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 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?!

Last Minute Get Away

Looking for a last minute getaway this weekend? How about a little sun, a little relaxation, a ton of model boats and a whole lot of fun?? Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting the 6th annual Maritime Model Boat Expo this weekend, May 22nd and 23rd. Located right down the street from the Maritime Museum, Five Gables Inn and Spa is the perfect place to stay and enjoy a massage or facial before heading out for a day of many different kinds of model boats. Let us help you plan your trip, we are happy to make reservations or suggest biking trails for our complimentary bikes.

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!

So many ways to celebrate Mothers Day Weekend with us on the Eastern Shore!

Come celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with us at Five Gables Inn and Spa on Maryland’s eastern shore. We can help you create the perfect weekend, whether its lounging on the roof deck before visiting the steam room and getting a massage in our Aveda Spa or visiting the art galleries and restaurants in St. Michaels. On Saturday head over to the St. Michaels Fresh Farms Market or visit the St. Michaels Museum Antique Quilt exhibit. On Sunday enjoy a pancake Mothers Day breakfast at a nearby restaurant such as Town Dock or stroll up and down N. Talbot street and window shop. We have bikes for our guests to use and can help you arrange any activity this great town has to offer. Visit us at for room rates!

First Friday Gallery Walk

Join us at Five Gables Inn on the first Friday of each month for a great community event, First Friday Gallery Walk. The generous hospitality of galleries, restaurants and specialty shops is displayed as they open their doors to visitors and residents of the area from 5-9pm on the first Friday of every month. Many places serve light refreshments as visitors stroll through downtown Easton looking at art and enjoying the community. This event has grown in popularity of the years and is a perfect way to kick off a two night stay on Maryland’s eastern shore. Visit us at for more information about booking a room or visiting or Aveda spa.

11th Annual Dog Walk-A-Thon

Join us for a weekend where “St. Michaels goes to the dogs!” Bring your pup with you for a weekend getaway at Five Gables Inn on Maryland’s eastern shore. The walk, which is held May 1st, begins down the street from us at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and weaves through historic St. Michaels. It begins at 10am and ends with free hotdogs! We know how to make your dog feel at home at Five Gables, with dog beds and treats provided for every canine guest! Don’t forget to check out Flying Fred’s while you’re here, our dog boutique! To book a room please visit us at For more information about the walk please call 410-886-2090.

Crabs and a View!

Easter has come and gone, the daffodils are in full bloom and the biggest sign that summer is on its way is here – the crab houses in St. Michaels have opened for the season! Anyone who has ever visited Maryland’s eastern shore knows that there is no greater pleasure than sitting on a deck, looking out over the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, cracking open a dozen crabs. Five Gables Inn is located in the heart of St. Michaels, withing walking distance to two great waterfront crab houses. Located on Navy Point, The Crab Claw restaurant is within walking distance from both Five Gables Inn and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This restaurant is perfect for an early dinner of shellfish and beer. Sounds delicious! Also within walking distance is The Crab House, located on Mulberry Street is a casual restaurant with great tables overlooking the bay. They are known to have great crabs and fresh oysters, and are the perfect destination for tired feet after walking around St. Michaels. Get the whole Eastern Shore experience and stay with us for the weekend, we will help you schedule a trip to the Museum, dinner a crab house and maybe even a bike ride around St. Michaels!

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!

Anytime is the perfect tip for a trip to our Aveda Spa

With a steam room, heated indoor pool, sun deck and amazing Aveda products, there is no reason not to day dream about a trip to our Aveda spa. Luckily with our day spa packages we make it easy to be relaxed and rejuvenated by one of our Aveda trained spa therapists. Our Ultimate package is a 2 hour session which includes an herbal bath to relax you followed by a 30 minute facial and a 1 hour massage to rejuvenate you. Spend the rest of the afternoon in historic downtown St. Michaels for lunch and shopping – truly a day worth daydreaming about!

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!