My husband and I decided to take a weekend day getaway to the Poconos for our anniversary weekend. We have stayed at B&B's a couple of times, but I have to say that this one was our favorite! Sharon greeted us warmly and gave us the tour of the house (which is HUGE!). We had the Contessa room, which was very warm and inviting. The huge tub was a wonderful treat after a long, cold day of sightseeing, and we loved the fact that each room had a fireplace! There is also a butlers pantry that is stocked with bottled water, soda, coffee, tea and assorted snacks. All of this is available whenever you want it, which I thought was a very nice gesture.
Sharon recommended many places to see and eat and had a large stash of brochures and directions for any place you wanted to go. She recommended a winery that my husband and I both loved. We ended up buying numerous bottles of wine and I'm sure we'll come back to buy some more.
Both mornings we awoke to the smell of coffee brewing and something wonderful in the oven. From the homemade muffins to the pancakes and eggs, you will never leave this house hungry. And while we're eating, Ric is telling us stories that had us all hysterical! The banter between Sharon and Ric will have you feeling like you're part of the family. You will never have a dull moment at breakfast with these two!
On our second day at the inn a big snowstorm was expected (this was on October 29th!). All of the couples staying at the inn teased Sharon and Ric about having to help shovel out the house. I think there ended up being around 4-6 inches of snow over the course of the day, which was very pretty to see with the fall foliage (and very unusual too!).
There are many places nearby to eat (we tried Smugglers Cove and really liked it), and there are also chain restaurants near Lowes. The Crossings has outlet shopping, but I wouldn't recommend it on Halloween weekend.....they do trick or treat throughout the stores so there are TONS of kids going in all different directions.
All in all, and despite the unusual fall snow, we had a wonderful time at this Inn. Sharon and Ric are wonderful hosts and they provide a beautiful home to share with their guests.
- Also Known As:
- Cranberry Manor Hotel Tannersville
- Cranberry Manor Bed And Breakfast