The Artist's Garret is a short-term furnished rental. Nature-inspired painter and sculptor, Forrest C. Greenslade, PhD lives and creates in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The Artist's Garret is in Fearrington Village just south of Chapel Hill.
Fearrington Village, North Carolina is a lovely rural community just South of Chapel Hill. Regionally and nationally recognized visual artists live and create in Fearrington. Nature-inspired painter and sculptor, Dr. Forrest Greenslade has his Organic Forrestry Studio and Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden at his home there. The Artist’s Garret, just above Forrest’s studio, is a comfortable one bedroom apartment with gallery sitting room, full kitchen and bath, all decorated with Greenslade’s art.
After parking in a private space, take a few moments to enjoy some of Forrest’s sculpture in the front yard or paintings in the Greenslades home gallery. Forrest and his wife Carol-Ann will be happy to give you a personal tour. We can also arrange for you to visit other Artist Studios in the area. You will also find information on local recreation, shopping and dining in the surrounding areas in your room.
The apartment is very private, in a separate building over the studio. The sunny kitchen has new granite counters with stainless sink, refrigerator-freezer, well stocked Keurig coffee maker, microwave, toaster, range and dishwasher. We don't serve breakfast, but you can enjoy a snack or meal at Aunt Addie’s antique maple dinette table & chairs, recently decorated by local artist friend Kate Ladd.
The large gallery sitting room is filled with light, right up to the cathedral ceilings. A colorful rug that Carol-Ann dragged home from Tunisia, dresses up the newly refinished parquet wood floor. You can sit in the comfortable leather chair, and put your feet up on the matching ottoman, or use your computer via wifi at the partner’s desk, on which Forrest wrote his PhD thesis, nearly 50 years ago.
The cozy bedroom has a new queen-sized bed, with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The room is decorated with keepsakes and childhood works by daughter-artist Kathryn Greenslade Armstrong. Watch some cable TV, do some reading, and get a good night’s sleep. Just off the full bath, is a walk-in closet and library.
The apartment has central heat and air conditioning with an electronic air scrubber.
Enjoy the sculpture garden. Take a long walk on one of the community trails that adjoins the Greenslade garden, which is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat. The garden has been featured in Carolina gardener Magazine.
The Artist’s Garret is a quick walk to local Village Center, with incredible gardens, gourmet restaurants, a first-rate independent bookstore, spa, hair salon and charming shops.
Enjoy the sculpture garden, the gallery in the Greenslade home and the wonderful restaurants, and shops in the Village Center.
Interaction with Guests
We can give you a personal tour of the Organic Forrestry Studio and Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden. We can arrange visits to other artists' studios in our community.
Fearrington Village North Carolina is a unique rural area with many creative residents.
Fearrington Village is in the country, so walking and driving are the primary modes of transit. We have several miles of walking trails, including the Creekwood Trail just outside our back gate.
Other Things to Note
We are in Chatham, where we enjoy relaxed country living, and invite our guests to make use of our yard and gardens. There is a water garden, several sitting and eating areas, garden paths and arbors... even a hidden rope hammock in an area we call the grove. We want you to feel at home here!
Two guest maximum. No pets. No smoking anywhere on the property. Two months maximum. Please don't change anything on the thermostat or open windows. this interferes with the functioning of the air purifier.
Our host met us at the door but prior to that, sent us an email and kept in touch. We felt very welcomed. Lovely apartment over his studio with terrific light and very airy. We had everything we needed and just loved our two weeks. Forrest and his wife couldn't have been more cordial!
Margaret and James Harris
They were right on time and quickly showed us everything we needed to know-great hosts and we would absolutely go back-and spend more time looking at Forrest's artwork!
Forrest and his wife, Carol Ann, were wonderfully welcoming and attentive. Forrest went out of his way to stay in close communication with me leading up to our stay. I knew we were in good hands. We were in Fearrington for a wedding, and this home was in the perfect location for us to walk to/from the wedding festivities. Forrest is a talented artist with whimsical sculptures that make you smile.
I was treated very kindly by Forrest and Carol Ann. They greeted me and I was shown everything in the apartment, and how it worked. I felt safe and comfortable as a single woman visiting the area.
Fearrington is a quiet development with some nice shops and restaurants. There are wonderful trails and even a forest labyrinth behind the place.
The decor and amenities at the Artist's Garret are pleasing and the soaring ceiling makes it seem bigger than it is.
I will return to this place if I can.
My husband and I rented this lovely one bedroom apartment while visiting my father who lives in assisted living at The Arbor, Galloway Ridge. We really loved the bright, airy rooms and high ceilings. The little kitchen was well stocked with juice, coffee and granola bars - perfect for our first breakfast. The apartment was spotless and very nicely decorated, including many pieces of the owner's art. The hosts could not have been nicer - they were welcoming and very helpful with whatever we needed. They have a beautiful garden which is a joy to walk in and a wonderful hiking/running path behind the house which was an extra delight. The restaurants and shops at the Village at Fearrington are an easy walk from the apartment along with several nice walking paths around the pretty Fearrington grounds. This is very centrally located to both Pittsboro and Chapel Hill and an easy drive to Raleigh. We would highly recommend this apartment for couples visiting the area.
My fiance, Kurt, and I stayed at The Artist's Garret in May of 2014, and it was exactly what we needed! I was visiting my family after my mom's hip replacement surgery, and we wanted a place that would be quiet, comfortable, and a true sanctuary. The Garret totally delivered! It's private and peaceful, well-appointed, and filled with wonderful & whimsical works of art. Forrest and Carol-Ann were thoughtful & gracious hosts, leaving us aromatic magnolia blossoms and refilling the coffee supply when we ran out! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this spot to anyone traveling to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.
We enjoyed our stay at the Artist's Garret at Fearrington. There are miles of lovely wooded walking paths nearby, and it takes only about 15 minutes to drive to Chapel Hill or to Pittsboro. The apartment over Forrest's garage sculpture studio is clean and light, and was stocked with drinks, snacks, and a nice bottle of wine. Forrest and Carol Ann were friendly and uncomplaining about my very late night arrival caused by a delayed flight, and were happy to provide anything that we needed, including fresh pastry and strawberries on the first morning.
I was that kid you could always find turning over rocks in streams, looking for what wonders nature would disclose to me. This curiosity about the natural world led me to a serious life as scientist and organizational executive. Now in retirement, I am again doing what I did in grammar school -- turning over rocks and sculpting and painting the wonders that nature discloses.
It’s more fun than any old guy deserves!
My wife of 50 years, Carol-Ann, and I are avid gardeners and nature lovers. We have created a sculpture garden at our Fearrington Village, North Carolina home. Our garden is a National Wildlife Federation certified wild life habitat. Our Artist's Garret BNB is over my painting and sculpting studio, and our home serves as a gallery of my paintings.