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Come See the Fall Colors!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Jacksboro - The Firefly

Lakeview cottage - 1 bed/1 bath, sleeps 4

Want to get away from it all without spending a month’s salary? We have just the place for you . . . the new Cottages of Indian River.

These cottages are located just across the street from Indian River Marina and offer everything you need for your lake home away from home . . . fully-stocked kitchens for the cook, satellite TV in the living room and bedroom for the entertainment buff, WiFi if you must check your email, and a slip for your boat. If you don’t want to trailer your boat or don’t own one, rent one from us so you enjoy all 800+ miles of shoreline that the lake has to offer.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Indian River Marina
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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About Indian River Marina

Debbie and Chuck Samples have owned Indian River Marina for 20 years.

Indian River Marina purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Indian River Marina chose Norris Lake

Debbie watches too much HGTV and has had the itch to flip a house. When she happened upon pictures of tiny houses, she thought, "That's really all you need on vacation . . . a nice place to sleep at night because you're out on the lake all day." So, husband Chuck, conveniently a builder, helped fulfill the dream by working with her to design the Cottages of Indian River.

What makes this cottage unique

Brand new. Designer decorated. Rental includes boat slip. Two miles from town.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Come See the Fall Colors!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Exactly what we expected

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-night stay in the Firefly was the perfect getaway. The cottage was clean, modern and exactly how it was described on this site. It had everything that my wife and I needed for our stay. We ended up forgetting a few things for our stay, town is less than 10 minutes away which was nice. We also rented on of their pontoon boats for a couple of days. There was slight issue with the boat on the first day, Phillip already had a solution for us before even telling us the news. We didn't miss a single minute on the water. Phillip was running the marina all weekend, polite, helpful, hard-working young man. The amenities and service of Indian River were top-notch and we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place for a quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time, this cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solid as a ROCK - once again - but mother nature decided to rain a little bit!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here many times in the past and we love everything about it! Great covered boat slip, great place with everything you would need to cook and entertain with - but we enjoy the quiet time in the mornings while I enjoy coffee on the porch!

We did do something different due to the rain that had set in on Sunday morning - traveled to Knoxville and enjoyed brunch and a few drinks - I am really glad we did! We got back to the lake around 2 and the rain was gone and the water was glass!

We can't wait to get back here one more time before the weather turns cold!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Firefly Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very charming clean cottage. Staff very friendly and helpful. First time on Norris Lake, won't be the last.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lake house cottage on a perfect lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the firefly for four nights in July 2016. We were so happy with our experience and had a wonderful stay. The cottage was immaculate and decorated superbly. We had everything we needed except groceries and the grocery store was a short 5-10 minute drive away. I could live in this cottage I loved it so much. I cant tell you what a difference it makes to stay somewhere that is like brand new and so clean and modern. The parking was right out front with 2 extra long spaces and the marina was also right out front, just a short walk. The marina was so clean and the staff was excellent. This was our first time at Norris Lake and I am ruined for every other lake out there. It was so clean and beautiful. Debbie the owner was fantastic and a joy to work with. We will stay here again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The Firefly was very nice for our getaway! It was very well appointed and perfect for our getaway. The cottage had everything we needed. The staff at the marina had us checked out and on the lake quickly and efficiently. For those with their own boats, the launch is wide and perfect for stress free putting in, and retrieving! Overall a 5 star stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
50.2 Miles
McGhee Tyson (TYS)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Froggie's, by water
Nearest Motorway
7.4 Miles
Car: necessary

As one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the southeast, Norris Lake has a long history beginning as early as 1911. During this year, the location for a future dam development in the upper Tennessee Valley had been discovered. The future development site named "Cove Creek Site" at the time was chosen due to its natural landscape and ability to host a large dam. On October 1, 1933, the relatively new Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) took on their largest project and first dam, the construction of Norris Dam. The initial budget for the project was over $32 million dollars. Flooding had been a problem for the Tennessee valley for some time, and it was the goal for Norris Dam to bring some stability to the uncontrollable and unpredictable flooding as well as provide a substantial power source to the area. The name for the dam was an honor given to a long time supporter of TVA and Nebraska Senator George Norris (1861 - 1944).

On March 4, 1936, Norris Dam was completed with the gates closed. The finished dam itself is 1,860 feet long and 265 feet high. By January of 1937, the Norris Reservoir was filled completely, creating the largest reservoir on a tributary of the Tennessee River. Norris Lake hosts 33,480 acres of water surface and approximately 809 miles of shoreline. TVA's finished project, the Norris Dam, also proudly delivers a maximum energy delivery of 131,400 kilowatts.

The construction process of Norris Dam and the reservoir required massive purchases and acquisitions. Over 152,000 acres of land were purchased; 2,841 families and 5,226 graves were relocated to provide the construction area needed for the huge TVA project. The town of Norris, TN, was initially founded and built to house all of the thousands of workers involved in the construction of Norris Dam.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jacksboro, Norris Lake

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off-Season 2016-17
6 Sep 2016 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Housekeeping £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jacksboro in Tennessee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 512 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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