401 Broad St., Milford
Cost: Rooms run $275-$350 weekends, $200-$300 weekdays.
Distance: About 125 miles from Philadelphia.
The scoop: First established in 1852, the historic Hotel Fauchère began welcoming guests again in the summer of 2006,
following a five-year restoration.
Amenities: Flat-screen TVs, complimentary wine and locally made chocolates, Frette linens, Kiehl’s bath items, a “guests only” back porch, wireless Internet access, iPod audio docking systems. Decadent fare is served in the Delmonico Room (pictured below). You’ll find drinks, live entertainment and the eye-catching photography of Christopher Makos at Bar Louis.
Don’t miss: A hike through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area amidst the splendid fall foliage, followed by evening cocktails on the hotel’s porch. Also try Bar Louis’ scotch and cheese tasting and its sushi pizza—crispy tempura rice topped with sushi-grade Ahi and caviar.
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