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Open Gates B&B

301 Franklin St Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305-9068
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Darien
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Anne B wrote a review Sep 2021
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Quiet get-away in the center of the historic district of Darien. Park your car and chill on front porch swings or stroll across the street for delicious homemade chocolates! All historic points of interest are in walking distance. Do Not miss sunset at Skippers or at one of the fresh seafood restaurants on the riverfront!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Lanier wrote a review Sep 2021
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We have stayed at Open Gates many times, and while it has been about four years since we were last here, I'm happy to report that it was just as gracious and beautiful as we remembered. Our room was tasteful and charming, and we love being able to walk to dinner and enjoy the downtown area. Zach really went out of his way to accommodate our needs, and the whole experience was so relaxing that we absolutely cannot wait to return! A special place in a special town. :)
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Date of stay: August 2021
FitzTraveller wrote a review Aug 2021
Cambridge60 contributions25 helpful votes
Wow!! Zach & Carrie May have created an experience that goes way above and beyond a typical B&B. The home itself is an amazing piece of history, and it's location right on Vernon Square is Hallmark Movie magical. If you get the opportunity, have Zach show you around their special piece of southern Georgia; the cast of characters in this town come straight out of an old Truman Capote novel. I fell in love with this place, and this little town!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Giselle H wrote a review Aug 2021
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We enjoyed our stay at the Open Gates B&B very much. The common areas are beautifully designed, open and inviting. The bedroom, with bathroom, comfortable and elegant. Best of all were Zach and Carrie's hospitality and welcome. The breakfast will remain in our memories, not only because it was very delicious and rich, but also because we sat together with other guests at the big round table, sharing stories and discussing life. What a memory.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Sandra wrote a review Jul 2021
Evansville, Indiana1 contribution
The host was kind and breakfast was served with care. Comfortable beds and nice historical home. Although pricey, the atmosphere was peaceful and memorable. Hot and cold beverages was available continually along with fresh cookies every evening.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take bug repellent
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$147 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesGeorgiaGeorgia CoastDarien
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Frequently Asked Questions about Open Gates B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Open Gates B&B?
Nearby attractions include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (4.7 miles), Fort King George State Historic Site (1.0 miles), and Waterfront Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Open Gates B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Open Gates B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Open Gates B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Open Gates B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include B & J's Steaks and Seafood, Skipper's Fish Camp, and Waterfront Wine and Gourmet.
Is Open Gates B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Darien.
Are there any historical sites close to Open Gates B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (4.7 miles), Fort King George State Historic Site (1.0 miles), and Ashantilly Center (1.2 miles).
Is Open Gates B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.