8 Bedrooms W/King Or Queen Bed In Each Room. 4 Sets Of Bunk Beds Great For Kids
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 2016.
Why John Bertke chose Lakeside Estates
They say 'location' means everything. "Rustic Haven" cabin is 7 minutes from the city of Lafollette, 5 minutes from the main road, inside a gated community, nestled in trees, right on the water's edge.
What makes this Cabin unique
I'm an avid fly fisher, my wife loves to golf, and my daughters never tire from wakeboarding so my whole family stays happy when we visit Rustic Haven.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Ideal if you want privacy
John was flexible and accommodating! If you like your privacy this is definitely the place for you! There are stairs all the way down to a flat walkway to the dock. The picture of the dock needs to be updated, because the dock is at the end of a cove ,not open and sunny as it appears online.
Trees block most of the view of the water from the top deck , which was disappointing. And the WiFi was really terrible. None of this stopped us from having a fabulous time with family!
I am glad you had a great time in this wildly popular cabin.
Unfortunately the internet around this massive lake is very limited. Travelers should keep this in mind when leaving their populated cities for a cabin in the woods. This cabin is up hideaway creek where you get privacy like no other place. Come back next year and I'll put you in the one of my cabins out in the open water where you can have all the sun and speeding boats.
I am glad you had a good time. Some people from the flat parts of the country are surprised coming to this beautiful mountainous terrain and its hilly roads. However, that's why this deep, oligotrophic style lake doesn't have the weeds & algae problems like your local Ohio eutrophic lake.
Super nice place! Would stay again!
The house is poorly maintained. Few holes in the walls, towels racks off the wall and not replaced
We had a great time at Rustic Haven. The only critic I would have is perhaps you need to look into a different cleaning service. The pantry had large crumbs scattered on the floor. We found a 1/2 gallon bottle of Capt Morgan in the bedroom (empty of course) In plan sight.(not sure how it was missed) No sheets on the beds. Maintenance on the house was poor. Needs a coat of paint. Didn't stop us from having a good time
property was clean, lots of room, lots of steps.staff came right away to fix toliet and bring propan
Path to boat dock a little treacherous especially when wet. Nice boat dock and swim area.
Very secluded, quiet, and fun stay
We had a great week at this location. Loved the dock and the water was wonderful. We swam, fished, boated, kayaked, went to the jumping bridge, zip lined and enjoyed family. The pictures need to be changed on the site, description is inaccurate. This is not the dock, the dock is similar but there are no steps leading to house, straight up like showed. If you have elderly or anyone who can't do steps with you, BEWARE! The lower part after many steps at Rustic Haven is a slope that can be treacherous. The other photo that is not accurate is the boat dock, It appears to be beside the house, it is actually quite a way from the house. Other notes, the dryer took 2 to 3 cycles to dry and many of the beds are extremely hard, some of us used the couches to sleep on because they were softer. I would have given it a better review if I didn't feel deceived.
I am glad your group had a fun time staying at our beautiful cabin. As you pointed out this very popular cabin is secluded which is rare for water front property.
Unfortunately from here your review becomes needlessly reckless.
I clearly provide my contact information and my crew's contact information. All you simply needed to do was call for the dryer repair. In fact since we manage so many properties we actually have spare appliances on site.
In regards to your opinion about "hard beds", if I install soft mattresses the next group will have back aches.
Everyone who has been to most East Tennessee lakes including Norris Lake know the mountainous terrain is challenging for those with limited mobility.
As for the dock picture you are correct in that the pictured dock is the same style and builder as the actual dock. This picture was used as an accurate representation while the actual dock was being assembled. Your accusation of deceit is again reckless.
Examine all the positive reviews on this as well as all of our cabins. Since there are so many positive reviews perhaps you should reevaluate your expectations.
Easy boat ride or car ride to numerous marinas for food, drink, services. Easy drive to Lafollette city for groceries, beer, liquor, golf, church & chapels, medical, shopping, etc.