Contributor Profile

Samantha Whitaker, Corporate Event Sales

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Samantha joined the Fearrington House team in 2007 after earning a degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Samantha worked in Inn Reception before moving into Corporate Sales in 2008. View her blog.

A Barn Built for Everyone!

If you have never been in or seen The Fearrington Barn -- Now. Is. The. Time!  The Barn, which can seat up to 300 people, is not only the largest venue on our property, but also the most diverse.  From elaborate weddings to large author events and team building activities, The Barn can host just about anyone and anything! When planning a meeting for a group of 40 or more people, The Barn is most likely the best space for your group.  With a permanent stage, large drop-down screen for any... Full Post >

Flowers for all Occasions

Ever wish you could bring the beauty of the outside indoors?  With a little help from our talented flower team led by Mary Stevens, you can certainly do so with any meeting or private event booked here at Fearrington!  Mary has been creating our charming arrangements for over 10 years now and knows just what to use for every occasion and season.  From elaborate weddings to corporate functions and private dinners, Mary has done it all!  A perfect touch to any event, flowers are a great way... Full Post >

Stone Cold Belties!

While most have seen our lively Beltie Crew in the front pastures as they enter the Village Center, only some know where to find their friends made of stone that also "live and graze" in Fearrington.  When the temperatures started to drop in the Fall some of our residents took it upon themselves to keep our concrete sheep nice and warm throughout the winter with scarves and little leg warmers!  To visit with these friendly animals we challenge you to come find them and their handmade... Full Post >

Time to Hibernate!

As the temperatures continue to drop, we find ourselves wearing more layers and walking a little quicker around the Village to get inside and warm up.  Here at Fearrington we give you just one more reason to enjoy the chilly weather from the luxury of your Inn or Meeting Room with our warm and cozy fireplaces!  With just a flip of a switch a fire is ignited and the room heats up within minutes. Found in two of our unique Meeting Rooms, The Red Room and McIntyre’s (shown to the left), as... Full Post >

Power Party

Throughout the year Fearrington has been honored to receive many awards and accolades for our exceptional cuisine and gracious hospitality.  In the Corporate world, one of the highly regarded awards comes from the Triangle Business Journal.  Each year they put out a selective Book of Lists for the Top 25 Businesses in the area with categories such as the “Largest Public and Private Companies”, the “Fastest Growing Company,” and the “Largest Employers.” Among these lists is... Full Post >

The Suite Life

Traveling with your colleagues, family or girlfriends and need adjoining overnight accommodations? Fearrington can certainly meet your all your needs with our 2 and 3 bedroom adjacent suites! Located on the 2nd floor in our charming courtyard section of Inn Rooms are three rooms that are all accessed by one private door. Here we offer one Standard Room with a queen sized bed, one Deluxe Suite with a king sized bed and one Grand Suite with a king sized bed, separate sitting room, fireplace,... Full Post >

Castles & Retreats

For those that are not familiar, Castles and Retreats is the translation of a highly regarded organization Fearrington proudly is a part of called Relais & Chateaux.  Just a few weeks ago I overheard a guest that was checking-out of The Fearrington House Inn ask what exactly Relais & Chateaux meant.  The Front Desk associate gave the literal translation of the words and the guest agreed that our property certainly was just that - a relaxing retreat for them. Days after... Full Post >

Summer Alterations Ready for Fall

Ever since the start of the season, our General Manager and staff have been busy as ever updating each one of our 32 Inn Rooms down to the last detail!  Each one more gorgeous than the last, the modernized colors and fabrics have all been a hit with our Inn guests.  In between some of the overnight room madness, we have also been able to update a couple of the meeting rooms as well!  Check out the fresh looks below and be sure check out our updated meeting home page! Full Post >

Meet until you’re Beat!

Known as the “ultimate global travel community event,” Virtuoso Travel Week is one not to miss!  Over 4,000+ Virtuoso travel agents gather together in Las Vegas each year to meet & greet with hoteliers from all over the world.  Similar to speed dating each hotelier is given just 4 minutes to present the travel agent with as much information about their property as possible before time is up and they move on to the next agent.  Now imagine doing this 100 times a day for 4 days... Full Post >

Meet. Eat. Swim!

For those who are not local let me start by saying it has been in the high 80’s for the past two weeks!  With temperatures on the rise, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our outdoor pool.  This facility opened for the season in May and will remain open until the end of September.  As an Inn guest, it’s as easy as grabbing a complimentary bike (or catch a ride in our golf cart) and presenting your room key when you enter. The Fearrington Swim & Croquet Club offers lap... Full Post >