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The Carolina Inn - New - Dining Offers

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Commemorative Chefs' Dinner - Celebrating 90 Years

Join us as we commemorate The Carolina Inn's 90th anniversary on Saturday, February 28th beginning at 6:30 PM. A four-course wine-pairing dinner will celebrate the cuisine of our executive chefs through the years including Brian Stapleton, Jimmy Reale and James Clark.

Scotch Dinner in Chapel Hill, NC

Enjoy a night of Scotch and scrumptious fare on January 29th starting at 6:30 PM along with Scotch aficionado Gary Crunkleton and Glenfiddich ambassador Struan Ralph. The evening begins with a tasty reception with Scotch and passed hors d'oeuvres. An exceptional three-course wild game dinner with wine will follow. Afterwards, enjoy dessert with Scotch and cigars.

90th Anniversary at The Carolina Inn - Chapel Hill, NC

Celebrate The Carolina Inn's 90th anniversary with us! For 90 years our unique Chapel Hill hotel has provided exceptional accommodations, modern amenities, exquisite dining, and service with value. Book now and experience the unique charm of The Carolina Inn!

Bed and Breakfast in Chapel Hill, NC

Our Bed and Breakfast promotion includes lodging and our gourmet breakfast buffet for up to two adults. Come enjoy the beauty of Chapel Hill along with breakfast in our AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star Carolina Crossroads Restaurant.

Gourmet Getaway in Chapel Hill, NC

Enjoy a Gourmet Getaway at The Carolina Inn!

The Carolina Inn - New - Romance Offers

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Divine Romance in Chapel Hill, NC

Our Divine Romance Package provides everything you need to sneak away with the one you love! Easy access to the university and local attractions make this getaway package too good to pass up!

Petite Wedding Package in Chapel Hill, NC

Have the elopement of your dreams in Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn.

Romantic Resolution in Chapel Hill

Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn near Raleigh. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, Prosecco, chocolate covered strawberries, and a welcome amenity. Here's to a Happy and Romantic New Year!

The Carolina Inn - New - Golf Offers

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Hole in One in Chapel Hill, NC

Golfer’s Getaway Package – Golf at Chapel Hill's Tom Fazio designed course.

The Carolina Inn - New - UNC Offers

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Be a True Carolina Tar Heel in Chapel Hill, NC!

Get away and have fun being Carolina Blue for a day! During your visit at The Carolina Inn located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spend time exploring this bustling college town, like you’ve always wished you had. This Inn is centrally located from historic Franklin Street featuring charming shops, boutiques and museums. Let us help you get acquainted with Chapel Hill, NC!

The Carolina Inn - New - Featured Offers

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Commemorative Chefs' Dinner - Celebrating 90 Years

Join us as we commemorate The Carolina Inn's 90th anniversary on Saturday, February 28th beginning at 6:30 PM. A four-course wine-pairing dinner will celebrate the cuisine of our executive chefs through the years including Brian Stapleton, Jimmy Reale and James Clark.

30% Off Best Available Rate in Chapel Hill

Southern charm, modern amenities, and unparalleled service blend beautifully to create an unforgettable getaway in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, NC. Book and stay by February 8th to receive 30% off our Best Available Rate.

Escape for Less

An iconic hotel on the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, hosting visitors, UNC families and special events since 1924.

90th Anniversary at The Carolina Inn - Chapel Hill, NC

Celebrate The Carolina Inn's 90th anniversary with us! For 90 years our unique Chapel Hill hotel has provided exceptional accommodations, modern amenities, exquisite dining, and service with value. Book now and experience the unique charm of The Carolina Inn!

Destination Family Escapes to Chapel Hill, NC

Escape to the "Southern Part of Heaven" in Chapel Hill, NC. The Carolina Inn is only steps away from the bustling Franklin Street district with shopping, art galleries, and entertainment.

The Carolina Inn - Carolina Inn - New Blog

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Enjoy the Perfect Holiday Cocktail

Make your holiday a little more special with Santa's Secret Martini. Enjoy our Twelve Days of Christmas in Chapel Hill, NC. Afterwards, come to Crossroads Bar to sip on our festive cocktail. If you can't make it to The Carolina Inn, have fun making this perfect holiday cocktail in the comfort of your own home.

Thanksgiving Recipes in Chapel Hill, NC - Muscovy Duck

The Carolina Inn's Executive Chef James Clark recommends modifying your Thanksgiving menu this year by including a Cardamom Lacquered Muscovy Duck. This delicious dish includes cardamom which gives great floral aroma and flavor to the duck. This is a wonderful winter recipe to prepare this holiday season. Any side will accompany this dish, but Chef James' favorites are wild rice and roasted winter squash. This North Carolina recipe works very well with a rich California Cabernet such as the most obvious Duckhorn or if you prefer something lighter, a Red Meritage such as Franciscan Magnificat will pair perfectly, too. The recipe has many steps. However, once you read through it, you’ll realized the dish is simple to prepare. This recipe will work best with store bought ducks and not with wild ducks because they do not have the amount of fat on the bird that makes this recipe a success. Step 1 2 washed and cleaned whole ducks 2 lb Salt Take the ducks and coat them on the outside and inside with salt and let them sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours. For best results, hang the duck or set the on a rack with a drip pan underneath to allow the moister to come out. After three hours, wash the salt off the ducks in cold water. Step 2 12 Cardamom Seeds 1 tsp. Whole Cloves 1 Tbs. Whole Allspice 3 Bay Leaves 2 Small Honey Bears 2 Gallons of Water While the ducks are sitting, bring all of the above ingredients to a slow simmer. Allow to cook infusing the cardamom flavor into the liquid. Once the ducks have been rinsed, submerge them into simmering liquid for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, carefully remove them from the pot and place ducks on a rack so they can continue draining. Once they have finished draining, remove the excess liquid from the bottom of the pan and have your oven pre-heated to 475°. Place the ducks in the oven and cook for 17 minutes for medium rare and 20 minutes for medium well to well.  After the ducks have cooked, pull them out of the oven and allow them to cool slightly before you slice into them. Enjoy!

Chilled Asparagus Salad in the Best Chapel Hill Restaurant

Kickoff the summer season with a tasty, healthy salad. Executive Chef James Clark, of Carolina Crossroads Restaurant, makes this delightful chilled asparagus salad with baby frisée, spring onions, quail eggs, garden-fresh herbs and homemade "jar dressing." Each bite brings out a different combination of ingredients. So, get to your local farmers’ market and handpick local produce to create this delicious and satisfying salad. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any summer supper. Ingredients 12 Jumbo Asparagus 2 Heads Baby Frisee 12 Spring Onions 4 Tbs. Sugar 1 C. Cider Vinegar 2 Tbs. Pickling Spice 2 Sprigs of Thyme 4 Quail Eggs 2 Qt. & 2 C. Water 3 Tbs. Salt 1 Tbs. Olive Oil Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste Directions Put 2 qts. of water on the stove and add the 3 tbs. of salt and bring to a simmer. In a separate pot, add the sugar, vinegar, thyme and pickling spice and bring to a simmer.  While both pots are heating both up, trim Asparagus and peel way the woodsy skin which is about mid may down the stalk, rinse, and set aside. Next, take the Ramps and trim and discard the root. Then separate the bulbs from the green leaves and rinse. Keep separate and set aside.  Once your salted water is simmering (have an ice bath ready), drop in the Ramp bulbs. Poach for 2 minutes. Pull out of the water allow to drain and place them in a small no reactive bowl and pour the vinegar pickling liquid over the Ramp bulbs. Immediately cover and place into the refrigerator. This can be done several days in advance. Next simmer Asparagus for 2 minutes. Pull out and submerge in ice bath. Do not oversoak. Once cooled place asparagus on a towel to dry. Repeat this process with the Ramp leaves and set aside. You will be adding the leaves to the dressing.  Trim the dark green off the Frisee down to where it turns light green to white, cut the root end, then wash and dry.  To cook the eggs, heat olive oil in a small nonstick pan. Once hot, gently crack the quail egg and allow to cook until the egg white has cooked through. Serve sunnyside up. Jar Dressing 1 Tbs. Tarragon ~ Sliced 1 Tbs. Basil ~ Sliced 1 Tbs. Flat Leaf Parsley 1 Shallot ~ Diced 2 Cloves Garlic ~ Minced 2 Scallions ~ Grilled & Minced 1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard 1 Tbs. Capers ~ Chopped ½ Red Pepper ~ Diced Small ¼ C. Sherry Vinegar 1 ¼ C. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste Place everything in a pint size jar, and shake vigorously. Dressing lasts up to a week in the refrigerator. Bon Appétit!

North Carolina Moonshine Tasting in Chapel Hill

This past Saturday, 6/14th we held our first-ever moonshine tasting. Well received by the Chapel Hill, N.C. community, 65 attendees rallied on the Front Porch of The Carolina Inn. The day was ideal for this sold out event. The weather was absolutely perfect – gentle breeze, lots of shade, and stunning Carolina blue skies. With bluegrass music playing in the background, you could hear the sounds of mason jars (filled with moonshine of course) clinking as guests made their toasts. Made available to the attendees included a variety of moonshine. TOPO Organic Carolina Moonshine, Troy & Sons Moonshine, Broadslab Legacy Shine, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Howling Moon Moonshine and Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine were all available for sampling. Also served was Crossroads’ delicious culinary delights paired perfectly with the North Carolinian moonshine that was offered. Guests enjoyed Southern favorites such as Seared Pork Belly, BBQ Beef Short Rib on a Biscuit, and Braised Pork Cheeks just to name a few. Our celebrity guest, Moonshiner Wayne, from the Discovery Channel’s TV Show “Moonshiners” was on-site meeting his fans, and answering their questions. Also known as “Hill Billy,” Wayne brought his very own still and an oversized backdrop of his still located in the backwoods of North Carolina. Guests had big smiles as they posed for pictures in front of it with the Moonshiner. Even the Chapel Hill Fire Department made a surprise visit to the tasting as they, too, wanted their picture taken with Wayne. Here’s to another fun and unique event held in downtown Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn. Cheers!

