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Norris Lake Rentals - 'The Big Dipper' Dining for 30, Wet Bar, Billiards

Bedrooms 9
Space 418 m²
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 26 years of age to rent this cabin*****

****During summer season and holidays, the cancelation policy is extended to 90 days instead of standard 60 days*****

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.

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More Details

John Bertke
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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 Norris Lake

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:
  • 418 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Norris Lake Rentals - 'The Big Dipper' Dining for 30, Wet Bar, Billiards
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The owner is super responsive, and the property is very well maintained and clean. We were a group of 19 adults, and the place never felt small for the size of our group.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rick K from Dayton

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we hoped for. Plenty of space, restrooms, it was very clean and updated. We enjoyed the shufflepuck game in the basement. Surround sound on every level. WIFI & House phone to keep touch with the outside world. Its in a perfect location, the dock has plenty of parking for our multiple watercraft. Very close to the Jump Bridge which was a happening spot! I would recommend the "Big Dipper" to anyone & everyone! I can't wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property and Owner

  • 5 of 5

The owner's communication was unmatched, he made sure we had everything we needed to get there and get situated, and even called during our stay to make sure we had no issues. Our family consists of 11 Children and 8 adults and everyone left happier than they arrived!!! The 3 levels with individual common areas were awesome, as it allowed our girls and boys to have their own areas. The appliances ran smoothly, and never did we have an issue with making ice, as there are 3 refrigerators. Parking was great since we were at a dead end, so no traffic, and we could double park, which was a plus. Overall, I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio, USA

Comfortable Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations at the Big Dipper were comfortable and relaxing. The view from the house is spectacular. The house has 3 refrigerators, which came in handy. No problems with over-working a refrigerator. The dining room table is incredibly long-one of the great perks of the house. The owner/manager was easy to work with and responsive. I'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, I am glad your group had fun. With the massive size of your group, spanning our multiple cabins, you all were amazingly organized. It will be fun to see you all back again for 2017. Thanks, John
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What A TRIP!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and close friends just completed our stay at the Big Dipper and the accommodations were ideal. The view from the kitchen, onto the lake, is the best in the cove and the layout was perfect as each family had their own floor. The kitchen was spectacular with two dishwashers and a dining table big enough to accommodate 20 people. The three refrigerators came in handy as did the full-size washer and dryer.

We rented two boats and two wave runners and the dock was perfect with two covered spots for the boats and two floating platforms to park the wave runners. The jacuzzi was very nice after a full day on the lake and the game room kept the kids occupied. The house has NO shortage of TV’s and everyone had there own bed which is difficult to find when housing 12-15 people.

Access to the jumping bridge, proximity to Sugar Hollow Marina and Shanghai Marina made for added convenience. Although secluded and private, the gated community is close to town where we were able to shop for groceries and daily essentials. The owner was great to work with and was very accommodating. In addition to the great memories, we spent valuable time together with our friends and family which made for the perfect get-a-way. We are already talking about our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bub, You nailed it "great memories with friends and family". Norris is an ideal location and The Big Dipper is the ultimate gathering place. Thanks for noticing that "best location" in the cove; perfect view up the creek as well as down the creek. Hope to see you all again, John Bertke
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Chattanooga, TN

A retreat to remember

  • 5 of 5

This home was just that, a home.

My family gets together with 9 other families every year for a weekend getaway. It was a tradition that began in college, and we have continued on for 13 years straight. As singles became couples, we searched for a bigger place to lodge. Then, as couples became families, we needed an even bigger place to lodge. We were running out of hope, until we found this little gem. It is tucked away in a secluded area, on the water, with an abundance of rooms and beds to accomodate such a massive gathering. The comforts and extras provided entertainment in the basement, a quiet resting place for the little ones in the middle of the day (as well as in the wee hours of the morning), and our favorite part of The Big Dipper was the big dining room table that accomodated all of us at the same time. Some of our best conversations and the most meaningful times of fellowship happen around the table.

The owner was a joy to work with. He provided prompt responses to all of my questions leading up the the visit, as well as during, and even afterwards. He is a fair man to work with, whom I never once felt any frustration or dismay with.

When you schedule your next visit, I trust that you will have a similarly pleasant experience as you plan your trip, and then settle in for a time of quality fellowship and enjoyment with those you love at The Big Dipper.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
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Jumping Bridge
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Sugar Hollow Marina
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Shanghai Marina

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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
Spring Season
6 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Special
31 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Sumer
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
5 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79.06
Refundable Damage Deposit A$335.02
Cleaning $300+ 9.25% tax A$439.21
Tax Rate 14.25%

Pricing excludes holidays.
Cleaning fee includes bed linens and bath towels.
Must be a minimum 26 years of age to rent this beautiful and well maintained cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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