Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our Bed and Breakfast is Just Down the Road from Historic Hillsborough

We are always looking to share exciting events, the best restaurants, and most unique attractions for you to enjoy during your stay at our luxury bed and breakfast. Our location gives you the opportunity to explore Durham, Chapel, and Raleigh, all of which provide visitors with an experience rich in history and full of excitement.
Hillsborough Visitor Center
The Alexander Dickson House is now home to the
Hillsborough Visitor Center

The historic town of Hillsborough, which is just a short drive from the Arrowhead Inn, is no exception to the rule of cool places to explore in our area, and this tiny town provides a much more intimate feel and offers affordable and engaging activities for the whole family. From our Durham bed and breakfast take the quick trip over to downtown Hillsborough and stop in at the Alexander Dickson House, the home of the Hillsborough Visitor Center. There, on the second Saturday of each month, a local guide will lead you through the historic heart of Hillsborough and will reveal the stories behind the homes, businesses, and landmarks that have helped to create the unique community that is Hillsborough today.

You also won’t want to miss out on some of Hillsborough’s best restaurants including Panciuto, home to Chef Aaron Vandemark a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast. And artistic expression doesn’t stop on your plate in Hillsborough, there are art galleries and studios throughout downtown  and on-going events such as the Last Fridays Art Walk, which features a variety of studios and musical performances on (you guessed it!) the last Friday of each month.

Sample the local fare at Chef
Aaron Vandemark's Panciuto

So for your next visit to the Triangle don’t miss the opportunity to visit walk-able, wonderful, historic Hillsborough. Reserve your stay at the Arrowhead Inn today and talk with your innkeeper about how to enjoy all that Hillsborough has to offer!

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vote for the Best of Durham

We know that you have a few favorite places in Durham, like the best restaurants for date night and the most exciting concerts and events. Perhaps these places and experiences are what enticed you to come visit Durham for the first time, or maybe they are what keeps you coming back time and again. We hope that the Arrowhead Inn may be among your list of favorites as well! Especially as an event space and bed and breakfast. If we are one of your favorites we would greatly appreciate your vote in Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham poll.

Voting is open now through May 1st and you’ll have the chance to vote for a wide variety of businesses, service providers, and events in Durham. The results will be out in the August issue so you’ll have the chance to see who rises to the top in Durham. Since we’ve been nominated in the categories of best event space and best bed and breakfast we’ve got the chance to take home two of the top spots, we just need your vote!

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sample Some of the Best Restaurants in Durham at TASTE the Event

best restaurants in Durham
TASTE the Event gives you the opportunity to enjoy the
Triangle's delcious fare with friends and family!
Between Durham and Chapel Hill there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants to enjoy during your next  visit to the Triangle. In fact there are so many it might be a little overwhelming to choose just where you want to go! But this month, between April 23rd and 27th, TASTE the Event provides you with the perfect excuse to visit our Durham bed and breakfast and sample a wide variety of the Triangle’s delicious fare from the best restaurants in Durham. This celebration of the Triangle’s local food culture, hosted by Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine, will feature a variety of events that highlight many personalities and places that make the Triangle such a delicious place to eat.

The five day party kicks off at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill with a cocktail and Hors D’Oeuvres reception, where you’ll get the chance to meet local food writers and cookbook authors and enjoy the spirits created by TOPO, the only certified fully local distillery in the South.

You won’t want to miss the Grand TASTE Experience on April 24th at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This event is designed showcase the Triangle’s variety of culinary creations. You’ll be able to sample culinary creations, artistic baked goods, fine wines, locally-brewed craft beers, and Triangle-roasted coffee, all while supporting local food banks with the purchase of your ticket.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, TASTE the Event continues through April 27th with addition events such as:
Durham events
Chef Katie from the Durham Spirits Co. will guide you
through the Durham Farmer's Market and teach you how
to turn local products into a delcious 3 course lunch 

taste event in Durham

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

Friday, March 28, 2014

Durham Bulls Baseball is Right Around the Corner

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Come celebrate spring at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park!

We can’t wait for spring to make its full arrival here in Durham, and nothing says spring like baseball! On April 3rd our beloved hometown team the Durham Bulls will take the field for the first time in 2014 and we hope you’ll come by for a night at the ballpark! Book your room now at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast and your innkeeper can help arrange for tickets to see the Bulls take on the Gwinnett Braves.

