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Cat's Eye Mountain Cottage at Panthertown Valley


Property Details

Updated: Jul 21, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Step out the door of Cat’s Eye cottage onto the trail through famous, Panthertown Valley, an eco-tourist's dream. Cottage is located at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers, North Carolina next to the trail's head. It is perfect for day hiking, camping, mountain-biking, fly-fishing, rock-climbing

and horseback riding. There are numerous water falls, swimming holes and campsites located throughout Panthertown Valley.

Our mountain cottage comfortably sleeps 7, featuring master bedroom with a king bed, second bedroom with a queen bed, and a child's room with a twin bed. A large living room off the kitchen has a comfortable sleeper sofa. There are 1 and 1/2 baths.Sip a cup of morning coffee or enjoy a BBQ on the deck overlooking Panthertown Valley backcountry area. The views are spectacular year round, but most especially during the fall leaf season. Rustic brick fireplace in living room makes for a cozy place to relax after a day of enjoying the outdoors.

Cashiers and Highlands, the two nearest towns (15-20min) offer fine dining and country cooking, antique, sports and gift shops as well as boutiques.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a family of five who live year round in Cocoa Beach Florida. We have been going up to Cats Eye every year since our family bought the place. We love being able to hike straight out our back door into Panthertown Valley. Having coffee on the front porch overlooking the valley at sunrise is the most wonderful sight in all creation. We have enjoyed all the seasons during our years owning the place. Leaf season in October is the most beautiful. Blackberry picking is always a favorite of our kids. Especially eating the blackberry cobbler.

Speaks: english

4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews

Clemson, SC, USA

Perfect base for a Panthertown adventure

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Cat's Eye cottage. Unlike many properties in the area, this one is unpretentious and reasonably priced, and with an amazing location! In short, it was exactly what we wanted—a home base for a group of outdoors-lovers to explore the Panthertown Valley, right outside the door. The home and furnishings are modest but everything worked fine and we were quite comfortable. We enjoyed the outdoor grill, indoor fireplace, hot shower, cozy living room, and pleasant view of Panthertown from the porch.

One thing to note—the owners allow pets and thus the place smells a bit like dog (one of our group had mild allergies and had just a bit of discomfort with that on arrival.) Also, there is no wi-fi.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Concord, NC

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cat's Eye Mountain cottage is the perfect getaway while feeling right at home! We were fortunate to stay at the cottage during peak leaf season and the views were spectacular! Surrounded by woods and mountains on all sides and awesome stargazing at night.

The cottage was clean, comfortable and cozy but you'll probably spend most of your time out on the huge deck just taking in the views!

There are many beautiful waterfalls in the area for just a short drive with fantastic scenery along the way. There is a nature walk right at the end of the road.

Whether you enjoy hiking, sightseeing, fishing on the property pond, biking or just plain relaxing this is the ideal place to stay.

We had a wonderful time and plan on returning next year.

BTW...The county was dry but in July 2012 they elected to allow alcoholic beverage sales. Also there is an Ingles grocery store close by with a fantasic selection of anything you need.

Thanks again for a great vacation!

Gene and Barbara

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Danieslville, Ga., USA

The place to stay for hiking in Panthertown

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Cat's Eye, and we plan to go again in 2013. You really can't beat the location for access to Panthertown Valley. For two weeks we use the car only if we need to run into town. Very comfortable accommodations and a fabulous view of the valley from the front porch. A wonderful place to gather with family and friends!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cocoa Beach, FL

Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 days & nights in this wonderful little home-y cabin. Brought our dog, mountain bikes & fishing poles. This house it literally a 3-5 minute walk to trailhead, Panther Town Valley. Lots of good mountain bike trails to explore and tons of cool waterfalls within 30 minutes. Also fished the pond on backside of property. Very relaxing, made a fire every night in the fire pit outside, used the grill several times. Very comfortable home with all amenities, only drawback was when our time was up we were not ready to leave!! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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From the Owner

We have absolutely loved this property because of the views of the mountains and the easy access to the waterfalls in Panthertown. It is a peaceful getaway from the real world. It is heaven on earth.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville, NC at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mica's at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Saphire Valley at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The GameKeepers Tavern at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Saphire Valley at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Around the cottage:

Hiking (English Mountain Llama Treks)


Rock climbing

Fishing (Pond behind the house or Fly-fishing in mountain streams)

Horseback riding

Blackberry picking (August)

Fall leaf watching

Christmas tree shopping and relaxing

Neighboring towns (15-20min. drive):

White water rafting


Snow Skiing




Rental rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Nightly Rate: $140 - $190

Weekly Rate: $800 - $980

Monthly Rate: $1500 - $1800

1 Dec - 30 Apr:
$140.00/night M-Th-$165.00/night Fri-Sun (2 night minimum)
1 May - 30 Nov:
$165.00/night M-Th-$190.00/night Fri-Sun (2 night minimum)

$75 pet deposit is refundable, with no pet damage.

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From the Owner

Walk straight from the porch into Panthertown Valley.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Half Bathroom - toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, attached to 1/2 bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Fully equipped kitchen (coffee maker, microwave, refrig. w/ icemaker, toaster, bar area) Satelitte - Direct TV Basic package (Living room, master bedroom) Hughesnet high speed internet Deep mountain well water Fully furnished with linens Laundry room (full-sized washer and dryer, iron and board) Out door cooking (gas grill, fire pit) Wood burning fireplace Electric heat (individual room thermostats) Pets are permitted Weekly trash pickup and maid service included Hammock No Smoking in the house, please

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