Arrowhead Inn

106 Mason Road , Durham, NC 27712 USA (Show map)

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About

An oasis in the Heart of North Carolina's Triangle of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Relax in the comfort and luxury of our 18th century plantation home. The Arrowhead Inn rests on six acres of gardens and manicured lawns. Each of our nine elegant rooms, the private log cabin and romantic cottage provide a serene respite with the amenities of a fine hotel including gourmet breakfasts and romance packages. Private In-room dinners available. Rekindle or ignite your romance in front of a cozy log fireplace in our elegant guest rooms. Wrap yourself in a satin terry luxury robe as you step outside a soothing spa steam shower or sip sparkling wine in one of our double whirlpools. Delight in the gourmet breakfast served every morning by our chef, made from the freshest ingredients, including herbs from our gardens and local farmers' produce While you will feel worlds away, we are only a short drive from the campus of Duke University, with its magnificent Sarah Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, and Nasher Art Museum, and 15 minutes to the restaurants and attractions in downtown Durham. The Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect setting for a peaceful getaway in the North Carolina countryside.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Delightful stay

4.0 on November 03, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was very comfortable, gracious owners, terrific location.

Innkeeper Response
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review and we hope you will return next time you are in the area!


You will be throughly spoiled!

5 on May 20, 2015

We just spent four wonderful days at Arrowhead. It is perfection. We stayed in the huge Brittain room. The bed was SO comfortable with great pillows and a perfect bathroom. It seems every detail has been thought of and tastefully attented to, from comforts to decorations. A beautiful property, beautifully decorated. And the food: every breakfast was a wonder and we had a dinner there as well - great food, beautifully prepared and served. Gloria and Phil are perfect hosts. I can go on and on. My only caveat is that having stayed there we are now thoroughly spoiled for anywhere else.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! The Brittain room really is a gem, we are glad you found it to be both comfortable and luxurious. We do work hard to keep the property well groomed inside and out and it is so good to hear that you appreciate it! Phil was tickled at your description of the food, so glad you enjoyed it. Please come visit again anytime!


Charming, Comfortable, Pleasant and Delightful

5 on May 06, 2015

My mom and I stayed two memorable days at Arrowhead Inn, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The couple who runs it, LOVES what they do, and it shows. Phil Teber is a masterful chef, who infuses love, peace and joy into his culinary creations, which are memorable. The first morning's breakfast was one of the most delicious things I'd ever tasted. Serving gourmet food is an art, and he is a grand artist--even the presentation was beautiful and done with care and attention. Gloria kept herself busy making sure all our needs were met. The feeling guests get is that they CARE and really want to make you happy and at home. Warmth and graciousness augment the pleasure of staying in such a classy place. The place more than lives up to its website's claims of 'grand elegance' and 'private oasis'. It was even better than we expected, because they pay attention to every small detail to make the place one of comfortable and beautiful ambiance. Even the toilet paper roll has a flower crafted into it! The rooms are charming and tastefully decorated with an artist's eye...and much of the woodwork is masterfully crafted by Phil, who is as gifted a carpenter as he is a cook--and he is also a person whose authentic smile never ceases to appear! Highly recommend this place for any kind of traveler seeking a refuge of comfort, beauty, peace and good food! Nice garden, too. I noticed quite a few couples staying there...and it seems like a hugely romantic thing to do...they all looked enraptured. Thanks you to Phil and Gloria Teber for a memorable experience. We'll be back!

Innkeeper Response
Wow, we are just blown away by your kind review. We truly do love what we do and guests such as yourself really make this "job" a joy. Phil was tickled that you spoke so highly of his cooking and woodworking skills. We are just so glad that you had such a wonderful and relaxing experience at The Arrowhead Inn Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we welcome the opportunity to serve you again in the future!


Wonderful experience and great location for our proposal/engagement celebration

5 on April 13, 2015

Phil and Gloria were very friendly and accomodated many last minute requests (even making us a delicious dinner set by candle light) and took many other extra steps to make sure our special day was very special. The food was excellent at dinner and for breakfast. I have zero complaints about the experience.

Innkeeper Response
We are honored that you chose us for such a momentous occasion. We are so glad that you felt well taken care of and that we were able to make the day special for you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we wish you all the best!


