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The Firehouse Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

The Firehouse Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Firehouse Inn was our first choice for accommodations for our school's visiting reaccreditation team.We were aiming to impress,and the Firehouse Inn totally accomplished that. The team members said Never had they had more wonderful rooms, a more delicious breakfast or more pleasing people to anticipate and meet their every need. Whatever your reason for needing a place to stay in the vicinity of Rutherfordton.....choosing the Firehouse Inn will not disappoint.....totally 5 stars!!!

The Firehouse Inn is beautiful and don't worry about privacy. The rooms are quiet and the in suite bathrooms are luxury level. Breakfast is great and the staff is pleasant. There is plenty of room to sit and read quietly and there is a small downtown area for grabbing a bite and a little shopping. Some places are closed on Mondays.

We travel to Rutherford County frequently and can honestly claim The Firehouse Inn as our home away from home. Elegant and comfortable at the same time, it feels like you are staying in your own grand manor. Each of the rooms has its own personality and yet they all meld into a delightful whole. The hand painted wall murals are amazing. Each room has its own lovely bathroom. Most have a fireplace, perfect for cold winter nights. Linens are top notch, the towels are very thick and the inn is immaculate and well appointed. Breakfast is served in the lovely Living Room and varies daily, including juices, fruit, breakfast meats and a main dish. You never know who you might meet at the unique round breakfast table! The staff and owners are delightful and very informative about the history of the Inn and the local attractions. There is an outdoor garden area with a soothing fountain; the space is very private and perfect for reading and relaxing. We highly recommend The Firehouse Inn and always look forward to our stays there.…

I needed a place to stay for a long weekend during the World Equestrian Games but entered the wrong dates when booking through Expedia. When I called on a Thursday afternoon to let them know I would be getting in late, the owner answered the phone and said that she did not have any record of my reservation but that they had had a recent cancellation and for me to come on anyway...she would leave a key outside. The people at the Firehouse Inn are like your favorite neighbors...friendly, accommodating and understanding. I can't express enough how impressed I was with their efforts to make me feel welcome. I highly recommend them and hope to stay there again in the future.

We had the Jacuzzi suite and it was phenomenal. The room is simply gorgeous. The king size bed is heavenly and the linens are very nice as well. Plenty of closet space and nice robe and slippers were provided. The jacuzzi is huge. The shower is wonderful also. Very nice soaps and shampoo is also available. The common area is so beautiful and there is a lot of nice snacks available, drinks, Keurig coffees/teas. We just loved our stay and cannot wait to come back to visit.

The Firehouse Inn is absolutely beautiful! It was a great place to stay. The room was spacious, they are pet friendly and the decor was great. Even my dog loved it.... Thank you for the great hospitality. Jeff

Beautiful place and we had a wonderful experience! Inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The inn offers a delicious breakfast and snacks/dessert/beverages throughout the day. We will definitely be making another trip to this inn.

We could not believe how much space was included in our "room"! We have stayed in apartments while traveling that weren't near as spacious and comfortable as this Bed and Breakfast Inn was ! Everything was immaculate..not a speck of dust..not a stray hair..not a fingerprint anywhere! Kudos to the housekeeping team!! The king bed was a dream to sleep on! Loved it! The entire staff was friendly, welcoming and competent! We admired the decor of a bygone charming! Donna cooked a delicious breakfast for us and other guests, and served it while we were seated around a large round table with a lovely tablecloth! It's only a short drive to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. However, in the other direction is Forest City, and that's one reason we were in the area. Almost every inch of the entire town of Forest City decorates itself for Christmas, and it is a beautiful sight to behold! It's just a few miles from Rutherfordton (which also had pretty Christmas lights in town)! We ate dinner at the Copper Penny in Forest City, and it was great! All in all, we had a wonderful time while staying at the Firehouse Inn, and can't wait to go back again!

This was my third stay at the Firehouse Inn, I have stayed in the apartment and room 3. This time I booked the Firehouse Suite for the fire place for the weather was turning cold. It was unfortunate that when we arrived it was not in working order and the room was cold at night without it. Two of the owners?? came in and could not get it working the first day. We stayed three nights and no one said anything after the first day. I did notice that I had received a call @ nine at night on the third night from Rutherfordton not sure who it was they left no message. Everything else was great though, I just wish that more attention should have been paid to all the fireplaces before, I know that people book rooms for a certain reason and its really disappointing when things don't work. Breakfast was fantastic as usual.

Here for a show at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (15min away, tops) and since we weren’t in a rush to get home, added a night to our trip it was so nice. Amazing breakfasts, enjoyed in great company, served with a flourish at 8:30 am by a wonderful cook. Highly recommend it-we will be back many times for sure! Our early hours meant we did miss one breakfast, but there is an ample selection of self service food available and 24/7 access to coffee and tea (and -cakes, really delicious cakes!).

125 W First St Rutherfordton NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

The Firehouse Inn places you within a 10-minute drive of Bubba's Fun Park and Cleghorn Plantation Golf and Country Club. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 5 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In the mountains, the B&B is also within a 15-minute drive of Green River Plantation and Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker and an ironing board.

Property features

Guests of The Firehouse Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and wedding services. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours.

Room options

Room 2

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Room 4

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room 5

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room 6

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 58 reviews