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Boone/BR- Spring Rates--HUGE view-fireplace-spa tub-2 decks-covered porch-gazebo

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2K/1Q suites- High Speed WIFI-HDTVPremiumDish-Private Setting-Gas Grill-

Cats Pause is a special destination that you can call home while visiting the beautiful Blew Ridge Mountain area. The prow shaped great room has 2+walls of windows with huge long and wide layered views.

There is a well equipped Kitchen Aid kitchen facing the view, fireplace, flat screen TV, dinning room and a king suite all on this first floor.

The master suit is up a flight of free standing stairs and has a glass wall so you can see the view without getting out of bed. The remodeled bath has a large garden tub and walk in shower.

The third bedroom, Leo's Room, is on the lower level. There is a queen bed with a metal canopy. This bathroom has been redone and has a tub and shower.

This level has a large den with TV and a table with chairs. A great place to stash the kids or for a home office. There is a deck on this floor with an old fashioned swing. Wildlife is often seen from here. We have deer, turkey and lots of birds. We also have a fox who puts in an occasional appearance.

There are 3 flat screen TVs with Choice Extra HDTV, HBO, Stars, Cinimax, Showtime Regional Sports and On Demand. There are 80 music stations that are filtered through a premium sound bar. You can watch different shows on each TV. There are DVR/DVD, CD players and clock radios in each bedroom. There is a Humming Bird feeder, a bird bath and seed feeder. We provide seed and sugar to make Humming Bird Cocktails.

The home is comfortably furnished, well maintained and extra clean. There is no cleaning fee unless there is extra mess or repairs needed. Although the change over day is Saturday and we like to have check in at 3:00 and checkout at 11:00 sometimes we can offer flexibility. If you have a request let us know and we will see if it's possible for your dates.

We hope you will visit us soon.

It's Always Purrfect At Cats Pause,

Warm Regards,

Ed and Mary

More Details

Mary Louise Parks
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Mary Louise Parks


I'm Mary. My husband Ed and I have been living in Charlotte 22 years. We were transferred here with Ed's job. We loved it so much that when they wanted us to move he found another job. We actually built Cats Pause with lots of hands on work.

I am a quilter and the Quilt Block that is on the front of the house is called Puss in the Corner. Ed gave it to me for Christmas last year an I knew right away where it needed to live.

I love to cook and visit with friends so the kitchen reflects that. We don't just have just the basics but lots of things that make every meal fun.

I am a reader, especially of cat themed books so we keep lots of books, games, cards and puzzles for guests of every age.

My favorite place to read is in a hammock. We have purchased one and I am going up next week to hang it.

My very favorite thing is cats. I love shopping for new fun cat stuff. Rainy day activities for kids can include counting how many cats they can find at Cats Pause.

I used to think I wanted a Bed and Breakfast but now I know I like to give guest a nice, well equipped kitchen and let you cook your own breakfast. That way I can sleep in!

I almost always come up from Charlotte to get everything ready for you. We have lots of return visitors and folks who come every year. They have become friends as well as customers.You may find me there getting ready for your arrival. I look forward to meeting you.

It's Always Purrfect A Cats Pause.

Warm Regards.


Mary Louise Parks purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Mary Louise Parks chose Panorama Estates

Ed and I used to own three log homes. You may have stayed with us before. Our first one was named Parks Place. It was in Misty Mountain. It was decorated with a duck theme. The second was Utter Delight it was in Heritage Ridge about a mile from Pause. You just have to know it was done in cows!! One day as I was driving to Utter Delight I saw that there was a lot for sale on Buff Ridge Rd. I couldn't believe my eyes. Why would anyone sell a lot with the most beautiful lot in the world? But they did and after much hard work and many adventures it became Cats Pause. Pictures can not do the view justice. Any time of the year you can enjoy the serene sounds of the wind through the trees and the the view from inside or outside. We even had the deck lowered so it would not interfere with the view from the main floor. As we are not as young as we once were we sold Parks Place and Utter Delight to concentrate on Cats Pause.

