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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:
September 22, 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 ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 4.756757 based on 37 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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Home was very nicely equipped & the view was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Sue’s place. She has furnished the house with ample supplies of dishes, linens, cookware, games, & books. She left very good info & instrctions about the area & places to visit & eat. The screened in porch was great for morning coffee & evening cocktails. Only thing a little tiresome was the drive to & from towns but you have to decide between town & the scenery.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views at a Cool Summer Location

  • 4 of 5

The property was as advertised. Views were indeed beautiful as afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains created a constantly changing panorama. AC is not available and was not needed. Nice and cool, even in the middle of July. As is clear from the website the drive to get there involves some effort, and should be taken into consideration if you're leaving the house on a daily basis to hike, sight see, shop, etc. The house was very clean and all the essentials were there. There was some need for non-critical maintenance (did not affect our stay) and updating, but overall, a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing with beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very clean, warm, well decorated and inviting! There is a well laid out kitchen with plenty of amenities (cookware, coffeemaker, dishwasher, etc) to make family meals easy. The open floor plan downstairs inside, combined with the adjoining porches outside made the home feel homey, yet spacious enough that we didn't feel cramped. The screened porch as well as the front porch across the home offer a great place to have morning coffee or an evening cocktail! We spent a long weekend here and had the pleasure of enjoying two great sunsets following afternoon rain showers! Perfect place for relaxing with the family and great location to meet between Indiana and Florida for us! Sue is very responsive to messages and will answer right away. Bonus for us was the fact that our 4-legged family member was welcome, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable 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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