What We Love
- 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
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Foodie hotspot with two restaurants, a patisserie, and a refined Americana vibe just 90 minutes from Manhattan
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. The 16 guest rooms 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
With a group. Meals cold, brussel sprouts under cooked. Potatoes partially raw. Meals should have been warmer. One person can not eat blue cheese on salad. asked server to replace salad without blue cheese, seemed to be an issue. Asked for ice, never arrived.
It is a great place to stay if you are looking to enjoy the scenery around the Delaware River. We stayed in one of their smaller rooms, but it was still comfy enough for me, husband, and dog. We only wish that they had king size beds! We went in the summer. I am looking to come back in the winter when the rates drop so we can stay in a bigger room.
We had the most wonderful experience at Hotel Fauchere. We stayed one night here before driving into New York City the next day. The staff was so welcoming and extremely dog friendly - there were cookies and water bowls everywhere. We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner out on the front porch and had an amazing experience each time. They even had vegan options for me at lunch and dinner. The hotel was incredibly clean and had so much character. We even met the owner who was a friendly dog lover and stopped to chat. We will be coming back to occasionally escape the city and cannot wait!