In 1805, Frenchtown founder Paul Henri Mallet-Prevost is said to have built the town's first hotel to serve the river and ferry traffic. The town was a favorite stop-over for people travelling by horse and carriage, or by riverboat, between New York and Philadelphia. In those days, the Frenchtown Inn was called the "Warford House," and Frenchtown was known as the "Sunbeam Town," named by its settlers, the French Huguenots.Since 1985, an on-going renovation project was started. The first floor was transformed into three beautiful dining rooms and a bar area, which resulted in a fine dining restaurant in Frenchtown. The restaurant has perennially been rated among the top in the State. In 1996, Tom, Laura, Andrew, and Colleen Tomko purchased the Frenchtown Inn, and uphold its reputation for fine cuisine.