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The Firehouse Inn

134 N. Washington Street , Rutherfordton, NC 28139 USA (Show map)
74 Reviews
$129 - $179
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Firehouse Inn Suite

The Firehouse Suite is 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 for your personal belongings. In the private bathroom is a shower, full-sized jacuzzi, 2 sinks and ample closet space. Our Innkeeper is a professional English butler and would be more than happy to arrange a romantic Rose Petal Bath. Be sure to order this special service when you make your reservation.

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

Nightly Rate: $159/$129

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2 is a beautiful room with a high ceiling, a loft area above with two twin beds for guests, 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

Nightly Rate: $129/$129

Bedroom 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 rejuvenation. 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. In the bathroom, there is a tub and a walk in shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $129/$129

Bedroom 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 offers an ambiance of coziness and warmth. Its high ceilings are accentuated by rich, warm colors and the 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

Nightly Rate: $129/$129

Bedroom 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

Nightly Rate: $129/$119

Bedroom 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 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. Suite features 2 double tempurpedic beds and 1 regular double bed. Included in the suite is a microwave oven and a small refirgerator. A Keurig coffee machine is also included for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Double

Nightly Rate: $179/$129

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.4

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5 on April 21, 2014

The Firehouse Inn is a lovely place to stay, it is within walking distance to town and the service was exceptional. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

Excellent place to stay.

4.6 on February 01, 2014

My husband and I have a wonderful weekend staying at the Firehouse Inn. Sandy is wonderful. Would recommend to anyone to stay there.

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4.4 on December 18, 2013

Excellent stay-highly recommended

Great service and beautiful rooms, but very noisy!

4.0 on December 01, 2013

I've stayed here once per year for the last five or six years. I love everything about the Firehouse Inn except the noise. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable; however, this is not the place to come if you're looking for peace and quiet. I have stayed in all but one of the rooms and unfortunately each has the same issue - you can hear everything going on in the kitchen/dining room, main hallway, etc. Last year I paid a premium to stay in the suite. While very comfortable and luxurious, the bedroom is right outside of the kitchen. We were woken by one guest's early (5 am) coffee service, and then we were woken again at 8 am while breakfast was being made. Very, very frustrating. Most recently, I stayed in Room 5 which is described on the website as the most private of all the rooms. It is the furthest away from the kitchen. Unfortunately the bottom of the door to the room didn't meet the floor so we again heard everything from conversations in the kitchen to guests entering and leaving the property. I wish the Innkeeper would address the noise and install some heavy doors that would block the noise. Other than that, my family loves the Inn. Sandy, hostess extrodinaire, will bend over backwards for you. She really makes you feel at home and does everything she can to make your stay a memorable one. Overall, I would recommend this place if you aren't anal about noise.

Excellent stay!

4.6 on November 25, 2013

I had a wonderful time. The room was decorated beautifully and the staff were so gracious and hospitable. It really was a fabulous stay.

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Country 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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3.00pm - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.



Keven McCammon

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  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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

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