The Firehouse Inn

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


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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

FireHouse Inn

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.

Great place to stay.

5 on October 06, 2016

Lovely old building! The rooms are beautiful! The breakfast was very good and one can have snacks and coffee at anytime. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. The town is quaint, too. Will come back!

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5 on October 05, 2016

I had a very pleasant stay at the Firehouse Inn. The room was larger than i expected and very tastefully decorated. Plenty of extra towels if I had a need for them. The room had a refrigerator and even bath robes were provided. Buddy Nidey

Wonderful experience!

3.6 on September 28, 2016

I stayed 2 nights and found the room beautifully decorated, very clean, and very comfortable. The staff, also, was friendly and helpful. Staying at the Firehouse Inn was a delight. :)

Great visit

5 on September 18, 2016

Great visit, clean quiet room.

Best stay in area

5 on September 15, 2016

Amazing facilities. Every morning, you dine with wonderful guests

No breakfast

3.8 on September 07, 2016

Very nice place to stay, parking convenient, nice facilities, but if you cannot eat breakfast at 8:30 you're not getting any. I unfortunately had to leave at 8am everyday so there is no accommodation made (no offer of any other kind of breakfast either). That being said, it is a beautiful facility although an extra trash can in the room would have been nice plus some coasters. A facility this high end should also have some real glass glasses and not plastic.

All Around Excellence

5 on August 10, 2016

Our stay at the Firehouse Inn could not have been better! Staff there were extremely friendly, helpful, and made us feel at home. The rooms were gorgeous and clean. Breakfast each morning was excellent, and again the service was outstanding! We hope to be back here many times in the future!

Hidden gem in the heart of NC

5 on August 03, 2016

I stayed here number of times while traveling to the area for work. I ended up here because the local hotel didn't have availability and after that first week I cancelled my upcoming reservations at the hotel and never looked back. The history of the building is awesome and the rooms are very homey and pleasantly appointed. I stayed in a number of rooms and each had its own unique charm and decor. There is a nice private outdoor patio with a fountain as well as a comfortable common area where breakfast is served. The beds are some of the most comfortable I've slept on away from home. The location is great too with many restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended!

Lovely stay!

3.8 on July 21, 2016

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The loft was such a hit with the young ones we had with us. They have already asked to return! The Inn is beautiful and the attention to detail was very nice. Breakfast and its presentation was good and the innkeeper very friendly. This is our second visit and we love the Inn and continue to be impressed.

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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

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  • 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.



Keven McCammon

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  • Time Served: 8.30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian