Let yourself be surrounded by tumbling, white, waterfalls. Open the windows to "God's Air Conditioning". The cool air and ceiling fans in each room keep the cabin comfortable in the warmer months. Sit back and rock on your front porch as you watch the sun rise over the mountain. Then amble down to the rolling water and sit on a sheltered multi-level deck and watch the trout. Enjoy your rock fireplace, stereo, high definition TV, Wi-Fi, as you plan your day, which could include... A trip to quaint Burnsville to antique and specialty shops, then on to Asheville to enjoy "life". Return home to an updated kitchen, or grill out, or build a fire in your fire pit. You can then enjoy soaking in your claw foot tub with a glass of wine. When the day is over sink into your queen sized bed and listen to the rain on your tin roof. Before you leave you can wash, dry and iron you clothes for the trip... or not!
First Cabin Constructed On Cattail Mountain 1932
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 26, 2019
About Sandra Childs
I live in Asheboro, NC which takes me about 3 1/2 hours to reach the cabin. I own an antique shop hence the antiques in the cabin. I have two grown children and four grandchildren all of which love to spend time on the mountain. My son hunts and four wheels, my daughter reads, rocks, shops, drinks wine and smiles a lot. This smile is due to the fact that all four grandchildren dash to the water and we only hear laughter for hours.
Sandra Childs purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Sandra Childs chose Cattail Creek
I fell in love the moment I saw this little cabin and I love the history that comes with it. This cabin and the one next door were the first to be built on the mountain. It is small but it suits it to be so. The cabin is warm and welcoming. In mild weather I stay outside to enjoy my plants, the fire pit, the porch, the view up the water from the deck. I am here most often by myself but I am never lonely. It is home...
What makes this Cabin unique
Once you make my cabin your home (for whatever period of time) you will understand the feeling of peace and comfort. Sign the porch ceiling and leave a bit of you behind. Also there is a journal that you are welcome to share your experience, whatever it may be...
Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything about the cabin was amazing. My toddler spent a lot of time at the water even though it was cold. She and the dog had a blast running through the water and up and down the entire property. There’s so much room outside to get some energy out. It’s also so quiet and peaceful! I slept the best on the rainy nights because of the noise it made with the cabin and the creek outside. The cabin itself was so cozy and better than being at home. And the caretaker was so nice and came to check in on us when it started snowing. I spent the entire time that I was in the cabin just trying to picture how it looked decades ago before remodels (even though it’s still rustic and beautiful). Thank you so much! We will definitely be back. (I wrote a lot more in the journal... I don’t type fast on my phone . )
I am so pleased that you enjoyed the cabin and the creek. That creek must have been freezing but children and dogs don’t seem to care. Please come back anytime. I also would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Like coming home.
This is our second stay at Child's Play (see January 2019 review). We had missed the magical peacefulness of this place since our December 2018 stay ended, and it felt just like coming home as soon as we walked back through the door. We will be homesick until our next return.
Ronn & Chris
You are welcome home anytime! You have become my friends and I look forward to your return!
Everything was perfect!
A perfect little getaway in a cabin with a beautiful view. The little river view is to die for with a cup of coffee on the porch. My husband and I have enjoyed the quiet and the scenery. Great place.
Good Morning and Thank You.
I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience at the cabin and you are correct! Just sitting and rocking while that beautiful mountain water rushes by is my favorite place to be also. Come back anytime... it will be waiting for you.
Cozy little cabin! It was so peaceful and relaxing.
Loved the beautiful and unique cabin. It was a very cozy place. The kids had so much fun playing in the snow. Thanks again Sandra.
Thank you Margaret,
I am so pleased that the kids got some snow! Bring them back this summer and let them climb the rocks and play in the waterfalls.
Thanks again for taking the time to share you experience.
OUR FAVORITE PRIVATE GETAWAY!!!
This is our second trip back to Childs Play! WE LOVE IT HERE!!! Sandra, (the owner), Paul and Norma the caretakers, are absolutely amazing and available with just a phone call (not that you will need a thing). The cabin is quaint, peaceful surroundings, just the perfect getaway when you need the R&R. You cannot help but relax and rewind here. We love it and would recommend to anyone when you want that time away to regroup and find peace! This place is it! See you next year!!!
I was so excited to have you back at the cabin! You are wonderful guests and I love the way you love the cabin and the mountain. Thank you also for mentioning Paul and Norma. They are very special and make my guests welcome and see to everyone’s needs (including mine)! I so look forward to having you back!!!
Have you ever experienced a time and place where a feeling of peacefulness and of coming home washed over you as soon as you entered there? We just spent the last five days in such a place, and it's called "Childs Play".
Everything about this amazing place was perfect, from the cozy cabin with its welcoming fire that greeted us upon our arrival, to the beautiful scenery that included the soothing sounds of a water rushing steadily downstream, and gentle breezes whispering down he mountainside.
Here we found a little slice of heaven, and we so hate to say goodbye. Until next time then...
Thank you so much for your lovely description and eloquent verbage! Please, please come back and spend more time. Thank you also for the wonderful gift. I so enjoyed reading and look forward to enjoying more of your work.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If cancellation occurs within the agreed time frame either a 100% or 50% refund will be returned according to when cancellation is made. If the state and occupancy taxes have already been paid by the owner these taxes will be withheld to compensate the owner for the taxes that have been paid for this reservation. Taxes are paid on the 1st of each month.