GREAT LODGE FOR LARGE GROUPS, FAMILY REUNIONS, RETREATS or CHURCH GROUPS
The Lodge is a family-owned, meticulously maintained cabin. It is 20-30 minutes to the attractions in Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. It sits tucked quietly in its own private cove off the main channel of Douglas Lake in Sevierville, Tn. The massive log house boasts 6400 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, including 8 bedrooms sleeping 27-35 people, 5 1/2 baths, a commercial kitchen, 2 large living rooms and a huge dining hall which seats up to 60 guests.
The Lodge has a large upper and lower deck with tables, chairs, swings, and hot tub, that wraps around three sides of the house. The lower deck leads to the steps going to the lake. There is a another large detached deck just above the private boat dock with seating and a picnic table.
The lodge offers a treasure trove of outdoor actives to enjoy. Bring your own boat or rent one at the nearby Marina and enjoy fishing, swimming, and skiing on Douglas Lake. There's plenty of parking for vehicles and boats/trailers and there is a private boat dock with swim ladder. PLEASE READ INFORMATION BELOW DESCRIBING WATER LEVELS. DOUGLAS LAKE IS CONTROLLED BY TVA. Not on the lake? You can stroll along the private walking trails, build a fire in the outdoor beautiful stone fire pit, enjoy a soak in the hot tub, play basketball or cornhole and much more!
The lodge offers a large variety of indoor activities for all ages. There is a pool table, Pac Man classic arcade machine, Wii game system, foosball table and a large selection of board games. There is a lot of seating to sit back and relax or read a book from the book nook.
This spacious 12-acre facility is perfect for large families, reunions, small church groups, retreats of all kinds, small weddings, receptions, showers, birthday or other celebrations, during all times of the year. The dining hall easily transforms into a conference room for business meetings, wedding chapel, or retreats. The Lodge provides special accommodations for quilters, scrap bookers and crafters, providing extra electrical outlets, lighting, extension cords, work tables and padded chairs, etc. making the dining hall a magnificent workspace.
Stay at the Lodge while attending the many Sevierville Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg fun-filled festivals, conventions and events. Great place to stay while you enjoy Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival, National Quartet Convention Fall Festival, Winterfest, Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run and many more!
Both levels are semi-handicapped accessible with ramps outside and grab bars in each bathroom.
INFO ABOUT DOUGLAS LAKE
Douglas Lake, also known as Douglas Reservoir, stretches out over more than 28,000 acres and 500 shoreline miles in eastern Tennessee. Douglas Lake is conveniently located near the intersections of Interstates 81 and 40, approximately 25 miles east of Knoxville. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Douglas Reservoir is close to the tourist communities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Most of the lake's shoreline is privately owned farmland and residential development.
Douglas Lake was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) during World War II to provide needed hydroelectric power for the war effort. Construction of Douglas Dam on the French Broad River began in 1942 and was completed in record time just 12 months later. Douglas Reservoir also provides flood control across the Tennessee Valley. The reservoir stores melted snow and spring rains for release during the dry summer months for power generation and maintenance of navigable water levels on the Tennessee River. The lower water levels during winter provide storage for next spring's rains. Water levels on Douglas Lake can vary 40 to 50 feet from low winter pool to high summer pool.
Although built for flood control and power generation, today Douglas Lake is a major recreation destination attracting two million visitors a year. Twelve public boat ramps provide lake access. Fishing, boating, water sports, swimming, and bird watching are popular lake activities. As water levels drop during the summer and fall, shore birds, wading birds, and other waterfowl flock to Douglas Lake to rest and feed along the shoreline's shallow water. Birdwatchers enjoy the migration from late July to early October.
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