The French have a phrase – “la route du bonheur” or ‘the road of happiness’ and it means a touring route of exceptional inns offering wonderful food, hospitality and insight into the region. Such a magical trip would make anyone happy.
Fearrington House has partnered with other Southern members of Relais & Chateaux to create a Southern ‘Route du Bonheur’, spanning from near our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to the South’s historic crown jewel, Charleston, SC. Travelers can experience the finest of the South’s cuisine, tour some of its most scenic byways and stay at three of its finest independently owned properties.
This self-guided tour allows you to experience three distinct Southern regions and three properties each with a unique character, offering you a wealth of rich experiences for you to treasure. Learn more:
How to Reserve?
Reserve online through Relais & Chateaux or contact each property directly. Online reservations are easy on each property’s website, or if you’d prefer calling, telephone numbers are noted below:
The Inn at Little Washington
Middle and Main Street
Washington, VA 22747
Reservations: (540) 675–3800
The Fearrington House
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Reservations: (919) 542-2121
112 North Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Reservations: (843) 722-2345 or
In 1954, five unique small properties in France banded together to create a touring route from Paris to Nice called the “Route du Bonheur.” As guests experienced the quality and service these properties offered, the Relais & Chateaux association began to grow.
Today, Relais & Châteaux is a collection of over 500 of the finest hotels and restaurants in 60 countries – including The Fearrington House.
Relais & Châteaux is a family of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world who share a passion for ensuring their guests experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.
Why get away when everyone else does? Enjoy the Inn’s award-winning service and cuisine and stunning gardens, Mon-Thurs. Includes overnight stay, afternoon tea and full breakfast, and a $50 credit per person for dinner at The Fearrington Granary. Starts at $375.