It’s time to take a fresh look at a getaway to Flint, especially if you choose to stay at Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast.
Heavily supported by the General Motors Corporation, the world-ranked Mott Charitable Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and other outstanding benefactors, Flint’s museums and galleries, colleges and universities, festivals and theatre, shows and fairs rank right up there.
In the middle of it all is historic Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast, a 1926 Colonial-style mansion built in the era when the auto industry was booming and its executives built homes to match. Imagine yourself in this era, surrounded by the amenities of the times, but updated to match or exceed today’s expectations.
Sink into the comfort of one of six elegant rooms, take in a museum, or plan your event –- a business meeting, reunion, shower, girlfriends’ getaway, you name it –- surrounded by luxury.
The inn is never far from anything. Knob Hill B&B is within an hour’s drive to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Midland, Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron and Sarnia, Canada and within a half-hour drive of the very special Christmas village, authentic restaurants, World Expo of Beers, and outlet shops of Frankenmuth.
By prearrangement, the innkeepers will pick you up at Flint’s international airport or at the Amtrak station.
Unique experiences at Knob Hill B&B
Enjoy a concert or exhibit at the real pride of Flint, the Cultural Center, where, clustered together on one beautifully landscaped campus are:
- Flint Institute of Arts and Flint Institute of Music
- The Planetarium, the largest in Michigan and one of the most technically advanced in the country
- Whiting Auditorium, which attracts nationally and internationally known acts, and
- Our Children’s Theatre.
If things of a bygone era fascinate you:
- Settle in to an original Drive-in Theatre and enjoy a double feature
- Cheer on “The Derby Girls”( Flint’s roller derby queens),
- Visit the numerous antique shops,
- Tour Applewood, the estate of the late GM founding partner Charles Steward Mott, and\
- Step back in time at the historical Crossroads Village, where you can ride a steam-powered train or enjoy a few hours on the Genesee Belle, a paddlewheel boat.
Or take in festivals and events that abound in the area year round: Art fairs, jazz festivals, and quilt shows, Renaissance Faires, High Times’ Cannabis Cup,
Art Walks and the nearby Holly’s Dickens Festival.
Light up your imagination and learn so much of our past in, believe it or not, Flint.
Knob Hill keeps busy throughout the week hosting business travelers and visitors to the area. It’s the perfect location to plan a meeting with corporate associates from our renowned business sector, reach friends and family at our world-class health care system, visit your college student or colleague at the University of Michigan/Flint or Mott Community College.
Then weekend typically finds Knob Hill B&B as one of Genesee’s most sought-after locations for couples planning proposals, weddings, wedding nights and anniversaries. Knob Hill is big enough for entertaining, yet small enough for an intimate, romantic getaway. The innkeepers will work with you to assure that your special occasion is truly as perfect as you imagined.
Enchanting, magical, tranquil… Those are just a few of the words guests have used to describe their experiences at the elegant, historic Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn.
- a balcony that is the perfect location for the bride’s traditional toss of the bouquet
- each room with a fireplace and luxurious, deep soaking tub
- in the morning a gourmet breakfast.
Perfect ingredients for a wedding night, honeymoon, anniversary, or very, very special getaway.
The historic charm of the private Knob Hill area takes you back to the opulence of Flint in the mid-1920s when General Motors was booming. Our quiet, secluded neighborhood is convenient to downtown, to both I-69 and I-75, and to restaurants, hospitals and shopping.
The 1926 colonial mansion was originally owned and occupied by a Buick executive and remained a private home until we opened it as a bed and breakfast in 2014. Although large, our B&B is intimate and inviting and our guests find it a quiet respite from the busy world.
Automotive history buff? Classic car enthusiast? Transportation expert? Flint is at the center of a rich range of history and culture that is sure to draw you.
The birthplace of General Motors, the Buick and Sloan Historical Museums have wonderful exhibits digging deep into the evolution of the auto industry.
Throughout the summer, auto shows abound, with largest, “Back to the Bricks,” packing the downtown every August. Bronze statues of automotive pioneers dot the Downtown.
It has been 40 years since the brutal and courageous sit-down strike at Flint’s Chevrolet Plant that resulted in the formation of the United Auto Workers. You can visit the location of the strike and the memorial that has been erected there.
Factory 2, one of the original GM factories, was recently remodeled and now houses the General Motors archives, and is open to the public.
And there is more. If you have time, there is also the Auto City Raceway, Roller Derby, Flint Firebirds Hockey, and golf tournaments.
Moreover, big time golf is returning to the Flint area. The Ally Challenge, part of the 2018 PGA Tour Champions schedule, will be played at nearby Warwick Hills.
If two wheels are more to your liking, “Bikes on the Bricks” comes to Saginaw Street downtown, replacing the auto, at the end of August.