The Experience

The Fearrington House

 The finest Southern hospitality is offered in the warmth and gentility of The Fearrington House Country Inn.  Located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The Fearrington House is the perfect choice for the discriminating traveler.  Days are spent strolling the expansive gardens, browsing our unique village shops, experiencing a soothing massage or just relaxing on a front porch rocker watching our pasture full of curious belted Galloway cows.  Fearrington is located just 45 minutes from Raleigh/Durham International Airport. We would be delighted to arrange for your personal transportation to and from the airport.

Adjacent to the original Fearrington home which now houses the fine-dining restaurant, inn rooms are clustered around a courtyard, or overlook the charming village and parks.  Stunning vistas of trellised gardens, water sculptures, and manicured English gardens surround the inn and restaurant.  Each of the 35 guest rooms at this charming North Carolina country inn is created with its own unique character – European antiques, original artwork, rich fabrics, marble vanities, and heated towel racks cater to personal comfort. Distinctive touches include canopied beds and pine flooring from a workhouse along the River Thames.  The guest rooms and suites include luxurious amenities such as plush feather beds, micro-fiber robes, European Molton Brown bath products and beautiful fresh flowers.

The gracious Fearrington House Restaurant, recognized for its sophisticated contemporary cuisine and personable service, promises guests a unique fine dining experience. Located in the original Fearrington farm home-place, the series of small, elegant dining rooms feature views of the stunning gardens; each is furnished with European antiques, and accented with original Southern art that creates an understated elegance. Now a Certified Green Restaurant™.

Chef Colin Bedford and his team take great pride in procuring the finest quality ingredients for the AAA Five Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant’s sophisticated contemporary cuisine. The menus change frequently to reflect the changing seasons and available local produce. The Fearrington House gardens supply herbs, vegetables, edible flowers and micro herbs for the restaurant throughout the year.  Our hands-on cooking classes are a wonderful experience for any culinary enthusiast.

The luxuriously decorated guest rooms at The Fearrington House provide a tranquil environment to experience our range of massages. Our massage therapists will assist you in selecting the treatment that is best suited to your needs.  Fearrington offers guests a wide range of fitness activities to help maintain physical well-being. Explore Fearrington’s 1,400 rolling acres by bike, work out at Duke’s exceptional health facility or take a leisurely swim at the Olympic sized pool.

Not only is Fearrington’s central location ideal for visiting the Appalachian Mountains or the Carolina coast, it also offers access to plenty of attractions and recreation right here in the Triangle area. Tour one of many fascinating museums, spend an afternoon fishing or boating on a beautiful lake, play a round of golf at a nearby championship golf course, attend a blockbuster concert event, or cheer on your favorite team at one of the region’s many collegiate and professional sporting events. Whether you are planning a visit or thinking about making Fearrington your home, you can be sure that there will always be something exciting to do nearby.

The Fearrington House – Inn, Restaurant and Spa, Member of Relais & Châteaux, is a meticulously kept country inn near Chapel Hill. Stop and smell the roses that bloom on the inn’s 60-acre grounds, take afternoon tea in the sunroom, enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in The Spa at Fearrington or spend an afternoon reading Faulkner on the front porch. Fresh flowers, European antiques and plush feather beds characterize each of 32 guestrooms, while the restaurant, in a separate white-clapboard homestead building, offers sophisticated contemporary fare. Feeling industrious? Explore on a vintage Schwinn.

Cuisine is created by a team of international chefs. For a treasured keepsake, take home the cookbook written by the owner’s wife, herself an accomplished chef.Distance from Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU): 30 minutes Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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