• Nov

      Literary Coffee House Book Reading Event Time: 11:15am / Event Location: The Fairview Side Yard

      We are excited to be a part of the 13th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail by hosting the first Literary Coffee House Live Author’s Book Reading.


      Austin Classical Guitar House Concert Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Event Location: The Fairview

      The Fairview and Austin Classical Guitar present superstar Russian guitarist Dimitri Illarionov in a house concert.

    • Oct

      Sophie & Josh’s Wedding Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Outdoors at The Fairview

      Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!


      Thank You Party Event Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm / Event Location: The Fairview

      It’s an Ice Cream Social!

    • Sep

      Open for Business! Event Time: No time set / Event Location: The Fairview

      Thursday, September 11 – The Fairview is fully open for business.


      Website Launch Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Online

      We’re pre-launching our website


  • You will not be Disappointed

    Highly recommend staying at Fairview, Vivian and Jimmy are great hosts and very discreet with it also.
    Great location, with shops and bars a 5-10 minute walk and the centre of Austin 20-30 minutes.
    We had the Live Oak Suite, which was a very large room with two additional rooms of it, which could of had an additional bed in each, our 15 year old son had a bed set up in one of these rooms which was very comfortable, the large en-suite was shared.

    Stayed October 2015, traveled with family

    From TripAdvisor Reviews


    Touring Austin and the Hill Country

    Beautiful neo-colonial house with immaculate decor in a quiet location but very close to South Congress for night life and easily walkable to the famous 6th street. Lovely room with four poster bed and en suite facilities. The whole house has the best and quietest AC I have experienced – always at a perfect temperature. The patrons, Vivian and Jimi are so kind and helpful and lay on the best and healthiest breakfast I have ever found in the USA – everything home baked and excellent coffee available at all times. We got lucky when we picked this place.

    Room Tip: They are all good.

    Stayed October 2015, traveled as a couple

    From TripAdvisor Reviews

    Kenneth B -

  • Best place to stay in Austin (and food-allergy friendly too!)

    I just visited Austin for the first time ever and lucked out big time. This place is a gem. We had our wedding here and could not imagine a more perfect venue.

    I travel a lot and am used to big fancy hotels and this place exceed all expectations I can’t imagine why you would stay anywhere else in Austin. The place is spotless, beautiful, and SO peaceful and relaxing, one morning we sat in the gorgeous rocking chairs in the porch with our delicious homemade espresso and saw an armadillo walking around! It’s the best of both worlds – the grounds are gorgeous but you’re a few minutes’ walk from the cool South Congress area and can get an Uber in less than 5 minutes to get over the bridge downtown (though it’s a lovely walk across the bridge if you have the time).

    We had a huge, amazingly comfortable bed and sheets, every possible amenity you could need in the bathroom and then some, and a delicious homemade breakfast. For us that’s a big deal – my daughter has multiple food allergies and not only did we have a kitchenette in our room we didn’t even need it – Vivian is really knowledgable on allergies and was able to make egg-nut-seed-gluten free muffins and cake and bread that my daughter could eat! And I don’t know how they do it but they have this homemade yogurt that is the best I’ve ever had. The owners – Vivian and Jimi – are so so nice and they have a cute and friendly little white dog. Vivian even made us food bags to go on our last morning for our flight. So glad this place opened up in Austin! If you are looking for a hotel in Austin for either business or pleasure and they have availability – GRAB IT!

    Room Tip: If you have food allergies you can get one with a kitchenette

    Stayed October 2015, traveled with family

    From TripAdvisor Reviews


    Great place for a wedding with a splash of Armadillo

    You think that when you look at pictures on the web, TripAdvisor, or on a Bed and Breakfast’s website, you expect that the actual property will not live up to the images. This was not the case with the Fairview. It was just as beautiful and homey as the pictures. There really was nothing better than a morning coffee on the columned front porch, sitting in the rocking chairs looking out over the yard and the amazing tangled branches of the trees which clearly had been around for a while. All of this relaxation and being within a stones throw of South Congress.

    My wife and I decided to get married at the Fairview. We wanted a small, outdoor wedding and this place fit the bill. Their arbor is a quaint locale for a ceremony and their back porch and patio is perfect for a modest sized wedding. The result was a blast. An absolute blast. They were amazingly accommodating. We had everything our heart could have desired and they had capacity for so much more.

    Vivian and Jimi, the owners, and their family were amazing. They were much more than innkeepers. They were warm, welcoming. They would always lend a hand, or give advice or be quick with an encouraging word or an amazing latte or coffee. Their breakfast was perfect for the area. Simple amazing homemade yogurt and granola were the highlights for me. I could eat both every day forever.

    To say I recommend this place is the understatement of the century. I cannot wait to go back for anniversaries (plural).

    Room Tip: The two carriage house suites are very pleasant and private.

    Stayed October 2015, traveled with family

    From TripAdvisor Reviews

    Daniel S -

  • Peaceful B&B, beautiful location

    The Fairview was a peaceful respite from a hectic conference at the convention center. The neighborhood is lovely, comfortable rooms, terrific coffee and opportunities to hang out by the fire or on the rocking chairs on the porch.

