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!

Talbot County Restaurant Week


One of our favorite St. Michaels events starts March 25, 2012.  This year’s Restaurant Week is packed with special events that you won’t want to miss, including a fantastic package here at Five Gables. Book our “Dine and Unwind” package now and you’ll get two night’s accommodations for two, a one-hour massage each, and dinner for two at a participating restaurant.

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Don’t miss Midnight Madness and all the fabulous bargains our shops are offering. Book the Holiday Package at Five Gables and receive triple chances to win one of the wonderful gift baskets or $1,000 in St. Michaels dollars. Now wouldn’t that just make your holidays spectacular?

Autumn In St. Michaels………..

Fall is one of the best times to visit St. Michaels and stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa.  Town is decorated with pumpkins, straw and scarecrows – ready for Thanksgiving.  And, Five Gables is offering special off season rates on accommodations.  Book a room with a private bath with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace and save 30% from our regular winter room rates!  Walk around town,  shop, eat at some of the best restaurants on the Eastern Shore, get a massage in our Aveda Spa or just sit on your porch and watch the world go by.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

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.


Did you know we are dog friendly at Five Gables Inn & Spa. We have 4 rooms and a suite that are dedicated to our guests who love to travel with their four legged friends. We have beds and dog bowls that we lend our furry guests. And, we give each and every one of our four legged guests a treat and a toy from Flying Freds. We really love to pamper all of our guests here! And of course, we suggest a visit to Flying Freds – our upscale pet boutique – even if you don’t bring a furry friend with you.

Spectacular Fireworks

Fireworks were spectacular this year. They lit up the sky over St. Michaels with brilliant colors and loud explosions. Guests at Five Gables enjoyed the festivities on the lawn at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This is always a prime spot on the Miles River for viewing fireworks. And, this year, our guests also enjoyed the big band sounds of the Rhythm Doctors, a favorite group at the CBMM. Put this event on your calendar for next year – fabulous fireworks, great music and a relaxing stay at Five Gables Inn & Spa – it couldn’t be any better!


Come join us for Fireworks In St. Michaels! The show will be bigger and better than ever! Stay with us at Five Gables and receive tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a night of great music, dancing and the best fireworks display on the Chesapeake!

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.