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

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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!

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on the patios--smoking receptacles located outside kitchen and ground floor doors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets can be boarded at veterinarians just minutes away....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheel chair accessible on each level--use vehicle to go from one level to the other--drive right up to each entry....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 26-30

  • Bedroom 2 - upstairs: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Located on ground floor...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Bedroom 3-upstairs: 1 queen


  • Great Room-downstairs: 1 bunk bed

    Double under, twin over...moreless

  • Bedroom 6-downstairs: 2 twin/ single, 4 bunk bed

    3 single bunk beds, 1 double under and twin over...moreless

  • Alcove-upstairs: 1 twin/ single

    Alcove off hallway-upstairs...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bed Summary: Queen = 3 Full = 5 plus sleeper sofa Twin - 14

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Family


  • 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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Country setting, but close to I-75 and restaurants and shopping....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    There are tables and chairs in the sun room suitable for large groups of 25-35....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat in house. Space heat in the sun room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of space for parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper napkins and paper towels are provided. Some spices provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is plenty of yard--8.5 acres....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 23 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%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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: 05/22/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
McGhee Tyson, Knoxville
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harrison's Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Knoxville or Oak Ridge
Norris, TN, USA
Nearest Motorway
441, Norris Fwy.
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Ski

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.


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 Run 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.

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 a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dwarf Iris at Rabbit Run Entrance

    Dwarf Iris at Rabbit Run Entrance

  • Kitchen


  • Sun Room viewed from other end

    Sun Room viewed from other end

  • Upstairs Living Room

    Upstairs Living Room

  • Second Bedroom - on Main Level

    Second Bedroom - on Main Level

  • Downstairs Sitting Area

    Downstairs Sitting Area

  • Downstairs Bed Room No. 1 and Sleeping Area

    Downstairs Bed Room No. 1 and Sleeping Area

  • Second Bed Room, Downstairs

    Second Bed Room, Downstairs

  • Doe and fawns in back yard.

    Doe and fawns in back yard.

  • Bentley, the guinea pig

    Bentley, the guinea pig

  • Side Yard

    Side Yard

  • Barbecue in Side Patio

    Barbecue in Side Patio

  • Sun Room, Main Level

    Sun Room, Main Level

  • Large gathering at Rabbit Run

    Large gathering at Rabbit Run

  • Master Bedroom - on Main Level

    Master Bedroom - on Main Level

  • Third Bed Room -  on Main Level

    Third Bed Room - on Main Level

  • Downstairs Bunk Room

    Downstairs Bunk Room

  • Rabbit Run Retreat

    Rabbit Run Retreat

  • More Downstairs sleeping

    More Downstairs sleeping

  • Norris Dam

    Norris Dam

  • Barn Rabbits

    Barn Rabbits

  • The Girls

    The Girls

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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