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Lakefront Retreat / Deep water cove / Covered 2 Slip Dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 18, 2018

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 La Follette

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.


La Follette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
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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Lakefront Retreat / Deep water cove / Covered 2 Slip Dock
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Loved our stay at the Cotton Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The Cotton Cabin was so nice and worked out so well for my family. We rented the cabin for the weekend to celebrate Christmas and New Year's with my family from North Carolina. Hollis had left a Christmas tree and some ligts out on deck for us! The cabin is decorated so cute and the layout is so nice. We all had privacy but were still able to be together and not on top of each other. The kids had a blast with the air hockey table. All the adults enjoyed the pool table as well as the air hockey. With such a large family, the Cotton Cabin was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

We rented Cotton Cabin for a long weekend. My group of friends tries to plan a Norris Lake weekend about every other year. This cabin was the best!!! The location was ideal - close to marina and on one of the "fingers" so the boat traffic was minimal. The house was very well maintained and clean. There was plenty of parking. The only thing to note is that the master bedroom is a loft - so not very quiet when you have several people on different bedtime and wake up schedules. But, it was so nice....we can deal with that. Thank you, Cotton Cabin! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

Great house will all amenities. Dock is perfect and the cove provides privacy from the main lake and very little boat traffic and waves. The walk to the dock is shorter than pictured. Hollis is quick to respond to all questions in booking and very professional. Would and will book again.


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Albany, Ohio

The Cotton Cabin is a well maintained, comfortable home with all the amenities we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Cotton Cabin for a four night stay the last weekend in June ('17). This was our first trip to Lake Norris and we had a number of questions; the owner answered each question promptly and left us with no surprises when we arrived. We took our two sons and their families with us (grandchildren ages 7, 3 & 1) and found the set-up great for us all to be together and yet separate and spacious enough to offer each family unit some privacy. Everyone in our party thought the home was great. The owners are clearly proud of their property and have outfitted it for family enjoyment. We rented watercraft from local marinas and used the dock for boating, lounging in sun, and jump off point for a swim ... the Lake is surprisingly clear ... our biggest challenges for the week were getting our three year old granddaughter to come out of the lake and convincing our seven year old grandson he may need to wait awhile to use a WaveRunner on his own. The dock is new, well designed and became the focal point of our outside time. The Cotton Cabin is a well maintained, comfortable home with all the amenities we needed. Everyone in our party spoke very highly of the home and wants to return. Thank-you Cotton family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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