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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Scott & Nadja

4.8 on May 10, 2018

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

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.

Lovely place!

4.2 on November 29, 2017

This converted Firehouse is a gem in Rutherfordton. The rooms are clean and comfortable, we had a fireplace and a very nice loft which had 2 twin beds. We don't have children, but families would love the room, as the kids are separate and they have a fun little retreat. The large living and dining area had lots of snacks, water, and Keurig coffee available to all during stay and made a nice extended place to spend time. There are games and puzzles there to encourage family activity. The breakfast was ok, our cinnamon bun and quiche were a bit overdone on the bottom, but overall it was fine. Would recommend.

Wonderful Surprise!

5 on November 09, 2017

We were totally delighted with our experience there. The entire place was immaculate and so beautifully and thoughtfully appointed. Our room was cozy but very comfortable. We met the owner, Kevin, who was very generous and warm. We could not recommend this place more highly.

Room 6 is HUGE

5 on October 16, 2017

We have stayed at the Firehouse Inn TWICE now, mostly recently October 14-15. We stayed needed a large room to accommodate two adults and our two small children. Room 6 is extremely large. They had TWO rollaway beds in the suite for our children and a LARGE comfortable bed in the separate master bedroom. The breakfast was fabulous and the staff were very welcoming. We will be back for sure! I couldn't say enough good things about this Inn. I would highly recommend coming to the Firehouse Inn for ANY occasion.

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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 refirgerator with bagels, yoghuts, juice, jams, cream and milk. 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 Queen bed and there is a seperate bathroom with shower. Another area has 2 vanity basins.

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

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, 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

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.
  • 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.



Kitty and Keven McCammon

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  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian