About the property
- House3100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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
Pam and Ted Klaus
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 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 go..re-connecting 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 ...boating...fishing....exploring 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Spring Break last minute getaway
We had a wonderful time at the Escape Klaus. While we were there for some colder weather - it was never over 55 degrees - we had a blast with my 3 kids aged 10, 13, & 15. We spent time trying to catch fish off the dock, and countless hours at the ping pong table! The projector and large screen were a hit with the youngest, I loved the kitchen, fireplace and my morning coffee viewing the lake and morning critters. There is plenty of room and this home is in great shape and very clean.
I would love to come back when we can add swimming and boating to the activities. I had hoped to rent kayaks, but everyone was still closed for the season.
Make sure you have an all wheel drive before heading down that driveway! I initially thought I was stuck until I had some help getting up.
The homeowners are very responsive to any needs you have.
Highly recommend staying here!!
Beautiful scenery. Beautiful house. Beautiful time.
This was one of the most relaxing trips we have ever had. The house is beautiful and you are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery and nature. We would highly recommend this house to anyone, you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door. Thank you for such a fantastic week!
Thanks for staying with us and for your kind comments about your experience at the Escape Klaus! Ah yes - that feeling of being nestled in the woods overlooking a gorgeous lake...it really recharges your spirit.
Pam and Ted Klaus
The house is fantastic!!
You'll love the quiet, no wake cove this house sits on as well as its proximity to the fun spots on Norris! The Tiki bar, bridge and G-Rides!
The home is adequate for 3 families with kids, with a number of nice enclosed patios to relax in the evenings.
You'll certainly enjoy your stay at Escape Klaus!!
Nate - We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at the Escape Klaus - it really is great to be so close to all the action and yet escape back to your own "almost personal" quiet cove. Pam and Ted
Wonderful home, spacious, relaxing, great for multiple families
The house had everything we needed for four families. Plenty of room for all to relax. The house is located in a perfect cove. Minimal boat traffic with easy access to the lake.
The walkway is a killer. Anyone with limited physical ability would not be able to make it to the dock. The incline is typical for all houses on Lake Norris, but I think stairs would make it easier.
I have rented at least 15 different houses on the lake. This is by far the nicest. This house costs a bit more, but you get what you pay for. Everyone on the trip was already asking me to rent it again.
Best House on the Lake
There is a reason all of the reviewers have given this a 5 star rating. If there was an option for a 6th star, it would be easily checked. My family and friends had an excellent time at the Escape Klaus. This was our first trip to Norris Lake and I think we picked a winner. We've stayed at many lake houses on other lakes, but this one takes the cake. First, Ted, the owner, is easy to work with and very responsive to questions. He communicates everything you'll need for your trip. Second, the house has an open floor concept with great areas for entertainment both outside and inside with awesome views of the lake. The screened in porches are great (no bugs). The movie room has a huge projector which the kids loved. The house is big enough to where two families can share common areas yet still have privacy. The kitchen is excellent as we cooked everyday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). House has two boat slips that are covered with excellent location on the lake and 10 min boat ride to local marina. The cove is extremely quiet and not boaters venture back unless they live there, which is only a few houses. This is great for swimming right off the dock. A few things to note, almost ALL of the houses built on the lake have a steep incline on both the driveway and the walk from house to boat slip. We were absolutely fine with this as Ted communicated it to us ahead of time. If you're looking to bring grandma, it's probably not the best house for you. A few reviews have complaints of this, but it's really not a big deal. It's good exercise! Lastly, at least for us, we had NO cell phone service. We all carry three different providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) and you'll get "No Service." Don't let this surprise you. We didn't mind as we went to the lake to escape technology and enjoy the company of each other. Ted is working on fixing the house phone for emergencies that was recently knocked out by a lightning strike. Overall, we appreciate the attention to detail and the cleanliness of the house. We look forward to staying here again!
The house was beautiful. It was very clean and well equipped.
I would give this property 5 stars, if it was not for the steep gravel road the house was on.
Thank you for taking such good care of the Escape Klaus! We strive to provide a unique rental experience that allows our guests to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with family and friends. The roads to the Escape Klaus are paved - except the last 1/2 mile is a county maintained gravel road.
Pam and Ted
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 .
Additional information about rental rates
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 :)