Welcome to Open Gates Bed & Breakfast

Open Gates Bed and Breakfast, built in 1876 by a wealthy timber baron, is uniquely situated for nature-lovers, history buffs, birders, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to experience one of the richest natural ecosystems in the world. We are a family run, nature-based business located in the small coastal village of Darien, Georgia. Located on historic Vernon Square, just one block from the shrimp boats on the Darien waterfront, Open Gates is surrounded by giant live oak and magnolia trees providing a private, relaxed atmosphere for your vacation getaway retreat, business trip or special event.

Call us today to experience a real family vacation and connect with nature!- Zachariah Rath and Carrie May

Family Owned & Operated

Zach and Carrie met on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2010. Zach had a career living and working as a chef on motor yachts traveling the world, while Carrie lived and worked in Ft. Lauderdale raising her boys, Cody and Tyler.

The connection they had turned into a box of postcards from Zach’s many travels along with phone calls and Skype conversations. After three years of postcards, and meeting each other in remote islands in the Caribbean, Zach and Carrie decided they no longer wanted to be apart.

Home away from home...

The house feels just like your home away from home, complete with dining room, library, deck and even a place for you to chill out and have a coffee! The current library is under renovation and we are collecting books from all over to restock the shelves with an eclectic range!

Scenic Darien

While enjoying your stay at Open Gates B & B, there are many activities to do in the area. We are happy to arrange any activities listed on things to do page, or suggest other options.

Perfect for Weddings

Every year, we welcome several wedding parties to be held at the House. Check out our rates and see if we can be that perfect venue you were looking for!