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
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Mountain view, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating
Patricia or George Heinemann
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Cute and cozy by the waters edge
This is the 4th time we’ve been to lake watauga and our absolute favorite! We loved the private dock where we could keep our boat tied up without others walking around it, fishing from the dock and the closed in porch that our pup loved to lounge on! The cabin is so cozy but just the perfect size for us. The kitchen was well stocked with all the supplies you could need to make a meal. The bed was super comfy and we loved having our own reading lights! They really thought of the little things!! Pat and George have been a pleasure to deal with and thought of every little detail including a s’mores kit, setting up the fire pit for us, and popcorn! We had so much fun we’ve already been checking the calendar to see when we can come back! Can’t wait to make it to Catfish Cottage again soon!!
There was nothing about this cottage and view that we didn’t love.
Catfish Cottage was neat, and beautiful.
It was the perfect get away!!
The place was spotless, the view was amazing. We will Def be back.
Great cabin, all the comforts of home!
Great place, very clean, comfortable and cozy. So nice relaxing on the porch and eating breakfast overlooking the lake. Very quiet and peaceful. Will definitely go back!
Clean, close to the water, great fenced porch. Our well behaved dog was allowed. Private dock
Charming and beautifully appointed
Gorgeous porch overlooking mountain lake. Owners provide thoughtful treats to make you feel pampered.
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