Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) is proud to announce the opening of the Bank House Bed & Breakfast located at 119 N. Walnut Street, Milford, DE. Partners Mike Rivera and Denise Morris, began their unique journey to restore the property in October of 2016.
Mike is a lifelong resident of Milford and has lovingly kept the Bank House in good repair for its previous owner Charles Parker. Upon inheriting the property Mike began to realize the ultimate potential of the home. Denise is a lifelong resident of Delaware and was raised in the hospitality industry in a family of hoteliers. Her dream of owning a bed and breakfast has finally become a reality. Denise fell in love with the quaint charm of downtown Milford and the beauty of the Bank House.
The Bank House was designed by Alonzo Reynolds a famous architect and builder in the 19th century. Originally the Bank of Milford opened its doors in 1852 but allegations of fraud caused the building to be sold to the Farmers Bank of Delaware. The building still not complete would be sold in 1865 to Dr. James R. Mitchell, who converted the building into a residence and medical office. The house would pass through many hands over the years before coming into the possession of Charles Parker, an antique collector.
Since the home is listed on the National Historic Register it has been lovingly restored to maintain its original historic features while adding modern amenities. Mike and Denise have brought this historic home back to its previous grandeur and have opened it to the public to be enjoyed by all who appreciate the history and the tales that the Bank House has to share.
The Bank House Bed & Breakfast has 3 guest rooms each with ensuite bathrooms. In addition, there is a lovely small courtyard with a pool. Room rates range from $135-$175 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 302-422-4824 or via the web at bankhousemilford.com.
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