The Return of Ruby Grapefruit

Our Ruby Grapefruit spa treatments have been so popular that we wanted to bring them back! Like other citrus fruits, ruby grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. They are wonderful for the skin to help promote anti-aging along with protection for the upcoming change in seasons. The Spa at Fearrington is offering a 60 or 90 minute Ruby Grapefruit Body Exfoliation which includes a massage to get your skin ready for spring. We also are offering Ruby Grapefruit Manicure and Pedicure to complete a day of pampering.

Ruby Grapefruit contains flavonoids, vitamins and minerals required for healthy skin and blood vessels. In addition to helping reverse signs of aging, grapefruit also has unique phytochemicals that help promote skin health and general health.

The Vitamin C in grapefruit produces antioxidants which help to protect the skin from environmental hazards. It also stimulates the production of skin collagen that brings smoothness and elasticity to the skin. The retinol antioxidant gives your skin softness and, renews damaged skin and treats skin pigmentation.

The potassium present in the ruby grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles and reduce age spots and provides a protective shield against UV rays. Grapefruit refreshes the skin and the amino acid present in the grapefruit makes the skin more firm and soft.

Vitamin A is known to reduce inflammation and prevent cell mutation from the sun. Additionally, ruby grapefruit contains B vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, and phosphorus, which are all amazing for the lymphatic system. Finally, grapefruit is a natural source of salicylic acid, which will keep the pores clean and heal breakouts.

And, if you’re someone who has experienced irritation from exfoliating chemicals, ruby grapefruit may be exactly what your skin has been missing because it is a natural source of acid which naturally sloughs off dead skin and leaves the skin tone more even and radiant after use.

We can’t think of a better way to get a spring and summer-ready glow — naturally. These Ruby Grapefruit seasonal treatments will be available now through May. Contact The Spa at Fearrington to book your treatments at 919.545.5723.

– Angela, Spa Manager

Wine Tasting at The Goat

Did you know The Goat's wine shop carries over 150 wine selections, with many bottles under $30?  Beverage and Service director, Paula de Pano, also offers free weekly wine tastings with local distributors Saturdays at The Goat! Stop by this Saturday, April 9th from 12-5pm for a special wine tasting with owner of Piedmont Wine Imports, Jay Murrie. If you're interested in wines from small-production farms, you won't want to miss this free tasting! Keep an eye on which local distributors... Full Post >

McIntyre’s 28th Birthday

McIntyre’s Books opened its doors nearly three decades ago. Now recognized as one of the South’s most renowned independent bookstores, McIntyre's boasts one of the largest author event programs in the South, a seasonal Cooks & Books series, and a weekly children's storytime. For this year's birthday celebration, McIntyre's is giving away an overnight stay at The Fearrington House Inn! Stop by the bookstore from Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 29th to be entered to win!... Full Post >


Happy Spring! Here’s what’s happening at McIntyre’s this month. Saturday, April 1 at 11am William Geroux, The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-Boats Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay that found itself in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. This is one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II. Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30am Children’s Storytime with... Full Post >

Spring Wines

It’s that time of year again: the ice thaws, flowers blossom and Chef releases a new menu. Spring tends to lend itself to a time of change and rebirth in nature as does it at The Fearrington House Restaurant. It is not my place to rave over the current and upcoming spring dishes the kitchen are so diligently working on, but it is my place to rave on the wines we will be pouring. Torresella, Extra Dry, Prosecco, Provence of Treviso, Veneto, Italy NV A beautiful expression of an unusually... Full Post >

Win an Overnight Stay!

National Administrative Professionals Day is coming up on April 26th! Did you know that more than four million secretaries and administrative assistants are part of the U.S. workforce? At Fearrington, we know how hard administrators work to plan and execute all details, big and small, so we want to take this opportunity to thank them for everything they do. To celebrate their hard work, we are raffling off five gift certificates* redeemable for a one night stay and three course dinner at... Full Post >