About The Village and Area
Fearrington Village Businesses
Fearrington Village is a unique community. Nestled in the quiet countryside of Chatham County, Fearrington is only minutes away from downtown Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle Park and RDU Airport are within easy reach.
Fearrington Village offers an exceptional lifestyle. Although an ideal setting for raising a family, the greatest appeal is to retirees and empty-nesters. But it isn't the chairs that rock in Fearrington. Residents here participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from hobby-oriented clubs to political and religious activities to various sports-related groups, to adult education opportunities on all kinds of topics.
The "Village" of Fearrington is a tourist destination with a variety of charming shops and restaurants including the Fearrington House Inn, which boasts one of only two 5-star restaurants in North Carolina, and the ever-popular McIntyre's Book store.
Several parks, ponds, streams, woodlands and miles of walking trails throughout the community......and the signature, Belted Galloway cows that grace the meadows near the village center, create an esthetic that contributes to the unique ambience of Fearrington.
A Swim Club and Croquet facility, and separate tennis courts, are available to members who join their respective clubs.
Dining - Fearrington Village Restaurants
Part deli, part wine shop and part cafe, The Goat offers everything from freshly prepared chopped salads to soups, sandwiches to
mouth-watering confectioneries. Feel free to also enjoy some freshly brewed coffee here, known as the Fearrington House mix. Recently, this restaurant was renovated and its hours were expanding - enhancing your dining experience here!
Enjoy dinner in an intimate setting at Fearrington House. Executive Chef Colin Bedford celebrates his commitment to excellent farm-to-fork cuisine with mouth-watering dishes that are unique and tasty! And since the menu changes seasonally, there will always be something new to try here! And here's a fun fact: This restaurant is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the country to be Green Certified and to have been ranked a top 10 restaurant in America by OpenTable diners. Come discover for yourself what makes this award-winning restaurant so incredible!
This dining destination is an excellent choice for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. The neighborhood hot spot boasts excellent prices and savory dishes.
Granary Special Occasion Parties
This locale is a great place to enjoy a nice drink and good company. It's also a great place to check out some live music on the front porch! Roost features a selection of draft beers, wines by the glass picked by Fearrington wine director Max Kast, bottled ales and water, and such food items as sandwiches, meats and cheeses. Come check it out!
An independent bookstore beloved for its experienced staff and array of books. Here you'll have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction. There is also a particular emphasis in this book store on cooking, gardening, mystery and books by local authors.
Sit back and unwind at this renowned day spa that's popular among local residents. A friendly and experience staff will greet you and provide you with top-notch services such as a rejuvenating facial, relaxing massage and luxurious manicure and pedicure. This spa also has the distinction of being the only one in the southeast to use Elemis, a leading British luxury spa and skincare company, in their treatments.
Duke Center for Living
Duke Center for Living is a very popular feature of the Fearrington Lifestyle. A fully equipped fitness facility, the DCL features state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment, an indoor track, and a lap pool. Classes in a variety of fitness activities provide a fun way to work out. Certified trainers are always on hand to help members develop just the right program to meet their needs and goals. The facility is open to residents of Fearrington and the surrounding area at competitive rates.
Fearrington Cares is a mostly volunteer program that provides a good many services to the residents. There is a part-time registered nurse who can monitor blood pressure, administer shots and provide a variety of routine and emergency services. There are programs designed to keep folks in their homes whether temporarily incapacitated or for folks who need a little help to be able to remain living on their own home. They also maintain an inventory of items that can be borrowed from them or from residents in the community such as spare beds, cribs and other grand-child related equipment, and medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, etc.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is the center of social activity in the community. With a large room with audio visual equipment, a smaller conference room, and a fully equipped kitchen, the gathering place is abuzz with club meetings and other community events. The Fearrington Homeowners Association office is housed in the Gathering Place. The FHA maintains mail kiosks, playground and other common grounds. It keeps the community informed through its extensive website and alerts the community to urgent information through an e-mail list service.
Wedding & Special Events Studio
Fearrington offers an unforgettable, full service venue for weddings and receptions. Fearrington weddings have been featured in national magazines. Spectacular grounds, beautifully appointed venues, exceptional cuisine, customized floral arrangements and attentive, experienced staff combine to create an unparalleled experience.