Presidential Culinary Museum (The Inn of the Patriots)

1- or 2-Night Stay with Breakfast and Optional Cooking Class at The Inn of the Patriots in Cleveland County, NC

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Secluded, Colonial-Inspired Bed and Breakfast with Culinary Offerings

By age 8, Martin Mongiello was already planning elaborate—albeit imaginary—dinner parties. About 20 years later, he was at the White House and serving as executive chef at Camp David. Today, Mongiello helms The Inn of the Patriots, named Best of the South and Best Place to Enjoy History by Built in 1879, the inn once served as the home of a former Civil War surgeon who was the great-grandson of Revolutionary War patriot Frederick Hambright.

The charming B&B is decorated with colonial decor and antique furniture, including queen-size sleigh beds and period fireplaces. Each of the rooms has a different theme. The Oceanicus Blue Dreams room sports a naval look, showcasing an eclectic collection of items ranging from spyglasses and iron handguns to love letters from Civil War sailors to their wives. A Pacific Rim motif graces the golden-hued Magnificent Polynesian room, which is filled with memorabilia from Mongiello's travels throughout Asia.

The chef's experiences also inspired his collection of cookware and fine china dating back to the Jefferson administration. These items are on display at the onsite Presidential Culinary Museum, which also contains a large stockpile of William Howard Taft's edible mustaches. Guided tours are offered every morning at 9:30 a.m.

All of this Groupon's options include a three-course breakfast and a tour and tasting at Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery. For a more hands-on culinary experience, you can opt for a stay that includes a cooking class and lunch for two.

Cleveland County, North Carolina: Small Railroad Towns and Revolutionary War Battle Sites

One of the southernmost towns in Cleveland County, Grover sits near the border of North and South Carolina. It's a former railroad town whose restored turn-of-the-century houses lend it a vintage look. Nearby Blacksburg, South Carolina, was the site of a pivotal battle of the American Revolution—a skirmish that managed to halt the British advance into North Carolina. Today, a monument, exhibits, and a 1.5-mile battlefield trail commemorate that victory at the Kings Mountain National Military Park, located just 15 minutes from The Inn of the Patriots.

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What You Get

Stay for two in any room with three-course breakfast

  • Option 1: $79 for a 1-night stay (up to a $225 value)
  • Option 2: $158 for a 2-night stay (up to a $450 value)
  • Option 3: $277 for a 2-night stay with cooking class for two with lunch (up to a $584 value)

Included in all options:

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/31/14
Travel by: 3/3/14

  • Blackout dates: No blackout dates.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations are subject to $35 fee; 91-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1/2 Groupon price applies; 4-week notice or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Individually themed rooms
  • Onsite parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Onsite museum

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/31/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/3/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations are subject to $35 fee; 91-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1/2 Groupon price applies; 4-week notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Click here for information about individual rooms and suites.

  • One queen or king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Most rooms have private bathrooms (some have shared facilities)
  • Satellite TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 5 p.m.
  • Check out: 2 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets less than 40 lbs. may stay for an additional $20 refundable fee per visit.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available
  • Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the winery tour.

Getting There

  • By plane: 35 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • By car: about 40 miles west of Charlotte

Customer Reviews

156 Ratings

Comfortable small town setting, great breakfast, unique room decor, proximity to other attractions
David P. · September 11, 2017
Mandi was a wonderful host. She went out of her was to take care of a couple concerns. She made sure we had information about the area.She provideed us with menus of the restaurants around and even looked up the directions for us. She cooks a SUPER breakfast making our visit a comfortable getaway.Thank you so much Mandi.
Terri L. · August 18, 2017
The entire experience was so interesting and unique, but the hands on cooking class with the accompanying view of history was definitely the highlight!
Roberta C. · December 19, 2016
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