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Pet friendly,spacious,flat property,easy boat storage GREAT 4 family reunions

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wooded 5 bedroom, 3 full baths 2 half baths near boat ramp and marina.

Spacious and charming for families and children and PETS, all who get to freely explore and play on 2 1/2 acres of shaded, FLAT wooded property. Almost all lake and lake view properties in this region are steep and hilly with difficult access. Not so at Dancing Dog! Mostly flat grounds allow for plenty of room for play and relax for the entire family. Comfortable and plentiful seating for outdoor dining / fire pit use. Large yard for outdoor activities when not on the lake. Property is not lakefront, but is a short four minute walk to full service Marina with boat ramp and boat rentals.

Front porch swing to welcome each morning. Afternoon hammock naps are a must. Star gazing under clear forest skies. Ice cream awaits at the full service marina for an evening stroll. Relax and enjoy. This home is located 45 minutes from exit 134 off I-75 and about one hour north of Knoxville. If it's quiet, beauty, space and artistic décor you seek - Dancing Dog will thrill and delight you fully. Dancing Dog is an older home (1972) but filled with quieting charm near one of America's cleanest deep water lakes, Norris Lake, will pull you back and back again. So will Dancing Dog.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Owner/Manager

Formerly the Dogwood Acres Bed & Breakfast, Dana and Manuel Mesa fell in love with property and surroundings and made it their new home after moving from Florida in 2004. We wanted to escape the heat and move to a cooler climate with changing seasons. The emerald green water of Norris Lake and the mountains of Tennessee were an easy sell.

We are excited to offer our home to you to relax and enjoy the beautiful sites and nature sounds of Norris Lake. Rated one of the nations cleanest lakes.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2004

Why Owner/Manager chose Norris Lake

After two summer reunions on Norris Lake, we knew we had found our new home. After living in South Florida for 21 years, we decided to start looking for property. When we saw the Dogwood Acres property we were sold. Many homes around the lake had very steep and unusable property but due to the flat land it made it more appealing. We had also learned that the former owners Dorsal and Janet Jones, who had ran it as a bed and breakfast, served ice cream in the back room of the house. People visiting the area still recall the overflowing ice cream cones they served.

I love the relaxed feeling and atmosphere that this house emanates. It is casual and easy. Everyone that visits feels a sense of calm as soon as they pull into the driveway. From the front porch swing to the sun room, room to sun or wander the grounds, this property has it all. It does not have lake access but when we get off the lake its a great place to come back to rest and just hang out.

The boat ramp is conveniently close and marina is walking distance for an evening stroll and ice cream cone.

If you're wondering why we named it the Dancing Dog House, it is because we love to dance and we love our dogs. We love animals and we hope your animals will love it here.

It is a special place that we love to share with others (four legged too!). Everyone that comes to stay always leaves feeling refreshed and rested. We hope you will too!!

What makes this house unique

Weddings, ice cream and a former bed and breakfast. The stories continue as we meet people that have been vacationing and visiting the lake since they were kids. In the spring the property comes alive with dogwood blossoms as well as the entire hill. Hence the street name, Dogwood Acres.

I love the fact that whatever time of day, there are always special spots and nooks to tuck into to relax or nap. Whether its a hammock, a lounge chair in the private lower yard, the private hot tub, the front porch swing or a bench around the fire pit, this unique property is just what most people need to spend time with friends and family and reconnect. Hope you find what you are looking for whether it is at The Dancing Dog house or somewhere else on the lake. Wherever you end up relax and enjoy the view!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Follette in Campbell County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Pet friendly,spacious,flat property,easy boat storage GREAT 4 family reunions
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Couldn't recommend this place enough! Felt like home the whole time we were there. Only bad part of our trip there was having to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

'Don't judge a book by it's cover' comes to mind as we pulled up but the property turned out to be a perfect place for our family gathering. We comfortably filled every room and never felt crowded. The kitchen and dinning room are set up for guests and the fire pit was a gathering spot every night for music and conversation. Thanks for letting us stay in your B&B like home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Four couples, 2 kids, 3 small dogs & 2 old labs stayed here for 4th of July weekend. We all brought boats and had ample room for trailers. Alot of living spaces both indoor & outdoor. The only downfall was the STEEP UPHILL from the marina. It is not an easy walk! Great time, great space, very attentive owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Like the fact it was flat and not steep. Very spacious home. Quiet, restful. Now for the not so good. This home is not very suitable for older people. Steps very hard to maneuver , needs a full railing. There were cobwebs everywhere as though it had not been cleaned in awhile. Bedroom at top of stairs on left, animal fur was all over comforter therefore also on sheets. It was nice but these things should be addressed. Liked the fact it had everything you could possibly need for cooking.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna and family, We apologize profusely for the cobwebs and the dog hair. Living in a heavily wooded area it is often difficult to keep cobwebs completely at bay and because we are a dog friendly house we do our best to eliminate pet hair. We will be certain to ensure our housekeeper is aware of these situations. Thank you very kindly for your comments and suggestions. We will also update our site to address handicapped and elderly accessibility. Thank you very much for staying at Dancing Dog and despite these inconveniences we hope you had an enjoyable stay. Sincerely, Dana and Manuel Mesa
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Really nice house with great location at Springs Dock on Norris Lake!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Follette, Tennessee

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £154.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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