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Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - Last 2 weeks-8/12 & 8/19 @ $1999!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer


About the property

Lake Front House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Hello and welcome to the Escape Klaus. We are the Klaus', and this is our custom lakefront escape. The Escape Klaus was built to provide a “base” with which to build up lasting family memories. We plan to leave the house in our family for future generations. We hope you find an “atypical” rental that feels more like your own home. We would love for you to come back over the years and share our house right on the lake - in the woods - in the mountains - a perfect way to disconnect from the world and re-connect with your family and friends.

What is Unique about the Escape Klaus?

• Location, Location, Location! Powder Mill is a quiet cove just north of Springs Dock

• Close to town yet just north of the busy action on the water. Best of both!

• Only 10 Minutes to Springs Dock by boat or car

• Custom Design – 18 ft 'wall of windows' faces east to catch 24/7 lake views!

• Year round water lets you enjoy your beautiful private 2 slip covered dock.

• SMOOTH Concrete Path all the way to the lake - only a few steps down to the dock

• East exposure means sun drenched mornings, moon lit nights, and smooth protected water!

• Our house is located in a deep water cove – like living on a dead end road -low boat traffic!

• Huge 2 Story Trex Deck/Railings lets you enjoy a splinter free vacation

• 2-Slip Covered Dock means no more running down to cover your boats if it rains!

• Smooth Water + Low Boat Traffic are perfect for …

- Sun Bathing on the Dock – dock is quiet and relaxing.

- Floating in the lake (you too can be a human buoy wearing your life jacket like a diaper!).

- Teaching little ones to enjoy water sports – less waves/ boat traffic to cause anxiety.

- Ski out of the cove – no wasted time/gas boating 5 miles away!

- Great Fishing – Powder Mill Hollow is well known among the locals.

• Upper/Lower Great Rooms open directly to the screened porches w/large glass doors - go ahead and open up the house to lake breezes!

• Upper Great Room has a huge vaulted ceiling w/ a unique European 'kiva' Fireplace

• Lower Level TV Room has a 106' HDTV(That's 4x8ft big!) - Awesome for games and movies!

• Lower Level Great Room has a Kitchenette w/wet bar, m/wave, fridge, ice maker, and Combo Game Table(pool/ping-pong/air hockey)

• 'Identical' Upper/Lower Master Bedrooms directly access the Upper/Lower Screened porches

• Bedroom #3(Queen) has a door directly into upper master bedroom – perfect for small children.

• Lower Bedroom #4(Queen + Full Bunk + Twin) sleeps up to 7 – perfect for all the kids.

• Every Room has its own private attached full bath

• Outside shower to rinse off before coming inside + inside “wet room” to let stuff dry out.

• Unique Cork Flooring upstairs and stained concrete downstairs

More Details

Pam and Ted Klaus
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Pam and Ted Klaus

Hello - here are all the Klaus' in one photo - a rare find! - Pam and Ted(29 and holding), Erik(22), Sara Jane(19), and Emma Jo(15). Pam does all the real work & Ted is a product development engineer for Honda. 'BK'(before kids), we lived and worked for 2 years in Japan, prior to settling down in Marysville, Ohio.

Pam and Ted Klaus purchased this house in 2008

Why Pam and Ted Klaus chose Norris Lake

We fell in love with Norris Lake after our first visit in 2006. We love the simple beauty of the area, the stillness of 'our' little cove - Powder Mill, and the never ending possibilities that Norris Lake offers to us and to our family. Already we have re-connected with life as a result of building this home away from home! We invite you to build some memories at the Escape Klaus!

We built this house from scratch. Ted did all the legwork - with a wonderful custom plan courtesy of Richard Hlava (Ted's nephew) and the help of a local draftsman, we literally designed this house for us and our guests! From January of 2007 to March of 2009 we bought the land, planned the house, found our builder - Danny Russell, and completed all the details that go into a custom home - we hope you enjoy our house that can only hope to rival the natural beauty of the setting. We choose to build in powder mill based on the location on the lake. Our location is just off the main lake channel on a sheltered East-West Cove. The water in this cove is always smooth. Since the cove dead ends - you do not get all the boat traffic and waves - you can really relax down on the dock. Since the house faces east - even though we are nestled in the woods - you awake to glorious bright sunrises flooding the house with natural light. Powder Mill Cove is home to one of the oldest settlements on the Lake - Chapman Village. We think those early folks picked the perfect spot!!

What makes this house unique

True relaxation..letting with family and friends....hearing the kids laugh and giggle..enjoying the stillness of the morning watching the mist on the lake .... catching up on a great book all the local marinas - each one with a different feel. Meeting folks from all over that stay at or live on Norris.

Close by you can enjoy Cumberland Gap National Park, Cumberland Falls, Knoxville, and the Smokies. All of this is best enjoyed by 2 or more families - what a way to enjoy life!


La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #1.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#2 and Hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#4 and Hallway
  • 4 Full bathrooms - each bedroom has its own full bath directly attached.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Master Suite#1, Bath & WIC, opens to screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master Suite#2, Bath & WIC, opens to screened porch
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Sleeper Sofa in Lower Level TV Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room-Queen+Single Bunk+Full Size Bunk(sleeps 7)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Doors to access Hallway & Bdrm#1 - great for kids
  • Upper and Lower Level Master Suites are identical. Every Bedroom has direct access to its own full bathroom. There is a Graco Crib and a Toddler Bed located in the Walk in Closet of the upper Master Suite. Bunk Room Sleeps up to 7 with a full/full bunk + single bunk + Queen
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bring all your 'toys' to play on the Lake!! Boats, Jet Skii's, Fishing!! Norris has it all. Perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, bare footing, wake boarding, wake skiing, air chairs, kayaking, paddle boarding and our favorite - putting your life jacket on like a diaper and floating in the lake with a tasty beverage!! There are literally 8 different Marinas within one hour of us - all with cool food, cool gifts, and great drinks - you can literally survive by eating out all the time!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - Last 2 weeks-8/12 & 8/19 @ $1999!!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
Indianapolis IN

Always a good time

  • 5 of 5

Great property and hosts! would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thanks for coming back year after year and staying with us! Ted and Pam
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Spring Break Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is beautifully situated above the lake with a gorgeous view. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The house itself is very comfortable and relaxing. I loved the sun room, even in April it was warm enough to sit out in the sun room and enjoy the fresh air. We brought our own kayaks and used them in the lake. Our kids loved the projection screen to watch movies on. We all enjoyed family breakfast and dinner around the dining table with the view of the mountains and lake. Overall we had a great time for spring break. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, We are so glad you choose to stay with us over your spring break! As you noted - the kids love the big screen projection TV - and everyone loves relaxing and reconnecting down at the lake!! Pam and Ted
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Cincinnati, OH

Great house / Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year renting this house, and it always a great retreat for a long weekend. House is always clean. Great open space for everyone to gather, combined with areas were you can retreat for some privacy. Beautiful view. Quiet location. It is a great Escape!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Barbara! So glad you enjoy the Escape Klaus! Ted and Pam
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Great place for friends and family to enjoy the lake.

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Very clean and just the right size for our family and our friends family. Kids loved having their own bunks and beds. It was like a big sleepover. The cove was amazing. Very calm waters and perfect views while watching the kids swim. House is close to marinas and places on the water to got get a bite to eat. Would definitely stay here again. Driveway is very steep but we managed with our trucks. There is also 2 parking spots up off the road if you do not feel like trying the drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd, So glad you had fun at the Lake and could enjoy all that the Escape Klaus has to offer! Ted and Pam
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Another Great Stay at Escape Klaus!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the Escape Klaus and we absolutely love the house, dock, cove, amenities and the attention to detail. Upon arrival, we had everything we needed besides food. Thank you to Pam & Ted for the basket filled with wine for the adults and small toys for the children, such a nice surprise!! It was our 4 year old grandsons first trip to the lake and I know he, his parents and all his aunts & uncles will never forgot all the great memories we made.

Again, Thank You to Ted & Pam for letting us Escape to your piece of Norris Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki and Mike, We are so happy that you choose to stay with us again and make more memories with your family at the Escape Klaus! Thank you for sharing your experiences - we try hard to make each guest feel right at home so they can relax and enjoy the priceless things in life - like watching your 4 year old grandson smile and giggle! Pam and Ted
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Awesome setup

  • 5 of 5

Your house was awesome! we've been going for almost 10 years and your setup is the best including all the accessories an ammenities in the house. The only issue we had was the 2 ski jackets that were stolen from the dock the 2nd night and there were 3 boat trailer tires stabbed in the sidewall on the 3rd night as we all parked them at the bottom of the road. we want to book for next year but I don't think most want to stay 7 days....5 days max and i know it's a 7 day stay in June/July. The house number at the top of the driveway would be a benefit to new tenants.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron, So glad you enjoyed the Escape Klaus!! For future renters - we recommend you park your boat trailers at the top of the driveway to discourage any mischief. Even though we rent weekly between Memorial day and Labor day - a 5 night stay on those 2 holidays is perfect! Also - keep an eye out for specials we post after March 1st for any unbooked weeks. Life is too short not to escape with family and friends!! Ted and Pam
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Nearest Point of Interest
Springs Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Creek Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Hollow Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanghai Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Fast Freddies
Nearest Point of Interest
St Mary's Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Hollingsworth Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wall Mart & Blockbuster Video
Nearest Point of Interest
Deerfield Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Flat Hollow Marina

We are just north of Springs Dock & Deerfield Resort.

If you want to search using 'maps' - look for our BLUE Dock Roof

Google Maps - 365 Mill Rd, LaFollette, TN

Apple Maps - 345 Water Edge Ln, LaFollette, TN

Also check out the following places for fun and a change of pace - Downtown Knoxville & Oakridge, Museum of Appalachia, Cumberland Gap National Park, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smokies, and Off Road ATV Adventures .


Rates & Availability

La Follette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Memorial Day Week
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer SPECIAL
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer SPECIAL
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 End of Summer Special
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Getaways
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 15 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.44%

> 2017 Spring/Fall "Escapes" - $799/4 nights [Before Memorial Day and After Labor Day]
> Peak Summer Season (Mid June - Mid August) - Weekly rentals only - changeover day is Saturday
> If for any reason your quote does not meet your expectation - please call us!

Life is too short NOT to escape with family and friends!! Ted and Pam :)

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