The Inn of the Patriots

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

About

Have a White House Chef cook for you at a AAA Diamond ranked inn. As seen as a prize on Wheel of Fortune, The TODAY Show, CNN, FOX, PBS TV 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! Tour the Presidential Culinary Museum featuring Inside the Presidents' Cabinet TV show. Enjoy our all new 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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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Inn of the Patriots

4.2 on April 21, 2017

very enjoyable experience. The Inn is very close to the historically significant Revolutionary War battlefields of Kings Mtn and the Cow Pens. Marti gives some very interesting and entertaining tours of the his Inn and insights into his days serving in the White House.


Unexpected Surprise

4.2 on April 06, 2017

Interesting house great breakfast and turned out to be a great weekend with friends


A great place for history and happy moments

5 on April 04, 2017

We stayed at the Inn of the Patriots for our anniversary getaway and had a wonderful time. Martin is a great cook, serving a feast of home cooked, locally grown foods every morning. He also conducted tours of his ever growing presidential museum each day, offering a wealth of information about what happens behind the scenes at the White House. Enjoyed it all.


Fascinating Inn

5 on April 03, 2017

Very interesting place to stay. We stayed one night but wished we had booked at least two nights. So much to see in this area. Great restaurants in Shelby along with Earl Scruggs museum. Unforgettable place


Great getaway!

5 on April 03, 2017

A unique bed and breakfast that provided us with a fun filled but relaxing weekend. History & presidential buffs will love chef Marti's one of a kind, daily, eccentric tours of the culinary museum. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class as well. Wine tasting & fine dining will round out your stay.


Excellent Staff!

4.6 on April 02, 2017

We appreciated the staff and their friendliness. We received this as a gift and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


Inn of the patriot outstanding

4.8 on March 30, 2017

Kim checked us in to our room which was very nice. Everyone from Kim to Marti made you feel special. The breakfasts were amazing. The cooking class was so much fun. The museum through out the house is awesome. Martis knowledge and experiences he shared were unbelievable and just so interesting. I would recommend to anyone who needs a relaxing get away.


Living and eating with history

5 on March 18, 2017

First, this is a lovely home with charm. We were welcomed as if we were family. The culinary tour gives one so much insight into the Presidents and their wives. The food was so incredible, and we savored every bite. We enjoyed every minute at this Inn and would visit again. Thanks so much for everything.


Very enjoyable!

5 on March 11, 2017

We had a great time. Cooking class was fun. There was so much history around the Inn and Marti was so willing and eager to tell us stories. We learned a lot and had fun doing it. We would love to go back for another stay.


Open doors and welcomed home

3.4 on March 05, 2017

It was nice and the hospitality was over and above and bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at.


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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 Clevelands 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, DirecTV with 400+ 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 300Mbps 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 checkin! 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/Suite

1st floor, private bath. The Cleaveland Room features a king sized bed next to a lovely Queen Anne footed sitting chair and elegant fireplace with High Boy, classic American Cherry dresser, medical neck pillow, foot and back massage machines, a lot of DVD's to watch for free in our library, a full private bathroom with tub for soaking in, ironing board and iron, Lord & Mayfair Amenity collection, water bottle upon arrival (complimentary), DirecTV with 400 channels and music, a DVR and DVD player, Business Platinum 300 Mbps Wi-Fi internet access (secure 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, luxury jewels and vanity mirror with chair for applying makeup in absolute privacy.

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

Magnificent Polynesian

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 non-working fireplace with 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 (no charge), DirecTV with 400 channels and music, DVD, FM/AM stereo with CD player, foot massage and Shatsu back massage machine, Business Platinum 300 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

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 very 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! DirecTV with 400 channels and music, FM/AM stereo player with CD/DVD. Business Platinum 100 Mbps Wi-Fi. player.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nature and Earth

A CERTIFIED PET FREE ROOM: Private, large bathroom with 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 Olmsteds outdoor natural palette from his planned gardens and forests at the Biltmore. DirecTV with 400 channels and music, DVD, CD, Stereo FM/AM player. Business Platinum 100 Mbps Wi-Fi.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 02

Enjoy buying our lunch class Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 01

Enjoy buying our lunch class cooking Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday in our Lunch class from 11:30 to 1:30 pm with friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 03

Enjoy buying our lunch class Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 04

Enjoy buying our lunch class Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

The Culinary Arts Food & Fun Institute Student 05

Enjoy buying our lunch class Sunday to Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Location

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

Airport

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

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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, Fishing, 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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We have a smoking den out back - it's fun!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Games, high chair and toys
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required A 30.00 deposit per pet. Sign pet addendum paperwork.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A small deposit is always requested.
  • Cancellations: ALL rooms have a private bathroom. Cancellation and Early Departure Policies: From the date your reservation is confirmed a $75.00 cancellation fee will be charged per room. Coupons/Vouchers not allowed to rebook. Your 50% deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 90 days before your reservation date. For cancellations within four (4) weeks of your arrival date, you will be charged the total amount. We have significant special events requests, including wedding families and parties - please understand the high impact cancellations can have on others. Early Departures, No Shows, and Can't Make It, and Inclement Weather Cancellations: We are very sorry, these are not refundable. Rates are subject to change and do not include taxes. For a reservation, we require a valid credit card. For massages, facials and pedicures, there is a 50% cancellation fee if within 48 hours.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marti and Stormy Mongiello

Languages spoken

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

Resident Pets

Cats

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.


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Deals

Hot Deal

Outlander Weekends and Gatherings

Regular Rate: $522 now $349 (33% Savings:)

April 21-22 or 27-28. Enjoy the Outlandish Reception Friday night, six-course 1700's breakfast daily, Scottish Cooking School Saturday at 11:30, grand-opening of the new exhibits at the Presidential Museum, Guided tour of the King's Mountain National Park with optional 1.5 mile hike, History Channel Movie Theater, monuments where Diana Gabaldon just visited, Special Show Saturday night, Guided and Interpreted Special Scotch Tasting, Non-Denominational Service on Sunday morning at 1000 with prayer to the Battle of Culloden passed, Sword and Cutlass Class at 11 with Rifle and Musket Shooting Demonstration. 349.00 per room, 2 people. Additional guided tour of the Presidential Service Center and Presidential Culinary Museum included for two on Saturday. Call only at 704-937-2940 for booking. Please contact the inn directly at 1 7049372940 to redeem this deal.

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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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