The Inn of the Patriots

301 Cleveland Avenue , Grover, NC 28073 USA (Show map)


Enjoy our White House Chef and the US Presidential Culinary Museum at our AAA Diamond ranked inn! As seen repeatedly as a prize on Wheel of Fortune, The TODAY Show, CNN, FOX, PBS TV, the Washington Post and in FOOD TV Network Magazine. BEST IN THE WORLD for HISTORY winner, BEST in the SOUTH and the NC Green Travel Council awarded 3 Dogwood Blossoms! Enjoy our hands-on, LIVE, Culinary Institute. 300 Mbps lightning free Wi-Fi, free business center with color printing and free parking. Six-course breakfast included daily for two, winery tour (with a tasting of 20 wines) for two with every stay.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Amazing gem in a small town

4.8 on August 27, 2018

I can not believe a place this nice is in my little home town. The breakfast is awesome and the tour afterwards is entertaining and informative.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your love and kindness, please enjoy a free bottle of champagne on your next visit for this caring review!

- Chef Marti (innkeeper)

HIstoric B&B and Culinary Masterpiece

5 on August 13, 2018

Very comfortable rooms. House is like a museum. Delicious breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Bless you for enjoying your night at the museum! It was so fun!

- Marti, General Manager (innkeeper)

Fantastic Stay in Grover, NC!

5 on August 02, 2018

Wonderful stay for 4 in this delightful and unique B&B! The breakfast and “tour” of presidential cinary displays were awesome!

Above and Beyond

5 on July 31, 2018

I booked my parents here for their 53rd wedding anniversary. Not only did they love it, the rest of the family loved it as well! They invited us all in and made us feel at home. They very graciously upgraded my parents' room since it was their anniversary! My parents said the food was amazing! They loved the personal attention they received, and they enjoyed meeting the other guests! When you stay here, you truly feel like one of the family, albeit the royal part of the family, as you are treated royally!

A Delightful Experience...

5 on July 25, 2018

We've stayed in many B&Bs over the years, but Inn of the Patriots is a one-of-a-kind! Rooms are very nice, and the breakfast was amazing. How often do you have the opportunity to eat a meal prepared by a former White House Chef? What's unique about the Inn is that it is a B&B in a museum. Marti served the White House from the Clinton's to Bush 43, and the collection of memorabilia is mind-boggling. Marti gives a tour of the "museum" after breakfast that isn't to be missed. If you like history, just a few minutes away is Kings Mountain National Military Park, site of an hour-long battle that changed the direction of the Revolutionary War in favor of the patriots.

A truly unique experience

5 on June 21, 2018

My husband and I stayed here on a little weekend trip. We had an incredible time. The level of service began with their charming daughter showing us around and making us feel like part of the family. Our room, the Baby Ruth Room, was beautifully appointed and filled with great little pieces of history. There was a charming little show on Saturday night, which we enjoyed from the porch. (we're a little shy) The stories were incredible and entertaining. And the porch is amazing... a great place to enjoy the evening air and watch the robins. We retired to our room and enjoyed one the MANY historical DVDs that are all around. In the morning, we were treated to one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. Filling, simple but elegant and delicious. We didn't stay long, but what a memorable place! We'd definitely visit again.

The Inn of the Patriots

4.0 on May 16, 2018

Marti and Stormy do a great job bringing in all kinds of historical memorabilia. Marti does a remarkable job telling historical stories and reliving history. The food was great and the service awesome. We felt right at home right away. We will be back! :)

Fun Bread and Breakfast

4.6 on April 19, 2018

Delicious breakfast and lovely home with an extensive collection of White House culinary memorabilia. Lots to do in the area.

Only did cooking class

2.8 on March 27, 2018

So I only did the cooking class and since he was a former presidential chef and the idea was exploring other countries foods I was rather disappointed that we made cottage pie or Shepard pie especially since it was $40 per person and that was half off. I would have given a worse review if I had paid full price. We did check out the rooms while we were there. Cute but super small. Also not sure why but there was a mousetrap on the kitchen counter. Thankfully it was not set.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review, it is natural to receive a bad one now and then. Regarding our curriculum, we do offer a full odyssey into the country with a historical review of foods and culture which I was happy to see you loved. All of the school like Sur la Table, Williams and Sonoma, and The Salud Cookery School charge $80.00 per person. You did only pay $39.50 and received your lunch with it as well and a wine tasting at the vineyard. We have 12-foot tall ceilings in our rooms with Queen and King beds and are listed in the top 3% of hotels worldwide. The AAA Diamond Inspectors have been inspecting properties for over 40 years. Finally, your shot about a mousetrap on the kitchen counter is pretty childish in nature, ridiculous, and an attempt to try and cast filth, disgrace, and horror onto a disabled and injured veteran of 30-years in the military of the United States of America - who owns this business, me. I started it after retiring and have worked as long as 126 hours per week to create it. The mousetrap is a fun toy I bought at a gift shop and it says, "for complaints, push button." They evidently glue the trap shut so it cannot be set and according to the lady at the gift shop, "we sell a lot of those, they are hilarious." I was sorry you are in the tiny minority of guests who did not enjoy yourself, we all work very hard here to be featured on TV and newspapers across the world. But you, you have only disgraced yourself on earth with this type of conduct and unsavory attack. Be mindful that people in society, at your work, and in life, know what type of human you are - you're not fooling anyone within the human race.

- Chef Marti (innkeeper)

Interesting Place

4.6 on March 12, 2018

Enjoyed our stay! We enjoyed Marti’s interesting stories. You won’t find a more delicious breakfast

Innkeeper Response
Bless and love you! We are happy to offer you a complimentary bottle of wine upon your return.

- Marti (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Baby Ruth Room

1st floor, private bath. The Baby Ruth Room features a Queen size sleigh bed and is named after President Grover and First Lady Frances Cleveland's first child, BabyRuth. She had a candy bar named after her. It's a fantastic room featuring moldings built in 1879, antique furniture and pictures, ceiling fan and intimate lighting, luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes, Spectrum TV with 1000+ channels and music, digital clock and sleep machine, luggage rack, ironing board and iron, Lord & Mayfair Amenity collection, water bottle upon arrival (no charge), Business Platinum 460Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure access), FM/AM stereo with CD player and DVD player, all of our luxury collection amenities and plush robes! This room is a private bathroom in the mansion. You will also find a Baby Ruth candy bar as this is the only room to get one upon check-in! We like to celebrate the fact that this candy bar actually was named after Ruth in a special way. The bed coverings are heirloom.

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

Colonel Cleaveland Room

1st floor, private bathroom The Colonel Cleaveland Room features a king size bed next to a lovely Queen Anne footed sitting chair with High Boy, classic American Cherry dresser, medical pillow, foot and back massage machines, a lot of DVD's to watch for free in our library, a full private bathroom with new tub for soaking in, ironing board, iron, Lord & Mayfair Amenity collection, water bottle upon arrival (complimentary), Spectrum TV with 1000 channels/music, a Blu-Ray and DVD player, Business Platinum 460 Mbps Wi-Fi internet access, ceiling fan, fridge and freezer, microwave, stereo system with relaxing music CD's, intimate lighting, luggage rack, digital clock, Luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes and sleep machine. This room features a sweet ladies vanity mirror with a chair for applying makeup in absolute privacy.

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

Magnificent Polynesian Room

1st floor, small private bath. The Magnificent Polynesian features an extra-fluffy (but not stuffy) four post, Queen sized bed in a Pacific Rim themed room loaded with palm trees and elegant Asian plants. A lot of wonderful memorabilia is in this room from when Chef Marti lived in Japan and traveled and cooked in Asia including katanas, Korean King Seong Dong bell, and hats. A shoji paper umbrella is next to a new, small, private bath.  This room has an ironing board and iron, Lord and Mayfair Amenity collection, one water bottle upon arrival (free), DirecTV with 1000 channels and music, DVD, FM/AM stereo with CD player, foot massage and Shiatsu back massage machine, Business Platinum 460 Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure access), closet, ceiling fan and intimate lighting, luggage rack, Luxury Las Vegas embroidered robes, digital clock and sleep machine.

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

Oceanicus Blue Dreams Room

FULL PRIVATE BATH. Oceanicus Blue Dreams features a tip of the hat to Cornelius Vanderbilt and the great shipping fleets of the world he and the Vanderbilt family adored. As our mansion is only a short drive from the Vanderbilt Estate - the influence is strong. The Biltmore is still the largest private home in America and is now the most visited winery in America. We think this says a lot about where we live, in Western North Carolina. The desk has tons of tiny drawers and there are hidden items in each drawer to find and discover! Along the bulkheads are lighthouses and ships, spyglasses and shells, log books and scrolls of antique paper as well as shiny brass lanterns, cutlasses, iron handguns, knives, and swords. We have been shocked by how many ladies want to stay in this room! Spectrum TV with 1000+ channels and music, FM/AM stereo player with CD/DVD. Business Platinum 460 Mbps Wi-Fi. player.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nature and Earth Room

A CERTIFIED PET FREE ROOM: Private, large bathroom with Custom Designer King bed. Nature and Earth features three full-sized sapling trees inside the room with a flowing water fountain and new king size bed designer headboard. Lanterns, interesting quartz rocks, a living hosta plant, glowing igneous rock, outdoor patio set, gem/rock and wood samples and rock-hewn tables await you along with green apples, eucalyptus and a huge scarf over roman window shades! This room was painted from the Biltmore Estate palette of licensed colors by Olympic Paints and specifically from Frederick Law Olmsted's outdoor natural palette from his planned gardens and forests at the Biltmore. Spectrum TV with 1000+ channels and music, DVD, CD, Stereo FM/AM player. Business Platinum 460 Mbps Wi-Fi.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 06

