I have stayed at the Fearrington House Inn so many times I have lost count. The word “exquisite” falls short of how outrageously awesome this place because it so magnificently engages all of the senses. Your visit here will be etched forever in your mind to the point you will be begging for more, more, more!
Rooms: Over all my stays, I think I have stayed in at least half of their rooms. They are always lavish! And when I say lavish I mean there isn’t any little thing that they have not thought of in your room. The bed and the bedding are so plush that you will sink right in and within minutes you will be off to sleepy-land taking a restorative afternoon nap. They have apples in a bowl and bottles of water for a midday snack when you wake up. The rooms also have all sorts of little extras like wifi, ipod stations, robes, flat screen TVs, etc. And the room will always smell luscious because of the fresh flowers just cut from the gardens outside. After dinner you will come back to your room and your bed will be turned down for you. But the best part is that you will have port and homemade truffles waiting for you as well!
Bathrooms: The bathrooms are exceptional. They provide Molton-Brown products which are simply amazing. The bathrooms are always expansive. You will have a heated towel rack so when you get out of the tub / shower you can wrap yourself up in a warm oversized towel. This is my version of heaven – smelling oh so good and feeling warmly embraced!
Breakfast: For breakfast they will hand you a menu filled with every single delicious breakfast item you were dreaming of the night before. However, trust me, you will still be so full from dinner that it will be hard to think about breakfast. So, put the menu aside and tell the waiter what you would like. Instead of rolling their eyes, they will smile broadly at you, and most likely laugh out of sheer delight. And you will get exactly what your stomach can hold. Everything will be scrumptious. EVERYTHING! And by the way, the bread basket alone could fill you up!
Common Areas: (sitting areas inside / outside) There are two common rooms, the Sun Room and the Garden House, which you can go and sit in. In the early morning they will put out coffee / tea in the Sun Room. And the coffee is strong, piping hot, and vibrant! (Yes, just like I like it!) The grounds feel very spacious and you will never feel crowded. There is always a place for you to go sit and be by yourself or to go sit a spell with others.
Things to do at the B&B: You can walk around the property and view the gardens, walk and see the Belties (the cows they are famous for), or take one of the bikes for a spin around the residential area. You can also walk to the wide variety of interesting shops on the property. A few years back they opened up a spa on the property. While I have never been there, I am sure it is something you should add to your list of things to do. Here is the Web site: http://www.fearrington.com/spa/
Extra Amenities: (packages?, afternoon tea / wine & cheese, concierge service) Every afternoon you are invited to the afternoon tea in the restaurant. You will be presented with a beautiful assortment of tea sandwiches and scones. The lemon curd is pure heaven. Trust me, nothing will be left over. When you return to your room after dinner you will have homemade truffles and port waiting for you. This is not the trip to do any calorie counting!! If you buy one of their package deals, you may get a gift certificate that you can use at one of their shops. This is a great excuse to browse the many small shops that have an incredible assortment of things to buy.
Attitudes of the Inn Keepers: Everyone is exceptionally delightful. They are there to make your trip the most memorable one you have ever taken in your lifetime (I seriously mean that!). They try to think of things ahead of your needs which I found simply astounding.
Cleanliness: As you can imagine, the place is pristine whether you are inside your room, walking the sidewalks, or looking at the gardens.
Surrounding environment: (smoking / non-smoking, closeness to other guests) You will always feel like you have all the space in the world to stretch out and be by yourself or to join in the fun with others around. The environment around you is quite eclectic in that you can be in farmland, in a bookstore, or in a posh dining room within minutes.
Proximity to things to do: There is so much to do right there at the property that one will find it difficult to leave. But the Fearrington House Inn is close enough to the Triangle area which has so much to offer from museums to Broadway plays.
Restaurants: There are two restaurants available. The Granary has a lower price point and is available for lunch and dinner. However, if you are there you really MUST go to the Fearrington House Restaurant. The price point is high (around $100 / pp) but your taste buds will never forget every single morsel you put in your mouth. The service is almost always impeccable (one night I had a waiter who was rather snobbish) and they can be depended upon to help you make the most delicious choices. With the exception of the one waiter, all of the staff is quite personable too and will engage with you to make sure your evening is staying on a light note. You will typically hear laughter coming from the tables when the waitstaff is near.
So, go!! You can thank me when you get back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fearrington House Inn is a Relais & Chateaux property located just south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Set amidst extensive gardens and rolling pastures, this 32 room inn features individually decorated rooms and suites as well as award-winning service. Guests also enjoy relaxing treatments at the Spa at Fearrington and browsing our stores including Dovecote and Haven, both home and gift shops, and McIntyre's Books, one of the South's most celebrated independent bookstores. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fearrington House Hotel Pittsboro
- Fearrington House Pittsboro
- Fearrington Inn Pittsboro Nc