Welcome to The Gables Bed & Breakfast and Coach House Inn.
Visit the Gables and experience the totally unique history and picturesque waterfront of Reedville, Virginia, "the town that fish built" since 1874.
In the early 20th century, Reedville became the center of the industry and homeport to the Atlantic menhaden fleet and had one of the highest per capita incomes in the country. It resembled a New England fishing village decorated with fishermen's houses and Victorian mansions.
The Gables, built by Captain Fisher, is a unique, tall, five story, brick mansion with the wooden mast of his beloved schooner, the "John B. Adams", erected through the top two stories. He aligned the roof of the mansion along his compass. Guests may also enjoy the beautiful interior showcasing fine marble, hand carved oak, an exquisite Venetian chandelier and octagonal third floor billiards room.
The Coach House was built in 1880 and was Capt. Fisher’s stables. He originally housed his horses and buggy’s there and once automobiles came around he made space for his chauffeured vehicles. The coach house was made into apartments in the 1930’s and the renovation to the Coach House Inn was completed in 2001.
The Waterside Cottage was built in 2006 on the existing concrete foundation where it is believed Capt. Fisher docked the yacht he purchased after he dismantled his schooner and built it into the mansion.
We offer accommodations in The Coach House and our scenic Waterfront Cabin. Rates include a full gourmet breakfast, a guided tour of the Historic Mansion and an invite to lounge in the 3rd floor room, Capt. Fisher's former billiard room, to play the antique organ, baby grand piano, a game of chess or relax on the sofa and view TV.
See below for a few of our rooms and the resident wildlife!
David's Room, Coach House
| Cheryl Ann Suite, Cottage|| Dana Lee Suite, Cottage|
| Osprey Archie and Edith|| Dolphins behind Cottage|| Bald Eagle on Osprey Post|
Whether you would like to charter a cruise on the Chesapeake bay to visit Tangier and Smith Island, visit the Reedville Fishermen's Museum and other historic attractions, go birding to see the Blue Heron, Osprey, Cranes and a variety of other birds, partake in many water activities offered in the area or visit the antique malls, fine golf courses, art galleries, hiking and biking trails, picnic sites conveniently located near Reedville, then contact us to arrange a stay.