St. Michaels is a popular destination during the summer months because of it’s location on the Eastern shore, but did you know that it is just as beautiful throughout autumn and winter?
St. Michaels is so quaint and beautiful during the fall season, but if you haven’t had the chance to experience it yet, time is running out! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is absolutely nothing like spending the holiday season in a small, waterfront town.
Why not spend the post-Thanksgiving weekend with us? Avoid the madness of Black Friday by doing all of your shopping in our charming little town.
Many of our local retailers will be offering Black Friday specials, so you can receive the holiday discounts without all of the insanity you would find in a crowded mall.
We have plenty of openings for the weekend of Thanksgiving, but we expect them to go fast, so be sure to book sooner rather than later!
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We are proud to offer a wide variety of amenities to match any of our guests needs. The most popular summertime amenity is the complimentary bikes we provide for our guests to explore St. Michaels with. All of our rooms also come with air-conditioning for the summer and fireplaces for the winter. For our guests relaxation we provide Aveda spa products in our bathrooms, each outfitted with a whirlpool tub. The Inn also has a seasonally heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as 4 pet friendly rooms, so that your dog can stay in comfort with you in our well appointed guest rooms. We are happy to help our guests schedule events for the weekend to make sure they see all that St. Michaels has to offer! Visit us today at www.fivegables.com to book your weekend getaway!
Join us for a weekend of great folk music on the water! This Saturday, July 31st is one of our favorite events of the year in St. Michaels. Our neighbors, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, are throwing their 3rd annual Folk Festival to, “celebrate the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions.” This fantastic event includes boat rides, maritime demonstrations, and even includes events for kids. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm, which leaves plenty of time to relax and explore St. Michaels. Our Inn is conveniently located in the heart of historic St. Michaels, a short walk to the Maritime Museum and to shopping and restaurants. Take out our complimentary bikes for a Sunday afternoon picnic, the perfect end to a great weekend! Visit www.fivegables.com to book your weekend getaway.
Join us this Saturday and Sunday on Marlboro Ave in Easton for the 1st Annual Holy Smoke Maryland State BBQ Championship! Admission is just $3, free for kids 10 and under. When you’re tried some of the states best BBQ enjoy some live music by Coffey Anderson, have the kids play on the free air bounce and carnival rides! Even watch a twinkie eating competition! After a day full of BBQ and fun, relax with us in our indoor pool or stop by our Aveda spa for a massage or facial. Make sure to burn off some of that BBQ by taking our complimentary bikes for a spin around St. Michaels! Visit http://www.wix.com/bbqholysmoke/bbq for more information regarding the event. The St. Michaels Community Center is presenting Dan Goggin’s Broadway smash hit “Nunsense” at St. Michaels High School, Thursdays, July 22 & 29 at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, July 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 8 pm and Sundays, July 25 and August 1 at 2 pm. Between the BBQ and the show you will have a jampacked weekend of good food, fun and entertainment on Maryland’s eastern shore!
Looking to escape to the Eastern Shore for two nights of relaxation and sailing? Look no further than our special summer package, Spa and Sail. This package includes two night accommodation, two 1-hour massages in our Aveda Spa, a two hour sail plus a $50 gift certificate to The Crab Claw! Package available weekends or weekdays. Please contact us at www.fivegables.com to reserve. While you’re not on the water explore all St. Michaels has to offer. Visit us between July 19-25 and enjoy Plein-Air Easton, the outdoor painting competition hosted by the Avalon Foundation.www.pleinaireaston.com. Make sure to check out the Hundred Studio Tour to check out the artists work during the competition. http://www.pleinaireaston.com/
Looking to explore St. Michaels on a budget? There are plenty of free (or almost free) activities to fill up a whole weekend! Our guests use our complimentary bikes to cruise around historic St. Michaels and window shop, or to take a picnic down to the shore. Spend Saturday mornings roaming the St. Michaels Fresh Farm Market in Muskrat Park, a great park on the water, walking distance to Five Gables Inn, it is also home to Concerts in the Park every Thursday night. Saturday nights in the summer enjoy the free Avalon Summer Concert Series in Easton. Enjoy music from Rock/Blues/Pop to Country and even Afro funk big band. Spend a day exploring the exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, $13 for adults but free for kids under 6.
Aside from being an amazing place to get away, St. Michaels, Maryland has a rich history dating back to the 1770’s. Many of its historic attractions have been preserved and put on exhibit for the public to enjoy. Any historic boat lover will appreciate the Edna E. Lockwood, a Chesapeake Bay bugeye, which is the last working oyster boat of her kind. Built in 1889 on Tilghman Island, she is on display at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The St. Michaels Historic District is a great area for any history buff to wander around, taking in the historic integrity of the buildings. Make sure to see The Cannon Ball House, which has a cannon ball embedded in the house from an attack during the war of 1812. Come spend the weekend with us and take in all the history St. Michaels has to offer!
We still have a few rooms available for July 4th weekend! There are so many great ways to celebrate Independence Day in St. Michaels, starting with Big Band Night on July 3rd at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, followed by the St. Michaels fireworks show! On July 4th head over to Easton for the Independence Festival Fireworks, Food and Music, featuring the Junkyard Saints and The Joe Martone Band. At any point during the weekend head over to the Easton Annual Carnival, which runs July 1st – 5th. Enjoy carnival food, rides, games and prizes, located on St. Michaels Road in Easton. Beat the crows and join us Thursday night for the Concert in the Park, with Blues Deville. Visit us at www.fivegables.com to book your July 4th stay with us!
This fantastic package is available 4 weekends throughout the year! The men will spend Saturday mornings at Gourmet by the Bay(http://www.gourmetbythebay.net/,) attending a cooking class and helping to prepare the nights dinner, while the ladies will be at our Aveda Spa getting the “Ultimate” spa package! The package includes an herbal bath, a facial and a massage – how relaxing! Saturday night the couples will dine at Gourmet by the Bay, sampling some of the men’s culinary creations! Spend Sunday hitting the golf courses or exploring historic St. Michaels. We are happy to reserve a fishing boat, kayak or sailboat so you can spend the day on the water! Please visit www.fivegables.com for pricing and more information. Also be sure to visit Five Gables Inn and Gourmet by the Bay on Facebook!
When booking a weekend stay with us make sure to tell us what outdoor activities you are interested and let us help you make an amazing weekend itinerary! When it comes to outdoor recreation we are close to it all here in St. Michaels. Charter a fishing boat with All Aboard Charters, Inc., paddle the creeks with Harris Creek Kayak Rentals or get in 18 holes at Harbourtowne, where Five Gables Guests receive $10 off! Our complimentary bikes are always available for guests who want to explore St. Michaels, but don’t forget to leave time for a relaxing massage in our Aveda Spa at the end of your exciting weekend!