Carrier Houses Inn

255 N Main Street , Rutherfordton, NC 28139 USA (Show map)


Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Free Parking. These two unique homes are situated side by side in historic Rutherfordton, a town that is two years older than North Carolina itself! Built in 1835 and 1879, each house has been completely refurbished for your comfort. Your innkeepers, Dan & Lynn, will make certain that you feel at home while working in the local community or traveling around the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wake up refreshed and ready for breakfast. We'll have a collection of home cooked favorites that will get your day off to a great start.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Stay

5 on April 12, 2016

Great, friendly, service with delicious breakfasts. Would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Hope you will return soon. Bring your friends!

Very nice!

4.8 on April 12, 2016

Lovely room, comfortable bed, friendly hosts!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Great B&B

5 on April 03, 2016

Very friendly host. Great breakfasts. Very clean.

Innkeeper Response
We love that you love us. Thanks and come back soon.

A Great House

5 on April 02, 2016

We stayed here before and were ghted to see Lynn & Dan again. The house is clean and welcoming. Great location. Will definitely be back. Roy & Joann Leskanic

Innkeeper Response
We're glad that you made it back our way also. Hope you can return again soon.

Wonderful weekend

4.8 on March 31, 2016

Very friendly hosts and beautiful home!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you.

Very nice place to stay in Rutherfordton

5 on February 15, 2016

My wife and I have been looking for a vacation home near Rutherfordton and found Carrier Houses from an Internet search. We have stayed here twice, and will definitely stay here any time we are in the area. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, the breakfasts are tasty, and the owners, Dan and Lynn, are very cordial. The prices are reasonable. This is a much nicer experience than staying in a chain hotel.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to spending more time in the foothills. Be sure to stop by and show us more pictures of your new place.

Most Enjoyable

4.6 on August 11, 2015

Every thing about the inn and the owners were top notch. It was a relaxing and enjoyable time. Will go back again!

Innkeeper Response
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay AND that you let us know. Hope you will return soon!

Outstanding Stay at Carrier Houses

5 on June 01, 2015

Super stay! Great area for walking and relaxing. Customer service is outstanding and very enjoyable to visit with Lynn and Dan. You will not be disappointed at breakfast. Highly Recommend!

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad that you liked our B&B and our town. Come back soon!

Lovely B & B

5 on May 01, 2015

I have to admit that I have never stayed in a bed & breakfast, so I was not sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. The owners are friendly and kind, not intrusive or pushy at all. The house was very clean and well-kept. The bed was so comfortable that I actually overslept a bit the first day. I would definitely recommend the carrier houses to anyone traveling to Rutherfordton.

Innkeeper Response
We'll gladly provide a wake-up call for anyone who fears they may oversleep. We're happy to know that you were that comfortable. Thanks for the kind words.

Excellent Retreat

5 on April 26, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying a week at the Carrier Houses B&B. We were there not for vacation but for a funeral. With our minds busy with so many family issues, our stay at Carrier Houses was a really beautiful experience. The room was a delight, outfitted with a wonderful bed, a desk, and storage to clothing and luggage. The breakfasts were not only yummy but lovely to look at. The place was super clean, which is so important. The innkeepers were so incredibly helpful to us as we sought resources in dealing with this family emergency. We came away from our stay feeling calm and pampered. We highly recommend this lovely B&B.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad that you found peace and comfort in your time of need and hope that you can return some day under happier circumstances.

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Rooms & Rates

King Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Queen Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen/Twin Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Deluxe King Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Queen Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 65 miles

Directions to property:

From US highway 74 (exit 178): five miles north on US Highway 221. From I-40 (exit 85): nineteen miles south on US Highway 221. Located on the corner of North Main Street and West 4th Street, Rutherfordton.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Doncaster Outlet, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, VCR , hairdryer, iron and ironing board available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Children's interactive museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No outside porches and garden only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes we love children of responsible parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Your credit card will not be charged until you check in. Please see cancellation policy for exceptions.
  • Cancellations: Sunday through Thursday nights: Reservations canceled after 6:00 PM ON the reservation date will be charged for one night plus tax per room. Friday & Saturday nights: Reservations canceled after 6:00 PM ONE DAY PRIOR to the reservation date will be charged for one night plus tax per room. Cancellation policy for certain Holidays or Group bookings may vary. Please see your confirmation for details.



Dan & Lynn Hegeman

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7:30-8:30 M-F / 8-9 Sat-Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar Free

Signature Dish

Gourmet Stuffed French Toast:
Home baked bread, sliced, stuffed, grilled and served topped with a fresh fruit compote according to the season. Please specify individual dietary concerns or constraints when making reservations. We may be able to adjust breakfast hours to your schedule upon request.