GROUP RETREAT HOUSE--25 MINUTES FROM U.T. STADIUM

Judy Valentine

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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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GROUP RETREAT HOUSE--25 MINUTES FROM U.T. STADIUM

La Follette Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom; 3 bath home on 6 acres. Feel at home while away from home.

Rabbit Run Retreat is nestled in a beautiful, tranquil country setting, located in Norris, TN. A large yard with a patio provides space for outdoor dining or just relaxing.

There are two large great rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, 2 kitchens and 3 baths. One great room overlooks a peaceful valley and pond where deer often wander. It is set up with large tables for crafters, meetings or dining with a view!

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Judy Valentine (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Judy Valentine

Jim and Judy operated a sign shop, Val-U-Signs, in Oak Ridge, TN from the mid 80's until 2006. When we retired, our son purchased, and now operates, the business.

I guess we couldn't stay retired because here we are starting another business. In 2005 we purchased a Crestline modular home and erected it on our property in Norris (8.6 acres). We lived in the home until early 2012. It's a lovely home, but more space than we need. We subdivided the property, moved another house next door and now live there.

Over the years we have done quite a bit of entertaining in the Rabbit Run house. Plus there was one wedding and one memorial service. It really is a perfect place to have a gathering.

We chose the name because we have had a rabbit rescue here for several years.

Judy Valentine purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Judy Valentine chose La Follette

It's a lovely and peaceful place. When we purchased the property in 1997, we wanted to be in the country without being too far from civilization. It's just a few minutes to drive to walking trails, streams, Norris Dam and Norris State Park.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Only an hour away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, the retreat is 16 miles north of Knoxville, TN--just minutes away from Norris Lake, Norris Dam, the Clinch River, Appalachian Museum, U.T. Stadium, hiking, biking, and horseback trails.

Shopping, restaurants, and easy interstate access are all close by.

We currently have 5 rescued rabbits at Rabbit Run. They live together in a pen adjacent to the house. We will make it possible to visit or to take photos with the rabbits by appointment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Judy & Jim,



We appreciate your kind hospitality. Your home was comfortable and provided a leisurely environment for family gatherings. The flowers were lovely surprise. We'd definitely recommend this vacation rental.

Thanks again,



Betty, David and Family
Jun 2014
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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
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La Follette Norris Lake
New Castle VA
5

Wonderful Place to Base a Family or business stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at RRR during the time that my Niece was having her wedding at the Museum of the Appalachia. This Home was roomy, clean and easy to work out of. This would an excellent "Brides Family" Headquarters. For a business retreat or someone repeatedly working in the area it would serve nicely as well. Not sure if or when we will be back in this area but RRR will be at the top of the list for accommodations.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kevin, thank you for the great review! We enjoyed having your family stay in our home, and will welcome you back any time.
Warm Regards,
Judy
business
Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
Camden, OH
4

Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5
Thank you so much for allowing our church group to use your rental this week! It met the needs of our large group. We loved the sunroom! It was able to seat us all for meals and we loved to watch the wildlife throughout the day. We loved visiting the rabbits each day as well. The children enjoyed the tree swing often! Thank you for your hospitality for the week! You were great hosts! :)
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Nicole,
We were delighted to have your group stay at Rabbit Run Retreat. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your review.

Also, enjoyed the meal we shared with your group.

Thank you,

Judy & Jim
business
Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
Kingston, TN
5

Comfortable, Roomy, and Great Location

  • 5 of 5
This home was a winner for our big group. Lots of room with a big kitchen. Close to shopping and restaurants, yet nestled in the woods with a great big inside porch to soak up all of nature. This is a great place for family re-unions, meetings, work-shops, or your own get-away. The place was well kept, clean, and the owners were extremely accommodating. So much so that they have become friends. We would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Ailene, thanks so much for the great review! :j
business
Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
5

Christmas Holiday stay

  • 5 of 5
I booked this lovely home for the Christmas holiday as our son, Zach had only 2 days off for Christmas so making a trek home was not going to work. I was very apprehensive because he, my husband and mother have always been home for the holidays. Rabbit Run proved to be a lovely place for Christmas. Judy and Jim were both very accommodating, even providing a live tree and decorations!! The set up was great and Zach invited a college roommate and his family of 4 for 2 of the nights and we had a blast!! The kitchen, eating, bedroom, and bath areas afforded all of us plenty of space. We had everything we needed! I cooked the whole week and found that the kitchen was well stocked with pots,pans,china, utensils, etc...but Judy offered to let us borrow anything of hers if we needed it. Great spot for large gathering, but you could close off the basement area for a smaller, cozier get together. We would love to come here again with more family members for a family reunion.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
4

Fantastic Family Gathering Spot!

  • 4 of 5
Rabbit Run Retreat was the perfect location for our family to gather for our daughter's graduation from UT Knoxville. An easy 25 minute drive from door-to-door to the campus ceremonies, yet a peaceful, relaxing country home for gathering. The beautiful house easily held our 17 dinner guests and the six private sleeping rooms accommodated the eleven family members who stayed the night. Thanks to Judy and Jim's attentive and sociable care, our time in Tennessee was a real pleasure. (Jim mentioned his plans to add memory foam mattress toppers to the beds, which will be a welcome addition.) We also visited the Museum of Appalachia, less than a mile from Rabbit Run, and found it an informative and touching site. We highly recommend Rabbit Run for your group gathering, large or small!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Ann,

We really appreciate the great review! It was a pleasure having you and your group as our guests.

We hope to see you again soon,

Judy and Jim
business
Group Retreat House--25 minutes from U.T. Stadium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vb
865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
5

Rabbit Run Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We rented this beautiful place for my family to stay for a wedding. The place is very well maintained. The owner is very nice and helpful. Place has literally everything for a family to stay there with young children. Huge enough to a have a dinner with family and friends. You do not have to bring anything except the food. Close to grocery stores. I would rent this place again if we plan a family reunion again in Knoxville.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Amandeep,

Thank you so much for the nice review.

It was a pleasure having your group stay in our home, and we're so glad it was a good experience for you.

We look forward to having you come again.

Regards,

Jim and Judy Valentine
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Knoxville, Mcghee Tyson
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-75-- exit 122
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gatlinburg - snow; Norris Lake - water
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Oak Ridge, Knoxville
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fast foods and restaurants at the Interstate exit
Car: necessary

Go to info@yallcome.org. To see what's happening in Anderson County, click on 'Area Events' at the top of the page.

U.T. Football fans--we're just 20-30 minutes from the U.T. Stadium.

Some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast just minutes away from RRR.

We are located right behind the Appalachian Museum and 5 minutes from the Lenoir Museum, and Norris Dam.

The historic city of Oak Ridge is 20 miles from Rabbit Run. Be sure to visit the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Children's Museum.

There are antique shops and craft stores just minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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La Follette Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%
Notes Minimum stay Monday - Thursday nights is 3 nights. Minimum stay for weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) is 2 nights.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

La Follette Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 35 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In master bedroom on main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level.
  • 3 full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Located on lower Level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom-- incl. bath. Main level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Main Level.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Main level.
    Bunk Area - 5 twin/ single , 1 double , Located on lower level-- sitting/sleeping nook
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is full under and twin over.
  • Queen size Beds (1) There is one queen bed., 3 double beds., 6 twin beds., Bunk Beds (1) double under, twin above. Additional space for portable beds if traveler provides.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are two large rooms--one on each floor--perfect for gatherings.
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