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Pam and Ted Klaus

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - 8/20 or 8/29 - 3nights ONLY $899!

23 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

La Follette House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pam and Ted Klaus (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Pam and Ted Klaus

Hello - here are all the Klaus' in one photo - a rare find! - Pam and Ted(29 and holding), Erik(21), Sara Jane(18), and Emma Jo(14). 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 go..re-connecting with family and friends....hearing the kids laugh and giggle..catching up on a great book ...boating...fishing....exploring 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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - 8/20 or 8/29 - 3nights ONLY $899!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
5

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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Omaha NE
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for a week for our family vacation. We had a total of 13 and it fit our needs well. It was very clean and well stocked with items needed. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of bathrooms for our crowd. In the main gathering are the TV was mounted to the wall in the kitchen area and was hard to see from the seating area the TV needed to be on a hinge to turn it toward the seating area. In the pictures of the house the path down to the boat dock did not look very steep. But, the incline was very steep and there was no hand rail to hold for assistance. The older people in our group did find it difficult to get down and back up from the boat dock. The internet was not very good which was fine but the land line house phone we could not get to work properly. This is a very nice house and the location in the cove was nice but it will not be a house we will rent again..

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, Thanks again for staying with us and we are glad that you enjoyed your week at the Escape Klaus. As you noted - our house is a perfect fit even with a full house! We appreciate your feedback and will work to improve the issues you noted. The Phone router - which works via the internet connection - has been reset and functioning well again. Our internet service is the best Hughes Net satellite connection available @ 10MB/s. Your suggestion to install a swing arm on the Kitchen TV to improve the viewing angle is a great idea that we will improve for next year. Finally, the path to the lake is a smooth concrete path - our lot is typically for Lake Norris - as Pam and I get older we also wish the path were less steep :) Life is too short not to Escape with family and friends - Ted
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5

Great House + Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the privilege of staying in Pam and Ted's home at Norris Lake over a long weekend. It was a positive experience from start to finish. Pam and Ted were attentive and always available to address questions/concerns before arrival and through the duration of our trip. The home itself sits lakefront in a deep cove. Even on one of the busiest weekends of the year for boat traffic, the cove remained calm and quiet.

The home was great for entertaining, with great space in the lower level which included a projection screen, multi-game table, and bar. the home also had tons of deck space on two levels (including two screened in porches, which were great).

Overall, I'd highly suggest staying in Pam and Ted's home, we had absolutely no complaints!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey, So glad you felt well cared for by the Escape Klaus. Thanks for the kind words and taking good care of our lake retreat! Hope to have you stay with us again in the future! Ted and Pam
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White Cloud Michigan
4

Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Escape Klaus. Beautiful home, tons of space, nicely decorated with all of the pluses! The house accommodated our family of 14 very well and the layout allowed the kids to congregate downstairs while the adults visited upstairs. The lake was pretty (although only one fish was caught, not for lack of the boys trying!). The home was very clean and well kept.

Too bad there is such an incline. The driveway was so steep that we all had to park at the top for fear that we may not get up the driveway if it rained. No way would a 2 wheel drive make it up that steep driveway. And the hill to the lake was too steep for me to get to with my bum knee. But you have great views out of the many windows and decks and it is so nice and quiet.

We took a drive to the Cove State Park and had a picnic and spent the afternoon, very nice park just the other side of LaFollette. We also spent a day at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Saw some bear!! And went to Clingmans's Dome, which is the highest point in Tennessee. Walked around the town of Pigeon Forge. But mostly spent some much needed family times with the kids and grandkids. I have 2 grandsons graduating this year and my object was to have a vacation with them before they go out on their own and that is what we did. Played a lot of games and laughed enjoyed each others company!

Thank you for the use of your beautiful home, our stay with be in our family memories forever!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shellie, So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Escape Klaus! As you said so well - it is a great way to re-connect with family and friends. As you noted - the driveway is steep - but I want to assure our future guests that it is easy to climb up with any 2WD car/truck/van, even in the rain. Our home, like most homes on Lake Norris, is nestled in the woods on the banks of the lake. Slightly hilly, but totally beautiful! Thanks again for staying with us at the Escape Klaus - Pam and Ted
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Maryvsille, OH
5

Best Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for us and our kids. Even though the weather was cool in early spring we had plenty to do. The kids loved the game room when we were stuck inside because of weather. The kitchen was beautiful and stocked with all the utensils necessary for a big meal. My favorite time of day was sitting on the screened in porch every morning enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds. This is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. It was truly an escape!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, So glad you could "escape" down to the lake at the Escape Klaus! Spring time before Memorial Day is especially peaceful with wildlife and birds everywhere! We agree - morning coffee on the porch with a bird chorus - priceless! Pam and Ted
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5

Escape Klaus - March 24-28, 2016

  • 5 of 5

Escape Klaus was nothing short of the pictures, descriptions, and amenities - very clean and well maintained, well stocked with anything you need, spacious, lots of closets and shelf space, wonderful views. Ted and Pam were great hosts - easy to contact and quick with answers to your questions. The two levels of the home and the layout make it perfect for multiple families - nice separation of space if that's what you need. The lower level is a "Kid Heaven" with projection TV, games, puzzles, bunk-bed room that sleeps 7, attached bathroom, and kitchenette. The two Master suites are wonderful as are the screened-in porches and decks. The house has great flow between rooms, levels, and porches/decks. The boat dock and swim platform is super nice although being March and a bit chilly we did not get to utilize the boating aspects of the lake but I'm sure it is awesome in the warm Summer months. My only "heads-up" is the steep driveway and the steep walk to and from the dock - BUT a small price to pay and nothing to get hung up about unless you're 85 years old and need a walker. This place gets a well-deserved 5 stars!! Well done, Ted and Pam!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrie, We are glad you enjoyed your spring getaway to Norris Lake at the Escape Klaus! Thanks for sharing your experiences with other prospective guests. We would love for you to come visit again for a late summer/Fall getaway so you can enjoy the dock and the lake even more! Ted and Pam
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Map

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 .

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Rates & Availability

La Follette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Late Summer Special
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,899
 
 
2016 Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
2016 Fall Getaways
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
2016 Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
2017 Spring Getaways
Mar 1 2017 - May 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
2017 Memorial Day Week
May 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
2017 Early Summer Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
2017 Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,175
 
 
2017 July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,475
 
 
2017 Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,175
 
 
2017 End of Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
2017 Labor Day Week
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 14.44%

> 2016 Spring/Fall "Escapes" - $499/2nights or $799/4 nights [Before Memorial Day and After Labor Day]
> Peak Season (Memorial thru Labor Day) - 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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Amenities

La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
Notes:
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!

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