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212 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008-1714, USA    
(888) LBIGABLES, (609) 492-3553
 
 

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Description

This Queen Anne Victorian located in the Beach Haven Historic District is in the National Register. Decorated in an elegant Victorian style, the inn's dining room provides romantic candlelight dinners rated "four-star" nationally. (If you plan to dine here, be sure to make reservations at the same time you reserve your room.) Among some guest favorites are enjoying the inn's flower gardens from front porch rockers, strolling on the beach a block and a half away, and walking to shops, concerts in the park and nearby clubs. New Broadway plays may be seen at the summer stock theater, Surflight, just around the corner.

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Amenities

This property has 5 total guest accommodations. The types of beds available include Double.

  • Handicap Access

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Rehearsal

Foreign Languages Spoken

Italian and French

Romantic Interest

Candlelight dining.


The Victoria & Albert

You’ll feel like royalty when you stay in the Victoria & Albert Room at The Gables Inn in Beach Haven, NJ. Named for a 19th century royal couple whose engineered marriage turned into an enduring love match, this welcoming room has many charming features that date back to the Victorian era — one that lasted from 1819, when the 18-year-old princess ascended the British throne — until 1901, when the revered monarch passed away. Fate decreed that she would mourn Prince Albert, who died at an early age from typhoid (the royal drains at Windsor left much to be desired in those days) for 40 years, but not before they had produced nine sons and daughters. This period room, with its high ceiling and the original wide plank floors, is tastefully decorated with carefully selected antiques and a needlepoint rug. The working fireplace with carved marble mantel, and a comfortable queen-sized bed complete with canopy and a regal Ralph Lauren tapestry bedcover, create a sense of warmth and ease. If you are planning to celebrate a special occasion in New Jersey, like a birthday or wedding anniversary, consider hosting your event at The Gables. Then surprise the guest(s) of honor with a night or weekend in the Victoria and Albert Room. Additional comforts include a marble bathroom with whirlpool tub, The Gables’ terry-lined brocade bathrobes, and French toiletries from Provence. Of course, modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with integrated DVD/CD player, WIFI, secure high speed cable/modem connection and clock radio have not been forgotten. A complimentary gourmet breakfast completes the whole delightful experience.

The Barrett Browning

Do you want to sweep your loved one off his or her feet? Then book the Barrett Browning Room at The Gables Inn in Beach Haven, NJ for a romantic weekend for two. Named for the most romantic couple of the Victorian era, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, this charming room pays homage to the memory of their courtship — kept hidden from her tyrannical father — and their secret marriage and flight to Florence, where they spent 15 idyllic years. Elizabeth’s best-known poem, the sonnet that starts “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” has resonated with lovers to this day and sets the perfect mood for your romantic New Jersey getaway. This period room, from the stately height of the ceiling to the original wide plank floors, bids you a warm welcome. A working fireplace is framed by a carved marble mantel, and carefully selected antiques, needlepoint rug, and a comfortable queen-sized bed create a sense of ease. Additional comforts include a marble bathroom with whirlpool tub, The Gables’ terry-lined brocade bathrobes, and French toiletries from Provence. Of course, modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with integrated DVD/CD player, WIFI, secure high speed cable/modem connection and clock radio have not been forgotten. A complimentary gourmet breakfast completes the whole delightful experience.

The Chapel

Are you in need of a relaxing getaway from the everyday stress and cares of the modern world? Step into this beautifully furnished period room at The Gables Inn in Beach Haven, NJ, and you are transported to another, more gracious era. The cathedral ceiling, a working fireplace with an extravagantly high carved marble mantel, original wide plank floors and a view across the street of one of the oldest churches on the island, combine to create a welcoming, old-world ambience. The English country house chintz in shades of sunny yellow complements carefully selected antiques, a needlepoint rug, and a comfortable queen-sized bed. Additional comforts include a marble bathroom with whirlpool tub, The Gables’ terry-lined brocade bathrobes, and French toiletries from Provence. Of course, modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with integrated DVD/CD player, WIFI, secure high speed cable/modem connection and clock radio have not been forgotten. A complimentary gourmet breakfast completes the whole delightful experience. The Gables is a meticulously restored historic Victorian bed and breakfast located on Long Beach Island, perfectly situated for your New Jersey Shore vacation or private weekend retreat.

The Bailey Lloyd

Take a trip back in time during your stay in the Bailey Lloyd Room at The Gables Inn in Beach Haven, NJ. Dedicated to Long Beach Island resident historians John and Jeanette Bailey Lloyd, whose tireless conservation efforts and evocative writings preserve two centuries of island history for posterity, this charming room is a tribute to their invaluable work. (Look for John Bailey Lloyd’s books in our private library/sitting room, which is reserved for the use of Inn guests, and in local bookstores.) Located in the eaves of The Gables, with sloping walls and a cozy ambience, the room is beautifully decorated in soft red and cream toile. Carefully selected antiques, a needlepoint rug on the original wide plank floor, a free-standing iron stove and a comfortable queen-sized bed draped with toile hangings create a sense of ease. A Victorian style claw-foot tub with bubble jet massage right in the room invites a relaxing bubble bath. The Bailey Lloyd Room provides the perfect setting for a romantic New Jersey getaway for two or a quiet, and much-deserved, hideaway just for you! Additional comforts include a marble half bath with sink and toilet, The Gables’ terry-lined brocade bathrobes, and French toiletries from Provence. Of course, modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with integrated DVD/CD player, WIFI, secure high speed cable/modem connection and clock radio have not been forgotten. A complimentary gourmet breakfast completes the whole delightful experience.

The Provence

Step into this charming room tucked under the eaves of The Gables Inn in Beach Haven, NJ, and you are transported to the romantic south of France, where ancient olive trees flourish, vineyards stretch for miles, and sunny hillsides are redolent with the scent of wild herbs. The walls and sloped ceiling have coordinated wallpaper designs based on typical Provençal fabric designs, and a free-standing iron stove evokes a welcoming atmosphere. Carefully selected antiques, a needlepoint rug on the original wide plank floor, and a comfortable queen-sized bed create a sense of ease. Additional comforts include a marble bathroom, where you will find The Gables’ terry-lined brocade bathrobes and imported toiletries from Provence. Of course, modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with integrated DVD/CD player, WIFI, secure high speed cable/modem connection and clock radio have not been forgotten. A complimentary gourmet breakfast completes the whole delightful experience.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Summer - two nights on weekends

Cancellation

One week prior.

Smoking

Limited.


Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Fishing
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Water Sports
    • Tea Room
    • Birding

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society


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Charming and Romantic

My husband and I spent a very romantic weekend at "The Gables" in the fall of 2012. The room was charming and clean and the staff was warm and friendly especially Sandy who took very good care of us, we just love talking with her every time we visit. As for the food, if your a "Foodie" like Tom and I you have come to the right place. For starters, try the crab cakes - mouth watering and for our main course Tom had the lamb chops and I had the short ribs, well let's just say they were done to perfection and finally the homemade "Honey Lavender" ice cream is to die for - really. I grew up in the restaurant business and I give the "The Gables" an A+ Sincerely, Tom and Stephanie
Stephanie Shultis

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An Incredibly Romantic Stay...

I recently had the pleasure of spending an incredibly romantic stay at The Gables Inn and Restaurant in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. My companion and I hold in high regard fine accommodations, sumptuous meals and attentive service and that was exactly what we received. The Gables is a meticulously appointed Victorian guesthouse replete with a restaurant to rival any New Jersey four star establishment. The staff is easy and friendly-anything but stuffy-and attentive to every detail. Our room was so much more than we expected, complete with period furnishings, a gorgeous marble bath, the finest down pillows and comforter with duvet, luxurious linens and fluffy towels. The meal was truly memorable. Far from the standard shore fare, The Gables restaurant embraces the farm to table experience, "slow food" at its freshest and finest. We began with mussels steamed with saffron, and followed with a salad of local micro-greens dressed impeccably. My companion had the duck breast with fresh grilled Jersey peaches and I was fortunate enough to have chosen the lamb chops, with an apricot and curry glaze, prepared perfectly medium rare and accompanied by a Moroccan couscous. We were as comfortable as we could have imagined, all the while feeling pampered, catered to and completely and ultimately sated. We plan to return time and time and time again, knowing we will feel the same about each and every visit.
Janina Akins
Pennington, NJ

