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Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - $749/3night fall "escapes" - WOW!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake Front House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Hello and welcome to the Escape Klaus. We are the Klaus', and this is our custom lakefront escape. The Escape Klaus was built to provide a “base” with which to build up lasting family memories. We plan to leave the house in our family for future generations. We hope you find an “atypical” rental that feels more like your own home. We would love for you to come back over the years and share our house right on the lake - in the woods - in the mountains - a perfect way to disconnect from the world and re-connect with your family and friends.

What is Unique about the Escape Klaus?

• Location, Location, Location! Powder Mill is a quiet cove just north of Springs Dock

• Close to town yet just north of the busy action on the water. Best of both!

• Only 10 Minutes to Springs Dock by boat or car

• Custom Design – 18 ft 'wall of windows' faces east to catch 24/7 lake views!

• Year round water lets you enjoy your beautiful private 2 slip covered dock.

• SMOOTH Concrete Path all the way to the lake - only a few steps down to the dock

• East exposure means sun drenched mornings, moon lit nights, and smooth protected water!

• Our house is located in a deep water cove – like living on a dead end road -low boat traffic!

• Huge 2 Story Trex Deck/Railings lets you enjoy a splinter free vacation

• 2-Slip Covered Dock means no more running down to cover your boats if it rains!

• Smooth Water + Low Boat Traffic are perfect for …

- Sun Bathing on the Dock – dock is quiet and relaxing.

- Floating in the lake (you too can be a human buoy wearing your life jacket like a diaper!).

- Teaching little ones to enjoy water sports – less waves/ boat traffic to cause anxiety.

- Ski out of the cove – no wasted time/gas boating 5 miles away!

- Great Fishing – Powder Mill Hollow is well known among the locals.

• Upper/Lower Great Rooms open directly to the screened porches w/large glass doors - go ahead and open up the house to lake breezes!

• Upper Great Room has a huge vaulted ceiling w/ a unique European 'kiva' Fireplace

• Lower Level TV Room has a 106' HDTV(That's 4x8ft big!) - Awesome for games and movies!

• Lower Level Great Room has a Kitchenette w/wet bar, m/wave, fridge, ice maker, and Combo Game Table(pool/ping-pong/air hockey)

• 'Identical' Upper/Lower Master Bedrooms directly access the Upper/Lower Screened porches

• Bedroom #3(Queen) has a door directly into upper master bedroom – perfect for small children.

• Lower Bedroom #4(Queen + Full Bunk + Twin) sleeps up to 7 – perfect for all the kids.

• Every Room has its own private attached full bath

• Outside shower to rinse off before coming inside + inside “wet room” to let stuff dry out.

• Unique Cork Flooring upstairs and stained concrete downstairs

More Details

Pam and Ted Klaus
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Pam and Ted Klaus

Hello - here are all the Klaus' in one photo - a rare find! - Pam and Ted(29 and holding), Erik(22), Sara Jane(19), and Emma Jo(15). Pam does all the real work & Ted is a product development engineer for Honda. 'BK'(before kids), we lived and worked for 2 years in Japan, prior to settling down in Marysville, Ohio.

Pam and Ted Klaus purchased this house in 2008

Why Pam and Ted Klaus chose La Follette

We fell in love with Norris Lake after our first visit in 2006. We love the simple beauty of the area, the stillness of 'our' little cove - Powder Mill, and the never ending possibilities that Norris Lake offers to us and to our family. Already we have re-connected with life as a result of building this home away from home! We invite you to build some memories at the Escape Klaus!