What makes this cabin unique

Cats Pause is at the end of a private road that is shared with three other homes. Guests say it is in the middle of everything and away from everything. There is almost always a cool breeze coming from the valley. Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is less than a mile away. The parkway takes you to lots of wonderful places. Blowing Rock is about 15 min if you hurry but don't. There are three wonderful overlooks that need to be seen before you get to BR. If there is a storm in the valley it is a must see. Blowing Rock has loads of restaurants, shops a great museum and don't miss the Tanner Outlet Mall. Art In The Park is a juried art and craft show in the BR Park and all these wonderful things are for sale. Check the Chamber Of Commerce for current dates.

If you want an active vacation we have skiing, whitewater rafting, numerous hiking trails for every skill levels, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, fishing , mountain biking & ziplining . We have information about all of these at Pause.

Take the Parkway north to Grandfather Mountain. Enjoy picnicking, the mile high swinging bridge, a native wildlife area, gift shop and a underwater observation area.

Boone is about 15 minutes the other way. It is a busy collage town. All the big box stores are here and all your fast food favorites. All the big grocery stores plus the summer farmers market. It shares the Daniel Boone Native Garden with The Living History Museum where The Horn in the West, a live performance of historical events is performed in the Summer. There are tons of great things to do a little further out and they are worth the drive. Grandfather Mountain is about 35min on the Blue Ridge Parkway and getting there is half the fun in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Roll the windows down and smell the fresh mountain air.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Panorama Estates in Boone

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Leo's Bathroom has been recently updated
    Hummingbird bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower is walk in with a grab bar and inshower seat.
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large jetted spa tub/ seperate showe/gallery wall Rated X
  • All the bathrooms have heaters to make your bathing experience a pleasurable one. We provide large fluffy towels. There is a 60 gallon gas water heater on the lower level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New bed-glass wall facing view-large spa tub-walk in shower
    Hummingbird suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New king bed-remodeled-private bath-tile walk in shower
    Leo's Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen metal canopy bed-upbated bathroom with shower and tub
  • All beds are new and have memory foam pads. The house was designed to have a bedroom and bathroom on each floor to offer privacy to three people or three couples There is also a flat screen TV on each floor. The master suite has two recliners and 34inch large flat screen TV. There is a glass wall so you can lay in your bed and enjoy the view.There are drapes you can pull if you want privacy or to sleep in. Quality bed and bath linens are provided. The Hummingbird Suite has a reading chair with good light and a clock radio.This bedroom got new carpet last year. There is private access to a bathroom with a spa tub. There are two doors to this bathroon. It can be accessed from the greatroom or that door can be closed making it a private bath for the bedroom.. Leo's Bedroom on the lower level has a gliding rocker. A metal canopy queen size bed. It was a full private bath with a tub.. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans with lights.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is not your average rental. It's special. It's like visiting a friend. We have visitors who come to Cats Pause year after year. If you visit you'll see why.The three beautiful well appointed bedroom/bathrooms make this an inexpensive way for a family to enjoy a great vacation together that will not break bank. Having access to a well equipped kitchen and have some meals in gives extra money to do some of the never ending assortment of things to share together. The central location makes Cats Pause within driving distance from several states. Come stay with us. We know you will enjoy it and come back over and over.


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average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Cats pause was a lovely and very relaxing. Two days of light snow was just what the Floridians ordered. Hiking close by. The cabin was plenty big for a large family, but was certainly enjoyable for just two. The amenities were complete. Pots and pans in great condition if you enjoy cooking which I do. The family of deer which seemed to be around almost everyday made our stay complete. The cabin was very clean which really makes a difference. No complaints here. Enjoy

The Vasil's

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue and Don, I glad you enjoyed your visit. As you mentioned Cats Pause has space for a group but feels cozy for two. I'm glad the deer showed up for you. I have never heard of them coming on the porch! They must have really liked you. I'm glad the kitchen was good for the Foodie in you. While I was shopping last week I bought a food processer. I think we needed one. Thanks for being such neat guest. You made my job easy. Warm Regards, Mary
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Little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a home away from home and we can't wait to make time to go back. The owners are simply lovely to work with and very accommodating. The location is perfect... 10 mins from the town Blowing Rock and 10 mins from Boone. The property is down the road from the base of Appalacian Ski (great bunny slope), and the main road (Blue Ridge Parkway leads into wonderland of woods with great hiking and fishing. We enjoyed the following activities during our week: Gem mining, skiing, visiting the Lineville Caverns, hiking, fishing, snow tubing and relaxing by the fire! The master room upstairs features a GIANT jetted tub that our family enjoyed. Hands down... this is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC, USA

We've been staying here for more than 20 years.

