Teatime in the Pocono Mountains

TeaTime in the Pocono MountainsThe French Manor Inn & Spa 
50 Huntingdon Drive • South Sterling, PA 18445
570-676-3244 • thefrenchmanor.com

The French Manor Inn & Spa exudes elegance. As one of only 300 inns in the Select Registry, this authentic French stone château boasts a Spanish slate roof and an interior design of cypress and cedarwood. The acclaimed restaurant features both classic and Nouvelle French cuisine.

A light tea is available each day from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the intimate tearoom, which features an assortment of Mighty Leaf teas and delectable homemade pastries. These include orange-chocolate bread, white chocolate-cherry and pistachio cookies, lemon meltaways, and raspberry shortbread bars. Each is sure to please the sweet tooth in everyone. 

Organic Spring Jasmine Green Tea, a smooth Chinese loose-leaf green tea naturally scented by layers of Arabian jasmine buds, possesses an intoxicating aroma and a refreshing taste. Organic African Nectar is made with naturally caffeine-free rooibos. Its tropical fruit flavor promotes calm and relaxation.

TeaTime in the Pocono Mountains“Our tearoom is where people connect,” says general manager/president Genevieve Logan Reese, who along with her sister Bridget, runs the inn. “Also, guests often take their tea to other areas of the inn, such as the spa or patio deck. You’ll find people sipping tea throughout the grounds. When it rains, everyone comes in for tea.” There’s even an iced mint tea dispenser for guests to use on those very warm days.

Because the inn is situated on top of Huckleberry Mountain, guests are afforded spectacular views from every vantage point. Special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversary celebrations, babymoons, or girlfriends’ getaways, are especially popular at the inn.

With a discerning clientele who travels from New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, Genevieve understands that attention to detail brings them back year after year. Each guest room is spacious and immaculate, and not a single napkin is out of place in the inn’s dining room. “We strive to provide our guests with a very special experience that they may not be able to find elsewhere,” she says. 

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