Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast

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

About

The Carrier Houses B&B are two historic homes on the National Register of Historic Places located in the foothills of North Carolina. The Carrier-McBrayer House was built around 1835 by tinsmith and carpenter Harvey Carrier, and the Carrier-Ward House was built in 1879 as a wedding gift for his youngest daughter, Margaret. The houses feature 8 guestrooms, all with private baths. The front porch of the Carrier-McBrayer House is a popular gathering place for guest and the innkeepers and their two rescue dogs, Watson and Ranger. Experience the peace and tranquility of Rutherfordton, named North Carolina's Best Small Town in 2016. Rutherfordton is conveniently located to an abundance of outdoor activities (including hiking, waterfalls, ziplining, horseback riding, skiing, gold mining), wineries, historic landmarks, shopping, and the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Within an hour's drive you can take in sites such as Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the cities and towns of Asheville, Hendersonville, Saluda, Tryon, Shelby, Landrum, Spartanburg, and many more. A daily home cooked breakfast is provided to our guests. The Carrier-Ward House can also be reserved for family reunions, wedding parties, holiday gatherings, a girl's or boy's weekend away, and other special events.

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  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Absolutely amazing!!

5 on June 02, 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 June 02, 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!


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Rooms & Rates

Cherokee-King Room with Private Bath

The Cherokee Room is a King Room with Private Bath located on second floor of Carrier-Ward House with free wireless internet, flat screen TV, individually controlled Heat/AC, bottled water and private bath. The Carrier-Ward House has 24-hour coffee/tea service, microwave, refrigerator and ice maker in small kitchen for guest use.

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

$119 - $139

Queen Rooms with Private Baths

Our Queen Rooms are located on the first and second floors of both houses and each has a Private Bath. In addition, each room includes wireless internet, flat screen TV, bottled water and individually controlled Heat/AC.

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

$109 - $139

Coxe Suite-Queen/Twin Room with Private Bath

The Coxe Suite is the only room that can accommodate up to 3 guests with a queen bed and twin day bed and includes free wireless internet, flat screen TV, bottled water and individually controlled Heat/AC. The Coxe Suite is located on the first floor of the Carrier-Ward House with 24-hour coffee/tea, microwave, refrigerator and ice maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$109 - $139

Bechtler Suite-Deluxe King Room with Private Bath/Jacuzzi Tub

Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi Tub, Microwave/Refrigerator, Flat Screen TV, Free Wireless Internet, Bottled Water, Individually Controlled Heat/AC and additional private entrance. Located at back on second floor, a very quiet and private retreat.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Haynes Room -Deluxe Queen Room with Private Bath/Walk In Shower

Deluxe Queen Room with large walk in shower, free wireless internet, flat screen TV, bottled water and individually controlled Heat/AC. Located on second floor of main house overlooking Main Street, this is one of the largest rooms available.

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

$119 - $139

Check Dates

Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 66 miles

Directions to property:

Carrier Houses B&B are located in Rutherfordton, NC which is between Hwy 74 to the south and I-40 to the north. From I-40, take exit 85, Hwy 221, and head south for about 19 miles. Hwy 221 becomes Main Street and we are located on the right. From Hwy 74, take exit 178, Hwy 221, and head north for about 7 miles. Hwy 221 becomes Main Street and we are located on the left side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Water feature with Koi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits not required except during October Fall season and certain holidays. Subject to change.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within 5 days prior to arrival will be charged full amount unless room is rebooked at same or higher rate. 14 days to 5 days prior to arrival may be subject to one night's room charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Masek and Russell Knight

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Jim Masek has always dreamed of owning and running a historic B&B and now has 2 to manage! He has over 10 years in the hospitality industry working sales and operations for Hilton, Choice and other chains. Jim spends most time on cooking, cleaning, endless laundry and tending to the gardens and Koi fish. Russell Knight brings many years of customer service, operating non-profits and state government experience. He handles most of the business aspects. Both moved from Columbia SC in May 2017.

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Meals

Breakfast

Included in Rate for up to 2 People

  • Time Served: 8 AM-9 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Lactose Intolerant.


Signature Dish

Buttermilk Pancakes with fresh fruit and Vermont maple syrup
I have been making this recipe from scratch for my children since they were little and always add chocolate chips to the batter. You can have them added as well and I'll even make a smiley face with the whipped topping . We all love to be kids once in a while!