Top 6 Activities For a Romantic Getaway in Durham

Love is in the air! Escape with your love for a romantic getaway in Durham, NC and relax in the beauty of our historic plantation estate. Carefully manicured gardens, elegant guest rooms offering spa whirlpool tubs, steam showers and fireplaces, the Arrowhead Inn is the spot for your romantic escape.

We want to help you plan your romantic time while you are in Durham with some of our favorite activities for two.

#1 – Unwind Together


Start your relaxing getaway with a Couples Massage at the Inn. Melt away the tensions and relieve your sore muscles from everyday life in the privacy of your own room or suite. Coordinate with our innkeeper to add this to your getaway.


#2 – Dine in Style


steak dinner

Now that you have fully relaxed and settled into your room, enjoy a romantic dinner here at the Inn from our gourmet chef or head out to one of the many delicious restaurants in Durham or Chapel Hill. What are your taste buds craving on a special night out? Whether steak or seafood or international cuisine, we can help you find the perfect setting for your meal.


#3- Be Entertained



Your getaway evenings are complete with a show or concert. The Durham Performing Arts Center and the Carolina Theater in Durham, PNC Arena in Raleigh and Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill performing arts offer shows, concerts and so much more throughout the year.  Work with your innkeeper or visit ticket master or stub hub for concert or show tickets.


#4 – Stretch Your Legs

A Lenten rose blooms in the Spring Woodland at Duke Gardens. Photo by Sally Bornbusch.

After a good night sleep, delicious breakfast and relaxing morning, head to the beautifully manicured Sarah P Duke Gardens. With 55 acres of public botanic gardens, 5 miles of walks and pathways through the gardens and many shaded benches, the gardens are a perfect place to enjoy each other’s company. The Spring Woodland Garden is a nice place for a winter stroll with beautiful blooms and designed bench areas for couples to enjoy. Have a delicious bite to eat at the café at the gardens or bring a made to order prepared picnic from your innkeeper.


#5 – Cheers! Toast Your Love



A romantic getaway is complete with a wine tasting or brewery visit. Ride through the beautiful countryside to the magnificent Rock of Ages vineyard and winery. Sample their delicious wines in the beautiful tasting room. Stay downtown in Durham and visit the Fullsteam Brewery. Try their masterful brews that are on tap in many local restaurants. Enjoy a tour and try their unique beers using local farmed ingredients.


#6 – Enjoy Romantic Lodging


Brittain Suite

Our dedicated Innkeeper will help you plan a perfect romantic getaway for you and your love. Reserve your one of a kind guest room now and start planning your Valentine’s Day getaway.