Milford, DE 

The Towers B&B

101 NW Front St
Milford, DE 19963-1022 US

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Rates: $150 to $175
Total Rooms: 4
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (28 reviews)


Circa 1783. Once a simple colonial house, this ornate Steamboat Gothic fantasy features every imaginable Victorian architectural detail, all added in 1891. This winner of the Top 10 Romantic Inns of 2009 has 10 distinct styles of gingerbread as well as towers, turrets, gables, porches and bays. Inside, chestnut and cherry woodwork, window seats and stained-glass windows are complemented with American and French antiques. The back garden boasts a sunroom and garden seating. Ask for the splendid Tower Room or Rapunzel Suite.Publicity and Awards: Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Washingtonian, Mid-Atlantic Country, Inn Traveler.Location: City/Urban, Ocean Community and Atlantic Ocean beaches within 25 miles.

Room Detail

Tower Room
While in Milford be sure to visit the LadyBug Shop, a most unusual gift shop inspired by Delaware's official state bug. The Tower Room The Tower Room is located on the second floor and overlooks historic Front Street. It has a queen-sized bed and features a luxurious bathroom with a deep slipper tub and separate shower. The rate is $160 per night. For guests desiring separate bedrooms or for two couples or a family traveling together, the Tower Room can be expanded into a two bedroom suite by opening up the Governor Burton Room, located on the opposite side of the bathroom, which is then shared by the occupants of the two rooms. The rate for this two bedroom suite is $240 per night. The Tower and Governor Burton Rooms are ideal for guests who like bright, sunny rooms with lots of window space. The bathroom is the largest one in the house--and the only one that has both a tub and a separate shower. The large stained-glass fan pattern window in the bathroom creates fascinating plays of light in the room. In one corner of the Tower Room there is a small, circular sitting area. This is the enclosed interior space of the corner tower (technically an "oriel") that is a defining feature of the building's exterior. These rooms provide excellent views onto the historic buildings of Front Street.

Garden Room
The Garden Room is located on the second floor and overlooks the garden. It has a double bed, a large window seat and a sitting area with couch and armchair. The bathroom contains a deep vintage bathtub with shower attachments. While the bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom and is private, it is accessed via the hall. The rate is $110 per night. This is the quietest guestroom as it is on the garden side of the house. Most on one wall is taken up with a triple window and window seat that faces north and provides an excellent view onto the garden. Over the bed hangs a painting on a large porcelain disk. It depicts the goddess Venus (or Aphrodite) and her son Cupid (or Eros). The goddess, who is jealous of the beauty of a mortal woman named Psyche, is sending her son off to use his golden arrows to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. (Cupid agreed--but then fell in love with Psyche after he accidentally pricked himself with his arrow!)

Bird's Nest Suite
The Bird's Nest Suite is located on the third floor. It is often used as our honeymoon suite. The Victorian double bed has a beautifully carved walnut head and footboard. There are two sitting areas, one with a faux fireplace. A modern bathroom (with shower) is located within the suite. The rate is $135 per night. Appropriate for a honeymoon suite, the Bird's Nest is decorated with prints of Raphael's puti (cherubs), a daguerreotype of a little girl, a 19th century painting of a mother sheltering her two infants and a fetching statue of a nude with parrots-sculpted by an Austrian and discovered by the Bonds in Cape Town, South Africa.

Rapunzel Suite
The Rapunzel Suite is located on the third floor. It has a queen-sized bed with the headboard canopy created from a portion of window molding from a 18th century French mansion. The ceiling over the bed soars to over ten feet and is illuminated by a crystal chandelier. There are two sitting areas and a "lovers' alcove" lined with pillows. A short passageway leads onto a tiny porch in the tower. A modern bathroom (with shower) is located within the suite. The rate is $160 per night. The suite's name comes from the 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel". The well-know line from that tale--"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair"-is spoken by a Prince calling to a Maiden locked in a tower. He wants her to let down her long braids of hair so that he may climb up them to reach her. If Rapunzel stayed in this room she could do just that, because the tower porch is open to the outside and would allow her to gain access to her suitor-if her braids were very, very long. Guests have a wonderful view of Front Street and downtown Milford from this little porch.



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $150 to $175
Payment types accepted include Visa, Discover, Master Card and American Express.
Rooms: This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 two-bedroom suite.
The types of beds available include Queen and Double.


Minimum Stay Requirements: None
Cancellation: 14 days notice, full refund
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises, Pets Allowed and No pets.
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Full gourmet breakfast. Please advise innkeeper of any dietary restrictions. Complimentary sherry available in Music Room.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast and Vegetarian Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Ceiling Fans, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Reading Lamps and Wireless Internet Access.
Amenities On Site: Fireplace, Gift Shop, DVD, Phone, Television and Wi-Fi.
Business Traveler Amenities: Flexible Check in/out Times and Wireless Internet Access.
Languages Spoken: Basic Russian


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Any midweek night, Monday-Thursday.


Events Hosted: Honeymoons, Meetings, Weddings, Romantic Getaways and Family Reunions.
Other Activities: Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Water Sports, Wineries, Near Atlantic Ocean beaches, Cape Henlopen, Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany.

Historic Interest

Home of John Lofland, early 19th century poet and writer and a rival of Edgar Allen Poe, and Dr. William Burton, governor of Delaware, during the Civil War.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society and National Trust.
Historic sites nearby: Historic Lewes, first town in Delaware (24 miles), John Dickinson Plantation, home of a signer of Constitution (22 miles), Barrats Chapel and Museum, the oldest surviving church building in the United States built by and for Methodists (14 miles).

Romantic Interest

Beautiful house, bedrooms and common areas. Enclosed flower garden. Adult only.