Lemmond House Bed and Breakfast

300 S. Trade Street, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
Innkeeper(s): Connie and Bill Clayton
 
  • Introduction

    Located in downtown Matthews, NC, The Lemmond House offers two upstairs guestrooms.  Built in the early 1900's, this charming Dutch Colonial style home was originally built by the Lemmond family.  Over the years, it has undergone numerous renovations, most recently the addition of two large guestrooms upstairs, each with a private ensuite bath with Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and large walk-in tiled shower.
     
    The Lemmond House is within walking of the shops and restaurants in the vibrant small town of Matthews, North Carolina.  Immerse yourself in the quiet small town of Matthews while still being accessible to all that the big bustling city of Charlotte has to offer ... theater, fine dining, museums, upscale shopping malls, shops, etc.  Within 30 minutes you can be downtown for all the events, Broadway shows, opera, art museums and fine dining in Uptown Charlotte.
  • About the Inn

    History of The Lemmond House:

    We know the house was built in 1907 and we know that in 1920 Samuel Lemmond married Cora Klutz, added a second story to the house and raised a family.  The last Lemmond to live here moved out in the mid 1980's.  The Lemmond's were a prominent family in Matthews at the turn of the century and are listed frequently in the Matthews Historical Society's book on the town.

    Renovation: 

     This is Bill’s third historical home restoration.  He purchased the home in 1996 in such disrepair that a condemned sign was hanging on the caved-in front porch.  Bill spent the next ten years off and on rebuilding and renovating the home.  The process was hard but rewarding because of Bill’s love for historical homes.  The ground floor has 9 ft ceilings and the original dark oak flooring.  On the 2nd floor, the floors are heart pine mellowed to beautiful rich colors.  At the beginning, both 1st and 2nd floors had water damage from a leaking roof but Bill was able to repair those areas with material saved in the area where three large bathrooms were added. Great attention has been paid to detail, inside and out ... from the staircase to the antique light fixtures and ceilings.  Outside, the exterior of the home is a mix of old and new clear pine siding.  The old-looking fence with brick columns around the backyard was achieved by re-using the bricks from the old fireplaces torn out of the house.

  • Breakfast

    Our delicious breakfast menu includes French toast and maple bacon, or eggs with cheese, homemade fried potatoes and bacon plus toast or bagels.  All our breakfasts are served with a fresh fruit salad and juice.  We use fresh ground Starbucks coffee. We cater to those with special needs diets.
  • Amenities

    At The Lemmond House, you'll find small town charm and a convenient location to downtown Matthews and Charlotte plus:
    • Luxurious guestrooms, each with private bath
    • Jacuzzi tubs and large walk-in showers
    • Delicious full breakfasts
    • In-room HDTV with DVD and premium cable
    • Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout
    • Individual Heat/AC controls
    • Quality linens, plush towels
    • Warm and friendly southern hospitality
  • Location

    Matthews takes great pride in its small town appeal. Restaurants, shops and bars are all within walking distance. The Stumptown Amphitheater is minutes away and offers free music, movies and other activities throughout the year.
     
    Throughout the year, the town offers arts and craft shows, classic car rallys, beach music festivals and other events.  The ‘Matthews Alive’ festival on Labor Day weekend is a 4 day event that includes a parade, food, arts and crafts and carnival rides.  It’s good fun for the whole family and it’s right out our front door!  There is also a thriving dance and opera group that performs locally.
     
    Matthews is a very active community offering a small town atmosphere tucked away within the city of Charlotte NC.  Shops in the Matthews downtown business district include Renfrow Hardware store, numerous gift shops, a variety of fine dining and casual restaurants, a renowned Farmers Market (open all year), festivals, community theater, car shows, arts and crafts shows and more.