Southern States of Mind - A "Road to Happiness" MapIn the mid 1950s the ‘Blue' train ran from Paris to Nice. A road was built in parallel to the train, and outposts of fine hospitality and excellent cuisine started to flourish along this route. Five owners of these establishments banded together to form the Relais & Chateaux association. Soon this itinerary acquired the moniker "La Route du Bonheur" or "Road of Happiness."
Today, Old Edwards Inn and Spa is one of over 550 fine hotels and restaurants, in 60 countries, that are part of the Relais & Chateaux collection.
Southern States of Mind - A "Road to Happiness" Map
A curated "Route du Bonheur" featuring three Southern Relais & Chateaux members, Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Westglow Resort and Spa, and The Fearrignton House Inn
Begin at Old Edwards Inn and Spa:
Perched atop the southwest plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Highlands, NC, Old Edwards Inn and Spa is a European style resort offering luxury guestrooms, suites, cottages, and vacation homes, as well as farm to table restaurants and a world-renowned destination spa. Tee off on the spectacular 18-hole golf course at the Old Edwards Club with dramatic mountain vistas. Immerse yourself in outdoor mineral pools and whirlpools with poolside food and beverage service.
Westglow Resort and Spa: Located just minutes from Blowing Rock, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Westglow Resort & Spa is a top-rated luxury destination spa offering leisure, recreation, and rejuvenation. Housed in a restored and updated Greek Revival mansion that was once the summer home of renowned artist and author Elliott Daingerfield, Westglow blends historic elegance with modern comfort. The full-service spa offers a variety of choices from face and body treatments to health and well-being therapies to salon services as well as day spa packages and spa vacation packages.
The Fearrington House Inn: A three-hour eastward drive from Westglow, and minutes from Raleigh Durham, The Fearrington House Inn combines luxury and service with the charm of the South. Located on a historic farm, with Belted Galloway cows that roam pastures to each of their individually designed guest rooms, featuring antiques, luxurious fabrics, original artwork and fresh flowers, the entire experience is filled with winding brick paths and picturesque garden views. The Fearrington House Restaurant is one South's most celebrated restaurants, and is the perfect venue for lovers of good food, fine wine and exceptional service.
Old Edwards Inn & Spa
445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741
Reservations: (866) 526-8008
Westglow Resort and Spa
Pisgah National Forest, 224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Reservations: (828) 295-4463
The Fearrington House Inn
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Reservations: (919) 542-2121