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Route de Bonheur: Go West

Old Edward’s Inn & Spa

Relais & Châteaux’s The Fearrington House Inn is located less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with easy drives to nearby Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Fearrington is the perfect place to begin a luxurious road trip, with exquisite cuisine from Five-Star, Five-Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant, indulgent spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington and more. If you’re looking for a trip along a western Route de Bonheur, visit the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains with stops at Relais & Châteaux’s Old Edward’s Inn and Blackberry Farm.

Depart from Fearrington headed west for Old Edward’s Inn. Atop the southwest plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by pristine mountains, Old Edward’s Inn is centrally located within the rustic and charming town of Highland, NC. Situated in the heart of downtown, the European style resort offers a mountain retreat with luxury guestrooms, suites, and cottages, as well as farm to table restaurants and a destination spa.

Blackberry Farm

Head to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee for the 9,200 acre estate of Blackberry Farm. Each guest to the 69-room inn has access to the pampering of the Wellhouse, the nature guides and trails in the nearby mountains, and the skilled farmstead culinary artisans and gardens on property. Rediscover life’s simple pleasures and natural balance while visiting at Blackberry Farm.

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