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“A TRUE HIDEAWAY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Heron Inn

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Blue Heron Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Darien B&B and Inns
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Atlanta, GA
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“A TRUE HIDEAWAY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

The Blue Heron Inn is a true hideaway. We had a two night stay and were absolutely charmed by the location and our wonderful hosts Bill and Jan. The setting is directly off the marsh with great views form our balcony. We stayed in the Blue Heron Room which was HUGE! There are plenty of birds to watch and the peace and quiet was perfect. Breakfast was wonderful with the first one being lime french toast and the second morning having shrimp omelets.

Bill and Jan were the BEST hosts that we have ever had in all of our B & B experiences. They booked our trip over to Sapelo Island for us including a tour of the island with George. George was born on Sapelo and has lived their his whole life. What a tour! I do not believe that there is anything that our hosts weren't prepared for. They even came through with a cooler for us to take to the island when we found that we had left ours at home.

Being located just around the corner from the ferry to Salpelo and less than 30 minutes away from St Simons and Jekyll Islands, Darien was the perfect location without all of the "touristy stuff." We will certainly be visiting the Blue Heron Inn again and again and by the way, ask Jan about her award winning KEY LIME ice cream.

  • Liked — Our host and the peace and beauty of the Inn's setting.
  • Disliked — Local restaurants were okay but nothing special.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2008

My husband I recently spent a long week-end at the Blue Heron, on the recommendation of a friend. Great advice! Bill and Jan, the owners, are friendly and welcoming, and went out of their way to make each guest feel at home. We happened to arrive on a Friday evening just as they were preparing a low-country boil for friends, and they invited all the guests to join them. Great food, great company and lots of laughter. There are four rooms, all have private baths, and each room has a balcony overlooking the marsh. We stayed in the smallest room - the Savannah Room - which was pleasant, clean, and comfortable. The rooms are all different - and I wouldn't have been unhappy with any of the accommodations. Breakfast could contribute to a snugger waistband if you stick around for a few days - lime French toast, sweet potato pancakes, and shrimp omelets were served during our stay. Breakfasts were also accompanied by coffee, tea, juice and fresh fruit. Fortunately, there were lots of activities for burning off those calories! Wine is available in the evening.

Jan and Bill are more than happy to tell you about local activities, and will assist with any necessary reservations. We weren't able to do the Sapelo trip during our stay, but the guests who went gave it a good recommendation. The Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge is good for walking, biking and birding. Birders shouldn't forget the marsh (from their balcony, the screened-in back porch, or the deck) behind the inn. We spent one morning kayaking with Danny from Altamaha Outpost on the local river system, and saw many birds, an interesting variety of native plants, and at least a half dozen alligators. We definitely plan to return with our own kayaks in the future, and would also recommend Danny as a guide..

We had very good dinners at Sapelo Station and Skippers. On Saturday at lunch, we stopped by the Elm Grove Church (near the Inn), for barbecue - they serve chicken, ribs, and several vegetable choices.

The Blue Heron is a great place to head for a relaxing get away, and we hope to return.

  • Liked — Comfortable, clean, exceptional hosts
  • Disliked — Would've liked a dresser for clothing storage, but I didn't lose any sleep over it!
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Winder, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2008

Having never experienced a B&B before, we found our stay at the Blue Heron to be truly amazing! The rooms were clean and cozy, the views of the marsh were breath-taking, the breakfasts were delicious, and the hosts treated us like family! I would highly recommended this place to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend or a home away from home. Absolute Perfection!

  • Liked — I loved everything!
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2008

What a great relaxing weekend! My husband and I reside in Charleston, SC and were looking for some place to unplug from the rest of the world for a weekend and celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We definitely found it in the Blue Heron Inn. The Inn is very secluded overlooking the marsh. It's beautiful! Breakfast is amazing - fresh fruit to start with juice, coffee or tea - Day 1 we had Belgian Waffles with strawberries and a side of bacon, Day 2 Praline French Toast and a side of bacon. After breakfast my husband and I spent an hour or two sitting on the dock and/or the screen porch overlooking the marsh reading and just relaxing. In the evenings, we were offered a great selection of wine, cheese and crackers and the opportunity for some great conversations with the hosts and other guests on the screened porch as the sun set. We stayed in the Savannah room. It is the smallest room but we were still able to relax and enjoy our time. The other rooms are considerably larger so if you have the opportunity, choose one of them, but if not, we would still recommend a stay at the Inn in the Savannah Room. We hope to go back for more R&R in the future!

  • Liked — Secluded, Relaxing
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Califronai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2008

If you are looking for a great dose of southern hospitality, stay an evening at this great bed & breakfast. We were welcomed into Bill and Jan's home as if we were long lost friends. Upon arrival, we were treated with wine and hor d'oeuvres and spent the evening on their back porch overlooking the salt marsh talking about the area and visiting with other guests. The next morning we enjoyed a fabulous breakfast of sweet potato pancakes. We had a great night's sleep, just what we needed because we had to head back to California the next afternoon and had a long flight ahead of us. You can't miss with this one!! Great area, Great hospitality, and Great service!!!

Stayed March 2008
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2008

We had a wonderful vacation, Bill & Jan went out of their way to help us with restaurant selections and to recommend places to see. The breakfasts were great and our large room had a wonderful view of the saltmarsh. Late afternoon wine and hors'douvres were just the ticket. We would go back there in a minute

  • Liked — Comfortable room, great breakfast and wonderful view
  • Disliked — no internet or TV
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Higganum, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2008

Tucked away off the beaten path on the coast of Georgia, is the Blue Heron Inn. If you are lookng for relaxation and a close glimpse of a Georgia saltwater marsh from your doorstep, then you have come to the right place. It is hard to believe that such an "untouched" place still exists, but it does right here at the Blue Heron.

We stayed in the Blue Heron Room which is spacious and beautifully decorated with a balcony that overlooks the marsh. Breakfasts are delicious. The shrimp omelet is one of our favorites.

Bill and Jan are wonderful hosts and make you feel right at home. In the evening, they bring out the wine and cheese and you can relax on the porch while enjoying the sights and sounds of the wildlife in the marsh. This is truly a nature lover's paradise!

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  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Heron Inn
Address: 1346 Blue Heron Ln SE, Darien, GA 31305-5438
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Darien
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Darien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near Sapelo Island,Blue Heron Inn, a Georgia coast bed and breakfast, This water front property is ideal for bird watchers and nature lovers. The inn is about a mile and a half from the Sapelo Ferry Dock, eight miles from exit 58 on Interstate 95 and eight miles from Darien (exit 49). Guest rooms open to breath taking, panoramic views of marsh, estuaries and Georgia's barrier islands leading to the inter-coastal waterway and Sapelo Island. ... more   less 

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