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Route de Bonheur: Go South

Planters Inn

Relais & Châteaux’s The Fearrington House Inn is located less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with easy drives to nearby Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Fearrington is the perfect place to begin a luxurious road trip, with exquisite cuisine from Five-Star, Five-Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant, indulgent spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington and more. If you’re looking for a luxurious southern Route de Bonheur, Relais & Châteaux’s Planters Inn and Royal Blues Hotel.

Depart from The Fearrington House Inn and head southeast to historic Planters Inn in Charleston, South Carolina. In one of America’s most historically significant and romantic cities, guests will find upscale period-style furnishings and four poster beds in each of the inn’s 64 luxurious rooms. Antique shops, art galleries and the theatre district are just outside the door. The Peninsula Grill, consistently named Charleston’s best restaurant, offers award-winning gourmet dining.

Royal Blues Hotel

From Planters Inn head south to Deerfield Beach, Florida and the stunning Royal Blues Hotel. An oceanfront escape where guests can experience the authentic adventure of Florida’s Gold Coast, the surrounding area is steeped in rich cultural history that boasts white sand beaches, a fishing pier and world-class diving. Royal Blues Hotel is home to the Chanson Restaurant, a fine dining feat that showcases innovative culinary creations in the style of “Cuisine Du Monde”. Chanson serves only the freshest seafood and organic ingredients. Every plate is prepared and presented with stunning artistry for guests to enjoy.

 

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