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Crain Currency: Discover North Carolina’s unrivaled laps of luxury
January 5, 2024
A large, white house with gray roofs is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens. A pergola covered in vines leads to the entrance. In the foreground, there is a circular pond with a modern sculpture in its center. The sky is blue with scattered clouds. Fearrington Village

Find an English-inspired village in North Carolina’s countryside, just south of Chapel Hill, at The Fearrington House Inn. The 32 guest rooms and suites at this Relais & Châteaux luxury inn are each unique, with individual layouts and designs featuring 300-count Egyptian cotton bed linens, Boca Terry robes, Frette bath towels and fresh flowers, many cut from Fearrington’s gardens. Some rooms have fireplaces, while others boast outdoor seating. Whichever you choose, you’ll feel right at home.

But which came first — The Fearrington House Inn or The Fearrington House Restaurant? When owners R.B. and Jenny Fitch went to Paris in the mid-1980s for their restaurant to become a Relais member, they were told that they did not qualify because they did not have an inn. So they built the inn, which opened in 1986. The Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant became members of Relais & Châteaux in 1988.

Dining at The Fearrington House Restaurant is a must-do, whether staying overnight in the inn or not. The seasonal four-course prix fixe menu is divine, taking guests on a culinary journey from the first bite of canapé to dessert. Speaking of dessert, don’t miss the restaurant’s signature chocolate soufflé — worth every decadent bite.

Elsewhere in Fearrington Village are a handful of boutiques, a spa, a casual eatery with grab-and-go bites and cups of coffee, and a beer garden. And if you just can’t pull yourself away, you can live in Fearrington — the planned community is home to nearly 2,000 residents.

Read the full article by travelin’ girl Susan Barnes  HERE.