Destination guide

A tiny community near the Great Smokies

The small community of Fairview lies just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Home to several Fairview vacation rentals, Fairview itself is certainly scenic, but it's the surrounding backcountry which is the biggest draw for most. The Blue Ridge Mountains are only a short drive away and provide endless hiking and biking trails for those who decide to explore them. In fact, just the route alone is often dubbed America's favorite drive. If you travel in the summer months, there's a wealth of seasonal attractions and events in the area.

Things to do

Pinball and the Bard

While Fairview is pretty, it's tiny. For attractions, your best bet is the short drive up to the bohemian town of Asheville, a place many artists and writers call home. Just walking through the town reveals some fascinating Art Deco architecture, but if you delve in a little deeper you'll find so much more. You should look for the numerous theaters in town, and in the summer, try to score a seat at one of the free Shakespeare productions. If you bring kids, they'll love the quirky Pinball Museum where they can have a play on the vintage machines.

Activities

Fairview awaits hikers and anglers

You'll want to pack your walking shoes when you come to stay in a Fairview vacation rental. There's a staggering number of hiking trails available for all abilities, some of which wind their way up to some spectacular viewpoints. Anglers will be particularly taken by the fishing opportunities and peaceful spots from which to cast their lines. For something a little faster paced, you can hop on a rented mountain bike to ride along the downhill tracks. For a memorable summer treat, nothing beats taking a refreshing dip in one of the nearby waterfalls.

Weather

Pick the shoulder months

The elevation of Fairview means it's never as humid in the summer here as other destinations in the state. It's also the busiest time, so Fairview vacation rentals can be hard to come by. Try visiting in the shoulder months, particularly between March to May and September to the end of October, when the blooms and foliage make for an arguably more scenic landscape, the weather is more agreeable and the vacation rentals very good value. You'll also have far fewer vacationers to contend with on the hiking trails and along the fishing banks.

Natural features

Pack up your camera and binoculars

This part of North Carolina has long been known as one of the best spots in the state for wildlife. The surrounding forests and national parks teem with critters, both big and small. You don't need to join a tour group to see some – just pack up a camera and a pair of binoculars and keep your eyes peeled. Birds are particularly prevalent in the wooded areas and there are dozens of species to tick off your list. For something a little larger, look out along the rivers and you may very well spot a playful otter or beaver.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Fairview

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 10.9 mi (17.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Fairview?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,957 vacation rentals near Fairview. From 560 Cabins to 934 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fairview for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fairview?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fairview:

  • Downtown: 218 vacation rentals
  • West Asheville: 102 vacation rentals
  • Historic Montford: 222 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Cove: 94 vacation rentals
  • Biltmore Village: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fairview?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fairview. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm: 2,374 vacation rentals
  • Asheville's Fun Depot: 2,122 vacation rentals
  • Biltmore Estate: 2,127 vacation rentals
  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park: 601 vacation rentals
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center: 1,263 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairview listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Fairview?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 560 Cabins in Fairview. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairview include:

  • Houses: 934 rentals available
  • Cottages: 560 rentals available
  • Lodges: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fairview?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 213 vacation rentals with pool available in Fairview. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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