I have lived in this area for most of my life and, although I have driven past Union Gables Historic Victorian Mansion Inn countless times, I had never actually stepped inside. That is, until last week. The staff was kind enough to allow me to do a little exploring, inside and out, and to take all the photos I wanted. That was all the invitation I needed…
I was stunned by the incredible beauty of each and every corner as I toured this Victorian mansion, beginning with the very peaceful front porch as you enter the building, but was even more impressed by the exquisite attention paid to every tiny detail. They have missed nothing! Step through the front door and you are taking a giant step back in time.
As quoted from the Union Gables website, “In 1901, wealthy merchant George Crippen built the Mansion to celebrate his success. Designed by Architect R. Newton Bresee, it rightfully earned its nickname “Sunnyside House,” with its many unique features…The sun cascades through different places in the house during the day so it is always on the Sunny Side.”
I had no idea how to approach this post. The text kept going one of two ways…either sounding childishly gleeful over every room I entered and every corner turned, or sounding like an advertisement or travel guide. Neither seemed like the appropriate angle.
I decided to just take you on a little photo tour of all the rooms I visited and explored. You can come to your own conclusions and form your opinions. I will just say one thing — I LOVE IT HERE! If I lived more than 10 mins away, I would definitely stay here while on vacation…
The guest rooms each have names and I will label the photos below.
The outside is every bit as beautiful, with the gardens, pool, fountain, and gorgeous porch. I was also given access to the Henry suite which is a gorgeous room located on the garden level of the carriage house with its own private entrance in front of the pool.
Did I fall in love with Union Gables? Why yes, yes I did.
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