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

Fairview, NC, USA
  • House1750 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

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! Call us with any questions 828.628.4967


Frank Dixon

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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About Frank Dixon

After retiring from a 33 year career in sales management/ marketing, we visited our oldest 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.” (We built a cabin on the property and moved into it). Soon to follow, came our youngest daughter, Farris, and her now husband Danny. In 2009 their daughter Alyssa arrived and in 2015 Haley was born, making this a true family business.

Frank Dixon purchased this House in 2012

Why Frank Dixon chose Swannanoa

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, more remote 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, a Lotus Pond, horses, chickens (enjoy fresh eggs), donkeys, goats, 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 (downtown is only 15 minutes away).


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Downstairs Bedroom Bathroom
      • Main Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2 Full, 1 Half. Shampoo/ Conditioner, Soap, Towels, Robes, Washcloths and Toilet paper provided.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Located at 4250' elevation, this house has gorgeous 50+ mile views. Year round view of Mount Pisgah and Cold Mountain. Seasonal view (November through April) of Mount Mitchell to the north.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Egyptian Cotton Linens.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Passive solar, electric, wood stove, & kerosene.
                    • Internet
                      Free WIFI, SMART TV
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Energy efficient. Dryer Sheets provided.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Room for 4 cars.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels, Spa towels, Robes, Washcloths and Hand towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Energy efficient. Laundry Detergent provided.
                    • Wood Stove
                      With glass front - enjoy watching the fire. (Some wood provided)
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee, Creamer and Sugar provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher Detergent provided.
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped includes wine cooler, bread-maker, ice maker, George Foreman Grill, pizza grilling stone, Garbage Disposal, paper towels, dish towels, hand soap, dish soap & detergent provided
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Cooktop on island.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Nature Guide Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  SMART TV in Living Room has a 3D Blu-ray DVD player.
                                • Games
                                  Chess, checkers, backgammon, +.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DIRECT TV - HBO, Major League Baseball, Music, +
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  55' 3D SMART TV w/ DVR & Blu-ray DVD, 39' HDTV w/ DVR, 55' HDTV w/ DVR


                                    • Balcony
                                      Balcony off upstairs bedroom
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Wrap around Deck with plenty of seating
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Small front lawn with Cedar Swing and a Cedar Picnic Table. Great Views!!
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Seats 4 - great views! Robes and Spa towels provided.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • library
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • 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

                                                                • hiking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  59 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Cassandra D.

                                                                  Beautiful view ... Wonderful retreat for a weekend getaway!

                                                                  Nice mountain weekend

                                                                  breck b.

                                                                  Great views. great host. prefer to keep this one off the radar, but it deserves an honest review.... simple but ideal for a group of 3-6, the house is perched just right and sits about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. Frank is a total gentleman and both his property and insight helped our trip be as good as it was. Thanks again Frank and we will return! Can’t wait.

                                                                  Wow what Great Views

                                                                  Mary Lee H.


                                                                  Thank you so much for your Southern Hospitality and beautiful home. The house was so wonderfully decorated and comfortable. We had a great time celebrating our mother's 80th birthday....even got her into the hot tub. We will be back!!!!

                                                                  Thank you for the suggestions on where to visit they were great. Our favorite was Looking Glass Creamery.

                                                                  Kindest Regards,

                                                                  ML Hardy and C Gebhardt

                                                                  We enjoyed our vacation very much and the views were amazing! Convenient to Asheville!

                                                                  Staci J.

                                                                  We loved the amazing views from the cabin! We were looking for a peaceful family getaway, and that’s exactly what we got! We had a few minor complaints, but It was overall a wonderful experience!

                                                                  The perfect getaway!

                                                                  Kayla B.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time at Prayer Ridge! The hospitality and views could not be beat. It is the perfect getaway home but also an easy drive to downtown Asheville. We’re already planning our next visit!

                                                                  Fantastic Thanksgiving at Prayerful Ridge!!

                                                                  Susie S.

                                                                  The property is beautiful. A gorgeous Mountain View during the day, and spectacular moon and stars at night.

                                                                  Frank greeted us and brought us up the mountain to introduce us to our cabin. We walked in to the aroma of bread baking in the bread machine. Beautiful farm fresh eggs were waiting in the refrigerator for our breakfast the next morning. The cabin was spotless and every detail was addressed.

                                                                  While there we spent a day at the Biltmore Mansion and winery, and also enjoyed the national gingerbread competition and breakfast at the Grove Park Inn. Frank suggested some local restaurants and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The hot tub was relaxing even with the temperatures in the 30’s! It was fun to just chill out and not do anything on some days. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends. Thank you Frank and family!!


                                                                  Fairview, NC, USA

                                                                  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

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

                                                                  59 Reviews
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