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Five Gables Inn and Spa

209 N Talbot Street , Saint Michaels, MD 21663 USA (Show map)

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Five Gables Inn and Spa is a haven for relaxation located in three restored properties in the heart of St. Michaels. The Inn features twelve rooms and eight suites, all of which include seasonal gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs; some include a balcony or porch. Guests enjoy Aveda bath amenities, an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room. Our Aveda Concept Spa offers Therapeutic Massage, Facials, Hydrotherapy Tubs, Wraps, Scrubs, as well as Aveda retail products. Five Gables Inn also features an expanded continental breakfast, bicycles for guests' use, and four pet friendly rooms.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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The Perfect Weekend Getaway

4.0 on December 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in the inn at the end of September, just looking for a nice, quiet weekend away. After lots of searching for the perfect place, we chose St. Michael's (he's been, though briefly, while I never had), and booked two nights at this inn. Let me just say they were a perfect two days! It was on the main street, and close to everything- dining, shopping, attractions. That was the key reason we chose it, and then when we got there and I saw the room, I didn't want to leave! We stayed in the Brick House, and had our own porch on the main street. It was nice sitting out there in the evenings, just relaxing. The room itself was the definition of comfortable. There were three overstuffed chairs (great for reading and lounging, I must say), and a very comfortable bed. The room was a decent size, but the bathroom was huge! The shower was big enough for three people, and then there was the double jacuzzi tub. A hot soak in the jacuzzi tub and a glass of champagne might be the perfect way to unwind. The next morning, after breakfast in the Green House, we had a couples massage at the Aveda Spa. The therapists were excellent. My boyfriend had never had a massage before, and he still raves about it! I have had several massages, and this was the best I have ever had. I highly recommend Stephanie. She gives a great massage. After, we explored the town, had lunch at Ava's Pizzaria (a definite must if you're in St. Michael's), and then came back and relaxed in the room before dinner. That's a big positive for me: usually, when I stay somewhere, I want to spend as little time in the room as possible, but not here. I actually enjoyed hanging out in the room. It's just so nice! Sadly, we had to leave the next day. Heather was so nice, and very helpful recommending places for lunch and dinner. The service was great, the room was perfect, and the town is so charming. We will definitely be back. Lindsay J. & John M.

Great in town location

3.2 on September 11, 2012

We liked being right on the Main Street. The Inn has complimentary bikes which is great. There is an assortment of "grocery store" breakfast items like E muffins, cereal, yogurt which is served in a cheery detached building. The room was clean .The Inn is a bit"tired". the receptionist was warm and friendly. It did not appear that the Spa part was busy but we were there after Labor Day weekend.

A wonderful vacation in enchanting St. Michaels

4.4 on July 31, 2012

Except for a loud air conditioning unit, our accommodations were wonderful and our stay was perfect. The bed was comfy and our room, though small, was located at the end of the hall which give us privacy and quiet, although we never heard any noise in any part of the building we stayed in. Heather, the manager, was gracious and friendly. I certainly would recommend staying at Five Gables.

Better places to stay

4.0 on March 05, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at Five Gables to celebrate our anniversary in St. Michaels. We had a king size room. The room was small, but generally ok. It should be noted that the walls of this Inn are very thin and we could hear everything going on in the other rooms which was very uncomfortable. Also, for the price I was very disappointed with the breakfast. It was essentially what you would get at a holiday inn. Not at all what was advertised. We love St. Michaels, but will not be staying at this Inn again. The only good thing is that the location is very central to all shops and restaurants.

A romantic get away to celebrate my wife' 69 th birthday

4.6 on January 11, 2012

I got up early to find a dusting of snow and a cool room, for we had set the heat back. I fliped the fireplace switch and the fire popped on. What a great prelude to a leisurely rising. 5 Gables is perfectly located and a wonderful value. Dick and Marty Wilson

Innkeeper Response
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Inn. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return in the near future. Heather

The best place to stay in St Michaels

5 on June 06, 2011

My fiance and I love this B&B. We make an annual trip to St Michaels for the overall experience, which wouldn't be complete without at least one night here including the spa package! I recommend the 1 hour couples massage. To any guy that hesitates at the idea of an hour massage (probably because you don't know what to expect)...don't pass it up. You will NOT be disappointed! It is the most relaxing hour you'll experience in your life.

Overall, really enjoyed

3.2 on March 21, 2011

i'm not a huge B&B fan and received a giftcard that we used on this visit...overall, we really enjoyed our visit to Five Gables. The check in person was really nice and gave us a few pointers about where to go locally. We ate at Ava's Pizzeria and LOVED it, excellent food and service!! It was a fairly cold wknd so we didn't get to enjoy all the sites of St. Michaels. We were in Room 204 with an EXCELLENT bathroom and gas fireplace. But the people upstairs were really loud and came home late, so I wish we didn't have to hear that banging around. I had asked for a quiet room and the inn looked like it wasn't too crowded so they shouldn't put people above another guest. Also we didn't stay for breakfast so I don't know about that - we ate at Inn at Perry Cabin which was beautiful and delicious but the service/attention was lacking. Overall, it was a nice one-night getaway before our baby comes!! I would recommend it to others.

Charming and convenient!

4.2 on January 07, 2011

Five Gables was lovely. Our room in the main inn was very comfortable with its gas fireplace and jacuzzi. However, there were two drawbacks: the bed was overly firm so that we woke frequently to get comfortable; also, the walls were very thin so that we could overhear normal conversations and other nighttime activities. This wasn't a dealbreaker, though! Breakfast, in the house across the road was very substantial in a sunny, pleasant room. And the inn's location was perfect to walk to all the shops and most of the restaurants, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Museum. And it is an easy drive to other attractions in the area. We visited in December right after a major snowfall so the sights were wintery! St. Michael's shop and restaurant staff were delightful.


4.0 on December 27, 2010

Excellent staff, service, room and meal in a great location.

Way Better Than Your Typical Bed and Breakfast!

5 on November 22, 2010

My husband and I have stayed in quite a few bed and breakfasts over the years and were very surprised and more than a bit impressed by our experience at Five Gables. Our room was probably the nicest we've stayed in of any B&B we've been to. The decore was gorgeous, the room was incredibly clean, and we loved the gas fireplace and jacuzzi tub. We both had massages at the Inn's Aveda spa and would definitely book those again. It was nice to be able to relax in the sauna afterwards, too. We were also pleasantly suprised by how expansive the continental breakfast was - its really more than what you would expect for "continental" and the breakfast room is lovely and relaxing. The Inn is right in the heart of town and we enjoyed being able to venture out just a few steps down the road for a great dinner or some shopping. Thanks for a fantastic experience!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen size bed, private bathroom with whirlpool tub, seasonal gas fireplace and balcony

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $295

Nightly Rate: $140 - $295

King Room

King bed, private bathroom with whirlpool bath, seasonal gas fireplace and porch or balcony.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $295

Nightly Rate: $140 - $295

Deluxe King

King size bed, private bathroom with double whirlpool bath, shower, seasonal gas fireplace in bedroom and either a porch or balcony

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $355

Nightly Rate: $190 - $355


Spacious king size bedroom, separate living room, large bathroom with a double whirlpool bath and separate multi-head rain shower. Seasonal gas fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $375 - $245

Nightly Rate: $375 - $245

Deluxe Suite

Exceptional large suite. King size bedroom with seasonal gas fireplace. Separate living room with a seasonal gas fireplace and pull-out sofa bed. Private bathroom with double whirlpool bath and separate multi-head rain shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $425

Nightly Rate: $275 - $425


Location Type

Historic Town, Chesapeake Bay, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 71 miles

Directions to property:

From 50 East take 322 at Easton MD. Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 33/St. Michaels Road. Continue for 9 miles and into the town of St. Michaels. Five Gables will be on your RIGHT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Great Restaurants, Museums, Spa Services, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non-Smoking facility
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No Children are not permitted, $100 fee if policy ignored
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must declare when making reservation. $50 fee.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends/holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night deposit required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Two week cancellation policy. If the accommodations are canceled outside of the 2-weeks, 90% of deposit will be refunded. The remaining 10% is retained as a cancellation fee. Should it be necessary to cancel or change your reservation within 14 days of your arrival date we will make every effort to re-sell the accommodations. If we are unable to do this you will be charged for the portion that is unsold.



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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


209 N Talbot Street , Saint Michaels, MD 21663 USA (Show map)

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