Note: From Dec. 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019, we will be doing some exciting renovations, so the calendar is blocked for that time period. The dock is not floating in the fall and winter months due to the lowering of the water levels by TVA.
Enjoy your stay at this peaceful, gently sloping lakefront property on quiet Mill Creek Cove on Norris Lake just around the point from Waterside Marina which is located just 7.5 miles northeast on Highway #61 from exit #122 on I-75; only 30 minutes north of Knoxville.
The single-level 60+-year-old cozy, rustic house has a den w/ceiling fan, a stone wood-burning fireplace (wood not provided), and a day bed. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with antique furniture. The second bedroom has an antique double bed and looks out onto the lake. You walk through the second bedroom via a short hallway to the third bedroom which also has a double bed, a small window seat with a cot-sized mattress, and, of course, a door to separate it from the 2nd bedroom and bathroom. There is a full tub/shower bath between these two bedrooms.
In addition to the full-service kitchen and a separate laundry room, there is a bright, large sunroom facing the lake with a huge table for those fantastic meals. Both the den and the sunroom open onto a huge deck, one-third of which is covered and has a porch swing, a second swing, hooks for a baby swing, a gas grill, a ceiling fan, a large table, deck chairs, and rocking chairs. A stone-lined path leads from the bottom of the deck stairs (just 9 steps down) through the wooded backyard (approximately 200 yds in summer) to your own private dock with a ladder, large umbrella for shade, and boat or wave-runner tie-off cleats.
It is quite unique to find a place on Norris that does not require a steep hike to the lake and back to the house or a long, extremely curvy drive to get to it. We love our gentle slope (about 200 yards in the summer) to the lake. Also, it is quick and easy to get to from the interstate. Since TVA raises and lowers the water seasonally, this gentle slope requires that we have an easily movable dock. However, it is plenty big enough to accommodate your boat or watercraft, and for your group to sit on, swim off of, and fish.
Waterside Marina, a very short walk though not visible from the house or dock, has a small restaurant and store and rents covered slips and pontoon boats (they must be reserved early). They also have live music on summer weekends! Although the Marina does not accommodate public boat launching due to limited parking space, they do allow our guests to launch and drive the boat around to our dock during their stay. However, due to the marina's limited parking space, you must keep your vehicle and trailer parked in our driveway. There is enough paved driveway space to park 3 trucks with trailers. There are a Super Walmart and several restaurants between us and the interstate exit only seven easy miles away. Although many of the conveniences are within a few miles, the area is peaceful, wooded, and within a quiet, safe, friendly neighborhood that has been established for over 50 years.
The house is 5 miles from Big Ridge State Park, 7 miles from Norris Dam State Park, and 6 miles from The Museum of Appalachia. Both parks offer wonderful activities including covered picnic areas, volleyball, softball, tennis courts, hiking trails, and a variety of playgrounds. The Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area, a short boat ride from the house, is an undisturbed 25,000-acre wildlife preserve offering the space for fishing (you must have a license), hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, wildlife observation, birding, and photography.
The 'Wood Duck Inn' is extremely accommodating to couples, family gatherings or small groups.
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