The Inn of the Patriots

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


Have a White House Chef cook for you at a Zagat rated 26 out of 30 inn ranked, Extraordinary to Perfection. As seen as a prize on Wheel of Fortune, The TODAY Show, CNN, 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. 50 GBps lightning free Wi-Fi, free business center with color printing and free ACN video phone conferencing with free parking. Six course breakfast included daily for two.




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

Fall, 2015

4.6 on November 18, 2015

The Inn of the Patriots was very nice. Chef Marti is such a historian and each morning, he would take us to another part of the Inn and share some of his knowledge.

A great way to Spend Halloween

5 on November 05, 2015

The Inn was fantastic, Our hosts were great, the home cooked breakfast was Great! We would recommend the Inn of the Patriots to all!

A cozy inn near a quaint town

4.4 on October 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Inn of the Patriots. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival, and we enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch and enjoying some drinks before we went out to dinner. The room was cozy, with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast in morning was very good (the pumpkin pancakes with a glaze were delicious!), and it was an overall great stay!

Very happy--you get a free tour on top of it all

5 on October 06, 2015

The Inn of the Patriots was lovely and the breakfast was delicious. Chef Marti even accommodated my husband and myself by making us eggs since we eat low carb and therefore could not have a lot of the pumpkin pancakes. We also had delicious sausage and after we checked in, I succumbed to temptation and tried the apple pie that chef Marti kept on the table (there was also another dessert offered) for anyone who might want a snack: just right. The most memorable part, though, was listening to chef Marti speak about culinary history of the White House and in particular, his own personal experiences serving under presidents George H. Walker Bush and Bill Clinton.

It was awesome.

5 on October 02, 2015

Loved the cooking class! The hospitality, room, and facility was fantastic! I will be back again and I recommend everyone to go!!! Thanks Marty see ya soon!

Awesome experience. Cooking class was so much fun.

4.8 on October 01, 2015

Have been to many B&B's. If I had to choose my favorite, it would be Inn of the Patriots. Cooking class and breakfast was fabulous. Can't wait to return. Will definitely do another cooking class.

Interesting spot in NC

2.8 on September 30, 2015

The Inn of the Patriots was an interesting spot. If you are on your way to the Biltmore or passing through its worth a stop. However, wouldn't recommend it purely as a unless you get a good groupon/living social rate or want to meet someone who's actually worked in the White House. The breakfast was fine, but not as impressive as expected for a place run by two former white house chefs. And while the rooms are cute and interesting and decorated with a quirky eclectic style, the way the toilet and shower were tucked into former closets could make anyone with even the slightest claustrophobia incredibly uncomfortable. The owner was very nice, and the cooking exhibition provided a good recipe or two. However, if we'd paid the full $80 price we would have been very disappointed as we mostly just sat and watched him prepare pizza dough and pizza. The kitchen was too small for much hands on class experience. Finally, the "tour" of the house was effectively just a walk from one glass cabinet of memorabilia to another. It might be nice for those who have a significant interest in white house history, but otherwise wasn't memorable.

Lovely experience

5 on September 27, 2015

The inn is charming and comfortable. The owner/hosts are very gracious and full of enthusiasm for American history, gourmet cooking, and their lovely home. The tour was enlightening and enjoyable and we loved the stories about the important battles, and details about many of our presidents. The cooking class was wonderful as well as all meals, and the enthusiasm was contagious. Great & unique experience.


5 on September 24, 2015

We are already planning our return trip. Loved everything about it.

Great place!

4.2 on September 23, 2015

We enjoyed ourselves very much! We stayed in the Blue room upstairs and it had everything we would need or want available to us. The staff is very friendly and we loved all the recommended places to visit while we were there! We will definitely visit again! Thank you so much!

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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, 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

2nd floor, shared 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 300 Mbps Wi-Fi. player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nature and Earth

A CERTIFIED PET FREE ROOM: 2nd floor, shared bathroom. Nature and Earth features three full sized sapling trees inside the room with a flowing water fountain and queen size bed with wrought iron 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 300 Mbps Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 02

Enjoy buying our lunch class Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 01

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday in our Lunch class from 11:30 to 1:30 pm with friends.

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The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 03

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Location Type

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


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

Directions to property:

We are 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, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 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, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Kitchenette, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, 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, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 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, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • 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 and toys available - well mannered children.
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Daily and hourly rates available - CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required A 30.00 deposit per pet. Sign pet addendum paperwork.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A small deposit is always requested.
  • Cancellations: The Nature and Earth Room and Oceanicus Blue Dreams Room are on the 2nd floor and a shared bathroom. Cancellation and Early Departure Policies: From the date your reservation is confirmed a $35.00 cancellation fee will be charged per room. Your 50% deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 90 days prior to 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 great impact cancellations can have on others. Early Departures, No Shows, and Can't Make It, and/or 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.



Marti and Stormy Mongiello

Languages spoken

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

Resident Pets

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.

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  • 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, 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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Regular Rate: $185 now $144 (22% Savings:)

As seen on TV and featured worldwide with tens of millions of lights and FREE, ChristmastownUSA in McAddenville, NC - right here close to our INN. Enjoy our free wine tasting and winery tour, and then the lights at night, music and displays! Please contact the inn directly at 1 7049372940 to redeem this deal.

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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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