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Traditional Home, Sleeps 8+, Close to Everything, Great for Mountain Bikers

Brevard, NC, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 Bdr. 3 Baths, 2 Living Areas, 3 porches , locked bike stge. & washing station

Nestled in the tall oaks, box woods, and hydrangeas in a traditional family-friendly neighborhood, the four-bedrooms plus a nursery, three baths, two living areas and three porches will make your stay fun and convenient. Invite the entire family or a group of friends to experience all that Brevard, Transylvania County, and Western NC has to offer. Two flat screen TVs, cable, WIFI, central heat and air, fully equipped kitchen, upstairs refreshment center, washer/ dryer and plenty of off-street parking makes our home an ideal spot for your family get-together. The large front porch has rockers and porch swing for morning coffee... or ... grab some afternoon sun and watch white squirrels play from the back deck or upstairs porch. For mountain bikers, there is a separate building for safe bike storage as well as a washing station.

Our home is located less than 5 minutes from Brevard Music Center and Brevard College with the Porter Center that hosts many world renowned artists as well as local talent. There are many other local venues hosting local and regional musicians. We are within a very short drive to Brevard’s favorite restaurants and shops.

We are close to Pisgah National Forest, Sliding Rock, Dupont State Park, Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute), the Cradle of Forestry, Flat Rock Playhouse, the Carl Sandburg home, Biltmore House, Tryon Equestrian Center. and many other area attractions. More than a dozen summer camps are located with a short drive.

We are less than an hour from Asheville, 2 hours from Charlotte, 2.5 hours from Columbia, SC, 3 hrs. from Atlanta, and 4 hours from Charleston. It’s a perfect weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come relax and rejuvenate in the clean air of the mountains and enjoy all that this home has to offer.


Charles Merrill

Member Since 2016
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Charles Merrill

Both my wife and I were born in Transylvania County. We have recently retired and enjoy travel, family, and volunteering. I served on the Brevard Fire Dept. for almost 40 years and just recently "hung up my fire gear" too. We have two sons and three grandchildren who also live in Brevard. We love Brevard and believe you will too. We'll do everything we can to make your stay a time you'll always remember.

Charles Merrill purchased this House in 1940

Why Charles Merrill chose Catheys Creek

This was my parents' home and I grew up here. In the early 1900s it was home and office to a local dentist. My parents, Riley and Marge, bought it from the Loftis family around 1940. They loved to open it to friends and family and because they loved it, we decided to make it available to visitors to the area. Furnishings include several family antiques including a pump organ once owned by my grandmother, a radio that I remember sitting in front of and listening to old radio programs as a child, and furniture made by my uncle. We live next door so we will be available to help make your stay as pleasant as possible.

What makes this House unique

We are less than a mile from the town square, Brevard Music Center, Camp Illahee, and Keystone Camp. There's plenty of parking along with a locked building for bike and equipment storage and a bike washing station. We can host a large family gathering or a group of friends who just want to explore Brevard and the surrounding area.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom with on-suite accessible bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 baby crib
      • Two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Claw-foot tub

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Linens and towels provided.
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        Two living rooms - one downstairs, one upstairs
                      • Parking
                        Parking for up to 4 vehicles Plenty of room for bikes
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            In both main kitchen and upstairs refreshment center
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            dishes, pots, pans,
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                            In both main kitchen and upstairs refreshment center
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt, pepper, some spices, coffee and variety of tea. Bottled water.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                High chair available upon request
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Red Box within 1/2 mile
                                  • Games
                                    Board games, checkers, chess Corn hole boards Horseshoes
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    TVs in both living rooms
                                  • Video Library
                                    Children's videos


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The is a side deck off the dining room and side yard.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Corn hole boards Horseshoes Sitting area - fountain
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal grill available


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Franklin Park is a mile from our home and includes a large swimming pool and a children's wading pool. Franklin Park also has a large play ground.


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: Flexible

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                9 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Special home in a great community.

                                                                MELODY B.Marietta GA

                                                                We were in Brevard for a wedding and loved staying in My Carolina home. We were greeted with water bottles, bagels and cream cheese in the fridge! Loved the family history.

                                                                Perfect large home for a crowd!!

                                                                Shannon I.

                                                                My entire family was in town for my wedding and this house could not have been more perfect!!! Tons of space! Gorgeous setting and so close to the city center! We all enjoyed this gem!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you and hope you'll think of us again on your next trip to Brevard.

                                                                Weekend in the mountains

                                                                Patricia G.

                                                                We had the best time. Charles was a wonderful host! Pumpkin bread, and fruit awaited us. There were 8 of us up for a music concert and the setting at the house was perfect. We enjoyed the beautiful yard, patio, porches, etc and plenty of space for all. We headed to the cradle of forestry for a great hike. We do want to make this an annual event. Thank you Charles.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you had a great weekend. Come again, you're always welcome.

                                                                Charles and Kathy

                                                                Perfect family getaway!

                                                                thomasyork sc

                                                                A perfect location with wonderful owners. They baked us a cake and had fresh flowers for us- above and beyond. Highly recommended for your next family adventure to the NC mountains.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words. Please come again!

                                                                Perfect house for mountain bikers!

                                                                Andy h.

                                                                Great "old" farm house! We had 8 mountain bikers stay for two nights and it was perfect. The home made pumpkin bread that awaited us said it all! The bike was was awesome. We will be staying again. Thanks for being such great host. Andy

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for the kind words. It's easy to be a great host to such nice guests. Come again. Charles

                                                                Wonderful Old Home

                                                                Todd S.Raleigh, North Carolina

                                                                This is a fine old home in a wonderful location. Mr. Merrill lives close by and welcomed us to the home upon our arrival but did not appear again until our departure. All was as represented and the grounds were impeccable. This was essentially a bed and breakfast experience - for those looking to stay in a antiseptic contemporary hotel environment, this is not for you. Nice touches were chilled bottled waters upstairs and downstairs, fresh fruit and homemade baked banana bread available upon arrival. Home had fine quality and powrful central air conditioning, although it was basically unnecessary. Wonderful front porch. Only slight quibble, which is totally understandable given the age of this home, was with the water pressure in the showers, thus the reduction one star. Having said that, our stay was convenient and restful. Would stay here again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words and for your suggestion. I'll get it taken care of before our next guests arrive. Hope to see you again.


                                                                Brevard, NC, USA

                                                                Our home is centrally located for attractions in Western North Carolina. Brevard has so much to offer visitors. Our home is less than one mile from Bracken Mountain Preserve, Brevard Music Center, Brevard College and summer camps. The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is less than one hour away and plans are underway to view the eclipse this summer. We are just an hour from Cherokee, NC with Harrah's Casino; Tryon, NC and the Tryon International Equestrian Center; Asheville, NC with its eclectic social scene, "Beer City" atmosphere and Biltmore House; and Hendersonville with Flat Rock Playhouse and the Carl Sandburg home. There are over 22 golf courses within an hour's drive and hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest. There are over 250 waterfalls in the area including Whitewater Falls, the highest waterfall in the eastern US. You can float the French Broad River, ride horses in the forest, go rock climbing, enjoy Sliding Rock, or just explore the mountains. Our home is in the middle of it all. Come and enjoy!

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