"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of deliciousness" The Inn of the Patriots B & B Tip by etfromnc

The Inn of the Patriots B & B, Grover: 177 reviews and 0 photos

White House visitations are just a bit beyond my reach but you do not have to visit Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington to receive presidential pampering. Instead, retreat to Grover, North Carolina, for a one-night stay at The Inn of the Patriots Bed & Breakfast, where you and a companion can dine and explore like American royalty. You can also opt for lessons at the inn's Culinary Institute for an additional fee of $97 per person.

"After being ranked #1 worldwide for 2010 as the Best B&B to Visit for History, The Inn of the Patriots B&B was selected as Best in the South in the annual Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards for 2010 to 2011," says The North Carolina Visitor Center.

Feel like part of the First Family at this historic 19th-century B&B. Once owned by Civil War surgeon Dr. Alfred Hambright, the inn is now led by former Executive Chef to the President, Marti Mongiello, who's been featured on ABC and The Today Show.

Delight in decadent sweets and iced tea or punch upon arrival, followed by a complimentary cheese and cracker tray.

Come morning, you are free to enjoy breakfast in bed or in the lush, landscaped garden. Then continue your gastronomic tour with two tickets to the Presidential Culinary Mini-Museum. Discover china used by presidents from John Adams to George Bush, plus First Family menus, and more.

Vote for a session at the on-site Culinary Institute, and learn how to craft those favorite recipes as Chef Marti instructs you in the cozy kitchen classrooms. Afterward, you'll feast on your culinary masterpieces, plus boast a certificate and recipe booklet to take home with you.

Then, get an inaugural taste of the area's delightful offerings. Savor a winery tour and tasting with two tickets to Baker Buffalo Creek Winery. Oust incumbent hunger with a free appetizer at Battleground Steakhouse and dessert at Carolina Crossing Restaurant.

Relive US history with a trip through Kings Mountain Battleground, peacefully stroll through rolling meadows at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, or catch live music and shows at the Don Gibson Theater.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?you'll enjoy all three on this exquisite Escape.
"The rooms had so much character, the breakfasts were beautifully served and delicious, the staff was gracious and helpful, and Marti and Stormy are hosts and chefs extraordinaire. The cooking class was an unforgettable experience."
-- Google Reviews

Address: 301 Cleveland Avenue, Grover, North Carolina, 28073, United States
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The best way to get there is to leave North Carolina on I-85. Take the first exit. Turn NW and Grover and the Inn of the Patriots will be on your left.
Phone: 704-937-2940
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
Website: http://www.theinnofthepatriots.com

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