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Up The Creek Cabin - Norris Lakefront Home, 3 miles from I-75 exit 134

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Newly renovated 5 bedroom - 3 miles from town - much easier than Deerfield!

This 5 bedroom home has just been remodeled / refurnished and is a gorgeous vacation spot! Features 5 bedrooms (1-king, 3 queens, 4 bunk beds) and 2 sleeper sofas to sleep up to 16. 2 spacious living areas, a full kitchen and a kitchenette. 2 huge decks (upstairs and downstairs) spanning the length of the house facing the lake.

This is a great spot to vacation and enjoy Norris Lake. 3 Miles to I-75 - about 7 minutes on an easy to drive road! No 45 to 60 minute drive on winding switchback country roads like staying at Deerfield, Shanghai, Big Creek, Norris Shores, or other parts of the lake - easy access to marina, stores, and restaurants!

Dean Salem
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Dean Salem

We moved to Norris Lake from Dallas, TX 10 years ago. We love this area and can help make your vacation amazing. We have suggestions for all the local eateries, shopping, antiquing, sports, and entertainment.

Dean Salem purchased this house in 2012

Why Dean Salem chose Norris Lake

This is a great spot to vacation and enjoy Norris Lake. 3 Miles to I-75! No long drive on winding switchback country roads like staying at Deerfield, Shanghai, Big Creek, Norris Shores, or other parts of the lake - easy access to marina, stores, and restaurants!

What makes this house unique

Great decks, views, lake access, and newly renovated and furnished - PERFECT!


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Up The Creek Cabin - Norris Lakefront Home, 3 miles from I-75 exit 134
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Labor Day Trip 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families staying at this property for a long weekend, and had plenty of space for everyone. The house comes with pretty much everything you need for a trip, along with some extra unexpected amenities for entertainment such as board games, movies, things to keep the kids busy (they really enjoyed the lego set in the lower level), etc. As for functionality with the lake, the location couldn't be better. The property is literally a 2 second boat ride from the marina's no wake zone. The dock is excellent for both swimming/relaxing and keeping the boat safely secured when not out on the water. As mentioned previously, the driveway easily allows for 3 cars, and could probably manage to squeeze 4 depending on the types of vehicles. The offsite space provided for storage of the boat trailer is close and easily accessible. We did have a minor issue with the grill, but it was resolved, and we were even reimbursed for the inconvenience. The responsiveness and courtesy of the owner and manager is excellent. I've also already received reimbursement via PayPayl for the security deposit and we've only been back home a few days - some places take up to 3 weeks. Overall, very satisfied, and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June 2016 Trip

  • 5 of 5

-Owners and management were very easy to work with

-House was in great shape and as advertised

-Deposit was returned in full within 1 1/2 weeks of leaving

-Dock was large and in great shape

-The only negative (just a fact of being on the side of a mountain) was no parking for boat trailers. However, they provide an offsite spot for the trailer.

-Overall, this is a great property and I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unresolved issues....still.

  • 2 of 5

Communication with the owner was easy in setting up our stay. The owner was accommodating in planning our trip. We even negotiated a non-refundable pet deposit.

The house is in a great location and you get exactly what you see in the pictures. Please note there is no blender or grill brush in the photos. The grill has not been cleaned recently. In fact, neither had the jetted tub as black mold shot out when we tried to use it. We were unable to use it on our trip.

Additionally, it’s been 6 months and we still do not have our deposit properly refunded to us. We've been accused of damages that have never been proven and seem unlikely and far-fetched. The owners are arbitrarily keeping portions of our deposit, without documentation. We have begged for ANY documentation and none has been provided. The owner's communication has become extremely difficult and evasive. This seems to have become an issue of the owner attempting to make some extra money on a rental which they are not owed.

One final note, the owner is not-so pet-friendly and if you are willing to risk the rental of this property, beware, you may be accused of damages that are fictitious and lose your deposit. Further action is being taken against the owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest negotiated a 50% discount on the pet deposit because she said her 3 dogs were kennel kept, never on furniture, and well behaved. We are dog lovers and own 3 well behaved large dogs (A Hound, a Dane, and a Shepherd). She said she was clean and would make sure the house was clean before departure. Unfortunately, the house was left with dog fur all over the house. Dog fur all over the floor and carpet, tufted in the corners, on the furniture, and in the beds. I own 3 large dogs and have never seen a house with so much fur after 1 week. In addition, since it was raining during their stay, this group decided to avoid the rain and make BBQ ribs in the oven directly on the oven racks instead of using the multitude of roasting pans and baking sheets supplied in the house. They also broke a shelf on the living room furniture. We have impeccable service and are always available to handle any issues or problems. When the guest called about the "black mold" in the Jacuzzi, it was explained that the black is pump dust caused by guests who turn on the jets without sufficient water in the tub. However, we offered to send a maid out immediately. The guest said it was not necessary. In addition, there is a blender in the house and multiple grill brushes. We lost a full days rent ($380) and had to provide the next guest with alternative space due to the additional time required to clean up after this guest and her 3 dogs. She should have been charged the full pet deposit and additionally for the broken shelf and utter disregard for the oven. However, we only deducted $175 from her deposit. The rest was refunded to her within the time frame required by the rental agreement. Deposits and guests who trash houses are not profit centers for beautiful lake rentals.
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Great place for large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group made up of four families, various ages. We had plenty of room and everything was very nice. The back decks are awesome and having two kitchens comes in handy. Had great fun on the dock and boating on the lake. Be sure to hike Devil's Racetrack and check out the views and waterfalls. We had a great time and strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairborn, OH 45324

Perfect house with the perfect water

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house with 3 small families and had a great time. The new dock did a fantastic job securing our wakeboard boat of any damage from wakes of passing boats. This was a very clean house with plenty of plenty of room. Look forward to more years of rental. Only suggestion is to replace the grill because it has seen better days. House had wireless internet and cable TV so the kids were connected to the outside world. Parking outside the house allowed for 3 vehicles with the marina just a walking distance away. Security deposit returned promptly!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home with three families and had plenty of space for everyone. The home was very clean and equipped with some extras like games and legos. Beautiful view of the lake with an awesome dock and deck. There are lots of steps to the dock which is typical for this area. Very close to the marina although away from boat traffic. The owner stopped by when we were on the dock to ensure we were enjoying our stay and had everything we needed. He also provided us with lots of information about the area. Everyone in our party agreed this was the nicest place we have stayed since we started traveling together.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Knoxville Tyson McGhee Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-75, exit 134 - Lafollette/Caryville/Jacksboro
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Twin Cove Marina
Nearest Ski
Waterski from the dock at the house
Car: recommended

Take a boat down Norris Lake, see the scenery on over 800 miles of shoreline around you and imagine a time long past, when the American Indians still roamed the mountains. As you ride across the 34,000 acres of beautiful clear lake water, dream about the days of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Ski, fish, boat, jet-ski, swim, golf, and relax in the Foothills of the awesome Smoky Mountains. Enjoy your visit to Norris Lake in Tennessee!


Rates & Availability

Caryville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak
Sep 4 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.25%

$2,500 per week - weekly rentals hold priority on the calendar
$1,800 per Weekend - Weekends are only 4 day rentals and include any of the a Fri, Sat, Sun, or Mon.
$430 per day
$500 Non-refundable deposit must be received to hold your reservation & becomes security deposit.
*Security deposit returned after departure inspection via check, credit card refund or Paypal refund.
If you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival date and the house is not rented for your dates, $0 is refunded.
If you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival date and the house is rented for your dates, $300 is refunded.
If you cancel within 30 days of your arrival date, you are responsible for the entire Rental Fee.
$300 Pet Deposit (per pet) is Non-refundable.

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Caryville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom Queen 1 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom Queen 2 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom Queen Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom Bunk Beds Downstairs - 2 bunk bed , 4 Twin Mattresses on 2 sets of Bunk Beds
    Living Room Areas - Upstairs and Downstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Full size Sleeper Sofa / Futon in the Living Areas (2), 4 twin beds on 2 sets of bunk beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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