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).
Mountain view, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating
Patricia or George Heinemann
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 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
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful views and cute cottage
Great little cottage. Very peaceful for our Thanksgiving stay. Well stocked and comfortable for 2 of us and our dog.
Nicest, cleanest property we have stayed in!
Owners are the best! They go above and beyond to care for their guests! Beautiful spot right on the lake. I would like to say I hated it so it would always be available. It was a rainy cool November week when we were there and I still loved it! Many thanks to Pat and George.
the view is beautiful and the cottage looks story book beautiful, inside and out! the owners take great pride, obviously, in maintaining this hidden gem. we have stayed at several different locations in the tennessee area and the catfish cottage has been the best!! i am a southerner and it was very nice to be treated with southern charm and hospitality...something that is becoming a rarity...2 thumbs up
Thank you for the very flattering review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make every guest satisfied with their choice. Pat & George
Cottage was amazing, the view was awesome the cabin was furnished very nice with everything you would need. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to return again sometime
The cabin was very clean and comfortable. We took a canoe trip up to the river and had the thrill of seeing two bald eagles in flight! The huge deck, fire pit by the lake, incredible views, and cozy cabin made our weekend perfect!
Well planned, immaculate, has all that we needed plus thoughtful extras.
We have stayed 4 time and plan to continue to come twice a year. The best of vacations for us. The comfy house, the proximity to the lake, the well up kept dock, the canoe and kayak - it is just perfect. It’s special even when raining, hearing it patter on the roof and having the porch to enjoy outside whatever the weather!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.