-hour further north of the Pocono resorts. I would definitely stay here again. But not eat here. We were in the Spa suites ... large room, fireplace, deck and a beautiful view. On arrival our children treated us to a plate of cheese and crackers. Extra $. The plate had 6 crackers!😂 Plenty of cheese and jam left over. We did the couples massage which was great. Everyone who worked there were exceptional. Shannon on Saturday morning was great! Ken our server for dinner was wonderful. Both really sweet and helpful. Our dinner hostess ... hmmm. We were the only ones in the restaurant except for another couple. Not busy. Our food was excellent but very very small portions. My baked stuffed potato was the size of a walnut. Expensive. That was okay ... it was our anniversary. But the thing that got us ... for the price we paid for the room and dinner, you would think they would give us a glass of champagne or complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary? Or say Happy Anniversary. It's not that we wanted it or needed it. But the simple act of offering it would have been nice. Seemed very snobby to me. The night before we went down the hill for dinner. Everyone in that restaurant came by to wish us well. And the Chef created a special dessert for us. I think the hostess at French Manor slipped up on that one. Especially since it wasn't busy and it was a special day for us. That is why I give it a 3. A lot of good about this place. But we were turned off by the lack of interest in their guests.
One murder on the high seas, one babysitter, one husband, one room, Check. We got this. The French Manor is gorgeous. We stayed for 2 nights and here are our thoughts. (Now I should say before you read my review- this is following an experience at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia- a five star hotel).
Inn: four stars: The main building was beautiful. A darling entry with a "cafe" room off to the side, where tea and cookies are held at 3pm. The teas are wonderful! The dining room is equally breath-taking and represents the french 1900 decor. The room we stayed in was nice (LA #4: Spa Room) with a cozy fireplace (it gets hot!), Jacuzzi (somewhat dated but enjoyable) and a comfortable bed (a little squeaky but soft). Overall comfortable and quiet. Great view as an added bonus (a nice little balcony but sadly we had to shovel off the snow).
Staff: 4 stars: Everyone was nice and kind. When we first came, Ivy greeted us with a comforting smile. The desk help was also helpful (we asked to borrow snowshoes for the trails) and they were kind enough to find them (but we had to wait and it took some time for them to find out where they were stored but we eventually got them). The waiters/waitresses were also pleasant.
Food: 3 stars. The food was okay. I was expecting gourmet cuisine and what we received was Applebee's. We had breakfast two mornings (pancakes, egg sandwich, french toast, oatmeal and if you were lucky a 1/4 cup of potatoes- they were very conservative on potato portion size) and a pre planned dinner (steak and shrimp- 5 course). I am not a food snob but wow, I was extremely under impressed.
Entertainment (Murder Mystery): 3.5 stars. The two individuals leading this were lovely. They were funny and happy to confuse us. They were mother and son and just seemed to thrive on improv comedy, If you are interested in this please know you must be able to mingle and ask questions, read A LOT, (on a "clue table" that contains letters/articles/telgrams/reports/clippings that are clues. A few documents are added every few hours so you have to keep looking back. We took pictures.) and just have fun and live in the moment. You will play a part and it's more fun when people dress the part. I wish we had more "props" as clues and not so much reading. Sadly, out of the 40 people we were with, no one guessed the correct person. It was challenging, frustrating but entertaining.
Activities: Three stars: The pool house/spa building was a walk down the driveway, The most impressive thing about this was the sauna (but the door wouldn't close all of the way and the heat would escape but we made the best of it). The hot tub and pool are dated and I could have done without- the hot tub was still filing up the first night and the chlorine in the pool left your skin stinking to high heaven. The gym consists of one elliptical machine facing the pool. The spa, I am assuming was nice but we decided to save the $100+ dollars for something else but other couples enjoyed the experience. As mentioned above, there are also trails on the property (yellow and blue) and there was a map in our room. The front desk really didn't explain this when we arrived but because we read reviews on tripadvisor, we were prepared with warm clothes. We did find out from other guests that the inn provided snowshoes. Again, we wouldn't have known about this if we hadn't met that couple. The trails were overgrown but worth the adventure. It was our first time using snowshoes and it was thrilling. The snowshoes were broken in areas but we were grateful they let us borrow them.
Overall, we are glad we had the chance to take this trip. Was it worth the $1200 that we spent for two nights? Ummm... not so sure, maybe.