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The SafeHouse Norris Lake TN Location, Price, Accessibiity...& Serendipity!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,381 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths Sleeps 10

Leave it all behind and come into our affordable, lakefront cottage. Our home has 1380 sf of optimally-utilized living space, as evidenced in the photos. The accommodations, though modest, are well appointed, clean, and comfortable. Best of all...our deep water lake frontage, view, and accessibility are a most desireable complement. You are still 'on' the lake, even when you are in the house or on the deck.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About The Owner

2009 was our 15th consecutive year to vacation for a week at Norris Lake with our family and dear friends, both which continue to branch out! We were also blessed to find and purchase The SafeHouse. We have been seeking for a long time. We hope you love it too!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Jacksboro

Norris lake is part of us since our children were small. There is just no place better to relax and reconnect.


Jacksboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk in tiled shower in Lower Level
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is Twin over Twin. Queen size bed also in room
    Other - 1 twin/ single , Daybed with Trundle in open are on Lower Level
  • Queen size Beds (4) Queen bed in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size sofa bed in main floor living room, Bunk Beds (1) twin over twin bunk beds Daybed with Trundle Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The SafeHouse Norris Lake TN Location, Price, Accessibiity...& Serendipity!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Park Hills, Kentucky

Return Guests to just a GREAT House!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the SafeHouse. We love this location! Every inch of the house is used for Family Fun. We love that it only has 1 TV which forces the kids to interact with us. The Dock is perfect for tons of fun. We do bring a Tent Canopy for Coverage. The steps with handrail to dock are nice and not too steep. Great location on Lake. Wonderful Owner!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park Hills, Kentucky


  • 5 of 5

We are return guest of this GREAT house!! The owners are wonderful to work with. Clean with every inch of house used for enjoyment. We love hanging out on the spacious dock (We bring a Canopy Tent for coverage). It is a Family home in that there is only 1 TV so kids are forced to interact with adults!! Great location on the Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH

If you enjoy being right on the lake AND having a wonderful place to stay, look no further!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Norris Lake. It was important for me to find that perfect blend of having a great home for our family to stay in AND and have the perfect lakefront location with outdoor amenities. If I could give the Safehouse 10 Stars, I would on all counts! Eight of us stayed here and I couldn't have asked for more perfect accommodations.


The owners have utilized every bit of space in the home for the perfect vacation spot. Very, very clean and updated with simple yet tasteful furnishings. The home is roomy with 3 bedrooms (really, 4 if you count the bunk area) and 2 full baths. The main living/kitchen/dining areas are on the main level and at the back of the house with all the comforts you need; along with the beautiful view of the lake in the background!! Preparing meals was never more enjoyable with this kind of view. Off the main living area is a deck that goes across the entire back of the house. This was perfect for eating outdoors with yet that wonderful view of the lake! There is also a fire pit which was perfect for smores in the evening.


The Safehouse is located on a beautiful (and deep) cove with great swimming right off their dock. A lot of time was spent here between swimming and late-night fishing. It's also across the cove from a great (and popular) jumping cliff. We rented a ski boat for a couple of days and explored Norris Lake and found the location of the Safehouse to be in a more quiet part of the lake. Most of the time we felt that we had the entire lake to ourselves. You are just about a 15-minute boat ride to Twin Coves Marina or 30 minutes to Sequoyah Marina. Both of which have good food! Believe me, you CANNOT beat this location!


I have rented through VRBO several times including places in North Carolina, Florida and Hawaii. We've always had good luck with owners and properties but the Safehouse owners Julie and Eric knocked it out of the park. They were as nice as you could ask for and so easy to work with. Julie was always just an email away. She answered any questions I had with detail; whether it was great places to eat, boat rental recommendations or lake information. It was so obvious to me how much they clearly love their home and Norris Lake and were more than willing to convey that!

The Safehouse more than fit our needs for the perfect Norris Lake vacation. I cannot recommend it enough and cannot wait to plan our next trip there!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed another fantastic week at Norris Lake, this time at Safehouse. We've stayed at a number of Norris properties over the years, and this one was definitely one of our favorites! As stated in the description, the home is a bit on the small side, but the owners have made exceptional use of the space. The home has been very well maintained, with updated bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. All of the hooks provided in the bed and bathrooms were perfect for hanging wet towels and swimsuits. Outside the decks, stairs and dock were also well maintained and allowed for optimal enjoyment of the beautiful lake view. We enjoyed this "quieter" part of the lake, and plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and for the compliments. We are honored that you chose us to be your hosts on Norris Lake!
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Moyock NC


  • 5 of 5

this is heaven on earth, the place became a home almost immediately, the place was clean, had nice appliances and dishes, great decks at two levels, the dock was solid, and great fishing (lost a great lure to a big catfish after several good size bass) my wife now understands why I want to move to the area sooo bad. there was another couple with us who had rented other places and they said this was by far the best and cleanest place they had ever experienced, if you need to think or just want solitude or just a great vacation, this is the place. the people in the area are so nice, if you go to Walmart expect service you can only dream, we had 4 people about 5 times when we needed something looking for us, WOW, twin cove marina was great for renting a boat, they were also so great to deal with and so informative, they loved living there too, Julie (one of the owners) was so nice to talk to and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and if we had questions she wanted us to call her so that she could take care of it immediately but we were good, thank you Julie for a great vacation, looking forward to moving to the area, this place is FANTASTIC, I won't forget it, oh if anyone goes check out the shallow cave across the lake, it's cool, bird lovers paradise

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a privilege to be your host on Norris Lake!
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Chicago, IL, USA

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I've stayed here. Had a wonderful time with friends. The house has everything you need and is right on the water. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville Tn
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
The Greens at Deerfield
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Intersate 75
Car: necessary

Golf- The Greens at Deerfield, Public 18 holes 423-566-0040; Lafollette Country Club, Public 9 holes 423-562-9130

Gatlingurg, Great Smokey Mountain Park, Dollywood approx 85 miles

TN State Parks- Cove Creek 10 miles away with access to Cumberland Trail; Norris Dam State Park 24 miles away.

Kentucky Splash Water Park- Williamsburg Ky 51 miles away 606-549-6065

ATV Parks: Ride Royal Blue 27 miles away 423-784-9445 trails 24/7, 6307 Stinking Creek RD Pioneer TN 37847-4320; Ride Brimstone 1-800-BRIMSTONE 2860 Baker Highway Huntsville, TN 37756; Ride Windrock and Coal Creek, Oliver Springs TN-865-435-1251; North Cumberland WMA Sundquist Unit OHV Riding Area, 21 miles away, is a multi use trail system

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 40 miles, 865-574-4165 info for tours,

American Museum of Science and Energy Oak Ridge TN- Chronicles the WWII Manhattan Project that created the secret city of Oak Ridge 865-576-3200

University of Tennessee Knoxville-44 miles

TWRA-(Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency) and WMA-Wildlife Management Area of Cove Creek very near for hunting. Please access the TWRA website for information regarding seasons and requirements


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.25%

We will accept payment only from accounts held in the name listed on the Confirmation and Rental Agreement.
Minimum rental age 25
No Party groups
Check-in 4PM Check-out 11AM
Standard Rate for open unbooked summer weekend nights.
Payment: Check/money order if time for funds to clear bank. Paypal for late bookings.
Published rates subject to change/modification at any time. Rates already under contract are binding to owner and renter.

$500 (prepay of rental charges) deposit due within 7 days of booking. Remainder of rent, taxes, and $350 security deposit due on or before 30 days prior to arrival, payable by check.
PayPal available for payment on late bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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