The Inn of the Patriots

301 Cleveland Avenue , Grover, NC 28073 USA (Show map)

About

Have a White House Chef cook for you at a Diamond ranked AAA, Zagat rated 26 out of 30 inn ranked, Extraordinary to Perfection. As seen as a prize on Wheel of Fortune, The TODAY Show, CNN, FOX, PBS TV and FOOD TV Network Magazine. BEST IN THE WORLD for HISTORY winner, BEST in the SOUTH and the NC Green Travel Council awarded 3 Dogwood Blossoms! Tour the Presidential Culinary Museum featuring Inside the Presidents' Cabinet TV show. Enjoy our all new hands-on, LIVE, Culinary Institute. 100 Mbps lightning free Wi-Fi, free business center with color printing and free parking. Six-course breakfast included daily for two, winery tour (with a tasting of 20 wines) for two with every stay.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Enjoyed our Stay!

4.6 on July 21, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Inn, July 4th. We took the lunch cooking class and learned how to make pizza and wonderful bread. The room was much larger and the bathroom nicer than the pictures. The whole experience was well worth the trip. The innkeeper is so interesting, that I would do it all again. It was a very nice 2 night get a way.


Very nice B&B. Excellent breakfast.

3.4 on July 20, 2016

Very nice B&B. Excellent breakfast.


Outstanding

5 on July 19, 2016

One of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in; the culinary and White House history was fantastic. breakfast 5 star and restaurant in Shelby also outstanding. Highly recommend.


Two nights at the museum

3.8 on July 12, 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay. It was something different, we learned a lot, beds were comfy, A/C definitely cooled well, lots of opportunities to interact with other guests and a good breakfast. Our room had a flat screen TV on which the music channel was playing pleasantly when we came in. Fake flowers inside and outside are not our thing and contribute to the cluttered look. Most importantly Marty and his staff were very friendly and attentive. The website on his PC gave us great detailed information about the area, restaurants and places to see. Shelby is a nice town with treelined streets, a cool brewpub and many restaurants. The recommended Ni Fen Bistro was excellent.


Wonderful, historic inn with friendly, professional service

4.8 on July 06, 2016

Chef Marti gives a wonderful history lesson of the area as well of some tidbits of presidential foods. The rooms are a nice size and themed with private baths. The breakfast is far more than what one would expect! Everyone who is staying there is served at the same time which encourages conversation of other patrons.


Loved it.

4.0 on July 02, 2016

The breakfast was superb. The rooms were comfortable. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Marti is great!


Enjoyable Experience

3.8 on July 01, 2016

Only stayed one night, but have a great memory to recall. Breakfast had new to us, delicious dishes to try and a homey, comfortable setting. Loved the rural community, peaceful and relaxing. B and B is close to great restaurants, Gastonia, NC and antique shops. Will not hesitate to return one day if we get the chance.


Interesting B&B

4.6 on June 27, 2016

This is an interesting B&B because it is also a museum. The owner was a former presidential chef and has some interesting stories to tell. We were introduced to some interesting places to visit. We went to the King's National Park, 2 different wineries and some very good restaurants.


Cozy but room to improve

2.8 on June 23, 2016

Nice comfortable, cozy rooms, but amenities underdeliver compared to web page descriptions. Average compared to nicer B &Bs.


GREAT ENTERTAINER

3.8 on June 16, 2016

OUR EXPERIENCE WAS QUITE NICE AND PLEASING. THE RESTAURANT THAT WAS RECCOMENDED FOR US TO EAT AT THAT EVENING WAS OUR ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT. THE SERVICE FROM THE KITCHEN WAS TERRIBLE, WRONG FOOD AND THE WAIT FOR THE FOOD WAS OVER AN HOUR. I WOULD ALSO RECCOMEND DROPPING THE TOUR OF THE BASEMENT. MARTI WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE AND STORIES HE PROVIDED. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING ALL AROUND.


