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'The Big Dipper' Dining for 30, Wet Bar, Billiards, 7 TVs, 4 master suites

Bedrooms 9
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 9 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 30-32)

Norris Lake Rentals Off Waterfront Trl, La Follette, TN 37766

Welcome to the “BIG Dipper”. This massive, 4,500 square foot, 3 floor lakeside cabin offers cathedral ceilings, huge kitchen and formal dining room overlooking a large TV room, providing the ultimate entertainment for an extra large group of friends and family.

******Prior to booking, please read "NOTES" listed below******

The Big Dipper features oak and pine from floor to ceiling! 18 foot, 20 person, Amish custom built dining room table!

With 9 bedrooms (4 Master Suites), 7 full bathrooms, and a recreation room sofa sleeper, this spectacular home provides 10 sleeping quarters for up to 32 people. Couples will appreciate the lake views that each of the 4 Master Suites offer.

The extra large open kitchen is well equipped for crowds with a canopy vented 5 burner gas cook top, 2 wall ovens, microwave, extra large refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, and 3 food pantries. The extra large 7 seat island bar is equally suited for entertaining as it is for whipping up huge meals for the hungry group.

3 TV rooms and game room sporting Dish Network and DVD provides endless entertainment. The 4 master suites provide their own additional TVs equipped with Dish Network.

The game room features a wet bar overlooking the pool table, shuffleboard, fireplace, and your favorite ball game on the massive TV.

Saving the best for last- Three decks overlook the swimming cove of Norris Lake’s Cedar Creek. Walk off the back deck to your own personal dock that accommodates your boats, jet skis, and swim platform. No worries of speeding boat traffic.

Enjoy your private hot tub. The water is changed prior to your arrival.


*****Big Dipper is located in a gated community. You must be minimum 28 years of age to rent this cabin*****

Please do not hesitate to inquire with questions. We can help you with cabin details, lake water level, and boat rental suggestions. For large groups, weddings, and reunions, ask us about multiple cabin options, catering, and professional photography.

Keywords: Norris Lake Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Villas, Waterfront, Lakefront, Wakeboarding, Fishing, Skiing, Jet Ski, Family, Friends. On and On.....

More Details

John Bertke
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About John Bertke

John Bertke lives in Dayton, OH and enjoys visiting Norris Lake with his friends and family. He enjoys fly fishing and smoking cigars.

John Bertke purchased this cabin in 2010

Why John Bertke chose La Follette

They say location means everything. The Big Dipper is located in the woods, right on the waters edge. The fish come to swim around the dock. The boaters come to swim around the cove. There are two golf courses nearby. What more could you ask for?

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 The Big Dipper.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in La Follette, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Before selecting "book online" be sure all your questions are answered. DO NOT use "book online" to ask questions. Instead, select "Inquiry"
  • *** Post Labor Day and prior to Memorial Day dates REQUIRE an inquiry prior to booking.
  • New VRBO/Homeaway rules prevent passing direct email address & phone # until after the completed booking. Call VRBO customer service for more details.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All bathrooms complete w/ tub or shower. Linens provided.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , queen & bunk beds (twin)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 2 double bed , queen & bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 double bed , queen & bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double bed , bunk beds (full)
    Bedroom 9 - 1 large double bed , lake view
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , lakeview w/ bathroom and TV
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (2). Bed linens provided (flat sheet, fitted sheet, comforter, pillows, cases)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Big Dipper is known as 'The Ultimate Gathering Place'. It is perfect for multiple families as well as 9 couples. Plenty of parking. Huge kitchen. Huge dining room table. 2 covered slip 2 jetski swim platform personal dock. 7 TV's. Wet bar w/ dishwasher overlooking billiard table. 2 fireplaces. Exclusive >>>> we change the hot tub water prior to your arrival. Giant propane tanks feed your grill & fire places ensuring you're never empty.


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'The Big Dipper' Dining for 30, Wet Bar, Billiards, 7 TVs, 4 master suites
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Well equipped for our large group

  • 5 of 5

We brought our canoes and the kids had a blast. Loved having the dish tv package for nighttime tv watching. 3 refrigerators was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation home. We had a minor problem with one of the TVs, and the owner was very responsive. Place was beautiful, reasonable price, and really everything we hoped for. Couldn't ask for better. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Christmas time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great Christmas here! If you really want to relax, this is the place since cellphone reception is not very good here. There's wi-fi in the house, and a "home" phone which you can use for free on the long distance calls. Our family (15 adults and 6 kids plus a dog) had wonderful time. The view is amazing. This house is by the Norris Lake, which is controlled by a damn and the lake levels go way down in the fall and winter. By saying that, spending summer vacation here and fully enjoy the lake must be a blast! The house is at the end of the road so it's a lot of space to park (easy 6 cars can fit). Highly recommended rental.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the was perfect for our weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW!! Way beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

With 18 adults, 6 children between 1-5 and an expectant mother, we had room to spare. It was the best family get together outside of our homes we've ever had. All we had to bring was the food and the fun found us! Management was exemplary and we had no problems. The place was as clean & organized as any resort we have ever stayed at. The views were impeccable and the surroundings in the woods/forest were as clean and well kept as a state park. Not sure what the previous renter was referring to regarding the cabin being "not well stocked" because with 2-dishwashers, 2 coffee makers, 2 toasters, 2 refrigerators & double wall oven, plus I personally saw enough plates, cups & utensils to host a buffet for all of LaFollette...... I have absolutely no idea what else you could ask for. They also have a huge gas grill out on the back deck overlooking Cedar Creek making your cooking experience that much more relaxing. I brought my own boat and the dual covered dock was excellent. We also rented a pontoon boat and jet skis at Shanghai Resort right up the lake. What else can I say.....The only challenge I saw during the entire week, if you want to call it that, was the multiple trips up and down the steps to the cabin taking the kids on boat rides. I took people fishing and we caught numerous smallmouth bass throughout the week as well. There was ample parking in front of the cabin because it's on a dead end gravel driveway, unlike the cabins to the North which had very very steep driveways with much less parking. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to entertain large groups as we did.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our large group!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and worked great for our group of 23! We cooked all meals at the house and the kitchen was perfect for cooking for large groups. It was very well stocked and was so nice to be able to eat together at the large dining table. Everyone had plenty of space when together or to do their own things on the floor they were staying on. I would highly recommend this house!! The other houses in the cove are close together and there were several people partying nearby but everyone was respectful and quieted down at night. The neighborhood boat launch is very close but I would not recommend this for novices at launching. It is very steep, long, and narrow. It had been raining the day we arrived and I slid down the entire launch with my brakes locked. The owner is not kidding when he says to use the neighborhood launch if "you have strong brakes" in the directions he sends. Sugar Hollow marina is about a 12 minute drive and their launch is much easier.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in La Follette, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
23 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Special
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
Summer Special
31 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
8 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
22 Jun 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Special
10 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
30 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300+ 9.25% tax AU$441.74
Pet Fee AU$67.39
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95
Property Damage Protection AU$79.52

Cleaning fee includes bed linens and bath towels.
Must be a minimum 28 years of age to rent this beautiful and well maintained cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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