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The Firehouse Inn

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

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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.



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

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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.

Rutherfordton hospitality!

4.4 on February 10, 2015

Checked in late and left before breakfast but appreciated instructions and keys left for me and availability of coffee, tea and cake for a snack! Hope to meet innkeepers next visit! I will be back soon.

Amazing Stay

5 on January 26, 2015

My guest absolutely love to stay at the Firehouse Inn! They could stay anywhere else in Rutherford County or near Rutherford County…they always tell me to book them at the Firehouse Inn! They have stayed there a lot over the past couple months! Thank you for making it such a great stay!

Charming B&B

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.

Overmountain Victory Trail stop

5 on January 19, 2015

The furnishings and décor are impressive. Could not expect a more comfortable place. The innkeeper was super.

Wonderful experience

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.

Our second visit was even better than the first.

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.

Have stayed many times.

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.

PERFECT!! (As always)

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.

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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

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


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

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