The French Manor, an enchanting stone chateau, sits atop Huckleberry Mountain in South Sterling, PA. As a guest of the French Manor you will enjoy views of the beautiful crests and ridges of the northern Pocono Mountains. An elegant Poconos Bed and Breakfast country inn unlike any other, secluded and private, like a secret lookout separate from the populace. Spacious, uncompromising accommodations, together with fine service, make The French Manor perfect for your romantic Poconos getaway.
An Interesting History: While most of the world was struggling to survive in the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, mining magnate Joseph Hirshhorn found himself awash in money. He decided to build a manor house to spend summers and the Christmas Holidays with his friends and family. To this end, he brought some 165 German and Italian craftsmen and artisans to 500 acres on Huckleberry Mountain in the heart of the Poconos of Pennsylvania to construct his “summer retreat.”
Using natural lumber and fieldstone from local quarries, the men spent the years 1935 to 1937 building Hirshhorn’s stone chateau with care and distinction. The roof is made of imported Spanish slate, the windows are all leaded glass and much of the interior wood is pecky cypress and cedar. The manor has an elegant Romanesque arched entranceway and massive stone fireplaces in the Great Room, now used as the Dining Room.