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.
How to Get There
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.
Upon driving uphill nestled up high a beautiful chateau! It was very pretty! When we checked in I was a little disappointed I was not introduced to the innkeepers. However, we were taken care of and shown to our room. Our room was the Genova.. Looking back I would have liked to spent the extra money for the bigger room. Everything was nice in the room. We made our way to the pool. If you go prepare to go outside to get to the pool. I didn't realize it and went in a robe, and short boots. LOL!! very cold! the pool was wonderful.. the Jacuzzi with cold though.. The breakfast and dinner were delicious!!!! We had a wonderful stay! The murder mystery itself was just ok.. not a lot of interaction. mostly had to paw through and read tons of evidence. A lot of people felt the same. If your a reader and don't mind it you might like it. For those who don't want to spend a lot of time reading though stuff it may not be for you. However, the Manor itself is a "gem".
We went to the French Manor for our anniversary. It was wonderful. We have stayed there on other occasions and for just a get away. They keep up the facilities and the grounds. We used the indoor pool and hot tub so you can go in any kind of weather. They also have a steam room and wonderful spa. Their restaurant is absolutely gourmet.
Beautiful room, a spa suite, with a gas fireplace, great products L'Occitane, the only bad thing was the shower it was small. We had dinner 2 nights in the hotel and it was so good, the service was great and their was a piano player. We also had a couples massage and used the indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, it was the perfect weekend to leave the phones in the car and focus on each other. I cannot wait to do it again!
The inn is beautiful right from France and the history about it very interesting.
We wanted a weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary in the mountains (Fall, Autumn leaves, etc.) but not have to drive too far. Discovered the French Manor Inn in South Sterling PA (about 30 minutes north of Mount Pocono). It is a small (19 rooms), cozy Inn and spa nestled in the mountains. Main house was a summer cottage built in the 1930s. Additional buildings & suites added later. We stayed in one of the spa suites (newer, more modern amenities). It was a good size, included a jacuzzi bath, gas fireplace, patio, wet bar & small fridge, as well as a king size bed. You are provided a small cheese & fruit plate and complementary sherry on your check-in night. Rate for the suite was about $400/night, which includes a nicely prepared breakfast at their restaurant. Nice selection of prepared meals for breakfast, which you can also order to be delivered to your room. Breakfast and dinner were both excellent! Dinner is expensive, but the food was fabulous, and worthwhile for a special occasion. Entire staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Mattress was ok, due to be turned over or replaced. I noted little maintenance items to the staff, but most were minor details. Hotel can accommodate older children, but is better suited for a couple's getaway.