Sunday, August 29, 2010

Arrowhead Inn Open House: Durham, North Carolina

Open House Celebration
Sunday, September 26th 
Durham, NC

The celebration weekend finale!

You are invited to the Arrowhead Inn on Sunday, September 26th for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Open House from 2-6pm.  Come for a fun-filled afternoon of festivities.  As you stroll through our 18th century Manor House and grounds, enjoy the work of local artists, designers, and musicians, and taste some of Chef Phil's famous appetizers.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an unforgettable North Carolina afternoon at the Arrowhead Inn celebrating 25 years of amazing southern hospitality.  A $5 admission fee will be charged at the door, which will entitle you to enter a raffle drawing and a chance to win some awesome prizes.  All net proceeds will be donated to our local Habitat for Humanity.

Here's to 25 wonderful years of the Arrowhead Inn!

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

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Congratulations Fransisco and Laurie!

We are happy to announce that Francisco and Laurie Iglesias of Charlotte, NC are the lucky winners of our 25th Anniversary Give-Away.  Our returning guests enjoyed a free two night stay in the Log Cabin at the end of July.   Here is what the lovely Laurie had to say about their stay:

"We absolutely adored the cabin!!   We were impressed with how cozy and comfortable it was.   Once we stepped inside we immediately fell in love with the rustic charm.  The bathroom was a wonderful surprise.  We especially enjoyed the high end shower with its' dual shower heads and the luxurious robes that awaited us afterward. Everything was clean and neatly arranged.  We loved the little added touches that made us feel at home, like the convenience of a microwave (with popcorn provided) and mini refrigerator, the dried fruit and nuts, and having access to the DVD library in the "keeping room" of the inn that made it easy to relax and just enjoy our time together.  The upstairs loft was great and the bed lulled us to sleep each night."

"The Arrowhead Inn is delightful and my husband just can't get enough of Phil's delectable scones!!  When you prepare to stay at the Arrowhead Inn you look forward to being pampered by the innkeepers who treat you just like family."

"Thank you again for a wonderful time."

Thanks to everyone who read our last newsletter and entered our Give-Away drawing and a special congratulations to Francisco and Laurie!  We hope to see you again soon.

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

25th Anniversary Wine Dinner Weekend at Arrowhead Inn

Arrowhead Inn 25th Anniversary Celebration
Wine Dinner Weekend
Friday & Saturday, September 24th & 25th
Durham, NC

Looking for one last summer getaway? We hope you will spend it at the Arrowhead Inn's 25th Anniversary Wine Dinner Weekend.  Join us for two days of fine wine tasting and festivities. Once you settle in and relax a bit after check-in on Friday, we will be hosting a paired wine and hors d'oeuvre tasting in the late afternoon. Featured wines will be presented from the California central coast. After a great night's sleep, enjoy one of the inn's scrumptious gourmet breakfasts on Saturday morning.  At mid-morning join Chef Phil in a cooking demonstration of his famous scones!

Early Saturday evening, we will be hosting a Celebration Wine Dinner featuring a special five course tasting menu prepared by Chef Phil with wines paired perfectly to each dish.  These varietal wines are from Elizabeth Spencer, an artisan producer from Napa Valley, California. The cost of this exclusive two day event package is $250 per couple plus tax and gratuities in addition to room charges.  Space is limited so sign up today!

If you live locally and would like to join us for either the Friday afternoon wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres or Saturday Celebration Wine Dinner, call or e-mail us today to reserve a spot on the waiting list.  For guests who are not staying overnight at the Arrowhead Inn, the cost for Friday afternoon wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres is $35 per person and the Saturday night Celebration Wine Dinner is $85 per person plus tax and gratuities.
We look forward to celebrating with you!

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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

CenterFest Celebration of the Arts, Durham, NC

September 18th + 19th

Sat: 10am-6pm

Foster St. and Hunt St.
Downtown Durham, NC

September in North Carolina is a great time to be outdoors.  The summer heat is beginning to fade but the summer sun still provides long hours of light to enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures.  Enjoy the outdoors this September with us at Durham's 36th Annual CenterFest: The Art Lovers' Festival.

CenterFest is a two day celebration of the arts in downtown Durham.  Hosted by the Durham Arts Council, don't miss this opportunity to check out over 150 of the the triangle's finest artists, craftspeople, and performers together in our city's charismatic central park district.  Enjoy non stop music and performances on three different stages,  sample some of the regions famous local fare or browse local artist studios and street booths to find your favorite art.  Kid friendly games, performances, face painting and entertainment make this a great event for the whole family.

CenterFest will take place Saturday, September 18th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, September 19th from Noon to 6pm.  A suggested donation of $4.00 at the gate will benefit the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, which supports arts programs, artists and arts organizations in the community. 

Make your reservation at the Arrowhead Inn today and enjoy a fabulous fall weekend of arts and entertainment.  

