RESCHEDULING IS AVAILABLE AS CALENDAR DICTATES. Catfish Cottage is a waterfront vacation rental which provides beautiful mountain views depicting all seasons! A private dock, for use by renters only, is a place where you can either dock your personal watercraft, use the canoe or fishing kayak provided, or a pontoon can be rented from nearby Fish Springs Marina or Lake Shore Marina. The Watauga River flows into Lake Watauga just a few hundred yards from Catfish Cottage which enables adventurers to kayak or canoe up the river for quite a distance. As of 6/18, the lake is a little higher than it's normal summer level which allows canoers/kayakers to go completely up the Watauga River to the rapids! The water level is controlled by the TVA (Tennessee Valley Auhority). The depth around our dock is about 15' at full pool. Fishing is great in Lake Watauga, and a license, if needed, is obtainable less than two miles away at Dry Run Grocery and Diner. They are also the closest for getting those "forgot to get" items. Ready for another adventure? Walk, hike, bike or drive just a little over a mile away to the Lake Watauga Winery which is in an old restored schoolhouse and hear Linda tell the story of all the ghosts they have encountered since they bought the property! Mountain City is only 16 miles from Catfish Cottage. It's an easy route to two major grocery stores. From Mountain City, it's another 17 miles to the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA traveling on Hwy. 91 or in the opposite direction, you can travel to Boone or Blowing Rock, NC on Hwy. 421 from Mtn. City. Or, leaving the cottage and going through Prioneer Landing to Hwy. 321, it's 16 miles to the outskirts of Boone and then on to Linville, Blowing Rock, etc. The Bristol Race Track is about 40 miles from the cottage. Lots to do from this location. Or, simply stay at the cottage and relax. This is a NON-SMOKING vacation rental. WIFI is available as well as a phone which is through the internet (VOIP). DISH TV is in the cottage as well as several DVD's. HORSEBACK RIDING on nearby Roan Mountain - see pictures. BIKE RIDING either in nearby Hampton TN or the world-known VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL! What adventures there are to be had! Dogs are CONSIDERED ($25 separate cleaning fee).
- Cottage420 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Mountain view, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating
Patricia or George Heinemann
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 16, 2018
About Patricia or George Heinemann
We are an older couple who fell in love with the location of Catfish Cottage. We kept the name that was on the cottage, but almost everything else has been updated (totally inside).
Patricia or George Heinemann purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Patricia or George Heinemann chose Butler
Location, location, location
What makes this Cottage unique
It is at the intersection of the Watauga River which flows from Boone, NC and the lake. In the winter, out front of the cottage is a natural spring which when the lake is iced over, there is a circle of unfrozen water where the spring is. Kayaking and/or canoeing up the river is an adventure or just going for an evening canoe ride out in the lake. Pontoon, kayak and jet ski rentals are available from either Fish Spring Marina or Lake Shore Marina in Butler, TN
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely Quiet Cottage with Amazing Views
I would highly recommend this place to anyone. The owners go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay.
We enjoyed our stay here very much and hope to return soon. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We spent our evenings fishing and enjoying the fire pit. It was very peaceful and a great place to unplug. Beautiful scenery and coffee on the porch, overlooking the lake, was my favorite thing to do!
Great place to stay!
The Catfish Cottage is wonderful pet-friendly place to stay right on the shores of Watauga Lake. The owners' attention to detail was obvious both inside and out. Everything we and our dog needed, and then some, was provided, even the makings for smores. We highly recommend this rental property and hope to enjoy it again very soon. Pat and George, thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation property!
Cozy and relaxing
Beautiful, cozy, quiet, relaxing...Everything you need for a wonderful vacation.
Perfect! Cabin is comfortable and very well appointed. So much attention to detail. Lake of course is beautiful. It was quiet and water still warm. Just rent it!
One of the nicest places I've ever stayed. Clean and well stocked with everything you will need inside and out.
Seasonally...Doe River Gorge Christian Retreat..camping..overnighting in train cars...Summer Saturdays are set aside for family...lake...many activities located in Hampton, TN just about 30 mins away from Catfish Cottage. There are several festivals during the year in Erwin, TN; Mountain City, TN Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC and Banner Elk, NC
Art in the Park every 2 weekends in Blowing Rock.
Farmer's Market in Mountain City every Sat. beginning April thru Oct. 9-12
Parking is limited to no more than 2 regular size vehicles. Additional parking is along the road. The driveway is short but steep -- highly recommend backing down unless you have AWD or 4wd as there is NO TURNAROUND. Cancellation Policy: NO CANCELLATION -- GUESTS CAN RESCHEDULE AS CALENDAR DICTATES Guests must be TRUTHFUL AND FORTHCOMINGl about type (s) of dogs they wish to bring.