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The Firehouse Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!).

My husband, my son and I flew to Rutherfordton for a day trip to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. We stayed at the Firehouse Inn that night. It was not what I had expected, it was much better! It was very clean and quiet. Beautiful antiques everywhere! We absolutely loved the decor. The owner was especially informative giving us the history of the firehouse itself while cooking our breakfast. It was a full breakfast with a beautiful glass of fruit topped with whipped cream, eggs, Canadian bacon, and English muffins. One of the cleanest bed and breakfasts we’ve been to and reasonable as well.

Enjoyed our stay in Room 6! Accommodations were uniquely refreshing and spacious, food delicious and hospitality charming. We walked downtown and enjoyed a visit to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. A great weekend and birthday get-away!

1st time visiting this gem and already looking forward to a return trip! From your entry into the front door you see the charm of this converted fire station. Every detail has been tended to, right down to the chilled citrus water and fresh cake left out for late arrivals!! The entire building is just beautiful and the innkeepers are very kind and accommodating, including our late arrival with our pet. The king suite was so beautiful with the 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors and lovely furniture throughout. It was beyond our expectations and we were so glad to have found this gem. Donna cooked the most beautiful AND tastiest breakfast , just divine. Donna was also the perfect hostess - kind and chatty but not invasive. We enjoyed our stay at the Firehouse Inn and are excited to return! A heartfelt thank you to Keven & Kitty and Donna as well.

My husband and I recently stayed at the Firehouse Inn. We had a late check-in, but the innkeeper, Kevin left an envelope with our name and the keys in easy view of the entry doors. From the first step into the building, up the stairs to our room #4, we were blown away by the decor. Our room was exactly as pictured on the website and was furnished with top-quality towels and bedding. I don't think I've slept in a more comfortable bed in any hotel of recent memory. We stayed for four nights and each morning was treated to a homemade breakfast in the beautiful and impressive dining room. The menus varied everyday and included eggs, bacon or sausage (made from Longhorn cattle that Kevin raises), fresh fruit and juice as well cereal, yogurt and coffee or tea of course. While the portions weren't huge, they were still satisfied. There is a beautiful large patio that can be accessed through the gift shop on the lower floor of the Inn. While we didn't get to enjoy the space, listening to the water feature and the frog's croaking made for delightful garden sounds. Perfect for a glass of wine in the evening, provided you brought some with you. The staff was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. If we are ever in the area again this is the spot where we will stay. I highly recommend the Firehouse Inn.

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 slippers. 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 54 reviews