Our Story

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, previous owners of the property since 1986. 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.