La casa fu costruita da James N. Umstead circa 1890 nello stile 'Queen Anne'. Il Durham Bed and Breakfast dispone di un enorme avvolgente portico con colonne toscane 21. Dolly e Frank trascorso quasi tre anni di restauro intensivo della proprietà e aperta per il commercio nell'autunno del 1990. Alta curvi soffitti, cuore-pino wainscotting, pannelli di legno rialzati, nove mantels originale, porte con hardware originale e tutti-originale pavimentazione di Southern Pine delizieranno il buff storico. Oggetti d'antiquariato del periodo abbondantemente è distribuiti in tutto. Il cantiere completamente racchiuso con recinzione anteriore personalizzato e cancello. Giardini floreali e alberi fioriti evidenziano il paesaggio. Il cortile è adatto per eventi privati. Ci sono quattro camere primarie, ciascuno con il proprio bagno privato. Ognuno ha il proprio carattere distintivo e viene evidenziato da pezzi d'antiquariato del periodo. Per la comodità dei nostri ospiti ci sono aperti tutto l'anno, tra cui grandi vacanze, fatta eccezione per vacanze brevi occasionale durante i periodi più lenti. Dal 1990 sono stati i proprietari/renovaters Frank e Dolly. Chiedi il nostro "esteso soggiorno" opzioni--soggiorno minimo una settimana.
5 su ottobre 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 su agosto 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 su maggio 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 su febbraio 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 su febbraio 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.
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Dolly & Frank Pokrass