Jack Russsell Terrier Races

The 15th annual Jack Russell Terrier Races were held on the lawn at the Inn at Perry Cabin yesterday. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was the biggest ever and the dogs were spectacular. If you haven’t seen Jacks race, put it on your calendar for next year. These little guys can really get going – some chase the fake squirrel and some chase each other. Either way, it is really something to see and enjoy. And, if you are a Dachshund fan, we have several heats of Dachshund Dashes that are a riot. Short legs and all – these guys don’t fly like Jacks but they do get moving! This year we were fortunate to be able to raise $3,400.00 for our local food bank.


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.

Gift Shopping in St. Michaels

St. Michaels is home to a number of shops that are perfect for picking up something special for your special someone. Take a short stroll from Five Gables down lovely Talbot Street and you’ll discover some of the great gift shops here in town. Just be sure to bring a big bag – with so many wonderful shops, you are sure to come back with a heavy load!

Bags Aloft!, located at 413 S. Talbot Street, offers a wide array of unique bags—handbags, tote bags, duffels and backpacks. They carry products from Bay Bags, Quilts by Donna, Stephen Joseph, and Picnic Time. You can also find unique gifts such as windsocks, decorative banners and pillows in their store. Visit the ship seven days a week and don’t forget to say “hi” to owners Debby and Emeline!

Flying Fred's Gifts for Pets
Flying Fred’s Gifts for Pets

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so you may consider stopping by St. Michaels Candy and Gifts. Owners Pat and Tom Howell have offered a well-curated array of luxury gourmet items, gift baskets, handmade chocolates and home accessories for more than ten years. Of particular interest for Valentine’s Day – St. Michaels Candy and Gifts has cases filled with handmade truffles and world-class confectionaries – the perfect gifts for your special Valentine.

If you are looking for a gift that the recipient will really get a “kick” out of, stop by Flamingo Flats, one of the nation’s first specialty suppliers of hot sauces from around the world. Bob, the owner, will help you hand select the perfect sauces, rubs and salsas for any occasion. Several of his sauces have won awards, and he has been featured in publications like Chile Pepper Magazine, The Baltimore Sun and the Wall Street Journal.

Don’t leave town without something for your favorite canine. Stop by Flying Fred’s Gifts for Pets for unique pet accessories and novelty items. Located right here in Five Gables Inn & Spa, Flying Fred’s offers designer collars, leashes, carriers, bowls, beds and much, much more. Pets are welcome and treats are free!