The Gables Lodge is a vestige of the long-gone era when U.S. 1 passed through the Mordecai neighborhood near downtown Raleigh, NC. East Coast travelers would stop along their journeys to rest at the many "tourist inns" that were popular after the automobile era began . We hope to restore this iconic part of Raleigh history, and make The Gables a welcoming retreat for a new generation of travelers. 

When updates are available, we will share them on our FAQ page and our updates list.  We welcome your feedback, questions, concerns, or stories about The Gables. Feel free to email Tift and Daniel here. 


We're in the news!  

May 13, News & Observer:
Singer Tift Merritt and Durham hotelier team up to re-open historic Raleigh lodge

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article211053764.html

Vintage postcard of the Yellow Gables, circa 1930s,  from goodnightraleigh.com and UNC archives.      "We are flashing back to the 1930’s today, with a postcard of the Yellow Gables Inn. Built around 1925 by William and Ella Johnson, it was a Tudor Revival motel that capitalized on the increasing tourist traffic on Old Wake Forest Road. Until Interstate 95 and Capital Boulevard were built in the 1950s, this road through the historic Mordecai neighborhood was U.S. Highway 1, the main highway connecting New York to Florida. Raleigh was the halfway point when the automobile era began in the 1920s. Owners of the homes lining the route sought to cash in by renting rooms. The main building has a residential appearance, which blends into the neighborhood that surrounds it. Located at 1217 Wake Forest Road, it is now known as the Gables Motel Lodge, and is the last of these “tourist homes” in operation."   -from LuxuryMovers

Vintage postcard of the Yellow Gables, circa 1930s, from goodnightraleigh.com and UNC archives.

 

"We are flashing back to the 1930’s today, with a postcard of the Yellow Gables Inn. Built around 1925 by William and Ella Johnson, it was a Tudor Revival motel that capitalized on the increasing tourist traffic on Old Wake Forest Road. Until Interstate 95 and Capital Boulevard were built in the 1950s, this road through the historic Mordecai neighborhood was U.S. Highway 1, the main highway connecting New York to Florida. Raleigh was the halfway point when the automobile era began in the 1920s. Owners of the homes lining the route sought to cash in by renting rooms. The main building has a residential appearance, which blends into the neighborhood that surrounds it. Located at 1217 Wake Forest Road, it is now known as the Gables Motel Lodge, and is the last of these “tourist homes” in operation."  -from LuxuryMovers


 

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