Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards
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Durham Bed and Breakfast in December 16 Dec 2014, 5:00 am

We (Daniel and Monica Edwards) invite you to experience the December holidays at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina.  Indeed, this is "the most wonderful time of year" to visit and take in all that the Bull City has to offer!

In 2013, Southern Living magazine named Durham, "The Tastiest Town in the South." Backed by the votes of thousands of dedicated fans, our town's food really is that good. Durham has more than fifty restaurants receiving attention and press from the national media, lauding them as exceptional and tops in their craft.  Speaking of tasty, try Morehead Manor's delicious homemade breakfasts that are completely pleasing to the palate. Wake up to warm, just out-of-the-oven, fantastic fresh food!

In addition to superb cuisine at local restaurants and at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, the town of Durham has so much to offer:

While staying at Morehead Manor, guests will notice our little touches of Christmas are all over the our bed and breakfast inn right now.  From darling miniature Christmas trees (like the one above) to the large festive Christmas tree (below).  We like to "deck the halls!"

Within walking distance from our manor is the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Since opening six years ago, DPAC is the center for live entertainment in the Triangle.  DPAC is consistently recognized with top national ranking and local awards.  More than two million guests have come through the doors for the wide variety of Broadway, concerts, comedy, and family shows.

The hit musical comedy adaptation, A Christmas Carol, is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  One of the Triangle's most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at Durham Performing Arts Center for five shows only from December 18 to 21. Did you know that A Christmas Carol was the first full scale theatrical event staged at DPAC during its opening week in December of 2008? Approximately 30,000 people attend the local production runs in Raleigh and Durham each year.

The Summit Church is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center for Christmas Eve. They are hosting five services for the whole community to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ. Services are on Tuesday Dec. 23 and Wednesday Dec. 24.  They are partnering with Urban Ministries of Durham and the Salvation Army of Wake County to host a supply drive at all Christmas Eve services.  When you attend Christmas at DPAC, please bring an item with you to support homeless ministries.

We wish you Happy Holidays!  From the very moment of your arrival, Daniel and I welcome our honored guests at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit with us even more special!

Durham Where Great Things Happen 9 Dec 2014, 12:25 pm

According to Black Enterprise magazine, we are the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America! They even quote me (Co-Owner and Innkeeper Monica) from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast as saying, "Out of the 30,000 or more bed and breakfasts in the country, only about one percent are black owned." We are thankful that we are rated as the best in the bed and breakfast industry.  We thank all of the wonderful guests we have had a privilege to extend our hospitality.

Morehead Manor's Tiger Room
Image courtesy Fortuitous Capture

Daniel and I opened Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in 1997.  The Black Enterprise goes on to state, "since then it has been a staple of African American excellence in hospitality." They quote me telling them, "We are going into our seventeenth year.  I've seen lots of changes and I've embraced them.  I enjoy what I do.  It's a labor of love.  I tell everybody that if I didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't be doing it this long."

Morehead Manor foyer and stairs
Image courtesy of Fortuitous Capture

When asked about my experience with bed and breakfasts, I shared that, "I can honestly say my first experience at a bed and breakfast was in 1995 and I fell in love with it and said to myself this is a very good concept.  Over the next year and a half, every time my husband and I traveled, we stayed at a bed and breakfast and talked to people there. Remember, at the time, there was very limited information about bed and breakfasts and, unlike hotels that have a lot of money to spend on advertising, most bed and breakfasts have a very limited budget."

The local Durham area residents as well as Morehead Manor guests are all thankful that this bed and breakfast is in the community.  Close to Downtown Durham, the manor is ideally located near:

Whether returning for a visit to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, or coming for the very first time, we welcome you to enjoy your stay. There is so much to do, see, hear, and taste!  Speaking of, enjoy our out-of-this-world delicious, fresh, and homemade gourmet breakfasts each morning. Mmmm.....good! 


Durham Libraries 2 Dec 2014, 6:00 am

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in Durham which is part of the greater Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).  Both Duke University and North Carolina Central University are located in the Bull City.  We are going to feature those two Durham universities and their libraries as well as our local Durham public libraries.

