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.

Your Innkeepers: Connie and Bill have been married for ten years, half of which has been spent restoring this home. They then moved in and Connie started decorating. We welcome you to our historic home that we hope everyone will enjoy!

We truly look forward to serving our future guests.

Bill and Connie Clayton


The Lemmond House B&B

About the Inn: 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.

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

About Matthews NC: 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, North Carolina … a Small Town with Big City Amenities

The Lemmond House, a North Carolina bed and breakfast, serving Matthews and the nearby communities of Stallings, Ballantyne, Weddington, Myers Park, Mint Hill, Charlotte, South End, Pineville, South Park, Dilworth and we’re only 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte NC.


The Lemmond House is conveniently located in downtown Matthews at the corner of Trade and Main Streets. We’re within walking distance of the shopping district of downtown Matthews where you’ll find many interesting shops and great restaurants.

Directions: From Pineville-Matthews Road (Hwy 51), go south on John Street to Trade Street and turn right. The Lemmond House is two blocks farther at the corner of Trade and Main.

Parking: You’ll find our parking area on the Main Street side of the house. Please note there is no street parking on Trade Street. Our guest entrance is through the front door. Thank you.

In Charlotte for business? We’re conveniently located and just 20 minutes from the Uptown Charlotte business district.

Matthews … A small town in the big city of Charlotte, NC.

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.

Restaurants Within Walking Distance:

  • Sante Restaurant, 704-845-1899
  • Thai Taste, 704-841-4455
  • Beantown Tavern, 704-849-2023
  • Finz Raw Bar, 704-814-9114
  • Kristopher’s Sports Bar & Grill, 704-845-6200
  • Cafe 157 American Bistro, 704-844-8686
  • Dilworth Coffee House, 704-321-1544
  • Royal Cafe & Creperie, 704-846-2233
  • Ming Fu Chinese and Sushi, 704-844-6181
  • Black Chicken Wine Cellar, 704-321-1244
  • Carolina Beer Temple, 704-847-2337
  • Matthews Ale House, 704-846-7904

Restaurants Within 10 Min. or Less Drive:

  • Greg’s Bar-B-Que, 704-847-5035
  • Picadeli’s Family Restaurant, 704-841-1918
  • Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse, 704-814-0285
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 704-979-3224
  • Bonefish Grill, 704-845-8001
  • Fontanella Italian Restaurant, 704-844-0103
  • Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, 704-845-2211
  • Red Lobster, 704-708-4439
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 704-814-9877

Interesting Shops including:

  • Renfrow Hardware
    (an old-fashioned hardware store)
  • Matthews Holiday Haus
    (specializing in holiday and Christmas)

Local community theater

  • Matthews Playhouse

Farmers Market

  • Matthews Community Farmers Market (open all year)

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