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Simply the best

The Gables is one of the most amazing places I have ever had the privilege of staying. Their attention to comfort, detail, and luxury is unparalleled. The food is out of this world, from breakfast to dinner to the complimentary cookies and other treats available throughout the day in the library. My husband and I got married at The Gables and our friends and family still comment about the food! Likewise, we still receive comments about the beautiful setting and personalized service. The rooms are well-appointed and romantic, and you will always be treated like a VIP when you stay at The Gables. My husband and I love it so much, we plan to return for many years to come.
Rachel Abbott

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My happy place!

I have had the opportunity to dine at The Gables for casual Friday, Valentines Day, and for my wedding! All of my experiences have had a different feel, but what is always consistent is the friendly staff, delicious food, and beautiful ambiance. I highly recommend staying over night so you get the entire experience of The Gables. After you explore the beautiful decor in your room, you will sleep like a baby and wake up to a delicious breakfast. I can taste the chocolate croissants right now...melt right in your mouth! Each time my husband and I enter The Gables, we instantly feel happiness as it takes us right back to our wedding day. The memories that The Gables holds for us is extremely profound and will always be our #1 place to visit.
Abby Match

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Romance by the Sea

Fabulous food, gracious hospitality and simply charming accomodations. The rooms are beautifully decorated with couples in mind. Fresh pastries in the Library and in the summer, a gorgeous porch and back patio for dining al fresco. Romance awaits at the Gables.
DEBORAH SMITH
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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Like no other Inn !

The Gables is truly a one of a kind Inn. Located on Long Beach Island in Beach Haven, the location is exquisite. Perfect for a getaway but also great for a special occasion, wedding, business trip, or party. The rooms are beautiful and the service is impeccable . The restaurant has the best food that Long beach Island has to offer. You can not go wrong. You will find the staff very helpful. There is also a theatre around the corner with the best that Broadway has to offer. The beach is one block from the Inn. What more could you want? Do yourself a favor a treat yourself and your loved ones to this magnificent Inn.
Kelly Briggs

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Wonderful B&B, Wonderful Wedding...

My husband and I got married at The Gables 4 years ago. We were looking for more than the generic wedding experience and The Gables far exceeded our expectations. Till this day, we all agree that our wedding had the best food of all weddings. Everything was personalized and no detail was overlooked. Since that night, my husband and I have made it a point to visit The Gables every year, either for a wonderful dinner or to spend a night in one of their beautiful rooms. We have now stayed in 3 out of the 5 rooms and each room has been an amazing experience. Brunch, which is included with your stay, is delicious and the wait staff is attentive without being too overwhelming. The Gables is by far our favorite Bed and Breakfast sites and one of our favorite restaurants. This place will always be special to us because we married here, but it will continue to be one of our favorite places to stay/eat because of the overall exceptional quality and magical feeling you get as soon as you walk in.
Laura Henderson

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Romantic oasis

You are transported the minute you walk into this Victorian landmark, which is even more gorgeous since being authentically restored after an Easter Sunday fire. The lovely landscaping and architectural touches invite you into a genteel gem that envelops you with its elegant but warm charm and ambiance. Each guest room has marble fireplaces, fine period linens and bedding but also features modern amenities like jacuzzis and flatscreen TVs. The Zagat-rated restaurant never disappoints, with its tremendous cuisine, piano music and attentive service. I can't wait to return.
Ellen Kramer
Long Beach Township, NJ

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