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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! Read More

Your Vacation, Our Destination

Receive 30% off our best available rate and a complimentary room upgrade when you pay with your American Express Card. Read More

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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. Read More

Your Vacation, Our Destination

Receive 30% off our best available rate and a complimentary room upgrade when you pay with your American Express Card. Read More

Stars, Constellations, Planets and Black Holes in Chapel Hill, NC!

Immerse yourself in an enriching outer space experience in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a visit to the Morehead Planetarium to learn about stars, constellations, planets, black holes and more! Read More

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Gourmet Getaway in Chapel Hill, NC

Enjoy a Gourmet Getaway at The Carolina Inn! Read More

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. Read More

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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! Read More

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The Carolina Inn Among Best Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia Insiders’ Select® 2014 List

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (July 2014) – The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014, an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by one of the world’s largest full-service online travel site*. Pulling from nearly two million annual verified guest reviews, the Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top ranked hotels available worldwide on Expedia. The 2014 list names only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. Consumers can rely on Expedia’s unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise to help them make confident booking decisions.  “The hotels included in the Insiders’ Select list represent the best of the best in the eyes of Expedia travelers,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com. “This list recognizes the hotels around the world that have worked to provide outstanding value and customer service, as well as regularly exceed guest expectations. Expedia strives to empower travelers with the best possible accommodation on any budget, and the Insiders’ Select list is another tool they can use to make more informed travel decisions.” Visitors to Expedia® sites can also find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu. For more information on Insiders’ Select, visit http://www.expedia.com/insidersselect.  About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: #TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across the United States. Offering authentic, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property embodies the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. Read More

The Carolina Inn Bestowed Couples’ Choice Award

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (June 2014) – The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has received a 2013 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award™. The Carolina Inn was recognized among the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award™ are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from more than 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. As the region’s weddings capital offering Classic Southern Elegance since 1924, the historic hotel on the UNC Chapel Hill campus hosts more than 125 weddings annually. The Carolina Inn has a long-standing tradition of helping brides fulfill their most cherished wedding dreams. From the exquisitely beautiful to the elegant and romantic, The Carolina Inn has been transforming wedding fantasies into memories that live forever. Providing an atmosphere of warmth and grace, the Inn’s intimate parlors, secluded courtyards and expansive ballrooms are perfect for wedding receptions or the exchanging of vows. From the stylish Old Well Room, with its evocative Art Deco décor, especially popular for weddings, to the elegant John Sprunt Hill Ballroom, neoclassical in design, The Carolina Inn has been making wedding dreams come true for nine decades. With a tradition of hosting memorable bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, champagne brunches, wedding receptions and banquets, it devotes equal care to events for ten guests or 500 guests. Learn more at www.CarolinaInnBride.com. About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: #TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across the United States. Offering authentic, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property embodies the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. Read More

The Carolina Inn Hosts Special June 14 Moonshine Tasting with “Hill Billy” Wayne of Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “Moonshiners”

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (May 2014) – The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, and its award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant will host a special Moonshine Tasting event on Saturday, June 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet Moonshiner “Hilly Billy” Wayne Nix, cast member of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners,” during this special event. Sample a variety of North Carolina made moonshine and enjoy culinary delights from Executive Chef James Clark while conversing with “Hill Billy” Wayne and learning more about what’s happening on Season 3 of the hit series. Seating is limited and reservations required. $55 per person (adults 21 and up). Please call 919-918-2735. http://www.carolinainn.com/moonshine-tasting-nc.php Born and bred in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina and settled in a community known as Hanging Dog lives a man who locals know as “Hill Billy.” Although moonshining is a way of life here, Wayne Nix isn’t your average hillbilly and has been making a living doing what has to be done. “To get there, you’ve got to have been there” has been his mantra. Working when he can to get work and doing what he can do “Growing up in the backwoods hasn’t always been easy, it’s not just hunting and fishing like y’all think...but you’ve got to love where you come from and look to where you’re going.” The June 14 event commences with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres featuring Smoked Mountain Trout Croquet with Horseradish Aioli, Chilled Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Pickled Shrimp, BBQ Beef Short Rib on a Biscuit with Pimento Cheese and Seared Pork Belly with Cornbread & Figs. Station 1 showcases Garlic Butter Shrimp accompanied by Crab & Corn Succotash and Tomatoes & Okra. Station 2 includes Braised Pork Cheeks with Roasted Pepper Grits & Slaw. The Passed Desserts are Warm Apple Doughnuts with Salted Carmel Sauce, Blueberry Tart, Mini Honey Pie with Lavender Crème Fraiche and Moonshine Strawberry Frappe. About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across the United States. Offering authentic, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property embodies the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. Read More

