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Relax On Deck With 50+ Mile Views, 4250' Elevation, Fresh Eggs, 13 mi to Ashevil

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 2-4) With 50+ Mile Mountain Views, 4250'

This passive solar home is at a 4250’ elevation with a 50+ mile mountain view. This recently renovated home has 2 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 ½ bathrooms, and plenty of views. Luxuriate at the top of the world. Enjoy a year round mountain view from the sleeping loft, the kitchen, the living room, and the deck. The wrap-around deck features a four person hot tub, four cedar glider rocking chairs, and a cedar picnic table. The hot tub has an amazing view of the mountains and of the stars.

Prayer Ridge is well equipped with everything you need for the perfect mountain get-away. There is a Wood Stove in case you feel like a fire. There is a 3D Smart TV with enhanced channel package and two HDTVs in case you feel like watching a movie or catching a game. The kitchen has everything you need including a pizza stone and a wine cooler. The bedrooms all feature luxurious cotton linens.

We have a hobby farm three miles down the mountain – visit the Horses, Koi Fish, and Chickens (fresh eggs provided). We are located 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 20 minutes to Asheville and to the Biltmore Estate. Guests also have access to a private hiking trail within the exclusive neighborhood of Fairview Forest. Fairview Forest is a very tranquil neighborhood, no outside noise allowed. Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Owner/Manager

After retiring from a 33 year career in sales management/ marketing, we visited our eldest daughter Etta and fell in love with Asheville. We moved to the Asheville Area in 2002 and lived in the house that became our first rental, “Our House.” Soon to follow, came our youngest daughter, Farris, and her now husband Danny. In 2009 their daughter Aylssa arrived, making this a true family business.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Owner/Manager chose Asheville Area

We fell in love with Asheville and all it has to offer. We then decided to share the beauty of the Asheville Area and the hospitality of the Smokey Mountains with others. “Our House” and “My Roundette” were on the property when we originally bought it. Both have since been remodeled. We then purchased additional land and built “My Place,” “The Huntley,” and “The Garden Cabin.” “Log Gap” and “Prayer Ridge” were both bought at separate locations. Both were extensively remodeled.

What makes this house unique

The benefit of staying at “The Cove at Fairview” is the unique experience. Each home offers you a different experience in small ways – outdoor fireplaces, swinging beds, and a fifty mile view are just a few. Also, enjoy waterfalls, Koi Ponds, Lotus Flowers, horses, chickens (enjoy fresh eggs), native plants, & flower gardens.

By staying here, you are nestled into all of the beautiful natural settings in this peaceful cove.

While being very private and close to nature, you are still afforded all of the conveniences of technology and are located near all this area has to offer. Truly a place to come and renew yourself. Kick back, relax, and have a true retreat or a wonderful place to land after an exhausting day of fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have so enjoyed our time with our family at this beautiful mountain home! The view is spectacular and the house very comfortable with all the comforts of home. Seldom does a place exceed expectations, but this one did. We will certainly comeback is we can! Frank was a wonderful host.
Jun 2013
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Fairview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bedroom Bathroom - toilet
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Full, 1 Half. Shampoo/ Conditioner, Soap, Towels, Robes, Washcloths and Toilet paper provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sleeping Loft - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , Day bed
  • Great Views from Upstairs Bedroom & Sleeping Loft. Upstairs Bedroom & Downstairs Bedroom have attached bathrooms. All beds feature luxurious cotton linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Relax On Deck With 50+ Mile Views, 4250' Elevation, Fresh Eggs, 13 mi to Ashevil
average rating of 4.909091 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful Asheville Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous property at the top of a mountain with breathtaking reviews. It is in excellent condition and very well furnished with everything you need for a perfect getaway. The kitchen is well-stocked and very updated with great appliances, the house is extremely clean (I'm also an Innkeeper so I very conscious of maintenance and cleanliness), the beds are super comfortable with new high quality linens, the wifi & cable with great flat screen tvs were awesome (after all it was New Year's Eve football bowl/playoff games!) and it was super convenient to get to all the fun things to do in Asheville. Frank is the epitome' of a great Innkeeper-he shows you all the things you need to know about the house-which is so much better than trying to find it in a book. We came to Asheville after researching the area a lot, with reservations booked at some great restaurants (Tupelo Honey Cafe', Curate', Chestnut, Buchon), and a checklist of things we wanted to see ( Biltmore, River Arts district, Sierra Nevada and other craft breweries like Wicked Weed, etc.), Battery Park Book Exchange (champagne & book store), and Blue Ridge Parkway hiking. But FRANK added another must do and we are so glad we did; we had breakfast at The Local Joint! Definitely fit that in! We also had some friends stay at another property with The Cove at the bottom of the mountain so it was convenient to coordinate all our activities being so close. I highly recommend the house on Prayer Ridge; you may find less expensive vacation rentals but the view is priceless! We definitely would love to return in the spring when the rhododendrons are blooming and we can sit out on the awesome deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hospitality with a View

