Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Need Coffee? Durham is "Most Caffeinated City!"


If you’re one of those folks who just can’t function until you’ve had your first (or fifth) cup of coffee than you’ll fit right in here in Durham, NC. A recent poll named Durham the United States’ “Most Caffeinated City,” beating out perennial perky favorites such as Portland and Seattle. It’s no surprise that Durham has a deep love for the coffee bean as we have two local roasters that make brews you’ll want to have every morning. Joe Van Gogh roasts in Hillsborough but you can grab a mug of joe made from their delicious beans here in Durham. Another roaster, Counter Culture Coffee, not only roasts their beans in the area but also offers a coffee education program and coffee cuppings every Friday at their training centers.
Durham top coffee city
Whether it takes black coffee, a cappuccino,
or something even stronger to get you
going, Durham has it!

At our luxury Durham bed and breakfast we will start your morning off right with a gourmet breakfast (with bottomless coffee refills!) but if you’re like the rest of us in Durham you’ll need another cup before noon and maybe another after! Here are some of our favorite places to get your fix:

Scratch Bakery: The ideal spot to grab a cappuccino and pastry, this downtown bakery features Intelligentsia Coffee

Intrepid Life: This coffee shop near Duke’s east campus is a non-profit operation where you can use your love of caffeine to support programs and services that help veterans transition to civilian life

Cocoa Cinnamon: For something a little different check out the espresso drinks at this funky spot which also features single-origin sipping chocolate





Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at our top rated Durham inn.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Durham Getaway Gift Certificate – Give the Gift of an Experience


The holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but you still have plenty of time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. For those on your list that can be particularly tricky to shop for, consider giving them a gift certificate to our Durham bed and breakfast. Have someone on your list who seems to have everything? There’s no way they wouldn’t enjoy a relaxing weekend in pampered luxury at our Durham bed and breakfast. Maybe you’re still trying to find just the right gift for that special foodie in your life? We’re willing to bet a couple nights in the Tastiest Town in the South would satisfy all their cravings. Or perhaps you’re still looking for a holiday gift to give your sweetheart? A romantic stay at the Arrowhead Inn complete with a private gourmet meal and couples massage will show them just how much you appreciate them all year long.

Carolina Log Cabin - Durham Bed and Breakfast
Everyone on your list would love to receive a weekend stay
in our Carolina Log Cabin
The best way to share the magic of the Arrowhead Inn this holiday season is to call your innkeeper and purchase a gift certificate. We can help you set up the perfect experience to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, so be sure to explore our dining and package options. Let us help you create the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year.

Romantic Getaway in Durham
Ask your innkeeper about adding romantic touches,
like flowers and champagne, to your gift certificate

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Celebrate Fall in Durham :: Farmer's Market, Corn Maze & Pumpkins


Farmers Market in Durham, NC
Don't miss the chance to check out Fall's bounty at the
Durham Farmer's Market.
Photo courtesy of Durham CVB

It’s time to welcome the fall season here in North Carolina and we would love to have you join us at our luxury bed and breakfast in Durham to enjoy the perfect crisp air, changing leaves, and seasonal celebrations. There’s still plenty of delicious fall produce at the Durham Farmer’s Market this time of year, so after you start your Saturday with a delicious breakfast prepared for you by our Chef Phil you can head over to the Market to find locally grown produce and handmade crafts. If you’re looking for a more hands on activity to celebrate the fall season head over to Ganyard Hill Farms where you can pick your own pumpkin and maybe even take a hayride!

Corn Maze in Durham, NC
The Haunted Cornfield Maze at Cedar Creek Farm will
get you in the Fall spirit
If Halloween is the best part of fall for you, we’ve got you Haunted Cornfield Maze at Cedar Creek Farm. This delightfully ghoulish maze will have you in the Halloween spirit in no time! Call your innkeeper and ask for the Halloween Special when you make your reservations.
Fall in Durham, NC

If Halloween is the best part of fall for you, we've got you covered. Take advantage of our Halloween Special and book a visit over Halloween Weekend (October 31 – November 2). Not only will you get to stay in our beautiful manor house built in 1775 (which has a bit of a spooky history of it’s own) you’ll receive passes to the Haunted Cornfield Maze at Cedar Creek Farm.This delightfully ghoulish maze will have you in the Halloween spirit in no time!

Call your innkeeper and ask for the Halloween Special when you make your reservations.


Gloria and Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Durham Foodies Getaway - October 2nd


Join us for an incredible Durham foodies getaway to remember. 

If you’ve dreamed of getting reservations at NOMA the epicenter of the Nordic food trend and don’t flinch at the idea of seeking out the “dank”, “dusty”, and “smoky” flavors of your food than you’ll want to visit our luxury bed and breakfast in Durham on October 2nd. Why? Because that evening a very special guest will be town, Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab. Evans has been invited to the TastiestTown in the South by Duke University faculty members who explore the subnature of food and culinary culture. This event, FiveChefs-One Concept, is far from an academic lecture though. It will be a gastronomic adventure!

