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Passport Magazine’s “The Great American LGBTQ Roadtrip”
September 4, 2022

“My brand loyalty to Relais & Châteaux, which offers many properties in off-the-beaten-path destinations, led me to the intimate, 32-room The Fearrington House Inn (230 Market Street, Tel: 919-542- 2121. fearrington.com), 20 miles south of Durham and I-85. The rural setting is unmistakably “Southern”—think “Southern charm,” “Southern comfort” and “Southern hospitality”— and the property is as Relais & Châteaux as it gets (thank the owners RB and Jenny Fitch, who were inspired to open it after staying in several Relais & Châteaux properties themselves). Located within the English-inspired village of Piedmont, in the countryside of the North Carolina, the property offers a wonderful light-filled spa, high-end restaurant, beer garden (the wood-fired pizzas and local brews hit all the right spots for me) and, my favorite moment, an actual, real-life farm with ani- mals including goats, chickens, and a cow. I loved the perfectly manicured gardens for ruminating strolls, especially after the long drive. My Grand Suite, which felt unmistakably residential, had its own garden, but most of my time was spent in the property’s dozens of gardens, which are the heart of the resort. In fact, there are 60 garden beds (including an herb garden) connected by brick pathways, some with fountains, some with ponds. I loved the quietness. Fearrington is like a spa treatment for your soul.”

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