We built this house from scratch. Ted did all the legwork - with a wonderful custom plan courtesy of Richard Hlava (Ted's nephew) and the help of a local draftsman, we literally designed this house for us and our guests! From January of 2007 to March of 2009 we bought the land, planned the house, found our builder - Danny Russell, and completed all the details that go into a custom home - we hope you enjoy our house that can only hope to rival the natural beauty of the setting. We choose to build in powder mill based on the location on the lake. Our location is just off the main lake channel on a sheltered East-West Cove. The water in this cove is always smooth. Since the cove dead ends - you do not get all the boat traffic and waves - you can really relax down on the dock. Since the house faces east - even though we are nestled in the woods - you awake to glorious bright sunrises flooding the house with natural light. Powder Mill Cove is home to one of the oldest settlements on the Lake - Chapman Village. We think those early folks picked the perfect spot!!

What makes this house unique

True relaxation..letting with family and friends....hearing the kids laugh and giggle..enjoying the stillness of the morning watching the mist on the lake .... catching up on a great book all the local marinas - each one with a different feel. Meeting folks from all over that stay at or live on Norris.

Close by you can enjoy Cumberland Gap National Park, Cumberland Falls, Knoxville, and the Smokies. All of this is best enjoyed by 2 or more families - what a way to enjoy life!


La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. For Safety - Adult supervision required at the dock at all times - rescue ring provided at the lower level exit down to the dock - please use it!
  • 2. Please don't "rock the docks" :) No wake in our "private" cove & please maintain a "football field GAP" to any docks in our cove - thanks!
  • 3. Cancellation possible with 60 days advance notice contingent on re-booking the property for the same dates
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #1.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#2 and Hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#4 and Hallway
  • 4 Full bathrooms - each bedroom has its own full bath directly attached.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Sleeper Sofa in Lower Level TV Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room-Queen+Single Bunk+Full Size Bunk(sleeps 7)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Doors to access Hallway & Bdrm#1 - great for kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Master Suite#1 - opens to screened porch, Full Bath & Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master Suite#2 - opens to screened porch, Full Bath & Closet
  • Upper and Lower Level Master Suites are identical. Every Bedroom has direct access to its own full bathroom. There is a Graco Crib and a Toddler Bed located in the Walk in Closet of the upper Master Suite. Bunk Room Sleeps up to 7 with a full/full bunk + single bunk + Queen
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bring all your 'toys' to play on the Lake!! Boats, Jet Skii's, Fishing!! Norris has it all. Perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, bare footing, wake boarding, wake skiing, air chairs, kayaking, paddle boarding and our favorite - putting your life jacket on like a diaper and floating in the lake with a tasty beverage!! There are literally 8 different Marinas within one hour of us - all with cool food, cool gifts, and great drinks - you can literally survive by eating out all the time!


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Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - $749/3night fall "escapes" - WOW!!
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 48 reviews
Mount Vernon

Absolutely beautiful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a must see. There is plenty of room for both family and friends. Close to gas and groceries (10 miles away) and the nicest, quietest cove on the lake. It is an interesting drive through the countryside and obviously the driveway and the walk to the water are steep because of the awesome location of the house itself. We managed and got lots of exercise this week. We played pool, air hockey and ping pong. Watched movies and tv on the giant screen and had huge family meals together. You won't be disappointed, I assure you. The owners were more than eager to help with anything that we needed and were always easy to get ahold of. They allow pets and our dog absolutely loved being here with us!! Such a wonderful home away from home. I can't say enough about this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phaedra, We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed the Escape Klaus. We also find that our unique location & house provide the perfect environment to reconnect with family and friends and make lasting memories. We are always here to help. Pam and Ted
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Outstanding house on Lake Norris

