The aroma of fresh bread greets all of our guests as they enter our rental homes. This bread goes great with fresh eggs from our chickens, butter and jelly, or local honey. This award winning, local honey is in our larger homes. Fresh bread is one of the many unique touches that will make your stay with us memorable! Why stay in a rental house when you can stay in a rental home?
For our fireplaces and wood stoves, we provide enough firewood for several fires. (Additional wood can be purchased for a small fee). Some of the firewood comes from trees on our land that fall naturally. These trees are normally Oaks, Locusts, & Tulip Poplars. Preparing the wood for use takes several steps. First, we cut the logs into smaller pieces, then we haul the wood to the wood-cutter. Next, we split the wood into pieces and stack the wood. The wood seasons for at least six months before use. Enjoy the warmth of a hand-laid fire!
This year we are donating food to the Fairview Food Bank. This is part of the larger effort of the Fairview Business Association. We are donating peanut butter, beef stew, cereal, ravioli, tuna fish, and mac n cheese. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the larger community and we wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!
Decorating for the Holidays!!
We are always very excited to share the beauty of the holidays with our guests. This year we are decorating 20 Arborvitaes with white lights. The barn will display a large wreath on the door to the hay loft. We also are decorating inside of all our houses to share some Holiday Cheer.
Fall in the Mountains!!
This year we have been very excited to share with our guests the unique and spectacular beauty of Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike to an extraordinary view, or simply enjoy rocking on the porch of one our rentals. Shown here is the exquisite beauty of the woods surrounding “My Place” rental home. Tulip Poplars, Oaks, and other native trees surround this home.
Last Koi Fish Feeding of the Year!!
On our property we have three Koi Ponds with beautiful Koi Fish of various colorations. Our guests enjoy feeding the Koi Fish in the warmer months. In winter months, the Koi Fish semi-hibernate and do not eat anything. We have just stopped feeding the Koi Fish for the year as the water temperature has gotten colder. We will start feeding them again in the Spring when the water temperature is consistently warmer and the Koi Fish wake up from their winter sleep.
We have just completed a Fall Flowers Display. This display features some Fall favorites: Mums, Pineapple Sage, Sedums, and of course pumpkins! The herbs, sage and oregano, will be fed to the chickens in November. Also, we have trimmed a light green evergreen that is located by the barn. The evergreen boughs give a touch of festive greenery to the Fall Flowers Display.
Today we gather seeds. Zinnias, Marigolds, Iron Weed, Shasta Daisies, Tall Phlox, Butterfly Weed, Joe Pye Weed, Iron Weed, & Echinacea are some of the plants we are gathering seeds from. The flowers and stems are dried out, and the flowers contain dried seeds. Some seeds of wildflowers and perennials can now be scattered in the gardens. These seed know when to bloom in the Spring. Other seeds, such as the Marigold shown in the picture, will be stored over the Winter and scattered in the Spring.
We have recently added several custom-made signs to our property in order to point out areas of interest. There now are signs for Koi Falls, The Lotus Pond, & Flower Hill. We have added 2 Whoa Signs at the exit of our property in order to reinforce safety for our guests. There is also a sign for Garden Cabin Party Only at the new bridge to the Garden Cabin and a sign for Garden Cabin Parking Only. We have added these signs to maintain a high standard of privacy for our guests. All signs display our logo and The Cove at Fairview name.
Garden Cabin Bridge!!
We have constructed a beautiful new bridge. The bridge is from the parking area to the Garden Cabin deck. It is constructed with pressure treated pine wood and hog wire. This bridge is a great upgrade for our guests. Guests can now leave their car and conveniently cross the bridge onto the Garden Cabin deck.