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!
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- non smoking only
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.
Betty, David and Family