The Fearrington House Inn

Spread out over the picturesque village, each of The Fearrington House Inn's 32 rooms and suites has a distinct design and character, yet all are outfitted with luxe touches such as original Southern artwork, fresh flowers, a complimentary mini-bar, and other outstanding amenities like a decanter of port placed by your bedside at turndown.

Spring’s Earliest Have Arrived

Spring's earliest and bravest faces are the early bulbs. Now popping up throughout the gardens despite the cold, are hardy bulbs such as species crocus (seen above). If you're in search of more color, the Winter Aconite, in front of McIntyre's, the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) along the Restaurant pathway, and the diminutive Iris Reticulata, in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant are your best bets!   Full Post >

Wines of Rioja

Rioja, the most recognizable and famous wine region in Spain, is the focus of March's wine class at The Granary on Thursday, March 6th. We will be taking a look at the region's history from the middle ages, to the first "modern period" when the influence of the Bordelais changed the regions course in the mid-19th century, to the second "modern period" in the late twentith Century when Rioja delved into a more international style, creating a divide between classical and modern producers. We... Full Post >

Springtime Reminders

Just a reminder that in the midst of a cold February, Springtime at Fearrington is not far away. Only a little more than a month to go, and our gardens will be filled to bursting with color. Hang in there! Full Post >

Here’s Your Room Key

When you venture out to The Fearrington House Inn for an unforgettable overnight stay, your experience starts with a brass key. Our General Manager Theresa Chiettini hand-selected these traditional, weighty brass keys to provide guests with a feeling of home. She discovered them at the Jefferson Brass Company. Our guests love the feel of a real key and often request to purchase them as a keepsake. Do you prefer a "real" key or a key card? Full Post >

Experience The Fearrington House Inn

What better way to experience The Fearrington House Inn from afar than a video tour! Get a glimpse into our inn rooms and the village that surrounds the inn to make it an ideal retreat. 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 >

Meet Rashaad Davis

Writing about Rashaad Davis is like looking back on a kind of Fearrington Village family tree. Rashaad and I came to Fearrington at about the same time; we both started out at what was then the Market Café (now the Granary Restaurant).  We were barely more than children and that was 20 years ago. Hard to imagine he has been here that long, but Rashaad, like many of us here, has family history at this place. As a child he would visit the Village with his uncle, then the head chef at the... Full Post >

A Gingerbread House for the Ages

Recently, we had the privilege of being a part of the 11th annual Gingerbread Benefit held at The Umstead Hotel in Cary. This event is opened to the public and designed to raise money for Triangle Family Services. The nonprofit organization supports families in our community through financial counseling, housing assistance, heath treatments, and counseling for individuals of domestic violence. Each year, dozens of talented bakeries and restaurants volunteer to build gingerbread houses that are... Full Post >

Trimming the Tree

Fearrington's ever ingenious gardeners used a brief period of downtime to transform the large Christmas tree in the heart of the Village Center. You'll now find it decorated with bright orange clementines wrapped in raffia, berry cuttings from nandinas and hollies wrapped in ribbon remnants, pine cones rolled in paint and glitter and more. Very clever - and biodegradable too! Full Post >

Chef Bedford’s Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you're already in the midst of finalizing your at-home Thanksgiving menu, then you'll love this easy recipe that Chef Bedford insists is the perfect side dish for turkey day: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Horseradish & Parmesan Crumble. Ingredients and directions below. Ingredients 8 oz Brussel sprouts (blanched and halved) 1/2 cup bacon cooked 4 tbsp shallots chopped 1 cup toasted panko breadcrumb 1/2 cup parmesan grated 2 tbsp chives chopped 2 tbsp parsley chopped 2... Full Post >