Enjoy our Hobby Farm

Our horses, mini donkeys, & goats love to meet guests, to be petted, and to have a carrot as a treat. We have two American Paint horses, Captain and Bell, and also a Paso Fino horse, Taino. Our mini-donkeys are Buttercup and Petunia. Don’t forget our two goats, Blackberry and Blueberry. Our guests love visiting the barn and feeding the animals carrots!

Who we are:

We are a family business that continues to learn and grow together through the years.

We love the natural beauty of this area and enjoy sharing our love of animals with our guests.  We have numerous places to sit and renew yourself in the tranquility of nature – porches, decks, picnic tables, swings…

We are a hobby farm and enjoy sharing our love of animals with our guests.  Our hobby farm has horses, chickens (enjoy fresh eggs), goats, mini donkeys, cats and Koi Fish.

We strive to live in harmony with nature with sustainable energy.  We have a passive solar rental home and a solar power chicken coop.

We also honor our past by using reclaimed wood in our houses from a family home built in 1919. (We also have other sources of reclaimed wood.)

We believe our guests should have high quality homes with all of the conveniences of technology and also the serenity of nature.  Our homes are nestled in a peaceful mountain cove and also are close to downtown Asheville and other attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway and The Biltmore.

We believe in supporting local businesses and are happy to provide a restaurant recommendation or to help you pick out a hike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about us? Here are some quick answers. If you want to know more, please contact us anytime.

We use local services whenever possible. A third generation rock builder has built 12 fireplaces for us and did the rock work around two wood stoves. We buy local, award winning honey from a nearby farm (for our larger houses). Most of our builders and people that provide services are local. We love supporting local!

We also love helping our guests plan their perfect vacation. We can provide suggestions for a local restaurant or any other attractions of interest. We have made a guidebook of local attractions (Apple Orchards to Zip-lining) for our guests and we also have a blog of local attractions on our web-site. Support local!

Many of our guests are gracious enough to share their stories with us. Some guests come to the Cove at Fairview to celebrate a birthday, have a family reunion, have a bachelorette weekend, or to catch up with friends. We have had a guest turn 100 years old with 3 generations of his family here to celebrate. A couple just recently got engaged!

All of our guests enjoy the small touches – terry cloth robes, a wine cooler, honey shampoo, etc. We are available to answer questions and to give additional tours (if requested). We can set- up in house massages, nearby horseback riding and we have available discounted tickets to the Biltmore. Have the best vacation of your life!

We have four picnic tables, five swings, and numerous chairs and benches. We have recently added four Eno hammocks. These are the perfect place to enjoy mountain views or the quietness of the woods. If you are lucky, you might see a Pileated Woodpecker, a Wild Turkey, a Hawk or a Deer!

Our horses, mini donkeys, & goats love to meet guests, to be petted, and to have a carrot as a treat. We have two American Paint horses, Captain and Bell, and a Paso Fino horse, Taino. Our mini-donkeys are Buttercup and Petunia. Don’t forget our two goats, Blackberry and Blueberry. Our guests love visiting the barn!

Meet our chickens and eat our Farm Fresh Eggs. Farm Fresh Eggs have a thicker yolk and are more nutritious. Our guests say they are tastier as well! We can pick up a chicken if you want to pet a chicken. What a great photo op!

All of our houses have wood paneling and/or furniture which is made from refurbished wood. We have bought two barns which were built in the 1930s and this wood is mainly Wormy Chestnut. We also bought and two cabins that were built after the Civil War. “My Roundette” features Heart Pine wood from a house that Marietta’s Dad was raised in. This house was built in 1919!

Frank and Marietta Dixon started this business 2006. They run this business with their daughters Etta & Farris, as well as with Farris’ husband Danny. We come to this business with varied backgrounds and enjoy collaborating on projects. Our business is a labor of love!

 We live on a 24 acre hobby farm and five of our rental homes are located on this beautiful property. The other two houses are nearby. If you do have a question or concerns, we are happy to help!