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.
4.2 on January 22, 2015
We had a very nice stay at the Firehouse Inn. It is a historical structure and was very appealing to us. The room, dining room, hallway and entrance were beautifully decorated. The innkeeper was very knowledgeable about the history surrounding the inn and entertained us with the stories of its past and present. I would recommend this inn and would love to stay there again.
5 on January 19, 2015
The furnishings and décor are impressive. Could not expect a more comfortable place. The innkeeper was super.
4.2 on December 28, 2014
I truly enjoyed my visit to the Firehouse Inn, and their willingness to accomodate me, my friend and my cat. Sandy prepared a tasty breakfast each morning, which included pleasant conversation and her insight to the community. We also took advantage of the coffee, danish and flavored ice water available throughout the day. My only criticism would be about the room not having its own thermostat to control the heat. Two of the four nights there it got very hot in the room, which probably was in response to the first night being too chilly for this Florida girl. But I wouldn't hesitate to return again. Kittie and Sandy make you feel very much at home. It's a very relaxing atmosphere.
4.6 on December 22, 2014
We love this inn - the rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. The staff person in charge (Sandy) makes it feel as you are a guest in someone's home. We have visited many B&Bs during the past 30 years and this is one of our favorites.
4.0 on December 03, 2014
Having grown up in Rutherford County, we return often and always stay at The Firehouse Inn. Sandy is charming, a great cook and very helpful. The Inn is so comfortable and wonderfully decorated. We love the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. We always try to get the suite because my husband loves the jacuzzi. And, of course, we love downtown. After all, it is our hometown. Even if you are just "passing thru", you need to experience this inn.
5 on November 30, 2014
Once again, the Firehouse Inn exceeded all expectations we had. Our room was incredibly comfortable, welcoming, and warm. It is very obvious to us that someone put a lot of time and thought into making that place both charming and delightful. Never will we stay in a hotel again because the Firehouse Inn truly feels like home. I feel very blessed to have found this little gem of a place. We loved it and I am sure that you will too.
4.8 on November 03, 2014
we left early, so didn't take the breakfast. But the dining place is very good.
4.6 on October 29, 2014
What a beautiful place to stay. The decor is wonderful and it is very charming to stay in an old firehouse.
4.8 on October 11, 2014
Mattress needs more support. It is lower in center. May need new mattress but will need more of the boards to help support it. 5 inside of the normal 3. Overall excellent stay. Recommend highly. Staff were great!!!!!!! Wonderful location. Able to walk downtown for fall festival.
5 on October 08, 2014
We had the pleasure to stay at the Firehouse Inn while we were in Rutherfordton for a wedding. Having grown up in Rutherford County, we remembered the firehouse but never imagined it could be transformed into this beautiful inn. We travel a lot and this was as nice as any inn we've stayed in around the world. We especially liked the beautiful gathering room for chatting with friends and dining. The staff made us feel special and right at home. This is a gem with an interesting past.
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.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $159
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.
$129 - $129
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.
$129 - $129
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.
$129 - $129
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.
$119 - $129
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.
$129 - $179
Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 70 miles
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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
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
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