We (Monica and Daniel Edwards) welcome you to explore all the rich learning opportunities the Durham area has to offer!  Each morning guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast wake up to a delicious gourmet home-cooked breakfast.  Those interested in the universities or taking advantage of our area's libraries are welcome to visit.

The Durham area offers many exciting adventures:
Durham Art
Durham Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham History
Durham Holiday Performances
Durham Jazz
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham Restaurants
Durham Shopping
Durham Sports

Search and Find at Duke University Libraries
Directions, Maps, and Parking at Duke University Libraries

Duke University Libraries Professional Schools 
Duke Divinity School Library
Ford Library, Fuqua School of Business
Goodson Law Library
Duke Medical Center Library

North Carolina Central University and their Libraries
James E. Shepard Memorial Library
NCCU School of Law Library
School of Library and Information Science Library

The Durham County Library was the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina.  After more than a century of service, Durham County Library is now a regional system.  With the opening of the renovated Southwest and South Regional Libraries in 2010, Durham County now has a full-service library within five miles of nearly every Durham citizen.  The library offers more than 200 public access computers and free WiFi in all library locations.  In addition to traditional library books and magazines, the library offers CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, downloadable ebooks, and online databases  for research.  With more than 2 million visitors annually to a library location, an additional 2 million visitors to the library website, as well as 5,000-plus programs for children, teens, and adults, the Durham County Library system remains vitally relevant to the Durham Community at all stages of life.

Durham County Libraries  
Durham County Main Library

Regular Hours
Monday 9 am to 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm
Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm

North Carolina Collection (3rd floor Main Library)

Regular Hours
Monday 12:30 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday closed

Map to the Main Durham County Library location from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

Durham Holiday Performances 25 Nov 2014, 10:23 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is so proud of our local Durham area.  We have so many holiday performances and events available for our guests to see.  We have included just some of the many wonderful concerts and holiday events happening from now until the end of the year.

Anthony Hamilton: Home For The Holidays
Dec 3 at 7:30 pm
$45+ (919) 363-2900 Tickets

Anthony Hamilton returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center in his "Home for the Holidays" tour featuring classics from his new Christmas album (out Oct. 21) and hits. His previous appearance at DPAC in June 2013 sold out.

The Grammy Award®-winner's arresting voice recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott's earthy vocals on the captivating duet "So In Love." Their dynamic pairing also set a record:18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Urban Adult Contemporary chart,tying Maxwell for the most consecutive weeks atop the tally. The single, in turn, helped propel Scott's album “The Light of the Sun” to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 and Top R and B and Hip-Hop Albums.

American Tobacco Tower Lighting
American Tobacco Amphitheatre Dec. 5 at 6 pm
300 Blackwell Street, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham, NC 27701
Free to attend (919) 433-1566

Christmas by Candlelight
Friday Dec. 5 and Dec. 12
Duke Homestead State Historic Site2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Doors open at 6:45 pmFamily: Tickets $6.00 Adults and $3.00 Kids (10 and under)
(919) 477-5498

Experience a historical North Carolina holiday season with Duke Homestead! Take an evening and join us as we celebrate Christmas by Candlelight. Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelit tour through the historic area festooned with period decorations as we celebrate Christmas in the 1870's.

Enjoy the live music and historic dancing in the Third Factory, then move through to the Duke's Historic Home where you will be welcomed with Christmas carols, storytelling, hot apple cider, and other holiday goodies.

Durham Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops
December 05, 2014 at 7 pm at the Durham Armory
212 Foster St, Downtown Durham, I-85 Exit 177, Durham, NC 27701
Tickets (919) 491-6576
William Henry Curry, Conductor
Special Guest:  Hillandale Children’s Chorus, Dena Byers, conductorHolcombe

Join them for one of Durham’s most honored traditions celebrating friendship, goodwill, and holiday sounds of the season!


Kenny G 2014 Holiday Show
December 7, 2014 at 7 pmDurham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham, Durham, NC 27701Tickets $39+  (919) 680-2787

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has solidified his reputation as a premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Kenny G has worked with other big-name stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. During his long career, he has also performed with Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra.

