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Carol's Garden Inn

2412 S. Alston Avenue , Durham, NC 27713 USA (Show map)

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Come relax with us. Whether on a business trip or vacation, you will have a pleasant and relaxing stay. Although built in 1910, the house has been completely renovated. You can relax on the deck and watch the colorful fish in the water garden or stay in touch with the world in your quiet room with private internet connections. The Daisy and Iris rooms have private baths and whirlpool tubs/showers, free internet. TV and DVR. Coffee setup, Ceiling fan and electric fireplace.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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A great place to stay in Durham!

5 on February 03, 2015

Carol was a very hospitable and personable host. The house was lovely and clean, and the rooms were just as described. The location is great - just 10 minutes from downtown Durham or Duke. The breakfast was excellent, and Carol also recommended a great place to eat dinner.

Charming and beautiful haven in a big city

4.0 on December 08, 2009

A charming and lovely b&b in the heart of the Raleigh-Durham area. A true haven in the big city. We were warmly greeted and immediately made to feel welcomed to this lovely home with gorgeous garden and grounds. A lovely and quiet retreat!

The Triangles best kept secret

4.4 on May 10, 2009

Handy to Chapel Hill and some great restaurants, the perfect weekend getaway for aniversaries, Valentines or Mother's day or just for a weekend away from everything! Carol is a charming hostess and the rooms and grounds are perfect, down to an ensuite spa bath.

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Rooms & Rates

Daisy Room

The Daisy Room can sleep 3 with its queen bed and day bed. There is a private bath with a shower and whirlpool tub. It is a large and comfortable room over looking the pond and water garden. Home-style decor with deep colors and ascended with daisies. High ceilings with ceiling fan lend an airy ambiance. This room also has a TV/VCR/DVD and an electric fireplace. Free internet connect.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $105

Nightly Rate: $120 - $105

Iris Room

The Iris Room gets its name from the Iris that decorate the room. It has a unique shutter type King bed, an in room whirlpool tub and a private bathroom with shower. The high ceiling with ceiling fan and electric fireplace only add to the cozy comfort of the room. It also has cable TV/DVR and free internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $120 - $105

Nightly Rate: $120 - $105

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Suburban


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Walking Trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We have a 72 hour Cancellation Policy. Deposits will refunded (minus $25 service charge) for cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Deposit will not be refunded for cancellations made within 72 hours, unless we are able to rent the room.



Carol and Steve Barden

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Outdoor Fish Pond

About the innkeepers

Innkeeping, Gardening, Steve does Internet Web Sites.

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  • Time Served: 7am -10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


2412 S. Alston Avenue , Durham, NC 27713 USA (Show map)

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