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Lakefront Retreat / Deep water cove / Covered 2 Slip Dock

Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House has 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15-16), amazing views from the decks.

Cotton Cabin is a 5 bedroom 3 bath lake house nestled in quiet Powder Mill cove on beautiful, clear Norris Lake, just off the main channel. The cabin is located just off I-75; approximately 40 miles north of Knoxville, and just 8 miles from LaFollette.

Double slip, covered dock built in 2015 with composite flooring. Year round clear, deep water in large protected cove, making it a safe area for swimming and diving from the dock. Great bass fishing year round. There is a canoe for your use in the cove. Boat launch located approx. 10 minutes from home.

Master bedroom has a beautiful Queen log bed with private bath and Jacuzzi with beautiful lake views. The wood walls and ceiling give the main room a very cabin like feel. Main floor has open living area and a fully equipped kitchen with island with granite countertops. Dishwasher, dishes, pots & pans, utensils, silverware, coffee maker, etc. all provided. Stacked stone wood burning fireplace. 2 main floor bedrooms all with log beds(one full size in one room and twin bunk and another twin bed in 2nd room). Basement level recreation room with kitchenette, pool table, air hockey, TV. 2 lower bedrooms(one room has a queen and a full-size bed, the other room has 2 queens) with shared bathroom. Washer/dryer located on basement level.

Wrap around decks on main and lower levels with a swing on the lower level. Wood steps along the side of the house leading to a packed gravel path which descends to concrete steps which take one to the dock.

Minutes from Peninsula/Deerfield, Springs Dock. Just around the corner from Deerfield's championship 18-hole golf course.

Non-smoking only. No pets allowed.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Hollis Cotton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Hollis Cotton

I have always loved the water. My family often talked about having a place on the lake. I bought a wooded, secluded lot and had the Cotton Cabin built on it. Many memories have been made at the cabin and on the lake. This place is so peaceful, a great place to truly 'get away' from all the melee of life!

Hollis Cotton purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Hollis Cotton chose Norris Lake

This lot sits on Norris Lake, arguably the cleanest lake in the region. I kept most of the trees on the lot to give it a sense of seclusion and still being in the woods, but lake views still abound here. Powder Mill Cove is not a high traffic area; thus, it is safer for children (and all lake-goers). However, the cabin rests within sight of the open channel of the lake and all the water sports and fun one can imagine.

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoy the quiet deep water cove while sipping your coffee from one of the 2 large open decks. Cast away your cares as you enjoy all the fun Norris Lake has to offer.


3/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Retreat / Deep water cove / Covered 2 Slip Dock
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Great, reclusive location!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for 5 nights in mid August. This was the first time we had done a lake house as a family before, so we were trying to find something that would accommodate for such a large family.

This place was wonderful. Hollis was easy to get a hold of and we had a great stay. If you're looking for the Taj Mahal of Lake Houses, go to a resort - if you're looking for quiet and run retreat, this is DEFINITELY your place.

We were close enough to town that if we needed to get something we could within 15-20 minutes. The marinas weren't too far away.

Just be aware, just like much of Norris Lake, the roads to get to the cabin are very curvy and windy. If you can get past that, then you'll be golden. Would definitely stay at again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. One of the endearing qualities of the cabin is the sense of seclusion even as other homes are nearby and the main channel of the lake is within sight. I am thrilled your stay was an enjoyable one, and I welcome return guests!
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Filthy house, lots of worms in house, old stained linens...

  • 1 of 5

We arrived to a filthy house. After we cleaned for 2 hours, things were better. We contacted the owner, and he said he checked with the cleaning service, and they said they cleaned. As in, he literally didn't believe us! Really terrible experience, and complete disregard for our vacation time on the owner's part. Dishes and pots/ pans are old and need to be replaced, sheets and towels as well. Property was nice, and the layout of the house is nice as well. Love Norris Lake, will definitely be back...just not to this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I responded to the renter's concerns. My cleaners assured me that the house was clean. I was out of town that weekend; in every other transition between renters, I personally inspect the property and have found that my current cleaning service does an excellent job. I did not dismiss the renter's concerns; I examined the situation based on prior experience and the fact that I have received no negative reviews on the house or the state of cleanliness in the 5 years in which I have rented the property. I regret the renters feel the way they do. As to the linens and towels, they are laundered and bleached with each cleaning, and the pots, pans, and plates are used by my family without difficulty, including each of the past three weekends.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
McGhee Tyson (Knoxville, TN)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Deerfield Resort
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Springs Dock and Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Springs Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
TVA public boat launch


Rates & Availability

La Follette Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter '16-'17
Nov 28 2016 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
spring 2017
Mar 5 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter '17-'18
Nov 27 2017 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 14.44%

There are about 45 steps down from the main level to a packed gravel path which leads one down close to the lake. At full lake levels, one takes an additional 6-8 steps onto the dock walkway. Also, 1-2 boat trailers can be kept at the top of the driveway on the side of the road.

$750 deposit due 10 days after one receives a contract.
Balance on the base rent, cleaning fee, and taxes due 60 days prior to arrival.

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La Follette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Rec room level.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to the master.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom- upstairs lofts - sleeps 2 (4 with the futon)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , One of 2 main levels bedrooms - sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3 - main level bedroom - great for kids!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Rec room level downstairs - sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Downstairs/rec room level - sleeps 4.
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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