    Stayed November 2015, traveled on business

    From TripAdvisor Reviews

    Nancy W -

    We had a wonderful time

    We had a wonderful time – only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy more! There were really nice touches – the books available to read, toothpaste, hair dryers, bug spray on the porch, Netflix…the soaps in the shower smelled wonderful. Breakfast and coffee were amazing! Felt like home away from home! Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for all your hospitality!
    Dana and Fred Stephens

    Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple

    From an email to The Fairview

    Dana and Fred Stephens - Bluebonnet Room

  • B&B at its best!

    We recently returned from a family trip to Austin and Victoria to visit my granny, who is almost 95 years old (GO, Granny!) In Austin, we chose to stay at The Fairview because we wanted to stay at a more personalized location than a typical hotel. And boy oh boy, we definitely made the right decision! Vivian and Jimi were the absolute best hosts. They emailed us before our arrival, asking if we had any dietary restrictions or anything else they should know before our arrival. We stayed on the second floor of the charming old home (a former home, turned B&B, turned home and then turned B&B again!) in the Live Oak Suite. The room was enormous and included a separate bathroom (with claw-foot tub), dressing room, “yoga” room and a library area (Jimi set up two extra beds in this room for the kids). Honestly, we felt like we had half of the house to ourselves, the room was so big! It was also light, bright and airy with huge windows and giant mature trees all throughout the yard. Speaking of the yard, the kids enjoyed playing on the swings outside. It was nice to have an outdoor area where they could run around.

    The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in.

    The breakfast was wonderful: homemade yogurt, berries, granola, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, mixed fruit, and the best lattes ever! My kids couldn’t wait to get up every morning to have a latte (decaf!). They especially appreciated Vivian’s efforts to make sure the vanilla and chocolate syrups were well stocked for their lattes!

    As for Jimi and Vivian, they could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We had SOOOOOO many questions about the area, and they spent plenty of time making suggestions about what we should do while we were in town. Two of the things they suggested we do, renting bikes and riding along Austin’s waterfront, and then driving out to spend the afternoon at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Sanctuary, were two things I never would have thought of on my own. We absolutely LOVED our bike ride along the waterfront, and the Wildflower Sanctuary was in full bloom and our entire family LOVED it. Who knew????? Thank you, Jimi and Vivian, for those fabulous suggestions! When we drove to Victoria, Jimi suggested that we stop in Lockhart to eat at Black’s BBQ, which is the oldest family-run BBQ establishment in Texas (since 1932). We took his advice and stopped there on our way back to Austin and it is truly the best BBQ I have ever eaten. Again, thank you, Jimi!!!

    The B&B is a short, four block walk to South Congress, which was great for walking off all of the food that we ate on that main street!

    Wifi was great. The best wifi I’ve experienced in a hotel/B&B.

    We would obviously not hesitate to stay here again when we go to visit my granny for her 100th birthday and beyond. Looking forward to the next trip!

    Stayed April 2015, traveled with family

    From TripAdvisor Reviews

    Sondi S - Live Oak Suite

    Beautiful old house with gluten-free breakfast

    This B&B is so lovely and it is clear that a lot of care was taken to keep the home so lovely. I loved the huge living room area and dining area with the hardwood floors. The building is old, so sound travels but each room is outfitted with a white noise machine. I didn’t hear anyone else in the building from my room. The large king-sized bed was very comfortable and I slept soundly. It was wonderful to have gluten-free options for breakfast. Vivian and Jimi emailed me before my arrival to make sure they knew all of my special dietary requests. As someone with celiac disease, this was very comforting! I would definitely stay here again when I return to Austin. It is conveniently located within walking distance of So. Congress Street, a great part of the city.

    Thank you!

    Stayed March 2015, traveled solo

    From TripAdvisor Reviews

    Gluten Free Globetrotter - Bluebonnet Room

  • Lovely B&B, excellent location!

    I’m still thinking about our stay at The Fairview. This B&B has the grounds and charm of a Southern, colonial-style property. But the rooms have been updated and are beautiful, clean and modern. The bed was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on too!

    The B&B is situated near South Congress, which is just South of the river and a lively thoroughfare filled with restaurants, shopping and food trucks (and some of the best food trucks I’ve ever had). An ideal location!

    As for the couple that runs the B&B, they couldn’t be more gracious and kind. Breakfast was adorable – homemade pastries, granola and yogurt. And they have a 24 hour coffee room with delicious coffee. We even came back one night to chocolate truffles on our bedside table!

    It was the best stay – I couldn’t recommend it more! And I definitely can’t wait to go back!

    Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple

    From TripAdvisor Reviews


    Austin mansion turned into high-end bed and breakfast

    Tyler White of The San Antonio Express-News wrote about The Fairview highlighting our “really comfy beds” and the Lucky Dog Club. Read what he has to say at at mySA online.

    Tyler White, Writer for the San Antonio Express-News -