Spring Featured Events

Easter Brunch

April 20th, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM View Menu

Relish a Delectable Easter Brunch at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant made by Executive Chef James Clark and his talented culinary team.
$55.95 Adult 13 and Up
$50.95 Senior (60+)
$22.95 Children 7-12
Complimentary for Children 6 and Under

For reservations, call 919.918.2735.

Birdhouses on Parade

The 13th Annual Birdhouses on Parade will be held April 1st through April 21st. Drop by anytime to enjoy the following artists' creations
Allen Hobbs

Allen Hobbs teaches Primitive Survival. He enjoys a variety of crafts, is a pencil artist, and loves working with wood.

Visit www.etsy.com/shop/allenswoodworknart or Contact Allen allenhobbs68@gmail.com for more information.

Bosetti Art Tile

Marina Bosetti studied sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982. Before opening her own studio she worked at the Jack D. Wolfe ceramic supply company, slip casting for artist Nina Yankowitz; and with architectural facades at MJM Studios in New Jersey. In 1988, she took a year and half off and sailed a gaff-rigged schooner from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas, then Beaufort, North Carolina, thereby officially finishing her life as a New Yorker and starting a new phase as an artist in North Carolina. She now resides in Raleigh running a custom ceramic tile business, BosettiArtTile.com, and making birdhouses.

Visit www.bosettiarttile.com or call 919.414.8950 for more information.

Dwellings

Artist Beth Greene's "Dwellings" range from the Piedmont to the Coast of North Carolina. The wood and shells used on her creations have been found and collected along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Beth has been recognized with awards from the JC Raulstn Arboretum in Raleigh.  

Contact Beth at 252-527-4772 or ke4vvd@suddenlink.net for more information.

Skidworks NC

Rich Andrews, owner of Skidworks NC, has been a wood carver for most of his life. His first experience carving goes back to when he was given his first Cub Scout pocket knife. One of Rich's most recent projects is a custom made, fine-detail knife from a turn of the century file. It had lost all it filing ability but luckily, not the quality of the steel. Retiring a few years ago has allowed Rich to explore his artistic abilities, and to create exactly what his mind sees. 

Visit www.skidworksnc.com  or Contact Rich maureenandrich@gmail.com for more information.

Hebo's Folkart Shop

Sam Ezell (a.k.a. Hebo, nicknamed by his uncle) began building birdhouses almost 30 years ago. His first one was made to be put on top of an old telephone pole, and when he was installing the birdhouse a gentleman offered him $300 for it. This was Sam's first sell. Since then, he has sold birdhouses nationwide.

Contact Sam Ezell at 919-641-8847 or rezell2@nc.rr.com for more information.   

Wolfgang Langheinrich

As a young man Wolf studied Fine Arts at the American Academy in Chicago Illinois. He eventually ended his studies at Illinois Institute of Technology studying Civil Engineering. Wolf spent 40 successful years as a Project Manager on large Highway and Bridge projects across the Midwest and Southeast. He retired in 2009 but still had the need to build and create. Wolf built Eastern Bluebird houses for his grown children as Christmas gifts, and was encouraged to sell them by family and friends. He builds artistic and technically correct birdhouses. Wolf's artistic inspiration continues to increase, and now his houses are built for birds, but are also custom made to the buyers desires and wishes.  

Visit www.wolfshoppe.virb.com or Contact Wolf wflangheinrich@gmail.com for more information.

Mark Burnham

Contact Mark at 919-362-8960 for more information.

Nest Dwellings

As a third generation master woodworker, you might say that building is in Frank Ficca's blood. His work is now found in the homes of state senators and some of the yards of the most exclusive neighborhoods of North Carolina.  As the creative designer and craftsman of these one-of-a-kind works of art, his imagination is only limited by the availability of unique materials. He wishes that you enjoy his work of art as much as he enjoyed creating it... Frank lives by the motto "from my hands to your home."

Call 336-337-8549 for more information.

Old South BirdHouse Company

It wasn't until a few years ago when Donnie Reynolds moved onto what we call The Farm in Pleasant Garden that he fell in love with bluebirds. Being the third generation in a construction family, he has always been involved in building, but his birdhouses allow him to be creative on a much smaller scale. No two houses are ever the same. All of my houses are designed to receive a seal of approval from the North American Bluebird Society.

Contact Donnie at 336-392-5071 or oldsouthbirdhouses@gmail.com for more information.

RSS Woodworks

North Carolina native, Robert Shuping, has been working with wood for over 30 years, building custom homes and renovations in Chapel Hill and Durham area. In his shop located in Chapel Hill he builds one of a kind furniture pieces and creative wood turnings including birdhouses, bowls, boxes, and other unique items. Robert harvests a majority of the wood used from storm damaged trees and those otherwise being removed. In 2013, his birdhouses were on display at the Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, P.A., and this year, are featured in a new book recently published, Birdhouses if the World by Anne Schmauss.

Visit www.rsswoodworks.com, email bob@rsswoodworks.com or call 919-270-2348 for more information.    

Silver Palate Feeders

Silver Palate Feeders came to life one day by accident. Simone Barbe had been using Vintage Silver Plated serving pieces as planters for a while. As time went by and the flowers went to seed, a chaffing dish planter became a bird feeder. Her imagination began to wonder how she could create a stake for her garden. That was in 2002. Simone's one of a kind feeders have since been showcased in hundreds of art and garden shows across the country.  Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines and has won many prestigious awards. Each piece is signed, dated and numbered. These Vintage Silver Plated Bird Feeders will surely be the most coveted "objets d'arte" in your garden. 

Visit www.silverpalatefeeders.com, or email simonebwilson@gmail.com for more information. 

Wyldeheart Design

Visit www.wyldeheartdesign.com or contact Ciby Newbill at 919-302-4365 for more information.

Jack Riehl

Jack Riehl is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and international consultant, and with his wife Harriet has restored historic homes in Chadds Ford, Falls Church, and Cape May. Jack has always been a handyman and now creates birdhouses from discarded wooden shutters, adding antique accents. Each birdhouse has a story. His birdhouses may be seen at his Chapel Hill workshop and at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro.

Contact Jack at 919.491.0077 or jackriehl21@gmail.com for more information.

TRADITIONAL FAVORITES AT THE CAROLINA INN

Afternoon Tea

Seating's Thursday through Sunday starting at 2:30 PM

Afternoon Tea at The Carolina Inn is a delightful experience and should be on the "must do" list for guests. Only the finest teas and delectable house-made accompaniments are served in our cozy hotel lobby.

For reservations, call 919.918.2735.

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We bring the best of the farm directly to your table, and the best of new Southern cuisine directly to your palate like no other in Chapel Hill. Join us daily for delicious cuisine, great memories, and an unforgettable experience.

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