Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club to offer traditional Thanksgiving dinner for hotel guests
Luxury Durham property invites Triangle families to enjoy a Thanksgiving staycation
DURHAM, N.C., November 4, 2021 – As an exclusive offer for overnight hotel guests, The AAA Four Diamond Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is hosting a special Thanksgiving dinner at the award winning Fairview Dining Room on Thursday, November 25. Reservations for both dinner and the overnight stay are required, based on availability, and still available for guests interested in creating a memorable getaway for Thanksgiving this year.
With many families considering smaller gatherings or non-traditional Thanksgiving celebrations, staycations are an increasingly popular alternative to long-distance trips. Research by the hotel room offer platform, Hoo, found that the number of staycations taken this year increased by an average of 18% compared to 2020. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club anticipates a similar uptick in reservations from families looking for a relaxing holiday getaway close to home.
“Some of our guests are unable to travel and see extended family, so our goal is to create the perfect setting for smaller, but still very memorable, celebrations,” said Randy Kolls, Managing Director and Partner for the trio of hotel properties owned by Duke University. “While Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, we are thrilled to mark the occasion with an incredible experience for guests spending the holiday with us.”
On Thanksgiving Day, The Fairview Dining Room is accepting reservations from noon to 9 p.m. for guests with hotel accommodations. Guests may choose from the full Fairview Dining Room menu along with special Thanksgiving Day options. Also located within the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the Bull Durham Bar will serve the same menu for hotel guests from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. as well as a late-night menu from 10-11 p.m.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is a favorite destination for holiday celebrations of all sizes, and each year Triangle families visit the Inn to capture elegant holiday photos, savor the best of Durham fine dining and enjoy the ambiance with loved ones. After Thanksgiving, the Inn will continue its annual tradition of adorning the property with more than 20 Christmas trees and other festive decor.
The trio of properties owned by Duke University, which includes Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center, are accepting reservations for holiday stays. To learn more or book a stay, please call 919-490-0999 or (800) 443-3853, or visit www.washingtondukeinn.com, www.jbdukehotel.com and www.lodgeatdumc.com. Guests with room reservations can call 919-493-6699 to make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner at the Fairview Dining Room.
All three Duke University-owned properties are following the latest public health guidelines established by Duke University, including requiring that all guests wear a face covering while indoors and urging the community to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious illness related to COVID-19. Please visit coronavirus.duke.edu for more information.
About Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Nestled on 300 acres filled with tall pines and hardwoods, the AAA Four Diamond luxury Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is known for its prime location on the campus of Duke University, gracious service, intuitive staff and attention to detail. Amenities include the Bull Durham Bar, award-winning Fairview Dining Room, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club and state of the art executive conference center. Follow the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on Facebook and Instagram.
About the JB Duke Hotel
Light-filled spaces abound throughout the contemporary JB Duke Hotel, named one of Durham’s top five hotels by U.S. News & World Report. Located on the campus of Duke University, the property is home to The MarketPlace Restaurant, which features comfortable and contemporary kiosk-style dining, and the adjacent MarketPlace Barista Bar, which offers barista coffee service in the mornings before transforming into a relaxing hub for meals and mingling in the afternoon and evening hours. Follow the JB Duke Hotel on Facebook and Instagram.
About The Lodge at Duke Medical Center
Known for its thoughtful service, the boutique-style Lodge at Duke Medical Center combines modern conveniences with the comforts of home. The Lodge is situated across the street from the world-class Duke Medical Center and Durham VA Medical Center, providing visitors to the Durham area with sleek, spacious accommodations and unparalleled convenience. A complimentary shuttle is available to transport guests to Duke medical facilities, operating Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Follow the Lodge at Duke Medical Center on Facebook and Instagram.
As an exclusive offer for overnight hotel guests, the award-winning Fairview Dining Room will be hosting a special Thanksgiving dinner. Based on availability, reservations for both your overnight stay and dinner can be made at