Five Gables Inn & Spa
209 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Cost: Rooms $195; deluxe suite $345 midweek, $295-$445 weekends.
Drive time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
The scoop: This Chesapeake Bay B&B is comprised of three lovingly renovated 1860s-era homes and is located within walking distance of St. Michaels’ marina and the town’s extensive shopping and dining options. Pet-friendly accommodations are available.
Amenities: The on-site, full-service Aveda spa offers head-to-toe treatments. Guests can also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, the steam room, a sauna and bicycles, plus an expanded continental breakfast. Rooms and suites have single or double Jacuzzis and working fireplaces; some also have private balconies.
Don’t miss: The new Stress-Fix Massage, which combines Swedish and deep-tissue techniques with acupressure, foot reflexology, and lavender and sage aromas. During the seventh annual WineFest at St. Michaels, held April 22-24, sip premier international, national and local vintages aboard a VIP tasting cruise on the Miles River.
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