The Firehouse Inn

134 N. Washington Street , Rutherfordton, NC 28139 USA (Show map)

About

Located in historic downtown Rutherfordton, the 1925 City Hall and Firehouse has been entirely renovated, and now offers European elegance and urban atmosphere in a friendly, relaxed setting. The Firehouse Inn is located in the 1925 City Hall and Fire Department building in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. The building was one of three major public buildings erected in the town in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. It is a richly-designed Colonial Revival-style brick building with stone/cast stone enrichments.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

All Around Excellence

5 on August 10, 2016

Our stay at the Firehouse Inn could not have been better! Staff there were extremely friendly, helpful, and made us feel at home. The rooms were gorgeous and clean. Breakfast each morning was excellent, and again the service was outstanding! We hope to be back here many times in the future!


Hidden gem in the heart of NC

5 on August 03, 2016

I stayed here number of times while traveling to the area for work. I ended up here because the local hotel didn't have availability and after that first week I cancelled my upcoming reservations at the hotel and never looked back. The history of the building is awesome and the rooms are very homey and pleasantly appointed. I stayed in a number of rooms and each had its own unique charm and decor. There is a nice private outdoor patio with a fountain as well as a comfortable common area where breakfast is served. The beds are some of the most comfortable I've slept on away from home. The location is great too with many restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended!


Lovely stay!

3.8 on July 21, 2016

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The loft was such a hit with the young ones we had with us. They have already asked to return! The Inn is beautiful and the attention to detail was very nice. Breakfast and its presentation was good and the innkeeper very friendly. This is our second visit and we love the Inn and continue to be impressed.


So good we went back for a second stay during the same vacation!

5 on July 04, 2016

A historic firehouse built in the 1920's and redesigned for living in luxury, the inside common area is huge with multiple sofas, tables, chairs, fireplace and a grand piano. Plus there is a lovely private outside courtyard. The co-owner of this fabulous inn, Kitty, allowed our 70 pound dog to stay with us, too (he stayed in our suite during breakfast). The hot breakfast was served at 8:30am daily, was different every day and was always absolutely delicious. We stayed in room 1, the Firehouse Suite, with a king size bed, love seat, private fireplace, jetted tub, 2 bathroom sinks, super shower with 2 shower heads, walk-in closet with ironing board, plush robes with slippers, free wifi and more. The only disadvantage was everything is on the second floor, so you need to walk up a flight of stairs. We will definitely be staying at this wonderful inn again in the future. It was GREAT!


Perfect!

5 on June 20, 2016

My husband and I spent our Wedding Night in the Firehouse Suite (June 4th, 2016)! It was the perfect jumping off point for our honeymoon. The suite was perfect, the atmosphere was perfect, breakfast was perfect, our fellow inn guests were perfect, Sandy was a perfect hostess! We will be coming back next year for our anniversary! See you then Firehouse Inn! - Melissa & Brian Vaughan


Lovely Stay

4.4 on June 13, 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Firehouse Inn. The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable, and the owner is wonderful! They made our stay very special - looking forward to coming back again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.


The Firehouse Inn

5 on June 12, 2016

Love staying here! Friendly people and nice rooms!


A Wonderful Place to Stay

4.6 on June 08, 2016

Just came back from our 4th stay at the Firehouse Inn. We love this place. I am not really a "bed and breakfast" person but this place is different. I almost don't want to publish such a high rating because they are already full most of the time. But if you get a chance to stay there - do it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind word. We will look forward to your next visit.


Lovely Inn

4.0 on June 08, 2016

This is the second time I have stayed at the Firehouse Inn. Overall we enjoyed our stay - breakfast was adequate - not special but I will stay again when I travel to Rutherfordton


very nice b&b

4.2 on May 25, 2016

Room was lovely, service was great. My only criticism would be the breakfast; it was mediocre.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 3

Adorned in elegance, Bedroom 3 at The Firehouse Inn is one of our favorites. The simplistic style and bright colors create a sense of comfort and refreshment. Choose to lounge on the Queen size bed, sit by the fireplace, or do some work away from the office at the desk. This bedroom also offers a spacious loft with two twin beds suitable for children. In the bathroom, there is a standard tub and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Firehouse Inn Suite

This is considered to be the Master Suite at The Firehouse Inn. It offers a spacious place to relax at the desk, on the king-size bed, or to drink coffee and watch TV by the fireplace. There is also a large walk-in closet in which to hang your personal belongings. In the private bathroom is a shower, full-sized jacuzzi, 2 sinks and ample closet space.

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

Room 6

Room 6 is a large "loft style" apartment on the ground floor of the inn. It is accessed from the street and has a ramp access if needed. Within the suite you will find a comfortable living room with color television and comfortable furniture. There is a desk and chair with appropriate lighting for those busy business travelers. A table with 4 chairs provides ample space for dining. Included in the suite is a microwave oven and a small refirgerator with bagels, yoghuts, juice, jams, cream and milk. A Keurig coffee machine is also included for your convenience. Guests staying in this suite can enjoy a continental style breakfast in the privacy of their own space without needing to worry about accessing the dining room upstairs. The bedroom has a Queen bed and there is a seperate bathroom with shower. Another area has 2 vanity basins.

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

Room 5

Surround yourself with shades of red and gold in this private and quiet room. Relax with a book or magazine in the comfortable armchair. The room features a Queen bed, armchair, flat screen television and a private bathroom with walk in shower.

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

Room 2

Bedroom 2 is a beautiful room with a high ceiling, a loft area above with two twin beds suitable for children. for guest, and a fireplace. The Queen-size bed provides a great place to spread out, or lounge in one of the chairs and watch television. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a large sink area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Room 4

Bedroom 4 at The Firehouse Inn offers the most privacy of any of the rooms here. Although it doesn't have a fireplace, it excellerates in coziness and warmth. It's high ceilings are accentuated by rich, warm colors. It's intimate setting provides an inviting, relaxing environment for you to take advantage of. Get a good night's sleep on our king-size bed with a leather headboard, and enjoy the comfort of a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

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

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 70 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3.00pm - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a Smoke Free facility
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a one night deposit at time of making the reservation.
  • Cancellations: If notification of a cancellation is received at least 48 hours prior to the arrival date the deposit is refundable less a $20.00 cancellation fee per room. If notification of a cancellation is received less than 48 hours prior to the arrival date, the full deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the full amount of the reservation. Early departure falls within our cancellation policy. There are no refunds for early departure. We reserve the right to treat a partial cancellation as a cancellation for the entire stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Keven McCammon

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian