RABBIT RUN RETREAT--NOW AVAILABLE TO HAVE A COZY WINTER RETREAT.

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Judy Valentine

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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RABBIT RUN RETREAT--NOW AVAILABLE TO HAVE A COZY WINTER RETREAT.

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
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed

Judy Valentine

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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

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.

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 15 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.

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
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Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
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La Follette Norris Lake
Kingston, TN
5

Comfortable, Roomy, and Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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
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Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vbi
+ 865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
5

Christmas Holiday stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
business
Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vbi
+ 865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
4

Fantastic Family Gathering Spot!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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!
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
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Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vbi
+ 865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
5

Rabbit Run Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
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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Rabbit Run Retreat--now available to have a cozy winter retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429353vbi
+ 865-8981137
La Follette Norris Lake
5

Golfer Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a great week, although we never saw the house in the daylight. This house is centrally located near many nice golf course. We will visit again next year! Living area was great for evening ball game watching.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Blair.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, and will look forward to
seeing you next year.

Jim & Judy
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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

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

La Follette Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 23
$350
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,490
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%
Notes Note: The minimum weekend (Fri./Sat) stay is 2 nights. The minimum stay all other nights is 3 nights, or 2 nights at the $250 weekend price

If you "Book It" yourself, please list all guests as "adults". Or, you can send an Inquiry, and I will send you a quote.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
There are two large rooms--one on each floor--perfect for gatherings.
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