His 1992 release, Breathless, sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone and became the top-selling instrumental album in history. Two years later, Kenny G hit stores with his first holiday album, Miracles, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In 1993, Kenny G was awarded a Grammy® for Best Instrumental Composition for the single "Forever in Love”. In 2010, Kenny G teamed up with Robin Thicke and Babyface for the R&B–driven album Heart and Soul and his most recent Namaste (2012) with Rahul Sharma.

Nnenna Freelon and John Brown Big Band Christmas
Dec. 7, 2014 at 7 pm
Carolina Theatre309 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham, I-85 Exit 177, Durham, NC 27701
Tickets  (919) 560-3030

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." She received a standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more!

Bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and currently resides in Durham, NC. He is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John currently serves as Director of the Jazz Program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.

He has been performing professionally since his teens and has performed with artists like Wynton Marsalis, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, and Nell Carter as well as giving regular performances as a substitute with the North Carolina Symphony since 1992.

A Christmas Carol
From December 18, 2014 - December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
Durham Performing Arts Center123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham, Durham, NC 27701Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.Tickets $25+ (919) 680-2787

This hit musical comedy adaptation is now celebrating its 40th anniversary and has been has been cited as “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history” and voted one of “the top 20 events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society!

One of the Triangle’s most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at the Durham Performing Arts Center this December for five shows only. Ira David Wood III’s hit musical comedy adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.  Theatre In The Park's original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III.

We (Daniel and Monica Edwards) look forward to hosting you as guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. With an ideal location in Durham, Morehead Manor is close to all of these fantastic and fun holiday performances and events.  Enjoy a deluxe gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.  Out-of-town guests visiting with local family members for the holidays can lodge with us.  We have enough space! Make your December a memorable one when stay at the lovely Morehead Manor.

Bull City Jazz 18 Nov 2014, 7:00 am

Durham has a growing local music scene and is an up and coming destination for jazz music. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to be located in The Bull City where there is so much great live jazz music.

In 2011, Merge Records added a Grammy to their illustrious list of music when one of their artists, Arcade Fire, won album of the year, sealing a legacy of critically adored music from the Durham label, which turns twenty-five this year.

But Merge, including their Durham-based artists like the Mountain Goats and Mount Moriah, is only one part of a musically inclined culture that permeates Durham.  Perhaps the most famous Durham jazz musican is the legendary Branford Marsalis (see his YouTube video below).

Other local Durham musicians include:
  • Shirley Caesar, a Gospel singer with eleven Grammy awards to her name
  • Rapper 9th Wonder, another Grammy winner who has produced songs for Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige
  • The six-time Grammy-nominated Nnenna Freelon.  In her Lowdown Interview (with Tracey and Matthew shown below) published on YouTube October 6, 2014, Nnenna revealed that, "I bloomed right here in Durham" and "I found here in Durham everything I needed to develop the skill set."

One of the most exciting Durham jazz developments is The Art of Cool Project, an organization that has been key in hosting frequent concerts and educational programs around The Bull City.  The group also teamed up with North Carolina Central University to revamp the annual jazz festival hosted by the school since 1990.  The new Art of Cool Festival took place this past year on April 25-26, with twenty performances at eight indoor and outdoor locations.  

North Carolina Central University also has a choir, a Jazz Ensemble, and a Jazz Vocal Ensemble that delight audiences with jazz arrangements.  Both ensembles have performed at the White House.

To see live jazz music right here in Durham check out The Blue Note Grill  which was voted "Best Place to See Jazz or Blues" in the Triangle area by local readers of the Indy Week.  Finalists included other Durham venues like Beyu Caffe and Papa Mojo's Roadhouse.

Other great Durham music locations include MotorcoPinhook, and Duke Coffeehouse to see live music when you stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. When asked, hosts Daniel and Monica Edwards gladly let their guests know all the hot spots in the city.  The city of Durham has it all:

Not to mention, guests will enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning.  We (Daniel and Monica) offer our charming and friendly Southern hospitality.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast has plush accommodations and is located in the heart of Durham--the ideal place for a vacation!

Durham Sports Achievements 11 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to be located in Durham, NC.  Otherwise known as the Bull City, Durham has excellent sports teams.  Did you know that our Durham Bulls are the recipients of the 41st annual John H. Johnson President's Award? They will receive Minor League Baseball's top honor in the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, December 8 in San Diego, CA.

