Thank you!

From the bottom of our hearts, we are honored and appreciative of the support we have gotten from our guests and community over the years. We couldn’t have achieved these awards without you. We are truly grateful for the success we’ve achieved, and we look forward to the future!

~Colin & Deanna Crossman~

Awards & Recognition

Durham Magazine “Best of Durham” Bed and Breakfast 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

AAA Four Diamond Rating 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Four Diamond described: “These establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect and obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.” The Inn has been listed since the 2012 edition of the AAA North Carolina Tour Book guide.

Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Sustainability 2011
Each year the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce awards a handful of coveted Business Excellence Awards. The King’s Daughters Inn was chosen to receive the Excellence in Sustainability Award. The video is here.

Indy Best of the Triangle Bed and Breakfast, Finalist for Best Hotel 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Voted by the people of the Triangle as both the best Bed and Breakfast in the Triangle, and one of the top three hotels in Durham County. Thanks, Durhamites!

North American Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise 2010
“The Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards were created to help smaller enterprises learn the best practices of triple bottom line sustainability – strong financial, environmental, and community performance – from one another. The Green Plus Awards winners and finalists have demonstrated that sustainability is not only possible, but highly beneficial for smaller enterprises, regardless of their sector.” – Chris Carmody, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

Urban Conservationist of the Year 2010
Presented on January 5th, 2010 by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation District for “Recognition of exemplary stewardship in conservation through implementation of a total energy management system and farm share program, and green renovations to historic structures.”

2009 Preservation North Carolina Carraway Award of Merit
Each year, Preservation North Carolina presents the Gertrude S. Carraway Awards of Merit to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting historic preservation. The awards have been given since 1975 and are named for the late Dr. Gertrude Carraway of New Bern, a leader in the successful effort to reconstruct the state’s colonial capitol, Tryon Palace, in New Bern.

The King’s Daughters Inn has been honored with a 2009 Carraway Award for the preservation and restoration of the former King’s Daughters Home. This Trinity Park landmark, designed by Milburn & Hester as a residence for elderly women, has been turned into an elegant small hotel. Many layers of remodeling had to be removed, but the most dramatic change was the restoration of the front hall, where a decades-old fire wall was removed and the broad staircase opened up. The 17 guest rooms have all modern amenities with a historic ambiance and the public rooms have even been furnished with original pieces.

Triangle Business Journal Green award for 2009 Commercial Green Renovation Project
The King’s Daughters Inn was honored to receive one of Triangle Business Journal’s 2009 Green Awards for Green Commercial Renovation.

2009 Urban Conservationist of the Year
Presented by the Durham Soil and Water Conservation District.

2009 Golden Leaf Award
According to Nakira Carter, chairwoman of the Golden Leaf Awards Committee, this year’s winners are shining examples of how appearance is important and vital in a community. “Our nominations this year stressed quality over quantity. The winners all contribute in various ways to improving Durham as a community, as a space where people live and work and play,” Carter said. “All the nominees, and especially our winners, show a commitment to giving the people of Durham an obvious visual reason to be proud of their community. They are a great role model for all Durham residents.” – Full News Release (pdf)


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