Rainy Days?

Starting in late June, and continuing all through the summer, the various species of Rain Lilies have begun their show in the Gardens at Fearrington. Whether Zephyranthes, Habranthes, or Cooperii, the rain lilies are all bulbous plants and part of the Amaryllis family. Tough, drought tolerant, and deer-proof, these beauties come in colors ranging from white to yellow, to brightest pink — such as this clump located across from McIntyre’s Books front entrance. The Gardeners have been adding numerous varieties over the years to ensure that there is a continuous display for our summer visitors.

Beat the Heat!

Now that summer has arrived we certainly are feeling the heat here in central North Carolina!  With the temperatures reaching near 90 degrees the past few weeks, many are looking for relief from the sun and humidity.  What some might not know is that besides our outdoor pool we offer to Fearrington House Inn guests, we also have complimentary bikes as well as plenty of shaded trails within our community.  What better way to stay active (and cool!) than with a bike ride or walk through one of... Full Post >

The New Summerfare Menu at the Granary!

The North Carolina summer is in full swing and so is the new Summertime Fare Menu at The Fearrington Granary! There are so many delicious flavors featured that are perfect for the summer season, including refreshing Silver Queen Corn soup with Lemon Pickled Tomatoes, and Beer Batter Snapper with Cucumber and Potato Salad. It is going to be hard to choose a favorite with so many delectable options! These light and tasty meals are tempting enough, and that's not without mention of... Full Post >

California, On My Terms.

This past May I took one of my bi-annual trips to California.  I love California -- the wine, food, natural beauty and diverse culture is an ever-beckoning call to visit. As a Sommelier I am fortunate enough to have visited many times, and have gotten to know Sonoma and Napa Valley in a very in-depth way.  However, all of the trips I have taken in the past were group oriented, and everything needed to be on a tight schedule, and, most importantly, I had no choice over which wineries I... Full Post >

Mary Margaret & Alex

Mary Margaret and Alex tied the knot on April 5, 2014. They held their ceremony at Fearrington's Willow Oaks and celebrated their "I dos" in The Fearrington Barn! How did y'all meet? We met through mutual friends while living in D.C. on Good Friday, after both getting stuck in the city for Easter weekend. A blessing in disguise!   Tell us about the engagement? Alex proposed on the beach two years later in Emerald Isle, NC on Good Friday!   What made... Full Post >

Introducing Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial

The Spa at Fearrington introduces our newest facial and product line. The Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial is designed to shape, lift, firm and significantly reduce facial contour sagging. As we get older, your cheeks, chin and jaw area can begin to sag.  Sagging is often caused by tiredness and the onset of menopause as the skin rapidly loses proteins and calcium – the building blocks of the skin that keep cells full and round. Often in life, when you feel physically tired and sluggish you... Full Post >