Welcome to The Fire Station Inn
You'll dream the night away in a
quaint historic - retired 1922 fire station and be treated
to a continental breakfast. You have the whole station to
yourselves, so you can browse at all the fire memorabilia,
as well as antiques. The 1941 International fire truck lives
in the garage. This is a must
for active and retired firefighters. The Inn has a full kitchen
which allows you to cook your own meals.
The 1922 Fire Station has been entirely
renovated, and now offers the atmosphere of a home with a
fire station theme in a friendly, relaxed setting. The Fire
Station is located in the southern part of Burlington, in
a quiet neighborhood . The Station is one of 4 satellite fire
stations that are named Hose stations. It’s a richly-designed
Colonial Revival-style brick building designed by George Washburn.
John Roth is the
Innkeeper at The Fire Station Inn. John purchased the fire
station from the city of Burlington in 1997 shortly after
it was retired as an active fire station. The same year, John
returned to Burlington after living most of his adult life
in California. His vision was to convert the fire station
into a guest home. However, at a firefighters open house,
it became clear that the fire station attracted active and
retired firefighters. So he wanted to share this unique station
with others that have an interest in fire stations. John operates
an engineering software company. John's next project is in the
rail road field. He has purchased a 1950 Union Pacific caboose
that he is converting into a guest home. Associated with the
caboose is a 1955 rail road gang car that is on a 375' X 250'
set of rails. He has resored the gang car and it is operational
around a portion of the oval. The rails need to be layed on
the rest of the oval.