Within the pristine, ivory walls of The Duke Mansion, you may discover a luxurious haven far from the persistent jostle of city life. Whether you are new to the Queen City or a seasoned Charlottean, this Southern gem will reinvigorate your weekend and leave you with a renewed sense of tranquility.
Modern luxury meets Southern hospitality in this austere period mansion, complete with twenty individually decorated guest rooms. While each suite is stunningly unique in its design, all the rooms host either a spacious queen or king bed and an on-suite bath. Within the opulently designed rooms, the Duke Mansion offers its guests quiet privacy suffused with a warm, inviting hospitality.
Built in 1915, and only two miles from the Center City, The Duke Mansion is a non-profit destination. All proceeds are allocated to preserve and maintain this national treasure. Both the mansion and the four and a half acres of beautiful walking trails and gardens that it resides upon, are a historic landmark in Charlotte. Within these antiquated walls resides the opportunity to sample bygone era, and perhaps a simpler time.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Duke Mansion is a must-see destination in the city. If possible, we highly recommend enjoying the splendor of this gem for a few nights.
Your Weekend Guide
On Friday, check in, then…
Is there a better time to explore a city’s nightlife than on a Friday? Start your journey across Charlotte with dinner at Good Food on Montford, a Bruce Moffet restaurant in Madison Park that specializes in American small-plates. After you’ve had your fill, venture over to Fahrenheit for the best view of the Charlotte skyline and killer Moscow Mules.
On Saturday, wake up, then…
Wake up early and head down to the Mint Museum to catch a glimpse of the Queen City’s vivacious art scene. Every Saturday, the Mint hosts several classes that are typically open to the public. More importantly, a visit to the museum will give you the chance to enjoy the beautiful architecture of this repurposed church and the artworks of many talented artists displayed within. For lunch, head back down East Boulevard to the Mayobird for some of the best chicken salad in the city.
On Sunday, don’t go home yet…
Before you head out of town or back to your corner of the city on Sunday, make sure you catch brunch at 5Church. Beyond the fact head chef Jamie Lynch was just featured on Bravo TV’s Top Chef, the brunch here is delectable. Order a carafe of their revitalizing mimosas and enjoy a warm toasted ham and cheese Croque Madame, drizzled with mornay sauce, and crowned with a fried egg.