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New Jersey
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I found Purple Gables online after finding the UMass Hotel to be booked. How lucky for us that the conference hotel was sold out. Purple Gables is a delightful find. I loved the layout of the eating/living and sleeping spaces. Lynda is the perfect host. She strikes just the right balance between being helpful, friendly, professional and giving her guests...

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Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having you stay! I look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Lynda

Westfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The Purple Gables Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay whether you are a couple looking for a romantic retreat or if you are visiting the area with a teenage child. My husband and I stayed at the Purple Gables Bed and Breakfast the last weekend of July and again on July 30th. Our first visit was as...

1Thank Jean L
Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

H Jean, I just read your review and wanted to tell you that I'm delighted you enjoyed our B+B because we certainly enjoyed having you! You were stellar guests!! We look forward to your return sooner rather than later!! Lynda

Davis, California
Reviewed 24 June 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Purple Gables earlier this month and enjoyed our visit very much. We were greeted by Linde, the proprietor, who was friendly and cheery. She had set out crackers and cheese for us, which were much appreciated as we arrived around 7:30 and had not yet had dinner. The suite was large, airy, and...

Thank Judith F
Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure having you! Lynda

So Cal
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Found this quaint, lovely B&B while searching for a place to stay during Mount Holyoke's graduation weekend. I'm just sorry I didn't find it sooner! Lynda is a wonderful hostess and made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. Her breakfasts were amazing and quite gourmet. She has plenty of snacks and drinks available to partake from during your stay. Her...

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Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

It was lovely having you and your mom stay with us. I especially appreciated your brother's garden expertise. Too bad it was, indeed, a weed!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 March 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Purple Gables during our recent trip to the Amherst area to tour colleges. It was a perfect fit for us. We had just stayed at a busy boutique hotel in downtown Boston so it was wonderful to have a quiet relaxing place to come to. Lynda's breakfasts were some of the best food...

1Thank Lisa S
Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

It was such fun having you here. I look forward to your next visit!

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We spent four nights at Purple Gables and were made to feel so welcome by Lynda. Our room was extremely comfortable and lacked for nothing. The breakfasts were amazing!! Lynda was very helpful in suggesting places to visit and providing interesting information. Purple Gables is walking distance to the centre of Amherst which has lots of good places to eat...

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Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

Thanks so much. It was delightful having you as guests.

Reviewed 28 September 2014

Our recent stay at the Purple Gables exceeded our expectations of a B & B. The suite is beautiful, comfortable, immaculately clean & thoughtfully appointed. Lynda is a wonderful host: smart, funny, knowledgeable & exceptionally helpful (Thanks again, Lynda– you rock!) If all that weren't enough – she is an awesome cook! Hands down, the best B & B breakfasts,...

1Thank Kei_Andersen
Lynda F, Owner at Purple Gables, responded to this review

It was great fun having you at The Purple Gables. I look forward to your next visit!

Boothbay, Maine
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...

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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...

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San Diego
Reviewed 19 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!

Thank 1Laurie1

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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 

Additional Information about Purple Gables

Address: 232 E Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1507
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Price Range: $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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