The Gables at Stirling Guest Hotel is a grand Historic Hotel that serves as an Event Space, a Restaurant, and a Bed and Breakfast. The Event Space is great for Weddings, Corporate Events, Meetings, Showers, Luncheons, Dinners, Retreats, Community Gatherings, Performances, and all other functions you can think of that suits the wonderful Stirling Mansion, Carriage House, and vast 5-acre landscape.
The Stirling Guest Hotel is under new management by the Owners of the award winning The Gables Bed and Breakfast Philadelphia. Please check out our website as well as our reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google Business and all other travel booking sites. We plan to make this transition as seamless as possible! We hope to gain your trust as we deliver the same high quality service you have come to expect from the Stirling Guest Hotel. [June 2019]
The Gables at Stirling Guest Hotel is wholly owned and operated as part of the Barang-Gay Group of Companies, LLC and is one of many in its portfolio of businesses in the hospitality and service industry.
Enterprise Mission Statement
We are committed to making a difference by providing outstanding service, care and opportunities to marginalized communities we do business in, as well as leverage our platform to inspire, educate, influence and be a proactive contributor to these communities.
Central to the success of our mission is the people we hire. We will hire people within the local community with the appropriate work experience that fit our brand. Most importantly, we will seek out people who act selflessly and are team oriented.
Our goal is to be self-sustaining financially, so that we can continue to pay it forward in these communities.
In 1998, the Stirling Mansion was purchased by Kaj Skov, an experienced entrepreneur in the hospitality industry. In order to preserve the beauty of the building, yet make it accessible to the public, he converted Stirling into a fifteen-suite guest house. He kept the Stirling’s rich history alive by hosting garden parties, art auctions, as well as continuing to host concerts presented by The Friends of Chamber Music. Furthermore, Stirling functions as a banquet hall facility for wedding reception, private dinners, and special events.
The historic hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
"Stirling,” one of Berks County's last great residences, is a Chateauesque-styled mansion designed by Harvard-educated American architect, Theophilus P. Chandler (1845-1928). Construction on this great stone mansion began in 1890 and was completed in 1892. Stirling was designed and built for James Hervey Sternbergh (b.5/20/1834 - d.3/3/1913), a Reading iron and steel magnate, on five finely landscaped acres enclosed on three sides by tall wrought iron fencing and on the fourth by large evergreens and shrubs. The Stirling mansion, together with a large Tudor-style carriage house, is bounded by Centre Avenue, Marion, Front, and Robeson Streets. Stirling is one of the finest examples of Chateauesque style architecture in Berks County, if not Eastern Pennsylvania. It was named after Stirling Castle in Scotland which was given its original name for the splendid view it commanded. Erected in 1890-1892 in what was at that time considered the far suburbs of the City of Reading, Stirling is the culmination of architect-client team work by Theophilus P. Chandler and James Hervey Sternbergh.
The mansion remained the private residence of the Sternberghs for over one hundred years. Gertrude Sternbergh (b.5/8/1899 - d. 1/28/1996), the youngest daughter of Mr. Sternbergh, was a lifelong resident, and infused her passion for the arts into the essence and spirit of Stirling. She was hostess to grand concerts which brought talented classical musicians through Stirling’s doors. Today, the gates has opened and turned into a vibrant and glorious historic hotel ready to serve the Central Pennsylvania community [parties, showers, wedding reception, banquet hall, events space] and beyond [as a destination wedding, retreats, reunions].