This Arts-and-Crafts-style mansion in the Olive Street Historic District was constructed about 1914 by prolific builder C. S. Belford for W. R. Sells and his wife, Olive Traylor Sells, whose children were to attend Southwestern University across the avenue. Built to accommodate a large and socially prominent family, the stately manor features a generous wrap-around veranda, original beveled and leaded glass doors and windows, grand foyer with original mahogany woodwork, spacious dining room, and elegant parlors. Cherished over the years by other well-known Georgetown families including Dr. Rice and his wife Jewel, the Hendersons, and the Brooks, the mansion has retained a majestic and welcoming presence.
Today, you can experience the historic San Gabriel House Bed & Breakfast with a stay in one of the five luxurious second-floor bedrooms, all with pillow-top king beds and private baths. Lounge on the balcony, where university students once danced to jazz bands. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in the handsome dining room. Experience grace, splendor, and hospitality in one of Georgetown's significant remaining historic homes.
The mansion, now owned by Jeannie Snead, remains Georgetown's foremost Bed & Breakfast establishment.
Treat yourself, family and friends to a unique Bed & Breakfast experience with a stay at the historic San Gabriel House.