The House

The Clearing is located in the Hickory Pointe area of Norris Lake in Maynardville, Tennessee. Norris Lake, which has more than 800 miles of shoreline, is one of the cleanest body of waters in the country. It is part of the TVA system of dams which provides hydro-electric power to the area. As such, the water level is raised and lowered throughout the year. However, The Clearing is on what is considered “deep water” Norris, so we enjoy year-round views of the water, even at “low pool.” The house, which was built in 2010, has two levels.

The Main Level

The main level of The Clearing contains hardwood (maple) floors that were responsibly grown and harvested in Tennessee. The side-vented front door (great for thru breezes) opens to a foyer with laundry room, then into a large, open living area complete with a fireplace, built-in bookshelves and breathtaking views of the water. The kitchen and dining area (with table seating 6 comfortably; the kitchen bar seats 4 more) share the views. The kitchen features Energy-Star appliances, pendant and track lighting, FSC-certified cabinets, and beautiful, earth-friendly composite quartz countertops. Two sets of French doors open to a large partially covered wrap-around deck made of feet-friendly and low-maintenance Trex decking. Views from the deck are extraordinary year-round and make for stunning al fresco dining. Also on the main level are two bedrooms (one with a water view, a king bed, walk-in closet and a second closet; the other with wooded view, queen bed and wall-length closet) and a shared full bathroom with double vanity made from reclaimed barn wood.

The Lower Level

The lower level of the Clearing has a queen suite with a full private bath. Also downstairs is a large bunk room containing bunk beds (twin/twin and twin/full) and a walk-in closet. Adjacent to the bunk room is another bathroom containing two pedestal sinks and a private tub/shower area. The lower level also has a large open living area with a full-sized futon. A large unfinished storage room on this level contains a wall of shelves and access to utilities. The large lower level deck has impressive water views and is an ideal location for a game of corn toss or a hammock nap. An additional storage room with outside access from the lower deck provides an ideal space for gardening, sports or other seasonal gear.

The Location

Exact directions can be provided upon request. The house is located approximately 30 miles north/northeast of downtown Knoxville. Searching for “Hickory Pointe, Maynardville, TN 37807” will give you a good idea of the home’s location.

The Community

There is a boat ramp and an in-ground pool in the community, both of which are available to guests at The Clearing. Details are in the guest manual in the home.