Behind the soul and spirit of a place, there is always the influence of a personality. A Relais & Châteaux often turns out to be the passion of a lifetime; a love story always, a family storysometimes. A story of passionate women and men, capable of fulfilling their creative visionand their desire for excellence. With an equally wonderful story of a family that goes backseven generations, Hennessy Cognac joins us in the award of the Passion Trophy to thosesometimes unsung but always admirable heroes.
Restaurant and hotel in the country. Midway between the nation’s capital and the historic port of Charleston lies Fearrington House Inn, Restaurant and Spa. The hotel has a relaxed agrarian feel yet cosmopolitan spirit, surrounded by Piedmont pastures with rare Belted Galloway cows and nestled among exquisite shops and restaurants. Guests can stroll the extensive grounds, enjoy author readings and culinary events, indulge in a spa treatment, browse the boutiques and taste a local brew at a seasonal beer garden or wine and cheese at the wine shop. Not to mention Chef Colin Bedford’s exceptional southern-influenced European cuisine, all just a short drive from Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham. ... Learn moreless