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5 Bdrm, Private Dock, Year Round Fishing on Cherokee Lake. Rutledge TN

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Year round access to Cherokee Lake. Make this a wonderful place to relax with nature. A get away for large groups with 5 bedrooms, 3 bath on peaceful Cherokee Lake. Across the lake from the Panther Creek State Park, this 4,000 square foot home offers beautiful views. A large back yard with access to a private dock, our house is a dream for families and couples alike. There is a wrap-around deck upstairs with access to the open floor plan for entertaining groups. The master suite provides its own private lake view. Two of the other bedrooms have super comfortable queen beds also with a lake view. The fourth room has two full beds and the fifth bedroom has two bunk beds for the kids. There is an additional sleeper sofa in the recreation room. The backyard fire pit and private launch ramp make for easy day and evening fun.

There is parking for a maximum of four cars or 2 cars and one boat trailer.

Just an hour from Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Bristol Motor Speedway. Take a short day trip to Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Knoxville or the Biltmore Estates. Famous for Grainger County tomatoes. Cherokee Lake is one of several Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Lakes with year round fishing and water recreation.

Retreats are fun at Bear Den South!

Are you tired of running around after kids? Is work stressing you out? Do you need a break and love to scrapbook, quilt or relax with friends. Come join us for Mama Bear’s Retreat at Bear Den South or host your own retreat with friends!

You can lay out on the deck and read, scrap or quilt in the large recreation room, drift on the lake in the kayak, or sit in the relaxation station. Join us for one of Mama Bear's Retreats and be served home cooked meals, hot chocolate chip cookies at night or smores by the fire pit. Enjoy 48+ hours to craft to your hearts content. You can also plan your own retreat bring your own food or we can put dishes in the refrigerator for your group to cook when you are ready to eat.

Craft room has task lighting, six foot tables, comfy chairs, a kitchenette for treats, fire place, and it's own beautiful view of the lake and mountains.

Keywords: Relaxing, Lake Access, 5 Bedroom House, 16, Beautiful Lake and Mountain views

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About The Owner

Bear Den South is owned by Paul and Liz Johnson from Cincinnati, OH. We love our Tennessee home and neighbors. We are both business owners in Cincinnati and love to get away. We love to spend time with our large family, ride our motorcycles, boating and travel.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Morristown

Once you see the great view of Cherokee Lake you will fall in love with the lake and house like we did. We chose this location due to the beautiful views and easy access to miles of uncrowded water. It is a great location for short trip to the Great Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, and Knoxville. A two hour trip to Ashville, N.C. and the Biltmore Estates all places we like to go either with the family or on the motorcycles. If you like to ride motorcycles there are several scenic routes from the house to the Great Smokey and Cherokee Mountains.

What makes this house unique

Our family loves to boat, jet ski, kayak and swim in the clear water. We love the ability to float in the relaxation station or play in the water. There is also year round fishing on Cherokee Lake. If you are a marathon walker or runner, we have hills to walk and all of the neighbor hoods are linked by streets. There is also access to the state wide bike scenic route.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time fishing,kayaking,and relaxing! The house is beautiful and the lake is amazing!

Thanks for a great time.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Morristown

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read short term agreement for additional house rules.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in the recreation room., Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fire Pit, Private Dock, Boat access, Meeting space, AV equipment, Scrapbooking equipment, tables, chairs, and more...


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5 Bdrm, Private Dock, Year Round Fishing on Cherokee Lake. Rutledge TN
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 44 reviews
Hamilton, Ohio

The house was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, well organized, and very clean. The view of the lake from the deck was amazing!!! The house is large and has a great layout, there was plenty of room for everyone. Fishing was good from the dock out back, access was easy. There is a launch area close by so if you have a boat getting it to the water should be pretty easy. There is a paddle boat, sea kayaks, and relaxation station for lake fun and relaxation! This is a great place to stay, for lake fun, fishing, and is only 50 minutes from Pigeon Forge.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for staying with us. We hope you will come back next year. Liz and Paul
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Family Celebration! Great time!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family gathering. Everyone had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time. Hope you will visit again in the future! Liz and Paul
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Perfect view in a cozy environment

  • 4 of 5

We had the best Thanksgiving holiday in the cozy home. The views were beautiful and the space was perfect. Communication was great and would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the house for the holidays. We hope you will consider us again next time you are looking for a place for your family to gather. Liz and Paul
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home as our family vacation home July 2017. What a wonderful time, the house was beautiful and the view was amazing. It was easy to book and we had everything we needed when we arrived. We had a small issues (one of the smoke detectors battery was removed) so I contacted liz. She was great, she responded right away and we were able to get a replacement. Also the neighbors were wonderful one let us park our trailers at his house because we were having problems with our boat and needed to keep pulling it out of the water. ( if you need someone contact Tri County Marine in Morristown 423-587-2151 they were able to get us back in the water fast) also you will have the pleasure of meeting Tilly who is a black and white dog that belongs to the neighbor. She stole our hearts while we were there (she even made it into some family pictures). If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy your loved ones I would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at the lake. Very glad you we're able to find help with your boat. We hope you will look us up again if you are in the area. Liz and Paul
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Dayton, Ohio

Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in my family, 6 adults and 7 children love staying here. All are talking about going back next year. That will be our third year in a row. Lot of space for everyone. Large table where everyone can sit down together for meals. Perfect spot on the lake, middle section, where you have places to ski, tube, or fish without having to travel far. Only a short walk down the hill to the dock. Also, Gilmore Dock is just around the cove for gas and drinks or to store your boat if you choose not to tie it up at the house dock at night. We had a lot of rain on our last trip but that didn't prevent anyone from having a good time. The kids went swimming in the rain until we heard thunder. House is located in a large, quiet cove where you can use the paddle boat and kayaks without worry. Just remember to wear life jackets. If you have a large group, this is the place to stay on Cherokee.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you like the house. We greatly appreciate all the feedback you get. Looking forward to having you stay with us again. Liz and Paul
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rutledge property

  • 4 of 5

the house was very nice and met all our needs. beautiful view and swimming in the lake was wonderful. house had lots of extras that we needed. laundry facilities were not adequate since we had to do it all before we left. it was a great trip and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at the lake house. Sorry to hear you had trouble with the laundry. We modeled this policy off of other rentals we have stayed at. We are in the process of getting the second dryer. We hope you will consider us again if you are in the area. Thank you, Liz and Paul
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Den South
Nearest Point of Interest
Gilmore Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Hopper Bluff Estates Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Garbage Drop Off
Nearest Point of Interest
Ritter Farm
Car: necessary

Cherokee Lake Dam has a great park and swimming beach (pebbles) about 15 min. away. Gilmore dock is around to the next large cove for fuel and fishing supplies. Boat rental is available on the lake.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Morristown

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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30 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
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7 night minimum stay
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7 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
8 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
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7 night minimum stay
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14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
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7 night minimum stay
22 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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4 Aug 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
5 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$542.6

We require a short term agreement with the deposit at signing. Balance due 30 days prior to rental. Welcome letter with information on how to enter the property will be e-mailed. Monday prior to arrival. No Pets and Non Smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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