The Firehouse Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Made me rethink my thoughts on B&Bs.

5 on October 08, 2017

I have not had good experiences with B&Bs in the past. A friend convinced me to give this place a try. Glad he did, this place is Great! The staff was very welcoming, and accommodating. The nice lady who prepares breakfast, came in early to serve breakfast at 7:30. This made it possible for those of us who needed to eat earlier than their normal 8:30 breakfast serving time. Much appreciated her willingness to come in early. The breakfast was top notch! Have already made arrangements to return next year. Looking forward to my next visit.


Recent stay

5 on September 27, 2017

Everything from checkin to checkout was awesome. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)


Outstanding from all perspectives.

5 on September 16, 2017

Beautiful place with gorgeous decor and outstanding personal service. Love staying there.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

- Kitty McCammon (innkeeper)


Golf weekend

5 on September 11, 2017

Great place wonderfully decorated. The staff was exceptional. Will definitely return for another visit. Quite a few good local restaurants also.


One night stay

3.0 on August 23, 2017

Nice touch with coffee cake upon arrival . Breakfast was nice but small portions. Service was very good. Room cleanliness could have been better. Needed to wear shoes as floors weren't clean and dust was pretty thick under things on tables. Bathroom was clean and updated. Overall we enjoyed our one night stay. Would recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the feedback. We will work with the cleaning team to improve in the areas you suggested. We look forward to seeing you again and experience the improvements.

- innkeeper (innkeeper)


MUST VISIT! Just lovely! Such charm with welcoming a host & hostess!

5 on July 19, 2017

We were so very glad we selected the Firehouse Inn to stay at during our short visit. The innkeeper were so kind and accommodating from the beginning - our late check in. Chef Donna was so engaging and made the most beautiful and tasty breakfast for us. She was so wonderful to chat with! Our king suite was much larger than anticipated and was absolutely lovely. The entire house was very well appointed and decorated beautifully. No detail too small for Kevin and Kitty, from the lovely hand soaps to the robes hung in the closet. ALSO, this establishment is pet friendly!! Our great our loved the hardwood floors to stretch out on in front of the fireplacr:). We will definitely be returning to this gem of an amazingly restored B&B, previously a firestation. Thank you to all at the Firehouse Inn for making our stay so perfect!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely comments. We look forward to your returned visit.

- innkeeper (innkeeper)


Not your everyday Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on June 21, 2017

Stay in a Firehouse with history. A great opportunity to relax in a comfy atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast with the owners, and guests. The room actually had a safe vault that was converted to a large closet. The king size bed was very comfortable. We especially enjoyed a slice of chocolate cake that was left out for the guests to enjoy. I highly recommend a stay at this unique firehouse.


Perfect!

4.8 on June 05, 2017

The Firehouse Inn was the perfect place for our family to stay for an amazing wedding weekend. Since we occupied all the rooms it became our "home away from home" and a great gathering place for friends and family. The rooms, service, food etc. were all exceptional but most impressive was the hospitality extended to us by Kitty, her husband and staff. Thank you for helping us make beautiful memories!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We are honored with the lovely comments and that we could be part of your life memories in a positive way.

- innkeeper (innkeeper)


Amazing opportunity to escape and relax!

5 on April 07, 2017

Beautiful rooms, delicious food, great service! If you are anywhere near The Firehouse Inn...make it a priority to stay there :-)


A little secret you hate to share

5 on February 19, 2017

We've stayed 4 times now and love it. It's almost like secret place you don't want to let others know about so you can always get a room. Staff is super friendly and the room, #1 for this stay exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!!


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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

Courtyard

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kitty and Keven McCammon

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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