Relax in the grace and allure of a historic plantation estate at the Arrowhead Inn, a Durham, North Carolina bed and breakfast. Our inn (circa 1775) is a Four Diamond AAA and Select Registry property in the Triangle cities of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Resting on six acres of gardens and lawns, this North Carolina bed & breakfast has been carefully renovated to provide the comfort and amenities of a fine hotel.
Established in 1985.
Relax in the quiet comfort of our 18th century plantation inn. The Arrowhead Inn
rests on six acres of gardens and lawns amid venerable magnolia and pecan
trees. Each of our elegant guest rooms, Carolina Log Cabin, and Garden Cottage
provide a serene respite with the amenities of a fine hotel. The Arrowhead Inn,
built circa 1775, has been carefully renovated retaining original moldings,
mantelpieces, and heart-of-pine floors. Watch hummingbirds flutter on flowering
hibiscus while relaxing with friends on our sun-warmed patio. Drift off for an
afternoon nap next to your cozy fireplace. Unwind in your private whirlpool while
enjoying fine wine and savory delicacies. Awake to our abundant breakfast feast.
Our chef/owner prepares five-course gourmet dinners served in lovely romantic
Company Info: Rating: 4.75
Address: 106 Mason Rd, Durham, NC, 27712
Hotels in Durham, NC Bed & Breakfast in Durham, NC
- Mon: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Tue: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Wed: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Thu: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Fri: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
1. Chloe H.
I am a student at Duke, and when my mom comes to visit, we always stay at the Arrowhead. The inn is an easy drive from downtown Durham, yet it has a country charm about it that makes you feel like you are much more secluded. The innkeepers, Gloria and Phil, will do whatever it takes to ensure that your visit is as pleasant as possible. Phil's breakfast in the morning is incredible, especially with his famous homemade scones. He always gives me a few extra to take back to college. The dinner at the Arrowhead is also fabulous if you decide to stay in. If not, there are also many great restaurants in Durham to go explore. As far as rooms, the log cabin is wonderful. It has a real fireplace and it really makes you feel like you are out in the woods. The cottage is also great. Everything is kept very clean and in good shape. I always feel more relaxed at the end of my stay at the Arrowhead, and I highly recommend it.
05/02/12 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
2. Emily C.
While on a little weekend road trip with my mother, I was lucky to google upon this Band B and we decided to stay.
We had a suite upstairs, with a nice living room with a fireplace, couch, writing desk and radio. The high ceilings and 4 poster bed made it feel even more spacious.
Everything was VERY clean. There were antiques, but all were in good shape. The breakfast in the morning was quite good and they can accommodate special issues such as gluten-free or other allergies.
The downside was that this B and B is ON THE HIGHWAY. Loud truck/car noises were made all night long. Bummer. Bring your ear-plugs.
19/03/10 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
3. JP S.
My wife and I stayed for our 9th anniversary there just last night and it was an amazing place to stay.
- The Decorations:
It's a quaint and gorgeous house built in 1775 and it feels like you're stepping into history. There are old paintings, antiques and some of the most warm and comfortable common areas I've ever seen. It's rustic (but has fast wi-fi) it's cozy, but surprisingly well designed for space. The bedspreads are a bit old fashioned for my personal taste, however it completely matches the theme and it adds to the feeling of stepping back in colonial times.
- The Room
A lovely sitting room with a gas fireplace and some lovely furniture, the bed was soft, but not too soft, the bathroom felt old fashioned, but upgraded in such a way to provide modern comforts while preserving the feel of the room.
- The Food
We arrived and our hosts gave us home-made cookies, fresh tea and wonderfully tasty fruit. While we didn't have the dinner (which, on the menu looked amazing) we had a rich and savory breakfast. We started out with an amazingly fresh fruit cup and home-made granola... the coffee was dark, rich and wonderful. They had a good assortment of juices. For the main course, we had a spanish breakfast burrito with an egg-over easy on the top and a vegetable, salsa breakfast salad.
The chef was amazing. Everything about the design, plating, flavor, level and type of spices made this a memorable breakfast. The herbs came from their garden and the aroma is still with me.
I want to go back again.
The caretakers were warm and personable, without being over-bearing. I felt like I was a guest and I felt that they truly cared about our stay. While it is near a larger road, the 6 acres are designed to separate you from that as much as possible. My wife and I had a good night's sleep without extra road noise. Also, take your time to explore the grounds, there are some wonderful and clever sculptures and places to read.
I tried to think of a critique, but I honestly cannot.
Thank you! It was an amazing stay.
18/05/12 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
4. Anita S.
This is one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed! The log cabin was fabulously comfortable and the food is something you would expect to find in New York or L.A. I can't wait to come back!
29/03/13 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
5. Camilla W.
If you are contemplating staying at other inns in the area, you should probably choose this one. FWIW, it's about ten or fifteen minutes from downtown Durham, but the drive is easy, and for someone coming from the DC metro area, there is no traffic. As to the reviewer who had mentioned it's on "the highway," it is not. It's off of a busy road (N. Roxboro), but that's hardly the highway. It's a two lane road in semi-rural North Carolina. There are also lovely magnolias and gardens between the road and the actual inn, so the views are gorgeous. Behind it are stately homes on acres of property.
Phil and Gloria are really lovely. They have checked on us during breakfast and chatted nicely, but are not overbearing. Phil is really gregarious and funny, and he is a phenomenal chef. He also knows and hangs out with every chef in Durham, so he's given us a ton of recommendations.
His breakfast is truth. Best biscuit in the land. Everything is fresh and made from scratch.
Phil is also a master carpenter, and you can tell that just by walking through the rooms. Every detail of the former plantation is well kept, beautifully repaired, and lovingly tended to. It looks authentic -- but fear not, there's fast wireless, flatscreen TVs, and a fantastic DVD collection. (Apparently Gloria and Phil are also cinephiles.)
Also, it's perfectly clean. Sheets are clean and smell fresh. Bed is soft and comfy. Bathroom is perfectly clean. Not a spot of dirt or dust anywhere to be found.
Gordon Ramsey should feature the Arrowhead Inn on Hotel Hell as an example of a place that is really doing it RIGHT. Just saying.
07/01/13 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
6. Jerry G.
Arrowhead Inn is a marvelous Bed & Breakfast. We have stayed here on four of our wedding anniversaries. The Inn is a restored mansion with elegant suites and rooms. We stayed in The Brittain Suite, a large room, with a grand four poster bed, oriental rug on hardwood floors, fireplace, wingback chairs,in suite large soaking tub, private deck, flat screen television, and free wifi.
Phil and Gloria, our hosts welcome you like old friends. They are attentive, but allow you your privacy.
Arrowhead Inn is a bed and breakfast, so don't miss the breakfast. Breakfast is a three course experience. Phil is a great cook. Today for example, we had Phil's scones, with homemade jelly. Sheared eggs, with asparagus, chicken sausage, tomato layered on brie cheese, on spinach, with a sweet relish.
We will be back, same time, next year.
27/12/13 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
7. Cariloha B.
We made last minute reservations, arrived late and were greeted by Gloria and a glass of wine. Couldn't have been nicer! The breakfast Phil made was amazing. It was all so nice. I highly recommend staying here for any occasion!
12/06/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
8. Judy W.
Fantastic boutique B&B. Though it's a little bit far from downtown, but you will love the elegant decor and quite atmosphere here. Never miss the breakfast here, you can name it amazing. The baked egg n bacon was so delicious and don't forget the almond scone. 5 stars in my heart
27/04/15 | Link
| Rating: 5.0