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Robert Rankin Robbinsville NC

  • President/CEO
  • Snowbird Mountain Lodge

    Research interests

    ResortNCOwner of a Robbinsville


    Owned and operated by Robert Rankin for nearly two decades, Snowbird Mountain Lodge is located in scenic Robbinsville, NC. The property sits high above a verdant landscape of mountains, lakes, and river valleys and offers abundant hiking and fishing opportunities. A March trout festival encompasses angling on the well-stocked catch-and-release Big Snowbird Creek, as well as courses on the preparation of delicious trout dishes. In 2014, Robert Rankin and his staff welcomed four members of the USA Fly Fishing Team to the lodge, who instructed participants on casting and fly tying and led guests on fishing excursions. Mr. Rankin also maintains gardens that yield flower bouquets and fresh vegetables for the lodge’s table. Fresh eggs come from chickens raised on the property, which ensures wholesome, delicious meals. Guests are given full access to a variety of outdoor equipment, including canoes, kayaks, and mountain bikes, for exploring the nearby North Carolina waterways and trails. To learn more about the Robbinsville resort’s full range of offerings, visit

    Professional experience


    Snowbird Mountain Lodge

    March 1995 - Present

    Education history

    BS, Finance

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    January 1981 - January 1984(3 years)