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Open Gates Bed & Breakfast

301 Franklin Street , Darien, GA 31305 USA (Show map)
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$110 - $150
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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.

Rooms & Rates

Island Room

The Island Room is our largest room and is located on the ground floor, convenient to the library and dining room. A private full bath, private dressing area and four-poster king-sized bed distinguish this guest room. A twin bed and sitting area also provide extra space for relaxation. Ground floor. Private bath. $125.00 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Magnolia Room

The Magnolia Room is a large, sunny upstairs room with king-sized bed and a twin day bed. This room has a view of our huge magnolia trees and is decorated in oak fixtures, winged-back chairs and botanical prints. Writers and artists often prefer this room. The spacious bathroom is shared with the River Room and is located across the hall. Upstairs. Shared or Private Bath. $99 per night shared bath/ $125 per night as a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $99

River Room

The River Room is our largest upstairs room. It is decorated in warm colors, dark woods and has a mission-style king-sized bed. A comfortable sitting area with large wing-backed chairs overlooks Vernon Square. This room was named in honor of the founder of Open Gates, Carolyn Hodges, who was a staunch conservationist and a crusader to protect the Altamaha River. The large bathroom is located across the hall and is shared with the Magnolia Room. Upstairs. Shared or Private Bath. $99.00 per night shared bath/ $125 per night as a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $99

Bluebird Room

The Bluebird Room receives lots of morning sunlight and has a gorgeous view of the memorial fountain in historic Vernon Square. Decorated in antique bird prints, this cozy room has a private bath and shower. A queen-sized bed, private dressing area and private bath create an inviting nest in this upstairs room. Upstairs. Private bath. $125.00 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Garden Room

The Garden Room is a favorite for those seeking solitude. Located up the outside steps of the carriage house, it has a private entrance and sitting porch as well as a private bath. A king-sized bed and a twin day bed make this an ideal room for couples wanting to escape. $140.00 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

The Captain's Cottage

The Captains Cottage is a beautiful coastal house in town. It is nestled back off the main part of town. It has 2 queen size beds and one single fold out bed. This is a great house for larger families and offers the privacy of your own place. $185 a night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town


Savannah, GA (SAV) 59 miles

Directions to property:

1. Start out going north on Airways Ave toward Patrick S Graham Dr. 2.1 mi 2. Merge onto I-95 S/GA-405 S via the ramp on the left toward I-16/Savannah. If you are on Pooler Pky and reach Mill Creek Cir you've gone about 0.1 miles too far 54.5 mi 3. Take the I-95-BR/GA-251 exit, EXIT 49, toward Darien. 0.2 mi 4. Turn left onto GA-251/I-95-BR. If you reach I-95 S you've gone about 0.4 miles too far 1.3 mi 5. Turn right onto US-17/I-95-BR/GA-25. CIRCLE K is on the corner 1.1 mi 6. Turn slight left onto Adams St/GA-99. Adams St is just past Madison St Darien United Methodist Church is on the corner If you are on US-17 and reach 3rd St W you've gone a little too far 0.1 mi 7. Turn right onto Franklin St. Franklin St is just past Market St If you reach Rittenhouse St you've gone a little too far 0.06 mi 8. 301 FRANKLIN ST is on the right. If you reach Vernon Sq you've gone a little too far

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Pool on grounds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: Before 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Well behaved children are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We only allow small pets in the Garden Room.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and special events may require a minimum stay.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Major credit card (Master Card or Visa, please) or advanced deposit is required to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require a seven (7) day notice for Friday and Saturday nights, two (2) day notice for Sunday through Thursday nights, fourteen (14) day notice for holidays and special events, including the Blessing of the Fleet. If less notice is given, a refund will be made if we are able to rent your room.



Zachariah Rath and Carrie May

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About the innkeepers

Hospitality, Traveling, Cooking

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  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Darien Shrimp Delight
The Darien Shrimp Delight is fresh wild Georgia shrimp diced and formed into a shrimp cake coated in panko bread crumbs and browned in butter. This is then topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. This dish will also be served with bacon or sausage and garnished with fresh chives from the herb garden!


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301 Franklin Street , Darien, GA 31305 USA (Show map)

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