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Open Gates B&B

301 Franklin Street, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305
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Open Gates B&B
Ranked #2 of 3 Darien B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Statesboro, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Open Gates B & B. The hosts, Zach and Carrie, made our weekend stay very pleasant. Zach, a terrific chef, made special accommodations for my dietary restrictions, which I greatly appreciated. This location is tops. You can walk all around the Darien waterfront, and beautiful Vernon Square is just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time in the low country! Zach and Carrie were great hosts. They recommend some great restaurants and other local places. We walked down to the waterfront and had some delicious meals. None were better, however, than Zach's incredible breakfast fare. We also loved having the pool to cool off in at the end of the day.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Open Gates on July 9-12 and had a wonderful time. Zach and Carrie are the nicest people and made us feel very welcome in their home. We stayed in the Island Room and everything about the room and bathroom was perfect. We enjoyed lounging in the pool and it was always so quiet and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zach and Carrie sincerely went out of their way to make sure my wife and I had a nice stay at Open Gates. It was our first time staying at a B&B, and I think they've set a pretty high bar. They know the town and can assist you with info or contacts in the area, of course. The room... More

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The Villages, Florida
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257 reviews 257 reviews
29 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally headed to Savannah B&B but too tired so stopped at Darien Welcome Center at Outlet Mall and found this gem of B&B. Zach and Carrie, the owners, have 5 rooms two rooms are shared bath. Of the 5, I love the Blue Room. I liked it so much, I booked it again on my return trip. Another reason I... More

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Zach and Carrie the new owners of Open Gates B & B, located on Vernon Square in historic Darien, were great hosts for our two night visit to the area. The home has been well cared for and is a great choice for a quiet get away in southeast Georgia. With history in town such as Vernon Square and Fort... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

You can feel the beautiful age of the home. A welcome feeling as we walked through the door. Comfortable rooms and beds, delicious breakfast, pool time was great. Mr. Rath & Carrie May were gracious host and hostess. This will be one of my families most valued memories.

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Blountville, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed 5 nights with host and hostess Zack and Carrie in their historic house on Vernon Square, which was the old center of the city of Darien in Georgia. We particularly enjoy staying at any Bed and Breakfast where we can chat with the owners as if they were friends of old, and this was the way we felt... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'm a New England snowbird and travel to Florida and back every year, sometimes alone. I also have a dog, which can make it a challenge to find convenient, clean accommodations. This inn, and Darien in general, suited me perfectly. It's very close to 95, but in a small town setting that isn't generic and impersonal. I also felt safe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

and recharge. Cool and quiet. Love that there are no TVs. Great brekky and company. Nice dinner at River House. Island room lovely and spacious. Ridiculous that Trip Advisor won't post until I have written 200 characters. No, really, it's stupid.

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Address: 301 Franklin Street, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Darien
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Open Gates Bed and Breakfast, built in 1876 by a wealthy timber baron, is uniquely situated for nature-lovers, history buffs, birders, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to experience one of the richest natural ecosystems in the world. We are a family run, nature-based business located in the small coastal village of Darien, Georgia. Located on historic Vernon Square, just one block from the shrimp boats on the Darien waterfront, Open Gates is surrounded by giant live oak and magnolia trees providing a private, relaxed atmosphere for your vacation getaway retreat, business trip or special event ... more   less 
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