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 07

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 08

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 02

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 01

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 03

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 04

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 05

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Check Dates


Location Type

Prime Outlets Shopping Mall!, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Famous battlegrounds and national park, The Don Gibson Theater!, Between the Rivers WINE TRAIL, US OLYMPIC Whitewater Center, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Urban, Wine country


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 29 miles

Directions to property:

We are a Diamond ranked, AAA inn with a White House Chef right off of the high-speed Interstate, I-85. Get off at either exit 2 in NC or exit 106 in SC. Easy!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, US National Whitewater Center!, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Purple Planet 3D Mini-golf!, Kings Mountain Revolutionary Battlefield, Coach, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors outlet mall, The BMW famed android and robot factory, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Sleep Sound Machines in each room, Back and foot massage machines in each room, Chef Marti International School of Cookery, Full, free laundry offered, Flat screen TVs with 400+ channels, Full personal kitchen for you to use!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, Spa, Sports equipment rental, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseshoes, Revolutionary War Reenacting for guests, Rock Climbing at Crowders or Grandfather Mountain, Camping in our outdoor park, Spa & Salon on-site, ALL NEW Golf Putting green!, FUN Cooking Classes for couples/family, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We have a smoking den out back - it's fun!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Games, high chair, and toys available
  • Childcare Provided: No Nannies are for hire, locally.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Marti and Stormy Mongiello

Languages spoken

Some Korean, Minor Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We love antiques, history, we are both Chefs, wine, laughing, reading, fun, talking and cooking! We try to offer a fun-loving place that is not billed as being an elite, upper crust, exclusive Inn. It is a lovely and happy home with a lot of smiling and laughter. We serve a colonial breakfast each day in an authentic setting.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Picnic baskets also available, Garden or in bed., Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Doctor Dean Ornish, PMRI or any medical diet.

Signature Dish

Werner's Strammer Max
A great Chef friend of mine from Austria taught me how to make this dish from Salzburg - the famed Strammer Max of bread on a buttered skillet, Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheeses and two eggs over easy on top! We continue to serve it and honor Werner from a town where the Sound of Music was filmed, Salzburg, Austria - a town I enjoyed visiting. We have also begun to serve the famous Cleveland Club sandwich made famous in Cleveland County, NC by my chef wife, Stormy and I.



Special Package

Mini Escapes

Enjoy the weekend with a vineyard stroll and wine tasting in the local vineyards tasting room and also see our Presidential Culinary Museum, breakfast included plus two tickets for our 45 minute guided mansion-museum tour including underground in the servants quarters from the late 1800's. Visit Owl's Eye Vineyard, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Woodmill Winery for the tasting room and full Muscadine or Scuppernong Wine experience!

B&B Cooking Schools

Cooking with Chef Marti straight from the TODAY show to you, and his kitchen! Stay with us and dine, then bake/cook the next day for $100.00 per person! Call us today to add this to any room night at 704-937-2940.

Extended Stay Discount

Stay Forever Extended Stay Discount The Inn of the Patriots B & B is the premium location for tranquility and short drives to the most amazing sites all around us. We are at the calm of the storm. An unlimited number of splendid daytrips throughout Western North Carolina are yours like the Whitewater Center, Zales Diamonds, COACH, the BMW factory and robot android army, three mountains and parks serving over one million people per year fishing, biking, canoeing, horse-riding and so much more! For this reason, many of our guests prefer one convenient, central location for the duration of their vacation in North Carolina. Guests receive a massive discount when reserving the same guest room for 7 consecutive nights or more. Our typical room charge drops down to $99.00 per night. Monthly stays without breakfast daily are $800.00 per month at the mansion. Laundry services, full size kitchen, private dining and two refrigerators are provided courtesy, free.

Girlfriends' Getaways

'Damsels in De-Stress' Girlfriend Getaway!!! Escape from Alcatraz, Escape from the kids, Escape from work!!! Escape with your Sisterhood... We cook the meals, we do the wash, we do the ironing and dusting and windows too! Just think…no beds to make, no trash to take out, no dinner to prepare and no one to answer to, that’s what we do best! Relax, recharge and rejuvenate with us and your adventurous bandits as lifelong friends. Relish in our White House Chef's steak, lobster, crab and shrimp appetizers when you arrive and then slip into your silly and funny footie PJ’s and have a (BYOB) party while you all enjoy a “feel good movie,” carry on out loud, listen to music or just catch up. In the morning, enjoy your hangover and get up for breakfast at noon if you demand it!!! Slip into our plushie boy robes and come into our dining room for an amazing feast brunch. Enjoy a one hour massage (included) or order also manicures, pedicures and acrylic nails or let our stylist do you hair and highlights. In the afternoon you can choose from shopping at COACH or POLO and visit ZALES Diamonds (girl!) and antiquing, swimming in an Olympic pool, horseback riding or golf perhaps.

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