Anderson County is full of adventure from a day on Norris Lake to exploring over 400 miles of trails to traveling through 300 years of history. There is no shortage of fun to be had in Anderson County! With a range of excellent lodging options to choose from, your adventure doesn’t have to end when your day is done. Check out these 5 unique places to stay in Anderson County.
The Cabins on Cedar Ridge are primitive 1860 era log cabins updated to provide all the modern amenities. The Cabins are ideal for couples or small families looking for a unique property close to a variety of Anderson County attractions and activities. Norris Dam State Park and Norris Lake are only a short drive away for hiking, biking and boating. The cabins are also adjacent to the Museum of Appalachia, a living history museum that tells the stories of the people of Southern Appalachia.
The Owl House on Norris Lake is a charming lakeview cottage located in Andersonville. The house is named after the barred owl that you may see hunting in the yard while you enjoy the quiet screened in porch. The Owl House was originally an Alphabet House built in Oak Ridge and was moved to its current location, so its full of interesting history! With a stay at the Owl House you’ll be living the ultimate outdoor life and may decide you just don’t want to leave!
Yurts at Windrock Park are truly a unique lodging experience. These Pacific yurts are 20 feet in diameter and offer plenty of space to spread out. Right outside your door there are over 350 miles of off-road trails waiting to be explored. Bring your own machine or rental side by sides are available at the park. In addition to the off-road trails, Windrock is home to the Southeast’s premier downhill mountain bike park, Windrock Bike Park. The saying, “Adventure awaits right outside your door” has never been truer! And wait until you see the views!
CCC Cabins at Norris Dam State Park were originally constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cabins are located in a quiet, wooded setting and are equipped with modern amenities. In addition to having everything you need inside to make yourself feel at home, each cabin has its own outdoor fire pit and picnic table to enjoy the beautiful park setting. Cabin visitors can enjoy recreational boating, fishing, hiking and biking and we highly recommend a visit to the Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex. The complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th Century Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. Exhibits include Appalachian artifacts and a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. In addition, nearby attractions such as the Museum of Appalachia and Historic Downtown Clinton are within reach in a matter of minutes. Overall, the variety of activities and amenities offered make Norris Dam State Park cabins a great vacation spot for all ages.
With a vacation at Half Moon Harbor, you can wake up with Norris Lake as your front yard! This Floating Cottage, located at Stardust Marina is perfect for families, couple retreats and fishing trips. Half Moon Harbor is the only floating duplex on Norris Lake that is accessible by land and boat. Each side of the duplex has three beautifully furnished bedrooms, a full kitchen and a full size bathroom. Enjoy listening to the live music from the marina right from your own covered patio. Bring your swimsuits and enjoy boating, fishing and exploring Norris Lake.
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