24 Fairview Cove Road

Fairview NC, 28730

(828) 628-4967​

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New Fountain at the Koi Pond!

This picturesque pond has recently been renovated. We have had the pond drained and sediment removed after the Koi Fish were relocated to another pond, of course.

Now the pond is filled with fresh water and Farris and Danny have been moving Koi Fish back to this pond. You see several Koi now when you feed them!

Also, we have added a beautiful fountain to this pond which is accentuated by spring azaleas.

Re.Imagine!

Re.Imagine is a nearby gallery featuring the works of seven resident artists and over twenty other local artists. We have just toured the gallery for the first time and enjoyed seeing the paintings and mixed media art. Marietta purchased a small walnut bowl and Etta purchased a mixed media woven basket.

Baby Chicks!!

Recently we got ten chicks, 5 Barred Rocks and 5 Buff Orpingtons. They will live in a large enclosure in the feed room for about 1 month and then in the smaller coop for a month or so before joining the grown hens in one of the coops. We expect that these chicks will be laying eggs in November.

We will be sure to post more picts of the chicks soon!

Massage!!

Many of our guests enjoy getting a massage during their stay with us. Receive a massage in the comfort of your rental home. Shown here is the latest massage I received. I always feel very relaxed and centered after a massage. Please book thru us to set up an awesome massage!

Asheville’s Flat Iron Sculpture!!

Shown here is the flatiron sculpture located by the flatiron building in Downtown Asheville. The flatiron building is an historic building named for its wedge shape. Guests to Asheville can enjoy this and 29 other sculptural displays that celebrate the unique history of this town. Print out an urban trail map to enjoy a more structured walking tour.
Urban Trail Walking Tour of Asheville www.exploreasheville.com/urban-trail/

Blue Ridge Parkway!!

Recently we rode down the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at several overlooks. The views were majestic. In addition to lots of great views from overlooks, the Parkway also has many hikes of different difficulties. Next trip we hope to go South to hike Graveyard Fields and enjoy some waterfalls. Or maybe we will go North to Mount Mitchell to enjoy the view from the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Choices abound and be sure to stop by the Visitor’s Center for more information. (Parkway has seasonal closures).
The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor’s Center www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm (828) 298-5330

Lake Lure Tours!

Lake Lure Tours offers tours on the hour with seasonal changes in availability. The boat tour was one of our favorite family adventures of this summer. The tour lasts an hour and highlights the rich natural and cultural history of this man-made lake and the surrounding shoreline. I enjoyed seeing landmarks from the movie Dirty Dancing. I was also intrigued to learn how Rumbling Bald (shown in the picture) got its name. Be sure to bring your camera!

Lake Lure Tours (828) 625-1373 www.lakeluretours.com/

Western North Carolina Nature Center

We always enjoy a trip to the WNC Nature Center, but this week we were especially excited to see the two new red pandas. Leafa and Phoenix are settled into their new home and are part of a breeding program. The WNC Nature Center is home to over 60 different species of wild and domesticated animals. There are also several interactive displays for children. My three year old niece loved the wooden xylophone. This Asheville Area Attraction is fun for the whole family!

The Western North Carolina Nature Center www.wildwnc.org (828) 259-8092

Chimney Rock Park

The view from Chimney Rock is one of the best views in Western North Carolina. The more adventurous of us climbed 499 steps up to Chimney Rock, while the rest of us enjoyed a 32 second elevator ride. After enjoying the breath-taking view (and some ice cream) we headed to the Great Woodland Adventure to see some mountain critters and walk an educational trail. When asked what her favorite part of the day was, my 9-year-old niece replied “the heights.” This Asheville Area Attraction is located just 17 miles from The Cove at Fairview.

www.chimneyrockpark.com (828) 625-9611

Hickory Nut Gap Farm!!

Whether we are having a summer cook-out or making some winter chili, Hickory Nut Gap Farm is our favorite place to go for 100% grass-fed beef.   Their Farm Store features a wide selection of meat as well as local crafts and products.

Be sure to visit this working farm that is located just 4 miles from The Cove at Fairview.

www.hickorynutgapfarm.com  828-628-1027

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