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People arrive at The Fearrington House Inn seeking its peaceful, countryside ambience, and one of the most popular attractions in the area is at Fearrington Village itself — the Galloway cows and the Tennessee Fainting goats garner loads of attention from locals and travelers alike. The village’s independent bookshop McIntyre’s Books hosts readings three times per week and Roost, a tiny market, invites bluegrass players to perform in the beer garden several times a week.
While the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star inn feels remote, it’s actually just a short 10-minute drive from Chapel Hill, one of the nation’s most well known college towns. Here you can visit University of North Carolina’s beautiful campus, see the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and visit the North Carolina Botanical Gardens.
Near The Fearrington House Inn there are several fun attractions for guests to see. There is the North Carolina Zoo, which is located in Asheboro and just a 40-minute drive from Fearrington. We also have three of the nation’s top universities within a 20-minute drive: University of North Carolina (UNC), Duke University and also North Carolina State University.
However, some of the most popular attractions around Fearrington are the fun Belted Galloway cows and Tennessee Fainting goats that roam the pastures surrounding The Fearrington House Inn. Guests come from the surrounding areas to see our fun farm animals, especially when there are new young ones as we breed both the cows and the goats.