It has been a while since I have written a travel guide so I hope I include everything you want to hear and learn about from my recent trip to Fearrington Village with one of my blogger besties, Laura Leigh from Louella Reese. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment or send me an email!! I would love to help you out! Okay, so we’re going to break this guide up into sections. History, where we stayed, what we ate, and what we did. There’s also an overload of pictures but I just couldn’t help myself! There’s probably another 20 I would love to share but I digress. 🙂 Let’s get started ….
History of Fearrington Village
It was originally a farm owned and operated by RB and Jenny Fitch and was redefined and molded into the village it is today. By the mid-1970’s the “farming era” of Fearrington Farm was coming to a close and the Fitch’s decided to reinvent their land and property into one of NC’s first planned developments, Fearrington Village. The first house was completed by 1976 and was the start to what you see there today. When you drive up, it is truly magical seeing the Belted Galloway cows ((also know as Beltie’s)) and being surrounded by a quaint village that has so many things to do, see, and eat all in one area! After sitting down for coffee with Missy, the Marketing Manager, one morning we learned a lot about the village and really got a sense of the culture at Fearrington. It’s innovative yet quaint, and family oriented yet fun for any age! I’ll go more in-depth in the categories below but first let me share a few shots of the property!
Where We Stayed
Laura Leigh and I stayed at the only accommodations for guests at Fearrington Village, The Fearrington House Inn. We stayed in a beautiful room with 2 queen sized beds, heated tile bathroom floors, a sitting area, and the prettiest touches of blue throughout the space! We were blown away by the kindness and attentiveness of the staff! Funny story, when we came back from dinner our door was not fully closed or locked and we felt like the biggest idiots ever and were like, “how did we not lock the door?!?!” Well come to find out, the sweetest lady was in our room for turn down service. Whew! Haha. This turn down service was one of the best I’ve seen though so I felt I must share! She turned on the heated floor, also turned on the heated towel rack, left make-up remover towels on the sink, set out our slippers by the bed, and even had an after dinner drink on the bedside table waiting for us. I mean, come on. Doesn’t get any better!
What We Ate
When we arrived we had delicious tea’s from The Goat. And that cookie was to die for!
For dinner that evening we had pizza and beer at the Roost Beer Garden. We got two pizza’s to split and also sipped on some Carolina brewed beer. It was my favorite meal of the trip! If you’re looking for casual dining while at Fearrington Village I highly recommend this place! There was also live music while we were there (a Sunday evening)!
After dinner we headed over to The Fearrington House Restaurant bar for an after dinner glass of rose. We sat in front of the restaurant in the cute adirondack chairs watching the cows and sipping on our favorite drink.
The next morning we enjoyed complimentary coffee and breakfast at The Fearrington House Restaurant. IT WAS AMAZING! The restaurant is known for their evening fine dining (which unfortunately we did not have enough time to do) but if the breakfast was any indication of the dinner experience, I must go back to try it! Perfect for a date night if you’re coming to visit with your significant other.
And before we left, we had to taste the gelato at The Goat of course! Both Laura Leigh and I have a hard time passing up sweet treats! 😉 I had the dark chocolate and it was delicious!
What We Did
There is SO much to do at Fearrington Village and we weren’t able to accomplish it all but that just means our next visit needs to be longer! I am definitely booking an appointment at the spa next time I’m there! A few of the places and activities we were able to do were visit the on-site book store, McIntyre’s, ride bikes around the village, visit the animals, and do some shopping at Dovecote! A little something for whatever your interest may be!
Overall, this is North Carolina treasure that I feel is a must-visit. It’s a perfect weekend getaway and you won’t be disappointed!! I’m already looking to plan my next trip!
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by y’all!
Thank you to Fearrington Village for our stay and meals in exchange for today’s review. As always, these are my authentic and honest words and opinions!