Cats Pause Log Home Home-2 King 1queen-Easy Paved Access-Huge Mountain Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Cats Pause is not your average rental home. It's special. Cats Pause is comfortable and well equipped with all the things you need to have a great relaxing stay. Cats Pause is not in a rental neighborhood. It is on a well kept flat paved road with three other homes. All the homes are on a least acre.If you walk you will probably meet our neighbors. If you need help they will help you. If you want to go to church they will take you. If you want to be left alone they will do that too. They are everything that is good about these mountains. It is private but not secluded. It is situated half way between the village of Blowing Rock (often called the jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains) with it's small shops and restaurants and Boone home of Appalachian State University. Boon has all your favorite fast food places and big box stores.It is convenient for skiers as it is close to Appalachian Ski Mountain which is about six miles down the parkway. Ski Beach and Sugar Mountain slopes are also nearby. Sledding and snow tubing is also available. We are also the Christmas Tree Capital of the World. We have trees from 4 feet to 16 feet. You choose and they will cut, trim, wrap and load your very own Christmas Tree. Fresh wreaths and garlands are also available. There are also several Christmas shops.
Cats Pause is accessed from Friendship Church Road which is a paved road. A short drive down Buff Ridge Road which is also paved to Cats Pause where there is paved parking right at the door. Guest say it is in the middle of everything and away from everything. The assess to the house is up two very small steps onto the covered porch and into the house. Visitors that need easy access will love this. The main floor is on the same level as the poarch. There is a bedroom with a king size bed and bath, the kitchen,the dining room and the living room with gas logs are all on this level.
When you enter the house you have what guest call the WOW factor. There is a complete wall of windows which are normally called a prow. It overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway. The layered view from here is HUGE, wide and deep. The far mountains are in Virginia. The house faces North East which give you amazing sunrises. And as unbelievable as it sounds as the sun slips behind a nearby ridge you can enjoy watching the sun set on the far out mountains. Because Pause is so far from any large cities the night skies are extra dark which make the stars appear very bright. Falling stars are wonderful to see and thunder storms are something to wish for. The living room it is comfortably furnished and features two recliners which rock and swivel. The flat screen features HDTV, HBO, Starz ,Cinamax, YouTube, Panadora and Showtime. You also have access to movies on demand. There is a DVD/VCR, AM/FM radio and a CD player. There is whole house U Verse. There is a stone fireplace with gas logs. The dinning room seats six. Table cloths, place mats and napkins are provided.
The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of dishes, glasses,cookware and bake ware. There is a Jenn-Air cooktop and oven. The refrigerator, dish washer, garbage disposal and ice maker are new. There is a toaster oven, mixer, crock pot, toaster, blender and coffee pot. There is a large washer and dryer in the utility room behind the kitchen. There is a ironing board and iron.
The bed room on this floor has a new king sized bed, a reading chair and lamp and a AM/FM clock radio.A bathroom is directly accessible from this bedroom. The bathroom has two doors. One leads to the bedroom and the other opens into the great room. You can close off the door to the great room and have a private bathroom for this bedroom.There is a garden tub here and the sides of the tub are high to accommodate the jets. We have installed a heavy duty grab bar and our older guest say they feel more secure with it.And I for one am glad it's there.
The access to the master bedroom is up a set of free standing stairs. There is another window wall here. You can take in the view while resting in your new king sized bed, The sunrises are spectacular. There are drapes that can be pulled for privacy or if you want to 'sleep in.' There is a flat screen here with all the features as the one downstairs. There is DVD/VCR and a AM/FM clock radio. There are two recliners.
The master bath is big has a very large garden tub and a separate shower. There is a gallery wall featuring pictures of the tile walls at the Terme di Montecatine Span in Italy. Rated PG.
There is a flight of stairs to the lower level. Because we are so high on the mountain the den has the same long range views as on the main floor. There is a flatscreen here with all the features as on the main floor. There is a DVD/VCR. There is a table and chairs here. Great for cards, puzzles, a home office or just somewhere to stash the kids. We have games and puzzles for all ages. I love it when guests tell me how much they enjoyed playing games with their children. Catopoly is a favorite, It's Monopoly except with cats.
