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Holiday Open House

January 21st, 2016 by ducksmith

A lovely place to stay.

Holiday Open House with the Seagrove Potters

Join the Seagrove Potters for their holiday open houses the first three weekends in December.
Go to for more details and a list of the participating pottery shops.  Need some holiday gifts?  Seagrove is the perfect place to find that one of a kind piece of pottery.  

Seagrove Pottery Shops & The NC Zoo Are Ready for Your Visit! 

The Duck Smith House is open all year so don’t feel like you have to wait for a special occasion.  Every time you stay it’s special.   Honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or just a much needed get away. Surprise your someone with an over night stay or come for the weekend.
There’s blueberry Stuffed French Toast or Sweet Potato Pancakes … yum!  In the fall or winter how about a baked pear or baked apple which are a wonderful warm fruit. Summer is time for peaches which are sometimes baked with cream.

Potters are a wonderful group of artists who love their craft and are eager to have you come through their door to see what’s new.  Stay awhile and chat as talking about their history is very exciting.

The NC Zoo is open every day for your viewing.   The lioness had 4 babies cubs two years ago and are getting quite large. Come watch them play.  The Polar Bears are now out for public viewing and are having fun together.  See below for upcoming Events.

Golfers can enjoy several courses in Asheboro and the surrounding areas.
Asheboro Country Club
5105 Old Lexington Rd., Asheboro
800/227-1598 or 336/626-0175
website :    Open daily
Set in the beautiful Caraway Mountains of North Carolina’s Piedmont Region.  This Asheboro Country Club is a  championship course with layout cuts through tall oaks and towering pines, a 22-acre spring-fed lake and was recently redesigned by golf course architect Jim Bivins.

Asheboro Municipal Golf Course
421 Country Club Drive, Asheboro
website:    Open daily
The Asheboro Municipal Golf Course is located just minutes from downtown Asheboro, the popular public nine hole course designed by the famed Donald Ross in 1935.  Located on 56 acres of beautiful tree-lined greenways.

Pinewood Country Club
247 Pinewood Road, Asheboro
The  Pinewood Country Club is currently ranked 65 in the State of NC; named #1 hidden gem among all courses in the Piedmont Triad Area.

Tot Hill Farm Golf Club
  3185 Tot Hill Farm Road, Asheboro
800/868-4455 or 336/857-4455
website:    Open daily
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club is located 8 miles southwest of Asheboro.  This course has been rated 4.5 stars, Best Places to Play and ranked the 7th Hardest Course in America by Golf Digest.  Designed by Mike Strantz, experience the most breath-taking, awe-inspiring golf you’ve ever played!


The Seagrove Pottery Shops are open for your visit.  They are busy producing new pieces all the time and love to show you their works.









Pottery of Seagrove, NC

September 6th, 2015 by ducksmith

Pottery Shop

Pottery Shops of Seagrove can be found scattered throughout the countryside with close to 100 potters each unique with one of a kind pieces of art.
Some families date back to the 1700s. Visit the local potters & listen to their family history. Don’t be shy about asking questions, as they love to talk about their pottery. They are friendly and always glad you stopped by. Several of the potters still dig the clay from their ground which makes any piece you should purchase even more special.  There are functional pieces and decorative pieces for displaying or giving as wonderful gifts.

Don’t forget to visit the Black Smith located on Busbee Road.  Plan to spend time talking and learning his craft.

There are always a few guests who come to visit Seagrove and the pottery shops who will say “we are only here to look & not buy”  Usually they return from their adventure laughing & with big smiles on their faces saying they couldn’t help it, they bought.  Too many unusual & wonderful pieces to pass by.

The name Seagrove came from a railroad official who was in charge of routing a railroad through the area. His name was Edwin G. Seagroves. The ‘s’ was dropped when there wasn’t enough space on the sign. The railroad station now is home to the North Carolina Pottery Center and on Main Street is the Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery. Both are a great place to start your experience.


Pet Resort – Asheboro

June 11th, 2015 by ducksmith

Dog Kisses
Boarding & Daycare
4162 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
336/ 610-3647
cash or checks

Dog Kisses, Asheboro, NC a place for your four legged family member to stay?
Dog Kisses is a perfect place for daycare or overnight boarding. This is the cleanest place (up to Barbara’s standards) very safe and with caring owners. No need to worry about your dog while they are there.  Plenty of potty breaks even before the owners go to bed.
Perfect place to leave your dog for the day or overnight so you can go  Pottery Shopping in Seagrove or visit the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro right down the road from Dog Kisses.
Come stay overnight at The Duck Smith House B&B while your dog is perfectly taken care of.  You can relax when going to pottery shop or visit with guests or going out to dinner that your dog is in a comfortable place.
Guests who have boarded their dogs there for one to two days say they never felt uneasy or worried one bit about how their dog was doing.

Daisy says all the above statements are true.  Her stays at Dog Kisses have been very comfortable and she says she was well taken care of and even a little spoiled.  Daisy and The Duck Smith House B&B highly recommend Dog Kisses for you dog.

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