Holley Ross Pottery is one of the few remaining vestiges of the old-school tourist attractions of the Pocono Mountains, from a time when a nature vacation just might make you think about buying dishware. The world has changed, but Holley Ross is still here, and it’s still good.
The town (village? burg?) of La Anna is the home of the factory showroom for the Holley Ross line which is made on the premises. This retail part of the operation shares floor space with pottery from more than 135 manufacturers. Genuine Fiestaware, Hartstone hand-painted stoneware, Fenton and Pilgrim glassware, and many more at savings up to 70%. They buy merchandise by the truckload, and you pay a small markup over wholesale.
Goat milk soap, candles, birdbaths, Polish pottery, Mexican pottery, glazed stoneware crocks, Romertopf unglazed clay cookpots, pie plates, more – or maybe you fancy a concrete Bigfoot statue for your garden.
There is a lake in the woodland park behind the building where you can walk across a rustic swinging bridge into a beautiful forest. Sawdust trails lead to picnic tables and the lake. Now THIS is old-timey vacation
Tiny La Anna is located on Route 191 just 2 miles south of South Sterling. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – and that’s part of the reason we love it.