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Off Season Rates-Custom Log Cabin-2k-1q Suits-Between BR&Boone at Blue Ridge Pk

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Far mountains are Virginia The deck is lowered so not to block view


Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Near the Blue Ridge Parkway minutes to Boone/BlowingRock- Wooded privacy

Cats Pause is a spacious log cabin close to all the areas attractions. It is accessed by paved roads and has plenty of paved parking right at the door. Access to the home is one very small step up.

Incredible long range, layered views can be seen from every room. The prow shaped home has a 2 story+ wall of windows. The deck has been lowered so it does not interfier with the view from inside. The far mountains are in Virginia.

The master suite has a glass wall so you can enjoy the view without getting out of bed. The newly remodeled master bath has a tile walk in shower and large spa tub.

The main floor suite has been remodeled with tile and granite with a walk in shower and a new king sized bed.

The lower floor has been completely remodeled. There is a large den with TV and a table with chairs. Great stashing the kids or a home office.The suite on this floor has a tub/shower and a new queen sized canopy bed.

Premium bed/bath linens are provided at no extra.

The well equiped kitchen has new Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances. It faces the greatroom and the view so the chef in where the action is. There is a bar with stools.

Spacious decks, a covered porch and a gazebo have outdoor furniture and a gas grill for outdoor dinning.
There is WiFi High Speed Internet. There are three flatscreen TVs. We have HDTV, HBO, Cinamax, Starz and Movies on Demand on all of them. Games, books, puzzles, and videos for all ages. There is a flat backyard for playing. Wild life is often seen here. Deer, turkeys, lots of birds and we have seen a fox several times. There is a Humming Bird feeder, a bird bath and seed feeder. We provide seed and sugar to make Humming Bird Cocktails.
The home is comfortably furnished, well maintained and extra clean. There is no cleaning fee unless there is extra mess or repairs needed. Its a special destination that you can call your home in the mountains and we hope you will visit us soon.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Cats Pause is available for rent to families and persons over the age of 21. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cats Pause has two set of stairs. I have provided a kids gate to prevent small children from going where you don't want them. It is in the utility rook behind the kitchen. This gate can also be used to keep kids on or off the main deck. The uprights on all decks are to code to keep kids safe. A doll bed and doll high chair which were mine when I was a child are in the lower floor den. We have provided games, puzzles and books for kids of all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed in the house. I have provided ash trays so that smokers can do so outside. Please dispose of smoking materials properly....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    The only pets that are allowed are service animals. There is a $60 pet fee. Visitors are asked to clean up after their pet. Any damage done by the pet will be deducted from the damage deposit. Persons staying one month or longer are allowed to bring a small pet. Same rules as for Service Animals apply. Mature pets only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The entry to Cats Pause is up two very small steps. They are approximately two inches up each.They were built to be more of a wide landing than just steps. A wheelchair guest with a helper can easily access the covered porch. The main levels floors are the same height as the floor of this porch. The kitchen, utility room, great room, dinning room and a bedroom with a new king size bed is on this floor.The bathroom that is accessed from the bedroom has a small jetted tub. The sides are high to accommodate the jets. We have installed a heavy duty grad bar. My guest have told that it makes getting in and out of the tub easier. I use it myself and am glad it is there. To get to the main deck there are two small steps similar to the two from the parking area to the combination with the landing type stairs. A person in a wheel chair with a helper could do this with no problem....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Suite: 1 king

    New bed-glass wall facing view-large spa tub-walk in shower...moreless

  • Hummingbird suite: 1 king

    New king bed-remodeled-private bath-tile walk in shower...moreless

  • Leo's Bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen metal canopy bed-upbated bathroom with shower and tub...moreless

  • All beds are new and have memory foam pads. The house was designed to have a bedroom and bathroom on each floor to offer privacy to three people or three couples There is also a flat screen TV on each floor. The master suite has two recliners and 34inch large flat screen TV. There is a glass wall so you can lay in your bed and enjoy the view.There are drapes you can pull if you want privacy or to sleep in. Quality bed and bath linens are provided. The Hummingbird Suite has a reading chair with good light and a clock radio.This bedroom got new carpet last year. There is private access to a bathroom with a spa tub. There are two doors to this bathroon. It can be accessed from the greatroom or that door can be closed making it a private bath for the bedroom.. Leo's Bedroom on the lower level has a gliding rocker. A metal canopy queen size bed. It was a full private bath with a tub.. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans with lights....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Hummingbird bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    There is a grab bar to help folks with limted moblity ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Larg bath with huge jetted tub/ seperate showe-gallary wall...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Leo's Bathroom has been recently updated...moreless

