We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the “New” Hancock House Hotel.
The original HHH was built in 1848 on Main Street, next to where the Tops Market is now located. It was a popular stagecoach and train stop, giving hostel to a variety of travelers for over a hundred years, until it was razed in 1960.
In 2007, after much planning and many sleepless nights, we decided to build a hotel that would be much like the original in appearance. It was our hope that the hotel would be a comfortable lodging for travelers visiting family or friends, conducting business, vacationing, fishing, hunting or just passing through. We also wanted to provide great food and drink, and a welcoming place for local gatherings, weddings and parties of all kinds. Our Maple Room Restaurant and Honest Eddie's Tap Room serve a wide variety of foods to satisfy any diet.
Hancock is where the East Branch and West Branch of the Delaware meet and is the Gateway to the Upper Delaware with great fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and tubing opportunities.
Many destination weddings have been held in our beautiful neck of the Catskill Mountains too.
We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds us.
Lodging Style and Amenities
The Hancock House Hotel has 32 rooms total. Our sister property Bass Cabins feature 13 fully equipped cabins, each of which can house up to six comfortably.
The hotel room are as follows:
Single King Room- This type of room is set up with one king bed, two nightstands, an armoire for clothing, a large desk, one television, a full size bathroom, and a sofa chair and foot stool. You may also have this type of room with or without a balcony.
Double Queen Room- This type of room is set up with two queen size beds, one nightstand, an armoire for clothing, a large desk, one television, a full size bathroom, and a sofa chair and foot stool. You may also have this type of room with or without a balcony.
Handicapped-Accessible Room- We have a limited number of accessible rooms, so advanced reservations are highly recommended. This type of room is set up with one king bed, a large handicapped-accessible bathroom, two nightstands, an armoire for clothing, a large desk, one television, and a sofa chair and foot stool. The bathroom is open so there is enough space for a wheel chair. There are support bars on the walls by the toilet and in the shower. The shower is equipped with a seat that you may fold down and has a detachable shower head. There is also an emergency pull cord on the bathroom wall that may be activated in case of emergency. This type of room is only available with a balcony.
Suite- This type of room is set up with separate living and sleeping areas. The suites include a mini refrigerator, a microwave oven, and a coffee pot. The bedroom has one king bed, one nightstand, a sofa chair, an armoire for clothing, and a television. There is a full size bathroom in the room. In the living area there is a couch that will pull out into a queen size bed, two end tables, a large dresser, a table and chairs, and a flat screen television. This type of room is only available with a balcony.
Efficiency- This type of room includes a kitchen and is set up with separate living and sleeping areas. The kitchen consists of a full size refrigerator, an oven and stove, a double sink, a microwave oven, a coffee pot, and all the necessary cooking and serving utensils. The bedroom has one queen bed, one nightstand, an armoire for clothing, a full size closet, and a television. There is a full size bathroom in the room. In the living area there is a couch that will pull out into a queen size bed, a sofa chair, two end tables, a large dresser, a table and chairs, and a flat screen television. This type of room is only available without a balcony.
In-room Internet and wireless Internet. The entire facility has Wi-Fi connectivity. For the highest quality Internet connection in your guest room you can ask the front desk attendant for an internet cable that is easily plugged in from your computer to the internet outlet in the wall. There is no deposit required for the cable; we just simply ask that you return the cable to the front desk upon checking out of your room.
Roll Away Beds and Mini Fridges ($10.00 extra each) and Porta-Cribs (no charge). Contact the front desk attended if you wish to have a roll away bed, mini fridge or a crib/playpen in your room. They will get the bed for you and bring it to your room with the appropriate linens. Upon making a reservation you may also request a roll away or crib and it will placed in your room before you arrive. We have a limited number these. Reserving ahead of time is recommended as they are allocated on a first come basis.
Extra Blankets and Pillows Each guest room has an extra blanket for each bed in the room located in the closet. If you wish to have another blanket or an extra pillow contact the front desk attendant and one will be provided to you depending upon availability.
Parking There is ample parking in the rear of the hotel and handicap spots located on the side. A hotel wheel chair is located by the handicapped-accessible entrance.
No Smoking Policy The Hancock House Hotel is a non-smoking establishment. There are signs at the front desk and around the facility. A charge of $250 will be incurred for smoking on the premises. Please limit smoking to the outdoor balcony and parking lot.
