My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary at this lovely inn. Marti was very hospitable and made it clear he wanted our stay to be as enjoyable as possible. We loved our room (the Magnificent Polynesian), displayed with all the items the owners had accumulated during their travels in Asia. For a history geek like me, the historical tour through the Presidential Museum was wonderful. I especially loved the Presidential dinner china. It's close to Shelby, which had a surprisingly lovely downtown area. Although on the pricey side, if you are looking for a unique experience, then this inn should be on your list.
Stayed in the Col Cleveland room for 2 nights, it was cozy and comfortable. Our host Marti had many tales of his service time as a chef in the White House and Camp David. the breakfasts were hearty and the bed comfortable. which is what you want at a b and b. make sure to try Ni Fen restaurant in Shelby. and chimney rock state park. one thing I would recommend Marti change is either start breakfast at 830am or delay the tour/presentation till 1000am to allow the guest to enjoy the b and b experience of lively conversation.
Hats off to Chef Marti and the Inn of the Patriots for an awesome last minute getaway! We enjoyed our stay in the Babe Ruth Room, the bed was so comfortable. We were greeted promptly at 9a for a gourmet, hearty breakfast. The tour was very informative and the authentic pizza cooking class we took alongside our stay was great as well. Will definitely be back for more!
What a blast my wife and I had. My wife enrolled us in a cooking class for my birthday. Can I just say Chef Marti is awesome. We had a great time learning and eating that day. The B&B is neatly done and full of history. My wife and I did not stay over night at the Inn but we have planned to return for her birthday in a a few weeks. What a great place and a great experience.
Our second visit was just as pleasant and relaxing as our first three years ago. Our room was very comfortable with a new king bed and roomy bathroom with full tub and shower. Great dining and shops in Shelby just 20 minute's drive. Our cooking class was delightful and educational. Went to chimney rock for a day trip only an hour away.
We stayed for two nights and had a fantastic time! the ambiance was amazing, and Marti was superbly knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend the cooking class, learning to make pizza from scratch was so much fun. The breakfast was also wonderful and filling both mornings.
My husband and I stayed one night. The room (nature and earth)was so cute. Bed was very comfortable and the shower was amazing. My favorite part was probably that porch! They have rockers out on the porch and it's really beautiful to just sit outside. The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Inn of the Patriots. Marti is a gifted story teller and knows so much history! The food was excellent. The bed was luxurious! We felt very welcomed as soon as we checked in. The winery tour and downtown dining were excellent. Such a peaceful place!
We were looking for a place not too far away to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Glad we picked Inn of the Patriots. We stayed in the Polynesian room - very comfortable and great asian decorations (note: while the toilet area is small, the shower is decent sized and has good water pressure). Marti was a great host and prepared and tasty breakfast. He then led a tour of the Culinary Museum and the other items obtained through their travels.
This was our third visit to Inn of the Patriots, and we had a wonderful time. Marti and Stormy prepared a special Happy Birthday welcome package for our room complete with wine and chocolate! Over the course of the weekend, everyone on staff wished me a Happy Birthday! We are already planning our next visit......and next time we will bring friends!
We really enjoyed our stay at the inn as it was comfortable and relaxing. The cooking class was fun and we can't wait to try out what we learned! The breakfast was excellent with wonderful choices for everyone. The owners and staff were friendly and accommodating, and their knowledge of the local history was amazing.
We truly enjoyed our time at The Inn of the Patriots. Marti and Stormy provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the good old country life and simple relaxation. Make sure they serve the house-made breakfast sausage during your stay.