What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily continental breakfast
- Modern design in a traditional B&B setting
- Exploring charming Milford, a Delaware River town
- Two restaurants, an in-house patisserie and hand-crafted libations based on old favorites at Bar Louis
What To Know
- Reservations recommended at the on-site restaurants
- Some road noise in rooms at the front of the property
- Pets are permitted for a nightly fee
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Modern Americana. With its wraparound porch and American flags flapping in the breeze, the Fauchère doesn’t seem all that different from Milford’s cluster of quaint, small-town art galleries and bookshops. But inside, the hotel is a world away from lace doilies and chenille throws, and prefers a 19th-century style with bead board ceilings, traditional molding and luminescent Hudson River School landscapes on the walls.
Bed & Bath
The 16 guestrooms are a graceful and organic extension of the sophistication found throughout the house. It’s all modern furniture, upscale amenities (Frette linens, Kiehl’s bath products, radiant-heated floors), original hardwood floors and, in two of the rooms, private terraces. Bathrooms are uniformly spacious and done up in gleaming Carrera marble and Pennsylvania Blue Stone. Some have modern glassed-in showers, others favor over-clawfoot-tub shower heads.
The Fauchère attracts hip insiders thanks to its foodie-centric restaurants. Upstairs, visitors and locals alike dine on farm-to-table fare that changes on the weekly in the well-dressed Delmonico Room. Down below, Bar Louis provides a relaxed gathering space for visiting urbanites nurturing their inner country gentlemen and ladies. With selections like local cheeses, black truffled fries, Lillet cocktails and glasses of Tokaji, it’s no wonder that this elegant country estate has been in business since the 1800s.
In the Area
Get a sense of the region’s history by touring Grey Towers, a Richard Morris Hunt-designed Normanesque château that was the former home of Gifford Pinchot, or see the famous blood-stained Lincoln Flag that cushioned the President’s head moments after he was assassinated, at the Columns Museum. Feeling active? Go canoeing or tubing or hiking in the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area. Shop for works by local artists at galleries steps from the hotel. In the evening, don’t miss the farm-to-table fare at the hotel’s Delmonico Room, or a liquid dinner at Bar Louis — we liked the handcrafted mezcal, tequila and Strega liquer concoction, Agave Heaven.
How to Get There
Very nice rooms and great restaurants. Breakfast was great in the sunroom. We stayed there one time and an ice storm hit. We were walking and everything just iced up. During the day, we had to crawl over to the Patisserie, but they were still open. Excellent accommodations. Marble showers and plush linens. We ate dinner at Bar Louis in the lower level. Funky NY style restaurant. Great food. Hotel also had a great collection of Hudson River School paintings.
Woke up with a mouse sitting on my face!!! HORRIBLE!!!! Management's response -- "Well, that's never happened before." Seriously??? Was told they would comp my room and then Owner decided a 15% discount was enough. Don't be fooled by the pictures.
My Wife and I attended the Writers and Readers Festival and ate Brunch both Saturday and Sunday here. Staff was very good and food outstanding. Try the Eggs Benedict ! Wow, fantastic !! Will be here next year too !!
Stopped here by chance! What a find! Sat inside in a beautiful room overlooking beautiful planting’s. Service and food was impeccable! We are planning on a stay at the hotel. The area is beautiful and so many shops to visit.
Quaint hotel dating back to the mid 1850s in Milford. We stayed here with a family as an overnight rest between upstate NY and NYC.
Rooms seemed to be recently renovated. Comfortable bed, walk in shower and most of the usual 5 star amenities. Only complaint was no alcohol in the empty minibar fridge. We had a long stressful drive from the Canadian border with a toddler in tow and were looking forward to a beer before turning down. We arrived at around midnight and everything was closed including room service.
Another point on rooms when booking is to try to request a room that is not facing Main Street.
The continental breakfast was out of this word with homemade vanilla yogurt, fresh baked pastries and to die for quiches. Served with fresh coffee and juice.
We were travelling with a two year old and while they were very accommodating, I don’t think other guest appreciate the noise. It is more of a romantic historic hotel.
A fantastic option especially if you want to support local businesses.