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!!

How to Have a Stress Free Holiday?

Stay at Five Gables.  Relax in front of your very own fireplace after a soothing massage or enjoy a bubble bath in your very own Jacuzzi tub.  Then, walk to all the wonderful shops and finish your Christmas shopping.  Or, have a relaxing gourmet dinner in one our our fabulous restaurants – all of which are just steps for Five Gables.


Five Gables Gift Certificates  are the best and easiest presents to buy, give and receive.  Give your spouse or children a stay in one of our fabulous room or suites.  Or, give them a spa treatment at our Aveda Spa.  Without question, your gifts will be the most appreciated this Christmas!

And remember, Five Gables Gift Certificates work for lots of people on your list – family, friends, bosses, teachers, doormen, postmen, UPS drivers – everyone loves a gift certificate from Five Gables.


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!

Fall In St. Michaels

Fall in St. Michaels is still going on and some of the best events are coming up. Next weekend, children from all over will dress in their spookiest costumes and parade through St. Michaels on Saturday afternoon. If you are a dog lover, there are as many dogs as kids dressed up and parading! Local businesses will be handing out candy to all participants. Of course, at Flying Freds, we will be handing out biscuits for our four legged friends! And, on Sunday, the Carpenter Street Auction is the thing to do. This is an annual event to sponsor the volunteer fire departments of St. Michaels and Tilghman Island. Many of the businesses and local residents donate treasures including lunches and dinners at our fabulous restaurants, treatments at local spas and stays at our hotels, inns and b & b’s. You can bid on wonderful furniture, jewelry and clothing too! You will be amazed at all the things you won’t be able to live without!

On November 5th, Oysters take over the town and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Museum has a full schedule of events from learning how to tong to tasting some of the finest Oyster Stew available. Many of the businesses on Talbot Street will be serving oysters in many variations too. And of course, the retailers will be offering lots of oyster related items.

24th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

Antique boats take over St. Michaels on June 18th. Come see classic Chris Crafts, Trumpys and Garwoods. Watch a boat building demonstration or enjoy shopping for nautical arts & crafts.

Five Gables is the perfect place to stay for this event. Park your car and walk over to the Maritime Museum and enjoy. Come back to the Inn in the afternoon and relax around the indoor pool. Take a steam or sauna or indulge in a massage with one of our Aveda trained Therapists.

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.