Mountain view, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating
Patricia or George Heinemann
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
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We were extremely happy we found this rental. We were told all we needed was our clothes and food and it couldn’t have been a truer statement! My 20 year old told me repeatedly “I’m in heaven.” It was so peaceful and relaxing. We spent most of our time on the pontoon floater enjoying the lake. The cottage is an amazingly perfect comfortable home away from home. Love the large bathroom! Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation experience, we will definitely be back!
Best of both worlds
This was our second time staying at Catfish Cottage. Very clean, with amazing water and mountain views. The addition of the shaded pontoon dock definitely added to our swimming enjoyment.
If the lake isn’t enough, the Watauga River awaits only a 20 or 30 minute paddle from the cottage. Pack a picnic and some beach chairs and relax on a completely secluded sandy beach at the rapids.
As always, Patricia and George were very engaged and helpful.
Amazing place for vacation
It is hard to say what was our favorite as we loved and enjoyed everything about this cabin on the lake. The owners have been great with communications from letting us know things about the cabin to also events and destinations in the area. This cabin is very clean and well organized. We love how they have everything labeled. The kitchen was very surprising as it is perfect for cooking and hanging out. We will definitely make this a regular place to stay. Also having the private doc on the water was perfect as we brought our watercraft.
Perfect stay at the lake
We had a wonderful stay at this cottage. It’s so well located at the lake. We enjoyed the piece and quiet. The cottage was sparkling clean and very well equiped.
We definitely recommend it.
Very clean and comfortable
Wonderful stay, the water was great.
Everything you could ask for!
Pat and George had the Cottage set up for all of our needs. This was our second visit to the Cottage and it exceeded our first trip. The Cottage is the perfect place for a family vacation.
We visited Blowing Rock in Boone, NC, Elk River Falls, Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, and Bay Planetarium in Kingsport.
The canoe and kayak were used plentifully throughout the week. The beach near the rapids at the Watauga River were our destination of choice. The fishing was very good in that area and in the area around the dock at the cottage.
We look forward to returning to the Cottage again.
The Lewis Family
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