It's difficult to tell what is more charming, the small village of Darien or Open Gates B&B. They both won our hearts. We had looked for a place just off the Interstate, planning to spend just one night. But this was so special that we lingered on for an extra day, the highlight of a recent 12-day roadtrip. Gracious hosts, comfortable accomodations, gorgeous property. In the evening before walking to a nearby excellent restaurant (River House), sit on the front porch swing and sip a glass of wine, while looking at the village square with its fountain and azaleas and oaks covered with Spanish Moss, and listening to the church-bells chime. There's a timeless peace about this place that will make you want to return again and again.
- 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