Over Night in the Benson

4.0 on March 31, 2015

Outstanding! Phil and Gloria were so welcoming and awesome. The food was great, the bathroom and in room tub were spotless and well taken care of. I thought having the tub in the bedroom would be strange but it wasn't, It felt cozy and thought out.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you felt welcome and comfortable during your stay with us. Thank you for noticing the cleanliness of the rooms, we work hard to make sure everything is in pristine condition. Thank you for your review and we hope you will visit us again!


Best food we ever had at a B&B

5 on March 23, 2015

Room, sevice, food and hosts were all wonderful. Fabulous bathroom. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review! Our chef was delighted to hear you thought the food was the best you have ever had! Please visit us again!


Short and Sweet

5 on February 12, 2015

Arrived late and departed after breakfast. Had a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed. In room tub and fireplace were a nice feature. Excellent breakfast, scones with lemon curd were the best we ever had.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you were able to stop in and stay with us! We are thrilled that your short stay was relaxing and that you enjoyed are scones. We hope you can come back for a longer stay sometime! Thank you for the review.


Early December Visit

4.6 on December 12, 2014

Nice relaxing stay. Wonderful scones.

Innkeeper Response
Than you for the kind review, glad you enjoyed the scones!


Hidden Gem

5 on September 09, 2013

One night stay in a delightful and very comfortable cottage. Excellent breakfast prepared by Phil. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. Comparable to other B&B in the upper echelon

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! We are so glad you were able to stay in the cottage and that you enjoyed Phil's breakfast. We hope you will visit us again!


Mother/Daughter Road Trip

5 on August 26, 2013

This was our first stop on our annual Girls Road Trip, and it definitely started us off in style. The innkeepers were so gracious and friendly. We stayed in the Carolina Cabin, and it was fantastic. We marveled at how clean the cabin (including cozy bedroom loft) was. It was such a comfortable stay. The breakfasts were delicious, and we had dinner at the Inn on one of our nights, and it was fabulous (a highlight). My daughter had dietary restrictions, and the chef worked with them so well. The grounds were beautiful. It was simply the perfect way to start our vacation. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
What a fun way to start off a mother/daughter road trip! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to contribute to a memorable trip. We are always happy to work with guests who have dietary restrictions or special requests, we are glad we were able to cater to your daughters needs! We hope you will be back to visit again soon.


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Rooms & Rates

Mason Room

Savor the tranquility of the past as you enter this historic bedroom where Charles Mason was born some ninety years ago. His baby picture and photos of his family grace the soft raspberry and white floral wall coverings. Behold the white lace-covered windows overlooking the front magnolia trees and gardens and feel the sunny warm atmosphere. Slip into the queen rice bed with soft plush pillows and cuddle under the lavender-scented luxury sheets. The glitter of the fire from the charming gas log fireplace creates a romantic setting. The fireplace mantle showcases early southern decorative arts with a built-in antique mirror. Watch your favorite movie on the flat screen cable TV/DVD screen player. Sip on a glass of wine and savor some decadent chocolate and relax in the wing chair. If you must work, your writing desk provides ample space to connect via Wi-Fi. Refresh yourself under a rainforest shower in a glass enclosure in this cozy bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Montclair Room

The elegant simplicity of this spacious room in our North Carolina bed and breakfast is enhanced by its classic soft blue French toile wall coverings and rich white wainscoting. Gaze upward at the grand 12-foot high ceilings. A handsome canon ball poster bed offers your choice of a stately king bed for couples or 2 twin beds arrangement for friends and family. The Montclair Room is the ideal room for a girlfriends' getaway in Durham or parent/teen college touring. A corner ornamental gas log fireplace beckons an enchanting retreat. Cuddle up with a good book in a comfortable armchair hearthside. Your flat screen cable TV/DVD player rests above the fireplace. Sit at the large wooden desk and use our WiFi to map out your trip to Durham and the North Carolina Triangle area. Open the door of the roomy hidden closet and discover space for your extended stay - a perfect blend of business and pleasure. Experience the soothing effects of the sublime rainforest shower found in the cozy bathroom. If your preference is to have two twin beds, please indicate this in the Special Accommodations box on the final page of online booking. If you do not indicated that you would like two twin beds, the room will be prepared as a king bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Lipscomb Room