There is access to a small deck with an old fashion couples swing. Wildlife is often seen from the swing. We have deer and wild turkeys on the property.Visitors have reported a fox drinking at the bird bath. We are at Cats Pause and saw him twice this summer!! There is a bird feeder on the main level where all the mountain birds and squirrels gather. I try to keep bird seed here but if you run out they like the kind with the nuts and fruits best. Twice I have seen a flock of Indigo Buntings and once a Scarlet Tanager. Hummingbirds abound at the feeders. There is sugar and a receipt for Hummingbird Cocktail in the kitchen. If you make it they will come.
Leo's bedroom is on this floor also. It has a metal canopy queen sized bed. There is a AM/FM clock radio. There is an updated bathroom with a shower and tub. There is a glider/rocker .All the furnishings and carpet on this floor are new as we had a plumbing leak that flooded the whole floor.
Deer and fawns are often seen from the gazebo early mornings and late afternoon. If you are quiet and still sometimes they walk right up too you. We have hung the new hammock near the gazebo making this a real destination. The best way to access this area is down Cats Pause Lane and across the back of the house.
When the day is coming to an end lounge on the large deck on the main level. Ed made the Adirondack chairs and lounger that are here and in the gazebo. In winter we have very high winds. These are heavy enough that they will not blow away. On sunny days in the winter the prow protects the deck and the chairs help you enjoy the outdoors. There is a outside dinning area and a grill under the covered porch. If it rains just pick the table up and put it on the porch.
I know that everyone thinks their mountain home is the best and we are no exception. If you read our guest book you'll see that lots of visitors agree. Be sure to sign it before you leave. Ed and I spend a lot of time keeping Cats Pause comfortable and in good repair. I am on the job making sure it is super clean. If you visit and find there was something you needed that was not there please let us know and we will try to have it for you the next time you visit. Our goal is to have something new and better every time you visit.
You will notice that we have no cleaning fee. All we ask is that you use Cats Pause gently and as if it were your own. Any excess dirt or messes left that require extra cleaning or repair will be charged a cleaning/damage fee.
The theme for Cats Pause is CATS. This will alert you that there is lots of fun cat stuff at Pause. We are sorry we cannot allow live cats to visit. But we hope you will, soon.
It's always Purrfest at Cats Pause
Ed and Mary
Member since: 2015
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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:
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
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 porch.in 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
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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:
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
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
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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
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
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- Dishes & Utensils:
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
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
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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
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
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Pool / Spa
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:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min 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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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.
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: Hi, I'm Mary. My husband Ed and I have been living in Charlotte 22 years. We were transfured 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. It was not an easy thing but things worth having come with a cost 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 Commerse 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
Mountain view from living room A glass wall in Master shows view from your bed
This was taken before the gazebo was built A couples swing is on the lower deck
The dining room is at the other end of the great room.Six comfortable chairs.
A new king bed & bathroom is on the main floor, great for handicapped visitors
Open stairs up to the Master A glass wall allows view Drapes close for privacy
Flat screen with all the extras VCR/DVD AM/FM clock radio Two recliners
Huge garden tub. Pictures are of the tiles at Monticatine Spa in Italy Rated PG
Leo's Room on the lower level Everything on this level is new after water leak
An old fashioned "couples" swing on the lower deck Deer are often seen from here
The view at Cats Pause is ever changing and all seasons have their own beauty
Winter is a good time for hot chocolate by the gas logs in great room fireplace
Easy access parking at the door. Two landing type steps to the main level.
There are three flat screens with HDTV-HBO-Cinimax-Showtime-Stars-UTube-Pandora
The well equipped kitchen puts the cook where the action is and facing the view.
Bath has a spa tub. Two doors in bath can open into bedroom or great room
The view is seen from the new king sized bed Drapes can cover them when you wis
New high end king bed just arrived Two walk in closets
A separate shower. Premium bed and bath linens are provided at no extra charge.
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
Blue Birds and other birds, squirrels, chipmunks, deer and turkey are ofter seen
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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