Intimate. Historic. Timeless. Visitors to Plymouth, Michigan, and other northwest Detroit suburbs find Robyn’s Inn an ideal combination of luxury, charm, privacy, and convenience.
While the inn remains an architectural showpiece from a bygone era, a modern sensibility and array of amenities await your arrival.
The renovated and redesigned bed and breakfast offers five guest rooms and suites with a maximum occupancy of ten. On the second floor of the main house are three queen-bed rooms, each with its own bathroom featuring custom showers and heated floors. The carriage house offers two light-filled, second-floor suites, each with king bed, fireplace, sitting area, balcony, private entrance, reserved garage parking, and more. The suites' attached bathrooms both have custom showers; the Lark Suite’s bathroom features a soaking tub.
Start the day off right with French press coffee, slice of quiche , and a seasonal parfait, all served on the inn’s beautiful china.
The Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1903 by Dr. Harrison Nichols as a gift to his bride. It was their home for three decades until Mrs. Nichols's death. The home changed hands several times before first becoming a bed and breakfast in 1995.
Returning to her hometown after 10 years in the hospitality industry, Robyn Baidas and her mother Nancy purchased the property in 2018. They began restoring the property to its original grandeur while updating the bathrooms, common areas, and kitchen to meet contemporary standards in a tasteful, vintage style. Layers of paint were stripped from the sweeping oak staircase and pocket doors, and the wood was re-finished and stained. Windows were removed from the wraparound porch so guests can now hear the birds while enjoying their morning coffee. After more than a century of wear, the oak floors were replaced and cut the exact same width as the original 1903 planks. And that’s only a partial list of what it took to reinvent the property as Robyn’s Inn.
With a location only six miles from the intersection of I-275 (running north-south in Detroit’s western suburbs), M-14 to Ann Arbor, and I-96 to Detroit, Robyn’s Inn is close to most places in northwest Metro Detroit.
Unique experiences at Robyn’s Inn
Robyn’s Inn is the perfect Metro Detroit getaway to celebrate a special anniversary, a weekend away from the kids, or just because. Make it even more special by adding on Robyn’s Signature Package or customize your stay with one or more enhancements, such as chocolate-covered strawberries or seasonal blooms.
Walk to charming downtown Plymouth, which begins just one block from Robyn’s Inn. The quintessential Main Street USA offers many restaurants, brewpubs, shops and spas, all surrounding beautiful Kellogg Park. Plymouth hosts more than 100 special events a year, including concerts and festivals.
Apart from our 1903 Queen Anne Victorian home and its setting in Plymouth, first settled in 1825, one of the world’s best places to experience U.S. history is only a 30-minute drive from Robyn’s Inn. The Henry Ford -- consisting of a museum focused on American innovation, Greenfield Village, an outdoor trip back in time, and the Ford Rouge plant factory tour -- is an internationally recognized cultural experience. Covering 250 acres, The Henry Ford cannot be seen in a day. The adjacent Dearborn area offers mostly chain hotels. You’ll have an all-around better experience by choosing Robyn’s Inn.
Less than a mile from Robyn’s Inn, Hines Park Trail offers 17.5 miles of asphalt along the Rouge River for bicycling, inline skating, and walking. Parts of this linear-park trail are directly adjacent to Hines Drive, others so close to the river that flooding is an occasional problem. With a two-mile connector at the south end called the Rouge River Gateway Greenway, you can travel on the trail from Northville, five miles north of Robyn’s Inn, to a trailhead on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, home to The Henry Ford (see Historic Charm, above). Edward N. Hines (1870-1938) deserves everyone’s gratitude for having originated the idea of painting a stripe to separate two lanes of a highway.
From the Hines Park Trail, you can connect to the paved, 33-mile I-275 Metro Trail.
The Rouge River got its name through a mapmaker’s error; the original name was Rogue River. Once heavily polluted, the river has benefited greatly from improved environmental standards for municipalities, farming, and industry, along with sustained public-private efforts to clean it up. A Rouge River Water Trail is in the process of being created. Google to learn what areas are open for paddlers. One interesting stretch, only a mile or two, lets you explore the historic, still-used industrial area south of Dearborn where the Rouge River meets the Detroit River. You’ll pass the famous Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Complex and are likely to see a Great Lakes Freighter unloading raw materials.
Wooded Newburgh Lake, adjacent to Hines Park, known for fishing, offers silent water sports as well as access for small boats. The launch is only 10 minutes from Robyn’s Inn.
Downtown Plymouth is just as much fun in the winter. Guests can rent snow shoes or cross-country skis from our local ski shop and enjoy the miles of trails in scenic Hines Park, located less than a mile away from Robyn’s Inn. After an invigorating workout, wander into downtown and enjoy dinner at one of the many heated outdoor dining spots or even an igloo!
If you are lucky enough to visit in January, the Plymouth Ice Festival is a 40-year tradition held in downtown's Kellogg Park. In addition to an array of ice sculpture installations, the event features a nightly fire and ice tower. There’s also dueling chainsaw competitions where spectators can watch the carvings live, a cross-country ski trail and tubing run for kids, petting farm, food stalls and an ice bar and lounge with live musical performances. Bundle up and enjoy.