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.
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!
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.
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!
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 :-)
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!!
4.6 on December 12, 2016
The firehouse inn is a great place. Sandi is so sweet and makes you feel right at home,she's a great inn taker!! I've never stayed at a bed and breakfast inn but it was great.very very clean and anything you need they have. We had room 4 I will say if you have a large dog and a crate it's a little too small (I know for next time). It is nice to have places that aren't just hotels that are dog friendly especially since they are our kids and we take them everywhere. I'll definitely be staying there again when we visit family.
4.8 on December 12, 2016
Stayed here for one night as I was passing through this area looking at Christmas lights. Beautiful place. High ceilings, homie feel. Common area is worth its weight in gold! The location is great, too. Walking distance to antiquing and a coffeeshop, and even a Crossfit gym! I stayed in Room 3, and while it was overkill, since this room has 3 beds (two in the LOFT!!), but it was perfect.
5 on November 17, 2016
My fiancé and I really enjoyed our stay at the Firehouse Inn. We love history so the story of the place was very interesting to us. The rooms are gigantic! We think the ceilings in our room were over 20 ft high. Everything was very comfortable and charming. They also have very nice soap in the room from their onsite boutique which is adorable.
3.2 on November 01, 2016
I enjoyed my stay. My room was a little smaller than I expected, but the bathroom and shower were solid. The food was alright, not great, but the conversation with my fellow guests was stimulating and very enjoyable. Side street parking right next to the entrance was always available.
5 on October 16, 2016
I was very impressed with the size of the room and cleanliness. I will definitely stay there when I am in the area on business. The Inn exceeded my expectations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 70 miles
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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
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
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