Durham Foodies Getaway
Five Chefs-One Concept will be hosted in
Durham's historic Golden Belt District
Photo courtesy of: Durham CVB
Evans will be teaming up with five of the Triangle’s most well-renowned chefs, Matt Kelly (of Durham’s Mateo), Kim Floresca (of Chapel Hill’s [ONE]), Daniel Ryan (of Chapel Hill’s [ONE]), Andrea Reusing (of Chapel Hill’s Latern), Steven Greene (of Cary’s Umstead Hotel and Spa), and Aaron Vandemark (of Hillsborough’s Panciuto) to explore the subnature of local foods through a five-course dinner. Noel Sherr of Durham’s Cave Taureau Wines will provide wine pairings for the meal. The event will also feature discussion designed to lead guests through an exploration of the “othering” of specific components of food and culinary culture, such as fermentation and foraging.




Five Chefs-One Concept will be hosted in the Cotton Room in the Golden Belt District. Tickets are $185 each and can be purchased online. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy the talents and perspective of these chefs who hold not only local but global influence in culinary culture! 

Learn more about the concept of "subnature" in food from Dr. Tom Parker



Join us in our Durham bed and breakfast for a foodie getaway to remember.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Durham’s Bull City Race Fest has Something for Everyone


The 2nd Annual Bull City Race Fest will be held on Sunday October 19th and offers a great experience for runners and their families. The event features a half-marathon, a five mile race, and a family friendly 1 mile race, with courses that wind through downtown Durham and its beautiful surrounding neighborhoods. But the races are just half the fun! Once you’ve finished hang around at the American Tobacco Historic District to enjoy the post race festivities. These include:

Bull City Race Fest
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the American Tobacco
Historic District. Photo courtesy of the Durham CVB
A Food Truck Rodeo where you’ll get to enjoy all the delicious variety that Durham Food trucks Chirba Chirba Dumplings and CafĂ© Love who will both offer special deals for runners!
have to offer. Don’t miss

An Octoberfest Beer Garden

A Kids Experience Zone where the whole family can get together for a great time.

The opportunity to check out the excellent restaurants in the American Tobacco Historic District and surrounding downtown area

Online race registration is available through Thursday October 16th,  you can also register on-site on Saturday. And if you’re interested in supporting Habitat for Humanity of Durham, the nonprofit beneficiary of the Race Fest, be sure to check out their fundraising options!

If you’re looking to make a full weekend experience of the Bull City Race Fest be sure to give us a call. October is a busy month at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast, so you’ll want to make sure that you make your reservations early. And the Bull City Race Fest makes it easy to enjoy a full weekend in Durham. When you pick up your registration packet on Saturday October 18th, you’ll get the chance to participate in the Carb Crawl to help you prepare for Sunday’s race and get a taste of Durham’s wonderful restaurants. So give your innkeeper a call today and get ready for a weekend full of fun!

Durham Bull City Race Fest
Enjoy some of Durham's finest food trucks at the 2nd Annual Bull City Race Fest
Photo courtesty of Scientific Properties and the Durham CVB


Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shop til You Drop- A List Great Places for Durham Shopping


Durham has made a name for itself in the food world, being home to some of the best restaurants in the South. And playing host to internationally renowned events such as the Full Frame Film Festival and American Dance Festival has helped it put its mark on the art community as well. So shopping may not always be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a visit to Durham. But at our Durham bed and breakfast we know that the Bull City has something for everyone, so here’s a list of some of our favorite places to shop!

  • Just in case you get too full enjoying all the best restaurants in Durham, you’ve also got some great place to find the perfect edible souvenir to bring home with you like Sam’s Quik Shop and Bottle Shop and their awe-inducing arrays of beer. With everything from local growlers to rare imports this is THE place to shop for a beer-lover. And it doesn’t hurt that you can get a pint to sip while you’re shopping!
  • If you’re more of a wine person than a beer person don’t leave town without checking out the free tastings (Fridays and Saturdays) and well curated wine selection at Cave Taureau
Durham shopping


  • Whether you’re looking for something tasty for yourself or someone special you’ll want to stop by Parker and Otis where you’ll find a variety of specialty foods, gourmet candies, wine and beer, as well as cookbooks and kitchen supplies.
  • If a souvenir for the kitchen won’t do, head over to Morgan Imports, right next door to Parker and Otis and full of wonderful items for the home including furniture, art, and stationary!
Durham Bookstores
  • Bookworms will feel at home at The Regulator, a beloved bookstore on Ninth Street across from Duke’s Campus. Another downtown option is, Letters, a used book with a great selection of rare books.
  • And what would shopping be without a little time in the dressing room? If your looking for a selection of one-of-a-kind wardrobe additions make time to visit  Jo’s Boutique on Broad, Magpie, and Vert & Vogue. With the quality and variety of designs at these boutiques you may need an extra suitcase to bring all those great finds home. And if you’re in the mood for something vintage, swing by pb Buttermilk’s to find that must have piece that really makes you stand out.
North Carolina Boutiques


Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC