About The Owner

Designer Michael Gavin has a long history in design and home improvement. He began his career at Mayfair Design Group, Albany, New York, as one of their youngest designers. He went on to work for Portfolio Design Studio where he became their nationally recognized top decorator. Michael soon became the studio’s national spokesperson conducting seminars throughout the United States. Many of his projects and ideas were featured in regional and national magazines including Ladies Home Journal. It was during this period that Michael really fine-tuned his renovation skills by purchasing and refurbishing homes in his spare time.

Michael craves the energy, challenge and satisfaction in finding a distressed property and turning it around. Once he found and subsequently purchased Bridgewater Hall Inn, he and his sons, Jeff and Mack, have been diligently preserving, restoring and enhancing it back to its original beauty. The 4,700-square-foot house sits on nearly five acres of land and is on the National Registry Study list for historic places.

Michael’s vision is to restore Bridgewater Hall Historic Inn into a breathtaking oasis for your next overnight get-away.

Michael Gavin
Michael GavinOwner, Designer
“We hope you enjoy your stay at Bridgewater Hall Historic Inn. We have worked hard to reinvent this historic property, preserving it’s natural beauty while making it comfortable and inviting. We look forward to making your stay an occasion that you will never forget.”


Bridgewater is a fantastic place to get away from the craziness of modern living. Its set in a quiet rural area with a large stream bordering the property. The property is loaded with history and has so many architectural details we were constantly noticing something that seemed to tell a story. The layout of the property is great for a quick weekend get away or a destination for multiple couples. My wife and I enjoy heading into Morganton for a good dinner and night life. There are great wineries in the area as well. Its also a short drive to Asheville and the mountains. Bridgewater is simply a great place to slow down and recharge.

Bride and Groom ReviewAaron and Ashley

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