Bio: As Innkeeper & Steward of Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Robert Rankin lives at an elevation of 3,000 feet in scenic Robbinsville, North Carolina. Operating this historic retreat in the western part of the state, he strives to ensure that guests feel at home and are well acclimated to their surroundings. Intimately familiar with the area, Mr. Rankin has owned the 100-acre resort for the past 21 years and guides visitors personally to aptly named landmarks such as Sunset Deck and Sunrise Point. Snowbird Mountain Lodge offers guests a diversity of comfortable lodging options in cottages and houses. At the center of the Robbinsville, North Carolina, property is the chestnut-hewn Main Lodge, which offers dramatic views over valleys below and crystalline Lake Santeetlah. Guests are encouraged to make use of a full “outdoor fleet” of kayaks, canoes, mountain bikes, paddleboards, and fly rods. Guided season-specific adventures await, including wildflower walks and birding and fly-fishing excursions. Lucky beyond belief this is the celebration of a life well lived! Robert is an Adventurer, Innkeeper, Captain & Pirate, Hooligan and a Dreamer!