Surrounding Area

The Gables is located in a residential area near the University of Pennsylvania. It is located on the trolley line and only 12 minutes from center city Philadelphia and about 15 minutes from the historic area and museums. There is off street parking available on the premises.

This beautiful 10 bedroom home has been restored over the last 8 years and has won awards for historic preservation and also for hospitality. Philadelphia Magazine has awarded it "Best of Philly: Best urban get-away" The Gables has also been featured in the December 2002 issue of Victorian Homes Magazine. It is truly one of the first and one of the finest bed and breakfasts in Philadelphia.

Besides the antiques, each room is complete with private phones, cable television, fine linens and plush towels. A full breakfast is served each morning in the formal dining room. Many guests enjoy the magnificent wrap-around porch that surrounds nearly half the house. In addition to innkeeping, the owners also enjoy gardening and share their pleasures with the guests.

The Blue Willow Room

Accommodations

The Gables is a three story red brick Queen Anne style Victorian mansion with magnificent wrap-around porch. The front entrance and foyer has chestnut woodwork and wainscoat throughout while the parlors all are trimmed in cherry. Each room has special intricate in-lay floors and oriental style carpets. The owners have been collecting antiques for years. You'll find very few reproduction pieces, except where necessity dictates.

The Parlor

Rooms/Suites

Of the ten bedrooms, eight have their own private baths, two share a hall bath. The Gables offers a selection of beds from twin, full, and queen size. Sorry no king size. The rooms either have armoires or closets a comfortable sofa or chair and table. All rooms are decorated in Victorian antique furniture. The owners have purchased fine linens for the beds with embroidered or lace pillowcases, down comforters in most rooms,and plush Egyptian cotton towels.

The South Room

Policies & Restrictions

The Gables has a resident small dogs, a miniature poodle, "Tobe". He wins the hearts of the guests on their arrival. For those concerned with allergies, poodles do not shed so they are not a problem. One of the owners has respitory problems and is the reason a poodle has been chosen. There is no smoking at the Gables except outside on the porch or in the garden. We regret that The Gables in not handicapped accessible.

Other Information

Special dietary needs can be accommodated.

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USD $115 per night
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