The Firehouse Inn

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


The Firehouse Inn is located in the foothills of western North Carolina, one block from historic downtown Rutherfordton. Just a short drive to Lake Lure, NC (home of the movie Dirty Dancing), Chimney Rock, and Tryon International Equestrian Center. Within easy driving distance of Asheville (home of the historic Biltmore Estate), you will find an endless array of things to see and do. The 1925 Town Hall and Firehouse has been completely renovated and restored. The level of service, ambiance, and bounteous breakfasts make it a perfect destination.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful place to stay

5 on September 07, 2018

We had an amazing time on our visit. The FireHouse Inn was beautiful and the staff was wonderful! The breakfast was also amazing. We would definitely stay there again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to send us those kind words. I will pass your positive thoughts along to the staff. We look forward to your next visit.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)

Super Clean and Quaint¿¿

5 on July 07, 2018

Such a sweet little place!! Really enjoyed our stay there!! The beds were Super Comfy! We will definately be back again!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words. We hope you will come back to see us soon.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)

Wonderful in every way!

5 on June 04, 2018

As soon as I walked into my Room at The Firehouse Inn, I felt as if I could stay a week! The room, private bath, and furnishings were beautiful, and meticulously clean. The bed was the most comfortable I have slept in for a very long time. One has to have breakfast here before you can fully appreciate the excellent dining experience you will enjoy. The food was amazing, served fresh, and hot, by very charming and hospitable staff. I could not eat it all! The breakfast atmosphere was beautiful, bright, excellent way to start the day. I traveled to NC from Ohio for a Wedding. After being fortunate in finding this GEM, I plan to return to enjoy/explore the area further, and will definately stay at The Firehouse Inn when I return to the area!

Innkeeper Response
Wow. Thanks for your kind words. We can't wait to have you back.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)

Scott & Nadja

4.8 on May 10, 2018

Excellent as always. We always stay here when we are in town. Will definitely return soon.

Innkeeper Response
Always nice to see you guys. Thank you so much for your kind words.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)

Firehouse Inn

5 on March 19, 2018

Was the most enjoyable stay will return again. Friendly service, great get away.

Will Be Back!

5 on March 15, 2018

My husband and I have stayed numerous times at The Firehouse Inn. It is a beautifully decorated and clean inn that is just a walk away from downtown restaurants and bars. The rooms are very comfortable, and the innkeeper and staff are very nice and accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay! The inn is quickly becoming our second home!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoy your stays with us. I will be sure and let the staff know how much you appreciate them. We hope to see you again soon. Kitty

- Kitty and Keven McCammon (owners)

A Delightful Surprise

5 on February 09, 2018

We were going to Rutherfordton to pick up a new puppy and found this listing in Rutherfordton. This place is a jewel and Kitty, the Innkeeper, is very helpful and caring. Even before we arrived she contacted me to make sure the room we selected would work for us, and adjusted the reservation accordingly. On our arrival she upgraded us even further. We stayed In two beautifully decorated rooms that could not have been cleaner or more comfortable. Great mattresses and beautiful bedding, plush towels and nice toiletries — you could not ask for more. The next morning Donna made us a wonderful hot breakfast to order wth lovely berries and strawberries on the side. It was a wonderful experience hat we hope to repeat again soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. It was great to chat with you and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return.

- Kitty (innkeeper/owner)

Outstanding Stay

5 on February 06, 2018

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Our hosts were so welcoming and the décor and atmosphere of the Inn was stellar. We arrived a bit early and that was not a problem whatsoever. We also had to depart 30 mins before the posted breakfast time ( work related) but Donna was so generous that she offered to make our breakfast one half hour early. Our food was delicious. The feel of the Inn is peaceful and it is very quiet ( while being in town) Our room was breathtaking. The bed was so comfy and the linens were so very nice. I felt immersed in the 1920s yet with every modern comfort. I cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon. The Firehouse Inn is a perfect blend of history, comfort, elegance, style and charm. I look forward to returning again and again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We consider Donna to be a jewel. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back soon.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper/owner)

Lovely place to stay

4.6 on January 14, 2018

Our stay at the Firehouse Inn was excellent!! The room was beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast was tasty and the service reflected true southern hospitality.

Best Bed and Breakfast in NC

5 on January 08, 2018

The Firehouse Inn is unique, both in it's architecture, design and service. A historic firehouse transformed into a hotel, the rooms are spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed. The breakfast is second to none. I've stayed here multiple times, and will continue to do so. It's a real treat.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 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 refreshment. 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 suitable for children. In the bathroom, there is a standard tub and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Firehouse Inn Suite

This is considered to be 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 in which to hang your personal belongings. In the private bathroom is a shower, full-sized jacuzzi, 2 sinks and ample closet space.

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

Room 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 color television and 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. Included in the suite is a microwave oven and a small refrigerator. A Keurig coffee machine is also included for your convenience. Guests staying in this suite can enjoy a continental style breakfast in the privacy of their own space without needing to worry about accessing the dining room upstairs. The bedroom has a King bed and there is a separate bathroom with shower. Another area has 2 vanity basins.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Room 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

Room 2

Bedroom 2 is a beautiful room with a high ceiling, a loft area above with two twin beds suitable for children. for guest, 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

Room 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 excellerates in coziness and warmth. It's high ceilings are accentuated by rich, warm colors. It's 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

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Wine country


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Take 85 South to Hwy 74 Kings Mountain Exit. Stay on bypass through Shelby, NC and continue on to Rutherfordton Exit Hwy 221. Turn right on Hwy 221 N towards downtown Rutherfordton. Make left onto N. Washington Street at Charlotte Rd intersection. Firehouse Inn will be on your right after the first light.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

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, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • 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.



Kitty and Keven McCammon/ Michelle Elfers

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian