"This was our first trip to Norris Lake and was worth every bit of the 14 hour drive from WI. The house was essentially perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner (the grill was perfect and plenty big enough to cook for 10+). The boat ramp was a HUGE bonus. I know you only put your boat in once and tie it up on the dock for the week, but it's the end of the vacation where this becomes a bonus. Instead of driving 15-20 minutes to the nearest marina, loading your boat, and then driving back to the house (because we all load our boat with most of the junk we brought); it was so nice to load at your private ramp, drive it up the driveway, load and head home. HUGE CONVENIENCE! And the dock was awesome. Kids loved the diving board, as well as adults. The water slide was a cool feature. The swimming dock was big and we used it to spread all the life jackets out to dry, etc.
Back to the house........the deck area was perfect with multiple tables to accommodate everyone. A good portion of the time was spent here. The bedrooms were comfortable. The living room was relaxing. The TV was perfect for viewing the Olympics during our stay. There is a finished basement with huge couch and TV which we never even used. We used the fire pit a few nights....perfect. Even the trash pick up was convenient.
The owner has been a pleasure to work with. Very easy going, very personable. We had no issues during our stay and the owner even checked in to make sure all was good. When we arrived, there is a notebook with detailed instructions - for trash pick up, how to turn on water slide, etc.
One huge point to make. When we were researching rental homes for Norris Lake, we were hoping to avoid a lot stairs, and especially steep stairs, which is nearly a impossible task. But we had grandparents with us, both in their 60's, one with a bad hip and two knee replacements......and they handled the walk from the home to the dock multiple times a day without issue.
We can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay at your perfect paradise. We definitely want to come back. Hopefully we can squeeze in again next year! And even the grandparents say "Tak" (hint: they are Danish)."
Guest: Jason W.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 27, 2016