In the center of the Golden Isles is the award-winning Open Gates Bed and Breakfast. The inn is located on historical Vernon Square where you can walk among the century-old Live Oaks & beautiful magnolia trees; visit the waterfront as the shrimp boats arrive; or just relax at the memorial fountain and gardens. Experience the charm and romance of the unique 1876 home, the large cypress library is perfect for relaxing in the evening or hosting your next small wedding or special event. We are centrally located within walking distance of downtown Darien, Ga, and the waterfront. Zach Rath is a two-time award-winning chef with Bed and Breakfast.com and enjoys personalizing breakfast for his guest. Book us for your next visit to the Georgia Coast.
Call us today to experience, history, nature, and relaxation in this quiet, quaint, hidden gem of the Golden Isles.
- Zachariah Rath and Carrie May
Your room rate includes a full morning breakfast, beginning with freshly ground coffee, a selection of 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 homemade hollandaise!
Open Gates is available to host everything from your wedding to your reception. We also do bridal and baby showers, luncheons, business meetings as well as any other event you might be having. We have wedding packages available to suit your every need. Whether it be an elopement or a lavish event with 100 guests. Our beautifully landscaped grounds make the perfect backdrop for your occasion. Please contact us to set up a visit to view our venue and small town.
While enjoying your stay at the Inn, there are many activities to do in the area. We are happy to arrange any activities listed on this page or suggest other options. We're conveniently located near Sapelo Island (one of Georgia's most distinctive barrier islands), historic Fort King George, the oldest European fort in Georgia, and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, a restored 19th-century rice plantation. Open Gates is also very accessible to many wildlife viewing areas including the Altamaha Wildlife Management Area, Okefenokee Swamp, and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge.