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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I visited Amherst recently on a work trip to UMASS, and had left it a little late to book the campus hotel. A colleague recommended Purple Gables B&B so I went for it. Lynda, the owner, got back to me very quickly regarding my booking and took my payment details over the phone. She asked about breakfast options etc in... More 

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

Hi, it was such a delight to have you stay here. Among other things, I enjoyed learning about the history of your university and and now can put a pin in the world map for visitor from Scotland. Just FYI for your next visit, we do have WiFi but it occasionally needs to be rebooted, I wish you had mentioned... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Purple Gables is a piece of heaven tucked away in a beautiful spot on the edge of the UMASS Amherst campus. Lynda is a wonderful and gracious host and provided me with a beautiful and relaxing stay. I wish I could move the space into my home as it was so perfect. Among the amenities is a big comfortable bed... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Whether you are from out of town or a local who wants a weekend retreat, we would definitely recommend Purple Gables to anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in the Amherst area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated suite. It’s centrally located in Amherst (within walking distance of downtown and the University) but... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

cute place for a girlfriend's getaway. spent 2 nights here with a friend. perfect amount of space, lots of nice amenities. very comfortable bed. great location. pretty backyard also! breakfast was delicious.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were four friends in town for an organized bike ride "The Farm Ride". We ended up securing a reservation last minute and Lynda the hostess could not have been nicer. The little cottage had AC, a welcomed surprise, and was nice and neat with plenty of snacks. The breakfast was outstanding - super creative and fresh and the mini-fridge... More 

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

It was so much fun having you-all stay. The personal connections were such a coincidence and made me feel like we were already old friends! I'd love to have you come again soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Amherst and the surrounding areas are beautiful and charming and this small bed and breakfast reflects that perfectly. My wife, daughter and I stayed in the suite and we're greeted warmly by Lynda upon our arrival. Cheese, crackers and conversation about local restaurants and things to do made this a very warm welcome. Later, a hike in the nearby woods... More 

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

It was fun having you and your family with us . The dogs keep looking for you and haven't forgiven me for letting you leave! We all look forward to seeing you again when you come to the area in the future. More 

Arlington, MA
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

What a lovely, large B&B! The suite comfortably housed two of us in the large bed and a third person in the room with a single (which has a pocket door for privacy). The perennial gardens out back are beautiful, the breakfasts were elegantly plated and delicious, and Lynda cheerfully accommodated our family's various preferences for doneness of the eggs.... More 

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

Thanks Lisa. I loved having you and your family here, especially your helpful plumbing skills!! I look forward to seeing you again for a less eventful visit. Sincerely, Lynda More 

New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed March 28, 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... More 

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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 More 

Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 17, 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... More 

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1 Thank 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 More 

Davis, California
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 23, 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... More 

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

It was a real pleasure having you! Lynda More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Price Range: $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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