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Group Retreat House--25 Minutes from U.T. Stadium, 5 Minutes from Norris Lake

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

5 bedroom; 3 bath home on 6 acres. Feel at home while away from home.

Rabbit Run Retreat is nestled in a beautiful, tranquil country setting, located in Norris, TN. A large yard with a patio provides space for outdoor dining or just relaxing.

There are two large great rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, 2 kitchens and 3 baths. One great room overlooks a peaceful valley and pond where deer often wander. It is set up with large tables for crafts, meetings or dining with a view!

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8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have plenty of yard area for children. The house is very family friendly....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking home. Smoking allowed on upper and lower patios....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pet boarding facilities available 3 minutes away with local veterinarians....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 26-30

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Located on lower Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom-- incl. bath. Main level....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Main Level....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Main level....moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 double, 5 twin/ single

    Located on lower level-- sitting/sleeping nook...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk is full under and twin over....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) There is one queen bed., 3 double beds., 6 twin beds., Bunk Beds (1) double under, twin above. There is a twin bed in the alcove in front of stairs--fine area for one person. Additional space for portable beds if traveler provides....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    In master bedroom on main level....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main level....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level....moreless

  • 3 full baths

Other Amenities

  • There are two large rooms--one on each floor--perfect for gatherings.


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Washer toss, board games...moreless

  • Television:

    2 tv's--one each level. Large tv on lower level....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful and peaceful country setting with a view of meadows, trees and mountains....moreless

  • Village:

    Just 2 miles to the scenic City of Norris. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    There is a table in the kitchen/dining are that seats 6. Four large tables in the Sunroom can seat 30-35....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 35 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The ground floor does not have air conditioning. It is partially underground, therefore, maintains a moderate temperature year round. There are fans and a dehumidifier for summer use....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two-- one on each floor. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking space....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Several local caterers....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, cookie sheets. Some extra large trays and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Every day dishes and a full set of china for 12. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide spices, condiments, and paper products. Water from the tap is good drinking water....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 each level....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large patios on both levels...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of space for walking, playing and enjoying the beautiful, spacious yard area in our country setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.6
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 14.75%


Minimum stay Monday - Thursday nights is 3 nights. Minimum stay for weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) is 2 nights.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville, Mcghee Tyson
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oak Ridge, Knoxville
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75-- exit 122
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fast foods and restaurants at the Interstate exit
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gatlinburg - snow; Norris Lake - water

Car: Necessary

Go to To see what's happening in Anderson County, click on 'Area Events' at the top of the page.

U.T. Football fans--we're just 20-30 minutes from the U.T. Stadium.

Some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast just minutes away from RRR.

We are located right behind the Appalachian Museum and 5 minutes from the Lenoir Museum, and Norris Dam.

The historic city of Oak Ridge is 20 miles from Rabbit Run. Be sure to visit the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Children's Museum.

There are antique shops and craft stores just minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Jim and Judy operated a sign shop, Val-U-Signs, in Oak Ridge, TN from the mid 80's until 2006. When we retired, our son purchased, and now operates, the business. I guess we couldn't stay retired because here we are starting another business. In 2005 we purchased a Crestline modular home and erected it on our property in Norris (8.6 acres). We lived in the home until early 2012. It's a lovely home, but more space than we need. We subdivided the property, moved another house next door and now live there. Over the years we have done quite a bit of entertaining in the Rabbit Run house. Plus there was one wedding and one memorial service. It really is a perfect place to have a gathering. We chose the name because we have had a rabbit rescue here for several years. Our rabbit rescue pen has become a home for chickens, two rabbits, and a guinea pig. Our granddaughter, Charlie, is an animal lover; and chickens are her current favorite. We still have a house rabbit in our home. He is a white dwarf named Marshmallow. There are also four cats--they are all gentle, and they may come to visit the Rabbit house yard.

Why the Owner Chose Norris, TN, USA:
It's a lovely and peaceful place. When we purchased the property in 1997, we wanted to be in the country without being too far from civilization. It's just a few minutes to drive to walking trails, streams, Norris Dam and Norris State Park shopping, and restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Only an hour away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, the retreat is 16 miles north of Knoxville, TN--just minutes away from Norris Lake, Norris Dam, the Clinch River, Appalachian Museum, U.T. Stadium, hiking, biking, and horseback trails. Shopping, restaurants, and easy interstate access are all close by.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rabbit Run Retreat House

    Rabbit Run Retreat House

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom #2
Main Level

    Bedroom #2 Main Level

  • Sun Room
Main Level

    Sun Room Main Level

  • Craft Sale in
Sun Room

    Craft Sale in Sun Room

  • Lower Level

    Lower Level

  • Lower Level

    Lower Level

  • First Floor Bedroom #2

    First Floor Bedroom #2

  • Patio
Outside Kitchen

    Patio Outside Kitchen

  • Norris Dam

    Norris Dam

  • Patio in Spring

    Patio in Spring

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom
Main Level

    Master Bedroom Main Level

  • Bedroom #3
Main Level

    Bedroom #3 Main Level

  • Family Reunion
Sun Room

    Family Reunion Sun Room

  • Lower Level

    Lower Level

  •  Kitchenette, Lower Level

    Kitchenette, Lower Level

  • Bedroom #1
Lower Level

    Bedroom #1 Lower Level

  • Pond below house

    Pond below house

  • Dwarf Iris
Entrance to RRR

    Dwarf Iris Entrance to RRR

  • Side Patio

    Side Patio

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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