Beautiful 8 bedroom lakefront cabin with secluded swimming area
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 November 2016.
Why John Bertke chose Flat Hollow Marina
They say 'location' means everything. "Shady Grove" is 15 minutes from LaFollette, 10 minutes from the main road, inside a private 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 wake surfing so my whole family stays happy when we visit Norris.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Family Place to Stay!
This was the perfect house for our family! Lots of space and beds for everyone!
Thanks for appreciating all this darling cabin has to offer.
I sure hope to see you all again, John
Beautiful and comfortable house to stay with family, we loved it
Beautiful place and house, the views are spectaculars. We found every thing that we need in to the house, the jacuzzi workes, and the river in the back is beautiful... Perfect for a winter vacation but for the summer could be great too...
Hermoso lugar, las vistas son espectaculares. Dentro de la casa encontramos todo lo que necesitamos. El jacuzzi funciona perfectamente y el rio al fondo de la casa está hermoso... Lugar perfecto para vacaciones de invierno y para el verano sería fantástico también...
Your group discovered the advantages of this spectacular cabin. You are correct that during the summer that river, called Norris Lake, widens, opening up into a large swimming area right off the dock. It is as though this cabin has its own perfect corner of the world.
large house and has a lot going for it but...
The inside i would say was clean and very nice but the outside grounds are a disaster. There was a ton of garbage under the decks, around the fire pit and in the driveways. Absolutely no grass/lawn area and the second driveway is kind of useless for there is not enough stone in which i imagine the rain washes it away. Would not recommend for pet owners. The dock is very nice, lake is gorgeous and a great gathering place. The owner was very responsive to questions thankful for home away never sent us what the house had available in it, directions house to get there, and the do's and don't. Would have been helpful packing if we new before we were 600 miles into our trip.
I am glad you discovered this "clean" and "great gathering place." Thanks for the compliment on our repose to your needs from painlessly getting you an extra night and directing you to strategic watercraft rentals.
From here your review went off the rails - Norris Lake is a mountainous terrain and finding large rentals on flat area "with grass" is very, very rare. These cabins are usually built on the sloped shorelines and are required to be above the dam's elevation.
Upon seeing your "garbage under the decks"' I rushed over to investigate and found the "garbage" was decking materials used for periodic deck and steps repairs. With expensive waterfront property, many of these cabins do not have room for garages. As a result, materials may be stored under the decks. I did find some Pepsi cartons near the fire pit apparently used as campfire kindling.
Perfect for our family!
Perfect for my family week to celebrate my retirement. Really clean with a modern wel-stocked kitchen - don’t bring anything. Plenty of outside seating. We rented a boat which fit perfectly in the covered dock. Each of our kids’ families had their own area and bath. Not for those challenged by steps but great for us!
Congratulations on your retirement. Now you can visit us at Norris Lake as often as you like :)
Great mountain cabin experience
Property exactly as described...fantastic for large groups. The kitchen was outfitted for cooking in contrast to some properties we have rented that did not have adequate dishes, pans, etc. The deepwater dock was very enjoyable, but you would do well to bring a pop-up tent for shade during the hotter parts of the day. We had a nice time were pleased with the property.
I am glad you enjoyed the cabin and property. We enjoy having spirited groups like yours.
Private and relaxing get away
This house was even prettier in person than in the pictures. It is very spacious, updated, fully stocked and very clean. We loved that it is the last dock in a cove so it was quiet and private. The owner, John, was very responsive when we contacted him during our stay. I highly recommend this house.
Your review was spot on. It is hard to truly capture these large cabins on camera. You also nailed the seemingly private swimming area feeling like you are in your own world on this wildly popular lake.
The cabin is a short 2 minutes away from the marina for restaurant, convenient mart, watercraft rentals, etc.
A 15-20 minute drive leads to a large grocery store, hospital, drug store, and fast food.