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Catspaw- Mountaintop (4900 ft)- Spectacular Views all Year Long, Cool breezes!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10), newly updated!

This is a unique property at 4900 feet elevation. It is always at least 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding towns of Cashiers, Highlands and Franklin. There are ceiling fans in every room. The views from the covered porch are breathtaking, sunset is gorgeous and romantic while dining outside. The colors of fall are mesmerizing. A prime location perfectly situated close to Cashiers, Highlands and Franklin where you can enjoy hiking and waterfalls, wonderful cuisine, activities and shopping. Antiques galore in these quaint towns and Franklin, right off of US 441. Quick trips to Asheville, Cherokee, Pigeon Forge. Just 2.5 hours from Atlanta, 3 from Charlotte, 3 from Chattanooga. Even winter is fun, warm fires, snowy mountains and quiet towns to shop in. Summers are full of outdoor activity including pontoon boats on Lake Glenville, rafting on any of the rivers nearby, great hiking everywhere, even from the back door. Restaurants, live performances, craft fairs, farmer's markets, antique shops, unique clothing stores, fun for kids and pets! Music festivals most weekends. Kayak on the surrounding lakes or rent jet skis on Lake Keowee in South Carolina. Take a day trip to the Biltmore and do some wine tasting or go horseback riding or even zip lining. See where the Hunger Games was filmed in Pisgah National Forest. There is something to do no matter what your interest or age. Take a trip to our beautiful mountains and find out how to relax in paradise!

Keywords: Cabin in the woods, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, gorgeous year round views, 4900 foot elevation, covered porch- part screened. Open kitchen/dining/living area. Sleeps 10. Don't miss this vacation paradise in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Surrounded by Cashiers, Highlands, Franklin, Cullowhee, Sylva, Dillsboro, Cherokee, Asheville. Hiking, boating, golf, tennis, waterfalls, zip lining, wonderful restaurants, theatre, arts center, library, etc. Included in rental- DirecTV, wireless internet, local phone. Full kitchen and laundry, plenty of firewood.

More Details

Sue Aery, Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sue Aery, Owner

I am a local chiropractor. I moved here 10 years ago to be in the mountains where I can hike, bike, swim, kayak any time I want. I have 5 dogs that go everywhere with me, even when I rent somewhere else from VRBO! The towns of Cashiers, Highlands and Franklin are not only places where I work but places that I love.

Sue Aery, Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Sue Aery, Owner chose Cullowhee

I found this house on an internet site and immediately fell in love with its location and serenity. The breezes are hypnotic and the woods and mountains are a relaxing environment without being too far from anything. I love waking up to the sounds of the trees and smelling the soft fragrances of whatever wildflower is in bloom. The blackberries are ripe for picking in July to August and they are sweet and wonderful!

What makes this house unique

What I like most about my property is the seclusion, access to hiking and the proximity to my three favorite towns for shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The local community is wonderful, there are so many events to choose from whether you like music, arts, outdoor sports, you name it! Is just a great place with a great feel, come visit us!


Cullowhee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pet fee is mandatory $50 per pet
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master- second floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , second floor, full bath with garden tub and walk in shower
    Living Room Futon - 1 queen , futon opens to queen bed
    Queen guest - 1 queen , first floor with shared full bath
    Queen guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , first floor w/day bed, shared full bathroom with tub/shower
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master bedroom with private bathroom/jacuzzi tub, Queen size Beds (2) Main level, Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed with trundle, both singles for additional sleeping on main level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa bed/queen size
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a large, outdoor, fenced dog pen available with a dog house and shelter under the deck.


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Catspaw- Mountaintop (4900 ft)- Spectacular Views all Year Long, Cool breezes!
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here so much. The property was perfect and the view was even better. We had everything we needed and we were close to so much to do. We highly recommend staying here, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco, so glad you had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. We love Catspaw too!
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Beautiful view and cozy house made for the perfect get-away for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and chose a great time of year. We were delighted to awaken to a winter wonderland our first morning there. It seemed as if we were the only folks on the mountain as we looked out over the iced, white treetops. The house had everything we needed to make our New Year's happy!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great views, and this cabin has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful setup and furnishings in this mountain cabin.

  • 4 of 5

If you are staying in Cullowhee or Cashiers be prepared for at least a 25 - 30 minute drive to get up to the cabin. Once there you will have a wonderful time and really enjoy the stunning view from the deck.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and for choosing Catspaw Cabin for your mountain getaway! We do love the seclusion of our cabin and the quiet tranquility at 4900 feet. The views are what bring and keep our guests happy so we are thrilled that you had a great time. Thanks again, Sue
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Wonderful home with a super view!

  • 4 of 5

It was well furnished, clean, comfortable and the view was gorgeous! Plenty of room for 3 of us, anything you need in the kitchen to cook with, lots of extra towels and we did one load of laundry. 15 mins up the mountain to the house, 20 mins from the bottom of the hill to highlands. And 20 more to cashiers. Great location. Sue made the transaction and experience super easy and we would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing holiday weekend in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Catspaw for the Thanksgiving holiday and had the absolute best time! The cabin was everything we needed and so much more! Sue gave us detailed directions that made getting to the cabin super easy! We did not need a 4wheel drive car--and in fact did not have any issue with the roads or driveway! The cabin was equipped with everything we needed to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We drove into both Cashiers and Highlands and found both very accessible from the cabin! It was extremely clean and well kept. From our family to yours we thank you for an incredible holiday weekend! We plan to make this a tradition and cannot wait to come back to Catspaw!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Many- JJ's closest in Cashiers
Car: necessary

Natural waterfalls are unique to this area of the Smoky Mountains. Access to the Bartram Trail nearby, this is part of the Appalachian Trail. Within a 90 minute drive you can visit Cherokee, Pigeon Forge, Asheville, The Biltmore, Zip lining, Rafting, Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center and much much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $350

For credit card purchases there is an additional fee of 4% that will be deducted from your deposit upon refund after your stay. Please note this or pay by check or echeck and avoid extra charges.

Plus fees that apply: cleaning, pet, damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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