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“Great Getaway in Darien!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Heron Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Darien B&B and Inns
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Perry, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Getaway in Darien!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We could not have been more pleased and surprised to find this great get-a-way on the Georgia coast. My wife and I booked privately and we were pleased instantly with the personal care given to us via email confirmation and phone calls.

Jan and Bill are two great hosts with interesting friends and family members. They work hard to make sure you feel welcome in their B&B, and the details pay off. Both have engaging personalities and are sincerely interested in your interests. Jan's a great cook; Bill is a great host. Five o'clock wine and cheese is not to be missed...the second night they added steamed clams.

We booked a room with a private balcony over the marsh. Jan knew it was my birthday weekend, and when we returned from an excursion on Saturday, she had birthday cake waiting on us in our room.

Breakfast was a real treat, with fresh fruit, juices, and excellent breakfast entrees each morning.

We are looking forward to a return trip in warmer weather when we can enjoy the property outdoors a bit as well.

Room Tip: If you want a purely private balcony, ask for the Seafarer room. The other balconies are not exclus...
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Green Features: The Blue Heron is environmentally-friendly. A lot of recycling is evident.
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Michael F
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English first
Watkinsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved the Blue Heron Inn. A bit of paradise!
We were met with a glass of wine, retired to our room with a view of the sunset, received
great recommendations for dinner, arose to the sunrise and the best waffles ever!!
The open fireplace was so inviting and the conversation with Bill and Jan just seemed to flow.
Thanks so much! We will be back next year!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winter Haven
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed at the Blue Heron Inn in the middle of January. It was during the cold snap. Although it was cold outside, it was warm inside. We enjoyed the fireplace even more. The location is beautiful and serene. The hosts were interesting and real. We would especially recommend touring Sapelo Island and the Hofwyl-Broadfield planation and Fort King George. If you enjoy eating, there are many good seafood restaurants nearby.
John and Sharon

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank grandparents26
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

From the time we pulled into the driveway we were greeted with a warm and welcoming hello. We were not expecting to have a New Year's Eve celebrating with new found friends, but that's exactly what happened. Jan and Bill were kind enough to include all of the inn guests in the neighborhood gathering, that included great wine, beer, food and wonderful people, We will never forget our 2004 New Years Eve. We will be back!

Room Tip: Great view from the Blue Heron Room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joan M
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coastal_Innkeeper, Owner at Blue Heron Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
So glad you enjoyed your time at Blue Heron Inn....(cough, cough)...that was 2014 New Years you helped us ring in?
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Surprised husband for weekend / Birthday celebration! This B&B is a pure Gem and we will most definitely return ! We are in love and Jan and Bill did not disappoint !!!

If you are in search for peace, queue and serenity, this is the place for you ! No more hoteling for this family !

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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coastal_Innkeeper, Owner at Blue Heron Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thanks for celebrating your husband's birthday with us. Welcome to the world of B&B's!
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Our party of five were able to book interconnecting rooms for our one night stay which was ideal. Unfortunately we were there during low tide (it was high tide during the night) which meant we did not see many birds. We were very lucky to be treated to boiled oysters around an open fire that evening with some locals. Despite the clear instructions on how to find the Inn that our hosts provided, we did get lost trying to to find it - on three separate occasions (we must be slow learners!)!!

Room Tip: The seafarer room was upstairs and had a lovely view of the marshland and sunrise.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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291 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have stayed with Jan and Bill before and loved the ambiance so much that we asked to book the whole place for a week with our entire family. Jan and Bill used the time for their own vacation and it was an outstanding experience. All of the aspects of the Blue Heron, great location with beautiful views of the marsh and wildlife, were enjoyed by all. Before Jan & Bill left they made sure we had everything we needed and gave us lots of us suggestions on how to entertain the various ages of our group. I highly recommend either a vacation for yourself or consider booking an extended stay for your family.

Room Tip: My favorite is the Seafarer.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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coastal_Innkeeper, Owner at Blue Heron Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Yes, booking the entire house without innkeepers is a great option for a family get together. We are all so scattered from family these days.....so good to have family time especially during the holidays.
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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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