What Are the Odds?

Amazing things can happen at Fearrington! Ann and Robert Gwin moved to Fearrington Village in February from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, which had been their home for the past 35 years. A month after moving, the Gwins attended a Fearrington Film Club movie at the Gathering Place. Ann, having grown up in Michigan, was wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt. A friendly blue eyed gentleman, Tom Skiver, was serving refreshments. After striking up a conversation, he asked Ann what part of Michigan she was from. When Ann told him Dearborn, he said his wife, Pat, was also from Dearborn. In a few minutes, Ann and Pat realized that they had graduated the same year from Dearborn High School and also were in the same in 5th and 6th grade class! Since then, Ann and Pat have enjoyed reconnecting, including walking in Camden Park together regularly. Pat even found a photo of the two of them at a birthday party when they were 12 years old. What a small world! What are the odds that these two classmates would both land in Fearrington at the same time?

Q&A with Priscilla Taylor

We chatted with designer Priscilla Taylor, for P.Taylor Clothing, before her trunk show at Dovecote this Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. Here is what she shared with us about this season's collection! What was your inspiration this season? The early morning light gives everything a warm inviting glow. I wanted our colors to reflect the morning light. How does your brand develop from season to season? I try to choose styles and colors that work into everyone's closet or... Full Post >

Lindsey & Joe

Lindsey and Joe tied the knot on February 27, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s in the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Joe and I met through mutual friends in Washington, D.C. at a poker tournament he and his roommates hosted every week. After meeting him in January 2011, I called my mom and told her that I was pretty sure I met the man I was going to marry that night. He needed a little more convincing than me – four... Full Post >

More for the Little Ones

Here at Dovecote, we are always moving things around! The most recent change in the floor plan was an expansion of our baby section. That means more adorable onesies with even more adorable patterns to choose from, more sweet mobiles, and more cute books to read before bedtime. Pick up a Heirloom swaddle that commemorates baby's birth, or Noodle & Boo luxury products including shampoo, baby wash, baby lotions and creams - all natural, all super gentle. If you're looking for a sweet... Full Post >

Relais & Châteaux’s “The Art of Entertaining”

The Fearrington House Inn is honored to be included in Relais & Châteaux's first book, "The Art of Entertaining," featuring entertaining tips, tricks and expertise on hosting sophisticated and luxurious events from 17 member properties in North America. Fearrington's section on Southern-Style Brunch features recipes for Corn Bread Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, Raspberry Tartlets, plus two cocktails and tips on creating the perfect harvest centerpiece with Principle... Full Post >

Protecting Skin During Oncology Treatments

The Spa at Fearrington is proud to carry De La Terre Skincare products in Haven and use them in our treatments. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, De La Terre provides a holistic approach to skin care therapy through balms, serums, herbal teas, clay and cleansers. Holistic skin therapy promotes skin health by cleansing irritants from skin’s surface with the application of hydrotherapy using pure botanical infusions. Anne C. Willis is the founder of De La Terre Skincare and one of the... Full Post >