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Our Mission

Located in the Asheville area, Cats Cradle's mission is to provide safe, clean, secure, cozy, dependable boarding for cats only in their own rooms. Each cat has its own 4X6X10' private room with a window, not a cage or small enclosure. Special kitties can get medications, extra meals, more cuddling or reassurance or playtime, to ensure your peace of mind and to keep your cat healthy and content. We also have reasonably priced pick up and delivery service for your convenience. (Please Note current protocol for pick-up/drop-off under "Request a Reservation")


Peace of Mind

Cat lovers enjoy peace of mind, knowing their kitty or kitties are fed, cuddled, played with, and cared for every day, all day—we live on site, so someone is here or very nearby 24/7; no need to bother a relative or neighbor, or worry that dogs in a kennel will scare them. We will do everything possible to keep your cat content and healthy, including giving medications, brushing, playing with and cuddling, or just letting them bird watch out their big window.

Contented Cats

From the cats' point of view, they enjoy a private room that's safe, secure, and serene. Tranquil music, soft blankets, beds, a ledge, and heated floors--everything a kitty could desire. Litter boxes are scooped out at least twice a day. Personal cat routines regarding feeding, meds, and playtime are kept as familiar as possible. Kitties have the opportunity to explore and play in the main area at least twice a day; or they can opt for more privacy by staying in their room in their own little hiding places. 



How to find us

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Old fashioned directions

Cats Cradle is only two minutes off I-40, Black Mountain, NC. We are about 15 miles east of Asheville.


  1. Take Exit 64 / Black Mountain.
  2. Turn right on Route 9.
  3. Pass through the second light (which is right in front of the Wendy's) and then take an immediate left on Sunset Drive.
  4. Take the first right - Lakey Gap Rd. (just past White Insurance)
  5. Take the first left - Camp Branch Rd.
  6. Take the first right - Quiet Creek Ln. 12 Quiet Creek and Cats Cradle are at the end of Quiet Creek.


  1. Take Exit 64 (not 65)
  2. Turn left at the end of the ramp (Rt. 9).
  3. After driving under I-40 follow the same directions as above.

About Black Mountain

Nestled in beautiful Swannanoa Valley amidst the Black Mountain range, your cat(s) will enjoy a view of the woods, garden and birds through their own window at Cats Cradle. The distinctive town of Black Mountain has quaint and unique art and gift shops, music venues and restaurants; it is a couple of minutes away from the cattery and just 16 minutes east of Asheville.