  • 5 of 5

The house is outstanding. It has a beautiful layout. The screened in porches were enjoyed by all. The dock was great. Sunning and swimming in the beautiful quiet cove was one highlight of our trip. Having a covered dock was a plus since we brought our boat. The big kitchen table and benches were wonderful for meals and games. Ted,the owner, was great about answering questions. We would definitely rent this house again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana, You and your whole family were a delight to work with - you are welcome back anytime. Thank you for your generous review and for pointing out some of the best things about the Escape Klaus. We are so pleased you enjoyed our little slice of heaven! Ted and Pam
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Great house for 3 Couples!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved are stay at the Escape Klaus... The convenience of having the dock and a short walk with a sloped concrete path was very nice feature, I agree that the trip would be very steep and treacherous for a elderly person. If your big on having a comfortable bed I would bring your own air mattress... There are queen beds in the rooms but the bed and mattress were uncomfortable and loud everytime you roll to one side or the other...but otherwise we loved are stay the kitchen area was spacious and stocked with all the goodies...the movie room with pool table was a wonderful hang out space... Overall we would definitely consider staying here again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the great review! The Queen beds are new this year - memory foam :) We would love to have you stay with us again. Pam and Ted
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Union City,PA

Gorgeous home, secluded cove close to great marinas and great skiing water!

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Ted were excellent hosts! Their home is not just a rental property, it is a well cared for, beautifully designed, high quality place to relax and enjoy. If you are in to architecture and design, you will love this house. The pictures don’t do it justice. The dock is spacious, the cove seems private but is only a short boat ride away from some great destinations. The sketchy cell service was a welcome break from being connected, a perfect solution to our undeniable reliance on our phones. The WiFi was adequate for the few emails that had to be attended to, along with a few other necessary business deals that could not wait. My Dad joined us, he has had hip and knee replacements and was currently wearing a full leg brace for a fractured patella, the steps and the steep walkway were a challenge for him, but he managed, Naturally we limited his trips up and down to the boat. We never even turned on a TV until late Wednesday evening, the kids watched a Disney movie on the big screen, it was a blast listening to them giggle even though they are way past the age the movie was geared toward. The kitchen is well equipped, I never had to “make do” to prepare the meals (we only ate out twice). It is awesome that you can bring your dog along for the adventure, we enjoyed having ours with us immensely. We tucked our kennel into the large master closet which made a great dog room for the times we were out water skiing. My boys loved the bunk room and the ping pong table. This house, this location, these hosts, couldn’t get any better. We were blessed to have found this treasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, Thank you for the kind words and great review to help our future guests understand what is unique about the Escape Klaus. Its all about making memories with those close to us! Pam and Ted
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Grandkids vote this vacation best ever!

  • 5 of 5

Escape Klaus afforded a great vacation week at a great price. We played/swam in the beautiful, quiet cove, fished, jet skied, boated, dragged folks on the water tube, and more. So beautiful, and the house provided for our every need. We usually go to the Outer Banks for summer vacation, but because of our experience at the Klaus home, going forward it’s likely we will be at the lake. Ted and Pam Klaus are wonderful, touching base to ensure we have their contact information just in case we need anything. All in all, one of our best summer vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, So glad we could provide a great experience for everyone! We would love to have you come back and enjoy another "sand free" vacation :) Pam and Ted
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Such a beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Best cove on the lake with so many great memories!! Thank you Pam and Ted for sharing your beautiful home. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Douglas, We love hosting your family at the Escape Klaus! So glad we are able to take good care of your needs. Pam and Ted
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Nearest Point of Interest
Springs Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Creek Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Hollow Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanghai Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Fast Freddies
Nearest Point of Interest
St Mary's Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Hollingsworth Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wall Mart & Blockbuster Video
Nearest Point of Interest
Deerfield Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Flat Hollow Marina

We are just north of Springs Dock & Deerfield Resort.

If you want to search using 'maps' - look for our RED CLAY Dock Roof

Google Maps - 365 Mill Rd, LaFollette, TN

Apple Maps - 345 Water Edge Ln, LaFollette, TN

Also check out the following places for fun and a change of pace - Downtown Knoxville & Oakridge, Museum of Appalachia, Cumberland Gap National Park, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smokies, and Off Road ATV Adventures .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

If for any reason your quote does not meet your expectation - please call us!

Life is too short NOT to escape with family and friends!! Ted and Pam :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund