Policies & Amenities

Rates: Rooms are $110 to $150 per night, single or double occupancy. Room rates include breakfast. Rates are subject to change and do not include 12% state and local tax.

There is a $20 charge for each additional person in room.

Reservations: Major credit card (Master Card or Visa, please) or advanced deposit is required to confirm reservation. Cancellations require a seven (7) day notice for Friday and Saturday nights, two (2) day notice for Sunday through Thursday nights, fourteen (14) day notice for holidays and special events, including the Blessing of the Fleet. If less notice is given, a refund will be made if we are able to rent your room.

Check in: From 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, unless otherwise arranged.

Check out: before 11:00 am.

Special Events: Holidays and special events may require a minimum stay.

Smoking: We are a non-smoking facility. Smokers are welcome to use the outdoor areas.

Children: Open Gates welcomes well behaved children.

Pets: Pets are welcome in our Garden Room only for a fee of $20/pet/night. This room is separate from the main house with its own entrance. Out of courtesy for guests with allergies, pets are not allowed in the main house.

Breakfasts: Your room rate includes a full morning breakfast, beginning with freshly ground coffee, a selection teas, fruit juices and fresh fruit. Our set menus include a combination of homemade waffles, southern biscuits, omelets, baked eggs, Canadian ham, sausage, or bacon. In season, we often serve our famous Darien Shrimp Delight as well! This is very similar to eggs benedict, but we replace the english muffins with a fresh shrimp cake coated in panko bread crumbs.  This is then topped with a poached egg and always homemade hollandaise!  We are happy to try and accommodate special dietary needs. Please make us aware of your specific requests when you make your reservation. Breakfast is served between 8 am and 9 am, unless otherwise arranged. For guests catching the ferry to Sapelo, we serve breakfast at 7:15 M-F, and 7:45 for the Saturday ferry. We are happy to provide a “to go” breakfast for those that want to get an earlier start on the day by request.

Weddings: Open Gates is available for small, intimate weddings and cake receptions. Our wedding package includes all 5 rooms for two nights (lodging and breakfasts for ten people), use of our grounds and common areas, and assistance with set-up and clean up.

Pool:
 Guests are invited to enjoy our beautiful salt-water pool. Pool towels are conveniently located in a basket inside the gift shop, and sunscreen is available. Please abide by the posted rules and swim at your own risk.

Internet: Open Gates offers free wireless Internet access as well as DSL.

TV: A cable television is located in the Library.

Other Amenities: Rooms are equipped with alarm clocks, extra pillows and blankets. Each bathroom has a hair dryer, custom made soaps, and shampoo/conditioner. Guests are welcome to use our kitchen refrigerator and freezer for storage and ice.

We have fresh cookies coming out of the oven at 3 p.m. everyday and  coffee and hot water for tea are always ready for you in the dining room.

Insect repellant, sunscreen, coolers and beach towels are readily available to make your stay in our coastal climate more enjoyable!