|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Cats Pause is a spacious log cabin close to all the areas attractions. It is accessed by paved roads and has plenty of paved parking right at the door. Access to the home is one very small step up.
Incredible long range, layered views can be seen from every room. The prow shaped home has a 2 story+ wall of windows. The deck has been lowered so it does not interfier with the view from inside. The far mountains are in Virginia.
The master suite has a glass wall so you can enjoy the view without getting out of bed. The newly remodeled master bath has a tile walk in shower and large spa tub.
The main floor suite has been remodeled with tile and granite with a walk in shower and a new king sized bed.
The lower floor has been completely remodeled. There is a large den with TV and a table with chairs. Great stashing the kids or a home office.The suite on this floor has a tub/shower and a new queen sized canopy bed.
Premium bed/bath linens are provided at no extra.
The well equiped kitchen has new Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances. It faces the greatroom and the view so the chef in where the action is. There is a bar with stools.
Spacious decks, a covered porch and a gazebo have outdoor furniture and a gas grill for outdoor dinning.
There is WiFi High Speed Internet. There are three flatscreen TVs. We have HDTV, HBO, Cinamax, Starz and Movies on Demand on all of them. Games, books, puzzles, and videos for all ages. There is a flat backyard for playing. Wild life is often seen here. Deer, turkeys, lots of birds and we have seen a fox several times. 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. Its a special destination that you can call your home in the mountains and we hope you will visit us soon.
I'm Mary. My husband Ed and I have been living in Charlotte 22 years. We were transfered 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..
Mary Louise Parks purchased this cabin in 1992
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.
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 Commerse 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 all are worth the ride. Getting there is half the fun in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,
First Impressions are very important, and Cat's Pause fulfilled every expectation we had. The attention to detail, communication and advice from Mary made our stay a Cats Pause a delightful one. We felt so much at home there, that by the end we did not wanted to leave. Looking forward coming back to our 2nd home this summer.
Our stay at CATs Pause was wonderful. Mary Louise was super accommodating and has an amazing house to share. The views were amazing, lots of area for the kids to play and explore and great location in Boone and very close to Blowing Rock. The place was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again, we loved it! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing place! -Kelly 11/26/16
Cats Pause was truly a wonderful experience for us. There was absolutely nothing we lacked as far as creature comforts. The owners informed us that nothing was to great or to small to ask for if we needed it (we lacked nothing). The views were spectacular, especially waking up to the view from the upstairs master bedroom. We have vacationed numerous places in different regions of the North Carolina mountains and stayed in really nice places, but Cats Pause stole our hearts. We definitely will return to this beautiful retreat. We highly recommend Cats Pause, our only complaint was the week went by way too fast, wish we could have stayed longer!
Jeff & Linda
Cat's Pause is a wonderful property, that offers a beautiful mountain view. The kitchen is large and well equipped and the deck and covered porches expand the living space and provide lovely places to relax or entertain. The location, between Blowing Rock and Boone, provides easy access to restaurants, shopping and nearby attractions, The home is in a private location, but it is not isolated.We have rented this house for many years, and find the owners to be very accommodating and hospitable. This is an outstanding vacation home where we have made many special memories!
Great time in a great house in the mountains! I recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the mountains!
Cats Pause is a lovely mountain home with beautiful views. The property is well-maintained. The owner is continually updating and I am always delighted to spot something new. This year there was a hammock available as well as a new bench on the porch. The owner strives to assure that guests feel welcome and provides excellent customer service. Little touches like having bird seed available for the bird feeder and enough coffee filters to get you started are a part of the great customer service.
When in the area we enjoy hiking, visiting local artist studios, the blue ridge parkway, and local events. In addition our adult sons enjoy rock climbing.
We highly recommend Cats Pause for a relaxing vacation.
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 the fliers 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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£399|
We have a special rate of $2250 for guest staying two weeks. We have an off season rate Jan 4 through May 2 of $1050. 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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.