The Fearrington House Inn is the only Relais and Chateau property in North Carolina. There are only 34 rooms, but two restaurants, a deli coffee shop, stores and a book store.
Oh, and there is a working farm with rare Belted Cattle, and rare fainting goats. Of course the gardens are terrific. If you have a choice of rooms ask to be on the Courtyard.
Reserve rooms well in advance because this Inn can fill up fast for weddings. That's why we were here. The reception was held in the barn, but what a barn! Nice to be able to walk 30 yards to everything. Chapel Hill is just 20 minutes up the road.