American Tobacco Campus
Try out some of Durham's best restuarants at the American
Tobacco Campus
We know you’ll enjoy your visit downtown to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park because in addition to watching world class baseball you’ll get to try out some of the restaurants and bars that make Durham the Tastiest Town in the South. Check out some of Durham’s best restaurants at the American Tobacco Campus or right downtown within walking distance of the park.

So even though they may not be your home team, we would love to see you come by and root, root, root for the Durham Bulls!

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Fresh New Cycling Event in the Triangle

Cycle to Farm
The May 3rd Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm
is an event not to be missed! 

Spring can’t come soon enough! With warmer temperatures and sunny skies on their way it will soon be time to enjoy the Triangle’s abundant outdoor activities and farm fresh foods. The Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm event, coming up on May 3rd, gives you the chance to enjoy both of these springtime pleasures. As a participant in the Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm you’ll get the chance to explore the beautiful rural countryside just outside of Chapel Hill and Durham on a sixty mile bike ride that incorporates stops at several fantastic local farms such as Vista Wood Bison Ranch, Honeysuckle Tree House, Fickle Creek Farm, and Timberwood Organics.

RambleRill Farms
RambleRill Farms is the picturesque
start and finish to the 60 mile route

In addition to being a great opportunity to get some exercise and learn about local agriculture, the Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm lets you get a taste of what the farms have to offer as well. Each farm stop offers samples to cycling participants and the event has organized, free delivery of any products you’d like to purchase during your stop. You can pick your delicious finds at RambleRill Farm, where the route starts and finishes.

Vista Wood Ranch
The Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm even
includes viewing of the Triangle's
own buffalo herd at the Vista Wood Ranch
Once you’re done, the good times have really just begun. Cycle to Farm will host a Fabulous After Party featuring local beer, live music, and a farm-to-table meal. Space for the event is limited so be sure to register soon! You’ll also want to make sure you have a reservation at our Durham bed and breakfast so you can enjoy our fantastic breakfasts and comfortable suites before and after the race. And while you’re here we can help you plan other activities to help you fit in a few more miles of cycling, or opportunities to enjoy the Triangle’s delicious farm fresh products.

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Durham NC’s Best Restaurants Recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Please join us in congratulating four of Durham NC’s best restaurants and chefs on their recognition as semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. We know that these nominees are just sample of the incredible restaurants here in Durham, and that they represent a vibrant and delicious food culture which many residents and visitors have come to love. Take the opportunity to try out these nationally recognized cuisine hot spots by booking your stay at our Durham bed and breakfast today!

Parizade Restuarant
The dining room at Parizade

Outstanding Restaurateur: Giorgios Bakatsias, Giorgios Hospitality Group
Giorgios Bakatsias is behind many of Durham NC’s best restaurants including Vin Rouge, Parizade, and the CafĂ© at the Nasher as well some up and coming favorites like Local 22. The fare of these restaurants ranges from Mediterranean to Provencal French, but all express the quality that Bakatsias is known for.

Nana's Menu appeals to all tastes

Best Chef: Scott Howell, Nana's
Nana’s has become a culinary institution here in Durham and is a restaurant that we recommend time and again to our guests. This is because we are confident that those who enjoy an experience at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast will be delighted by an evening at Nana’s. Chef Howell’s talent and sincere passion for his craft is evident in every detail from the menu, to the wine list, to the dining room, and night after night his guests leave satisfied and looking forward to their next trip to Nana’s.

Best Chef: Southeast Matt Kelly, Mateo
Chef Kelly's
Chef Kelly's Mateo offers the perfect social atmosphere
As Chef Kelly’s first solo venture Mateo has become known as the one of the best spots downtown to enjoy a light meal before or after performances at the DPAC or a Durham Bulls game. The eclectic and well curated menu flawlessly combines the Spanish tapas tradition with the staples of Southern cuisine while providing you with an opportunity to sample one of the largest selections of sherry on the east coast.

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Phoebe Lawless, Scratch 
Scratch Bakery
Scratch's fare ranges from breakfast biscuits to lemon chess pie
A former baker and pastry chef at one of Durham’s most revered restaurants, Magnolia Grill, Pheobe Lawless has expanded her talents and passion for food through Scratch Bakery. Located on a quiet side street in downtown Durham Scratch provides the perfect place to stop for a sweet or savory snack to be enjoyed outside in Durham’s warm spring weather.

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