Friday, May 30, 2014

Discover Extraordinary Art All Across Durham

People's Choice Award
Discover your favorite sculpture in
the Bull City Sculpture Show

The Bull City Sculpture Show arrived in Durham in the beginning of May bringing beauty, wonder, and whimsy to our streets. This public art exhibit features the work of twelve artists from around the United States who use a variety of mediums to capture and reflect everything human emotions to the serenity of nature. Each of these works of art has a different story to tell and may even inspire you to tell your own story.

Scattered throughout the city, all within walking distance of Durham Central Park, these sculptures serve as the perfect touchstones to guide you though downtown Durham. On your next visit spend some time seeking out your favorite piece and you wind your way between some of Durham’s best restaurants, art galleries, and local boutiques. This map provides you with a birds eye view of where to find the sculptures and other sights worth seeing in Durham.

Bull City Sculpture ShowThe Bull City Sculpture Show will be here in Durham for the next six months, with one piece being selected to stay in Durham permanently and another, the People’s Choice Award Winner, staying through April 2015. Book your room at our Durham bed and breakfast now! This magnificent example of public art is brought to you courtesy of Liberty Arts, a non-profit arts community and collaborative dedicated to supporting the creation of three dimensional arts. Learn more about Liberty Arts and their efforts to create the Bull City Sculpture show in the video below!

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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Celebrate the American Dance Festival in Durham this Summer

American Dance Festival
For 81 years the American Dance Festival has served as the premier modern dance event in the United States. It runs through July 26th and features performances at several venues across Durham including the Durham Performing Arts Center.
States. Durham is home to this celebration of all things modern dance and our luxury bed and breakfast provides the perfect accommodation for you to join in on the party. The Festival beings on June 12.

The line up for the 2014 Festival includes 24 companies and choreographers, 12 ADF company debuts, 12 ADF commission, 10 ADF world premiers, 2 US premiers, and 1 ADF exclusive program. As always the Festival’s lineup incorporates a mix of international and domestic companies and will honor contributors to the world of modern dance. This year the Festival also provides a wide variety of activities for modern dance lovers of all ages including children matinee performances, yoga celebrations, post-performance discussions with the dance companies, tours, and concerts provided by ADF faculty and musicians.

You won’t want to miss any of the exciting offerings at the American Dance Festival this summer. Check out the full schedule here and find the performances that excite you! Then give your innkeeper a call or reserve online to make sure that you have the perfect Durham bed and breakfast to stay in during your visit. Let your innkeeper know that you’re visiting for the American Dance Festival so they can help you arrange tickets for the performances of your choice and find the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks before or after the show!

American Dance Festival

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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Enjoy Free Summer Concerts in Durham Courtesy of Back Porch Music

There are lots of great summertime traditions in Durham, like the American Dance Festival, Durham Bulls baseball games, and one of our personal favorites, the Music on the Lawn concert series! Hosted by local radio station WUNC at the American Tobacco Campus, this summer concert series gives you eight opportunities to enjoy fantastic music for free this summer!

Music on the LawnThis Music on the Lawn hosts a variety of musicians from the Durham area and throughout the Southeast. Their styles range from bluegrass to gospel to Americana and all are perfectly suited to be enjoyed outside on a perfect summer evening. In order to enjoy that perfect evening, you’ll want to head over to the American Tobacco Campus early to ensure that you get the perfect spot on the lawn beneath the Lucky Strike tower. Music on the Lawn returns to the stage beneath that iconic structure this summer.

And since you’ll be spending some time inside the American Tobacco Campus you may want to take the opportunity to enjoy dinner at some of Durham’s best restaurants. Tyler’s Taproom offers a wide variety of craft beers that can be enjoyed on their patio and the Mellow Mushroom offers an ideal perfect friendly dinner-setting. If you think that a free summer concert series in Durham makes for the ideal el fresco dining opportunity than be sure to talk with your innkeeper, at Arrowhead Inn, about arranging to bring a picnic dinner. Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome at all Back Porch Music events and Chef Phil can put together a delicious feast for you to enjoy while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Music on the Lawn.

American Tobacco Campus

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Get Into the Swing of Spring Produce!

With the beautiful skies and warm temperatures of spring we are also welcoming the arrival of delicious local produce! Locally owned and operated farms in the area supply some of Durham’s best restaurants with everything from produce to meat, to cheese and honey, and we don’t want you to miss out on all the tasty fun. Book a few nights at our luxury bed and breakfast in Durham and spend a day exploring the delicious flavors of spring!

Waller Family Farm 
Check out some of these locations to get a taste of Durham’s finest homegrown food:

1. Waller Family Farm: It’s strawberry season in the Triangle and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to pick your own berries at the Waller Family Farm. Make sure to ask your innkeeper to call ahead a make sure they have plenty of their delicious berries still on the vine, and you’ll want to hurry because these beautiful berries go fast!

Durham Farmer's Market
2.  The Durham Farmer’s Market: If you’re looking for variety, stop by the Durham Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays to pick up fresh from the farm produce, meats, and cheeses. You also won’t want to miss out on locally made preserves, honey, baked goods, and beer! If you stop by on a Saturday you’ll also get the chance to sample some of the fare from a variety of food trucks, many of which put that fantastic local produce to use in all sorts of creative ways.

Maple View Farm

3. Maple View Farm: And if you’re looking for another delicious way to get a taste of springtime head over to Maple View Farm in Hillsborough to get a scoop or two of locally made ice cream. Place your order, grab a seat on the rocking chairs, and savor the flavors as you look out over the  pastureland and Holsteins that brought you your delicious cone or sundae.

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Do Not Miss Durham’s Donuts!

Durham, NCTopping the charts is something that Durham has gotten pretty good at. We’re known for having some of the nation’s best restaurants, best universities, best sports teams, and now some of the best donuts! We have to say that we do a pretty delicious breakfast here at the Arrowhead Inn, but we would be remiss if we didn’t suggest that you go snag a bag of Monuts Donuts as say, a breakfast dessert!

Featured among Thrillist’s 21 Best Donut Shops in America Monuts has become well loved for their exotic flavors of both yeast and cake donuts (it’s a good idea to grab at least one of each) so you’ll have to let us know which flavor is your favorite. Like those at Thrillist we’re big fans of the chocolate chai and strawberry buttermilk. And since strawberry season is on its way (more on that next week!) a donut may be the perfect way to enjoy a delicious spring time treat!

So while you won’t want to miss some of Durham’s best restaurants don’t overlook the opportunity to get your hands on some of the nation’s best donuts. We bet that you won’t be able to have just one!

Monuts Donuts
Check out Thrillist's Top 21 Donut Shops in America and see what Durham has in store for you!

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