For more than 20 years, parents Michel and Barbara Faure ran Golden Pheasant Inn before passing on responsibility to their daughters Briar Faure Mewbourne, Brittany Faure Booz, and Blake Faure. The three sisters have worked tirelessly to preserve the historical charm of the inn while enhancing it with contemporary amenities.
The Inn, built in 1857, is home to the longest continuously operating restaurant/hotel along the Delaware Canal, and is recognized on the National Registry of Historic Places. The tavern and former mule barn area of the Golden Pheasant Inn served as early commercial buildings constructed along the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal to serve mercantile traffic. An important gathering place, the tavern was the social hub for farmers, travelers, and later, canal men and vacationers.
Today, the property retains its architectural integrity and continues to be used as a lodging facility—as it has for its entire history.
Golden Pheasant Inn closed in January 2012 for a complete restoration by the Faure family, owners of the property since 1986. The Faure daughters took special care to preserve the historic heritage of the inn and restaurant. “The Golden Pheasant Inn emanates rustic elegance,” says Briar. “We’ve left the country charm that is Bucks County intact, and the rich heritage the Golden Pheasant Inn has to offer while providing updated amenities to make the Inn comfortable to today’s visitor.” Other highlights of the property include white-deep sill windows and exposed fieldstone walls in guestrooms, as well as marble counters and custom mosaics in all ensuite bathrooms.
The newly expanded front porch provides for stunning views of the Delaware River, which can be enjoyed from a rocking chair, while the Solarium dining room features updates such as dropped windows providing natural light and Canal views, a new oversized wood burning fireplace and an expanded outside dining terrace. Modern updates like in-room temperature control, iHome docking stations, wireless internet access, and a calming décor with a color palette of shades of blue, grey and soft brown make Golden Pheasant Inn the perfect, relaxing getaway.
It is our vision to ensure that guests will enjoy the updated look and feel of the intimate restored guest rooms