Inn Manager and Chef de Cuisine Kim Hambright (left) has worked with us for almost ten years!
She is studying to become a nurse with her four-year degree and is known across the world by our guests as Ms. Kindness. And her biggest fan is Princess Rania Isabella, who usually steals her yogurt!
Kim is a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Service Center Distinguished Service Medal.
Sous Chef and Assistant Innkeeper Alicia Guinyard is proudest of recently cooking a dinner for Cystic Fibrosis in Charlotte. At Quail Hollow Country Club she helped us raise $567,000.00 in one night of working 16 straight hours!
Chef Alicia is currently a Sous Chef and will be taking her exams here to advance to Chef de Cuisine.
She has six children and is also advancing her way towards a degree. See Alicia's candle business here...
Chef Amanda Hampton (Mandi) is currently studying at ECPI for her four-year hotelier degree. Coming from a proud family in the hotel business, Amanda's mom is the General Manager at the Hampton Inn of Lincolnton, NC.
Chef Amanda is currently a Tournant Chef and will be taking her exams here to advance to Grillardin Chef or Saucier Chef. She also sells leggings and more, typically, while attending college.
Host and Actor, Alexis Skidmore, has been an honor student for most all of her years in school and college. She finished her first college degree the same day she graduated from Kings Mountain High School, NC.
As an Actor, she has helped The American Revolutionary War Living History Center (ARWLHC) to herald and celebrate a number of historic occasions. These have included the black hero of the batte of King's Mountain, Ishmael Titus.
Executive Chef Stormy Mongiello has been cooking since she was the President of the F.H. of America in High School. 20 years later she's on stage doing shows to 500k attendees per day in San Francisco, the Arts-Beats-and Eats Fest of Detroit, the International Balloon Festival of Albuquerque, the New York State Fair, Makuhari Messe of Tokyo-Japan Show, the Taste of St. Louis, Foxwoods, the Jacob K. Javits Center, and in Seoul doing the South Korea Hotel and Food EXPO. To name a few. She holds a PHR with a BS degree in business from WIU. See more here...
General Manager and Chef de Cuisine Kim Hambright
Asst. Innkeeper and Sous Chef Alicia Guinyard
Asst. Innkeeper and Tournant Chef Mandi Hampton
Asst. Innkeeper and Sous Chef Kendra Hubbard
VP of Maintenance, Jerry Goforth of HomeSpectors
Alexis Skidmore, Host and Colonial Actor
Executive Chef and Vice Chairperson Stormy Mongiello
Chairperson and former White House Chef Marti Mongiello
Hall of Fame Members, Ad Hoc Chefs and Innkeepers
Howard Liss, Entrepreneur of businesses
Sean Downey, Visiting Chef of international cookery
Kendra Hubbard, Host, Assistant Innkeeper and Chef
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1st floor, small private bath/shower. The, "Baby Ruth Room," features a Queen size sleigh bed and is named after President and First Lady Cleveland's first child, Ruth. It's a fantastic room featuring an original fireplace built in 1879, antique furniture and pictures, ceiling fan and intimate lighting. This room has a small, private bathroom in the mansion that was built into the walls and closets of the room making it cute, exclusive and private. You'll enjoy the twelve foot tall ceilings of this 1879 room even though the shower is not a full claw foot tub or extremely spacious we do our very best for you when cutting through the walls of these horse hair plaster masterpieces! You will also find a Baby Ruth candy bar as this is the only room to get one upon arrival! We like to celebrate the fact that this candy bar actually was named after Ruth in a special way. The bed coverings are heirloom. Also, enjoy watching the famous Hollywood movie, "Hooch," filmed here in 1977 on your DVD player (a comedy spoof film). This is the room that a major part of the gun-battle and shotgun firing was done out of through broken out glass windows against the Cleveland County Sheriffs Department. It is painted in National Historic Preservation Trust Certified Turquoise and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Creme. $225/nightView Details
1st floor, large private bathtub and new, platinum shower by Bathfitter. The Colonel Cleaveland Room features a massive king sized bed, back and foot massage machines, mini-fridge, large flat-screen HDTV with 400+ channels on DirecTV GENIE, Blueray disc player and stereo, DVD, CD players. It has a $1200.00 luxury-master recliner, dining table with two chairs, large 1879 private bathroom that is not perfectly designed but wonderful to admire the old world tile floor they built 130+ years ago and more! This room features a sweet ladies, luxury jewels and vanity mirror with chair for applying makeup in absolute privacy. Relax and enjoy your makeup for an hour or brush your hair whilst others are out and about reading the newspaper, looking at brochures with our Concierge or drinking coffee. $309/night. Can be configured as an adjoining Suite for $534 per night with the Baby Ruth Room to watch over children.View Details