Timeless elegance and modern comforts meet in this original master bedroom at our Durham, NC B&B. Immerse yourself in the history of our inn by spending a night in the room named for the owners who were the first to live in the magnificent Manor House. As you enter you'll feel yourself swept into a bygone time surrounded by the soft blue and gold wall coverings, exquisite wainscoting and rich Oriental rug. Nestle into the fine linens that cover the stately king bed set in front of the gas fireplace as you drift into dreams. Gaze over the gardens and grounds while writing your friend a postcard or catching up on your emails at the desk set between two sunny windows. Or, use the flat screen TV and DVD player to catch up on the latest blockbuster. Relax every muscle and quiet every nerve in the spacious bathroom, where you will find an oversized soaking tub perfect for a long, warm, candlelit bath. You can also enjoy the soothing warmth and comfort of the double steam shower with etched glass doors and imported tile floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Benson Room

Recapture the magic of a time gone by when you enter into the Benson Room, one of the Manor House's original rooms, which showcases circa 1775 brickwork above the fireplace mantle. The Benson Room features soft blue and rose floral wall coverings which soar to the high ceilings with intricate moldings surrounded by 150 year-old white wainscoting. A plantation-style queen carved cherry four poster bed beckons you to a peaceful night of rest with the glow of the gas log fireplace casting its spells not far from the footboard. One might watch a movie on flat screen TV from this vantage point of the extremely comfortable high mattress. Indulge yourself and your partner in the soothing two-person corner whirlpool or relax under the rainforest shower - all nestled hearthside. Step out of the tub onto a rich burgundy Oriental rug which partly conceals the original heart-of-pine floors, reminding one of this historic environment. A bedside desk may be the perfect place for writing those overdue love letters or catching up on the latest e-mail. Hidden behind pocket doors is a private cozy bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pyne Suite

As you enter into the inviting sitting room of this two-room suite at our Durham bed and breakfast, you may be awed by the high ceilings and moldings which showcase an antique frosted glass chandelier. The subtle gold damask wall coverings above the cream wainscoting add timeless charm to the suite. Unwind with your favorite glass of wine and your antipasto platter set on a small table in front of the soft coral satin loveseat. Turn on the switch of the warm gas log fireplace and relax hearthside in the wingback chair. A flat screen cable TV/DVD player is hidden in a handsome cherry armoire. A corner wood writing desk provides the space to connect with the outside world through Wi-Fi. Walk into the comfortable sleeping room with high ceilings and experience the romantic ambiance of the queen mahogany plantation bed covered with an heirloom arched diamond net canopy, which was hand-tied in the mountains of North Carolina. Slip under the soft texture of the high thread count sheets, amid plush pillows and a soft coral matelasse. Relax in the deep soaking tub or experience the rain-forest shower in the warm paisley bathroom which offers a spacious black granite sink top.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Duke Suite

The timeless appeal of this luxurious two-room suite is emphasized by its 18th century architecture, rich Oriental rugs, and stained glass accents. Our Durham/Raleigh bed and breakfast offers the ultimate romantic getaways in NC. The suite's comfortable sitting room with radiant gas log fireplace and marble surround creates an inviting area to snuggle up with a good book in the fireside wing chair or loveseat. The corner of the sitting room offers a cherry writing desk, perfect for journaling about your romantic getaway, or if you must, checking your e-mail. Modern amenities such as cable flat screen TV/DVD are hidden in a cherry armoire. French doors open to an airy sleeping room which highlights a stately mahogany four-poster queen bed with plush pillows and a soft gold coverlet. MP3 dock and clock stand bedside. Ignite the candles encircling the tub, pour a glass of sparkling wine, and pamper yourself in the double spa whirlpool in this elegant bathroom. Or enjoy an invigorating shower in the separate glass and Corian enclosure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Brittain Room

