Travel & Lodging
The Woodwright's School is located at:
89 A Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC
BUT our mailing and shipping address is:
4714 McBane Mill Ln, Graham, NC 27253
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 3 hour parking, but no one seems to know if this applies on weekends. I usually find a place on W. Salisbury street.
By Air - We are 40 minutes from RDU, but watch the time of day for traffic on I 40!
Camping: The nearest campgrounds are at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, less than 15 minutes away. The Crosswinds Campground is the closest to us.
Aside from Air B&B offerings and chain motels, some in-town and nearby places with character are below. Ask about special rates for Woodwright's School students.
458 West Bed & Breakfast - (Walking distance to the school.)
458 West St,
Pittsboro, NC (919) 491-4229
Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast - (Walking distance to the school.)
76 West St,
Pittsboro, NC - (919) 542-5515
Small B&B Café - (Walking distance to the school.)
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!)
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
There are plenty of chain hotels within 25 minutes of Pittsboro.
Check on the web for hotels in:
Chapel Hill to the north
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 25 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!)