Fabulous Fall

St. Michaels is fabulous in the Fall.  And, Five Gables Inn & Spa is making Fall even more fabulous. Stay one night midweek and receive the 2nd night ½ off! This special is available Sunday thru Thursday excluding holidays and cannot be combined with any other discounts or packages. Don’t miss out on this very special offer!


Did you know we are dog friendly at Five Gables Inn & Spa. We have 4 rooms and a suite that are dedicated to our guests who love to travel with their four legged friends. We have beds and dog bowls that we lend our furry guests. And, we give each and every one of our four legged guests a treat and a toy from Flying Freds. We really love to pamper all of our guests here! And of course, we suggest a visit to Flying Freds – our upscale pet boutique – even if you don’t bring a furry friend with you.

Spectacular Fireworks

Fireworks were spectacular this year. They lit up the sky over St. Michaels with brilliant colors and loud explosions. Guests at Five Gables enjoyed the festivities on the lawn at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This is always a prime spot on the Miles River for viewing fireworks. And, this year, our guests also enjoyed the big band sounds of the Rhythm Doctors, a favorite group at the CBMM. Put this event on your calendar for next year – fabulous fireworks, great music and a relaxing stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa – it couldn’t be any better!


Come join us for Fireworks In St. Michaels! The show will be bigger and better than ever! Stay with us at Five Gables and receive tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a night of great music, dancing and the best fireworks display on the Chesapeake!

Summer in St. Michaels………

Summer in St. Michaels – steamed crabs, sailboat races on the Miles River, the Farmers Market, lazy walks around town, festivals at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, dinners at fabulous restaurants, shopping in unique boutiques, relaxing afternoons around our indoor pool, a massage or a soak in your own Jacuzzi tub…it doesn’t get any better than spending time at Five Gables Inn & Spa.

Retire to St. Michaels………

Come and stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa to find out why Money Magazine name St. Michaels one of the top 3 cities to retire to.

Experience the laid back charm, historic houses and delicious restaurants first hand.  Tour the Maritime Museum and learn about the Chesapeake Bay.  Take a boat ride on the Miles River or just enjoy a massage, the sauna, steam room and indoor pool during your stay at Five Gables.

It’s Back!!!!!

Five Gables’ most popular package – the one and only Spa and Sail Package begins on May 1st.

Sail on one of the oldest skipjacks on the Chesapeake, the Rebeca T. Ruark. This boat is listed on the National Historic Register and opened Good Morning America several years ago. She is owned and sailed by Captain Wade Murphy . Captain Wade is a third generation waterman and shares all his great stories with his “crew”.

After the sail, come back into St. Michaels and enjoy a dozen crabs and a pitcher of beer at the iconic Crab Claw – the original crab house in St. Michaels.

This package also includes accommodations for two people for two nights and two 1-hour massages. It starts at $600.00 for a midweek stay.

Spring into Five Gables Inn & Spa

Spring is a great time to visit St. Michaels!  Daffodils are blooming, window boxes are full of pansies, shops are open and new merchandise is arriving daily, restaurants are offering new menus and new specials.  Everything looks crisp and new.

Five Gables is offering our Spring Package during April.  This package includes two nights for two people, a 1 hour massage each, a spring daffodil basket and chocolates.

This package starts at $440.00 for two nights midweek.

The Jewels of St. Michaels

Adornments and finery!  Ornaments and treasures! We have it all here in St. Michaels. Jewelry lovers new and old have a vast array of sparkling choices when it comes to our local gems. Warm up your winter days by visiting some Five Gables’ favorite shops!


Bliss Jewelry, located at 100-A South Talbot Street, offers a little bit of something for every potential customer. With most of the dazzling trinkets available for under $30, this boutique should be on your list of shopping destinations when visiting our waterfront village. Don’t forget to take some time to browse through the charming and guilfocolorful array of unique gifts that owner April Whitacre has stocked her shelves with! And remember, during the months of February and March, Bliss is open four days a week, Friday through Monday.

Creative Xpressions, with its storefront on 202-B South Talbot Street, shines its spotlight on many talented jewelry artists. The artists’ handmade creations include recycled industrial glass, semi-precious stones, fresh-water pearls and other mixed media to construct elegant and wearable pieces. This is the ultimate artistic jeweler’s Mecca!

DBS Jewelers, located at 111 South Talbot Street, is home to the winner of the 2010 JCK Top Designer Retailer award. Owner Aida Liesure received the highly-esteemed Jewelers’ Choice Award for the second year in a row! The jewelry design competition recognizes the most innovative jewelry designs. If this information isn’t enough to get you in the door, we don’t know what will! With collections that center on gemstones, nautically-inspired creations, pearls, white and yellow gold and one-of-a–kind baubles, you must add this destination to your shopping plans.

Guilford and Company, 202 South Talbot Street, specializes in estate and antique jewelry. The extensive collection includes items from Tiffany and Company, Cartier, Bulgari, and David Yurman, just to name a few. Drop by and browse the resplendent inventory 7 days a week!

ophiuroideajewel1Ophiuroidea, fondly known as “The O”, is located in “The Old Sewing Factory” on 609 South Talbot Street. Nestled between the St. Michael’s Winery and Eastern Shore Brewery, this uncommon “coastal inspired jewelry made by Maryland artisans” shop features Mermaid Seaglass and Chesapeake Bracelets as well as sand-dollar inspired wearable pieces. It’s worth the visit to simply explore and be inspired within their on-site workshop, where you can watch their artists at work!

Silver Linings, 203 South Talbot Street, proves that, indeed, “every cloud has a silver lining”. Owned by Aida Leisure, who also owns DBS, this one-of-a-kind jewelry shop has original pieces that capture the charm and beauty of our Chesapeake Bay. Shelves are filled with innovative jewelry designs that are created with sterling silver and gemstones. From internationally recognized designers to trendy collectible lines like Chamilia and Kameleon, Silver Linings has something for everyone – including gift certificates!

The best part about jewelry shopping in St. Michaels? All of the best shops in town are located just steps down Talbot Street from Five Gables!