The Durham Bulls oversaw a $20 million renovation to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park prior to the 2014 baseball season. The 2014 season may have been the most historic campaign in the 112-year history of the Durham Bulls as the organization witnessed a single-season paid attendance record (one game drew a record-setting 533,033 fans), newly renovated ball park, All-Star Game, and an International League South Division Championship. Congratulations Durham Bulls!

The Duke University Blue Devils Football team recently learned that it is Bowl Eligible. With only one loss so far, they have three home games left to play in the regular season.
8/30   vs. Elon            (W) 52-13
9/6     vs. Troy            (W) 34-17
9/13   vs. Kansas        (W) 41-3
9/20   vs. Tulane         (W) 47-13
9/27   vs. Miami          (L)  22-10
10/11 vs. GA Tech     (W) 31-25
10/18 vs. Univ.of VA   (W) 20-13
11/1   vs. Pitt.             (W) 51-48 (double OT)
11/8   vs. Syracuse     (W) 27-10

Upcoming Duke Football Home Games:
11/15 vs. VA Tech 
11/20 vs. UNC
11/29 vs. Wake Forest

Duke Basketball Beats Missouri 87 to 47 in Exhibition Game Nov. 8, 2014

North Carolina Central University Eagles Football team has huge win over Hampton University (47-13) to cap off November's Homecoming 2014 on a high note.  Highlights shown in the video below.

Guests who stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast can relax and enjoy our amenities as well as get out and participate in a variety of activities:
We (Hosts Daniel and Monica Edwards) invite guests to experience the joy of visiting Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. In addition to all that the city of Durham provides, we offer delicious homemade gourmet breakfasts sure to satisfy the hungriest of people! Reserve one of Morehead Manor's comfortable rooms today!

Durham Performing Arts Center in November 4 Nov 2014, 5:42 pm

The city of Durham, North Carolina is known for attracting top performers.  Especially with the great talent presented on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (pictured above). Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to let our guests know that we are within walking distance from this popular entertainment destination.

Her only stop in the Carolinas, Academy Award and Grammy winning artist Melissa Etheridge will be performing her greatest hits like "Come to My Window", "I'm The Only One", and "I Want To Come Over" as well as music from her new album, This is M.E.  As one of the biggest Heartland Rockers of All Time, concert goers should be prepared for a high voltage show with nonstop energy.

Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics, and riveting stage presence, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.  She performs on November 11 at 7:30 pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street, in Durham, NC.

So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014 is in its ninth season and the Top 10 finalists are making their way across North American as part of the live tour.  Their thrilling performance happens on November 12 at 7:30 pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center. So You Think You Can Dance, the eleven-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, will captivate its live Durham audience on November 12 at 7:30 pm.

The Country for Kids Show at DPAC on November 15 at 7 pm features 4 Country Superstar Acts.  1 Night for the Kids, benefiting the North Carolina Children's Hospital. Featuring local favorite Jason Michael Carroll, hot new stars The Cadillac Three, Grammy and ACM Album of the Year Winner Kacey Musgraves, and platinum-selling duo Montgomery Gentry.  With a brief intermission between each act, its estimated length is 3.5 hours.  

7:00 pm Jason Michael Carroll
7:40 pm The Cadillac Three
8:25 pm Kacey Musgraves
9:30 pm Montgomery Gentry

Presented by 94.7 QDR, the proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Children's Hospital in the celebratory culmination of the thirteenth North Carolina Children's Promise Radiothon. The annual Radiothon is UNC Health Care's largest fundraising event each year, a day full of miraculous stories being broadcast live from the N.C. Children's Hospital by Curtis Media Group radio stations.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.  This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love--the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more.  Plus it has some surprising new twists!

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved songs in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream, or a really great pair of shoes! Performances happen from Tuesday November 18 through Sunday November 23.

Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker had a great review from The News and Observer which stated the "gasps after each eye-popping illusion, the applause for the handsome new sets, and the rapt attention from all the children confirmed that the changes were worth it."  A total of five different performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center on the weekend of Friday November 28 through Sunday November 30.  

