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The Inn of the Patriots

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

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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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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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An extraordinary opportunity !!!!

5 on May 15, 2015

Staying at The Inn of The Patriots was an experience of a lifetime!!!!


Surprise at The Inn of the Patriots

4.6 on April 29, 2015

Perhaps I did not read the fine print, but we were in for a most pleasant surprise during our stay at The Inn of the Patriots. We had an outstanding breakfast for two mornings prepared by the resident chefs. After breakfast, we were treated to a tour of the Inn, which houses a museum of presidential culinary items--lots of historical insight. Our bedroom was a mini-museum and our king bed was most comfortable. There was enough to do in the local area that we deemed our stay at The Inn of the Patriots to be quite a nice getaway.


First Bed and Breakfast Adventure

5 on April 29, 2015

The Inn of the Patriots was our first Bed and Breakfast Adventure. We were not disappointed! Marti is such an engaging host that the welcome we received upon arrival continued throughout our visit. Interesting and historical home, fabuloso breakfast, perfect gift shop for take-home remembrances, nearby vineyards to visit. Simply an A+ mini-vacation! We'll certainly return - have to take advantage of Marti's cooking classes on the next visit.


A Unique Gem in Southern North Carolina

5 on April 26, 2015

We found this place through Living Social and decided to take a short vacation and see a part of NC we had never visited before. The inn itself is quite unique and filled with interesting things to look at. Marti treated us to a guided tour of the house, which included details explanations of a lot of the items they've collected over the years. Most of the items came from the time Marti spent at the White House, and he's quite knowledgable about the history of the presidency. The beds are super comfortable and the rooms are well-appointed and quite beautiful. We spent a large part of our stay just relaxing on the porch and enjoying the small-town feel of Grover. We also got to take a cooking class with Marti, which was another high-point of our stay. Marti helped us make a foccacia bread, but he showed us a number of different tweaks we could make to the recipe to make other kinds of bread. I'm an experienced home chef and his instruction was still enjoyable and informative. There are a number of good restaurants within 30ish minutes of the inn, which were great for dinner--we definitely didn't need to visit them for lunch because Marti and Sean's breakfasts were AMAZING. Overall, we were really impressed with this place and would really like to go back. This pair of veterans are doing exceptional work and you're missing out on a great experience if you pass this place by. --Joanie & Ashley from Richmond, VA.


Fabulous experience with this B&B

4.6 on April 24, 2015

We chose not to leave from the time we checked in until we left, because the home was so relaxing. Superb customer service and great people


already planning a trip back!

5 on April 22, 2015

what a fun weekend. Such interesting items and books to look at, the tour of this old home and it's treasures was great! I would go back if only to sit on the porch with the wonderful coffee and to enjoy the breakfast! Red velvet pancakes???!!! Parmesan grits!! and pie offered all day with coffee bar. really a great get-away. the cooking class was delightful, too!


A Pleasurably Stay

3.8 on April 13, 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Chef Marti gave a very informative history lesson of the Inn. The breakfast was a feast. Thanks very much.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review and mentioning it was a feast!


Excellent anniversary getaway

5 on April 12, 2015

Enjoyed the historical tour. Breakfast was delicious. Very relaxing.

Innkeeper Response
It was so nice to celebrate your anniversary!


Mixed Review

2.6 on April 11, 2015

I was really looking forward to our stay at The Inn of the Patriots which included a cooking class. I called the Monday before our stay to verify the date of the cooking class and was told it was on FRIDAY. However, when we arrived, we were told they had scheduled us for THURSDAY. THE chef had to go out of town for a presentation and we had missed the THURSDAY cooking class. Going to the cooking class was the incentive for going to The Inn of the Patriots. We were given a raincheck for the cooking class, but I doubt that we will ever go "off the beaten path for just a cooking class since the bed and breakfast in itself was expensive.

Innkeeper Response
Bless you for visiting us and please note that our entire website, your coupon advertising and several letters sent to you all require cooking classes to be reserved online, and in writing. No one remembers your call and your friend did mention that she felt you confused "calling us" with "another place." It may be out of kindness that she was trying to gently let us know we had done nothing wrong. We are therefore more than happy to welcome you back for your class anytime you like and provide a free room stay for you and your friend! It being our goal for you to have a good time :)


Wonderful weekend

5 on April 08, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful inn.....Kim was amazing and really made us feel welcome

Innkeeper Response
We thank you and offer a free bottle of champagne for your next visit!


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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), Roadrunner Business 50 GB 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

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, Roadrunner Business 50 GB 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

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, Roadrunner Business 50 GB 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

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. player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 03

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 04

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 05

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 06

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 07

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 08

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 09

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 10

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location

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, Downtown, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country

Airport

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, 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, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Secretarial services, Spa, 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, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, 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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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 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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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, 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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Deals

Hot Deal

Cook with a White House Chef!

Regular Rate: $210 now $70 (67% Savings:)

Enjoy our cooking classes with the former Executive Chef to the President of the United States of America. Wine and dine, talk and laugh aloud as Chef Marti cooks LIVE with you in our hands-on classes! Then enjoy the gourmet dinner afterwards (included). Prior to arrival for the class (2 to 5 pm) enjoy a winery tour and vineyard tasting at Baker Buffalo Creek Winery (included) and appetizer at Ni Fen Bistro (included) with your lunch. 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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301 Cleveland Avenue , Grover, NC 28073 USA (Show map)

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