Fully loaded, luxury lakefront cabin located by famous "Jump'n Bridge"
About John Bertke
John Bertke lives in Dayton Ohio and enjoys visiting Norris with his friends and family. He enjoys fishing and smoking cigars. He took over management of this property in early 2014.
Why John Bertke chose Lakeside Estates
They say 'location' means everything. "Wake Dreams" cabin is 7 minutes from the city of Lafollette, 5 minutes from the main road, inside a gated community, right on the water's edge, and a boat ramp just around the corner.
What makes this Cabin unique
I'm an avid fly fisher, my wife loves to golf, and my daughters never tire from wake surfing so my whole family stays happy when we visit Norris Lake.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Just got home from our trip and am ready to go back already! The house suited our needs perfectly. We were 10 and had more than enough room. The kitchen was perfectly stocked, we were even able to make our Easter ham in a provided roasting pan, first time I've seen that. There were baking sheets, pyrex casserole pans, more than enough frying pans, blender, griddle, everything you could need in the kitchen. Had some issues with the AC, reached out to John who had someone there within 10-15 minutes! John was very responsive to our questions and very helpful. You will need to by all the basics, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, sponges but that's usually norm. The house was clean and could use a deep cleaning, which John said was scheduled, we were the first ones there for the season. The lake is beautiful, the fire pit was fantastic, rented a pontoon boat which we were able to keep right at the house. All in all, a wonderful vacation and I would highly recommend this property or any property maintained by John. Thank you!!
We stayed at Wake Dreams this past summer and returned again over the holidays for a family getaway. The lowest level has been completely renovated with all new drywall, hardwood floors, bathroom, and looks amazing. There is no musty smell or odor and we were very impressed. This house has an amazing location in the summer since it is at the front of the neighborhood in a no wake zone very close to the bridge. In the winter it has deep water and concrete steps with an amazing view. The fire pit was great and they even delivered firewood to us! There were more than enough dishes, pots/pans, and silverware for our group. We'll be definitely back this summer!
Thank you for returning to Norris Lake and Wake Dreams cabin. The new owners have poured great effort into this beautiful cabin including the addition of the fire pit and clean access to the year-round floating dock. As a repeat Norris traveler I see you noticed the strategic combination of isolation for nice, deep swimming yet close enough to the wildly popular ‘Jump’n Bridge’, open ski water, an numerous marinas 😉� And yes we finally found and mitigated the nuisance walk out level musty source. Along with all new walls we eliminated the carpeting and replaced with the popular luxury vinyl planking. Hope to see you all again.
OK...Lots of beds, but walk out level is a waste
11 Golfers stayed here for a 3 day tournament.
We enjoyed our stay but there were some issues.
The walkout level was a waste...musty smell and outside entrance only, very separate from the rest of the group.
Parking was also an issue, very little room for 4-5 cars.
If your planning based on beds, don't count on the walk out level, everything else is fine.
Also should be aware that the area around the cabin has no service, like none....so you need to have a map, and use the wifi at the house.
If you book after Labor Day, lots of things close up, stores marinas etc.... go before the holiday.
Norris Lake does have much to offer including the nearby golf courses. These courses remain open **all year** as well as the large restaurant, many grocery stores, fast food, drug stores, liquor store, and hospital 7 minutes from the cabin. Shopping malls in Clinton and Oak Ridge provide great Christmas shopping opportunities. Catch the latest movies at the theatres. Some of the marinas start winding down after late September. The 5 minute away Sugar Hollow remains open weekends very late in the season. As you had indicated much of the lake is underserved by the cell phone industry but this is not exclusive to Wake Dreams or its location. Cell service is a challenge all over the area due to the mountainous terrain. As a result we provide free land line long distance, free wifi, and free maps/directions to the cabin. As anyone who has visited expensive water front property, parking is a premium. Wake Dreams has an advantage over the others in the neighborhood by having plenty of parking for 6-7 vehicles if parked orderly. The musty smell has been mitigated and the entire walkout level has been renovated.
Beautiful big house.
We really loved this house and the part of the Lake the house is on, right down from the jumping bridge and Sugar Hollow Marina. The boat dock was covered and very nice. The master bedroom was awesome and the house is beautiful. No complaints. Just some minor things that need done like caulk around the kitchen sink, update some pots and pans and dishes, little things like that. We will likely be coming back again next year.
Good for a large group
Overall, the house was fine. I felt a little misled about two of the bedrooms. They could only be accessed from the outside and you had to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to the other. With most of us having younger kids, those two bedrooms made a big difference. They weren’t doable for the kids because we couldn’t hear them from the top level if we put them to bed before us. Other than that, it had a floating dock which we enjoyed and a nice fire pit. The house was clean and the hot tub was a big hit. We would definitely come back to Norris Lake!
As you had indicated at booking, you had never been to Norris Lake. It is always helpful to become familiar with the new vacation location. As for the “walkout” level separate entrance we list this in the description section and the photo caption. Many cabins located on Norris Lake have this feature. Many travelers enjoy this isolated feature – some do not.
Beautiful home! Bottom level was extreme musty and unusable but the rest of the house was great!
Wake Dreams was a beautiful house. It fit our family of 15, however the bottom level was extremely musty which meant we could not use it and some families had to share rooms. There was a big dehumidifier in one of the rooms but the smell was so overwhelming that we could not put people down there. The dock worked out perfect for our 2 jet skis and boat. Our family enjoyed swimming every day off of the swimming platform as well. Overall, we enjoyed the house!
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. For the 2019 season the new owners have done many nice upgrades to this beautiful cabin.
After the busy rental season ended we removed the entire flooring to discover an old water leak. As a result the leak was mitigated and the entire level was completely renovated with all new flooring, subfloor, and drywall.
Be As You Are offers the best of all worlds. Located on the shorline of the huge Norris Lake, you are 3 minutes from ski water and still 5 minutes away from LaFollette offering restaurants, groceries, hospital, drug stores, movie theatre.....