“Fridays on the Front Porch” Returns for 12th Season to The Carolina Inn on April 25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2014) – The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, begins the 12th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called “Fridays on the Front Porch” on Friday, April 25 from 5-8 p.m. Live music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. The Inn offers seasonal picnic offerings ($14 grill menu and $9 kids menu with gluten free options), various beverage selections and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event. Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina’s best bands for 24 consecutive Fridays through early October. One of the area’s most popular musical groups, Sweet Potato Pie, starts things off on Friday, April 25. The lineup for the rest of the series includes Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo, The Gravy Boys, Big Fat Gap, Tea Cup Gin, Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon and The Morning After. 2014 Schedule April 25 – Sweet Potato Pie May 2 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo May 9 – The Gravy Boys May 16 – Big Fat Gap May 23 – Tea Cup Gin May 30 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon June 6 – The Gravy Boys June 13 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo June 20 – Big Fat Gap June 27 – TBD July 4 – Tea Cup Gin July 11 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon July 18 – Big Fat Gap July 25 – The Morning After August 1 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo August 8 – Big Fat Gap August 15 – Tea Cup Gin August 22 – The Morning After August 29 – The Gravy Boys September 5 – Big Fat Gap September 12 – The Morning After September 19 – The Gravy Boys September 26 – Big Fat Gap October 3 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. Read More

13th Annual Carolina Inn Birdhouses on Parade Celebration (April 1-21)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 2014) – The 2014 Birdhouses on Parade, The Carolina Inn’s 13th annual celebration of spring taking place from April 1-21, features one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by a dozen different North Carolina artists. The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, opens this year’s birdhouse displays on Tuesday, April 1. Drop by anytime over the three weeks to enjoy artist creations from Bosetti Art Tile, Mark Burnham, Dwellings, Hebo’s Folkart Shop, Allen Hobbs, Wolfgang Langheinrich, Nest Dwellings, Old South BirdHouse Company, RSS Woodworks, Skidworks NC, Silver Palate Feeders and Wyldeheart Design.  Indulge in a delicious Easter Buffet Brunch on Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant featuring both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrées and more. Delight in this lavish holiday brunch prepared by Executive Chef James Clark and his extraordinary culinary team. Enjoy an amazing assortment of delectable dishes designed to delight the most sophisticated palates. $55.95 per person 13 and up. $50.95 seniors 60 plus. $22.95 children 7-12, children 6 and under complimentary. Reservations required. Spring Afternoon Tea will be served in the Inn’s cozy hotel lobby Thursday through Sunday during the event starting at 2:30 p.m. and features The Carolina Inn’s popular floral teas such as Carolina Blueberry and Vanilla Apple Hibiscus. Accompaniments include a medley of savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets and chocolates, followed by a grand finale of warm scones served with fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream and jam. Make your reservations today by calling 919-918-2735 or learning more at CarolinaInn.com/birdhouses. About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. Read More

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Fridays on the Front Porch

August 01, 2014. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required.   Each Friday through October 3rd 5 PM until 8 PM Read More

Fridays on the Front Porch

August 08, 2014. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Big Fat Gap will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required.   Each Friday through October 3rd 5 PM until 8 PM Read More

Fridays on the Front Porch

August 15, 2014. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Tea Cup Gin will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required.   Each Friday through October 3rd 5 PM until 8 PM Read More

Fridays on the Front Porch

August 22, 2014. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. The Morning After will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required.   Each Friday through October 3rd 5 PM until 8 PM Read More

Fridays on the Front Porch

August 29, 2014. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Gravy Boys will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required.   Each Friday through October 3rd 5 PM until 8 PM Read More

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The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC Chosen As An Expedia Insiders’ Select® 2014 Winner

The Carolina Inn was chosen as an Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2014 winner, one of the top-ranked properties on Expedia! Expedia Insiders’ Select is an annual award, recognizing the very best hotels available in the global Expedia marketplace, as judged by the experiences of Expedia customers. Based on nearly 2 million guest reviews submitted annually, The Carolina Inn, a Chapel Hill hotel, is one of only 650 winners worldwide. Read More

National Fried Chicken Day in Chapel Hill, NC

Today is National Fried Chicken Day! Celebrate by preparing Chef James Clark Simple Fried Chicken Recipe. It’s finger-lickin’ good… Read More

Fire in the Triangle

Checkout the deliciouse dishes prepared by Executive Chef James Clark, Pastry Chef Sara Thomas and Chef Bill Hartley during the Fire in the Triangle Competition this past Tuesday. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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