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

Sunday, August 15, 2010

23rd Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival

 September 10th and 11th
Hayti Heritage Center
Durham Performing Arts Center

After 22 years of pleasing crowds and introducing new fans to the soulful southern sounds of the "Piedmont Blues," this year's 23rd annual Bull Durham Blues Festival is excited to find a new home at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

For 23 years the St. Joseph's Historic Foundation, Inc. (SJHF) has presented the annual Bull Durham Blues Festival in the heart of historic Durham.  Keeping with tradition, this year's festival promises to bring the same international, national and local talent to the stage, but this time at an even grander venue, and we couldn't be more excited.

Year after the year, the Blues Festival proves to be one of the city's most popular annual events.  If you can only catch one weekend of performances in our area, this is one that should top the list.  Whether you are a long time fan of Blues, or an interested newcomer,  the Bull Durham Blues Festival is sure to satisfy your soulful cravings.  This year Durham is proud to welcome The Wild Magnolias, Bettye LaVette, Buddy Guy, Ruthie Foster, Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, M.S.G. The Blues Acoustic Trio and The Bull City Youth Blues Band to the line up. 

Start planing the perfect Blues Weekend Getaway today.  Tickets to Friday night performances at the historic St. Joseph’s Performance Hall at Hayti Heritage Center and Saturday shows at the DPAC can be purchased online or by phone.  Add a little relaxation and romance to your getaway by staying with us at the Arrowhead Inn while enjoying the Durham's Blues culture.  

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

Friday, August 13, 2010

Taste the South at Mama Dip's: Chapel Hill, NC

Looking for the place to taste that perfect southern biscuit, the most superb collard green or the south's tenderest fried chicken?  We'll we are here to tell you that you don't have to look very far beyond the Arrowhead Inn.  While you're in Durham enjoying a relaxing North Carolina weekend, take a short, yet beautifully scenic, drive over to Chapel Hill for a taste of pure and simple, down-home southern cooking at Mama Dip's County Cooking Restaurant.

Before you go, here's a little disclaimer:  DO NOT expect a luxury dining, bank-breaking experience.  Mama Dip's is not about the gourmet this and four-sets-of-silver-ware that.  DO expect the closest you can get to real southern home cooking.  Mama Dip's is about simple, buttery, every-side-you-can-imagine, southern cooking and genuine hospitality.  Expect a waitstaff with a friendly southern charm and a menu with every thing from NC Pork Bar-B-Que to sweet potato biscuits to Brunswick stew to chicken fried steak.

Mama Dip's is located at 408 W. Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill and is open everyday of the week from 8:00am to 9:00pm.  Stop in early for a towering stack of pecan pancakes or drop by late for a bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings.  No matter the time of day, there is always something on the menu for the wandering southerner-at-heart.

And one last recommendation, don't leave Mama's without trying a heaping plate of the spectacular fried green tomatoes!

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

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Golden Belt Artists Studios, Downtown Durham

It seems that more than once in our blog we have mentioned Durham's history and its place in the revitalization of downtown.  The more we think about it, the more we realize that Durham's history and legacy is the reason why we love what is happening downtown so much.  Like our own 18th century manor house at the Arrowhead Inn, downtown's iconic factories and warehouses of the early 20th century are being revitalized, reinvented and finding a new place in the heart of Durham citzens, both young and old. 

One of our favorite recent discoveries is the work done at Golden Belt, a beautiful complex of brick warehouses located on the corner of Main Street and Fayetteville Street.

In the early 1900s, Golden Belt was a busy textile mill that refined cotton into thread and produced pouches for Bull Durham tobacco.  As the pouch demand declined, along with the entire tobacco industry, Golden Belt switched to producing cotton and cloth and printing packaging for other industries before closing its doors completely in 1996.

After standing abandoned for over a decade, a grand vision of green development was finally initiated and the 100+ year old manufacturing facility was re-used and recycled to become a thriving arts community.  

Recycling defines Golden Belt.  Over 95% of the original warehouse walls and ceiling remain part of the integrity of the newly renovated spaces.  75% of construction waste has been reused or recycled and over 10% of new construction materials was regionally and locally sourced.  

Today, Golden Belt boasts a rich arts community including shops, restaurants, art galleries, contemporary apartments and 35 artist studios.  While visiting town or staying with us at our Durham Bed and Breakfast, don't miss your chance to take a self guided tour of the facility and meet and greet  some of the area's brightest young artists.  Take the opportunity to enjoy one of Golden Belt's 3 monthly studio crawls: the First Wednesday, Second Saturday or Third Friday of each month.

For specifics on hours of operation, location, special events or to take a virtual tour of the facility, be sure to check out Golden Belt's hip and modern website.  We hope you have the chance to discover the beauty and history of downtown Durham that we love!

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