Fall is our favorite season for weekend trips and festive getaways, and we’ve been long-time fans of Milford, Pennsylvania — which especially charming during the autumn season. Located in the Poconos Mountains, Milford exudes small-town charm and features gorgeous scenery — especially with its fall foliage. And for those looking for things to do and a place to stay in the area, or even just while you’re in town visiting any of its surrounding cities like Narrowsburg or Port Jervis, NY, look no further than Milford’s adorable downtown to get you in the fall spirit. Keep reading to learn more about a getaway to Milford, Pennsylvania, all the fall events happening in its downtown, and some of Milford Hospitality Group’s stunning properties and restaurants.
Autumn in Milford, PA
Milford’s autumns are arguably some of the most beautiful in the country — and we love escaping to this quaint town when the weather cools.
“Autumn in Milford is a stunning time of year,” said Steven. “When the chill is in the air, it is a great time to start to smell the pine. The leaves begin to turn and the foliage is second to none.”
Additionally, the town features an extensive dining scene, bustling nightlife, and a rich history that attracts visitors year-round.
“It has the perfect blend of upscale lifestyle experiences paired with the outdoors,” said Steven.
Upcoming Fall Events
Milford is known for its autumn events, ranging from music festivals to Halloween-themed bar nights. Here are some of the exciting events you can take part in this fall:
September Fest — September 16th
The September Fest music festival features a weekend packed with live music and performances from stars like Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 90’s tribute band All the Small Things, and Kayle Rae from The Voice. The event will also provide guests with seasonal beer and food, kids’ activities, and more.
Forest Hall Studios Art Exhibits — September 23rd
Hosted by Milford Hospitality Group, historic venue Forest Hall Studios is opening two art exhibits on September 23rd: “Wildlife” by Hunt Slonem and “Alula” by Bruce Dehnert. Visitors can purchase tickets to view the stunning, spiritual artwork.
^ Wildlife by Hunt Slonem
^ Alula by Bruce Dehnert
Readers & Writers Festival — September 23rd
The Readers + Writers Festival is perfect for fellow bookworms and creatives. The event will feature discussions with and presentations from authors like Harvey Fierstein, Amanda McBroom, and Charles Busch, to name a few.
Nightmare on Broad Street — September 29th
At the end of September — just in time for spooky season — Milford opens its Halloween Bar downtown on Broad Street. Each year, the bar transforms into a sinister, immersive environment with enough “boo!”ze to go around.
^ Halloween Bar
Places to Stay + Eat in Milford
There are some amazing places to eat, as well as iconic places to stay for your fall getaway in Milford. Some of the most popular boutique hotels in Pennsylvania are right on its main street, filled with charm and intricate details.
Hotel Fauchere | 401 Broad Street, Milford, PA
Hotel Fauchere was founded by Louis Fauchere, the executive chef of Delmonico’s in the early 1800s. This hotel caters to the upscale, luxury hotel crowd and has a long-standing history of fine dining. Its speakeasy-style restaurant, Bar Louis, is positioned on the lower level, and is a stylish and modern atmosphere, ideal for cocktails and bites. There is also dining on the main level of Hotel Fauchere both on the porch, and inside the Delmonico room.
La Posada | 210 2nd Street, Milford, PA
This newer boutique hotel is a fan favorite, and its restaurant boasts authentic Yucatán Mexican decor and 19th-century architecture, which is true to the Milford Hospitality Group’s roots. The restaurant, Felix’ Cantina, which is within the hotel, features Mexican cuisine and regional dishes from the southern part of the peninsula — and has quite a drink menu, might we add, including delicious margs!
Tom Quick Inn | 411 Broad Street, Milford, PA
This historic spot is a warm and inviting hotel — reminiscent of what you’d expect in the Pocono Mountains. The building is over 100 years old and is a keystone property in Milford. This longtime favorite spot features a beautiful restaurant and banquet space, where many weddings and receptions have taken place. You can also eat in its dining area or enjoy a night at the Varsity Room, which is a speakeasy-style bar filled with history — featuring hundreds, if not thousands, of names etched onto the walls by customers as well as vintage, handmade pennants from colleges and universities.
The Waterwheel Cafe | 150 Water Street, Milford, PA
A staple in the neighborhood for over 30 years, The Waterwheel Cafe serves as a bakery, cafe, and music venue throughout its tenure. The food is delicious, the coffee is fresh, and the baked goods are on-point. The unique part about this spot is its history — being a former grist mill, which is open for self-guided tours during restaurant hours. An ideal lunch spot before you get on the road.
Jive Bar and Lounge | 319 Broad Street, Milford, PA
Complete with an open door garage vibe during nice weather — Jive makes for a fun day of sipping an afternoon glass of wine, martini, or having a cold one after a long day of hiking and exploring. There are also live music sets that happen often throughout weekends. It’s right down the block from the historic Milford Theater, which has served as a cultural gathering spot since the 1920s (and was recently renovated).
There are many other things to do — including riding the trolley around town, visiting the historic Grey Towers, which is incredible mansion home of the ‘father of the Park Service,’ Gifford Pinchot — but we’ll leave you to discover them on your trip.
All About Milford Hospitality Group
Milford Hospitality Group works to restore the town’s landmarks and preserve its history and culture. The group provides dining experiences and luxury accommodations in the Pocono Mountains to visitors from all across the globe. With various hotels and inns, dining options, and event spaces, guests will have all their bases covered.
“Milford is located on the banks of the Delaware River and borders the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area,” said Steven Rosado of Milford Hospitality. “It has incredible historic significance in conservation movements and national parks.”
Milford Hospitality Group provides visitors with hotel special packages (such as romantic getaways and exclusive deals), curated river experiences (such as the “Glamping Style” River Trip Experience), and other outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, and forest bathing. You can also purchase different kits that feature appropriate accessories for your visit, like the Outdoor Adventure Kit and S’mores Kit (perfect for those cozy fall nights by the fire).
Milford Hospitality Group is located at 401 Broad Street in Milford, PA. Click here for a list of all the upcoming fall events. For client inquiries or bigger group getaways, email email@example.com, and for reservations, email HFreservations@milfordhospitalitygroup.com.