St. 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 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.
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 – 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.
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!