Old North Durham Inn
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Introduction - An Inn of Distinction
Visitors to the Old North Durham Inn are invited to share in the charm of this historic, Prairie Foursquare home. The Inn is listed in Preservation Durham's Inventory of Historic Properties and is a recipient of an "Architectural Conservation Citation" for its renovations.
The first bed and breakfast to open in the city, the Inn is located in one of Durham's oldest residential neighborhoods, just a mile north of Durham's Downtown Entertainment District and a mile east of Duke University, with easy access to major highways.
The Inn has a long association with Durham Bulls Baseball, going back to the 1988 movie "Bull Durham." As a boarding house, it was the home of some of the cast and crew (an original script was found in the attic). The Manning House, just across the street, was the site used as Susan Sarandon's home in the movie. In 1992, Jim won the name-the-mascot contest, by naming Wool E. Bull. Most summer evenings you can find him at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park taking in a game.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily in the dining room, between 8 AM and 9:30 AM. Breakfast entrees alternate between sweet and savory, and always include fresh fruit, muffins or breakfast breads, juice, and plenty of coffee or tea. Continental breakfasts are offered to early risers, but everyone usually sticks around for the main event.
Warm hospitality and personal service are key elements of this Inn's success. As one guest commented,
"It truly seems like another world that you have created. Everything about your Inn speaks welcome weary traveler, enter and find rest."
The Old North Durham Inn is conveniently located a mile off of Interstate 85, within walking distance to the Durham Visitors Bureau, Duke University East Campus, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), The Carolina Theatre, Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP), the Durham Convention Center, and the Farmer's Market.
We're only a 20-minute drive from I-40, RDU Airport, Research Triangle Park (RTP), UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. 30 minutes from North Carolina State University, the RBC Center, and the State Fairgrounds.
- Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
- Durham Bulls Baseball (DBAP)
- ACC Basketball & Football
- American Dance Festival
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
- Festival for the Eno
- Bull Durham Blues Festival
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