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John Bertke

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

'Night Sky' Private Dock W/ Electric, Hot Tub

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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La Follette Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms (Sleeps 26)

Come and enjoy everything this fully-loaded cabin 'Night Sky' on Norris Lake has to offer. Located in prestigious Lakeside Estates gated community.

Let the kids wakeboard/water-ski all day while you relax from one of the four lake-view decks. Or chill in your own 6-person personal hot-tub on the second level deck.

Park your boat in the personal covered boat dock directly in front of your cabin. No boat? No worries! Nearby Sugar Hollow marina or Shanghai Resort offer daily/weekly boat rentals. Or simply have Oasis Watersports deliver a watercraft right to Night Sky's dock.

If the kids get tired of all the excitement on the lake or you get tired of grilling out on the deck, make the 10-minute drive into charming downtown LaFollette and catch a movie at the local cinema or grab a bite at one of the restaurants.

NOTE: Night Sky is located in a gated community.

****You must be at minimum 26 years of age to rent this cabin*****

Keywords: lake front, waterfront, cabin, dock,

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
John Bertke (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 La Follette

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.


based on 4 traveler reviews

'Night Sky' Private Dock W/ Electric, Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Night Sky is a fantastic place to stay. The location is excellent. Close to Shanghai Marina, which is a must see, and other attractions in and around Lake Norris. The property owner, John, is great to deal with and very helpful. We had one issue with the hot tub and I called John and he had someone there within the hour to fix it. We had 22 people in the house and had room for more if needed. I highly recommend Night Sky!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Great place at Norris! Reasonably priced, too!

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic. John of Norris Lake Villas was incredibly helpful and accommodating, very responsive to questions while we were there. The house was great and well stocked. Our house church bible study group had an awesome time! Loved that it slept so many people at a fraction of similarly sized rentals in the area. A word of caution for large groups, however: There is only one small kitchen which is not set up well for cooking, but needs to accommodate 20+ people staying in the house. It feels a little like the kind of kitchen you might find in a bachelor pad. Not well laid out or conducive to more than 1 person using it at a time (but plenty of dishes, pots and pans, that kind of thing). Just plan ahead if that is your situation, but do not let that deter you from staying here. The hot tub was great and the two living areas, two separate large porches, and many separate bedrooms with jack-and-jill bathrooms were perfect for us! The lack of cell phone reception and limited internet were actually a nice bonus- lots of great reading and face time. Perfect bonding.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, Thanks for the kind words. I am glad your group at Night Sky and the other 5 cabins had a wonderful time. You all were well organized, quiet, and very polite, perfect for our community. Fortunately, I have most of you already rebooked for next year. The open-concept floor plan allows 4-6 people working in the kitchen, while still engaging others in conversation at the breakfast bar, adjoining dining area, and living room. We've had so much positive feedback on the layout, breakfast bar, and well-stocked kitchen. Check out the picture I uploaded of my whole family in the spacious kitchen baking fresh cookies! Thanks again for your kind comments. John
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Cincinnati, Ohio

If you want to have fun rent Night Sky

  • 5 of 5

My group has rented from Norris Lake Villas and stayed in their properties for every Memorial Day Weekend for six years in a row. Our experience gets better and better every year. From the moment you arrive you are instantly relaxed. The properties are fantastic shape and are a better value than what you receive with other rentals in the area. The commute is right off the main road and it is easy to arrive. The property is set up for fun. They thought of everything from the surround system to the docks on the water. If you have a big group or its just your family this property is for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

too much fun with the family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last summer at the Night Sky villa and everyone had an absolute blast! The vacation rental was gorgeous and exceeded our expectations. Layout is very spacious and easily accommodated everyone in our group. Plenty of bedrooms & baths, and tons of seating areas inside & outside on the decks.

My wife can't get enough of the Tennessee mountains and the scenery was superb being right out on the lake. Everyone had so much fun and I got to do my first father-son fishing experience. The weather was great our entire stay. Not many vacation spots can put your family together under one to get that quality time and we cannot wait to go back again next year.

Thanks so much to the owner John for making our stay a fantastic experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your family had a great time. It is good to hear you now have a new fishing partner.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sugar Hollow Marina
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
LaFollette and Deerfield
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I75 Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sugar Hollow Marina

25 Miles from Knoxville, 5 minutes from downtown LaFollette

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping


Rates & Availability

La Follette Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 13 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 31 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sumer Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $215 x9.25 tax $235
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.25%

Prices exclude holidays.
Cleaning fee includes bed linens and bath towels.
Must be minimum 26 years of age to rent this beautiful cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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La Follette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3.5 full bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 double , two sets of full bunkbeads (sleeps 8)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , queen and bunkbeds (twin)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds. Isolated bedroom at top of cabin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite includes Bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double , two sets of full bunkbeds (sleeps 8)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (8), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Dock features swim platform, lights, outlets, 2 covered slips, 2 outside slips, 2 PWC docks

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