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The Henry Rhyne House, a circa 1914 Classical Revival.
Robin's Nest Bed & Breakfast is located atop a hill in the heart of Mt. Holly, only ten minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
You will enjoy strolling downtown in a variety of shops including antique and specialty gift shops... or drop in at the old-fashioned drugstore for a milkshake!
Mt. Holly is a small town in the Charlotte-Metro area nestled between Charlotte and Gastonia. It is close enough to be convenient, but maintains a quiet, comfortable small-town charm.
There are quite a number of activities to occupy your days in Gaston County, all of them a short drive from Robin's Nest.
Gaston County Area Attractions
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
- Schiele Nature Museum
- American Military Museum
- Gaston County Museum of Art & History
- King's Mountain State Park
- Crowder's Mountain State Park
- Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey
Charlotte Area Attractions
- Mint Museum
- Historic Latta Plantation
- Carolina Raptor Center
- Discovery Place Hands-on Science & Technology Museum
- Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Theater
- Spirit Square
Charlotte Douglas International Airport · Charlotte Coliseum · Panther Stadium · Charlotte Motor Speedway · Scenic Drives · Nature Trails · Hiking · Fishing · Swimming · Boating
Each room is elegantly designed to reflect the nature of a different bird native to North Carolina. The Hummingbird and Blue Jay rooms overlook the old maid's quarters with a picturesque view of assorted fruit trees and grapevines. The Cardina Room opens out to the front of the house and side yard with an old rock pond and sun dial. The Bluebird Suite overlooks a church and the front of the house.
After a restful night's sleep, step outside your bedroom door to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee awaiting you on an early 1900's sideboard in the hall. Enjoy your coffee while getting ready, then come downstairs for a delectable full breakfast.
Breakfast is especially nice and includes items such as sausage and cheese quiche, lemon-ricotta pancakes, and all types of delectable breads. You can enjoy the company of others at afternoon tea. Have your tea and special treats by a warm fire in the winter or outside by the pond when the weather is pleasant.
Take a stroll around the yard and enjoy a variety of birds feeding at many feeders on the grounds. If it is rest and relaxation you desire, have a cup of hot apple cider, coffee, or hot chocolate in front of the fireplace in one of the two sitting rooms during cooler seasons or outside in one of the big red rocking chairs in warmer weather. Pleasure your palate with homemade treats such as gingerbread squares, shortbread cookies or lemon squares.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Robin Williams for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our location is a great one, with close proximity to Charlotte and closely situated off I-85 and I-485. Travelers are here for all reasons...traveling north to south or south to north and this is a good halfway point. We get business travelers and folks just arriving from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (about 15 minutes from us) or needing to be close to the airport for an early departure out of Charlotte. We also get a lot of folks from the US National Whitewater Center, which is less than 10 minutes from us.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The inn is bird-watcher friendly. The rooms are bird themed. And I have the first name of Robin, which is fitting! I do a great business and many say they come back for the great breakfasts as well.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
They come to attend something in Charlotte since we are so close or visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment is probably when they say they enjoyed me as their innkeeper or compliment the breakfasts.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret is probably the small, mom and pop places to eat in our county.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
A traveler might want to visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, the Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte, The Raptor Center (bird rehab) in Charlotte, Discovery Place in Charlotte, The Mint Museum in Charlotte or take a day trip to Asheville, NC, especially to the Biltmore House. There are far more places I didn't list that attract many folks.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There are gift shops, boutiques, a country store, coffee shop, bakeries and an artisan shop downtown, all within walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are some great pubs, sports bars and steak restaurants in our area.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 4 bedrooms in the inn.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets but our vet is right down the street and they offer pet boarding.