3rd Annual Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Folk Festival

Join us for a weekend of great folk music on the water! This Saturday, July 31st is one of our favorite events of the year in St. Michaels. Our neighbors, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, are throwing their 3rd annual Folk Festival to, “celebrate the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions.” This fantastic event includes boat rides, maritime demonstrations, and even includes events for kids.  The festival runs from 10am to 5pm, which leaves plenty of time to relax and explore St. Michaels. Our Inn is conveniently located in the heart of historic St. Michaels, a short walk to the Maritime Museum and to shopping and restaurants. Take out our complimentary bikes for a Sunday afternoon picnic, the perfect end to a great weekend! Visit www.fivegables.com to book your weekend getaway.

Holy Smoke Maryland State BBQ Championship in Easton, MD

Join us this Saturday and Sunday on Marlboro Ave in Easton for the 1st Annual Holy Smoke Maryland State BBQ Championship! Admission is just $3, free for kids 10 and under. When you’re tried some of the states best BBQ enjoy some live music by Coffey Anderson, have the kids play on the free air bounce and carnival rides! Even watch a twinkie eating competition! After a day full of BBQ and fun, relax with us in our indoor pool or stop by our Aveda spa for a massage or facial. Make sure to burn off some of that BBQ by taking our complimentary bikes for a spin around St. Michaels! Visit http://www.wix.com/bbqholysmoke/bbq for more information regarding the event. The St. Michaels Community Center is presenting Dan Goggin’s Broadway smash hit “Nunsense” at St. Michaels High School, Thursdays, July 22 & 29 at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, July 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 8 pm and Sundays, July 25 and August 1 at 2 pm. Between the BBQ and the show you will have a jampacked weekend of good food, fun and entertainment on Maryland’s eastern shore!

St. Michaels for FREE!

Looking to explore St. Michaels on a budget? There are plenty of free (or almost free) activities to fill up a whole weekend! Our guests use our complimentary bikes to cruise around historic St. Michaels and window shop, or to take a picnic down to the shore. Spend Saturday mornings roaming the St. Michaels Fresh Farm Market in Muskrat Park, a great park on the water, walking distance to Five Gables Inn, it is also home to Concerts in the Park every Thursday night. Saturday nights in the summer enjoy the free Avalon Summer Concert Series in Easton. Enjoy music from Rock/Blues/Pop to Country and even Afro funk big band. Spend a day exploring the exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, $13 for adults but free for kids under 6.

Historic St. Michaels

Aside from being an amazing place to get away, St. Michaels, Maryland has a rich history dating back to the 1770’s. Many of its historic attractions have been preserved and put on exhibit for the public to enjoy. Any historic boat lover will appreciate the Edna E. Lockwood, a Chesapeake Bay bugeye, which is the last working oyster boat of her kind. Built in 1889 on Tilghman Island, she is on display at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The St. Michaels Historic District is a great area for any history buff to wander around, taking in the historic integrity of the buildings. Make sure to see The Cannon Ball House, which has a cannon ball embedded in the house from an attack during the war of 1812. Come spend the weekend with us and take in all the history St. Michaels has to offer!

4th of July in St. Michaels!

We still have a few rooms available for July 4th weekend! There are so many great ways to celebrate Independence Day in St. Michaels, starting with Big Band Night on July 3rd at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, followed by the St. Michaels fireworks show! On July 4th head over to Easton for the Independence Festival Fireworks, Food and Music, featuring the Junkyard Saints and The Joe Martone Band. At any point during the weekend head over to the Easton Annual Carnival, which runs July 1st – 5th. Enjoy carnival food, rides, games and prizes, located on St. Michaels Road in Easton. Beat the crows and join us Thursday night for the Concert in the Park, with Blues Deville. Visit us at www.fivegables.com to book your July 4th stay with us!

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in St. Michaels

When booking a weekend stay with us make sure to tell us what outdoor activities you are interested and let us help you make an amazing weekend itinerary! When it comes to outdoor recreation we are close to it all here in St. Michaels. Charter a fishing boat with All Aboard Charters, Inc., paddle the creeks with Harris Creek Kayak Rentals or get in 18 holes at Harbourtowne, where Five Gables Guests receive $10 off! Our complimentary bikes are always available for guests who want to explore St. Michaels, but don’t forget to leave time for a relaxing massage in our Aveda Spa at the end of your exciting weekend!

There are so many ways to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in St. Michaels!

If you are headed to Maryland’s Eastern Shore this Memorial Day you are in for a treat, there are so many ways to get out and enjoy the 3-day weekend! Memorial Day is the first summer kickoff, so why not get out and enjoy a crab feast at one of our local crab houses, or take a bike ride along the rivers of St. Michaels. On foot there are so many restaurants, shops and galleries to explore on Talbot Street. Celebrate Memorial Day on Sunday with the Three Penny Opera playing on the Patriot Charter Boat. Details can be found at www.patriotcruises.com. And when all the fun is over, stop by our Aveda Spa for a facial or a hot stone massage. What better way to kick off summer?!

Walking St. Michaels

There are so many things to do in St. Michaels this spring it would be impossible to fit it all into one weekend! One of our favorite things is the St. Michaels Museum & Key Lime Café Walking Tour. During the tour you follow the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, who grew up in St. Michaels, and who’s sister was rumored to live in the building that is now Key Lime Café. After the tour enjoy lunch at the café! The tours run at noon on Monday May 17th and Monday May 24th. Make it a long weekend with us at Five Gables Inn and enjoy a relaxing massage or use our bikes for the day and explore St. Michaels. Be it biking, walking, sailing or crabbing we can help you fill up your weekend with an array of Eastern Shore activities!

Biking St. Michaels

One of our favorite things about being located in St. Michaels isn’t the proximity to the water, great restaurants or amazing events, no! It’s that St. Michaels is such a bike-friendly town, you can use your bike to get around to all those great things! Whether you bring your own or use one of our beach cruisers, you will love exploring St. Michaels by bike! Visit us at the front desk for a map of the area and let us point out some great biking routes, including a 10 mile ride out to Neavitt Park and take in the sights of beautiful River Cove. It’s the perfect location for a picnic to refuel before your gorgeous ride back!