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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20

Enjoy excellent trout fishing and relaxation at the Clinch River Lodge.

After a great day of fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, hang your waders up, grab a chair on the wrap around porch, and watch the sun bring its evening colors right up the beautiful Clinch River in Tennessee. Just 20 minutes north of Knoxville, TN, you will find some great tailwater below Norris dam where the water's temperature is 50-60 degrees year round.

We built the Lodge approximately 100 yards downstream from where my grandfather, father, and brothers enjoyed a deep pool and the excitement of getting up in the morning with the fog and the beauty of the river ... all of us wading and casting for the trout it holds. Here at the Lodge the river really does 'run through it.'

The Clinch River Lodge sleeps 16. It has 5 bedrooms with 5 baths. Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds. One of the bedrooms has a long bunk bed with a full bed below and a twin above. The other 2 bedrooms have3 bunk beds in each - one of these bunk beds has a full bed below and a twin above. The Lodge has 3 levels with a wrap around porch and a view downstream as the river sets on the water. The great room has a movie screen available for projected films (you provide the projector). It is also equipped with a 42'' HD Flat Screen TV and DVD with a small video library for your view pleasure.

The Clinch River Lodge sits right on the Clinch River about 4 miles downstream from Norris Dam. It is right on the trophy section of the river. The Tennessee state record brown of 28 lbs. was caught about a mile upstream.

Other Things to Do ...

Two miles away - The Museum of Appalachia, as a Smithsonian affiliate, is a living history museum which presents the lifeways of the Appalachian peoples through artifacts, exhibitions and programs. The 65-acre site includes three dozen authentic log structures and two large display buildings surrounded by authentic split rail fences, gardens and pastures with a working farm, sawmill and live farm animals. Also, within an hours drive are Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

We welcome you to our dream come true - The Clinch River Lodge in Tennessee.

More Details

Lance Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017


Rocky Top Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One Queen Bed - Beautiful River View - private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed with private shower and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , One bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , Three bunk beds - one w/double on bottom & twin on top
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 3 bunk beds - all twins
  • The Clinch River Lodge is build on three levels and contains five bedroom and five baths. At the top level, we have a bedroom with a queen sized bed and its own private bath. On the main level, there are two bedrooms. One of these has a private bath and a queen-sized bed. The other has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a twin sized mattress on top. Another bathroom is located just a door down the hall from this bedroom. On the bottom level, with access to the river front, there are two bunk bed rooms each with its own bathroom. One of these bunk beds has a double on the bottom and a twin on top. Another kitchen with sink and refrigerator is on this level as well. Four of the five bedroom either have access or a view of the river. All bathrooms in the lodge are full baths.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Parking for a boat and small trailer available.


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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Lakewood colorado

Great location! Turn in and out of drive a little rough but great accommodations!

  • 4 of 5

Ease of reservation great! Could be clearer instructions on check out procedures as far as what to clean etc. missed the stolen canoe. Overall awesome had a great time! Thanks Cooper family!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was nice with a scenic view. Family enjoyed the time on the lake

  • 3 of 5

The cabin need some cleaning and a few repairs but still a nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house!! The location, the house itself, everything!! The house was found to be very clean and spacious. We had some rain during our stay but it added to the beauty. We had fun fishing and just hanging out on the balcony! Would love to stay again!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was so nice, I think we'll be together another 50 years. Everything was there that we needed. We had some sixty guests for the party with plenty of room to move around, go outside, wrap around porch, 5 bathrooms. Everyone was awed with the place on the Clinch River with beautiful sunsets, fog on the river and lots of humming birds. The back yard was amazingly beautiful with concrete for dancing, a fire pit for the night, a place to put our anniversary cake, outside plugs for our amplifier and two bathrooms in the downstairs bedrooms. The cabin was close to shopping and restaurants, horse trails, Norris Dam, Museum of Appalachia. And if you need a ramp for the disabled, call Amramp of East Tennessee. Nothing is attached to the cabin. This is an amazing place! I keep reliving our week there over and over.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up about ten miles down the river this was the perfect environment for me to bring my wife and kids to, to best appreciate this beautiful area. We were in for a wedding at The Museum of Appalachia and lodge acted as a perfect rendezvous spot for my extended family during the days. It was very clean, comfortable and safe. I highly recommend the lodge for all families, not just anglers!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Christmas Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Lance, I want you to know how very much we enjoyed your Clinch River Cabin! We had some old wounds that were healed during our holiday there and my family was all together for the first time in a few years for Christmas. This was a warm, netural place for us to become the family, once again, we have always been and. am sure now, will continue to be. Thank you so very much for being willing to provide this lovely place for others pleasure. We are looking forward to a return stay next Christmas, maybe for an even longer stay! Thank you,

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, I'm so glad your family bonded beyond the past at our Lodge and your appreciation for its warmth and beauty. We look forward to serving you again soon in 2013. From now until December 31 and all the events in between, may you and yours prosper in 2013. Cheers and kindest regards, Lance
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The Clinch River Lodge is right on the trophy section of The Clinch River. It is located about 4 miles below Norris Dam on the beautiful tailwater flowing from the dam. Trout fisherman seek out the river for its beauty and the three varieties of trout that live there - brook, rainbow, and brown trout. The state record brown was caught just 1 mi. upstream from the lodge.

We are also very near the Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian affiliate, and a wondrous walk into the past. Even Mark Twain's old cabin is located there along with many other remembrances of mountain living long ago. The town of Clinton is nearby with its variety of stores featuring antiques. And, Knoxville is 15 minutes away with dining and many forms of entertainment.

There are great walking and hiking trails near the dam, and at night, many drive there just to watch the deer come out to graze in the grassy meadows.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Rocky Top Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.