About Robyn’s Inn

Breakfast including quiche and fruit

Breakfast

Start your day out right at our Plymouth, MI bed and breakfast with a complimentary breakfast that will energize you for the day ahead. We are here to serve you safely and on your schedule. We offer an expanded continental breakfast offering locally roasted coffee, rotating quiche, and small batch granola parfaits. We strive to provide the ideal breakfast for every guest so please let us know if advance if you have an allergy or dietary restrictions.

Breakfast is served daily from 8- 10 AM, but we know everyone travels differently. We will do our best to accommodate other times with advance notice.

Robyn's Inn Bar

Afternoon Reception

Every afternoon Robyn’s Inn welcomes guests to join us for a reception in our lounge. We will be pouring complimentary wine and providing guests with light refreshments to enjoy before strolling downtown to one of our outstanding local dining establishments. This is the ideal time to spend a few extra minutes enjoying one of our many inviting common areas including the front porch, parlor, living room or back patio.

If you haven’t made your evening plans, we will be available to provide recommendations on our favorite local restaurants or to help plan activities, events and attractions for the following day. We have taken safety precautions to make sure guests can experience an enjoyable socially distanced experience.


Robyn's Inn common areas

Common Spaces

The historic 1903 home provides plenty of common areas for guests to enjoy. The Inn’s dining room, with vast bay windows, is outfitted with an expansive dining table for a relaxing breakfast option. Restored pocket doors open into the Inn’s lounge area, with inviting bay window seating and club chairs, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. Cozy up in the living room to enjoy the fireplace, where old meets new. The original fireplace still burns with an updated tile surround handcrafted by Pewabic Pottery, a Detroit staple since the early 1900s.

Adjacent to the front door, the parlor at our romantic Michigan getaway awaits to welcome you with a wraparound sofa and views of Penniman Ave. On the second floor, the nest is the perfect place to get some work done – or do nothing at all. The grounds offer another escape from the day with a vast outdoor patio overlooking the gardens or the iconic front porch flanked by gas lanterns.

The History of Robyn’s Inn

Robyn's Inn front exterior

The year was 1903 and Teddy Roosevelt was President of the United States, the Tour de France made its two-pedal debut and Henry Ford was creating a motor city in Detroit with the launch of the Ford Motor Company. Meanwhile, just 30 miles to the east in Plymouth, Dr. Harrison Nichols and his wife, Ella Roe Nichols, were putting the final touches on their new Queen Anne Victorian home on Penniman Avenue.

Dr. and Mrs. Nichols married in 1899 and this was a gift to his bride. The former Mrs. Roe had been widowed for several years. She was married to Captain William Roe who was in charge of the signal corps that surrounded and protected Washington DC. The couple were friendly with the Lincolns and had even attended the 16th President’s second Inaugural Ball.

Mrs. Nichols resided at 932 Penniman Avenue until her death in 1934. After that, the home changed hands several times before it was purchased and transformed from a private residence to a historic bed and breakfast in 1995. The new owners made necessary updates and renovations and added a carriage house behind the original home.

Interior common seating area with several couches and chairs

 

In 2019, Robyn Baidas purchased the fully furnished property and renamed it Robyn’s Inn. She immediately began restoring the property back to its original grandeur. The sweeping oak staircase and pocket doors were stripped of layers of paint, and the wood was re-finished and stained. Windows were also removed from the wraparound porch returning it to its alfresco splendor. The kitchen, common areas, and bathrooms were redone in a contemporary and tasteful vintage style paying homage to the home’s 19th-century design. After more than a century of wear, the oak floors were replaced and cut the exact same width as the original 1903 planks.

While the inn remains an architectural showpiece from a bygone era, a variety of modern conveniences await your arrival.

Map of Robyn’s Inn & Surrounding Area

Robyn's Inn at dusk

 

Driving Directions

  • Take I-94 west toward Chicago
  • Follow I-94 until exit for I-275 N toward Flint
  • Exit 1-275 N at the Ann Arbor Rd exit toward Plymouth/Livonia
  • Turn left onto Ann Arbor Rd
  • Turn right onto S Harvey St
  • Turn left onto Penniman Avenue
  • Robyn’s Inn will be on the right
  • Take M-14 East to Beck Road exit
  • Turn right onto Beck Road
  • Turn left onto N Territorial Road
  • Follow N Territorial Road for 1.5 miles
  • After passing Sheldon Road, N Territorial becomes Penniman Avenue
  • Robyn’s Inn is on the left before you enter downtown Plymouth
  • Take I-96 west toward Ann Arbor. After passing the I-275 interchange, I-96 becomes M-14
  • Exit M-14 at the Sheldon Road exit
  • Turn left onto Sheldon Road
  • Turn right onto Penniman Avenue
  • Robyn’s Inn is on the left before you enter downtown Plymouth