Up Your Cocktail Game

Inspired by the tasty handcrafted cocktails featured at The Fearrington House Restaurant or The Granary? So are we. These are truly works of art and though we could never replicate such stunners, we can come close thanks to some bartending accessories new at Dovecote.

Molds from Peak Ice Works act as the base for your specialty drink. We have two; one makes massive cubes and the other makes crushed ice (it’s much easier than crushing it yourself!) We love these because they keep our drink cold without watering it down.

Use our handy cocktail books as a guide and the Mason Shaker to expertly mix your ingredients. From foraged ingredients to the elements that make up a classic cocktail, we have the ideal recipe for any delightful libation you crave!

Invite your friends, whip up a few snacks, and show off your newly acquired aperitif skills!

– Emma, Dovecote Stylist

Refresh in the Cutting Garden

Did you know many of our floral arrangements throughout the Village (and sometimes at our special events) are made using flowers grown in our own gardens? One of the best spots to see these blossoms is in the cutting garden. Tucked away from the Village Center, the bench in the cutting garden is the perfect place to rest and relax in the shade. Take in the quiet blooms and watch the bees and butterflies keep our gardens looking beautiful. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a... Full Post >

What to Buy Right Now: A Perfect Cover Up

Whether you live in the sizzling South or summer in the Hamptons, soaring temps and sunny days will surely require a cover up or two. At Dovecote, we offer a few fresh ideas for smart summer dressing that go perfectly with your best warm weather accessory—sunscreen! Sun and Sea Protect yourself from too much sun by popping a BoHo chic tunic from Roberta Roller Rabbit over that bathing suit. Long sleeves and sheer fabric make for a cool and comfortable way to avoid over exposure. Add a... Full Post >

Sale into Summer

Here at Dovecote, it's a rare occasion indeed to have a sale. But the time has come. We are offering 30-50% off great pieces that you can wear this season and use to transition into the next! From timeless summer linens by CP Shades to featherweight cashmere by Kinross and Magaschoni, we are offering great savings on all your favorites. Silk tees from Bruno Manetti? Check. Tailored trousers from QL2? Gotcha covered. Sheath dresses, structured blazers, colorful clutches? The gang's all... Full Post >

Best of Chapel Hill 2016

We're honored to have been voted Best of Chapel Hill in 10 categories by readers of Chapel Hill Magazine this year! Thank you to all of our guests for supporting us by voting for and visiting our businesses, and a big congratulations to our hardworking Fearrington staff. Best of Chapel Hill 2016 Best Upscale Restaurant The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Overall Service The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef... Full Post >

Giving Back at The Inn

Do you ever wonder what happens to your slippers after you check out of The Fearrington House Inn? Or what happens to older bed linens? The Inn partners with several organizations to make sure none of these materials go to waste. Inn guest slippers go to InterAct, a non-profit United Way agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims of domestic violence and assault. Bed linens and sheets that are torn, swapped out with new colors, or otherwise replaced but in excellent... Full Post >