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“Gluten free goodness!!”
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Purple Gables
Ranked #6 of 12 Amherst B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Perfect stay for our family of four... enjoyed having our wine outside by the gardens, walking to town for dinner, coffee on the front porch watching the sunrise through the trees, daily visits from the Portuguese and "Puerto Rican" water dogs, and above all the delicious breakfast served by our sweet host Lynda. She accommodated our gluten free diet with perfection - lemon poppy scones, vegetable quiche, fresh fruit over local yogurt and granola - delicious! Thank you for a wonderful peaceful stay as we adjusted to leaving our oldest son at college.

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

The Purple Gables is a fantastic place. I stayed there with my elderly father and my 13 year old son, we were all very comfortable. Lynda is a terrific chef, and incredibly caring and thoughtful. We are totally taken care of and enjoyed fabulous breakfasts! It is beautiful, there is lovely local art work on the wall. It is clean and tidy and gets 5 stars!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Perfect place to stay, very pretty, very comfortable. Lynda was so nice and she makes a great breakfast. House is just a mile outside of town so very easy to get around. Will stay again for sure next year!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had a delightful overnight stay thanks to Lynda and her gracious and professional hospitality. The suite is spacious, clean and equipped with everything you could possibly wish for your comfort and relaxation. Lynda goes out of her way to welcome you, feed you and treat you to comfortable and impeccable service. The location is perfect for visiting the Amherst area or the local colleges.
We hope to return!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This adorable B&B is a great room for a few friends to get together for a weekend. It can sleep up to four people and has a little private living room, one double bed, one twin bed in a separate room and a pull out couch. Every amenity has been thought of from robes and slippers to wonderful snacks available anytime. A refrigerator and microwave are also in the room.
Lynda, the innkeeper, was gracious, accommodating and provided a three course breakfast to die for. If it wasn't negative 5 degrees, it was only a short walk to town with many restaurants and bars to choose from. If you are looking for a weekend away with good friends and want all the comforts of being at home, I highly recommend Purple Gables in Amherst. We are all looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed at Purple Gables on October 20th and found Lynda to be a truly gracious and friendly hostess greeting us warmly upon our arrival and offering all sorts of local information so we could get the most out of our stay. The suite was bigger than I had imagined and there were plenty of special "added extras" for us to enjoy. Breakfast was delightful and Lynda was able to cater for a required gluten free diet. We would recommend this B&B highly if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Amherst which, by the way, was gorgeous in the fall. Just wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The Purple Gables is tucked among the trees and within an easy walk of 'downtown' Amherst. We loved our three nights there. The bed was incredibly comfy and the suite spacious and relaxing. Lynda is a delightful and entertaining host who takes a genuine interest in her guests and has a real zest for life. The multi-course breakfasts, served by Lynda, are wonderful - especially the baked eggs! We were staying in Amherst to visit our daughter who is studying at UMass - the Purple Gables made our stay that much more enjoyable. Go there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Purple Gables

Address: 232 E Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1507
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
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Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Amherst
Price Range: £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming, elegant, no-smoking suite in historic home. Walk to town, UMass and Amherst College. Sunny large suite with private porch entrance, dining area, sitting room, queen bed, second private bedroom, garden, patio. Gourmet breakfast served in your suite. Amenities include WIFI, TV, DVD, fridge with snacks, microwave, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, and much more. ... more   less 

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