You may have seen our report on the first annual Southern Weddings retreat a few weeks ago. Our time at Fearrington Village was so good and fruitful; it was also, thanks to the beautiful surroundings, refreshing and relaxing. We left agreeing that Fearrington would make an ideal weekend getaway to escape the stresses of wedding planning or the stresses of newlywed life, and we all wanted to return ASAP with our significant others! Today, we wanted to share a few other favorite aspects of our stay in Pittsboro with y’all!
Between the seven of us and Jodi and Kurt, who took our team photos this year, we got to experience five of the Fearrington House Inn’s 32 guest rooms. After checking in, we crowded into each other’s rooms one by one to ooh and ahh over the interior design – each room is unique and gorgeous, with fluffy bedding, tranquil colors, and antiques handpicked and refurbished by the staff.
Here we are getting ready for our photos in Kristin’s and my room. It was delightfully spacious! Jodi and Kurt also popped into another room to take a few photos – we couldn’t get enough of the layering of texture and pattern.
Fearrington’s guest rooms include so many delightful amenities, including pillowtop feather beds, terry robes, fresh cut flowers, heated towel bars, treats at turndown, bottled water, and Molton Brown toiletries.
I was delighted to learn that Fearrington gets asked so often about the paint colors on their property that they’ve printed out a list at the front desk! I promptly snatched one up and have already used one of the colors in my master bathroom at home!
Speaking of beautiful spaces, the design of the spa was perfection – we all wanted to move in! It was a deliciously cozy space with thoughtful touches at every turn – sort of an upscale farm look :) The treatments we tried were wonderful, including the coconut lime manicure and the “computer relief” massage (something we all could benefit from!).
I couldn’t help myself – I snapped a few more shots as we were exploring the waiting area outside the treatment rooms! Filing these away for future house inspiration…
A stay at Fearrington includes afternoon tea and complementary breakfast at the Fearrington House. We thoroughly enjoyed both, as well as a delicious dinner prepared by Executive Chef Bedford and his talented team.
The food was both yummy and exquisite, and the service was impeccable, but very warm.
The best part about great service is that it creates relaxed space for connection to happen – perfect for a romantic getaway!
Breakfast deserves its own spotlight, because it was no simple toast and cereal affair. The morning began with a freshly prepared smoothie as well as coffee, tea, freshly squeezed orange juice, warm muffins, house-made jams, and a selection of fresh baked breads. While we were visiting, entree choices included a crab and goat cheese frittata, buttermilk and blueberry pancakes with candied pecans and lemon curd, and eggs benedict, among other options.
Finally, a tour of Fearrington would not be complete without a look around the beautiful gardens. Wherever we walked, we saw gardeners stooping to tend to the plants and vines – the grounds are clearly well-loved and well cared for. We also loved the story behind the landscape design – the property was designed to meld the informal qualities of Fearrington’s farm heritage with the romantic landscape details the owners enjoyed during their travels through the European countryside.
Speaking of farm heritage… we’ll leave you with a few photos of the unrivaled stars of Fearrington. A small herd of goats and belted Galloway cows (or belties – Fearrington’s official mascot!) greet you as soon as you turn into the property. They provide adorable entertainment for anyone who walks by!
We are incredibly lucky to have Fearrington in our backyard. Between its Relais & Chateaux Inn, its award-winning restaurant, its luxurious spa, and all of the charms of its country village setting, it adds up to the perfect weekend (or longer, if you’re lucky!) getaway for an engaged or married couple. We hope y’all have a chance to visit oh so soon!