  • All the bathrooms have heaters to make your bathing experience a pleasurable one. We provide large fluffy towels. There is a 60 gallon gas water heater on the lower level....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is not your average rental. It's special. It's like visiting a friend. We have visitors who come to Cats Pause year after year. If you visit you'll see why.The three beautiful well appointed bedroom/bathrooms make this an inexpensive way for a family to enjoy a great vacation together that will not break bank. Having access to a well equipped kitchen and have some meals in gives extra money to do some of the never ending assortment of things to share together. The central location makes Cats Pause within driving distance from several states. Come stay with us. We know you will enjoy it and come back over and over....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books and current magazines. We have a take one leave one policy....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Three DVD/VCRs...moreless

  • Games:

    We keep a selection of games and puzzles for all ages. I love it when guest tell me hoe much they enjoyed playing games it their children. The one that is the Catopoly. It's like Monoply but with cats...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have Pandora....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have HDTV.This system is from Direct TV. We have Cinemax, HBO,, Showtime, Movies on Demand, U-Tube ,Pandora. For technical support call 1-800-531-5000....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a CD player/AM-FM radio in the great room. There is a AM-FM clock radio in each bed room. We also have Pandora....moreless

  • Television:

    There are three new flat screens . They all have DVD/VCR. There is HDTV, Cinamax, Stars, HBO and movies on demand. We also have Pandora and YouTube. Instruction booklets are at the house....moreless

  • Toys:

    In the lower den there is a doll bed and highchair that were mine when I was little. Feel free to let your kids play with them. There are several games and puzzles for kids of all ages. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We keep some G rated films and kids videos . Some DVDS mostly older ones that are our family favorites....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown is Boone is about 7 milesThere are big grocery stores here All the bigbox stores and fast food restaurants too. Main street is all small shops and small restaurants Appalachian State is here...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The view is long an wide.The far views are in Virginia. Two glass walls bring the mtns to you inside.The deck has been lowered so you do not see it from inside. The weather changes the view every hour...moreless

  • Resort:

    Westglow just past BR is a full service spa, restaurant and an indoor pool. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are on a private road off Friendship Church Rd.There are 4 homes on our street each are on at least an acre As you drive on Friendship Church you will see small farms, dairy herds and gardens....moreless

  • Village:

    The Village of Blowing Rock has a large park and the streets have flowers Lots of small restaurants, craft shops,antique stores and specialty shops. Art in the Park summer weekends is a shoppers dream...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    There is a Leopard shaped/glass top table with 6 upholstered chairs. There is an outside dining table on the upper deck and 6 chairs with cushions.....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    It is seldom needed but we have a new silent window unit in the great room. There is almost always a cool breeze coming up from the valley. If it gets stuffy there are ceiling fans in each room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    With the washer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a native stone fireplace with gas logs. The mantel is of unique carved wood. There is a copper mantel protector below it project the heat into the room and keep the mantel from overheating....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have a forced air electric heating system. In the winter the gas logs in the fireplace used in combination with the ceiling fan makes everything toasty and keeps the heat where the people are. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have whole house U verse high speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality pillows, sheets, pillowcases and blankets are provided. Please leave the sheets on the bed when checking out.Table clothes, place mats and napkins are also provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable living room with plenty of seating. There is a natural stone fireplace with ventless gas logs and a 40 inch flat screen The deck has been dropped so as not to block the outside views...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of paved parking right at the front door....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There are phones in each of the bedrooms. There are two cordless phones in the great room/kitchen area and one in the den....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large fluffy bath lines are provided. There are four bath towels, two hand towels and four wash clothes per bathroom. Please leave damp towels in the laundry bask that is on top of the washer/dryer....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a large size stacked washer/dryer in the utility room behind the kitchen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have two electric coffee makers. One 12 cup one and a 4 cup one. We provide coffee filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are plenty of dishes, silver and different styles of glasses. And they are matched sets. We provide extra things that will make cooking and serving fun during your visit....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dish washer was replaced last year....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well stocked with everything that is needed to prepare and serve meals to six persons without having to run the dish washer at each meal. Please bring a good knife. Ours is always missing...moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a 1100 watt microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    There is the Jeen Air oven under the electric cook top....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a well stocked spice rack We keep sugar to make the Hummingbird cocktail/ bird seed for the feeder. There is enough flour to make grave We supply a starter kit of paper and cleaning supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Last year we replaced the refrigerator. It has a ice maker. There is a large freezer and a good size fresh food area....moreless

