Governor'S B&B

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


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...Call 302-684-4649 for more details. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM

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Innkeepers: William and Deborah Post



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


5 on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The house and its rooms are simply charming, as were the hosts. Breakfast was delicious. Furthermore, wonderful Lewes is just around the corner, so there is plenty to do as well. Highly recommended. Many thanks again to Deborah and William!

Mini Escape Destination!

4.2 on October 02, 2017

Bill and Debbie are very sweet people. Bill was a charming and kind host. Providing us with breakfast and a wealth of information about the area. Their home was the perfect mini escape we were looking for. Being the history fans we are,staying in an historic home was every bit the pleasure we hoped for.

Fantastic historic b&b

5 on May 10, 2017

The governors b&b was a fantastic historic place to stay. I love how cozy the room was. I slept fantastic while I was there. The breakfast was fantastic as well! The b&b is walking distance to anything in town. I really enjoyed sitting on the front porch with my computer and working. Very peaceful!

Historic Peaceful Getaway

4.8 on October 03, 2016

The Governor's B&B is an historic B&B (circa 1790). It was my first experience with a B&B, and my boyfriend's second, so I really didn't know what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay in September. Bill and Debbie are gracious hosts.....very warm and welcoming. The antique furnishings were absolutely beautiful! It was a quiet, peaceful, relaxing stay. The homemade breakfasts were delicious. Each morning we would come down the stairs and hear the soft music playing (we actually danced at one point) and the aroma of the breakfast being prepared was mouthwatering. Bill and Debbie restored the house about 40 years ago. There was an album that we were able to browse through to see the before, during and after photos. Amazing!

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 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.

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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: $125 - $145

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: $125 - $145

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Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Small weddings and receptions

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Local nature trails and habitats.

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • 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.



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

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian