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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing

Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Enjoy excellent trout fishing and relaxation at the Clinch River Lodge.

After a great day of fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, hang your waders up, grab a chair on the wrap around porch, and watch the sun bring its evening colors right up the beautiful Clinch River in Tennessee. Just 20 minutes north of Knoxville, TN, you will find some great tailwater below Norris dam where the water's temperature is 50-60 degrees year round.

We built the Lodge approximately 100 yards downstream from where my grandfather, father, and brothers enjoyed a deep pool and the excitement of getting up in the morning with the fog and the beauty of the river ... all of us wading and casting for the trout it holds. Here at the Lodge the river really does “run through it.”

The Clinch River Lodge sleeps 16. It has 5 bedrooms with 5 baths. Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds. One of the bedrooms has a long bunk bed with a full bed below and a twin above. The other 2 bedrooms have 3 bunk beds in each - one of these bunk beds has a full bed below and a twin above. The Lodge has 3 levels with a wrap around porch and a view downstream as the river sets on the water. The great room has a movie screen available for projected films (you provide the projector). It is also equipped with a 42" HD Flat Screen TV and DVD with a small video library for your view pleasure.

The Clinch River Lodge sits right on the Clinch River about 4 miles downstream from Norris Dam. It is right on the trophy section of the river. The Tennessee state record brown of 28 lbs. was caught about a mile upstream.

Other Things to Do ...

Two miles away - The Museum of Appalachia, as a Smithsonian affiliate, is a living history museum which presents the lifeways of the Appalachian peoples through artifacts, exhibitions and programs. The 65-acre site includes three dozen authentic log structures and two large display buildings surrounded by authentic split rail fences, gardens and pastures with a working farm, sawmill and live farm animals. Also, within an hours drive are Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

We welcome you to our dream come true - The Clinch River Lodge in Tennessee.

Keywords: Lodge, House, Cabin, Trout, Tennessee, Norris, Clinch River, Norris Lake, Fishing, Family

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About The Owner

Hi. My name is Lance Cooper and I am the President of SalesManage Solutions, a sales consulting company based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. I was born here and have lived here virtually all of my life. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a VOL fan forever. :) I love trout fishing especially in Tennessee. The Clinch River Lodge is a dream come true for my entire family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. "The River Runs Through It."

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008

Why The Owner chose East

When I was growing up, I enjoyed outings with a grandfather and father who loved fishing. We especially loved to go trout fishing in various East Tennessee locations. One of those places, The Clinch River, flows below Norris Dam. When we were young we saw the early morning fog on the river, the tell-tale dimples on the water, and got to feel the trout it help fighting on the end of our lines As I grew older, I returned to look for property along this beautiful tail-water. And, on my first revisit I found the land that The Clinch River Lodge now resides on. It was just 100 yards from the special pool of water that my brothers and I remember from days gone by - out in an early morning mist with our Father. We built our 5 bedroom - 5 bath log lodge out of Southern Pine with a wrap-a-round porch and view of the setting sun sending its colors up the river. The river truly "runs through it." And, we invite you to enjoy it as well.


Rocky Top Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms have queen beds, Bunk Beds (1) 1 Bedroom has a Bunk Bed with a full on bottom and a twin on top. 2 other Bedrooms have 3 Bunk Beds each with one of those Bunk Beds with a full on bottom and twin on top.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Sitting by a fire out by the river is an option that many guest enjoy from time to time.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

The property was nice with a scenic view. Family enjoyed the time on the lake

  • 3 of 5

The cabin need some cleaning and a few repairs but still a nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house!! The location, the house itself, everything!! The house was found to be very clean and spacious. We had some rain during our stay but it added to the beauty. We had fun fishing and just hanging out on the balcony! Would love to stay again!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was so nice, I think we'll be together another 50 years. Everything was there that we needed. We had some sixty guests for the party with plenty of room to move around, go outside, wrap around porch, 5 bathrooms. Everyone was awed with the place on the Clinch River with beautiful sunsets, fog on the river and lots of humming birds. The back yard was amazingly beautiful with concrete for dancing, a fire pit for the night, a place to put our anniversary cake, outside plugs for our amplifier and two bathrooms in the downstairs bedrooms. The cabin was close to shopping and restaurants, horse trails, Norris Dam, Museum of Appalachia. And if you need a ramp for the disabled, call Amramp of East Tennessee. Nothing is attached to the cabin. This is an amazing place! I keep reliving our week there over and over.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up about ten miles down the river this was the perfect environment for me to bring my wife and kids to, to best appreciate this beautiful area. We were in for a wedding at The Museum of Appalachia and lodge acted as a perfect rendezvous spot for my extended family during the days. It was very clean, comfortable and safe. I highly recommend the lodge for all families, not just anglers!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Christmas Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Lance, I want you to know how very much we enjoyed your Clinch River Cabin! We had some old wounds that were healed during our holiday there and my family was all together for the first time in a few years for Christmas. This was a warm, netural place for us to become the family, once again, we have always been and. am sure now, will continue to be. Thank you so very much for being willing to provide this lovely place for others pleasure. We are looking forward to a return stay next Christmas, maybe for an even longer stay! Thank you,

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, I'm so glad your family bonded beyond the past at our Lodge and your appreciation for its warmth and beauty. We look forward to serving you again soon in 2013. From now until December 31 and all the events in between, may you and yours prosper in 2013. Cheers and kindest regards, Lance
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Knoxville, TN

Great Cabin on the Clinch River

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a BE U Ti Ful cabin for Family Reunions / Church Groups / Weekend Getaways / Fellowship Time / any kind of escape. If you think your group is too big... think again!!! I stayed here with a group of (20) men and with the available cots to provide comfortable bedding for the guys that wanted to sleep on the wrap around porch… we all fit just fine. It is very well equipped with a full kitchen, large “great room” for presentations with a gas light fireplace. Sleeping choices include traditional beds along with bunk beds. The place is well laid out with a gas grill and fire pit for campfires. As far as the view, it varies by the direction you look (mountain VS river) and time of day because the stars are blazing at night and you will be looking up. I personally give it 5 stars and that includes the fact that the river it touches is stocked throughout the summer and is home to the State Record -- Brown Trout!! You will love this place.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bring your waders and when the water is at "0" generators below the dam, wade in right below the old Massengale Bridge at our property and fish in the very same pool as did I, my grandfather, father, brothers, and sons.


Rates & Availability

Rocky Top Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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