Imagine sitting inside The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for one or more of these amazing performances. Even locals who live close to the DPAC, enjoy taking a relaxing getaway for two at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  Durham has everything, from art to theatre, sports to shopping, and history to gardens

In 2013, Southern Living Magazine named Durham, "The Tastiest Town of the South" with so many award-winning restaurants and food trucks in The Bull City.  Speaking of food, the gourmet homemade breakfasts served by us (Monica and Daniel Edwards) are fresh and delicious every morning! Make your reservations today!

Durham is the "Tastiest Town in the South" 28 Oct 2014, 10:46 am

In 2013, Southern Living Magazine announced that Durham, over competitors like New Orleans and Charleston, had earned the title "Tastiest Town in the South," a distinction driven by the votes of thousands of dedicated fans.  From fine dining to innovative food trucks to ethnic establishments, over fifty of Durham's more than seven hundred restaurants receive attention and praise from national media.  

The Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau compiled local "Best of" lists from Durham's daily newspaper, The Herald-Sun, and the weekly newspaper, Indy Week, to put together a list of local restaurant favorites.

Best African Cuisine: The Palace International

Best Bakery: Guglhupf Artisan Bakery
Featured in The Daily Meal and The New York Times for its local, seasonal, and German cuisine.

Best Barista: Bean Traders

Best BBQ: The Original Q-Shack or The Pit Authentic BBQ

Best Beer & Draft Selection: Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom and The SpeakEasy
"Tyler's Taproom is a must," raved Metro News Canada.  Tyler's serves traditional pub fare like burgers and sandwiches and offer sixty craft and specialty beers on tap.

Best Biscuits: Rise Biscuits and Donuts
Tasting Table called the doughnuts a "worthy indulgence," and Food & Wine named Rise's biscuits among the "Best Biscuits in the US."

Best Burger: Bull City Burger and Brewery
Southern Living knows that "Bull City takes its locally sourced agenda seriously."  Almost everything is locally grown and made in house.

Best Business Lunch: Mez Contemporary Mexican

Best Caribbean or Cuban: Old Havana Sandwich Shop

Best Catering: Durham Catering Company

Best Chinese: Neo-China Restaurant

Best Food Truck: Chirba Chirba Dumpling
In Mandarin Chinese, Chirba Chirba means "eat eat!"  This truck was the subject of the television show, My Family Recipe, and customers love to chow down on the dumplings, bun, and dim sum they offer.

Best French: Vin Rouge
A French bistro with provincial cooking and an extensive wine selection with Wine Spector's Award of Excellence as well as a nod in The Wall Street Journal.

Best Fries: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Best Frozen Dessert: The Parlour

Best Greek: Spartacus Restaurant

Best Grilled Cheese: American Meltdown
Cosmopolitan dubbed it, "a meal [they'll] drool over" and Food Republic said, "Whoever believes that there is no such thing as a gourmet grilled cheese needs to take a trip to American Meltdown."  Melted cheese sandwiches are served on fresh, locally baked breads.

Best Indian Cuisine: Sitar Indian Cuisine

Best Italian: Pop's Backdoor Pizza and Calzones South

Best Karaoke/Open Mic: The Pinhook

Best Kept Secret: Monuts Donuts
According to The New York Times, Monuts Donuts makes "sublime" hand-crafted, seasonally and locally inspired donuts.

Best Known: Nana's
Nana's serves Southern regional cuisine with Italian and French influences.  Winner of an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

Best Local Brewery and Neighborhood Bar: Fullsteam Brewery

Best Mexican/Latin American: Dos Perros

Best Mom and Pop: Bennett Point Grill and Bar

Best New Restaurant: Pompieri Pizza

Best Outdoor Dining: Mellow Mushroom

Best Pizza: Pizzeria Toro
Tasting Table loved the thin crust pizza made in a wood-fired oven in an open kitchen.

Best Place to Hear Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, or Blues: The Blue Note Grill

Best Salad: Saladelia Cafe

Best Sandwich: Toast at Five Points
Italian sandwich shop featuring, "prompt, friendly service" (The New York Times) and "inventive crostini" (Food and Wine).

Best Place to Salsa Dance: Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar

Best Seafood: Saltbox Seafood Joint
With daily-caught fish that "bristles with freshness," Saveur Magazine raved that it "fulfills our wildest fantasies of what a takeout fish shack can be."

Best Sports Bar: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Best Sushi: Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro

Best Thai: Thai Cafe

Best Trivia Night: Bull McCabe's Irish Pub

Best Wine: Six Plates Wine Bar

Best Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to be part of the Durham, North Carolina community. The wonderful people of Durham voted these as some of the best local restaurants around.  Remember, Morehead Manor guests enjoy a delicious full gourmet breakfast each morning.

There is so much to see and do as well as explore and taste!  From art to theater, sports to shopping, and gardens to historic tours.  Fortunately, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is open all year round. We (Monica and Daniel Edwards) enjoy extending our friendly Southern hospitality to each one of their guests.  Visitors are always welcome at Morehead Manor!

The YouTube video below was produced by DukeSanford School

So Much to Explore in Durham 21 Oct 2014, 1:48 pm

This autumn, as the leaves change colors here in Durham, North Carolina, we invite you to become guests at our 5 star (according to bed and breakfast. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is in Bull City, where there is so much to see and do when you visit.

In 2013, Southern Living magazine named Durham, "The Tastiest Town of the South." With many award winning restaurants, guests are sure to dine well here in the Triangle. Food trucks are also popular here in Durham. Our guests start their mornings off right here in Morehead Manor with our delicious gourmet homemade breakfasts.

We also have excellent shopping venues, including The Streets at Southpoint, Brightleaf Square, and Northgate Mall.  Those looking for retail therapy, will find our city to be full of great finds.  The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market kicks off holiday shopping and happens the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd.

In the mood for an entertaining performance?  The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is within walking distance from our manor.  DPAC has regular Broadway theater productions as well as stellar music concerts and hilarious comedians.  For example, Friday October 25, Bill Cosby and Comedy Central's, "Far From Finished Tour" sold out shortly after tickets started selling.

Those who like sports will be pleased to find out that "The City of Champions" is home to two major universities.  Both North Carolina Central University as well as Duke University.  It is football season right now so be sure to "catch" one of our home games.  On October 18 of this year, Duke University won their Homecoming Game with a score of 20-13 over Virginia.

Speaking of Duke University, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens (pictured at the top) are especially lovely this time of year.  Take a walk with that special someone to see incredible landscaping and more of Mother Nature's beauty.

To take a look back at the history of our city, try going on a Historic Tour of Durham. Preservation Durham has saved and restored more than fifty historic properties.

We (Monica and Edward) invite you to be our guests at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Being located in Durham, there is so much for their guests to explore in this great city!  For those wanting an inside peak of the manor, please watch the video below.  This video was produced by: 


Durham Theatre and Art 14 Oct 2014, 9:44 am

When guests stay at the lovely Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, NC, they have easy access to entertaining Durham Theatre and Art.  We (Hosts Monica and Daniel Edwards) want Durham visitors to know about the community's exciting upcoming theatre and art events.

The Durham Performing Arts Center (within walking distance from the manor) offers eight entertaining performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella from November 18 to 23.  This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.  This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and memorable moments with the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more.

The Durham Arts Council building is home to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. and several other local arts organizations. Originally constructed in 1906, the three-story 52,000+ square foot building was renovated in 1988 adding much needed structural and facility enhancements. Now offering three galleries and two theatres with support spaces, meeting rooms, offices, rehearsal spaces, studios for digital arts, dance, photography, clay, fiber arts, visual arts, and children’s art. The Durham Arts Council building is part of the City of Durham Historic District and the Historic Preservation Society of Durham.

Durham Arts Council Building

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in downtown Durham each November, featuring the work of numerous talented artists in a few central locations.  This event kicks off the holiday shopping season by bringing thousands of art lovers for a weekend of shopping and exploration of all that Durham has to offer including world-class restaurants, great shopping, innovative businesses, and fascinating historic sites. The places are within easy walking distance around downtown. On Saturday November 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm visitors can take the Bull City Connector, Durham's fare-free bus that travels downtown.  The Connector does not run on Sundays when the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is also open Sunday November 23rd from 1 pm to 5 pm.

We invite guests to stay at our lovely Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Their guests enjoy waking up each morning to their delightful and delicious homemade gourmet breakfasts. Their manor offers the comforts of home with the amenities of hotels.  Located in the Tastiest Town of the South (according to Southern Living magazine)!