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Open Gates B&B

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved staying at this B&B, we had an unexpected change of plans and ended up staying in Darien for the weekend. The owners were very accommodating on such short notice. The house is beautiful, the owners are very nice, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. We were able to walk to downtown from the house and really enjoyed exploring the...

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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Open Gates B & B is 15 miles north of Brunswick, Ga and about 50 miles south of Savannah. The inn is owned and operated by the Zach and Carrie. Zach has to be the best cook in many miles around and his breakfasts are outstanding. He is also able to meet the needs of different diets. One morning he...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beautiful old house, lovingly furnished. Wonderful and helpful host. Comfortable Bed. Large room. The dinning room and the breakfast were an experience on its own. Great location. Everything within walking distance.

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

Bed is half the name, and breakfast is the other. We truly strive to give everyone the best for both. We look forward to your many returns. Kindest regards, Zach and Sweet Carrie May

Seven Devils, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to find this charming B & B in Darien, GA! Zach and Carrie are so accommodating and nice! The beds were very comfortable with great linens! Skipper's Fish House and Waterfront Wine Bar were within walking distance! And, oh, did I mention the gourmet breakfast crepes--delicious and beautifully presented!! We will definitely be back!!

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

We can't wait for you to come back! You and your friends were so much fun! It's hard to beat being able to walk to skippers and the wine bar. Both are amazing reasons to visit Darien, and we are striving, and hopefully proving to be one of the great reasons as well!! All the best see you soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend time off the beaten path to enjoy the hospitality of Zach and Carrie May. The breakfast is outstanding.You must try it. Darien is a quaint fishing village which is an added attraction.

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

Thank you so much! Darien is off the beaten path, but the great thing is that it's not too far off the beaten path. From exit 49 on I-95, we are just under two miles from the exit. Within minutes you can be sitting on our porch swing enjoying the quietness of Vernon square. We hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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Griffin, Georgia
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

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Townsend, Georgia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 St, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305-9068
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Darien
Price Range: £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We really enjoyed the suite on the first floor. King size bed and a twin. Lot's of room.”
Townie-TRIP, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“downstairs room was roomy and has extra small bed, huge bathroom & the pool was a surprising extra.”
  • this is the little park or square in front of B&B
  • view from backyard pool area.
  • park in front on B&B
  • Beautiful old churches on every corner!
lindat104, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Visit to view rooms, you will not be disappointed.”
maryfI2837CJ, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for downstairs bedroom.”
G5786TVjuanr, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Maybe the carriage room is quieter if there are a lot of guests”
moorem81, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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