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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted very warmly as soon as we pulled up to this lovely Inn by the owner and top notch chef, Zach. We knew right away that we were in the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! Zach could not have been more helpful. He helped up with planning our bike ride around town, the places we should visit...

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Zachariah R, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

Hello Friends! What a wonderful review to be thankful for, over our Thanksgiving Day weekend!!! We are so grateful to be on the top of the list, of your four day anniversary holiday! We love to share Darien with our guests! It's the perfect getaway to unwind, enjoy nature, history, or a beautiful sunset down at the waterfront. We look...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made Open Gates B&B our stop over on a trip to Florida and it was a wonderful decision. We were very pleased with our stay, we only wish we had more time to explore Darien. I was traveling for work and brought my wife and 11 month old along. The bed and breakfast was great. The home has charm...

Thank John H
OpenGatesbnb, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided to stop as well! Darien is the blink of an eye traveling on the Interstate, but at exit 49 we are a short 2 miles to our historic downtown district. We are pretty much right in the middle of where you need to be for any historic interest in Darien. We're two blocks from...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose to stop at Darien when looking at a map to find a halfway stop between Miami, Fl and Cashiers, NC. We were so glad we chose Open Gates. Zach, the proprietor, was so warm and welcoming. Our room in this beautiful old house was well appointed, with all the amenities you could expect from any luxurious bed and...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is lovely. Our owner chef, Zach, turned out wonderful breakfasts each morning and did a great job of meeting my gluten free needs. Zach provided all the info we needed to visit Sapelo island and Fort King George. Both are worth your time. He also steered or to local restaurants and seafood markets. We enjoyed the B&B atmosphere,...

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OpenGatesbnb, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

What a wonderful 3 day visit you had with us! With wonderful friends as well! Thank you for highlighting some of the great things to see and do! We are so grateful that we could be a meeting place for cherished friends. We wish you many returns and many adventures together! All the best! -Zach

Waxhaw, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 August 2016

You could easily miss Darien Ga. But you will miss a Beautiful little waterfront village, with the perfect old south charm, live oaks covered in Spanish moss. Old churches on ever corner, grassy parks and an awesome fishcamp all with in walking distance of our B&B. Ope gates B&B is a rare fine and old home with a pool! The...

Brunswick, Georgia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The chef Zack prepares amazing delicious food served with gracious attention to detail. The guest rooms are immaculate and charming. The neighborhood is beautiful and great for self walks to view the elegant houses and landscape. This is a place that is certain to be great for locals for a special breakfast and dinner and travelers looking to enjoy Southern...

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OpenGatesbnb, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

Hello Mary! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our B&B and the neighborhood. It truly is charming, quaint, and a great place to enjoy a little history and a quiet walk. We are always trying to promote our little fishing village however we can. Our city docks are being revamped, weddings are becoming more popular in the...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Open Gates is the perfect name for this B&B. Zach and Kerri are warm and gracious and you will feel right at home without that awkwardness you sometimes feel at the beginning of a stay. The room itself was very comfy and inviting. Now, let's talk about the breakfast. Omelettes with fresh herbs, eggs Benedict with Zach's signature sauce, bacon...

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Zachariah R, Owner at Open Gates B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Cathy for your exquisite review! We are so lucky to share such a charming, quiet, quaint little gem of a town with everyone that comes here. Breakfast is half the name of a bnb so we will always do our best to make breakfast delicious and personalized if we can. We thank you again and look forward to...

Winder, Georgia
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We spent 4 nights at Open Gates and were beyond pleased. I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna survive without Zach's amazing breakfasts each morning! The beds are so comfy and the house is beautiful. We spent time in the pool and hung out on the rocking chair front porch. Love the recommendations of the Wine Bar & Skippers,...

1Thank donna p
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My sister and I had a fantastic time at Open Gates. Tired after two weeks of roadtripping, we found it so pretty and homely, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. If you're looking for something closer to a hotel experience (spotlessly clean, all amenities on tap) this probably isn't for you, but we loved the atmosphere and thought...

Thank Pouxin
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My colleagues and I dashed through Darien for a one night business trip, and were fortunate that Zack was able to accommodate us with three private rooms. They were lovely, comfortable, and had that fantastic character that only truly old homes can boast. We wish we had more time to relax on the comfortable wide porch, swim in that appealing...

Thank JeninATLGA

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Open Gates Bed and Breakfast, built in 1876 by a wealthy timber baron, is uniquely situated for nature-lovers, history buffs, birders, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to experience one of the richest natural ecosystems in the world. We are a family run, nature-based business located in the small coastal village of Darien, Georgia. Located on historic Vernon Square, just one block from the shrimp boats on the Darien waterfront, Open Gates is surrounded by giant live oak and magnolia trees providing a private, relaxed atmosphere for your vacation getaway retreat, business trip or special event ... more   less 

Additional Information about Open Gates B&B

Address: 301 Franklin St, Historic Vernon Square, Darien, GA 31305-9068
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Darien
Price Range: ₹ 6,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“downstairs room was roomy and has extra small bed, huge bathroom & the pool was a surprising extra.”
  • Beautiful old churches on every corner!
  • park in front on B&B
  • this is the little park or square in front of B&B
  • view from backyard pool area.
 of 5 bubbles lindat104, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Visit to view rooms, you will not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles maryfI2837CJ, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for downstairs bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles G5786TVjuanr, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Maybe the carriage room is quieter if there are a lot of guests”
 of 5 bubbles moorem81, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor room has a king bed and private bathroom... upstairs 2 rooms share a bathroom and another had a small private bathroom...”
 of 5 bubbles Crossfitrach12, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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