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to beat Cats Pause as a mountain vacation retreat. It has an excellent location; close enough to Boone and Blowing Rock to make trips quick and easy; yet, when you are in the cabin it feels as though you're alone in the wilderness, with a fantastic view. That's a great combination! When you add to that such a warm, comfortable, friendly, fully equipped inside, it's easy to see why Cats Pause has been our favorite for so many years. BTW, Mary (the owner) keeps making the place better and better every year!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the stars and being such a neat guest. Visitors like you make renting our home stress free. Thanks for booking early. Your week in Fall Color Season is reserved. Warm Regards, Mary
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cats Pause over the Christmas holiday! It was relaxing, beautiful and so very clean (a huge plus for us).

The view is amazing! There is nothing more perfect than waking up to floor to ceiling windows of the mountains. Everyday was picture perfect, even our one day of rain and clouds! We got to enjoy sun and snow too, which makes for a great vacation for us Floridians.

Mary, the owner, is a delight. Though we didn’t meet her in person, she makes you feel like family rather than a guest. She’s thought of everything possible to make this cabin feel like home.

We will definitely will be back! Our boys thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rey, I'm so glad everyone felt like family. When that happens I know I'm doing my job. I look forward to welcoming you again. Wishing you all a happy, healthy 2018. Warm Regards, Mary
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New Jersey

Great mountain experience!

  • 5 of 5

Alan K

I greatly look forward to visiting Cats Pause every summer. My friends and I eat our meals on the deck-so we can enjoy the terrific view. It has become a tradition we cherish. Thank you, Mary!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan, We always look forward to your visit. Great visitors like you make our job easy. See you in July. Warm Regards, Mary
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Beautiful cabin overlooking mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here over Thanksgiving! We love the cabin, location, view and play area. The owners are fantastic to deal with and place is cozy and clean. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelly, I'm glad your family had a good visit. I'm always happy when kids confirm there is a backyard to play in! I wish you Happy Holidays and look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Mary
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Boone/Blowing Rock
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Blowing Rock and Boone
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Applachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

There is a book at Cats Pause that gives a wealth of information about the history of the area and the people who made it happen. There is information on golf, hiking, tennis, white water rafting, swimming, fishing, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, dinning, shopping and exploring. The phone numbers, hours of operation and costs are given. There is a basket of information from the local attractions in the great room. I have just come from the High Country Visitors and have up to date information regarding whats happening now. It is waiting for you at Cats Pause.

No visit is complete without a visit to Grandfather Mountain. The views are outstanding. There are wildlife viewing areas for Black Bear. Each enclosure has information signs giving all the information about them. Any time we have been there several bears are out doing bear things. It is easy to get great photos. There are eagles and a Carolina Mountain Lion. There is an Otter habitat where you can watch the Otters under water. There is a welcome center with displays of local birds and plants. There is a movie theatre with films about our area. There is a gift shop and restaurant. The mile high swinging bridge is not as scary as it sounds and offers out of this world views. Well worth the drive. Use the Blew Ridge Parkway. Stop at the viewing spots and getting there is half the fun.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Panorama Estates, High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Reduced Winter Rates
5 Jan 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Tax Rate 12.75%

We have an off season rate Jan 5 through May 19 of $994 per week. We do not allow pets for any rental shorter than a month. Cats Pause is available to rent to families and persons over the age of 21. No large groups or parties are allowed. There is a no smoking policy inside the house. If someone in your party smokes they must do it outside and dispose of smoking materials properly. There is no trash pick up at Cats Pause. Trash must be taken to the container site. Guest may leave a small bag of trash on the day they check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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