The Firehouse Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Delightful Experience

4.6 on September 22, 2015

The wife and I stayed over a weekend. This B&B is nestled right in the middle of a small quiet town and you'd never know from the outside what a gem it is on the inside. Wonderful experience and we will be back. Everything from excellent customer service to delicious full service breakfast prepared for you and clean beautifully decorated rooms. This is a must for all the B&B fans out there..


5 on September 14, 2015

The pictures do not do the Firehouse Inn enough justice. Everything was clean, quaint and convenient. The bathroom and shower were new, spotless and refreshing. I would highly reccomend the Firehouse Inn to anyone staying in the area. Just perfect.

Hidden Gem

5 on August 24, 2015

Found this place online searching for reasonably priced hotels outside of Asheville. It was like finding gold, which is ironic because Rutherfordton was the first place to mint a U.S. Gold coin. You will find a replica gold foil wrapped chocolate on your bed upon arrival. Staff was very accommodating when we arrived after normal check-in hours. This is a very unique building and the decor was very nice. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

I enjoyed my stay!! Thanks sandy!!!

4.0 on August 18, 2015

Thanks...had a nice time!


5 on May 29, 2015

Do not expect to find better this side of the pearly gates.

Lovely Place!

5 on May 08, 2015

Inn is nicely appointed, well kept, and very comfortable. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Rooms have fireplaces, and there is a large central dining room to relax in. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Weekend Getaway

4.4 on April 29, 2015

The room was large and very comfortable. The beautiful dining room upstairs was a nice place to dine with other guests. The food choices were varied and delicious. The staff was accommodating and courteous. There was some road noise that made staying asleep a challenge, but I'm a light sleeper. My mother slept through the noise. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. My mother and I plan to visit again.

Firehouse Inn

5 on April 15, 2015

Beautiful place! Exceptional finishes in the rooms!

Great stay!

5 on March 21, 2015

Very enjoyable stay. The rooms were wonderfully appointed and were spotless. It was a comfortable setting with snacks and baked goods available 24/7. The location was a convenient stroll to downtown Rutherfordton. But the best part of the experience was dealing with Sandy who cooked, cleaned and basically singlehandedly ran the bed and breakfast. She was very conversational and helpful with her local knowledge and wit. All said, The Firehouse Inn was a most pleasant stay I'd recommend to anyone

Recent stay

5 on March 05, 2015

staff is always helpful and pleasant. Rooms are all different and that makes each stay fun. Breakfast is excellent and location is great.

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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: $129 - $159

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

$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

$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

$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

$119 - $129

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

$129 - $179

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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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  • 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.



Keven McCammon

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  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian