The Tall Ships Are Coming To St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting 5 different tall ships during May & June.  Come and stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa and enjoy our Spa & Sail package which includes two-nights accommodations, a 1-hour massage for 2 people, a 2-hour sail and a dozen crabs at the Crab Claw Restaurant!  Then head to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to tour a real Tall Ship or a working replica.

When you stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa, you receive $3.00 off regular admission to the museum.  See the schooner Sultana May 5-12, the schooner Wolf June 4-7, the replica of the HMS Bounty June 15-17, The Pride of Baltimore June 21 & 22 and the Viking Ship Norseman June 22-24.

The Bounty’s visit co-insides with the very popular, Antique and Classic Boat Festival at CBMM.  The Bounty was built in 1960 for the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” and was featured in several television programs and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”.  This is a great chance to see some of the most beautiful boats on the Chesapeake and its surrounding waters.  Come stay at Five Gables and tour a legend!!

St. Patrick’s Day

St.-Patricks-Day-2St. Patrick’s Day is special this year in St. Michaels, when Carpenter Street Saloon will be holding their Annual Shopping Cart Races on Saturday night, March 17th.  The epitome of small town fun that you just have to see to believe.

Stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa and take a short walk to Carpenter Street Saloon and enjoy the best corned beef and cabbage in town for dinner.  Stay for the festivities and shopping cart races and you don’t worry about driving!

Christmas In St. Michaels!

Christmas in St. Michaels is a truly fabulous time here in St. Michaels.  Homes and businesses are decked out in Christmas finery.  Enjoy the tour of historic houses, the Craft Bazaar and Gingerbread House display.  The parade on Saturday morning is our favorite.  Stay at Five Gables and share some of John’s award winning eggnog.

Fall In St. Michaels

Fall in St. Michaels is still going on and some of the best events are coming up. Next weekend, children from all over will dress in their spookiest costumes and parade through St. Michaels on Saturday afternoon. If you are a dog lover, there are as many dogs as kids dressed up and parading! Local businesses will be handing out candy to all participants. Of course, at Flying Freds, we will be handing out biscuits for our four legged friends! And, on Sunday, the Carpenter Street Auction is the thing to do. This is an annual event to sponsor the volunteer fire departments of St. Michaels and Tilghman Island. Many of the businesses and local residents donate treasures including lunches and dinners at our fabulous restaurants, treatments at local spas and stays at our hotels, inns and b & b’s. You can bid on wonderful furniture, jewelry and clothing too! You will be amazed at all the things you won’t be able to live without!

On November 5th, Oysters take over the town and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Museum has a full schedule of events from learning how to tong to tasting some of the finest Oyster Stew available. Many of the businesses on Talbot Street will be serving oysters in many variations too. And of course, the retailers will be offering lots of oyster related items.

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.

Summer in St. Michaels………

Summer in St. Michaels – steamed crabs, sailboat races on the Miles River, the Farmers Market, lazy walks around town, festivals at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, dinners at fabulous restaurants, shopping in unique boutiques, relaxing afternoons around our indoor pool, a massage or a soak in your own Jacuzzi tub…it doesn’t get any better than spending time at Five Gables Inn & Spa.

Retire to St. Michaels………

Come and stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa to find out why Money Magazine name St. Michaels one of the top 3 cities to retire to.

Experience the laid back charm, historic houses and delicious restaurants first hand.  Tour the Maritime Museum and learn about the Chesapeake Bay.  Take a boat ride on the Miles River or just enjoy a massage, the sauna, steam room and indoor pool during your stay at Five Gables.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Located just down the street from us at 213 North Talbot Street lies one of St. Michaels greatest resources and most interesting attractions, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. From an active boat yard to public programs and exhibitions, there is something for everyone to see and learn at the Museum. They are busy gearing up for a busy spring, starting with a concert by Judy Cook on Saturday, April 10th called “Songs of Women and the Sea.” In May they have an exciting Maritime Model Expo, which includes radio-controlled models powered by steam, battery and wind. This event, held Saturday, May 22nd, will have plenty of activities for children, too!