La maison a été construite par James N. Umstead vers 1890 dans le style «reine Anne». Le Durham Bed and Breakfast propose un grand porche enveloppant avec 21 colonnes toscanes. Dolly et Frank ont passé près de trois ans dans la restauration intensive de la propriété et ouvertes au public à l'automne 1990. Hauts plafonds courbes, coeur pin lambris, panneaux de bois soulevées, neuf manteaux originaux, les portes avec le matériel d'origine, et les planchers de pin du Sud tout-original ravira les mordus historique. Antiquités de la période sont en abondance dans les. La cour est entièrement clos à l'avant de la coutume des clôtures et portail. Jardins fleuris et des arbres matures de fleurs soulignent l'aménagement paysager. La cour arrière est adapté pour des événements privés. Il ya quatre chambres principales, chacune avec sa propre salle de bain privée. Chacun a son propre caractère distinctif et est mis en évidence par des antiquités de la période. Pour la commodité de nos clients, nous sommes ouverts toute l'année, y compris les grandes fêtes, sauf pour de courtes vacances occasionnelles au cours de périodes de ralentissement. Câble et wi-fi. L'auberge, désigné comme premier point de repère historique de Durham, est à quelques minutes de la ceinture d'or (art colonie), Durham Bulls Athletic Park, le nouveau Centre Arts du spectacle, Caroline du théâtre, Campus American Tobacco, Brightleaf Square, et le campus de Duke Est (gratuit service d'autobus offert maintenant). Considérez-nous comme votre «chez-soi loin de chez soi» pour aider à rendre votre visite Durham particulièrement mémorable! Renseignez-vous sur nos options "séjour prolongé" - minimum séjour d'une semaine. Remise supplémentaire de 25% pour les séjours d'un mois ou plus.
4,4 sur avril 09, 2014
Frank and Dolly always go out of their way to make me and my partner feel welcomed. After offering a drink, they take the time to chat with us and are genuinely interested in hearing about our experiences. They also encourage other guests to join the conversation, and the cozy feel makes the Blooming Garden Inn a home away from home, which is just what a great bed and breakfast does. The home-made hot breakfasts are always outstanding (the ginger waffles and spinach quiche are wonderful!) and provide another opportunity to share experiences with other guests. This worked out well in talking about the films at the recent Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. I only wish all the guestrooms had en suite bathrooms and showers, but in a historic house like this one, I know that's not always possible. Nonetheless, I highly recommend a stay at the Blooming Garden Inn.
4,6 sur février 16, 2014
We were in Durham for a Duke game over Valentine's Day weekend and had the pleasure of staying at the Blooming Garden Inn. When we arrived late on Friday night, Frank and Dolly had stayed up late to greet us and even had a box of Valentine's Day chocolates waiting. Frank and Dolly have done an amazing job restoring this historic property and treat their guests like family. The room was cozy, the food was delicious and the company was charming.
5 sur novembre 07, 2013
My fiancé and I made plans to come to Durham to see a musical performer at the Carolina Theater. We found Blooming Garden Inn to be close to our venue and decided to stay there. We weren't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised! Upon arrival we were welcomed in and offered tea and treats. We talked about why we were here etc. They offered advice on places to eat and even offered to make the reservation for us. The breakfast was amazing and I loved the attention to detail. Our hosts Dolly and Frank were very friendly and helpful. And the best part was the theater was walking distance so we didn't have the headache of trying to find parking. We felt safe walking, and safe in the neighborhood we were staying in. We had an amazing time here and will definitely come back!
5 sur octobre 11, 2013
My husband and I have stayed at the Blooming Garden Inn multiple times. We view it as our default stop-off point when we make the long drive across the state of North Carolina. The lodgings are pleasant and breakfast is delicious, but what we enjoy most are the Innkeepers. Frank and Dolly go out of their way to get to know their guests and also to tell great stories about the adventures they have encountered in life. I know we will be returning for years to come.
4,8 sur août 12, 2013
I was very lucky to discover the Holly House, the longer term stay house of the Blooming Garden Inn. I was looking for a place to stay during my sabbatical leave at Duke, but what I got was much more than that. I found a home away from home, a family that adopted me for the six months I was there, and an ever changing variety of house mates who quickly became life-long friends. So it is not only affordable and convenient to stay at the Holly House (named after the two enormous American Holly trees in front), but it is also good for the soul. In terms of practical considerations, it is an easy walk to the Bull City Rider bus, the DPAC (a must visit place, if you are at all interested in the performing arts), baseball stadium, and a number of restaurants, bars, lounges, and coffee shops, not to mention the farmers market. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen has all the necessary cooking equipment, utensils, and dishes, so it is essentially as comfortable as being in your own house. All you have to do is pack your clothes and a toothbrush and you can move into your new home. The owners will make sure you know more about Durham than most locals as they literally know everybody. So you will be directly plugged into the heart of Durham.
4,4 sur mai 12, 2013
We discovered "The Blooming Garden Inn" by chance through a short note in our german guidebook. Dolly and Frank are wonderful hosts and both of them really made us feel very welcome in their beautiful house. The healthy and excellent breakfast prepared by Frank comprising fresh fruit salad and delicious homemade waffles and was served at the big table in the dining room, offering a nice opportunity to meet and talk to the other guest. The warm welcome and the interresting travel recommendations from Dolly and Frank turned our short stay in Durham and "The Blooming Garden Inn" into a wonderful experience.
5 sur février 24, 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay with Frank and Dolly. Our hosts went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed and make us feel right at home. Breakfast was wonderful and we really enjoyed the the extra time that Frank took with us to answer our questions about the history of the inn and the beautiful antiques througout the home. You can't go wrong with this adorable inn and Frank and Dolly as your hosts.
4,6 sur février 10, 2013
I am a postdoc at Duke, and this is my first time in the US. I was looking for somewhere comfortable and affordable to stay while I 'got on my feet' in a new country. Holly House, part of the Blooming Garden Inn, offers self-catering extended stay accommodation and turned out to be ideal for me. I ended up staying for nearly four months, longer than I had at originally planned! Frank and Dolly are probably the most friendly and welcoming B&B hosts you will find, which I really appreciated as I was in an unfamiliar place. It was also nice to have the company of some of the other extended stay guests in Holly House (as well as the two house cats!), and the sense of community is something I would have missed out on elsewhere. The house itself is beautiful, and a lot of care has been taken with the furnishings. The Victorian style makes a pleasant place both to work and relax, with wireless internet provided. I would recommend Holly House to anyone who is needing affordable temporary accommodation and is looking for a 'home away from home', and the arrangement may be especially attractive to visiting scholars/students who are needing a base while in Durham.
4,4 sur janvier 30, 2012
A B&B is only as wonderful as its hosts, and Dolly and Frank are exceptional. Staying at their inn was like being taken into family, only theirs is more fun then mine ever was! Even though we were in Durham on a cold, rainy January weekend, their garden still blooms.
4,8 sur juillet 14, 2011
The Blooming Garden Inn is an oasis in the middle of Durham. Just minutes from downtown and the Duke Hospital/University area it is quiet, comfortable, and relaxing. Frank and Dolly are wonderful hosts who are quite willing to share stories and experiences with you. We were introduced to several things at breakfast that have now become favorites with my wife and I. There's nothing like a swing or glider on the wrap-around porch to just melt the tension of the day away. If you need a place to stay in Durham you can't do better than the Blooming Garden Inn!
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