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Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast

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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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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37Car recommended
Grade: 37 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews private bath front porch bed and breakfast my husband and i new owners other guests within walking distance in town parfait main street wonderful hosts bacon dietary restrictions south carolina hearts and souls made us feel at home small town charm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Cruiser717459
Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and BreakfastResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and BreakfastResponded 4 weeks ago

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....More

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and BreakfastResponded October 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...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jennings K
Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and BreakfastResponded October 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...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Thanks so much for another wonderful stay. Well appointed room, gourmet breakfasts and helpful to us with research despite being busy with numerous guests. Thank you both for all your time and effort.More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank eileenm105
Response from Jim M, Owner at Carrier Houses Bed and BreakfastResponded October 30, 2018

Eileen, What a treat for us to have you and John stay again. I hope that we can assist you in locating the perfect property for you to buy and retire here next year. We'd love to have you both as neighbors. Thanks for the...More

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"No bad rooms"
Nov 3, 2018
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"The Bechtler Suite is a deluxe king room with all the comforts of home & a jacuzzi tub."
May 2, 2018
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"I don't think there is a "bad" room in either house."
Mar 15, 2018
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"Service, cleanliness and rooms are all 5 star. Privates baths in all rooms and thoughtful touches..."
Oct 22, 2017
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$121 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsRutherfordton
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