Unbelievable Local Attractions
Within a 10 to 20 minute drive from the inn you can be at some of the earth’s most famous, record holding activities! At night, you get to come home to our rocking porch out front or our farm and fire pit in back. Our inn is located in the peaceful, small, simple, quiet town of Grover - yet very close to stunning attractions.
The number one reason guests visit at The Inn of the Patriots is to see the Kings Mountain National Military Park. Run by the National Park Service you can see live revolutionary war actors firing cannons, muskets and rifles. You’ll also enjoy seeing the History Channel movie theater which showcases why President Thomas Jefferson credits this battle with being the turning point of the entire revolutionary war. Enjoy the free show! Many guests love the peaceful walk on the 1.5 mile battle trail showcasing the various monuments and critical combat moments - via a new cellular phone tour. The refreshed, digital museum is quite interesting and informative as you walk around an indoor forest of massive trees. Millions of guests have been elated to find something new and exciting to enjoy, that they have not previously been to.
You’ll find the world’s largest man-made river at The United States National Whitewater Center where the Olympic team trains and you can enjoy Whitewater rafting, war canoes for the family, rock-climbing, the mega jump, dining, thousands of feet of zip-line, obstacle courses and live entertainment! Try the basic rafting and then go Olympic!
Or visit the largest android and robot factory ever built in history holding 14 world records at the BMW test driving facility and manufacturing plant. The tour held here is mesmerizing as well as mind blowing and has been featured globally in the news. We have numerous people who have saved for up to 10 years coming - just to see this facility – whether from Germany or Hong Kong they’ve often commented, that, "this is a life’s journey for me."
If you like flowers, butterflies, Orchids and water fountains - then be sure to visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens as it is listed on the Forbes top 20 list for the earth. It is a garden for all seasons and is open all year long with an amazing display of lights during the holiday season. You'll also enjoy the endless waterfalls and fountains!
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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 Detail
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. $225/nightView Detail
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 Detail
NC LAW PET FREE ROOM, 2nd floor, shared bathroom: Nature and Earth features two full sized sapling trees inside the room with a flowing water fountain and queen size bed with wrought iron 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. This is a shared bath with the owners and one other room on the second floor. There is also a half bath on the first floor for convenience and we are pushing to build this out to a private bathroom soon! You will find this room to be refreshing and down to earth offering a welcome respite from society with birds chirping in the morning. $149/nightView Detail
2nd floor, shared 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! This is a shared bath with one other room and the owners on the second floor. There is also a half bath on the first floor for convenience and we are pushing to build this out to a private bathroom soon! 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! $149/nightView Detail
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 Detail