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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.

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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.

Ring Inn the New Year at The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill

Celebrate the New Year at The Carolina Inn! This spectacular New Year's Eve room offer includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, three-course dinner, Prosecco and chocolate-covered strawberries. Happy New Year!

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.

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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

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20th Carolina Inn ~ Bridal Showcase 2015

December 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014. 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.

Gingerbread Village Display

December 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014. Relish the festive display of the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season.  Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form and registration fee is due Wednesday, November 26th. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our pastry chef, Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on December 29th at 4:00 p.m. and posted on our website. Enter Gingerbread House Competition.

Children's Etiquette Luncheon

December 22, 2014. A five-course dining tutorial, taught by certified etiquette and protocol professional, Cecilia Budd Grimes. Children 8-12 will learn dining do's and don'ts. Each child will receive a certificate and The Little Book of Etiquette at the graduation ceremony following lunch. Sunday dress code applies; jackets for boys (ties not required). 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Seating limited.   Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House

December 22, 2014. Just in time for the holidays The Carolina Inn is hosting  a children's Gingerbread House Making Class. Join us for a cozy afternoon that begins with storyteller, Heidi Werner and her tales of Christmas magic.  Each child will then be able assemble and decorate their very own Gingerbread House complete with an apron, chef’s hat and all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold.    At the end of the class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House and accessories. 2 pm. Reservations required.  Seating Limited.   Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.

Breakfast with Santa

December 23, 2014. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn.  A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike.  Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone.  Each child is welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list.  Every child will leave with a holiday treat. 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Reservations required. Reserved Seating.   Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.    

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20th Carolina Inn ~ Bridal Showcase 2015

December 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014. 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.

Gingerbread Village Display

December 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014. Relish the festive display of the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season.  Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form and registration fee is due Wednesday, November 26th. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our pastry chef, Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on December 29th at 4:00 p.m. and posted on our website. Enter Gingerbread House Competition.

Breakfast with Santa

December 23, 2014. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn.  A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike.  Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone.  Each child is welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list.  Every child will leave with a holiday treat. 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Reservations required. Reserved Seating.   Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.    

Brunch with Santa

December 23, 2014. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn.  A festive Carolina Inn brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike.  Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone.  Each child is welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list.  Every child will leave with a holiday treat. 10:30am-12:30pm.  Reservations required. Reserved Seating.   Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

December 23, 2014. Nothing says Christmas like sound of bells on a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sites of Chapel Hill as you take a leisurely ride through the campus of UNC. Hot chocolate and sweets provided. Tours leave from The Carolina Inn main entrance. Tickets may only be purchased in our E-Store.

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Basketball: UNC vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

January 05, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This is a UNC Employee Celebration game. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs Louisville Cardinals

January 10, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Louisville Cardinals at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 2:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC @ North Carolina State University

January 14, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Game time is 7:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs Virginia Tech Hokies

January 18, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Game time is 6:30PM. Let’s go Heels!

Basketball: UNC vs Florida State Seminoles

January 24, 2015. Cheer on the North Carolina Tar Heels as they take on the Florida State Seminoles at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This is a Coaches vs. Cancer Game.  Start time is 2:00PM. Let’s go Heels!

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The Nutcracker- Carolina Ballet

December 19, 2014 - December 28, 2014. The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Chapel Hill, NC.  Watch as Artistic Director Robert Weiss and his ballet company perform a unique rendition of this holiday classic.  The ballet will feature a live symphony orchestra and a little Las Vegas magic.

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.