Walking St. Michaels

There are so many things to do in St. Michaels this spring it would be impossible to fit it all into one weekend! One of our favorite things is the St. Michaels Museum & Key Lime Café Walking Tour. During the tour you follow the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, who grew up in St. Michaels, and who’s sister was rumored to live in the building that is now Key Lime Café. After the tour enjoy lunch at the café! The tours run at noon on Monday May 17th and Monday May 24th. Make it a long weekend with us at Five Gables Inn and enjoy a relaxing massage or use our bikes for the day and explore St. Michaels. Be it biking, walking, sailing or crabbing we can help you fill up your weekend with an array of Eastern Shore activities!

So many ways to celebrate Mothers Day Weekend with us on the Eastern Shore!

Come celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with us at Five Gables Inn and Spa on Maryland’s eastern shore. We can help you create the perfect weekend, whether its lounging on the roof deck before visiting the steam room and getting a massage in our Aveda Spa or visiting the art galleries and restaurants in St. Michaels. On Saturday head over to the St. Michaels Fresh Farms Market or visit the St. Michaels Museum Antique Quilt exhibit. On Sunday enjoy a pancake Mothers Day breakfast at a nearby restaurant such as Town Dock or stroll up and down N. Talbot street and window shop. We have bikes for our guests to use and can help you arrange any activity this great town has to offer. Visit us at www.fivegables.com for room rates!

11th Annual Dog Walk-A-Thon

Join us for a weekend where “St. Michaels goes to the dogs!” Bring your pup with you for a weekend getaway at Five Gables Inn on Maryland’s eastern shore. The walk, which is held May 1st, begins down the street from us at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and weaves through historic St. Michaels. It begins at 10am and ends with free hotdogs! We know how to make your dog feel at home at Five Gables, with dog beds and treats provided for every canine guest! Don’t forget to check out Flying Fred’s while you’re here, our dog boutique! To book a room please visit us at www.fivegablesinn.com. For more information about the walk please call 410-886-2090.

Crabs and a View!

Easter has come and gone, the daffodils are in full bloom and the biggest sign that summer is on its way is here – the crab houses in St. Michaels have opened for the season! Anyone who has ever visited Maryland’s eastern shore knows that there is no greater pleasure than sitting on a deck, looking out over the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, cracking open a dozen crabs. Five Gables Inn is located in the heart of St. Michaels, withing walking distance to two great waterfront crab houses. Located on Navy Point, The Crab Claw restaurant is within walking distance from both Five Gables Inn and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This restaurant is perfect for an early dinner of shellfish and beer. Sounds delicious! Also within walking distance is The Crab House, located on Mulberry Street is a casual restaurant with great tables overlooking the bay. They are known to have great crabs and fresh oysters, and are the perfect destination for tired feet after walking around St. Michaels. Get the whole Eastern Shore experience and stay with us for the weekend, we will help you schedule a trip to the Museum, dinner a crab house and maybe even a bike ride around St. Michaels!

WineFest at St. Michaels April 23rd – April 25th

Please join the Five Gables Inn and Spa family by supporting WineFest at St. Michaels , to raise money for St. Michaels Food Bank, St. Michaels Community Center, Choptank River Eastern bay Conservancy, the Benedictine School and the Mid-Shore Center for Domestic Violence. The event will be held in St. Michaels, Maryland the weekend of April 23rd – 25th. Come taste wine at any of the 6 participating venues and enjoy the live music, art shows, boat rides and delicious Eastern Shore cuisine throughout the festival! Please visit www.winefeststmichaels.com for more information. Looking for the perfect place to stay and relax when the festival is over! Stay with us at Five Gables Inn, and detox from the weekend in our steam room or take a swim in our indoor heated pool!

Welcome to Five Gables Inn, we hope you enjoy your stay!

Hello and welcome to the Five Gables Inn and Spa Blog! We are so excited to share information about the Inn, the wonderful town of St. Michaels, and exciting places, people and things from around the world that we think you will find interesting as well! Five Gables Inn and Spa is located in St. Michaels, a popular waterfront community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. St. Michaels is known for its fresh seafood, boutique shops and art galleries, and for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. We are located in the heart of St. Michaels, on N. Tablot street. The Inn is comprised of 3 charming 19th Century homes, and includes a newly renovated business and conference center to seat 20. We are proud to feature St. Michaels only indoor heated pool, as well as an Aveda Spa, complete with sauna and steam room.

Neighborhood Spotlight: 208 Talbot

Looking to spend the whole weekend with us in St. Michaels, but worried you will be too tired after your drive here Friday Night to hit the town? Our neighbors at 208 Talbot have got you covered! Once you get checked in swing by our friends at 208 Talbot for some truly inspired burgers and a spiked milkshake, mmmm! No need to worry about changing your clothes, as the look and feel of this place is casual. Looking for a nice glass of wine, the folks at 208 make it easy to pick a glass with their three levels of wines, “I don’t Care,” “Decent,” and “Good.”

“Just the Girls Getaway”

From now until April 30th enjoy a relaxing weekend with your girlfriends on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Five Gables Inn and Spa is proud to offer a ‘Just the Girls’ getaway package, including two nights accommodation, a 30 minute facial and an hour massage each, snack basket and discount on our entire line of Aveda products. What better way to relax with your girlfriends than in St. Michaels historic downtown, packed with boutiques, art galleries and fine dining? After a long day of shopping come relax in our indoor heated pool, or take a break in our steam room. We cannot wait to pamper you!