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Rustic Log Cabin With Updated Modern Features

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

First Cabin Constructed On Cattail Mountain 1932

Let yourself be surrounded by tumbling, white, waterfalls. Sit back and rock on your front porch as you watch the sun rise over the mountain. Then amble down to the rolling water and sit on a sheltered multi-level deck and watch the trout. Enjoy your rock fireplace, stereo, high definition TV, Wi-Fi, as you plan your day, which could include... A trip to quaint Burnsville to antique and specialty shops, then on to Asheville to enjoy "life". Return home to an updated kitchen, or grill out, or build a fire in your fire pit. You can then enjoy soaking in your claw foot tub with a glass of wine. When the day is over sink into your queen sized bed and listen to the rain on your tin roof. Before you leave you can wash, dry and iron you clothes for the trip... or not!

Sandra Childs
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sandra Childs

I live in Asheboro, NC which takes me about 3 1/2 hours to reach the cabin. I own an antique shop hence the antiques in the cabin. I have two grown children and four grandchildren all of which love to spend time on the mountain. My son hunts and four wheels, my daughter reads, rocks, shops, drinks wine and smiles a lot. This smile is due to the fact that all four grandchildren dash to the water and we only hear laughter for hours.

Sandra Childs purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Sandra Childs chose Cattail Creek

I fell in love the moment I saw this little cabin and I love the history that comes with it. This cabin and the one next door were the first to be built on the mountain. It is small but it suits it to be so. The cabin is warm and welcoming. In mild weather I stay outside to enjoy my plants, the fire pit, the porch, the view up the water from the deck. I am here most often by myself but I am never lonely. It is home...

What makes this cabin unique

Once you make my cabin your home (for whatever period of time) you will understand the feeling of peace and comfort. Sign the porch ceiling and leave a bit of you behind. Also there is a journal that you are welcome to share your experience, whatever it may be...


Cattail Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon Cancellation any processing charges and taxes that have already been paid by owner will be reimbursed to owner and withheld from refund
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Claw foot tub with shower. Towels & washcloths supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds. There is clothing storage in both bedrooms. Linens supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Check In 1:00 Check Out : 11:00


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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Rustic Log Cabin With Updated Modern Features
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 reviews
Johnsonville, South Carolina

Child’s Play was the perfect cabin for our weekend get-away. It is so quaint and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream. It is situated on the shady side of the mountain so it still had snow when other areas had thawed. It is conveniently located near area attractions like Mt. Mitchell, Crabtree Falls and Linville Falls.

The log walls give it a classic cabin atmosphere and the owners have done an excellent job of decorating to make you feel cozy and at home. We were here in January, but can’t wait to go back in warmer weather to enjoy the covered deck and hammock located right next to the rushing stream.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you and Mike as guests. Thank you for the thoughtful gift. I found it this weekend when I had a chance to go to the cabin and like you I experienced a beautiful snow. Please come back anytime and enjoy any of the other seasons and the cabin...they are all special.
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the ideal for a weekend getaway. It was cozy, quiet, and truly away from it all. The other cabins around did not have renters but we met some locals and a neighbor, all very, very nice. As the listing notes, Sandra has everything that you need there at the cabin to just sit back and relax, just bring your clothes and food. We cooked all of our meals in and had everything that we needed to do so right at our fingertips. The hammock and outdoor deck near the stream are relaxation at its best, though it was a bit cold to actually get in the creek. It did rain during out time, so we were unable to use the fire pit, but really enjoyed the rain on the tin roof as we relaxed and rocked on the front rockers with coffee. The fire logs in the den area keep this cabin heated perfectly. We did not have to use the bedroom unit in the back and the temperature was in the 30's during our stay. Sandra also has maintenance available for anything that you need and she leaves his number for you. Do not hesitate to call Paul, as he is absolutely top notch. Prompt, professional, and the nicest guy you could ever meet. If you are looking for a weekend away then this cabin is the one. I will add that above and beyond the actual beauty of the property, and the indoor/outdoor space, the customer service that we received while there directly with Sandra and Paul on our needs, made the visit worth so much more. Beautiful cabin, grounds, location, staff and owner. Sandra covers it all... We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! It is guests like you that enjoy the cabin and take the time to share your experience that make it all worthwhile. Thank you for your kind words and please come back anytime to enjoy the water and the fire pit
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Beautiful cabin and setting

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is very cute and clean. Wonderful place to stay while visiting the mountains

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Cozy little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Child's Play! It's a comfy little cabin, perfect for the 2 of us. It would really be great in the summertime, with the huge deck by the rushing creek waters!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are correct, it is wonderful in the summer. Come on back and enjoy being outdoors more. You are always welcome!
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Adorable, cozy, quaint and refreshing.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had an excellent time in Sandra's cabin. The size isn't necessarily expansive, but she makes great use of the space. The temperature outside sunk to single digits, yet the fireplace and heater kept us beyond comfortable. For those expecting a 3000 sq foot, post-modern, Aspen style cabin should look elsewhere, and expect to spend 7 times as much. For the price, this cabin was an excellent value. We had a small issue with the fireplace the third night, and Sandra's handyman Paul was at the house within minutes. Literally minutes. I have received slower service in pricy boutique hotels in South Beach. Overall I would highly recommend this location for couples or small families. Full disclosure, there is no door between the guest rooms. This was not an issue for our little family, but some may require a little more privacy. Especially those with teenagers. In summation, this place is a steal for its quiet atmosphere, creekside location, and phenomenal customer service. Thanks Sandra!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and I am so pleased that you found the cabin as wonderful as I do. I solved the privacy problem this weekend. I had Paul build and install new sliding barn doors between the living room and the bedrooms . He also installed one between the bedrooms. As you can imagine he did a wonderful job and they are beautiful. Now my guests have all the privacy they desire. Please come back anytime. It was wonderful having you and your family as guests.
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway. Very relaxing, peaceful and beautiful scenery. Sandra was super nice and was easy to get ahold of if we ever needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Daniel, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and you are welcome anytime. Come back when you can spend “warm “ time down at the waterfalls.
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Car: necessary

Asheville - Biltmore Estate

Beautiful Scenic Drive to TN

Spruce Pine - Shopping and dining

Mt.Mitchell - Hiking, Scenic Drive, Golf

Burnsville - Shopping, Dining, Music, Festivals, Movie Theatre, Wine Tasting




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.75%

If cancellation occurs within the agreed time frame either a 100% or 50% refund will be returned according to when cancellation is made. If the state and occupancy taxes have already been paid by the owner these taxes will be withheld to compensate the owner for the taxes that have been paid for this reservation. Taxes are paid on the 1st of each month.

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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