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Open Gates B&B

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301 Franklin Street, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305
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Winder, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at Open Gates and were beyond pleased. I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna survive without Zach's amazing breakfasts each morning! The beds are so comfy and the house is beautiful. We spent time in the pool and hung out on the rocking chair front porch. Love the recommendations of the Wine Bar & Skippers,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I had a fantastic time at Open Gates. Tired after two weeks of roadtripping, we found it so pretty and homely, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. If you're looking for something closer to a hotel experience (spotlessly clean, all amenities on tap) this probably isn't for you, but we loved the atmosphere and thought... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleagues and I dashed through Darien for a one night business trip, and were fortunate that Zack was able to accommodate us with three private rooms. They were lovely, comfortable, and had that fantastic character that only truly old homes can boast. We wish we had more time to relax on the comfortable wide porch, swim in that appealing... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zach and his wife are so friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts were outstanding, cooked when you are ready to eat! The accommodations are not for 'city slickers' but rather for those looking for character and charm, which is exactly what we wanted. We stayed in the separate room away from the main house, very private and cozy. The bed was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Open Gates in Darien was during a 2 week roadtrip in US the place which remains strongest in memory. It was a wonderfull peacefull experience - the BB is quiet and full of athmosphere. Room, bed etc. was fine and Zach was a great host. His "Grits-breakfirst" might be a bit experimental to some stomachs, but I'm sure he can... More 

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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Two nights at Open Gates were perfect for basing out of Darien to visit Sapelo Island. This is an inn. It's in a beautiful old home. It's charming, it's quirky, it's not a cookie-cutter Hampton. We really enjoyed it. The B&B is located a convenient 8 miles from the Sapelo Ferry. Our room was comfortable, clean, and restful, and the... More 

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Zachariah R, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

I couldn't have said it better myself! We really are the perfect getaway to hit the reset button and unwind. We are so glad not to be a cookie cutter, unless it's when I'm making them fresh daily. I truly hope that everyone can make it to Darien at least once in their lives. It's quiet, quaint, and now "quirky",... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Zach and his wife are gems! My first bed and breakfast experience, and it was truly amazing! The bed was very comfortable and Zach was extremely accommodating! The breakfast was WONDERFUL! I would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our recent stay (two nights) at Open Gates was just what we ordered and more. Zach is a wonderful host and chef and accommodated our late arrival. We met terrific locals at the breakfast table our first morning and learned a lot about the area. This is one great old house in a terrific little town that you don't want... More 

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Zachariah R, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

Oh yes, the local "Breakfast Club" on Wednesdays is getting quite the review as well. Although I have only lived in the area approximately 3 years, I have had the pleasure of being able to serve breakfast to the public. It's fun and eclectic and there is always something new that I learn from the group about the area. Thank... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The rooms all appear spacious and well furnished. The room we stayed in on the first floor probably had one of the most comfortable beds i have ever slept in and to top it off Zach is a generous and kind host. You can't go wrong here

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Had a wonderful stay. Delicious breakfasts. Great hospitality. Nicely decorated room. Owner was kind to my high energy two year old. Accommodated early trip to Sapelo Island. Local area has great fresh seafood. Highly recommend.

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Zachariah R, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

Oh yes little Gabriel, what a ball of energy! Although we don't have young children to often, I'm glad that there was plenty for him to do, whether it was the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center on Jekyll Island, or the Fort at the Fort King George State Park area. Also thank you for joining us for our "Love our Library"... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Open Gates B&B

Address: 301 Franklin Street, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Darien
Price Range: $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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