In 1954, a group of French hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs who valued quality, excellent service and a passion for fine cuisine formed the renowned association Relais & Châteaux. In the ensuing decades, it has come to define an elevated standard of hospitality that attracts guests from around the world. The Hotel Fauchère on Broad Street in Milford, PA, a member since 2008, is a beacon for those in search of luxurious experiences and has welcomed luminaries from Gloria Steinem to Lauren Bush through its historic doors.
What is now an elegant boutique hotel has a storied past that stretches back to the 1850s, when Louis Fauchère, a chef of Swiss origin, began making his name at New York’s famed Delmonico’s Restaurant. He later moved to Milford and opened a hotel, where his stylish inn-keeping and innovative cuisine were a huge hit with the Pike County elite. Eventually, he built the refined Italianate building that remained in his family until the 1970s and today is the heart of the Hotel Fauchère. It reopened in 2006 after five years of painstaking restoration by owner Sean Strub, complete with 16 guest rooms, a conservatory, a large organic garden and several restaurants.
In the Delmonico Room, the fine dining menu includes classic French dishes with creative updates. Downstairs is Bar Louis, a modern brasserie known for its cocktails, late-night dining and live entertainment. A network of local suppliers keeps the kitchens stocked with regional ingredients, including foraged wild edibles, and a great variety of herbs and fresh produce comes from the hotel’s own garden. Patisserie Fauchère, a bakery and café featuring breads and pastries made in-house, is a popular all-day gathering spot for residents and visitors alike.
The Hotel Fauchère has been instrumental in the burgeoning economic and cultural vitality of Pike County. It plays a key role in the town of Milford being, once again, a compelling destination for those in the know.
401 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337