Live like a silent screen star

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:32

Hotel Fauchère offers film festival package MILFORD - How would you like to live in the lap of luxury for a special weekend? Visitors at the Black Bear Film Festival this fall will have that luxury hotel option for their stay in Milford, at the newly restored Hotel Fauchère. Now in its seventh season, the festival has become a popular new tradition in Pike County, one that has become as regular as the changing of the leaves, which, perhaps not so coincidentally, happens at the same time. “Pike County was actually the scene for location filming of numerous early silent films, when the fledgling American movie industry was still located on the East Coast,” said Sean Strub, president of Hotel Fauchère, and a festival founder. “The archives of Hotel Fauchère show we played host to such luminaries as D.W. Griffith, Pearl White (who always won at the dice games she organized after hours, but who always left her winnings as a tip to the hotel staff), Mae West, Charlie Chaplin, the Gish sisters and Mary Pickford.” “We founded the festival to bring some of that original movie glamour back to Pike County, and with this package we think we can give guests of Hotel Fauchère a feeling of what it’s like to live like a movie star… if only for a few days,” he said. To that luxurious end, “The Hotel Fauchère Black Bear Film Festival All-Access Package” includes: Luxury accommodations for two for three nights (Oct. 12-14) at the newly restored Hotel Fauchère, dinner for two, with wine, at the Fauchère’s elegant Delmonico Room and entry to all Black Bear Film Festival screenings and events, including the opening night dinner gala. The package starts from $1,100 for two guests. For reservations and information, please call 570-409-1212 or visit