  • Stove:

    There is a Jeen Air electric cook top. It faces the great room and the view....moreless

  • Toaster:

    We have an electric toaster and a toaster oven as well....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Mountain biking is popular here. There are seven Bike trails. There is a book at Cats Pause with all the information about them....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two decks. The large one with dining furniture and Adirondack chairs and a smaller one on the lower level with a old fashioned swing. Wildlife is often seen from the lower one....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are several public golf courses in this area. There is a book in the great room with information about fees and such. There is also miniature available. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking and boating are available near by. There is also White Water rafting. Information at Cats Pause...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The best way to access the Gazebo is down Cats Pause Lane and across the back of the hose. Wildlife is often seem mornings and late afternoon. This year I saw a Mama with twin fawns. Also saw the fox....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We make an attempt to have landscaping but the deer give us problems. We have the lower lot mowed except when the wild flowers are in bloom. If you are here and want it mowed please give me a call....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a gas grill. We try to keep an extra tank. If you start on it please get a refill in Boone. There is an exchange program at Lowes. Grill tools are in the kitchen. Leave it clean for others....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    There are numerous ski slopes in this area with runs for every ski level. Best to call ahead to see what ones are open. Info at Cats Pause. Snowboarding is also available nearby....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There re several public pools in the area There is one indoor pool. There is also swimming/water skiing/jet skiing/sailing/ fishing at Watauga Lake. Information is in the book at Cats Pause....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    There are two spa tubs. One in the main floor bath which has direct access to the Hummingbird suit and a huge one in the master suite....moreless

  • Sauna:

    The Westglow Resort and Spa. 224 Westglow Circle BlowingRock 828-295-4453 Is a full service sps and has all things wonderful...moreless



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off season
Mar 25 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$995 $3,500
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7 night min stay

$1,350 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


We have a special rate of $2250 for guest staying two weeks. We have an off season rate Jan 4 through May 2 of $1050. We do not allow pets for any rental shorter than a month. Cats Pause is available to rent to families and persons over the age of 21. No large groups or parties are allowed. There is a no smoking policy inside the house. If someone in your party smokes they must do it outside and dispose of smoking materials properly. There is no trash pick up at Cats Pause. Trash must be taken to the container site. Guest may leave a small bag of trash on the day they check out.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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97 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone/Blowing Rock
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blowing Rock and Boone
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Applachian Ski Mountain
350 Miles
Nearest Beach
Myrtel Beach

Car: Necessary

There is a book at Cats Pause that gives a wealth of information about the history of the area and the people who made it happen. There is information on golf, hiking, tennis, white water rafting, swimming, fishing, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, dinning, shopping and exploring. The phone numbers, hours of operation and costs are given. There is a basket of the fliers from the local attractions in the great room. I have just come from the High Country Visitors and have up to date information regarding whats happening now. It is waiting for you at Cats Pause.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Hi, I'm Mary. My husband Ed and I have been living in Charlotte 22 years. We were transferred here with Ed's job. We loved it so much that when they wanted us to move he found another job. We actually built Cats Pause with lots of hands on work. I am a quilter and the Quilt Block that is on the front of the house is called Puss in the Corner. Ed gave it to me for Christmas last year an I knew right away where it needed to live. I love to cook and visit with friends so the kitchen reflects that. We don't just have just the basics but lots of things that make every meal fun. I am a reader, especially of cat themed books so we keep lots of books, games, cards and puzzles for guests of every age. My favorite place to read is in a hammock. We have purchased one and I am going up next week to hang it. My very favorite thing is cats. I love shopping for new fun cat stuff. Rainy day activities for kids can include counting how many cats they can find at Cats Pause. I used to think I wanted a Bed and Breakfast but now I know I like to give guest a nice, well equipped kitchen and let you cook your own breakfast. That way I can sleep in! I almost always come up from Charlotte to get everything ready for you. We have lots of return visitors and folks who come every year. They have become friends as well as customers.You may find me there getting ready for your arrival. I look forward to meeting you..

