Cattail Creek is a long-time favorite among vacationers, prized for the magnificent beauty of the creek that runs throughout the mountain. Cattail Creek is located in Yancey County, the highest elevation in North Carolina and enjoys average temperatures in the mid-80s in the summer and lows in the 50s. Our mountain home has three bedrooms and can sleep six comfortably, seven in a trundle bed. All rooms are creekside, and downstairs has floor-to-ceiling windows which offer expansive views of the creek. There are many vistas from which to enjoy the creek including a private overlook, with views of a waterfall. Above the house is a private picnic area with a stone grill, picnic table, and fire ring. Our home is very comfortable and beautifully decorated with indigenous art and furnishings.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 13, 2018
About Wendy Hollady
I live in Tallahassee, Florida where I work with homeless veterans.
Wendy Hollady purchased this House in 1990
Why Wendy Hollady chose Cattail Creek
Although the house was built in 1990, it is the site of a former cabin owned by my parents, and grandparent's before them. Every summer beginning in the late 50's, we would spend a memorable summer in Cattail by our beloved mountain creek. My father and both grandfathers were Methodist ministers, and considered this place 'holy ground.' My father named the house 'Shalom', which means peace.
What makes this House unique
Renters tell me that our house feels more like a home than a rental. I have a large library of books which you are welcome to borrow. The creek is an outdoor playground for kids and you will never tire of the sound of a waterfall lulling you to sleep at night. Above the house is a private picnic area with a stone grill, table, and fire ring. Trout fishing, tubing, campfires, and hiking are all available on the property, but the location is ideally situated for day trips to Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather's Mountain, whitewater rafting, the Biltmore House in Asheville, etc, all under an hour from the house.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our second stay in this property was even better than the first. We enjoyed the amazing creek and slept with the windows open every night. The kitchen was great for meal prep with plenty of working surfaces and a great view. Everthing was clean and felt like home. The mornings were cool enough to enjoy the gas fireplace, yet we warmed up naturally on our hikes. We enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, and a day shopping in Asheville. This place is nothing short of paradise!
.....and I have the most amazing renters!! Thank you Lisa. It means so much to know you love this place. I loved seeing evidence of your kids in the creek. I have so many memories of building damns in the creek as a child and then seeing again, my own children do the same. Thank you for your kind words and for staying at Shalom another summer!
Outstanding owner, gorgeous property, wish I were back already!!!
Exactly what you’d expect based on listing, truly gorgeous property with outstanding owner.
Wondeful mountain retreat for the whole family.
Beautiful property nestled in the mountains with its own private access to the river. The home is beautifully detailed with local character and wonderfully warm mountain theme with three bedrooms and room for all. The grounds are well kept and feature multiple access points to the river where children and adults alike can play, climb, relax, fish or cool off. The home features a very open concept with windows and views from every room. Windows open the peaceful outside to the inside allowing the relaxing river sounds to fill the home. Our 9 and 7 year old boys have adventures they will take with them forever. We will be coming back. Thanks Wendy!
Oh, thank you so much Bill. I'm so glad your kids enjoyed themselves. It was my pleasure to host you for the weekend!
Gorgeous welcoming & peaceful home.
We loved staying here. The accommodations are wonderful. And the house setting is breath taking and extremely peaceful & relaxing.
This property was well stocked, spacious, very cleaned, and well accommodating for two families.
We had a very wonderful and memorable time. We enjoyed the views and tranquility of this home. It was well accommodating for two families with a spacious living room and kitchen. We created wonderful memories and plan to come back during the summer season to enjoy the beautiful flowing river.
Our favorite rental ever!
Our family had a wonderful time at Shalom. The pictures online don’t do the house justice. I found the house to be comfortable, roomy, and well-stocked. The owner was available to answer any questions and her kindness helped make our stay memorable. We will definitely return!
Yancey County has more artisans per capita than any other county in the US. Burnsville is home to the renowned arts and crafts school, Penland. Festivals abound throughout the season and include Bele Chere Festival in Asheville, (the largest outdoor festival in the Southeast), the Arts and Crafts Fair in Burnsville, August 5-6, 2012, and the Carolina Literary Festival in Burnsville, September 5-7, 2012. Gem mining is a favorite among kids, as well as an old fashion movie theatre with old fashioned prices: Only $5.00 for current films!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Shalom is a non-smoking property. Pets are generally not allowed but may be considered if the pet is small and well-behaved. A $75 pet fee and additional cleaning fees may apply.