When looking for a place for Michael, Orvis, and I to spend the night in the Triangle area, I knew I wouldn’t have to search for long – staying at the Fearrington House Inn with Michael (& Orvis since they allow dogs!) was high on my bucket list of places to stay after I photographed a wedding there last spring. The beautiful, historic inn is located right in the heart of the charming Fearrington Village – also home to a number of quaint shops and delicious eateries. While we were in school at Carolina, just minutes away from this village community in Pittsboro, Michael & I would occasionally drive down to Fearrington for the afternoon to browse the book selection at McIntyre’s or have some ice cream at The Belted Goat. After several trips to the village over the last few years, I was excited to finally be staying at the inn as a guest!
We were notified upon check-in that we’d been upgraded to a suite, and both of us had an awfully hard time trying to hide our excitement when we were shown to a suite that was practically as large as our house! Later we were told that the reason we’d been upgraded was because we had our dog, and they thought we’d appreciate the space – how thoughtful & splendid! (Orvis has yet to let us forget that he was the reason we were upgraded, and we’re still trying to pay him back in treats and trips to the beach!)
Our suite was incredible, and I still find myself daydreaming about the walk-in closet that was basically the size of our bedroom at home! When he wasn’t out walking the grounds with us, Orvis enjoyed the Beltie Bits treats that were left in the room for him.
Besides the unexpected upgrade that sent us over the moon with excitement, our favorite memory at Fearrington was definitely the breakfast. Included with our stay were some of the most delicious (and beautifully prepared!) morning treats. In addition to our buttermilk biscuits, croissants, and fresh peach smoothies, we had the most scrumptious meals that looked as though they belonged in a magazine – Michael chose the blueberry pancakes and I had the steel cut oats with candied lemon and a pecan & cinnamon crunch. It didn’t take us long to reach the conclusion that this was, without a doubt, the best hotel breakfast we’d ever eaten.
After writing this post, I’m reminded of just how much I loved staying at the Fearrington House, and I’ve already begun planning our next visit. It’s a good thing I’m shooting another wedding here in October, but I just don’t know if I can wait six more months . . .