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'The Big Dipper' Dining for 30, Wet Bar, Billiards, 7 TVs, 4 master suites

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 9 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 30-32)

Norris Lake Rentals Off Waterfront Trl, La Follette, TN 37766

Welcome to the “BIG Dipper”. This massive, 4,500 square foot, 3 floor lakeside cabin offers cathedral ceilings, huge kitchen and formal dining room overlooking a large TV room, providing the ultimate entertainment for an extra large group of friends and family.

******Prior to booking, please read "NOTES" listed below******

The Big Dipper features oak and pine from floor to ceiling! 18 foot, 20 person, Amish custom built dining room table!

With 9 bedrooms (4 Master Suites), 7 full bathrooms, and a recreation room sofa sleeper, this spectacular home provides 10 sleeping quarters for up to 32 people. Couples will appreciate the lake views that each of the 4 Master Suites offer.

The extra large open kitchen is well equipped for crowds with a canopy vented 5 burner gas cook top, 2 wall ovens, microwave, extra large refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, and 3 food pantries. The extra large 7 seat island bar is equally suited for entertaining as it is for whipping up huge meals for the hungry group.

3 TV rooms and game room sporting Dish Network and DVD provides endless entertainment. The 4 master suites provide their own additional TVs equipped with Dish Network.

The game room features a wet bar overlooking the pool table, shuffleboard, fireplace, and your favorite ball game on the massive TV.

Saving the best for last- Three decks overlook the swimming cove of Norris Lake’s Cedar Creek. Walk off the back deck to your own personal dock that accommodates your boats, jet skis, and swim platform. No worries of speeding boat traffic.

Enjoy your private hot tub. The water is changed prior to your arrival.

NOTES:

*****Big Dipper is located in a gated community. You must be minimum 28 years of age to rent this cabin*****

Please do not hesitate to inquire with questions. We can help you with cabin details, lake water level, and boat rental suggestions. For large groups, weddings, and reunions, ask us about multiple cabin options, catering, and professional photography.

Keywords: Norris Lake Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Villas, Waterfront, Lakefront, Wakeboarding, Fishing, Skiing, Jet Ski, Family, Friends. On and On.....

More Details

Owner
John Bertke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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 Norris Lake

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.

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
LaFollette
Nearest Point of Interest
Jumping Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Hollow Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanghai Marina

Royal Blue Sundquist

Amenities

La Follette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This cabin is located in an HOA controlled community that will not tolerate young college groups.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All bathrooms complete w/ tub or shower. Linens provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , queen & bunk beds (twin)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , queen & bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double , queen & bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , lake view
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (2). Bed linens provided (flat sheet, fitted sheet, comforter, pillows, cases)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Big Dipper is known as 'The Ultimate Gathering Place'. It is perfect for multiple families as well as 9 couples. Plenty of parking. Huge kitchen. Huge dining room table. 2 covered slip 2 jetski swim platform personal dock. 7 TV's. Wet bar w/ dishwasher overlooking billiard table. 2 fireplaces. Exclusive >>>> we change the hot tub water prior to your arrival. Giant propane tanks feed your grill & fire places ensuring you're never empty.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Auburndale Florida
5

WOW!! Way beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

With 18 adults, 6 children between 1-5 and an expectant mother, we had room to spare. It was the best family get together outside of our homes we've ever had. All we had to bring was the food and the fun found us! Management was exemplary and we had no problems. The place was as clean & organized as any resort we have ever stayed at. The views were impeccable and the surroundings in the woods/forest were as clean and well kept as a state park. Not sure what the previous renter was referring to regarding the cabin being "not well stocked" because with 2-dishwashers, 2 coffee makers, 2 toasters, 2 refrigerators & double wall oven, plus I personally saw enough plates, cups & utensils to host a buffet for all of LaFollette...... I have absolutely no idea what else you could ask for. They also have a huge gas grill out on the back deck overlooking Cedar Creek making your cooking experience that much more relaxing. I brought my own boat and the dual covered dock was excellent. We also rented a pontoon boat and jet skis at Shanghai Resort right up the lake. What else can I say.....The only challenge I saw during the entire week, if you want to call it that, was the multiple trips up and down the steps to the cabin taking the kids on boat rides. I took people fishing and we caught numerous smallmouth bass throughout the week as well. There was ample parking in front of the cabin because it's on a dead end gravel driveway, unlike the cabins to the North which had very very steep driveways with much less parking. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to entertain large groups as we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our large group!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and worked great for our group of 23! We cooked all meals at the house and the kitchen was perfect for cooking for large groups. It was very well stocked and was so nice to be able to eat together at the large dining table. Everyone had plenty of space when together or to do their own things on the floor they were staying on. I would highly recommend this house!! The other houses in the cove are close together and there were several people partying nearby but everyone was respectful and quieted down at night. The neighborhood boat launch is very close but I would not recommend this for novices at launching. It is very steep, long, and narrow. It had been raining the day we arrived and I slid down the entire launch with my brakes locked. The owner is not kidding when he says to use the neighborhood launch if "you have strong brakes" in the directions he sends. Sugar Hollow marina is about a 12 minute drive and their launch is much easier.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Family vaca

  • 4 of 5

House and lake were great, parking was a challenge ! kitchen not as well stocked as we hoped but we worked it out.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield
5

Off the grid on Lake Norris

  • 5 of 5

21 adults in this very accommodating 9 bedroom home, and still plenty of room for a quiet balcony book read. The dock was spacious, the view peaceful, and neighbors were pleasant. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub, the fire pit on the dock, and the extra large dining room table had room for three euchre games and more.

Swimming conditions were excellent; warm and clean water.

Everyone in our group was very happy with the location and the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Georgia
5

Best lake house ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. There were a few things that needed attention and John had someone there the same day to take care of them. The house is located at the end of a cove and boats could not go over 5 miles so the children could play safely. We had our children and grandchildren ranging from 4 to 22 with a total of 28. I loved the long table. With the bar seating we had a place for everyone. We rented a canoe, a paddle board, a huge foam pad, 2 wave runners and an 18 seat pontoon boat from Oasis water sports. They were great. We took several day trips to the Gap Cave, Cumberland Park and Norris Dam. Lots of hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The owner is super responsive, and the property is very well maintained and clean. We were a group of 19 adults, and the place never felt small for the size of our group.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $300+ 9.25% tax $327.75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.25%

Pricing excludes holidays.
Cleaning fee includes bed linens and bath towels.
Must be a minimum 28 years of age to rent this beautiful and well maintained cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund