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Home in Dandridge
Peaceful Lakefront on Douglas with Private Dock
Tucked in the East Tennessee foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on Douglas lake you will find this three bedroom, four full bath home with 2 living areas and private dock. You will love the peaceful ambiance of Reflection Cove, where your soul can take rest. Relax with a book, have a fun day on the lake or drive into Pigeon Forge for action. Downstairs is a second family room for the kids and teens to retreat for fun and games. The futons (not included in bed count) could sleep 4.
$286 per night
Home in Dandridge
Amazing Two-level house on Douglas Lake
Imagine the sun lazily rising over tranquil waters, the peaceful sound of lapping waves, and the whisper of a gentle breeze. Now imagine this in your very own two-level house on Douglas Lake! Yours for the taking is a dock, screened in porch and deck with its own boat launch. With these features, you will be able to make great use of the temperate summer temperature while gazing at an unparalleled view. You may just find that it's hard to leave this wonderful property behind come autumn.
$200 per night
Home in Dandridge
*Fall Special* Lakefront Near the Attractions.
Lakefront property, remodeled with private dock - Sleeps 9. Located in a premier fishing cove. There is a water trampoline & floating pad that are available from May-Labor day. Close to Pt Marina & Dandridge. Easy access to Knoxville, Sevierville, PF, Gatlinburg and Asheville. The home features 3 Q beds, twin, & 2 sofa beds. Enjoy the fire pit, arcade, and Wii after a day at the lake. Fishing poles, SUP, 2 kayaks, & life jackets are provided. No water at the dock Labor Day - April.
$159 per night

Douglas Lake houses

Home in Dandridge
Douglas Lake Campground Lakefront House, Dandridge
$252 per night
Home in Dandridge
LakeLife Home Your own paradise.
$278 per night
Home in Dandridge
Family-Friendly Dandridge Home w/ Lake Views!
$266 per night
Home in Dandridge
Lake House w/Amazing views of the Smoky Mountains
$161 per night

Douglas Lake fishing houses

Home in Dandridge
The Triple L A PRIVATE Luxury Lakefront Lodge
$418 per night
Home in Dandridge
Cozy cottage King bd Lake Access
$150 per night
Home in Sevierville
Luxury Lakefront Home with Pavilion and Loft
$335 per night
Home in Newport
The Lodge
$353 per night

Douglas Lake vacation rentals

Lighthouse in Sevierville
Enchanting 3 story lighthouse on Douglas Lake
$198 per night
Cabin in Newport
Cliffhang Cabin over the French Broad River
$160 per night
Cabin in Sevierville
Mountain Resort Cabin with Pool and Lake Access
$153 per night
Cabin in Dandridge
Historic Lakefront Cabin l Hot Tub l Covered Porch
$321 per night

Your guide to Douglas Lake

Welcome to Douglas Lake

Like many of the state’s major bodies of water, Douglas Lake is a man-made reservoir that was the result of the Tennessee Valley Authority creating the Douglas Dam from the French Broad River in the 1940s to provide hydroelectric power and help with flood control in the Tennessee River Valley. Renowned for its fishing — it’s one of the top spots in the nation for largemouth bass and crappie, thus drawing major fishing competitions to the area — Douglas Lake is 45 minutes’ drive due east of Knoxville, a magnet to its sparkling waters in warmer months for weekend warriors from the city as well as out-of-state vacationers. Covering more than 28,400 square acres of surface area, the lake straddles Hamblen, Cocke, Jefferson, and Sevier counties, and is also conveniently positioned for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — an easy day trip if you’re looking to get away and out of the water. Dandridge is the largest town along the lake, while Baneberry is one of Douglas Lake’s big vacation rental hubs. Newport, just south of the lake, also has numerous cabin rentals.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Douglas Lake

With Tennessee’s relatively mild climate, May through October are prime months for enjoying Douglas Lake. While summers bring in throngs of people, the lake is large enough to accommodate crowds without feeling like you’re vacationing with strangers. Fall is gorgeous and, due to the elevation in East Tennessee, tends to arrive earlier in this part of the state than the rest, with the leaves hitting peak color in early-to-mid-October. Some attractions are only open seasonally in the summer months, while others, such as the Forbidden Caves, have a slightly longer season from April through November. Winter can be cold and gray, but on the plus side, the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration illuminates Sevier County’s Parkway with more than five million lights from mid-November through mid-February.

Top things to do in Douglas Lake

Forbidden Caverns

One of Tennessee’s defining features is its cavernous topography, which can be explored subterraneously via any of the state’s many caves that are open to the public. Centuries ago, the Eastern Woodland Indians used the Forbidden Caverns as a water source and for shelter in the winter; later, moonshiners concealed the fruits of their labors here. Today, you can take a guided tour to see the grottos, stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave features for yourself.

Foothills Parkway

A project in the works for the better part of a century, the Foothills Parkway will eventually serve as a 72-mile-long scenic road on the perimeters of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Currently, you can pick it up in nearby Wears Valley and drive the completed section to Walland for picture-perfect glimpses of the Smokies in all their glory.

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

This 50,000-square-foot museum specializes in World War II warbirds with a healthy collection of military vehicles, trainers, fighter jets, helicopters, and amphibious aircraft. Take a self-guided tour through aviation history via the facility’s educational exhibits and knowledgeable docents.

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