Wedding Memories for a Lifetime

Excellence, elegance, comfort, outstanding service, luxurious accommodations, delicious food, and flexibility are the hallmarks that best describe our recent experience at the historic Carolina Inn. Under the outstanding direction of Melissa Sayre, Social Catering Manager, our daughter's wedding exceeded our expectations in execution and happiness. Every detail was handled with personalized care and exactly as planned. Even when our guest list grew from 90 to 206, Melissa and her staff met our every concern with no problem, we can handle it. And they did, always with a smile and great creativity. Each meal, including the beautiful reception dinner, was well-prepared, perfectly served, and delectable. The entire staff was attentive, detail oriented, and focused on making us feel that our daughter's wedding was the most important event to ever occur at The Carolina Inn. More than 100 of our family members and friends stayed onsite for several nights. We heard significant praise from our guests regarding a most memorable experience, the wonderfully comfortable beds, and a desire to return to the Inn for their own vacations and special events. Thank you to The Carolina Inn and Melissa Sayre for making our daughter's and new son's dream wedding a reality and helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Introducing Newly Appointed Executive Chef Nathan Enders of Magnificent Mile’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge, 52EIGHTY

MileNorth Hotel presents newly hired Executive Chef of the 52EIGHTY Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Located on the 29th floor, this Magnificent Mile rooftop bar is a welcomed addition to this Chicago hote

The Carolina Inn - New - Featured Events

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20th Carolina Inn ~ Bridal Showcase 2015

January 01, 2015 - January 26, 2015. Join the wedding professionals of The Carolina Inn for an elegant afternoon with the most creative and experienced wedding vendors in the area. Our luxury Bridal Showcase will allow you to sample cake from several bakeries, hold bouquets of flowers in your hands, listen to music, and see the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers. You could literally plan your entire wedding in one day. Sunday, January 25, 2015 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ~ Open to the Public Purchase tickets - $20 per person. CarolinaInnBridalShowcase.com.

Basketball: UNC vs Syracuse Orange

January 26, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Syracuse Orange at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Scotch and Wild Game Dinner

January 29, 2015. Enjoy a night of Scotch and scrumptious fare on January 29th at 6:30 PM along with Scotch aficionado Gary Crunkleton and Glenfiddich ambassador Struan Ralph. The evening begins with a tasty reception with Scotch and passed hors d'oeuvres. An exceptional four-course wild game dinner with wine will follow. Afterwards, enjoy dessert with Scotch and cigars. Call for reservations at 919.918.2735. $125 per person. View Menu

Basketball: UNC vs Virginia Cavaliers

February 02, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Virginia Cavaliers at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Valentine’s Day Offer

February 13, 2015 - February 15, 2015. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone at The Carolina Inn located in Chapel Hill, NC. Our historic hotel is offering a very special Valentine's Day weekend offer, perfect for planning an unforgettable trip. Receive rates starting at $149 inclusive of breakfast for two. Upon check-in, a bottle of chilled Prosecco will be waiting for you. Book Now

The Carolina Inn - New - Inn Events

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Hops & High Cuisine with Foothills Brewing

March 12, 2015. Enjoy the best Hops & High Cuisine at The Carolina Inn on Thursday, March 12th. The evening begins at 6 PM with local NC craft brews by Foothills Brewings and delicious hors d'oeuvres. The reception is followed by a scrumptious four-course plated dinner prepared by Executive James Clark and is paired perfectly with Foothill's craft beers. Secure your seat today to indulge in a unique experience of culinary delights and thirst quenching beers. For reservations, call 919.918.2735. $55 per person.

The Carolina Inn - New - UNC Events

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Basketball: UNC vs Syracuse Orange

January 26, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Syracuse Orange at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs Virginia Cavaliers

February 02, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Virginia Cavaliers at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC @ Duke University

February 18, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Duke Blue Devils at the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. Game time is 9:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

February 21, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 12:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

February 24, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 8:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

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Hundred Waters at Local 506

March 07, 2015. Enjoy an evening performance from Hundred Waters at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC.  Hundred Waters is an American band that blends the genres of electronic and organic sounds.

Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference

March 15, 2015 - March 17, 2015. The UNC Water Institute in Chapel Hill, NC is hosting the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference.  This event brings together researchers and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, focusing on the nexus approach.

Storybook Gala in A Whole New World

March 21, 2015. Join Coach Larry Fedora for a magical carpet ride at the 3rd Annual Storybook Gala in A Whole New World. The evening will feature enchanting characters, a delicious menu & nonstop entertainment.

Making Things Happen 2015 2-Day Conference

March 30, 2015 - March 31, 2015. Attend the annual Making Things Happen 2015 2-Day Conference at The Carolina Inn.  This conference in Chapel Hill, NC is designed to fire you up and get you on a powerful path to making big things happen in life and in business.