Governor'S B&B

327 Union Street , Milton, DE 19968 USA (Show map)

About

Built in 1790, the Governor's B&B is located on two landscaped acres in the Milton Historic District. Furnishings are antique and displays a unique collection of paintings and antique decorative arts. All rooms have private bath and queen size beds. We provide a full service dining experience for breakfast We are small, family owned, and appreciate your business. STAY 2 NIGHTS MON-WED AND GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE...

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Innkeepers: William and Deborah Post

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

An unexpected gem away from the hustle and bustle of the Delaware beaches

5 on July 10, 2016

With our son's baseball tournament starting two weekend games at 8:00am, we didn't want to be at a hotel 20 miles away, so we did some research on bedandbreakfast.com and found the Governor's BNB just a few short miles away in Milton, De. It's a quaint little former wooden ship building town with a good number of restaurants, pubs and what looked like a dessert place that we passed by. My wife enjoyed a nice brisk run through the neighborhoods and we all enjoyed some restful and quiet downtime in our two adjoined rooms with private bath and the acre+ wooded grounds and gardens. There's an inviting outdoor seating area on the front patio with comfy seating and shade for a leisurely read through the newspaper or book of choice. Inasmuch as any dusty baseball player could use an outdoor hose to be cleaned off, our son navigated the cast iron tub with handheld shower head with curiosity and then with pleasure. It felt like his times in Europe! The expansive grounds were serene and beautiful with the sounds of wildlife all around. I write this review because it is 100% true, but also because of how warm, friendly, knowledgeable, AND incredibly flexible Bill and Deborah were at meeting our family's schedule and breakfast times because of our unpredictable baseball tournament. We arrived early, needed breakfast served an hour earlier, didn't know plans until late the night before - our hosts couldn't have been more accommodating. The suite was perfect for a family of 4. I could see this bnb as the go to spot for an incredible romantic weekend getaway, even though it was perfect for a dusty, tired family of three! Thanks again Bill and Deborah.


Charming house

3.6 on October 13, 2015

This B&B is situated in a charming little coastal town, near a number of great coastal parks, reserves and the town of Lewes. A stay here affords good lodging and breakfast in a quiet neighbourhood, away from the craziness of the tourist crowds. Great restaurants near by as well.


Fantastic Weekend Away

5 on October 05, 2015

We stayed at the Governor B&B for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! You cannot beat the location, minutes from Dogfish Head Brewery and a short drive from lively Rehobuth Beach. Bill & Debbie are fantastic innkeepers! Very welcoming, organized & a pleasure to chat with. The B&B was quaint with a historic feel. Bill & Debbie cooked a great breakfast, and we're very accommodating. We will most definitely stay at the Governor's B&B again!


Perfect Romantic Weekend

4.8 on February 18, 2015

Celebrating our first Valentine's Day (2/14/15) with my girlfriend. Could not have scripted a more romantic weekend. Bill and Deb were most gracious hosts. They took care of my special requests (champagne and roses). A very memorable weekend!!


Great hosts and relaxing stay

4.8 on July 15, 2014

My wife and I spent five days at the Governor's B&B while we looked for a new home. Deb and Bill are gracious hosts who make you feel right at home. They have a knack of always being around when you need them but give you a lot of room to just relax. The breakfasts are very good. I especially enjoyed relaxing on the spacious porch. The furnishings are beautiful antiques. The town of Milton is quiet. The B&B sits 200 away from the road assuring a quiet and restful stay.


Loved this place

5 on February 18, 2014

we stayed here in Aug. 2013 while attending my 50th. class reunion. This is not just an ordinary hotel. This is your chance to be surrounded by history. The hosts Bill and Deb are great. If we ever make it back to Milton we'll try to stay here again.


We LOVE Governor's BnB!