1st floor, small private bath/shower. The Magnificent Polynesian features an extra-fluffy (but not stuffy) Queen sized bed in a Pacific Rim themed room loaded with palm trees and elegant Asian plants. It has a large, famous triangle desk. A lot of wonderful memorabilia is in this room from when Chef Marti and Chef Stormy lived in Japan and traveled and cooked in Asia including katana's, Korean King Seong Dong bell and hats. An elegant fireplace with shoji paper umbrella is next to a private, small bathroom and shower in the mansion that was built into the walls and closets of the room making it cute, exclusive and private. You'll enjoy the twelve foot tall ceilings of this 1879 room even though the shower is not a full claw foot tub or extremely spacious we do our very best for you when cutting through the walls of these horse hair plaster masterpieces! This room also features the life award and certificate from the All Japan Chefs Association (AJCA) for Chef Marti's gold medal from 56,000 Japanese chefs and President Shiro Deguchi. $125/nightView Details
NC LAW PET FREE ROOM, PRIVATE bathroom: Nature and Earth features two full sized sapling trees inside the room with a flowing water fountain and new, king size bed with LUXURY DESIGNED headboard. Lanterns, interesting quartz rocks, a living hosta plant, glowing igneous rock, outdoor patio set, gem/rock and wood samples and rock-hewn tables await you along with green apples, eucalyptus and a huge scarf over roman window shades! This room was painted from the Biltmore Estate palette of licensed colors by Olympic Paints and specifically from Frederick Law Olmsted's outdoor natural palette from his planned gardens and forests at the Biltmore. You will find this room to be refreshing and down to earth offering a welcome respite from society with birds chirping in the morning. $185/nightView Details
PRIVATE bathroom. Oceanicus Blue Dreams features a tip of the hat to Cornelius Vanderbilt and the great shipping fleets of the world he and the Vanderbilt family adored. This room is loaded with tons of eclectic, collections and items from the Civil War Navy's. As our mansion is only a short drive from the Vanderbilt Estate the influence is very strong. The, "Biltmore," is still the largest private home in America and is now the most visited winery in America. We think this says a lot about where we live, in Western North Carolina. The lil' desk has tons of hidden items in each drawer to find and discover! Along the bulkheads are lighthouses and ships, spyglasses and shells, log books and scrolls of antique paper as well as shiny brass lanterns, cutlasses, iron handguns, knives and swords. We have been shocked by how many ladies want to stay in this room! WARNING: However, if you don't enjoy eclectic clutter, intense 17th and 18th century weaponry from all over the world and tons of fun, little items all over the place and hidden in drawers (love letters) - you won't enjoy this particular room (you will find love-letters from the war written between sailors and their wives to read as well as dance cards and amazing things). This is the room with the Confederate War Bond inside the wall of the closet that many have read about. A king size bed with hand-carved, elegant headboard awaits you with gel-foam insert padding and tremendously extra-fluffy, fluffy, fluffy mattress! Sometimes it is called the Blue Room or Sailors Den! Above all, don't get into any arguments in this room (there is a ton of weaponry in it! $185/nightView Details
Presently configured as a VERY RUSTIC campground set in the year of 1780 it is perfect for Scout Masters and Unit Officers (Colonels & Majors) that want to rent the entire campground. Great for visiting revolutionary war units, scouts and those visiting the King's Mountain parks for horseback riding and hiking trails. Outhouse, root cellar, full fire pits and cooking facilities provided with hay, fresh wood and water. Includes breakfast for two in the mansion and access to two other public restrooms (with hot shower) inside the mansion with full use of indoor kitchen and living room, Wi-Fi hot at 30 GB per second area included with camping. Give us a call and enjoy speaking with Chefs Marti or Stormy for pricing of your next Revolutionary War encampment, Boys or Girl Scouts and other fine groups.View Details