Cabin, 6 Bedrooms (Sleeps 26)
About John Bertke
John Bertke lives in Dayton, OH and enjoys visiting Norris with his friends and family. He enjoys fishing and smoking cigars.
John Bertke purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why John Bertke chose Lakeside Estates
They say 'location' means everything. "Night Sky" is 7 minutes from LaFollette, 5 minutes from the main road, inside a gated community, nestled in trees, right on the water's edge.
What makes this Cabin unique
I'm an avid fly fisher, my wife loves to golf, and my daughters never tire from wakeboarding so my whole family stays happy when we visit "Night Sky" cabin on Norris Lake.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A quiet Cove a beautiful view and a lot of fun.
I took my family down there with my in-laws who are in her 80s. We had a very good time. It is a smaller Cove we kayaked a lot. Went out on the main Lake in the boat just short run out there there are two marinas close by. The house is a little dated but the price was Fair. We had no problems with the house whatsoever the walk down to the lake after a number of trips to Norris was substantially shorter than other places I've stayed at. John provided all the information needed to get in and out of the facility with no problems
very nice .
House was not clean when we arrived. Clumps of dust in the corners and cat/dog hair on couch and on kitchen towels. Deck near boat dock was full of bird droppings
The house was very functional and contained all items needed for our family. Great location . We had a good time.
We had good time, but the heater doesn’t work good. It was very cold in the basement, and the room they have with 2 twins bed upstairs, it is very small, we can not count like a room.
The house is good .
Convenient lake front option but could use some attention
This house has some nice amenities that our group enjoyed (projector TV, arcade game, hot tub, dock). We had 11 adults and 9 children and fit comfortably with one family/couple per room. A couple additional things to bring that weren't on the list: hand soap (none in any of the bathrooms), bath mats or extra towels to use as bath mats, ice or cube trays (the upstairs freezer ice maker doesn't work), extra hand towels for washing/drying dishes, forks (there are plenty of plates, dozens, only a dozen or so forks though so we just let the kids eat first then washed them all so the adults would have enough). I'd also recommend not choosing this location if you have a severe bee allergy, it may have been the unseasonably warm weather but there were a lot of red wasps on the stairs going down to the lake and a nest on the upper deck. We just told the kids not to go out onto the upper deck as red wasps do get aggressive. Might be worth bringing wasp/hornet killer just in case. Not sure how often the trash gets picked up but the cans were nearly full and the previous renters weren't very clean at all and had dumped a lot of loose trash in so there were a lot of bees and flies (they had also left a bunch of cardboard by the fire pit, we tried to use some of it). Double check the gate code before you arrive, the one we were given was apparently pretty old and there's no cell service at the gate but fortunately someone else was leaving and gave us the new one. Finally, be careful leaving, after acting strangely when I was leaving (it acted like it was going to close on our car but bounced back), the gate closed on one of our friends vehicles and tore down the side of their truck, not an ideal ending to an otherwise fun weekend.
Immaculate and fabulous location!
Beautiful home in a serene, slow-wake "cove" just beyond the "jumping bridge" up Cedar Creek. Lakeside Estates is a wonderful area - so convenient to Sugar Hollow Marina as well as Shanghai Marina and Deerfield Resort. Thank you, John, for a wonderful family week of boating, barbecue and best friends! -Matt, Heather and family
Always a great quality family time!!!
Night Sky is kept up very nice, and we have stayed here multiple times. I would strongly recommend anybody to stay here.
25 Miles from Knoxville, 5 minutes from downtown LaFollette
Other Activities: Boating, Shopping