Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast

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, North Carolina, 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

Absolutely amazing!!

5 on May 22, 2017

For taking over ownership just 3 weeks ago, you would not be able to tell! Jim and Russell did an amazing job! This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, and I'm sooo happy with the experience we had. They were very nice upon check-in and are fabulous cooks! Breakfast each morning was amazing; it puts all the hotel breakfasts to shame. The morning we left we missed out on breakfast, but Jim made sure to make us breakfast to go bags with banana, homemade oatmeal raisin muffins, and trail mix. We felt right at home, and they always checked on us to see if we needed anything. Each house has its own kitchen equipped with a Keurig machine, cups, coffee, water, dishes, etc. We were sad to go! If we are ever in town again, this is where we will be staying. Thank you so much, Jim and Russell!

We will definitely be back!

5 on May 12, 2017

Our stay this past week at the Carrier Houses was perfect! Despite just taking over ownership the week before, Jim and Russell did a great job! The houses were quaint and very clean. Breakfast was phenomenal! We come to Rutherfordton on a yearly basis and will definitely be making this our go to place to stay!

Great mountain visit

4.0 on October 20, 2016

Great location, peaceful and beautiful. Good food and wonderful host and hostess!

A wonderful stay

5 on August 08, 2016

We go to Rutherfordton often because of family and usually stay in Forest City at one of the motels. A friend suggested the Carrier Houses and we were happy they did! Lynn and Dan were so nice, the room was excellent, my daughter loved the ship lap ceilings and it just felt like home. I found only one thing wrong (haha). I am very short and suffer from arthritis in knees, the high bed was very difficult to get in! A small step ladder is needed. Our stay was for 3 nights and we enjoyed every minute. We will be back!

Great Stay

5 on April 12, 2016

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

Very nice!

4.8 on April 12, 2016

Lovely room, comfortable bed, friendly hosts!

Great B&B

5 on April 03, 2016

Very friendly host. Great breakfasts. Very clean.

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

Wonderful weekend

4.8 on March 31, 2016

Very friendly hosts and beautiful home!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

King Room with Bathroom En Suite

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

Queen Room with Bathroom En Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen/Twin Room with Bathroom En Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Deluxe King Room with Bathroom En Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Queen Room with Bathroom En Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Downtown, 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, North Carolina.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, 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, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Ironing Board, VCR , hairdryer, iron and ironing board available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, 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.



Jim Masek & Russell Knight

Languages spoken


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  • 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; Gluten 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.