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Rooms & Rates

Baby Ruth Room

1st floor, private bath. The Baby Ruth Room features a Queen size sleigh bed and is named after President Grover and First Lady Frances Clevelands first child, BabyRuth. She had a candy bar named after her. It's a fantastic room featuring moldings built in 1879, antique furniture and pictures, ceiling fan and intimate lighting, luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes, DirecTV with 400+ channels and music, digital clock and sleep machine, luggage rack, ironing board and iron, Lord & Mayfair Amenity collection, water bottle upon arrival (no charge), Business Platinum 300Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure access), FM/AM stereo with CD player and DVD player, all of our luxury collection amenities and plush robes! This room is a private bathroom in the mansion. You will also find a Baby Ruth candy bar as this is the only room to get one upon checkin! We like to celebrate the fact that this candy bar actually was named after Ruth in a special way. The bed coverings are heirloom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Colonel Cleaveland Room/Suite

1st floor, private bath. The Cleaveland Room features a king sized bed next to a lovely Queen Anne footed sitting chair and elegant fireplace with High Boy, classic American Cherry dresser, medical neck pillow, foot and back massage machines, a lot of DVD's to watch for free in our library, a full private bathroom with tub for soaking in, ironing board and iron, Lord & Mayfair Amenity collection, water bottle upon arrival (complimentary), DirecTV with 400 channels and music, a DVR and DVD player, Business Platinum 300 Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure access), ceiling fan, fridge and freezer, microwave, stereo system with relaxing music CD's, intimate lighting, luggage rack, digital clock, Luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes and sleep machine. This room features a sweet ladies, luxury jewels and vanity mirror with chair for applying makeup in absolute privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Magnificent Polynesian

1st floor, small private bath. The Magnificent Polynesian features an extra-fluffy (but not stuffy) four post, Queen sized bed in a Pacific Rim themed room loaded with palm trees and elegant Asian plants. A lot of wonderful memorabilia is in this room from when Chef Marti lived in Japan and traveled and cooked in Asia including katanas, Korean King Seong Dong bell and hats. A non-working fireplace with shoji paper umbrella is next to a new, small, private bath.  This room has an ironing board and iron, Lord and Mayfair Amenity collection, one water bottle upon arrival (no charge), DirecTV with 400 channels and music, DVD, FM/AM stereo with CD player, foot massage and Shatsu back massage machine, Business Platinum 300 Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure access), closet, ceiling fan and intimate lighting, luggage rack, Luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes, digital clock and sleep machine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oceanicus Blue Dreams

FULL PRIVATE BATH. Oceanicus Blue Dreams features a tip of the hat to Cornelius Vanderbilt and the great shipping fleets of the world he and the Vanderbilt family adored. As our mansion is only a short drive from the Vanderbilt Estate the influence is very strong. The, Biltmore, is still the largest private home in America and is now the most visited winery in America. We think this says a lot about where we live, in Western North Carolina. The desk has tons of tiny drawers and there are hidden items in each drawer to find and discover! Along the bulkheads are lighthouses and ships, spyglasses and shells, log books and scrolls of antique paper as well as shiny brass lanterns, cutlasses, iron handguns, knives and swords. We have been shocked by how many ladies want to stay in this room! DirecTV with 400 channels and music, FM/AM stereo player with CD/DVD. Business Platinum 100 Mbps Wi-Fi. player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nature and Earth

A CERTIFIED PET FREE ROOM: Private, large bathroom with King bed. Nature and Earth features three full sized sapling trees inside the room with a flowing water fountain and new king size bed designer headboard. Lanterns, interesting quartz rocks, a living hosta plant, glowing igneous rock, outdoor patio set, gem/rock and wood samples and rock-hewn tables await you along with green apples, eucalyptus and a huge scarf over roman window shades! This room was painted from the Biltmore Estate palette of licensed colors by Olympic Paints and specifically from Frederick Law Olmsteds outdoor natural palette from his planned gardens and forests at the Biltmore. DirecTV with 400 channels and music, DVD, CD, Stereo FM/AM player. Business Platinum 100 Mbps Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location

Location Type

Prime Outlets Shopping Mall!, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Famous battlegrounds and national park, The Don Gibson Theater!, Between the Rivers WINE TRAIL, US OLYMPIC Whitewater Center, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Urban, Wine country

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 29 miles

Directions to property:

