Capt. Fisher, made rich by the turn-of-the-century menhaden fishery, aligned the roof of the five-story mansion along his compass. He erected the wooden mast of his beloved schooner, the “John B. Adams” that sailed the Atlantic, through the top two stories, and stacked the 10-inch walls of brick brought south from Baltimore. Building the Gables took eight years because what was built one day, Capt. Fisher was likely to have torn down and rebuilt the next. A local historian, Miriam Haynie writes, “Finally, it was finished and stood in all its gabled Queen Anne glory — with a fountain in front, a coach house on the side and a handsome wrought-iron fence to enclose it all.” The Fishers moved into their new home in 1914.
5 on August 24, 2018
My husband and I stayed here for a very quick trip on our wedding night. Unfortunately we were unable to stay longer, due to family from out-of-state having to leave right away to head back home. The Gables was gorgeous, though, and the customer service was outstanding. I'm hoping to make it back for our anniversary when we can relax and enjoy it a little longer.
We just want to express our thanks to all of our wonderful guests. We have truly been blessed with your presence and getting to know you. We do appreciate your patience with some of the temporary changes in our services. Our best wishes for a wonderful fall and winter season to all!
- Barbara Clark (innkeeper)
3.0 on August 21, 2018
The room was clean when arriving, but not made up each day. They were solicitous when we asked for something, but we had to ask. The mansion is no longer available for a tour. The food was fine, but heavy carbs and we dined in the room.
3.2 on August 16, 2018
We had a wonderful overnight stay with another couple at the Gables. Stayed in the coach house rooms which were furnished nicely, clean and had a spacious bath. The waterfront property was great, close to some nice restaurants and historic Reedville district. The owners, Mrs. Barbara Clark and her son David were wonderful hosts. Mrs. Clark spent time to tell us some of the history at Reedville and of the Gables. She was the highlight of our stay. Breakfast was simple but plenty. We spent the next day on the ferry ride to Tangier Island.
3.2 on August 03, 2018
20 July 18 - We couldn't stay in the Mansion because the owner is injured and recovering upstairs. The other problem is we arrived at 4p and our room wasn't ready. I'm pregnant so I was really needed to use the rest room and I kept asking but the owner's wife either ignored me or couldn't hear me. The Inn Keeper had an appointment in Richmond the day prior and wasn't able to make it home either day. So that night we had to find something to do until our room was ready. We went to Chitterchats for ice cream and 360 Grill for dinner. The Inn Keeper never made it back so we had to eat breakfast at 360 Grill. I would suggest that you call first. The other problem is the website doesn't list the check in or check out time. We just went off our stays at other B&Bs. We plan on going back for Tangier Island but we won't stay here.
4.4 on June 28, 2018
My wife and I recently stayed at the Gables Property. I say the property, because you don't actually stay in the house. I understand some people frustration when they were looking forward to staying in the mansion. My wife and I loved our room. Its right on the water. Our host was outstanding. We went out for breakfast because the staff just had a wedding, so we had no problem with that. We were there for love and we support love. We will be back.
5 on April 14, 2018
We had a lovely room. We we only confused at the beginning as we thought we were staying in the Victoria Mansion. No problem. We enjoyed our stay.
3.4 on April 09, 2018
Stayed one night during early April, 2018. Mid-week and pretty much early to off-season. Stayed in Rebecca's room which was fantastic. Large, quiet, relaxing and very comfortable and clean, with great water front views. However, the owners were out of town and left management and all other services to one individual. Because of this, check-in was not very welcoming, there were no water glasses in the room and the next morning the breakfast was mediocre. Breakfast consisted of a dish of fresh fruit, three brown-and-serve sausages and two heated up frozen slices of French toast. Butter was not even served to put on the French toast. Not the kind of breakfast one expects at a B&B of this caliper and price. As noted by others, even though pictures on their website show living facilities (claw-foot bathtub, etc.) inside the old Gables mansion, the B&B rooms are in the renovated side building and they did not even offer us a tour of the old mansion. Only could look at it from the outside, which is impressive. Regardless, we enjoyed the stay and especially enjoyed touring the Reedville Museum -- highly recommended. Other than the museum and all the old historic houses, there really is not much else to do in Reedville except relax. Of the two restaurants, the Crazy Crab was closed the day we were there, so we went to Tommy's which was pretty good with very friendly folks. Just wish the attendant had been more welcoming and hospitable, and the breakfast had some effort put into it.
5 on August 14, 2017
We loved our room which had beautiful views from every window. Breakfast was good and healthy and was served elegantly in keeping with the Victorian air of the mansion. The innkeepers made us feel as though we were truly special. By the end of the stay we felt like old friends.
5 on July 20, 2017
Staying at the Gables in the charming town of Reedville, was an elegant, gorgeous and historical event. The rooms were so quiet and beautifully furnished in antiques, the owners could not have been more gracious and welcoming, the tour of the mansion was a treat for the mind, body and soul, and the delicious breakfast, served on the beautiful china in the elegant dining room, was a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this place to all my friends for a beautiful vacation with a step back in time. Thanks very much for a fantastic time and experience! Best regards, Debbie Ryan
4.8 on June 01, 2017
We opted for the Dana Lee suite so we could be right on the water & more private. The view was fabulous, the room was impeccably clean (you could hear the folks upstairs walking, once in a while, but it was not bad). The Air Conditioning worked perfectly. The Breakfast served both days was delicious and the Innkeepers, Barbara & Norman could not have been nicer & accommodating. The tour of the main house was worth taking the time to do. Barbara is quite the historian for the Inn as well as Reedville
The Kristina Marie Room has a view of Main Street and the Mansion. It is furnished with a queen bed and a uniquely carved antique walnut 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.
David’s Room is located on the first level, this room opens to the parking area. It is furnished with a queen size bed, 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.
Enjoy the king size bed and electric fire place. Perk a pot of fresh coffee in the microwave/coffee maker, or enjoy a cold soft drink from the fridge. Watch a video or listen to stereo music. Relax and watch the sail boats and waterfowl, or the fourth of July fireworks, from the wicker furnished sitting room of this garden level suite, or from the private outdoor sitting area.
Delight in panoramic water views from the sitting area of this suite where you can watch the sailboats and waterfowl. Enjoy the tiled shower or water view from the large soaking tub. Watch a DVD movie, or read or listen to stereo music by the fireplace. Drift off to sleep in the “antique” king size bed (a replica of a famous bed that was on the Antique Road Show). Wake to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee, if you have programmed the microwave/coffee maker before you go to sleep!
Small town, Waterview, Wine country
Richmond, VA (RIC) 90mi. miles
Museum, Nature area, Cruises, Charter Fishing , Vineyard
Cottage, Historic Inn, Mansion
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, Wi-Fi