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Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast

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Room & Suite (24)
Dining (4)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
The Carrier Houses B&B consists of 2 historic homes, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Carrier-McBrayer house was built by Harvey Carrier in 1835 and the Carrier-Ward House, in 1879. There is a total of (8) bedrooms, all with private baths, individually controlled thermostats, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs with cable and deluxe amenities. You’ll find complimentary coffees and teas all day along with fresh baked cookies. Relax on the wide, front porch in our comfy rockers to watch the comings and goings of small town NC. Nothing beats being on Main Street. There are quaint shops and great restaurant within walking distance. Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, the Tryon Equestrian Center and the Blue Ridge mountains are just a short drive, let us help you plan your trip. Let us cook a delicious, farm-to-table breakfast with fresh farm eggs, local sausage and vegetables. Please call us for more information or assistance in planning your getaway. We look forward to seeing you!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gems
Full view
37Car recommended
Grade: 37 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Popular mentions
This was our second time staying at the charming Carrier House with the absolutely delightful Jim & Russell. This time we left feeling like we were leaving friends. We had the privilege to ring in the new year with the wonderfully attentive owners and many of the townsfolk. Once
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This place is a true hidden jewel. the hosts, Jim and Russell, have found their perfect occupation. They obviously love what they do. And they are very good at it. The Inn is immaculate down to the ribbons around the rolled towels in the rooms. On our first morning there we
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Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Thank you so much for your review of our home/bed & breakfast. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, Russell and I have found our perfect job after working corporate America for so many years. It is great to be your own boss and an American small business. Having worked in hospitality for so many years, we try to anticipate every guest's needs and attention to detail in most important to us. Again, thank you for your kind remarks and we hope to see you again, maybe in December when the small towns are all decked out for the holidays!
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This was our first B&B experience and we're hooked!. The room was quite beautiful and we had everything we needed. The sheets were like sleeping in butter, so wonderfully soft. The best thing about the stay are the host/owners. Russel and Jim made us feel like family. They are
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Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 14, 2018
Debra, We are so pleased that your first B&B was with us! It was a delight to have to you both as our guests who leave as new friends. Thank you for the kind remarks about your experience and am pleased you enjoyed my breakfast. It's always a treat to me when our guests enjoy the food so much. We hope to see you again soon, maybe at Christmas when the houses and the town of Rutherfordton are all dressed up for the holidays!
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My husband and I stayed 1 night. When we arrived, the smell of baking cookies greeted us along with Jim who gave us a tour and showed us to our room. This place is great. There is so much history and it is felt throughout both homes in all the detail and decor. The owners,Jim
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Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Darrah, Thank you for the kind review. We were pleased to host you and Corey for the one night and glad you enjoyed our local, favorite restaurants and shops. I do love to cook breakfast and try to use local ingredients as possible. We do hope to see you both again soon and spend more than one night. Christmas time around here is magical and a great weekend getaway. Thanks again.
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Nothing but wonderful things to say about this bed & breakfast! We enjoyed every bit of it! This is our second time staying here and we love it! The breakfast is amazing and they cater to all special dietary needs. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and drinking coffee. The
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Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Jennings, It was our pleasure to host you and Ethan along with other family members for the weekend. The area has great day trips including wineries, Biltmore and hiking. Sitting on the front porch with a glass of wine is our favorite respite from a busy day and glad you all enjoyed the porch as well. Thanks again for the kind remarks and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.
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Voorkant met veranda
Prachtig bed, mooie aparte badkamer
"No bad rooms"
"The Bechtler Suite is a deluxe king room with all the comforts of home & a jacuzzi tub."
"I don't think there is a "bad" room in either house."
"Service, cleanliness and rooms are all 5 star. Privates baths in all rooms and thoughtful touches everywhere."
"They all look very nice. We stayed in the Haynes room."
$129 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsRutherfordton
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