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Chalet:Lakefront,9BR,7BA,Sleeps25,2-Slip/2-Story Dock,Quiet,great view,park 8+

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Reunion Retreat Center, 9 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 25) Safe shoreline

The Chalet is a beautifully furnished luxury home that has three levels and provides sleeping for 25 people in beds and sofa beds. Two levels have a full kitchen and laundry.

The lower level has a king-size master bedroom, 3 bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom--especially designed for kids-- has 2 singles and a bunk bed with a single and double. It has it's own DVD player. The upper level has a king bed master bedroom and a bedroom with 2 twins (that can be made into a king) and a bedroom with a queen bed and sofa bed. The third level (above the garage) is a studio apartment with a king and sofa bed. It can be accessed through the house or with a private entrance.

There are two large decks that span the length of the house, providing an incredible view of the lake and boat dock.

The lower level has a TV/DVR in great room. It also has air hockey, plus numerous board games and a small puzzle, book and DVD library.

The upper level has a large-screen TV, piano, eating space around tables for 14, and large visiting area. The large table on the deck can be brought inside for more eating space. In addition, there is a Jacuzzi and a therapy pool (swim against the jets) in a sun room.

The lower covered deck has a gas grill, porch swing,, toddler/preschool swing and sandbox. The upper deck has lounge chairs and an umbrella/table/chairs.

There are 88 steps to the two-story boat dock, which has a tube slide from the second story. There is also a canoe and paddle boat. There is a large mid-deck that has a fire pit (including wood), and jungle gym. The Chalet is a paradise for families with children. You can walk into the lake and not worry about someone falling off the bank or kids can play along the edge.

The Chalet is perfect for large family reunions. There is space for parking 8 cars and 2-boat trailers. It is possible for a ATV to drive down to the boat dock.

Sequoyah Marina is fairly close by boat for those who enjoy dining out, need gas, or want to rent water 'toys.' Boat rentals are also available at Whitman Hollow on the way up to the Chalet.

During high water season, a community launching site is only a few minutes away by water.

Keywords: House, kid-friendly, luxury, lakefront,Jacuzzi,large groups,conference center, Internet, Big screen--DISH TV, phone.

More Details

Kay Kuzma
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kay Kuzma

The Chalet is owned by the Family Matters Ministry. It is used for retreats during the off-season and for family reunions during vacations. Currently, Kay Kuzma, president of Family Matters lives in Kauai. When she is in TN (and the Chalet is not rented) they use the Chalet as the ministry office. Dr. Kay Kuzma is a motivational speaker and author for family relationships.

Kay Kuzma purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Kay Kuzma chose Big Creek

Norris Lake is the cleanest TVA lake and is a highly desirable vacation destination for those who enjoy lake living, water skiing, and fishing. The Big Creek area #5 on the lake is quiet, away from tourist activities, and is great for swimming in the clear water.

What makes this chalet unique

This is a writer's paradise! And perfect for those who love children and family activities. The view is incredible, and the main level is handicap friendly.


Big Creek Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Take off shoes indoors. Children should be watched carefully in Jacuzzi/therapy pool area. Water on floor can leak through to downstairs ceiling.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Above Garage - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Above the garage with it's own private entrance
    Main floor Master - 1 king , Private entrance into the Jacuzzi/Therapy Pool Room
    Main floor Twin or King - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be put together with bedding for a king
    Main floor Queen - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom also has a desk and library and view of lake
    Lower level Master - 1 king , Private bath
    Lower level children's bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , The bunk is single on top and double on the bottom (DVR)
    Lower level Queen with Lake View - 1 queen
    Lower level with no view - 1 queen
    Lower level with outdoor entrance - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Portable Playpen type crib, (3) Sofa Beds
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
'Two of the bedrooms can function as studio apartments with hot plate cooking, small refrigerators, microwaves and private bathrooms.'


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Chalet:Lakefront,9BR,7BA,Sleeps25,2-Slip/2-Story Dock,Quiet,great view,park 8+
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
Aiken, SC

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful location. Has great layout and space for a large group.

Have stayed several years now and am planning to do so again in 2017. Kitchen is well supplied with plenty of cooking utensils and dishes. The roofed boat dock provides shade when wanted. Easy to work with owner and a handyman is only a phone call away.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Kentucky


  • 1 of 5

We were excited about our trip to Norris, and have been there before. The pictures looked great and we chose the house based on the size and bedroom layout. It seemed ok when we got there, but after taking a closer look, the place was not very clean. And it wasn't just about dust or some crumbs. It seemed the place as not had a deep cleaning in some time. We found a roach in the kitchen, and the showers smelled musty and disgusting. The worst part, however, was after returning from our trip, ALL the kids who used the indoor hot tub and indoor resistance pool developed a rash. We found out that it was actually a staph infection due to an imbalance in the chemicals in the water.....or lack there of. Still, the worst part was after emailing the owner, telling her how we liked the house except for the cleanliness and the kids developing the rash, she responded with a defensive email. She even said the bug was a water bug...but how would she know! Since she lives FAR away, I was only emailing her to let her know that the cleaning crew is not doing a great job and to check out the hot tub and pool chemicals for future families. I do NOT recommend this place to ANYONE. We are still dealing with medical bills for our son due to his staph infection.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry the children got an infection. The hot tub chemical balance is checked on a weekly basis and is emptied and refilled on a regular basis. A quick call to the local Chalet manager would have remedied any problem immediately.
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Wonderful Family Vacation!!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great 'reunion' vacation for our large family. Wonderful view of the lake. Very nice layout in the house for being together as a group (for our evening devotions) and for meals. But there is also plenty of space and privacy when needed. Loved the dock for swimming and sunning and REALLY appreciated having a boat lift! The location provides sun the entire day. The water quality at Norris is unmatched--deep, clear and clean. We even appreciated the steps for the exercise they provided. EVERYONE had a wonderful time and we are planning our return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aiken, SC

Great week

  • 4 of 5

Great location on a wonderful lake

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! It was perfect for our group. Clean, spacious and beautiful. The basketball hoop in the driveway and the 2-story boat deck were great. When we come back to Norris Lake this will be the first place I inquire about!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed her over New Years weekend 2015! There was a total of 23 of us and you never felt like you were on top of each other very big home! The kitchen has everything that you need to feed a big family we never said dang we forgot that because it was there!! It's also so pretty!! Kay and josh where amazing!! We are hoping to book again for a summer trip!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300

Cleaning fee: $300
If stove or grill is not cleaned: $50
Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are $600 per night or $3800 per week (4 night minimum)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.