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As soon as you pull through the gate and make your way up the long driveway, you’ll know that The Fearrington House Inn is different from other Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotels. This adorable inn was constructed as the anchor of a small residential and retail “village” in the country. A stroll out the doors of the North Carolina hotel takes you past a cluster of boutique shops, an independent bookstore, brimming gardens with flagstone paths, black-and-white Belted Galloway cows, whirligigs, and a shady village center where you can lounge at a table and read a newspaper or sip a craft beer. Though luxurious, the charming inn is far from pretentious.
Situated just eight miles south of Chapel Hill, The Fearrington House Inn feels a world away from the busy life of the college town. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the inn also feels like home. In fact, it is home to nearly 2,000 residents. This picturesque North Carolina retreat is a unique experience in itself. Add in the cows, goats and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant and you’ll see how this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel stands out from the rest.
The Fearrington House Inn is a small Relais & Chateaux inn and fine dining restaurant set in an English garden setting. It is known for award wining cuisine, warm and gracious staff and is surrounded by a charming country village of shops and restaurants that include McIntyre’s, a charming independent bookstore; Dovecote, a home and accessories store; The Belted Goat, a coffee shop and deli; Roost, a beer garden; The Fearrington Granary, a casual dining grill and bar; and Haven & The Spa at Fearrington.