Why the Owner Chose Panorama Estates (New River, NC, USA):
Ed and I used to own three log homes. You may have stayed with us before. Our first one was named Parks Place. It was in Misty Mountain. It was decorated with a duck theme. The second was Utter Delight it was in Heritage Ridge about a mile from Pause. You just have to know it was done in cows!! One day as I was driving to Utter Delight I saw that there was a lot for sale on Buff Ridge Rd. I couldn't believe my eyes. Why would anyone sell a lot with the most beautiful lot in the world? But they did and after much hard work and many adventures it became Cats Pause. Pictures can not do the view justice. Any time of the year you can enjoy the serene sounds of the wind through the trees and the the view from inside or outside. We even had the deck lowered so it would not interfere with the view from the main floor. As we are not as young as we once were we sold Parks Place and Utter Delight to concentrate on Cats Pause.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Cats Pause is at the end of a private road that is shared with three other homes. Guests say it is in the middle of everything and away from everything. There is almost always a cool breeze coming from the valley. Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is less than a mile away. The parkway takes you to lots of wonderful places. Blowing Rock is about 15 min if you hurry but don't. There are three wonderful overlooks that need to be seen before you get to BR. If there is a storm in the valley it is a must see. Blowing Rock has loads of restaurants, shops a great museum and don't miss the Tanner Outlet Mall. Art In The Park is a juried art and craft show in the BR Park and all these wonderful things are for sale. Check the Chamber Of Commerce for current dates. If you want an active vacation we have skiing, whitewater rafting, numerous hiking trails for every skill levels, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, fishing , mountain biking & ziplining . We have information about all of these at Pause. Take the Parkway north to Grandfather Mountain. Enjoy picnicking, the mile high swinging bridge, a native wildlife area, gift shop and a underwater observation area. Boone is about 15 minutes the other way. It is a busy collage town. All the big box stores are here and all your fast food favorites. All the big grocery stores plus the summer farmers market. It shares the Daniel Boone Native Garden with The Living History Museum where The Horn in the West, a live performance of historical events is performed in the Summer. There are tons of great things to do a little further out and all are worth the ride. Getting there is half the fun in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,

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  • Far mountains are Virginia The deck is lowered so not to block view

    Far mountains are Virginia The deck is lowered so not to block view

  • Easy access parking at the door. Two landing type steps to the main level.

    Easy access parking at the door. Two landing type steps to the main level.

  • The dining room is at the other end of the great room.Six comfortable chairs.

    The dining room is at the other end of the great room.Six comfortable chairs.

  • Flat screen with all the extras VCR/DVD AM/FM clock radio Two recliners

    Flat screen with all the extras VCR/DVD AM/FM clock radio Two recliners

  • An old fashioned "couples" swing on the lower deck Deer are often seen from here

    An old fashioned "couples" swing on the lower deck Deer are often seen from here

  • This was taken before the gazebo was built  A couples swing is on the lower deck

    This was taken before the gazebo was built A couples swing is on the lower deck

  •  Mountain view from living room A glass wall in Master shows view from your bed

    Mountain view from living room A glass wall in Master shows view from your bed

  • There are three flat screens with HDTV-HBO-Cinimax-Showtime-Stars-UTube-Pandora

    There are three flat screens with HDTV-HBO-Cinimax-Showtime-Stars-UTube-Pandora

  • Open stairs up to the Master A glass wall allows view Drapes close for privacy

    Open stairs up to the Master A glass wall allows view Drapes close for privacy

  • New high end king bed just arrived Two walk in closets

    New high end king bed just arrived Two walk in closets

  • Leo's Room on the lower level Everything on this level is new after water leak

    Leo's Room on the lower level Everything on this level is new after water leak

  • The hammock&gazebo make a great place for reading or napping Deer are often seen

    The hammock&gazebo make a great place for reading or napping Deer are often seen

  • If you look close you can see that this was a double rainbow

    If you look close you can see that this was a double rainbow

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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