My husband and I went to Darien for a quite weekend away and chose Open Gates B&B for our place to stay. We've stayed in a lot of B&Bs and this one rates as one of the top on the list. Jeff and Kelly have created a wonderful haven in the historic area of Darien. We had the downstairs room right next to the dining room and library. The room was beautifully decorated and very large with a big high bed, a single bed and a sofa for relaxing. The library had books and games and best of all a carafe of wine available at all times for guests. There was pound cake in the dining room at all times and although I usually don't indulge once I tasted that one it was all I could do not to eat a large portion. The parlor was a great place to relax with the comfy antique sofas and chairs and there were rocking chairs and a swing on the front porch.
Breakfast was fantastic although it would have been nice to have a choice instead of a set menu. That being said my favorite breakfast was the local fresh eggs that had the best flavor of any I've had in years. My husband's favorite was the home made waffles we had on the second morning.
Jeff and Kelly were perfect hosts. They were very friendly, made sure we had everything we wanted and were available by phone any time we needed them which was not at all! There was not one thing we wanted for.
If you want a nice quite time away I'd definitely suggest staying at Open Gates
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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