Great people from the moment I called, Frank and Dolly were happy to go above and beyond. Happily shared a beverage from his personal stash while I was prepping for a wedding.. and they were both happy to share history or general knowledge. Very cool house, cars, and amazing people.
Nov 28, 2019
Good place to spend night,rest eat breakfast.
Apr 17, 2019
Our stay at the Blooming Gardens was filled with positive experiences including: the romantic charm of the beautifully restored historic inn, the amazing gardens, the delicious breakfasts, the exceptional hospitality from Frank and Dolly, the playfully hidden chocolates throughout the room and more.
The Inn and the rooms were clean, beautifully decorated and overflowing with eclectic collection of antiques.
When I returned to retrieve a jacket I left behind, Frank and Dolly returned it in a nice bag...and then went a step further and added some Lindt chocolates. They just aim to please in every way.
I found even the house cats to be very friendly.
I highly recommend the impressive and expansive Duke Botanical gardens.
Nov 6, 2018
We had a wonderful stay at the Blooming Garden Inn. We contacted them as we had a unique situation in which we needed availability to the room prior to checkin time. Frank was very accommodating! The Inn was very comfortable and located close to a lot of great things in Durham. The breakfast was fantastic with fresh fruit, a delicious quiche, and fresh juice. Will definitely book here again if it works out for future trips to Durham.
Sep 26, 2018
Absolutely wonderful. Great stay, great couple!
Dec 12, 2017
Very nice owners/operators. It's a very homie place with a lot of character.
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Jun 7, 2016
What a unique B&B experience in your lovely home full of interesting antiquities and stories. As a Duke graduate ['80], it was a thrill to be back in Durham, seeing the chapel and jogging Campus Drive. Your B&B is serene and a place of tranquility. Many thanks for your gracious hospitality.
Oct 12, 2019
Inn keepers had thought of every possible need for each and every guest. This bed and breakfast is an absolute treasure because of the amazing owners and the perfect and stunning restoration of this 125 year old home. Every need has been attended to (despite the age of the home all modern needs are taken care of) and every nook and cranny of the house has been decorated in gorgeous detail with fascinating antiques. I had to go to Durham for an engagement party and this bed and breakfast was so wonderful I found it more interesting than anything I saw during my RUSHED stay in Durham (had zero time to really explore.) point is, I would go to Durham simply to stay there again and have more time to ask questions about the history of this gorgeous home and the lovely owners. you will feel as though you have all the creature comforts of being at home plus the chance to interact with the lovely innkeepers and at breakfast may meet some of the other folks staying at the inn which is a very enjoyable way to travel when you don’t know anyone in the city. No way could this place possibly be any better!
Aug 7, 2019
We had a quick, but nice stay at the inn. We appreciate Frank dropping us off for our show at DPAC. Dolly, sorry we missed you at breakfast! Thanks for the gift and note!