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in a great spot at the top of the mountain. As others have mentioned it is secluded without the feeling of being stranded. Frank is THE BEST property manager we have ever encountered and has everything lined out for a great stay. Everything about our trip exceeded our expectations. A special note of thanks to Frank who was able to relocate us to another outstanding property at a lower elevation due to a sever winter storm near the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Prayer Ridge was exactly the answer to our prayers for a nice quiet getaway with friends. From Frank meeting us upon arrival to the AWESOME panoramic views. The house smelt of freshly baked bread, and was in SUPERB condition. We were able to get an uber driver for those looking to explore downtown without worrying about the drive. Frank even went the extra mile to ship back a personal belonging left behind. You will not be disappointed with Prayer Ridge. We will be making a return trip for sure!!.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location on the mountain top. Very secluded and private but still close to everything. Frank gave us a personal tour and met us at the bottom of the mountain to take us up there. He had everything we would need while there including a notebook full of things to do and directions. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, peaceful location and well maintained property. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay. To start, the owner met us at the bottom of the property and showed us the way to the very top of the mountain where the house was located. You are literally in the middle of nowhere! There are a few homes on the way up but got the most part, you will be on your own along with the views. There was bread being made for us and fresh farm eggs. They were delicious! The house was clean with plenty of towels and any basic things you would need. We ate at home most days. We used the owner's electrical grill and enjoyed ourselves. The hot tub is located outside on the deck so you can see the views as well. We liked and decided to extend our stay one more day. Highly recommend the place! We loved it and so did our 11-month old baby!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, quiet escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Prayer Ridge. We were two couples from New York City, and arriving to fresh eggs and homemade bread was such a treat! The view is absolutely stunning, and I loved sitting on the porch in the evenings, taking it all in. The kitchen is fully equipped for meals in, but the locations is also great for heading to nearby spots for delicious local food.

Frank is a great host, and we would absolutely return to Prayer Ridge!

A few notes for future travelers:

1) The drive up can be a little intimidating - it's 3 curvy miles up on a very steep incline. Just a heads up.

2) Two of the three bedrooms are adjoined and don't allow for much privacy between them. One of those rooms has the best view in the house, so if you are a group, you might want to decide in advance who is sleeping where!

3) It's going to be significantly cooler up on the ridge than in town. Take this into account when packing.

4) The hot tub is great but can really only comfortably seat 3 people. 4 is possible, but it's going to be leg soup.

5) When you are at the house, you are sort of "confined" to the property. This means no exploring, wandering, etc. This was not a problem at all for us, but it might be important to know if you are looking for that!

Frank is *not kidding* when he tells you that The Local Joint has the best breakfast. It is outstanding.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
The Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Highland Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
77 Miles
The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad - Bryson City.
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 74-A is easily accessible to I-40 and 240
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Local Joint, Nachos & Beer, Piazza.
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Wolf Ridge or Cataloochee
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lake Lure has a small beach
Car: necessary

Prayer Ridge has an unbeatable location, and this area offers something for everyone to do. We are just 20 minutes to The Biltmore House (We offer discounted tickets), The Grove Park Inn, and Downtown Asheville - enjoy fine dining, festivals, shopping, +. Go horseback riding just 10 minutes away. We are just 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway (panoramic views at overlooks and great hikes), and 20 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center. Enjoy the views as you drive up to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure – 20 beautiful mountain miles up to Lake Lure. We are located less than thirty minutes from the Asheville airport. There are many attractions nearby – museums, a Nature Center, golf courses, Mt. Mitchell, Sliding Rock, the French Broad River, +. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is 45 minutes away. Nourish yourself on top of the world while you enjoy the hospitality of the Smoky Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Fairview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 25 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day-Labor Day
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Minimum 3 night stay. Holidays- 4 night minimum (Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years)
Must be at least 25 to make reservations. No Pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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