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'Wood Duck Inn' Lakefront-5 NIGHT SPECIAL: 7/16-20;Private Dock Huge Deck

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 kitchen, both bathrooms, and sunroom have been renovated and updated these past two winters.

The single-level 50+ 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 and a full shower/tub bath beside it. A second bedroom with an antique double bed is on the lakeside and has a view of the lake; the third bedroom also has a double bed and a small windowseat with a cot-sized mattress. There is a full tub/shower bath between these two bedrooms. A large paved driveway in front of the house has room for several cars or trucks and boat trailers.

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, deck chairs, and rocking chairs. A stone-lined easy path leads from the bottom of the deck stairs (just 9 steps down) through the wooded back yard (approximately 200 yds in summer) to your own private dock with a ladder, large umbrella for shade, and boat or wave-runner tie-off cletes.

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 occasionally on weekends! Although the Marina does not accommodate public boat launching due to limited parking space, they do allow our renters to launch and drive the boat around to our dock for the week. However, you must park your vehicle and trailer back in our driveway. There is enough paved driveway space to park 3 trucks with trailers. There is a Super Walmart and several restaurants near 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, 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 licensed fishing, 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.

Keywords: Lakefront House

More Details

Martie Wood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Martie Wood

We are empty nesters that live in Knoxville and have a Bloodhound named Hank. Scrog is retired and Martie provides 1 to 1 academic therapy to students with dyslexia and related learning issues.. Our grown children also live in or near Knoxville. We have celebrated many birthdays, holidays, and gatherings at our lakehouse.

Martie Wood purchased this house in 1989

Why Martie Wood chose Andersonville

We love Norris Lake and have always taken our family there when we have had the chance. We searched for several years for a place on the lake that was fairly level and a short drive from Knoxville, and we found it. We bought it two days after we saw it. That was 28 years ago!

What makes this house unique

We mainly enjoy the peacefulness of being on the cove, that it is so easy to walk down to the lake, and that we are so close to the Marina but not impacted by the noise or crowds there. When people go out of the Marina, they usually go the opposite direction toward the open lake, so our cove remains peaceful. Also, the sunset there is beautiful and most of our excellent neighbors live there year round making it a very safe and friendly place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs. Wood:

I want to thank you for such a nice time at your lake house again. We always enjoy renting your home. It is so peaceful to have breakfast on your deck while watching all of the water fowl. You have a great little piece of heaven. I do not know which season I enjoy the most while staying at your lake house!! I look forward to our next vacation there.
May 2012
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Andersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 master bathroom next to master bedroom. The other bathroom is between the two double bed bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Child bed is a window seat that is cot sized.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) Antique double beds with extra quilts and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Stone Wood-Burning Fireplace, Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Cooking Utensils and Dishes Provided, 5 Ceiling Fans, Large Sunroom with Dining table that seats up to 10, Large Deck and Covered Porch with Porch Swing. Wifi/Internet Provided


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'Wood Duck Inn' Lakefront-5 NIGHT SPECIAL: 7/16-20;Private Dock Huge Deck
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews

Homey property

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area visiting relatives and found the Wood Duck Inn to be convenient for the four of us "out-of-towners" to have a home base. The home was very comfortable, and we would have liked more time to spend there -- perhaps on another visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family was able to use our house to visit. I love it when it is used that way. You were a long way from home, but if you come back one day, I promise to find an Oregon Duck to add to the duck collection.
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Beautiful place, peaceful on Lake

  • 5 of 5

Just like walking into your favorite place.

Inviting and supplies your needs for a great vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Wood Duck Inn! The location on the lake was great and very close to the Marina. The house was very well stocked and very clean! We loved the large deck with the covered area, as well as the sunroom with a view of the lake. Martie was a great host and we would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The home is in a nice quiet area and close to our family at Waterside so it was a perfect retreat for our family. Loved the big deck and breezes even on the HOT days the breeze was wonderful. Loved the sunroom as well. Great place to sip the morning coffee and see the lake. Would be nice to have a few trees removed to get a better view of the lake but overall it was perfect for us. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the Best!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Wood Duck Inn was by far the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. From the moment we walked through the door we felt completely at home. Comfy beds, plenty of room to spread out, peaceful surroundings and the best location on Norris Lake all added up to a fantastic week. And the best part of all - successful fishing every single day! Our conversation on the drive home was about the next time we visit, which hopefully won't be too far away! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you there, and I am thrilled that you had such a good week. The weather behaved, and the huge bass I paid to tease y'all did exactly as I had instructed him to, so you would have to come back to get him. Really, I thank you for your kind words, and I hope you come back soon! Martie
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Lake life!! Who needs the beach???

  • 4 of 5

The lake house was exactly what we needed for a week away!! Great location and close to shopping, restaurants and right on the lake!! We probably spent most of our downtime on the huge deck on the back of the house( when we weren’t on the lake on our boat or kayaking). There was plenty of room for our group of six adults and my 7 week old granddaughter! We also walked to the Marina ( 0.2 Miles) daily for snacks, ice cream, adult beverages and a few meals at the restaurant! Norris Lake is beautiful!! Thanks to owners Martie and Scrog for checking on us and fixing problems quickly!! Best family vacation ever!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 75 at Exit #122
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Refundable Damage Deposit=$150.00
Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee=$125.00
Approved Pet (dog) only; +$25/ea.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.