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Escape Klaus-Quiet Cove-Covered 2 Slip Dock - $499/2night fall getaways - WOW!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake Front House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Hello and welcome to the Escape Klaus. We are the Klaus', and this is our custom lakefront escape. The Escape Klaus was built to provide a “base” with which to build up lasting family memories. We plan to leave the house in our family for future generations. We hope you find an “atypical” rental that feels more like your own home. We would love for you to come back over the years and share our house right on the lake - in the woods - in the mountains - a perfect way to disconnect from the world and re-connect with your family and friends.

What is Unique about the Escape Klaus?

• Location, Location, Location! Powder Mill is a quiet cove just north of Springs Dock

• Close to town yet just north of the busy action on the water. Best of both!

• Only 10 Minutes to Springs Dock by boat or car

• Custom Design – 18 ft 'wall of windows' faces east to catch 24/7 lake views!

• Year round water lets you enjoy your beautiful private 2 slip covered dock.

• SMOOTH Concrete Path all the way to the lake - only a few steps down to the dock

• East exposure means sun drenched mornings, moon lit nights, and smooth protected water!

• Our house is located in a deep water cove – like living on a dead end road -low boat traffic!

• Huge 2 Story Trex Deck/Railings lets you enjoy a splinter free vacation

• 2-Slip Covered Dock means no more running down to cover your boats if it rains!

• Smooth Water + Low Boat Traffic are perfect for …

- Sun Bathing on the Dock – dock is quiet and relaxing.

- Floating in the lake (you too can be a human buoy wearing your life jacket like a diaper!).

- Teaching little ones to enjoy water sports – less waves/ boat traffic to cause anxiety.

- Ski out of the cove – no wasted time/gas boating 5 miles away!

- Great Fishing – Powder Mill Hollow is well known among the locals.

• Upper/Lower Great Rooms open directly to the screened porches w/large glass doors - go ahead and open up the house to lake breezes!

• Upper Great Room has a huge vaulted ceiling w/ a unique European 'kiva' Fireplace

• Lower Level TV Room has a 106' HDTV(That's 4x8ft big!) - Awesome for games and movies!

• Lower Level Great Room has a Kitchenette w/wet bar, m/wave, fridge, ice maker, and Combo Game Table(pool/ping-pong/air hockey)

• 'Identical' Upper/Lower Master Bedrooms directly access the Upper/Lower Screened porches

• Bedroom #3(Queen) has a door directly into upper master bedroom – perfect for small children.

• Lower Bedroom #4(Queen + Full Bunk + Twin) sleeps up to 7 – perfect for all the kids.

• Every Room has its own private attached full bath

• Outside shower to rinse off before coming inside + inside “wet room” to let stuff dry out.

• Unique Cork Flooring upstairs and stained concrete downstairs

More Details

Pam and Ted Klaus
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Pam and Ted Klaus

Hello - here are all the Klaus' in one photo - a rare find! - Pam and Ted(29 and holding), Erik(22), Sara Jane(19), and Emma Jo(15). Pam does all the real work & Ted is a product development engineer for Honda. 'BK'(before kids), we lived and worked for 2 years in Japan, prior to settling down in Marysville, Ohio.

Pam and Ted Klaus purchased this house in 2008

Why Pam and Ted Klaus chose La Follette

We fell in love with Norris Lake after our first visit in 2006. We love the simple beauty of the area, the stillness of 'our' little cove - Powder Mill, and the never ending possibilities that Norris Lake offers to us and to our family. Already we have re-connected with life as a result of building this home away from home! We invite you to build some memories at the Escape Klaus!

We built this house from scratch. Ted did all the legwork - with a wonderful custom plan courtesy of Richard Hlava (Ted's nephew) and the help of a local draftsman, we literally designed this house for us and our guests! From January of 2007 to March of 2009 we bought the land, planned the house, found our builder - Danny Russell, and completed all the details that go into a custom home - we hope you enjoy our house that can only hope to rival the natural beauty of the setting. We choose to build in powder mill based on the location on the lake. Our location is just off the main lake channel on a sheltered East-West Cove. The water in this cove is always smooth. Since the cove dead ends - you do not get all the boat traffic and waves - you can really relax down on the dock. Since the house faces east - even though we are nestled in the woods - you awake to glorious bright sunrises flooding the house with natural light. Powder Mill Cove is home to one of the oldest settlements on the Lake - Chapman Village. We think those early folks picked the perfect spot!!

What makes this house unique

True relaxation..letting with family and friends....hearing the kids laugh and giggle..enjoying the stillness of the morning watching the mist on the lake .... catching up on a great book all the local marinas - each one with a different feel. Meeting folks from all over that stay at or live on Norris.

Close by you can enjoy Cumberland Gap National Park, Cumberland Falls, Knoxville, and the Smokies. All of this is best enjoyed by 2 or more families - what a way to enjoy life!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in La Follette, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. For Safety - Adult supervision required at the dock at all times - rescue ring provided at the lower level exit down to the dock - please use it!
  • 2. Please don't "rock the docks" :) No wake in our "private" cove & please maintain a "football field GAP" to any docks in our cove - thanks!
  • 3. Cancellation possible with 60 days advance notice contingent on re-booking the property for the same dates
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #1.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#2 and Hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Suite #2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath with direct access to Bdrm#4 and Hallway
  • 4 Full bathrooms - each bedroom has its own full bath directly attached.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Sleeper Sofa in Lower Level TV Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room-Queen+Single Bunk+Full Size Bunk(sleeps 7)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Doors to access Hallway & Bdrm#1 - great for kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Master Suite#1 - opens to screened porch, Full Bath & Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master Suite#2 - opens to screened porch, Full Bath & Closet
  • Upper and Lower Level Master Suites are identical. Every Bedroom has direct access to its own full bathroom. There is a Graco Crib and a Toddler Bed located in the Walk in Closet of the upper Master Suite. Bunk Room Sleeps up to 7 with a full/full bunk + single bunk + Queen
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bring all your 'toys' to play on the Lake!! Boats, Jet Skii's, Fishing!! Norris has it all. Perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, bare footing, wake boarding, wake skiing, air chairs, kayaking, paddle boarding and our favorite - putting your life jacket on like a diaper and floating in the lake with a tasty beverage!! There are literally 8 different Marinas within one hour of us - all with cool food, cool gifts, and great drinks - you can literally survive by eating out all the time!


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Absolutely beautiful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a must see. There is plenty of room for both family and friends. Close to gas and groceries (10 miles away) and the nicest, quietest cove on the lake. It is an interesting drive through the countryside and obviously the driveway and the walk to the water are steep because of the awesome location of the house itself. We managed and got lots of exercise this week. We played pool, air hockey and ping pong. Watched movies and tv on the giant screen and had huge family meals together. You won't be disappointed, I assure you. The owners were more than eager to help with anything that we needed and were always easy to get ahold of. They allow pets and our dog absolutely loved being here with us!! Such a wonderful home away from home. I can't say enough about this place.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year we stayed at the Escape Klaus. We couldn't wait to get back! The house is beautiful and spacious. The location on the lake is perfect for us. It is in a quiet cove and only a short boat ride away from several marinas.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house we enjoyed ourselves

  • 5 of 5

Thank you we had a wonderful time. The house was incredible! We found the Raybans, I appreciate you looking for them. Have a great Memorial Weekend.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break last minute getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Escape Klaus. While we were there for some colder weather - it was never over 55 degrees - we had a blast with my 3 kids aged 10, 13, & 15. We spent time trying to catch fish off the dock, and countless hours at the ping pong table! The projector and large screen were a hit with the youngest, I loved the kitchen, fireplace and my morning coffee viewing the lake and morning critters. There is plenty of room and this home is in great shape and very clean.

I would love to come back when we can add swimming and boating to the activities. I had hoped to rent kayaks, but everyone was still closed for the season.

Make sure you have an all wheel drive before heading down that driveway! I initially thought I was stuck until I had some help getting up.

The homeowners are very responsive to any needs you have.

Highly recommend staying here!!

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, So glad you could escape to our house and spend some quality time with your family. So glad you enjoyed the Escape Klaus - we would love to have you visit again! For prospective renters - most driveways down at Norris are steep - ours included, but we navigate up and down with our Honda Fit or Civic or Odyssey just fine without all wheel drive. Pam and Ted
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Beautiful scenery. Beautiful house. Beautiful time.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most relaxing trips we have ever had. The house is beautiful and you are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery and nature. We would highly recommend this house to anyone, you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door. Thank you for such a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thanks for staying with us and for your kind comments about your experience at the Escape Klaus! Ah yes - that feeling of being nestled in the woods overlooking a gorgeous really recharges your spirit. Pam and Ted Klaus
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The house is fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

You'll love the quiet, no wake cove this house sits on as well as its proximity to the fun spots on Norris! The Tiki bar, bridge and G-Rides!

The home is adequate for 3 families with kids, with a number of nice enclosed patios to relax in the evenings.

You'll certainly enjoy your stay at Escape Klaus!!

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nate - We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at the Escape Klaus - it really is great to be so close to all the action and yet escape back to your own "almost personal" quiet cove. Pam and Ted
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Nearest Point of Interest
Springs Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Creek Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Hollow Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanghai Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Fast Freddies
Nearest Point of Interest
St Mary's Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Hollingsworth Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wall Mart & Blockbuster Video
Nearest Point of Interest
Deerfield Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Flat Hollow Marina

We are just north of Springs Dock & Deerfield Resort.

If you want to search using 'maps' - look for our RED CLAY Dock Roof

Google Maps - 365 Mill Rd, LaFollette, TN

Apple Maps - 345 Water Edge Ln, LaFollette, TN

Also check out the following places for fun and a change of pace - Downtown Knoxville & Oakridge, Museum of Appalachia, Cumberland Gap National Park, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smokies, and Off Road ATV Adventures .


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in La Follette, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 July 4th Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 End of Summer Special
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Labor Day Week
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Fall Getaways
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2018 - Dec 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
2019 Spring Getaways
Mar 1 2019 - May 22 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Memorial Day Week
May 23 2019 - May 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
2019 Summer
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 28 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2019 July 4th Week
Jun 29 2019 - Jul 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2019 Summer
Jul 6 2019 - Aug 23 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2019 End of Summer Special
Aug 24 2019 - Aug 28 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Labor Day Week
Aug 29 2019 - Sep 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
2019 Fall Getaways
Sep 5 2019 - Nov 13 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Thanksgiving
Nov 14 2019 - Dec 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$77.79
Cleaning Fee C$230.72 + Tax
Pet Fee C$131.84 + Tax

If for any reason your quote does not meet your expectation - please call us!

Life is too short NOT to escape with family and friends!! Ted and Pam :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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