Purple Gables Bed & Breakfast, Amherst, MA - location

Purple Gables Bed & Breakfast 232 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 innkeeper@purplegables.com 413-549-0705
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Early June's garden
From your suite you can walk to the colleges or visit the Farmers' Market from May through November. Taste Antonio's famous pizza by the slice, Judie's popovers, Fresh Side tea rolls or have Lynda suggest one of our downtown's fine restaurants. Attend the Amherst Cinema, showing independent and first-rate movies right in the center of Amherst, or take a bench on the Common and enjoy the ambiance of our vibrant college town.

At day's end a leisurely stroll will return you to Purple Gables' quiet knoll. Coming up to the porch, past the front garden the stage is set for you to let out a sigh and relax in the comfort of your suite. Purple Gables' guests love to linger in the back garden ablaze with Mother Nature's palette, as sculptures of playful Pan and the big-belly Buddha reign over the peaceful scene.


Local Attractions
This New England Village has the charm of a little town with the amenities of a larger city. A short stroll will find you on the picturesque Amherst Common which is surrounded by excellent restaurants and cafés, unique shops and a great library. Neighboring UMASS hosts numerous classical music concerts, touring theater productions, lectures, and more. The other members of the Five Colleges—Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire—are minutes away and offer museums, botanic gardens, and cultural events. Your innkeeper is always happy to arrange an outing or help you plan your day.Pan piping in the garden
A short drive will find you on quiet country roads offering wildflowers, streams, waterfalls, or a mountain view. Hikers, runners, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts adore this area for its beautiful and varied terrain. A walk along the Robert Frost trail, a hike through the Seven Sisters, or a picnic on Mt. Sugarloaf is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Whether beginning your adventure in the first light of a dewy September morning or stepping out for a puddle walk during a summer shower, the delights of New England begin at your door.

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