THIS OLD HOUSE
Built in 1923-24 and set in a residential neighborhood, the Six28 House is located just 3/4 of a mile from downtown Elkin, NC. Historic Elkin is located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley and nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This stately, traditional home with lots of character, boasts many of its original features along with an inviting wrap-around porch which welcomes all to sit back, relax and stay a while. Enter the home into a spacious foyer with high ceilings, pinewood floors, craftsman style trim and moldings, and beautiful French doors that open into the common areas of the home. Holly and Keith Stringer are your live in hosts, as well as the seventh owners of the home. Once operated as a boarding house, Holly and Keith are the first to operate the property as a Bed and Breakfast. The Stringers purchased the home in 2018 and since have given this lovely home lots of TLC, and while it has been functionally updated, they've made sure to maintain its charm of days gone by.
We are your hosts Holly and Keith Stringer. Originally from the beautiful Hudson Valley area of upstate New York, we've called North Carolina home since 1988, living in Garner for about 30 years (just south of Raleigh). When planning for retirement from the airline industry, Keith decided to go back to college at age 50. With lots of hard work and determination, Keith earned his Culinary/Hospitality Management degree with a minor in baking and pastry arts. Keith has had the opportunity to work in both large and small production kitchens, including the Humble Pie in Raleigh and the Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC. Holly, a creative and resourceful "Jill of all trades", has had a long career as an administrative assistant, in event planning, graphic design and advertising. Over the years, our love for food and hospitality grew out of our involvement in church and community events. Together, we approach life with a servant’s heart, and a dedication to serving others is who we are.
For many years, we talked about opening a bed and breakfast of our own. Our “market research” started while traveling through the Yadkin Valley to visit our daughter attending Appalachian State University in Boone. Taking in a vineyard or two, hiking and exploring all the area had to offer, we quickly fell in love with the quaint little town of Elkin and knew this was where we wanted to settle. With the love and support of family and friends, our journey began.
We are extremely excited to share this grand home with you and our goal is to provide you with a welcoming and refreshing place to relax, enjoy chef created meals, and have a comfy-cozy bed to lay your head on at the end of a busy or not-so-busy day. So whatever brings you to this beautiful area, hiking, biking, wining (no whining please), musicing (just made that up), kayaking, fishing, antiquing, quilting, the list goes on, we welcome you to the Six28 House ..."Where Your Trail Begins”!
Each guest room is equipped with a Queen sized bed - based on double occupancy. For a 3rd person in the
room, a single, rollaway bed is available for an additional $35 per night - charge added upon checkout.
This inviting first floor room boasts the original beadboard walls colored a warm, sunny yellow, adorned with lovely garden prints, the original hearth surrounded in a rich green tile (decorative only), high ceilings, and pinewood floors. A comfortable queen sized bed, armoire, table for two, and a cozy side chair and ottoman, a small desk equipped with usb port, and a room safe for your valuables. A private, dedicated bath with a step-in shower, is just down the hall (guest bathrobes available). Starting Rate: $179 USD/per night
---Rate based on Double Occupancy. For third person, add Rollaway $35 p/night, charge added upon Check Out.
This spacious first floor room features a queen sized sleigh bed, an en-suite bathroom and a private entrance. It also includes a bistro table for two overlooking the garden (a great spot to watch the hummingbirds in summer), side chair, armoire and room safe. With its soothing colored walls with wine country inspired wall art, original pinewood floors and high ceilings, the Vineyard Suite offers guests a quiet and comfortable retreat. Starting Rate: $219 USD/per night ---Rate based on Double Occupancy. For third person, Add Rollaway for $35 p/night; charge added upon Check Out.
A chef-prepared, full service
breakfast is served each morning to
fit your days' schedule. Continental fare is also available for those on the fly. Every attempt will be made to accommodate specific allergies and dietary restrictions.
Please NOTE: Items containing gluten are used in our kitchen.
Sitting Room (Games & TV)
Porch, Grounds and Gardens
In Room USB ports
In Room Safe
In Room Hair Dryer
24/7 coffee and snacks
TV and Games available in common area
A plate of fresh baked treats and other snacks will greet you upon your arrival.
Coffee Bar / Beverages / Snacks
Complimentary coffee and tea bar, beverages and snacks are available 24/7. A well-stocked mini fridge, along with snacks are located in the dining area.
There are several outdoor spaces to explore here at the Six28 House. Stroll the grounds and gardens or meander down the mini walking trail through the "one-acre" wood, maybe even catching a glimpse of a deer or two. And, of course, you're welcome to enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine outside on the wrap around porch.
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Health & Safety
We are committed to the health and safety of our guests
and are equipped with:
-Carbon Monoxide Alarms
-Proper Means of Egress with Signage
-First Aid Kit
-We take COVID-19 very seriously and practice safe COVID-19 cleaning protocols.
-To adhere to social distancing constraints, we do offer separate dining times should it be necessary or requested.
House Rules / Things to Know
Check In After 3:00 p.m. / Check Out - 11 a.m.
--No persons permitted under the age of 21
--No Pets -- While we love animals, we ask that you please leave your fur-babies at home.
There is a potential for road noise during daylight hours as we are located within the city limits of Elkin
Things To Do
Vineyards / Wineries
The Six28 House is located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley AVA and the Swan Creek AVA regions of the NC wine country. There are over 50 wineries located throughout these areas and 30 of them within 20 miles of the Six28 House with the closest just 2 miles away.
Festivals in the Area
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival (May)
Merle Fest (May)
NC Trail Days (June)
21 Yard Sale (July)
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival (Sept)
Yadkin Valley Grape Festival (Oct)
Multiple Outdoor Activities Nearby
Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Tubing, Fishing, Golfing
Elkin Alleghany Rail Trail
Mountain to Sea Trail (part of the Appalachian Trail)
Over Mountain Victory Trail'
Rivers - Yadkin, Elkin Creek, Mitchell,
Stone Mountain State Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Leisure, Shopping, Eateries
Check out downtown Elkin and support local businesses for your shopping needs, evening entertainment, music and art venues, bars and eateries.
Blue Ridge Parkway (mile marker 229, approx.)
Located just 25 minutes north of Elkin
Highway 21 (near Sparta, NC)
There are several Christmas Tree Farms located in neighboring counties (Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes)
Links to the Area
This has been, by far, the best Bed & Breakfast experience ever! Your beautiful home, the food, attention to detail, the above and beyond extras... all set you apart from other places we've been! Best of all, you both are so pleasant to be around and so, so welcoming. Thank you for everything! Ralph & Jean, Lexington, NC