Innkeepers at Arbor House of Black Mountain NC
Innkeepers of Arbor House of Black Mountain

About Us

Jim & Theresa’s Bio

The Arbor House Bed & Breakfast of Black Mountain is run by Innkeepers Theresa and Jim Fuller. They started in this endeavor by a chance of fate while they still lived in Northeast Ohio. Theresa comes from a family of self-employed entrepreneurs and although she went down the corporate IT path when it came to employment after college, she always dreamed she would be self-employed someday. Jim started out working in small businesses and ultimately found himself in the corporate sales world.

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Through a chance of fate in 2009, Jim had the opportunity to attend and graduate from culinary school. After Jim rapidly advanced from grill chef to sauté chef at a prestigious Cleveland area country club they decided to move to their favorite vacation state, North Carolina and ultimately open their own business (of some sort). While their first stop was in Charlotte, where Theresa quickly advanced into management for a Mooresville based, home improvement company, Jim gained more culinary experience by becoming a sous chef for a large Charlotte bed & breakfast/banquet center as well as a head chef for a well-known Charlotte area breakfast establishment. He also spent time as a fishmonger in South Charlotte. It was during this time they decided they would take all the skills they have acquired over their careers and put them to use at the Arbor House in Black Mountain NC.

Theresa’s organizational skills honed from years of IT management combined with her passion for gardening coupled with Jim’s culinary skills and his sales & marketing background (and it helps he’s pretty good with a hammer too) led them to re-opening the Arbor House in the spring of 2015. Please come join them at the Arbor House and witness the splendor of Black Mountain NC and all she has to offer you.

  • Black Mtn.  Marathon and Mt. Mitchell Challenge Feb. 27th 2016 at 7 a.m.

    Black Mtn. Marathon and Mt. Mitchell Challenge Feb. 27th 2016 at 7 a.m.

    Both races are sold out, but we are here to pamper you before and after the race.  Lake Tomahawk is a good place to observe the beginning and end of the race. Here is the official site.    http://www.blackmountainmarathon.com/ The Challenge begins at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint “front porch of Western North Carolina”, and follows trails to the “rooftop” of Western North Carolina, the 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell – eastern America’s highest point – then return to the start/finish area!  With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in …Read More »
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all-day Mt Mitchell Challenge and Black ...
Mt Mitchell Challenge and Black ...
Feb 27 all-day
Race History The Challenge is this: Begin at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint “front porch of Western North Carolina”, and follow trails to the “rooftop” of Western North Carolina, the 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell – eastern America’s highest point – then return to the start/finish area! With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in the first 20 miles! Race founders Wendell Begley of Black Mountain Savings and Trent Thomas from Black Dome Mountain Sports saw a need for this kind of event for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Their goal was to design a race that was attainable physically while offering the opportunity to test oneself against the often-uncooperative forces of nature! The Marathon runners start side-by-side with the Challengers and duplicate their course to the Black Mountain Gap overlook on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. Here, at an elevation of 5,340′ and with an extraordinary view of Mount Mitchell as a backdrop, Marathoners will turn and retrace their course to the Start/Finish area in Black Mountain. Aid Stations While you are required to carry all the gear you will need to complete the race[...]