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With its dramatic setting on a waterfall-cut escarpment above the Delaware River, Milford became a popular summer retreat during the 19th century for the wealthy city-dwellers of the eastern seaboard. Today, it has a new-found popularity for those seeking a low-key alternative to the Hamptons. It offers both culture and fresh-air activities and its intimate size guarantees that any of the best places to stay in Milford are close to the best the town has to offer.
Its Victorian wealth means its tree-lined streets are a delight to wander with plenty of handsome and architecturally interesting buildings including Grey Towers, the colonial-style Columns Museum, the Court House, and the French Normandy-style Forest Hall. Grey Towers was the Victorian home of Gifford Pinchot, who is generally regarded as the person responsible for starting the conservation movement.
One of the best walks is up the hill known as The Knob which gives fine views of the waterfalls and river. Swimming, boating, kayaking and trout fishing are all possible on the Delaware. There are hiking trails in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area plus, in the winter, skiing and snowshoeing.
For culture, there are the galleries on Broad Street, live music at the Waterwheel or Muir House, plus the town has a theatre and concert hall. The town also has a number of popular film and music festivals when the best places to stay in Milford are likely to get snapped up; so don’t delay!
For an historic downtown pad
- The historic, white-clapboard, Italianate-style Hotel Fauchere has hosted illustrious guests including Mae West, Sarah Bernhardt and several US Presidents, and today offers 16 sleek bedrooms, a popular cocktail bar and superb French cuisine in the restaurant. There’s regular live music, too.
Best Hotels in Milford
Hotel Fauchere 16 rooms from £159Milford (Pennsylvania)
1852 hotel turned modern boutique in the heart of Milford's historical district. Large rooms come with contemporary bathrooms. The Delmonico Room is renowned for its French cuisine. Bar Louis offers live music and cracking cocktails. Ideal location for a weekend breaks exploring, wining and dining.Great walks - Through the Historical District of Milford you will find 50 Victorian buildings of architectural and historic significance.Sights nearby - The Upper MillFull of characterSpaRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Tablet