Explore miles of private trails that thread throughout the property. Picnic at the lakefront, find hidden waterfalls, or simply stroll and enjoy the views. A trail map is available within your accommodations.
There are two tandem kayaks available for rent to our guests. Please call to reserve in advance.
Wrap up your day on the river with a stop at Shelly Belle's Restaurant, located at 325 Carmony Lane, Tazewell, TN 37879-6734
Finish off a great day by lounging at one of our two community fire pits. One is at the main ranch overlook, near the barn and the other is towards the front of the property near the Firefly Cabin.
Many nearby marinas offer a variety of boat rentals. Whitman Hollow Marina is next door but tends to book up. Sugar Hollow and Twin Cove Marinas are other close options. Check out the map below to view all of the marinas on Norris Lake.
Bring your poles and you can fish anywhere you'd like along the lake! A number of our trails lead to lake access. A local fishing license is required to fish anywhere on Norris Lake.
We are happy to offer two grills for your convenience in the Barn. Please keep them clean and tidy!
A 30 minute drive from the ranch, this 70,000 acre preserve was established to bring Elk back to the mountains of Tennessee. Hike one mile to a terrific look out over a beautiful stretch of Tennessee hills and mountains. This is a great after dinner hike! The best time to see elk is between 3:00-5:00pm, we've seen dozens!
This 1.8 mile moderately trafficked trail is located a short 25 minute drive from the farm, in Caryville, Tennessee. It features a waterfall marked as moderate and the trail is primarily used for hiking. The best time to visit is March through November.
The Museum of Appalachia, only 35 minutes from the farm, is a living history museum-- a pioneer mountain farm-fillage that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, the museum is now a non-profit organization, and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.
450 S Chapman Rd, La Follette, TN 37766-6508
A quaint little winery, family owned and operated, nestled in the hills of East Tennessee and next to beautiful Norris Lake. The best part, it's only a 20 minute drive from the ranch! Enjoy handcrafted wines in their well appointed tasting room or on the open air deck.
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156 Launch Lane, La Follette, TN 37766-6508
While proper beaches are hard to come by in Tennessee, there's nothing quite like the waterfront atmosphere you'll get at a Tennessee lake marina like the Deerfield Cove Marina, which is exactly where you'll find the floating Tiki Club, only a 25 minute drive from the farm! The bar has all of the decor that you would expect to see at a classic tiki or beach bar. Just because it's a bar doesn't mean it's not family friendly. They have kid-friendly parties on Saturdays complete with music and games for the entire family. The Tiki Club's only downside is that it's only open during peak boating season. That typically means they're open just in time for Cinco de Mayo and stay open through the end of September.
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The Greens at Deerfield, just a 25 minute drive from the farm, is a Par 71 6,700 yard championship golf course that is open to the public. The course opened in 1995 and excels in superior course conditions and good ole’ Tennessee southern hospitality. The bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways are in superb shape, and the views of Norris Lake are incredible. You'll get the chance to play a course with scenic views of the mountains, Norris lake, and unique changes in elevation. One of their signature holes, #16, is a Par 4 that drops off over 300 feet from the tee!
Schedule with the Pro Shop (423)566-0040.
Knoxville, only 50 minutes from Norris Lake Haven Farm, is a city on the Tennessee River in eastern Tennessee. Downtown, the Market Square district has 19th-century buildings with shops and restaurants. The Museum of East Tennessee History has interactive exhibits plus regional art, textiles and Civil War artifacts. Visit the Sunsphere tower and catch a wonderful view of the city or glimpse a wide variety of animals at the Knoxville Zoo.
The city of Gatlinburg, only an hour and 41 minute drive from the farm, is the gateway community for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. With three park entrances right in town, Gatlinburg serves as a basecamp for many of the 11 million park visitors each year. For more than 7 decades, the little mountain town of 3,900 residents has welcomed millions of Park visitors with warm Appalachian hospitality. Folks come from all over the world come for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory-making. Surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is home to dozens of local and national restaurants and attractions galore. The town prides itself on its walkability amidst mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition.
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, only an hour and a half drive from the farm. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is America's most visited national park.
Pigeon Forge, a mountain town and vacation area in eastern Tennessee located an hour and a half drive from the farm, is the home of Dollywood, country singer Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides, an adjoining water park and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. The city’s other attractions include country music revues like the Smoky Mountain Opry, dinner theaters such as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and outlet malls.
Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky, just an hour and 20 minutes from Norris Lake Haven Farm. Cumberland Falls is one of the few places in the world that regularly produces a moonbow. The “moonbow,” also called a white rainbow or lunar rainbow, is formed just like a rainbow—light is refracted in tiny water droplets—and appears for the two or so days, as long as the sky is clear, on either end of the full moon.
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