Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ten Great Things that Happened in Durham in 2013

All in all 2013 was a pretty great year for the Arrowhead Inn and Durham. Throughout the year our beloved town turned some heads and got lots of well deserved attention, and we even got a little recognition ourselves. We also witnessed some exciting new openings and events that we hope will become cornerstones of the great community we are a part of. To commemorate the year we’d like to review some of the great happenings in 2013:

The Raleigh News and Observer calls our bed and breakast
"a luxury retreat"
Durham has received a lot of attention in the press in 2013, but we’re especially proud of the New York Time’s coverage of the Bull City. They offered an itinerary of what to do in 36 hours in Durham, which is plenty of time to relax at our luxury bed and breakfast in Durham as the Raleigh News and Observer discussed in their coverage of the Arrowhead Inn this past summer.

While we love the press that helps spread the word about our great city we are especially proud of some of the honors that Durham received in 2013. We’ve known it for a while, but now according to Southern Living its official, Durham is the Tastiest Town in the South. If you haven’t come to test out that title yourself we welcome you to do so in 2014! And once you come to visit our bed and breakfast in Durham, you may just want to stay forever since Durham is now known as one top 100 places to live in the US.

The Durham History Hub was an exciting addition to
downtown Durham in 2013
And throughout 2013 we saw many brand new reasons that Durham is delicious and a great place to live. In April we saw the opening of the Parlour, a homegrown ice cream store that features fantastic flavors such as lemon buttermilk with strawberry swirl, to ginger dulce de leche, and brown sugar roasted apple. This year we also witnessed the opening of the Durham History Hub a wonderful museum located right in the heart of downtown, where you can learn all about Bull City’s history.

In 2013 we were also able to celebrate some of the events that have contributed to Durham’s history, such as the American Dance Festival, which celebrated its 80th anniversary this summer. The ADF is one of those things you may want to cross off your Bull City Bucket List, these lists, introduced in 2013, are designed to give you an opportunity to find some of the great activities in the Triangle and maybe even win some prizes!

In 2013 we found lots of great activities you’ll only be able to do in Durham, like the heritage events at Historic Stagville. This September marked the first harvest dinner hosted at the historic site, which celebrated Durham’s agricultural and culinary culture. And late in 2013 we learned about a new event to look forward to in Durham, the screening of highly acclaimed independent films at the Carolina Theater. With all of these great happenings in 2013 happening right around our bed and breakfast in Durham, we can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Your New Year's Eve Celebration in Durham, NC

Durham bed and breakfast New Year's EveDecember 31st is all about reflecting on the past year and welcoming the new one. We invite you spend your New Year’s Eve at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast, where you can celebrate all that came to pass in 2013 and prepare to make 2014 even better. You can start your new year off right with a memorable evening in one of our luxurious rooms in Durham, perhaps one of our suites with a double whirlpool tub and fireplace, where you can unwind from the stress of the holiday season and celebrate the New Year with those that you love.

Call your innkeeper at our Durham Inn to book a night on December 31st to join in our New Year’s Eve CelebrationWith this special you’ll enjoy a small bottle of sparkling wine and luscious chocolate covered strawberries upon your arrival. But the celebration doesn’t stop there! You will give 2013 a proper send off with one of Chef Phil’s delicious five-course tasting feast for two, complete with all the holiday trimmings. Then you can wake up at our Durham bed and breakfast to kick off 2014 with a delicious breakfast with plenty of time to relax before you head out to make 2014 your best year yet!

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

Friday, December 6, 2013

Durham’s Carolina Theater: A select theater near you!

If the Carolina Theater isn’t on your “Must Do in Durham” list you now have one more reason to add it! You may know the Carolina Theater as being a fantastic venue for musical performances (such as the upcoming shows by the Irish Tenors on December 18th and a Skaggs Family Christmas show on December 21st) and comedy performances (such as Paula Poundstone on December 6th and Drew Carey on January 11th). And you certainly know them as the premier place in Durham to catch up on cult classic movies or a retro film series. But now the Carolina Theater will also bring you the opportunity to see the hottest new independent films before they are released across the country!
American Hustle will be the first screening
in the New York Film Critics Series

The New York Film Critics Series has selected the Carolina Theater in Durham as a venue to screen new independent films, such as American Hustle, which will be shown December 10th at 7PM. New films slated to be shown at the Carolina will be announced each month. So head on over to The Carolina Theater of Durham’s facebook page so you can keep up with what is coming next!

And what better way for all you film buffs out there to enjoy a new flick than to spend a night or two at our Durham bed and breakfast? Not only are we a great place to start exploring all that Durham has to offer, but we can also help you get reservations at the perfect restaurant downtown to accompany your night out at the Carolina. Not to mention we’ve got a pretty sizable collection of films that you’re more than welcome to borrow and enjoy in your room if you haven’t gotten your fill of the silver screen.

Check out the clip below to learn more about the New York Film Critics Series which is coming to the Carolina Theater of Durham. Then book your room at our Durham bed and breakfast!

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