The King’s Daughters Inn is exactly what you are looking for. The boutique hotel, located in the heart of Durham, NC features 17 unique rooms set in a historic building.
The original building opened its doors in 1911 – the first King’s Daughters Home of Durham, offering subsidized housing for single, aging women. Due to overwhelming popularity, the King’s Daughters had to close and reopen in 1926. The two-story Colonial Revival style brick building still stands today.
In 2006 due to the decrease in interest in dormitory-style retirement living, the property closed. After a year on the market, Colin and Deanna Crossman came across the property and fell in love. They spent two years meticulously planning the restoration- renovating and transforming the space into a luxuriously updated version of its former self: modern history.
On April 18, 2009 the King’s Daughters Inn opened. The Crossman’s focused on creating a sustainable Inn by preserving the building’s rich history by keeping things like the original heart of pine floors found throughout. They also kept the original flow of the floor plan but adapted it for their uses by combining rooms and consolidating extra space to form their 17 suites and rooms with private baths.
The quaint and cozy 17-room luxury boutique hotel boasts tastefully and individually decorated rooms alongside all the amenities one desires from a “home” away from home – free high speed wireless internet, plush bedding, gourmet made-to-order breakfasts, afternoon tea and a turn-down service that includes chocolates and port (www.thekingsdaughtersinn.com).