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The Lodge at Douglas Lake Sevierville, Tn Enormous Group Lodge!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 27-33)


The Lodge at Douglas Lake sits tucked quietly in its own private cove off the main channel of Douglas Lake in Sevierville, Tn. The massive log house boasts 6400 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, including 8 bedrooms sleeping 27-33 people, 5 1/2 baths, a commercial kitchen, 2 living rooms, and a huge dining hall which seats up to 60 guests. The dining hall easily transforms into a conference room for business meetings, wedding chapel, or sewing/scrapbooking retreat.

The Lodge has a large upper deck with tables, chairs, swings, and hot tub, that wraps around three sides of the house, a lower deck with swing, table, and chairs, that leads to the steps going to the lake. There is also a detached deck just above our private boat dock.

This spacious 12 acre facility is perfect for large families, reunions, small church groups, retreats of all kinds, small weddings, receptions, showers, birthday or other celebrations, and corporate gatherings.

The Lodge provides special accommodations for quilters and scrapbookers, providing extra electrical outlets, lighting, two large fans, ironing boards and irons, extension cords, a cutting table, work tables and padded chairs, etc. making the dining hall a magnificent workspace.

Both levels are semi-handicapped accessible with ramps outside and grab bars in each bathroom.

Family-owned and operated, The Lodge at Douglas Lake is meticulously maintained and every effort is made to ensure a memorable vacation for each group. Although we value your privacy, we are just a quick call away should a need arise.

Stroll along the walking trails that meander through Douglas Lake Resort.

Bring your boat and enjoy fishing, swimming, and skiing on Douglas Lake. Stay at our lodge while attending fishing tournaments in the area. There's plenty of parking for vehicles and boats/trailers and we have a private boat dock with swim ladder. Our newest addition is a beautiful stone fire pit with benches.

Call or email today for assistance in planning your special stay at The Lodge at Douglas Lake.

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Douglas Lake, also known as Douglas Reservoir, stretches out over more than 28,000 acres and 500 shoreline miles in eastern Tennessee. Douglas Lake is conveniently located near the intersections of Interstates 81 and 40, approximately 25 miles east of Knoxville. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Douglas Reservoir is close to the tourist communities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Most of the lake's shoreline is privately owned farmland and residential development.

Douglas Lake was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) during World War II to provide needed hydroelectric power for the war effort. Construction of Douglas Dam on the French Broad River began in 1942, and was completed in record time just 12 months later. Douglas Reservoir also provides flood control across the Tennessee Valley. The reservoir stores melted snow and spring rains for release during the dry summer months for power generation and maintenance of navigable water levels on the Tennessee River. The lower water levels during winter provide storage for next spring's rains. Water levels on Douglas Lake can vary 40 to 50 feet from low winter pool to high summer pool.

Although built for flood control and power generation, today Douglas Lake is a major recreation destination attracting two million visitors a year. Twelve public boat ramps provide lake access. Fishing, boating, water sports, swimming, and bird watching are popular lake activities. As water levels drop during the summer and fall, shore birds, wading birds, and other waterfowl flock to Douglas Lake to rest and feed along the shoreline's shallow water. Birdwatchers enjoy the migration from late July to early October.

Anglers flock to Douglas Lake for catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish (channel, blue, and flathead). Late winter and early spring also provide excellent fishing for sauger, walleye, and white bass when they make their spawning runs to the reservoir's headwaters. Although most game fish sustain a healthy population, occasional stocking of smallmouth bass, white crappie, and sauger supplement their numbers.

The TVA operates the Douglas Dam Headwater Campground and the Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground. Both self-service campgrounds include more than 60 campsites with water and electric hookups, restrooms with heated showers, boat ramp, picnic tables, and wildlife viewing area. The Headwater Campground also offers a swimming beach and the Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area, a 3/4 mile walking trail through 30 acres of hardwood forest with limestone sinkholes, views of Douglas Dam, and abundant wildflowers during the spring. The Tailwater Campground offers children's play equipment, river fishing with fishing pier, a bait and tackle shop, and a group pavilion that can be booked for special events. The TVA welcomes visitors to the Douglas Dam and power station.

For some off-water fun, take a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. View awe-inspiring mountain vistas by car or on foot. The park has over 800 miles of hiking trails, ranging from short jaunts to strenuous treks. And with 1,500 black bears living in the Park, visitors hope to get a view of these magnificent animals. As the sun sets over the Smokies, return to Douglas Lake to prepare for the next day's adventures.

More Details

Sara Wall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Sara Wall

Mike and Sara Wall have owned and managed another cabin in Sevierville for several years. Wanting to provide a memorable vacation experience for larger groups, they have now purchased The Lodge at Douglas Lake. It is our goal to personally attend to your needs and not just own 'another rental cabin'.

Sara Wall purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Sara Wall chose Sevierville

Our son lives in the area and we wanted to semi-retire here in Sevierville and be close to him and his family. We love the outdoors and lake, so The Lodge at Douglas Lake is a perfect choice for our family.

What makes this cabin unique

We love sitting on one of the covered decks and watching the wildlife or just enjoying the view of the lake and the mountains. It is perfect for family celebrations and getting everybody together. There's enough room for the whole family to spread out, but yet still cook and eat together or enjoy the water.

We love providing a clean, large space for weddings, retreats, business meetings, and family reunions. We enjoy meeting the variety of guests that travel to east Tn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your lodge! It was everything you said and more. The weather was super, the Lodge was in great shape, and we all enjoyed the lake. Your Lodge was the ideal place for our family reunion. Thanks again.
Jul 2014
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No loud parties or excessive drinking, no illegal drugs NO PETS
  • No refund for cancellations less than 90 days, more than 90 days $250 fee plus vrbo service fee
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet
    Pink Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mama. Papa, Baby Bear - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Four full baths downstairs, one and half baths upstairs. All full baths have tub w shower, toilet, and sink. Four baths also have closet rack for hanging extra clothes. All bed and bath linens are provided.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , This room is great for those who don't do steps well!
    Mama. Papa, Baby bear - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    The Pine Cone Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Boat Room - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Good room for Kids or groups
    The Pink Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 4 sleep sofa /futon , 2 futons, two queen Sleeper Sofas, one twin sleeper sofa
    Flower Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Deer Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Leaf Room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (8), Twin or Single Beds (5) XL TWIN, Baby Cribs (1) portacrib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 sleeper sofas, 3 futons, 1 loveseat sleeper
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Dining Hall/Conference Room, Set up for Quilters and Scrap Bookers, Wrap around deck, lakeside deck, walking trails,


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The Lodge at Douglas Lake Sevierville, Tn Enormous Group Lodge!
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 74 reviews

Amazing lodge for large groups

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge at Douglas Lake is absolutely perfect for large groups, and has everything needed to make a relaxing, fun filled getaway. The kitchen is HUGE, with every thing needed to satisfy your inner chef. Our group, 25 board game enthusiasts, had plenty of space and beds to sleep in. The great room is the perfect space for a group gathering. Everyone loved this place, and our annual board game extravaganza just found a new home. Thanks Mike and Sara!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Abe, for bringing your group to stay at The Lodge at Douglas Lake. We enjoyed hosting your group and it was fun to see everybody enjoying themselves and relaxing. We look forward to hosting your group again next year!
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Great Place for Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Our family comes to The Lodge at Douglas Lake every year. We love it! So much space for everyone and the owners are helpful but not intrusive. The kids really like the outdoor space and bring their games.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy hosting your family each year and look forward to your return.
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It was fantastic for our youth group!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was great for our 20 students and 6 adults. As well as the owners and management being extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, we were happy to host your group at the lodge. Thank you for leaving it in good condition. We look forward to your return.
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Very homey and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved the lodge. My desire was to have all of the family sit at one table. The lodge made that possible. Enough beds for everyone. Cozy and comfortable. Kitchen was amazing. The special touches, from the handmade quilts to the owners stopping by the spread salt on the steps. They have the way of making people feel at home and want to come back. Thank you to the Walls.. we loved the lodge.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family enjoyed staying at the lodge. I enjoy making the quilts for our guests to snuggle under. We were happy to spread the salt to keep everyone safe. Please stay with us again.
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Great place for large family gathering. We hope to stay again sometime.

  • 4 of 5

Overall we loved our stay. A couple of minor issues. We couldn’t get the DVD player to work and the coffee makers need replaced.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am so sorry you didn't inform us of any problems each day when we picked up your trash. We would have been happy to replace the coffee maker (there are three of varying sizes) which we didn't know is not working or hook up any one of the four dvd players for you. Thank you for informing us now. We will immediately check into those issues.
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Very nice space for a large group.

  • 4 of 5

There were twenty eight of us and we fit well into the space. The place was clean and neat when we arrived and the owner came by regularly to take care of the trash and anything else we needed. It was very warm ( upper nineties) the week we were there and the air worked well and fans were placed in all the rooms to help with airflow, but two bedrooms were still quite warm. The kitchen was well supplied and had a industrial gas stove and a regular kitchen range for smaller things. The gas grill worked wonderfully for this number of people as well. Mike was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing your family to The Lodge at Douglas Lake. We are glad your family enjoyed your stay. It was a very hot week, but fortunately the lake is cool and refreshing. Mike works very hard to keep the property well-maintained. I will pass along your appreciation. Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sevierville, Tn
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Sevierville Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 411
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Close to Gator Point Marina, Dollywood, Splash Country, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tanger Mall, The Old Mill, theatres, Sevierville Golf Course, Gatlinburg Golf Course, restaurants, Smoky Mountain National Park, Ripken Experience, and LeConte Convention Center.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund