GPI Reviewed by NBC Washington
In the punishing pace of city living, it’s easy to forget the soothing charms of those who don’t live with a phone permanently attached to their bodies. Unfortunately, sometimes when one ventures to find the peace of country life, city travelers can be confronted by less than idyllic surroundings wherein the comfort, food, setting and service is just as rural indoors as outdoors.
Situated next to the Delaware River, the Golden Pheasant Inn was surprisingly spacious for a country Inn, which frankly looked smaller than a D.C. McMansion on the outside. The entire downstairs of the Inn is the dining and bar service, while the upstairs housed four large rooms.
Each of the rooms were beautifully appointed with thoughtful service details on par with the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton or any Park Hyatt. In fact, I found the king size bed in the “Delaware Room” to be more luxurious than the Westin “Dream Bed” and slept wonderfully when I wasn’t strung out on a fully caffeinated, but delicious coffee.
Adding to the warmth and elegance of the room was a remote controlled, real fireplace and a stunning bathroom easily half the size of the rather large guest room. Straight from the pages of Elle Décor or Traditional Home, the basket-weave marble floors wove into the mosaic tiling of the two person, standing shower artfully. As strange as it sounds, the bathroom was so beautiful, I took my coffee in there in the morning, with The Wall Street Journal, and read while I watch the sun rise out of the large, plantation shuttered windows.