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The Gables: Victorian Mansion

We have not stayed here.

From their website (which doesn't always come up)

"There are three bedrooms, one of which is now used as office space by the owners. The other two along with the sun porches, the large Cyprus floored bath, and an additional bath on the 3rd floor are dedicated to the B&B. n the mansion:

"The Sarah Mae Room overlooks Cockrell's Creek on the east and is furnished with an ornately carved antique (full size) bed and rose marble top dresser originating in Wales. Enjoy the warm glow of sunrise on the rose colored walls. Watch the osprey couple nesting and raising their young our osprey post, or the great blue heron fishing along the shore. This room is across the hall from the large cypress floored bath with its brass footed antique tub, separate shower, fountain and dressing area, and adjacent to the antique wicker filled sun room with full view of Cockrell's Creek. Relax or read to your hearts content, or gain inspiration for creative writing or art!
$150.00/night + tax

"The Amber Leeann Room
$155.00/night + tax
The Amber Leeann Room overlooks Main Street and the historic bank, built by Capt. Fisher with the same bricks as the Gables. This room also has a view of the west leg of Cockrell's Creek. Enjoy romantic sunsets from here. This room has a marvelous high king size canopy bed and ornate dresser, antique teak rocker and Victorian arm chair. The bath for this room is on the third floor in the East Gable off the ball room (the Capt’s billiard room) this bath is furnished with an antique brass footed tub and pedestal sink."

No smoking, no pets and children are not appropriate.

The most interesting item about the Gables Inn is that it incorporates an old schooner's mast in its

Things to do - Birding - Gables has a resident crane and blue heron, and there is an osprey nest near the Gables private dock.

Boat Rides -- The website says: "Take a boat ride on Cockrell's Creek from the marina next door to The Gables. Guests are invited to use the Gables private dock for their boating pleasure. Five slips are available. The MLT is 5 1/2 feet. Charter boat captains will pick up guests at the Gables with prior arrangements." Canoeing is also available.

If our boat is there, you could come aboard and visit us.

It is adviseable to have a car while here in order to get to restaurants outside of town or to antique malls, golf courses, art galleries, hiking and biking trails, and picnic sites.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Architecture, Road Trip, Historical Travel
  • Written August 11, 2004
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Looking out across the creek

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Gables Bed and Breakfast Inn: Gables Carriage House

The Coach House, was built in 1880 as a stables for the Gables.

Since April 2002, guests can now enjoy four lovely new rooms. The Coach House also houses the dining room, gift shop, an ice cream parlor and an outside bistro. Additional rooms are available at the Gables itself.

In the Coach House:

The Ashley Jane Room overlooks Cockrell's Creek on the east with the same views as the Sarah Mae room. It is furnished with a high four poster queen size bed, a chesser, antique rocker and arm chair. A mirrored corner displays a statuary fountain (lady with swans). The attached bath features a double shower, pedestal sink and chandelier. Romantic! This room has cathedral ceiling and is on the 2nd floor... $125.00/night + tax

$110.00/night + tax The Kristina Marie Room has a view of Main Street and the Mansion. It is furnished with a uniquely carved antique walnut tall bed and matching dresser, a wing back chair and rocker. The attached bath has a tub/shower combination and pedestal sink. This room is reminiscent of early American settlers and furniture craftsman. This room has cathedral ceiling and is on the 2nd floor.

The Rebecca Ann Room is decorated with a nautical theme. It overlooks the west leg of Cockrell's Creek and shares the same view as the Amber Leeann room in the Mansion. It is furnished with a queen size cannon ball poster bed, a love seat, antique oak lady’s dressing table (found in the Gables). There is stained glass in the old haymow window. The figurehead (Jenny Lind) looks down at you from above the door to the attached shower bath. Enjoy the sunsets over the west side of Cockrell's Creek. This room has a cathedral ceiling and is on the 2nd floor.
$120.00/night + tax

David’s Room is located on the first level, this room opens to the parking area. It is furnished with a queen size bed and matching dresser and has a shower bath. It has a view of Main Street and the Mansion. This room is ideal for those persons who find stairs difficult to climb. -- $89.00/night + tax

I have neither stayed at this B&B nor eaten there.

Rates include a full breakfast and a guided tour of the Historic Mansion, but are exclusive of applicable taxes.

The Gables serves a gourmet breakfast each morning to its guests. Some of the possible breakfast menus can include:

Barbara's Fabulous Fritters
French Toast to die for
Shipwrecked eggs
Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby
Baked Alaska grapefruit
fresh fruit
bacon and/or sausage

For lunch and dinner, there are two restaurants are within walking distance of the Gables. Note that they are both closed on Monday. Other eating places require a short drive or boat ride.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Luxury Travel, Architecture
  • Written August 10, 2004
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The Gables

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Morris Bed and Breakfast: Queen Anne Victorian

I have not stayed at this Inn. A review by a guest says: ""The Morris House, was the highlight of our stay.. With a backyard hammock over-looking Cockrells Creek and the fluffy breakfast quiche served on the sunlit porch, we considered never leaving the place at all."" is a link which doesn't work right now.

There are 5 rooms with private baths which range between $70 and $170. The Inn has been open since 1996, and is closed between December 20th and January 31st..

Amenities: Air conditioning, Television in room, Television in parlor, Fireplace in room, VCR, Antiques, Whirlpool/spa in-room, Canopy beds, Sitting room/library, Full breakfast, Balcony, Room with scenic view, Private porch, Pier on site, Designated smoking, Pets possible (inquire), Children possible, Suites available, Guest cottages available, Lake/riverfront access, Croquet, Hot tub/jacuzzi and Therapeutic massage

Sight - Seeing: Museum, Historical site/district and Historical village/park

Sports: Kayak rentals, Canoe rentals and Fishing charters. Golf and Horseback riding

Out In The Town: Crafts

Out In Nature: Hiking trails, Nature preserves, Apple/berry picking, Birdwatching and Beach

Rides & Tours: Excursion boats/cruises

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Architecture, Road Trip, Luxury Travel
  • Written August 10, 2004
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Morris House

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