Six28 House

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628 Elk Spur Street ~ Elkin, NC 28621
Where Your Trail Begins



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!




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: $159 USD/per night



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: $199 USD/per night


Our Services

Breakfast (included)

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.

Common Areas
  • Dining Room

  • Sitting Room (Games & TV)

  • Porch, Grounds and Gardens

Amenities (free-free)

  • On-site parking

  • Wifi

  • In Room USB ports

  • In Room Safe

  • In Room Hair Dryer

  • 24/7 coffee and snacks

  • TV and Games available in common area


A gift from the chef ~ A single, bite-sized hors d'œuvre. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons but are served free and according to the chef's selection.

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. 

Outdoor Spaces

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.



For important Booking and B&B Policies, please click here.

Health & Safety

We are committed to the health and safety of our guests

and are equipped with:

-Smoke Alarms

-Carbon Monoxide Alarms

-Proper Means of Egress with Signage

-Fire Extinguishers

-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 - 3:00 p.m.  /    Check Out - Noon

  • -- No persons permitted under the age of 21

  • --No Smoking/Vaping 

  • --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



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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)
Reevestock (Aug)

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)

Carter Falls

Over Mountain Victory Trail'

Forest Bathing

Rivers - Yadkin, Elkin Creek, Mitchell,

                Fisher, Ararat

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)

Christmas Trees
There are several Christmas Tree Farms located in neighboring counties  (Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes)

Guest Reviews


The Garden Room is just beautiful and so comfortable. Keith and Holly made me feel so welcomed. Can't wait to come back to visit. ~ Barbara, Carmel, NY