Cancellation Policy During our regular season we have a 48-hour cancellation policy. As long as you cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your expected stay there will be no penalty for canceling. During Camp Parent weekends and select holidays there is a 30 day cancellation policy. For no charge you must cancel 30 of more days prior to your stay. If you cancel 29-15 days prior to your reservation you will be charged half of the amount of your stay. If you cancel 14-0 days prior to your reservation you will be charged the full amount of your stay. If you do not know if your stay falls within a 48-hour or 30-day cancellation time frame, you may call the front desk and ask anytime. It is your responsibility to know the cancellation policy.
Breakfast Style Served
Full and Hearty Breakfast
Open all year except Christmas Day. Low season rates from January 1 to March 31.
Additional Services and Amentities Available
Located off the main reception area on the main floor you will find Honest Eddie's Tap Room. The name was inspired by, and named in honor of John Edward Murphy, who was born on Friday, October 2, 1891, in Hancock, New York, little more than 100 yards from the front door of The Hancock House.
The gates open at Honest Eddie’s at noon every day of the week, except in winter when hours change slightly. Please check our Facebook page for updated hours & specials.
Enjoy a large mug of domestic ice cold draft beer, your favorite mixed drink or a classic cocktail. If you need something to help wash down the beer, you can order from a variety of delicious foods prepared in our Maple Room kitchen. Everything from burgers to soup and more.
Watch NFL Football and other big name sporting events on our giant high definition flat screen TV's in the Tap Room! Honest Eddie's is a great place to unwind at the end of the day!
The Maple Room is styled after the Pine Room of the original Hancock House of a century ago when visitors and locals alike enjoyed a sumptuous private dinner or formal group occasion with a standard of quality and service we are pleased to bring back today.
The Maple Room Restaurant is open year round to hotel guests & the general public for breakfast, lunch and supper. For current hours, menu and daily specials, please check our Facebook page.
The newly remodeled Maple Room comfortably accommodates 100 people. It is the ideal venue for special events, large parties, business meetings, wedding receptions, reunions, rehearsal dinners and other gatherings and functions where adequate parking, good food, fair prices and on site accommodations are of prime importance.
Contact our banquet manager for more information. Our staff will be happy to arrange everything from the appetizers onward.
The Maple Room is also ideal for a simple meal. We think you will find our menu offers a wide variety of quality dishes, for even the most discriminating of pallets...and pocketbooks.
April 1-December 31 Sunday through Thursday $130.00 -$180.00; Friday and Saturday $150.00 - $205.00. Camp drop off/pick up/one day visiting $175.00 - $215.00. Camp Weekends $700.00 - $820.00. Lower Rates Jan. 1-March 31.
By Car From NYC & North Jersey (2 1/2 hrs)
Take Rt. 17W toward Binghamton to Hancock. Exit 87a.
From North Jersey, North East PA & South West New York (1 - 2 hrs)
Take Rt. 97 N toward Hancock. This route is designated as The Scenic Byway.
From Boston & NE (3-6 hrs)
Take Rt. 84S to 17W in New York State to Hancock at Exit 87a or Exit 87.
From Scranton (1 hr)
Take Rt. 81N to Rt. 374 (Elk Mountain - exit 63). Take Rt. 374E to Rt. 171N.
Take Rt. 171N to Rt. 370E to Rt. 191N and follow until you see the bridge going into Hancock, NY (about 1/2 mi).
From Philadelphia area (3 hrs)
Take N.E. ext. of PA Turnpike to Rt. 81 above Scranton, PA. Follow directions from Scranton above.
From Central or Western PA
Take Rt. 80E to 81N to Scranton. Follow directions from Scranton above.
From Baltimore/Washington DC area (4-5 hrs)
Take I-95 to Rt. 476 in Philadelphia to N.E ext. of PA Turnpike to Rt. 81N at Scranton. Follow directions from Scranton.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVA)
Avoca PA (65 minutes to Hancock)
Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) -
Edwin A Link Field - Binghamton, NY (45 minutes to Hancock)
The hotel uses LED lighting throughout to be energy efficient. Each room has its own individual HVAC unit as well.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Your hosts are Lynn and Russell Bass, lifetime residents. The Bass' also operate the French Woods Golf and Country club, where most of the Bass Cabins are located, just an eight-minute drive outside of Hancock. They also own and operate Russell Bass and Sons Lumber Mill. The Mill association is the reason for all the beautiful Tiger (also called Curly) Maple that is featured throughout the Hancock House Hotel and in our rooms.
Handicapped-accessible rooms (advance reservations recommended) and hotel-provided wheel chair.
Pet Friendly Notes
Only certified service animals are allowed at the hotel however the Bass Cabins are pet friendly.