Travel & Lodging
The Woodwright's School is located at:
89 A Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC
our mailing address is:
4714 McBane Mill Ln, Graham, NC 27253
PLEASE NOTE! If you are coming for Woodcraft Week classes at McBane Mill, please shoot me an email for lodging suggestions. The McBane Mill site is twenty minutes north of Pittsboro off of highway 87, making some of the inexpensive hotels up on I-85 a better option.
Bicycle - We are on the corner next to S&T’s Soda Shop and in front of the City Tap bar, halfway down the hill to the courthouse.
Motor - We are at 89A on the corner of Hillsboro and W. Salisbury Streets. The town of Pittsboro is at the intersection of routes 15-501 and 64. If you are coming up the hill from the courthouse and the confederate statue, note that you can't turn left onto Salisbury Street but have continue on a bit and circle around.
Parking - The signs on Hillsboro Street say 2 hour parking, but no on seems to know if this applies on weekends. I think it’s best to find a place on W. Salisbury street. There are handy spaces at the abandoned post office halfway down the block from the school.
By Air - We are 40 minutes from RDU, but watch the time of day for traffic on I 40!
Tiny Pittsboro has limited lodging, but there are plenty of chain hotels within 25 minutes.
Check on the web for hotels in:
Chapel Hill to the north of Pittsboro
Apex and Cary to the east
For for potential bargains out of the high rent district try the Country Hearth Inn in Siler City, about 20 minutes west of the school. They give a break for our students and have had good reports. http://www.countryhearthsilercity.com/
Some of our students have had good luck bidding $50 on Priceline and other lodging bid sites for 4 star hotels in Chapel Hill. There must not have been a game on these days!)
Some in-town and nearby places with character are:
(ask about special rates for Woodwright's School students)
458 West Bed & Breakfast - (A fine new establishment in the town.)
458 West St,
Pittsboro, NC (919) 491-4229
Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast
- (In town and in walking distance to the school.)
76 West St,
Pittsboro, NC - (919) 542-5515
Small B&B Café
Walking distance to the school over on Small Street (no less!). Very favorable reviews with fine rooms including an affordable single.
The River Landing Inn is about 25 minutes north of Pittsboro in Saxapahaw, but if you are coming for a class at the McBane Mill campus (Woodcraft Week) then you will be just five minutes away. Saxapahaw is a remarkable transformation of an old mill village into an upscale and very happening place. Dining there most excellent!
The Inn at Celebrity Dairy - (Just west of Pittsboro. They might even let you help milk the goats. Check it out!)
2106 Mt Vernon-Hickory Mtn Rd,
Siler City, NC - (919) 742-5176
The Fearrington House Country Inn - (A bit north towards Chapel Hill. High class & $$!)
2000 Fearrington Village Center,
Pittsboro, NC - (919) 542-4000
The Carolina Inn - (About 25 minutes away in Chapel Hill in the center of restaurants and galleries.)
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 - (919) 933-2001