We are a Diamond ranked, AAA inn with a White House Chef right off of the high-speed Interstate, I-85. Get off at either exit 2 in NC or exit 106 in SC. Easy!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, US National Whitewater Center!, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Purple Planet 3D Mini-golf!, Kings Mountain Revolutionary Battlefield, Coach, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors outlet mall, The BMW famed android and robot factory, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Sleep Sound Machines in each room, Back and foot massage machines in each room, Chef Marti International School of Cookery, Full, free laundry offered, Flat screen TVs with 400+ channels, Full personal kitchen for you to use!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, Spa, Sports equipment rental, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Horseshoes, Revolutionary War Reenacting for guests, Rock Climbing at Crowders or Grandfather Mountain, Camping in our outdoor park, Spa & Salon on-site, ALL NEW Golf Putting green!, FUN Cooking Classes for couples/family, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We have a smoking den out back - it's fun!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Games, high chair and toys
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required A 30.00 deposit per pet. Sign pet addendum paperwork.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A small deposit is always requested.
  • Cancellations: ALL rooms have a private bathroom. Cancellation and Early Departure Policies: From the date your reservation is confirmed a $75.00 cancellation fee will be charged per room. Coupons/Vouchers not allowed to rebook. Your 50% deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 90 days before your reservation date. For cancellations within four (4) weeks of your arrival date, you will be charged the total amount. We have significant special events requests, including wedding families and parties - please understand the high impact cancellations can have on others. Early Departures, No Shows, and Can't Make It, and Inclement Weather Cancellations: We are very sorry, these are not refundable. Rates are subject to change and do not include taxes. For a reservation, we require a valid credit card. For massages, facials and pedicures, there is a 50% cancellation fee if within 48 hours.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marti and Stormy Mongiello

Languages spoken

Some Korean, Minor Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

We love antiques, history, we are both Chefs, wine, laughing, reading, fun, talking and cooking! We try to offer a fun-loving place that is not billed as being an elite, upper crust, exclusive Inn. It is a lovely and happy home with a lot of smiling and laughter. We serve a colonial breakfast each day in an authentic setting.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Picnic baskets also available, Garden or in bed., Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Doctor Dean Ornish, PMRI or any medical diet.


Signature Dish

Werner's Strammer Max
A great Chef friend of mine from Austria taught me how to make this dish from Salzburg - the famed Strammer Max of bread on a buttered skillet, Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheeses and two eggs over easy on top! We continue to serve it and honor Werner from a town where the Sound of Music was filmed, Salzburg, Austria - a town I enjoyed visiting. We have also begun to serve the famous Cleveland Club sandwich made famous in Cleveland County, NC by my chef wife, Stormy and I.


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Special Package

Mini Escapes

Enjoy the weekend with a vineyard stroll and wine tasting in the local vineyards tasting room and also see our Presidential Culinary Museum, breakfast included plus two tickets for our 45 minute guided mansion-museum tour including underground in the servants quarters from the late 1800's. Visit Owl's Eye Vineyard, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Woodmill Winery for the tasting room and full Muscadine or Scuppernong Wine experience!

B&B Cooking Schools

Cooking with Chef Marti straight from the TODAY show to you, and his kitchen! Stay with us and dine, then bake/cook the next day for $100.00 per person! Call us today to add this to any room night at 704-937-2940.

Extended Stay Discount

Stay Forever Extended Stay Discount The Inn of the Patriots B & B is the premium location for tranquility and short drives to the most amazing sites all around us. We are at the calm of the storm. An unlimited number of splendid daytrips throughout Western North Carolina are yours like the Whitewater Center, Zales Diamonds, COACH, the BMW factory and robot android army, three mountains and parks serving over one million people per year fishing, biking, canoeing, horse-riding and so much more! For this reason, many of our guests prefer one convenient, central location for the duration of their vacation in North Carolina. Guests receive a massive discount when reserving the same guest room for 7 consecutive nights or more. Our typical room charge drops down to $99.00 per night. Monthly stays without breakfast daily are $800.00 per month at the mansion. Laundry services, full size kitchen, private dining and two refrigerators are provided courtesy, free.

Girlfriends' Getaways

'Damsels in De-Stress' Girlfriend Getaway!!! Escape from Alcatraz, Escape from the kids, Escape from work!!! Escape with your Sisterhood... We cook the meals, we do the wash, we do the ironing and dusting and windows too! Just think…no beds to make, no trash to take out, no dinner to prepare and no one to answer to, that’s what we do best! Relax, recharge and rejuvenate with us and your adventurous bandits as lifelong friends. Relish in our White House Chef's steak, lobster, crab and shrimp appetizers when you arrive and then slip into your silly and funny footie PJ’s and have a (BYOB) party while you all enjoy a “feel good movie,” carry on out loud, listen to music or just catch up. In the morning, enjoy your hangover and get up for breakfast at noon if you demand it!!! Slip into our plushie boy robes and come into our dining room for an amazing feast brunch. Enjoy a one hour massage (included) or order also manicures, pedicures and acrylic nails or let our stylist do you hair and highlights. In the afternoon you can choose from shopping at COACH or POLO and visit ZALES Diamonds (girl!) and antiquing, swimming in an Olympic pool, horseback riding or golf perhaps.

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