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Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt right at home from the moment Zach met at the front door until he walked us out to our car upon departure, where we were introduced to Dale Potts - the chocolate lady across the street. Zach has her chocolates on your bed at check in. Zach has the perfect personality as an inn keeper. He was quite...

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Griffin, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary with a stay at Open Gates. The house is beautiful, and the area is quaint. Everything was clean and cozy. Zach, the host and chef, was the perfect blend of professional, friendly, and laid back. I can't say enough good things about the food. Breakfast was phenomenal! I'd love to stay...

Thank Amy S
Townsend, Georgia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Open Gates is more than a bed and breakfast - it's also a stunning location for wedding, reception or special gathering! Zach and Carrie go above and beyond to ensure all their guests are comfortable and content in every way. Chef Zach is amazingly talented and will WOW you every time - whether it's breakfast for two, a bridal shower...

Thank Christina M
Horse Shoe, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...

Thank mozof2
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 7 November 2016

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...

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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 3 November 2016

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...

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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: RM447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“downstairs room was roomy and has extra small bed, huge bathroom & the pool was a surprising extra.”
  • this is the little park or square in front of B&B
  • view from backyard pool area.
  • park in front on B&B
  • Beautiful old churches on every corner!
 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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