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A Group Retreat House--25 min. from U.T. Stadium, 5 minutes from Norris Lake

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Country Setting--sleeps 26+

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. Extra sleeping areas on ground floor. Beds to sleep 26, but plenty of space for portable beds.

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!


Owner
Judy Valentine
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Judy Valentine

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. Our granddaughter, Charlie, is an animal lover; and chickens are her current favorite. We still have a house rabbit in our home as well as 2 parakeets and a dove. The rabbit is a white Netherland Dwarf named Marshmallow. Just let me know if your children would like to visit Marshmallow and/or the birds, There are also four cats--they are all gentle, and they may come to visit the Rabbit Run house yard. There is another rabbit and two goats arriving soon.

Judy Valentine purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Judy Valentine chose Norris

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time there at Rabbit Run Retreat with a great group of Veterans and the program for Veterans, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Allowing us D.A. Veterans to come together and capture a little R & R, do a little fishing and be around a lot of great people. Thanks again and look forward to the next event. Sincerely, William (Charlie) PHWFF M'Boro, TN
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Norris Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Located on ground floor
    Bedroom 1-upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4-downstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5-downstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double/twin bunkbed plus a twin--on ground floor.
    Bedroom 3-upstairs - 1 queen
    Great Room-downstairs - 1 bunk bed , Double under, twin over
    Bedroom 6-downstairs - 2 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , 3 single bunk beds, 1 double under and twin over
    Alcove-upstairs - 1 twin/ single , Alcove off hallway-upstairs
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bed Summary: Queen = 3 Full = 5 plus sleeper sofa Twin - 14
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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A Group Retreat House--25 min. from U.T. Stadium, 5 minutes from Norris Lake
average rating of 4.65625 based on 49 reviews
5

This was outstanding!!

  • 5 of 5

Rabbit Run was perfect for our outing!!! It was roomy, clean and AC worked great. We used the kitchen and it was supplied well. I recommend it to anyone for any occasion!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having your group!
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4

Neat place

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and the hostess was helpful. Was cool having the chickens and goats around the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gathering place

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends gathered from FL, Oh, And IN to attend my daughters wedding. The house was perfect for us to gather in the evenings . Judy was very welcoming and accommodating . We all commented on how we wish we had more time to enjoy the house and the property , it would make a perfect retreat for church groups or families . ❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, I enjoyed having you! Thank you for the great review! Judy
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5

Beautiful Retreat!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay!!!! Rabbit Run was awesome, the accommodation were prefect for our large family. Ms. Judy was an awesome host she greeted us with a beautiful flower arrangement. We are planning to visit again already!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deniece, It was a pleasure meeting your family, and that you shared your wonderful story! I look forward to your next visit, Judy
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5

Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, ample space, well stocked kitchen. Great memories were made!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for the opportunity to stay at Rabbit Run Retreat. We found the house very comfortable and offered plenty of space. Hostess Judy greeted us with a lovely arrangement of fall flowers and she was most friendly. Good location for TN games and the dam and park are close. Highly recommend for group gatherings. Thanks again we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson, Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harrison's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Knoxville or Oak Ridge
Nearest Motorway
441, Norris Fwy.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Harrisons
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Many of the above services are located within 15 minutes of Rabbit Run Retreat. Others are in Knoxville, Clinton, Oak Ridge or Pigeon Forge--all within 90 minutes of our home.

Rabbit Run Retreat Address:

2862 Norris Freeway

Andersonville, TN 37705

US

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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