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Chateau Fontaine is set lightly on the land amid sheltering oaks and towering magnolias in the center of the sprawling 40-acre Grace Farm in the North Carolina Piedmont. French for “foot of the mountain”, the Piedmont region encompasses, respectively, Winston-Salem and Greensboro, just 20 and 45 minutes to the south, as well as Charlotte and Raleigh, at just 1.5 and 2 hours each. Also known as the foothills, this enviable siting in the farmland town of Walnut Cove, North Carolina affords Chateau Fontaine a high expanse atop a flat plateau within easy reach of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area.
The surrounding lands, which together with Chateau Fontaine were once a 200-acre working tobacco farm, now serve as the pastoral grounds for the Egyptian Arabians of Grace Farm. The ten majestic thoroughbreds make a picture as they roam the highlands, free and unbridled. A rustic reclaimed barn completes the idyllic effect, and a comfortably furnished loggia has been added to provide an equally suitable vantage point from which to take it all in. Cushy white rattan arranged around a big stone hearth encourages lively conversation at fireside gatherings.
Just down the way there’s a fully stocked, three-and-a-half-acre, spring-fed lake that’s a great place to drop a line or launch a canoe. Stretch your legs and expand your horizons ensconced in the simple austerity of Chateau Fonntaine's welcoming embrace.
Lush and green the majority of the year, Chateau Fontaine is blessed with a mild climate that changes with the seasons. Fall blazes in all its glory here, and some visitors make the trip just to see the astounding show of color. Light dustings of snow have been know to grace winter, but just enough to hush the distractions of the outside world for a while. Before long, spring comes around again in a flourish, and then summer beckons us outdoors more than in. Each quarter’s turn is reason enough to return to Chateau Fountain again and again.
Sixty-five years in the making, Chateau Fontaine is pleased to welcome you to our spacious agrarian estate whether you’re coming alone with someone special or looking to share a special occasion among many. The timeless, romantic allure of Chateau Fountain makes it ideally suited for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, graduations, and just about anything else in life worth celebrating.
We look forward to seeing you soon and to sharing the cherished, unspoiled nature of Chateau Fontaine with you.