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.

Meet Ken Henderson

This is Ken. He may look like a mild-mannered man about town, but he is, in fact, a super hero. He is one of the guys who holds the Village together. And I'm not talking in the figurative sense here. I'm talking about a real tube of glue, hammer, or whatever tool it takes to keep this place running. Ken has been with Fearrington for 22 years now (he must have been a wee babe when he started working here). He started in construction, and after years of making certain all the final details in... Full Post >

Return of the Whirligigs

We are very fortunate to have four very large whirligigs made by the late, great folk artist Vollis Simpson of Lucama, NC. Vollis was always very concerned to know that we were taking good care of his whirligigs, making especially certain that they were properly greased.  Vollis passed away this summer at the age of 94, but his artwork will live on for many years in his honor thanks to the great care of fellow folk artist Riley Foster. Riley is a metal worker extraordinaire who has spent... Full Post >

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkinfest!

Lumineers, Jarrehdales, Fairytales and Sugar Pies -- the Fearrington Gardeners were at the Raleigh Farmers Market last week in search of the perfect pumpkins for this year's Pumpkinfest! We've found some beauties and can't wait to get started decorating! Full Post >

Sweet Tea Chicken Wings

I do like a good chicken wing! Sweet tea brined chicken wings with lemon barbeque sauce are at The Fearrington Granary for a limited time only! Come out and try this special dish over the weekend. Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 17th - October 23rd]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, have a "Situation Room" where a team of minions walk busily around multi-monitor virtual maps displaying every wine tasting's location and occurrence around the world updated in real time, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have... Full Post >

Mums the Word

Taller, softer, and more graceful than the pampered mums sold everywhere at this time of year, perennial mums like "Sheffield Pink," seen here in front of Fearrington's home and accessories shop, Dovecote, reliably return to mingle beautifully with fall asters and salvias. Full Post >

The Art of Blind Tasting

I get it. I really do. I understand why it may seem impressive or look like a magic trick to people who get to see someone who can pinpoint a wine’s provenance just by looking, sniffing, tasting and spitting out a wine. Out of the thousands of different grapes in the world, a gifted wine taster can tell you what grape a wine is made of, where it’s from, which vintage it came from, and if it is worth its salt to have that price attached to it in a wine list. I remember my jaw dropping... Full Post >

A Fall Show from Our Gardens

It may be cloudy and drizzly outside, but with dozens of different camellias in bloom, the gardens at Fearrington are exploding with color! Fragrant fall-blooming sasanquas -- like "Sparkling Burgundy" shown here -- are approaching peak bloom time. Don't miss the show! Full Post >

The Suite Life

Traveling with your colleagues, family or girlfriends and need adjoining overnight accommodations? Fearrington can certainly meet your all your needs with our 2 and 3 bedroom adjacent suites! Located on the 2nd floor in our charming courtyard section of Inn Rooms are three rooms that are all accessed by one private door. Here we offer one Standard Room with a queen sized bed, one Deluxe Suite with a king sized bed and one Grand Suite with a king sized bed, separate sitting room, fireplace,... Full Post >