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Private porch entrance for the Bed and BreakfastDining area with sunny southern facing windows. Breakfast is served to you in the suit
Private room in bed and breakfast

Private, charming Bed and Breakfast

Lynda User Profile

Private, charming Bed and Breakfast

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

A private porch entrance, spacious, sunny, private suite with a dining area, a sitting room and a romantic sleeping area with an inviting queen-sized, pillow-top bed plus an additional private bedroom with twin bed. Walk into town, close to colleges


Air conditioning
Cable TV
Free parking on premises

House Rules

We do not allow pets without extensive prior discussion. And our Bed and Breakfast is a smokefree environment.


12 Reviews

Jeanne User Profile
May 2018
Lynda’s B&B is amazing. Her hospitality and culinary skills unparalleled. The location was perfectly situated between downtown Amherst and UMass. It was a great place to stay during graduation weekend. A quiet oasis in a busy, busy town. Walking distance to everything! The beds …
Paula User Profile
October 2017
If you are in Amherst do not miss the opportunity to stay at Purple Gables. Just a few blocks from city center and a public playground, Purple Gables was a delightful retreat for our little family. It is decorated with details that have been lovingly placed for the delight of g…
Lynda User Profile
Response from Lynda:
Paula, you and your family were an absolute treat to have as guests. It was fun talking with you and getting some hugs from Nia was delicious! I only wish you could have stayed longer. So do Harry and Kiwi. I sincerely hope we get to see you again. Lynda p.s. I found the small flower cup on the table! Thanks.
October 2017
William User Profile
November 2016
Our lovely host Lynda was as wonderful as our accommodations. She made every effort to make it feel more like home than a BnB, and her three course breakfasts made us want to extend our our stay another week! I can't rate it more highly.
Kathleen User Profile
October 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 a…
Edward User Profile
December 2015
Nice neighborhood, the description of the accommodation was quite accurate, and Lynda is a very nice hostess! Highly recommended. Delicious breakfasts, coffee, and snacks!
Tod User Profile
July 2015
We had a truly lovely stay at Purple Gables. We thought we knew Amherst pretty well, but this superb home/B&B is hidden on a small pathway in parallel to the town's main thoroughfare. This makes it both convenient and private. The home itself is a perfectly kept Victorian, and Ly…
Raquel User Profile
June 2015
The Purple Gables' host - Lynda - is fabulous! Right from your arrival, she makes you feel at home. She asks you about how you prefer your room and breakfast the next morning. I felt like I was staying with a family member (really!). It is so nice to arrive to a clean & cute room…

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Lynda User Profile
15 Reviews
From Amherst Ma.I'm an Architectural Historian/Fiber Artist. We love to go to galleries, walk Church Street, people watch, and savor the Burlington food scene.
Response rate: 100%
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