The Cove at Fairview has exceptional amenities. Gentle waterfalls and two Koi Ponds await you at Koi Falls. Have a picnic, swing under the stars, or lounge in one of our many sitting areas. Restore your senses in the tranquility of nature. Several farm animals live at the Cove at Fairview. Enjoy fresh eggs from our chickens and feed carrots to the horses. Enjoy these rustic wonders while staying in a luxurious home with all the conveniences of technology.
This is our mountain oasis! Koi Falls features approximately 150 tons of boulders & rocks, two Koi Ponds, and several gentle waterfalls. Enjoy a cup of coffee, picnic with your family or have a romantic stroll. There are many places to sit – a handmade cedar swing, an iron swing, a picnic table, rockers, wrought iron tables, etc.
Koi Falls features two Koi Ponds. The Koi Fish have various colorations. One pond has Koi Fish over 5 years old and one pond has Koi Fish over 10 years old. Koi Fish can live until 60! They love to be fed in warmer months and will swim to you. (We have complimentary fish food.) In winter months, the Koi Fish semi-hibernate and do not eat food. Feeding Koi Fish is a great way for children (and adults!) to interact with nature.
Koi Falls is beautifully landscaped. We have planted Azaleas, Creeping Jenny, Black Eyed Susans, Lilacs, Irises & many other beautiful plants for you to enjoy! In order to honor native ecology, we have planted some native plants – including Bee Balm, Flame Azaleas & Swamp Milkweed. Jewel Weed, Self-Heal & St. John’s Wort volunteer in our garden.
Listen to the soothing sound of gentle waterfalls while you enjoy the natural beauty of Koi Falls. This is a great place to enjoy being with friends or family, or simply to renew yourself in the solitude of nature.
Another great place to enjoy nature is our Lotus Pond. The Lotus Pond features Koi Fish and a brilliant display of Lotus Flowers. Feed the Koi Fish and don’t forget to look for our turtle!
Welcome to our Hobby Farm! We have miniature donkeys, Nubian goats, chickens, horses, Koi Fish, and cats. My Roundette, Garden Cabin, Our House, & My Place are all a short walk to the barn – enjoy watching and feeding the animals.
We give guests a tour of the barn upon arrival and are happy to answer any questions about the animals. All guests receive complimentary eggs from our chickens.
Petunia and Buttercup are our new Miniature Donkeys. They like to eat treats, get petted, and run & play. Female miniature donkeys are called “jennies.” They were born in 2015. They are very sweet and intelligent animals. We are training them to stand still and to walk with a lead. These playful and affectionate animals are a joy to be around!
The Cove at Fairview has two Nubian Goats: Blueberry and Blackberry. Blueberry is the mother goat and Blackberry is her female grown kid. Blueberry and Blackberry love to play and climb on rocks. They also love to eat treats and get petted. Nubian goats have long, floppy ears and round noses.
We have two chicken coops. One coop is solar powered. We have Araucanas, Black Jersey Giants, Golden Comets, Marans, Olive Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Speckled Sussex & White Leghorns. They lay several colors of eggs: brown, eggshell, mauve, copper, white, green, blue/green, and olive green. We are thankful for being able to provide our guests with farm fresh eggs!
We have two horses – Bell and Captain. They are American Paints. We have owned Bell and Captain for about 12 years. They are all beautiful to watch graze in the pasture! Be sure to remember to bring some carrots!
The Koi Fish
We have three Koi Ponds. It is very peaceful to watch these beautiful fish swim around the pond and also to get fed. In warmer weather, we have Koi Food available to feed our fish with. What a great photo op! In colder weather, the Koi Fish semi-hibernate. We are always glad when it is time for the Koi Fish to come to the surface again!