Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giving Thanks!

With Thanksgiving drawing near, it gives us reason to think of all the things we have to be thankful for at The King's Daughters Inn. Here are a few of our favorites (and hopefully yours too!):

1. Granola Day- There is nothing better than coming into the Inn and smelling our fresh Granola baking! Today our amazing chef Faustine made a batch of our P-Nut and Pig Granola. The smoky & sweet scent of maple, peanuts, and candied bacon is enough to wish that it was breakfast time again.

2. Our Brides and Grooms- We are so fortunate to be able to be a part of so many beautiful weddings every year! From rehearsal dinner all the way to the reception we love making our bride and groom's day as magical as possible.

3. Our Amazing Staff!: From arrival to check out, our team is there to make your stay at the Inn special. Whether it's our kitchen staff making you fresh breakfast every morning, or our amazing housekeepers keeping the Inn sparkling and beautiful, we want to make your stay with us as relaxing, fun, and memorable as possible! We could not do it without all the hardworking people here at KDI.

4. The Return of the Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies: Our amazing winter cookie is back! This KDI tradition made with fresh local ginger and dark chocolate chunks is baked fresh every day and will be here at the front desk when you arrive till spring. How sweet it is!

5. YOU! : We are thankful for you for staying with us- past, present and future- at The King's Daughter's Inn. Thank you for choosing us for your vacations, special events, and business trips. We have so much fun meeting people from all over the world and doing our best to go above and beyond to meet your needs during your stay.  We hope you come back and see us again soon!

Don't forget: if you are still looking for a place to stay this Thanksgiving weekend we are having a 10% off Special! If you stay with us three or more nights this Thanksgiving you will receive a bottle of wine for your holiday! It's our way of saying thanks to you!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanksgiving at The Inn

It is easy to see why autumn has such a special place in so many people's hearts. Crisp weather, the vibrant changing leaves, and so many phenomenal fall foods. Our most recent fall wedding, Christina and Erik, celebrated the season here at The Inn with lots of wonderful fall comfort foods: hot cinnamon apple cider, Q Shack barbecue, and an amazing variety of fall pies!
Adorable Handmade Cake Toppers from Christina and Erik's Wedding

This had the staff at the Inn talking about of favorite Thanksgiving treats and traditions! We naturally couldn't agree on one pie being the favorite. Our Innkeeper's Colin and Deanna couldn't settle the classic fruit vs. custard pie debate with their favorites being Cranberry Apple and Chess Pie respectively. From our fabulous housekeeping staff we had Candis choosing a traditional pecan pie while Julia picked a non-traditional coconut. Our General Manager Wayne loves classic, simple pumpkin pie and Deanna's Mom Denel went decadent with Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. The one thing everyone can agree on is that we are thankful that everyone can have their favorite on Thanksgiving!

Thinking of Pie at KDI
We love celebrating autumn at The King's Daughters Inn. There is so much to be thankful for here in Durham: great people, a wonderful variety of restaurants, shopping, and events nearby the Inn for fall.

This autumn, the Durham Craft Market will be in Central Park on November 26th from 8am to 12pm. This event is showcasing local artisans with a stunning variety of jewelry, glasswork, paintings, pottery, woodwork & so much more!

At the Durham Performing Arts Center, we have two beautiful shows coming up this November! Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella with be enchanting audiences from November 18th to the 23rd. Following that, Carolina Ballet's: The Nutcracker will come to life on stage just after Thanksgiving on November 28th-30th.
Fall Foliage at The King's Daughters Inn

With amenities like full hot breakfast each morning, complementary movies on demand and cozy afternoon teas in our parlor or sun porch, there are lots of reasons to enjoy a relaxing holiday here with us. This year, Bookings made for Thanksgiving weekend will receive 10% off! And, If you book for 3 or more nights, we'll throw in a bottle of wine to make the holiday weekend complete!  your reason for having Thanksgiving in Durham, whether your visiting family and friends or simply a Staycation, we hope that you will celebrate by visiting The King's Daughters Inn!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Eric & Denise's Wedding

We had an amazing time hosting Eric and Denise's Wedding this October! Guests were greeted with beautiful gift bags in each guest room by Gingham & Posh as well as handcrafted luxury bath salts provided by Truly Aesthetic. Framed family photos were placed around the inn as a fun way to personalize their experience.

The Rehearsal dinner was provided by Crave Catering featuring lots of fun and creative hors d'oeuvres like individually boxed savory eclairs, petite quesadillas, and layered salad in mason jars. 

The amazing reception dinner were also provided by Crave. The Cake was a sophisticated ruffle design adorned with fresh flowers. Elegant navy blue and gold accents were used in the table settings and decor with stunning floral arrangements created by Tres Bella.