Cabin, 9 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 30-32)
About John Bertke
John Bertke lives in Dayton, OH and enjoys visiting Norris Lake with his friends and family. He enjoys fly fishing and smoking cigars.
John Bertke purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why John Bertke chose Lakeside Estates
They say location means everything. The Big Dipper is located in the woods, right on the waters edge. The fish come to swim around the dock. The boaters come to swim around the cove. There are two golf courses nearby. What more could you ask for?
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 The Big Dipper.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Roomy cabin. Overall well maintained, especially compared to some we have stayed at on Norris Lake.
We had a great stay. Cabin was clean and well stocked. Owner was easy to work with. Plenty of room for our 26. We would definitely choose this cabin again.
My family and I had an amazing weekend full of love and laughter,thanks to the Big Dipper and the owner for allowing this to happen.
Loved this place!
Our group of 18 had plenty of space! The kids in our group especially loved the game room and the dock. The extra kitchen downstairs made cooking and food storage extra convenient. The house is beautiful and the view is gorgeous. Shopping is about 15 minutes away. The owner is very friendly and accommodating.
This house was well suited for our family reunion of about 20. The location in the shelter of a "cove" was conducive to swimming, floating and paddling around without safety concerns. The house was well equipped and the everything functioned, including the all important hot tub, as expected.
Fabulous Family Reunion
The Big Dipper was the site for our annual family reunion this year. We range in age from 5-56 and EVERYONE had a fantastic time! We were a little nervous because we usually go to the OBX but wanted to try something new and the Big Dipper and Norris Lake did not disappoint. Enough room for everyone to be together and enough space for everyone to find a quiet place to hang out. Would definitely recommend renting a boat and jet ski...we were all out on the lake everyday. The newly added fire pit deck was a nice surprise when we arrived too. The reason for only 4 stars was due to a few wasp nests found around the outside of the house, which the owner sent someone to temporarily address within the hour and has assured us he will be taking care of this issue on a more permanent level now that they've been brought to his attention. Would definitely recommend The Big Dipper to anyone looking to get a truly relaxing lake house vacation!
Good Family Reunion location.
We held our annual family reunion here; 9 members of the "older" generation and 9 people in their 20's and 30's. There was plenty of space for everyone, and the table seating 20 was perfect for family meals as well as spirited board games. The kitchen had plenty of dishes, coffee cups, and cooking utensils, but could have used a few more kitchen towels. We discovered a leak under the kitchen sink when we checked in, which had dripped through to the bedroom directly below, and the maintenance man was on it immediately! As previously mentioned, there is virtually NO cell service, and the wi-fi is super slow, so be prepared to unplug for a week. The lake is nice, and the "kids" all had a good time swimming and boating. My only negative observation has to do with the location, not the house itself. This area has become very built-up, with a house on virtually every lot. Every single evening, there were loud parties going on at more than one house along the shoreline. Since the evening temperatures were nice, people were outside on decks and balconies and even jumping into the lake. This carried on into the wee hours, well past midnight. Most of us had to resort to ear plugs in order to get any sleep. Great if you also like to party all night, but if you like to go to bed before 2am, this might not be the spot for you!
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