Gift Certificates for the Holidays

christmas-presentsThe perfect gift is just a click away! This holiday season, or for any special occasion, treat the special people in your life to a gift certificate from Five Gables. Whether you’re planning to design the ultimate getaway or you prefer to let the recipient use their certificate as they wish, a Five Gables gift certificate is everyone’s perfect gift.

One recent guest is giving their daughter and son-in-law a much-needed escape. Their Five Gables certificate will be good for one “His n’ Hers Romance Package” including two nights accommodation, an herbal bath and 1 hour massage each, and a wine and cheese basket upon arrival. Another is giving a good friend a massage certificate to use for an Aveda Hot Stone Massage in Five Gables’ spa. Today, a visitor to our spa purchased a certificate for her granddaughter to use in buying makeup from the Five Gables Aveda shop – at 16, she can never have enough lip gloss!

As a gift of love or a gift of thanks, Five Gables gift certificates will be appreciated by anyone on your list. Why not make your holiday shopping easy this year? Give us a call, tell us who you’re shopping for, and we’ll suggest the perfect solution! Or, click here to purchase online.

Amenities Galore at Five Gables Inn!

We are proud to offer a wide variety of amenities to match any of our guests needs. The most popular summertime amenity is the complimentary bikes we provide for our guests to explore St. Michaels with. All of our rooms also come with air-conditioning for the summer and fireplaces for the winter. For our guests relaxation we provide Aveda spa products in our bathrooms, each outfitted with a whirlpool tub. The Inn also has a seasonally heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as 4 pet friendly rooms, so that your dog can stay in comfort with you in our well appointed guest rooms. We are happy to help our guests schedule events for the weekend to make sure they see all that St. Michaels has to offer! Visit us today at to book your weekend getaway!

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 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 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!

Featured Package: Spa and Sail

Looking to escape to the Eastern Shore for two nights of relaxation and sailing? Look no further than our special summer package, Spa and Sail. This package includes two night accommodation, two 1-hour massages in our Aveda Spa, a two hour sail plus a $50 gift certificate to The Crab Claw! Package available weekends or weekdays. Please contact us at to reserve. While you’re not on the water explore all St. Michaels has to offer. Visit us between July 19-25 and enjoy Plein-Air Easton, the outdoor painting competition hosted by the Avalon Make sure to check out the Hundred Studio Tour to check out the artists work during the competition.

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.

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 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 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.