5 on November 14, 2013

This was mine and my boyfriends first B&B experience, we had tickets to an event at Dogfish Head Brewery (which is a 3-4minute drive from here) and wanted a nice place closeby to spend the weekend. We were so charmed by this beautiful, colonial house! the entire house was so well-kept and cared for. Our bedroom was clean and well-stocked and the bed was so cozy! The setup for HOMEMADE breakfast in the dining room was beautiful (and it was as delicious as it looked, maybe even moreso!) The innkeepers are some of the nicest people we ever met, so accommodating and friendly, and they have an adorable little Corgi named Lucy (don't worry they keep her in their living quarters. My bf and I are dog lovers so we asked if we could see her. Otherwise she wouldn't be in the house.) We had such a fantastic time at The Governor's! They made our first bed and breakfast experience an unforgettable one and it is the standard at which we will hold all bed and breakfasts from now on. We cannot wait to go back!!


Beach Getaway In Neaby Milton

4.8 on August 22, 2013

Having been to Rehoboth and Lewes many times we had been to several State and town beaches and were willing to stay out of town and drive to them. In the trade-off of staying out of town we found a very personal and comfortable option in The Governor's B & B in Milton and recommend it highly for mature couples. The owner, Bill is very gracious, knowledgeable, and friendly and serves a delicious breakfast that stays with you for the better part of the day. Our room (one of only two) was very large and we slept very soundly in the Queen bed. It was very quiet and peaceful at all times and we would gladly return.


Perfect in every way!

5 on July 29, 2013

My husband and I were on a romantic getaway, and the Governor's B&B was outstanding and exceeded all of our expectations. The beautifully restored historical homestead was elegant, clean and tastefully decorated. Our room was comfortable and relaxing. The best part of this establishment are the hosts: Bill and Deb made us feel welcome and pampered, and provided delicious multi-course breakfasts on gorgeous place settings. The house has a lovely wrap-around porch where we spent every evening enjoying cool breezes, wine and time to reconnect and relax. On our last evening our hosts joined us and provided snacks and wonderful conversation. I can't recommend this special B&B enough, and we will certainly return again someday. The Morrisons


A Slice of Heaven

5 on January 14, 2013

The Inn keepers are both, wonderful accomodating, warm and caring people. The place is so lovely and decorated so beautifully. The service is beyond great. It's so peaceful and quiet. I loved my stay, and plan to come back again and again! This inn is truly a little piece of heaven on earth.


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Rooms & Rates

The Governor's Bedroom

Room is enhanced with 18th century moldings and a beaded beam ceiling. Whitewashed walls are trimmed in Williamsburg green accents. Furnishings are antique pine, with appropriate period decorative arts. Amenities include queen size bed, private bath, VCR, Cable TV, CD/radio player, phone, wifi, and AC. The front lawn is easily viewed and appreciated from this room. 200 year old maple trees provide a unique framework for the lanscaped grounds. 18th century boxwood enhance the mood.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

Elizabeth's Room

A unique bow window sets the mood for this romantic transitional victorian/empire room. Fanciful wallpaper and antique mahogany empire furnishings create a warm and inviting ambiance. Relax in a queen size antique mahogany empire bed. An original porcelain on iron clawfoot victorian tub with a european shower takes you back to a time when bathing was a luxury. Amenities include, private bath,hair dryer, AC, VCR, Cable TV, CD player, phone, and clock radio. The bow window provides a sweeping view of the front lawns. Two hundred year old trees create the framework for seasonal plantings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Dogfish Head Brewery Tours, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Small weddings and receptions

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Local nature trails and habitats.

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit required (to be charged to your credit card upon reservation) 2nd night to be charged 1 week prior to arrival. Rates based on double occupancy.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation: Seven days advanced notice for cancellation or deposit is forefieted. After that you will be issued a credit for a future stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

William and Deborah Post

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

People, History, Music, Art, Philosophy,Archetecture, Historic Preservation, Photography,Antiques, Horticulture, and Travel

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7-9AM (Continental after 9AM)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , special requests