Raleigh Trip 2015 | Day 1

May 1st, 2015

We were so excited about our trip to Raleigh this year. This marks the second time I’ve stayed at The Fearrington House Inn (in nearby Pittsboro) and the third time for mum.

For the entire trip up we had lots and lots of rain, but by the time we reached the Fearrington (a member of the Relias & Chateaux group) later in the afternoon, the rain had stopped and the sun was finally peaking out.

Since it was almost time for tea, we went ahead a checked in, and had our bags taken up to the room.

Cozy...
Cozy…

We went with a smaller room this time instead of the suite, and I really enjoyed the room. (Even the flight of stairs to get to it weren’t so bad.)

This bathroom would be perfect for me to have back home. Just the right size.
A bit of green.
This
This bathroom would be perfect for me to have back home. Just the right size.
I love the fragrances they've gone with from Molton Brown.
I love the fragrances they’ve gone with from Molton Brown.

Now time to head over for tea…

The Fearrington House Restaurant...
The Fearrington House Restaurant…
Chamomile tea for me...
Chamomile tea for me…

While we were waiting (we forgot to inform them that I was the dairy free guest they were expecting!) we chatted with the English couple sitting one table over. After spending quite a bit of time touring the various battlefields of the Civil War, they had stopped over at the Fearrington for a few nights before heading back to New York to fly home to England.

Some of the deliciousness from mom's tea tray.
Some of the deliciousness from mom’s tea tray.
Mum went with the English Breakfast.
Mum went with the English Breakfast.
Smoked Salmon and Cucumber for me.
Smoked Salmon and Cucumber for me.
Oh, so yummy Almond Cakes for me...
Oh… so… yummy Almond Cakes for me…
We walked over to the garden area after tea...
We walked over to the garden area after tea… To the right is the herb garden…
The gardens...
The gardens…

There was quite a few weddings at the Fearrington during the time were there.

Lots of green...
Lots of green… The clouds were leaving and the sun was coming out…

We headed over to the shops next.

While we had originally planned to go over to the North Carolina Museum of Art to see the French film ‘Amelie,’ we were much to exhausted to make the trip… So we picked up this delicious sandwich from The Goat (next to Dovecote) and headed back up to room to watch ‘The Kings Speech.’ (In honor of the celebration of the upcoming birth of Princess Charlotte.)

Chicken Salad sandwich for me and potato salad to share with mum.
Chicken Salad sandwich for me and potato salad to share with mum.

Stay tuned, posts on the rest of the trip coming soon!

~theavidpen

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  • Reply meljoy13 May 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Looks like such a great place to stay!

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