Getting away for the weekend in a quaint, historic town less than two hours from Hoboken is the perfect way to end the year. Situated in the Pocono Mountains, the charming town of Milford has restaurants, antique shops, a theater, historic landmarks, and more — much of which is run by Milford Hospitality Group. With the goal of preserving the history of the town, the properties have been designed and restored to provide visitors + locals with an experience to remember. Keep reading to learn more about what makes Milford such a great option for a weekend escape this holiday season.
Holidays with Milford Hospitality Group
The holiday season is extra special in Milford, with local businesses and restaurants going above and beyond with decorations and special menu items. The Jive Bar + Lounge goes all out to become a holiday bar with decorations and limited-time cocktails. Right across the street at Hotel Fauchere, diners can enjoy an intimate dinner in a cozy igloo complete with a mini fireplace, comfy blankets, and candles lit at each table. The town also installs a Santa’s Cottage to make the Christmas magic come to life. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available near Hotel Fauchere for a fun wintery outing. No matter where you go in Milford, the magic of the season is everywhere!
Where to Shop + See a Show
For those who love to bring a souvenir home, Karenina’s Antiques is a boutique antique shop located in the historic Delmonico House. You might recognize the name from New York City’s famous Delmonico’s restaurant — this is where the family spent their summers.
Broad Street is a go-to for local shops, including Better World, a boutique general store focused on local products + sustainability. You can find everything from children’s books to holistic remedies and fantastic espresso.
The Milford Theater, located at 114 East Catharine Street, is a classic theater dating back to the mid 1920s. Today, the theater hosts live concerts, plays, and movies. Upcoming performances include Christmas a Capella by the Calmus Ensemble Leipzig on December 11th and a White Christmas cabaret on December 17th.
Where to Stay
Milford Hospitality Group properties provide a boutique upscale experience, while easily catering to the outdoor enthusiast. From hotels and restaurants to shops and event spaces, there is something to entertain everyone in Milford.
As one of the oldest buildings in Milford, Tom Quick Inn is a classic restaurant + hotel dating back to the late 1800s. You can spend the night in a piece of local history and grab a bite to eat before heading out to explore for the day.
Hotel Fauchere is one of the most highly regarded luxury boutique hotels in Pennsylvania. It is one of only two Relais & Châteaux properties in the state, and was founded in the 1800s by Louis Fauchere, the executive chef at Delmonico’s in Manhattan. A number of celebrities and American presidents have stayed at this beautiful landmark hotel.
Where to Eat + Drink
Tracking down a unique place to eat or grab a drink is easy in Milford. Located behind the Tom Quick Inn, Varsity Room is a vintage inspired speakeasy with engraved names from the floor to the ceiling. For a bite of authentic Mexican food, La Posada is a restaurant + cantina overlooking the Delaware River. The building itself dates back to the early 1800s but the food is unbelievably fresh.
The most popular bar in Milford was once an auto body shop. Maintaining some of that 1950s garage feel, the Jive Bar + Lounge plays on its history with cocktail names like Pump the Breaks, Back Seat Driver, and Bourbon on Wheels. Seasonal craft cocktails include Mad Mistress, Blind Date, and The Bohemian.
One of Milfords busiest restaurants, Apple Valley, was modeled after Peddlers Village in Lahaska, PA circa the mid 1900s. The light-filled, cozy restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, specialty salads, and more. The small village of cottage houses, boutique restaurants + shops go into full holiday celebration during the month of December — complete with a Santa’s workshop + Christmas store.
An Upscale Experience in Mother Nature
Milford Hospitality Group owns and operates a large collection of hotels, restaurants, bars, and historic landmarks in Milford, Pennsylvania. William Rosado started Milford Hospitality with the goal of preserving the history of this small town while simultaneously contributing to its economy.
Steven Rosado, Gary Wilson, and Eric Rubino work together to oversee daily operations of all the Milford Hospitality Group properties which include 40 hotel rooms, a movie theater, six restaurants, seven bars, a speakeasy, historic landmarks, and additional entertainment spaces including wedding venues.
“What makes this job so rewarding is the fact that we have the opportunity to provide an experience to both locals who enjoy Milford as their home and out-of-towners. Our properties give them a reason to travel for events or a relaxing vacation and the nature surrounding our town draws in people who are interested in spending time outdoors,” Steven Rosado told The Hoboken Girl. “Our specific location near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, allows us to offer a combination of historic tours, boutique shopping, upscale dining + luxury hotel stays — while at the same time, offering outdoor activities at everyone’s doorstep. A vacationer can truly enjoy the finer things in life, along with the simple things that mother nature provides.”
Located under two hours from Hoboken, the quaint town of Milford is ideally situated in the Pocono Mountains for an upscale, nature-filled getaway.
Milford Hospitality Group is located at 403 Broad Street in Milford, PA. Call 570-300-8020 with questions or to book a stay.