Experience the exotic elegance of this spacious room which encompasses the entire east wing of the Manor House. The ultimate romantic getaways in NC await. Brittain Room features a massive king mahogany four poster bed and an impressive silk and wool oriental rug in jewel tones. A stunning watercolor graces the mantle of the decorative gas log fireplace creating a warm atmosphere which is reflected through the tasteful use of Far Eastern décor. Two burgundy wingback chairs flank the fireplace - just the spot for enjoying a glass of wine and a chance to catch up with each other. An expansive cherry writing desk is perfect for that game of Scrabble or catching up on e-mails. A corner double spa whirlpool tub surrounded with marble awaits your pleasure. The attractive bathroom showcases an over-sized shower and an antique wooden porthole window. Step through sliding French doors onto the private veranda with table for two and market umbrella - an ideal spot for enjoying breakfast amidst the fragrance from the trellised jasmine blossoms. The room is named after Joseph Brittain, the original land grant owner of the property in 1774.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Garden Cottage

Nestled in the former carriage house of the plantation, this private cottage is surrounded by idyllic flower gardens, full of color and variety, providing the perfect setting for your romantic North Carolina getaway or vacation.
Reconnect with that special someone in the romantic double whirlpool tub which sits hearthside to a gas log fireplace. Slip off your satin terry robe and relax in the soothing two-person glass steam shower enclosure with double shower heads. Watch a great DVD movie on your flat screen TV from your comfortable loveseat, which converts into a twin-size bed. A pecan four-poster king bed ensures a restful night's sleep. Write some poetry, or a letter on an heirloom wooden desk seated in front of a window. Enjoy your breakfast or dinner at a table for two in the sitting room of the cottage. On warmer days, savor your feast, or enjoy your morning coffee on the covered private veranda, which overlooks spectacular gardens and features a double swing for snuggling.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Carolina Log Cabin

Built as a replica of a land grant cabin from the late 1700s, this secluded upscale North Carolina log cabin provides a peaceful retreat for a North Carolina honeymoon or a very special romantic getaway.
What an oasis! An impressive flagstone wood burning fireplace can be enjoyed from the second-story king sleeping loft or the luxurious double spa whirlpool. A glass-enclosed steam shower with room for two, plus double shower heads awaits your pleasure. The cabin hosts an eat-in area, perfect for an intimate breakfast or dinner. Relax on the charming sofa with freshly popped microwave popcorn while watching a great movie with the DVD player and cable flat screen TV. If you must check those e-mails, Wi-Fi keeps you connected in the cabin. A twin roll-away bed is hidden in a cabinet for that unexpected or expected guest. Step outside onto a private porch with rocking chairs which overlooks colorful gardens and the wooded landscape in the back of manicured lawns of this North Carolina countryside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Secluded

Airport

Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 20 miles

Directions to property:

Exit I-85 at Duke St./Roxboro Rd./501 N and turn right.Proceed approximately 6 mi. north over the Eno River, until you see Norther High School on the left. At the 2nd traffic light pass the school,look on the left for the Arrowhead Inn sign atMason/Snowhill Road. Turn left onto Mason Road and immediately right into the Arrowhead Inn driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Duke University, NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith College, NC State University, Museum of Life & Science, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Free Newspaper, Garden patio, Restaurant on site, Hammock and swing, Wine & Beer available, Luxury Robes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Massage, Wine-Tasting & Tours, Video library, Kayaking, Bi-plane rides, Cooking Classes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-9 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking outside on porches and patios
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Peak weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: By booking on bedandbreakfast.com payment in full is required upon making a reservation.
  • Cancellations: By booking on bedandbreakfast.com cancellations made more than 15 days prior to arrival will result in a full refund. Cancellations made between 8 and 14 days prior to arrival will result in a one night penalty. Cancellations made seven days or less prior to arrival will result in no refund. We look forward to having you in our Durham bed and breakfast

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Phil & Gloria Teber

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gloria and Phil Teber brought their skills from their professional lives and their love of cooking to the Arrowhead Inn. Phil was trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute in Washington DC. He is also a master carpenter and restorer. They both love opera, classical music, theater, gardening and butterflies.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8 - 9 am on weekends
  • Serving Location: Outside Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free


Signature Dish

Ginger Scones
Luscious, buttery breakfast scones filled with crystallized ginger. Served with homemade jellies.


Recipes