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“Great place to stay!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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600 Powell Valley Marine Rd., La Follette, TN 37766   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in La Follette
Harriman, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Stayed in the campgrounds on the July 4th weekend, they had a BBQ in the campground and everyone was friendly and the food was great! The bathrooms were clean and we loved the marina. The kids had a great time and didnt want to leave, we had breakfast at the restaurant and the place was clean and the food was excellent. Mary the owner was very nice and the staff was always there to help. The family and I cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

I'm reading some of these negative reviews and questioning as to what they expected or if they even stayed at Powell Valley Resort. My family has been going there for years and I've spent quite a bit of time at neighboring marinas and hotels on Norris. Powell Valley is laid back, clean, great country cooking, the people that own and operate the place are friendly and enforce their rules and policies fairly, and it's a nice relaxing environment. There are always kids down at the playground having a good time, people cooking out, friends enjoying one another's company...many of whom get together on holidays and invite the entire campground to their events!

In regards to the cleanliness of the outside restrooms...it's a campground! There are bound to be inconsiderate people who trash places like this - I've seen it at even the most lush places I've been. I'm willing to bet that if it was brought to the attention of the management, it would (and will) be taken care of immediately. The people who occupy the campground on a regular basis seem to take a lot of pride in self-maintaining the area. If there are any problems, just ask someone...I'm sure they'd be glad to help. (I rated cleanliness a 4 only because there are outside facilities and there's no way to keep those maintained 24/7 on a campground.)

If you're looking for a ritzed up place where your white pants won't get a little dust on them, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a place to relax, meet great people, enjoy the beautiful Tennessee scenery, and have a good time...this is your place.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We have been camping at Powell Valley for 3 years and we love it! Mary (the owner) and her staff are very nice and always helpful. We have been to other marinas on Norris where the owners will not give you the time of day! We usually eat a great breakfast at the marina and we are good to go for the day! The food is great ! We have had family stay at the motel and it was clean and nice and cool in this heat! The rooms also have a great view of the lake and the mountains! Not to mention the rates are very reasonable for everything! The kids play on the swings for hours! The lake and marina are close walking distance. We would highly reccomend Powell Valley! It is family oriented and fantastic!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Powell, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

My family and I ( myself ... my husband and my 4 yr old son) stayed at the Powell Valley Hotel the weekend of July 4th 2011 ... the hotel was AWESOME!!!! It was so hot outside ( nearly 100 degrees each day ) but it was so nice to go into our clean and spacious hotel room that was SUPER COLD! The marina was wonderful also ... we went there for breakfast which was nice to not have to cook or clean up ... the food was VERY reasonably priced ... and the sevice was great. We truely had a wonderful weekend and will absolutely be going back! Thanks so much to the Powell Valley staff!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

My family and I stayed here while vending at Supertwang...Mary was a wonderful host, our room was clean and the views were wonderful. Powell valley is an older resort but it is very well kept and the atmosphere is second to none. I wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Returned to Powell Valley for a second year in a row. Rented the largest houseboat for our group and had an excellent time. Everything on the boat worked as it should and we had no problems. Rooms were comfortable and everything went well. Mary and the rest of the staff at the dock were very helpful and eager to make accommodations for us. Also their prices are extremely reasonable for houseboats as well as ice and gas which we used quite a bit of. We will be returning as soon as we can!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Our Family came from Ohio and PA to spend a week-end on Norris lake. We rented the largest houseboat from Powell Valley Marina. We read other postings about this place but decided to try it ourselves. It was as we had expected, a beautiful lake, beautiful weather. The houseboat was older, but it was clean and ran well, we had a few visiting spiders, but they are to be expected. The employees and dock hands helped us load and unload, (a lot of stuff), helped us find a cove to settle into for the week-end. Everyone had a great time, and we will go back again.The owner is a lovely little lady who went out of her way to make us welcome and comfortable.
We knew this was not a fancy cruise, but a rustic getaway.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Powell Valley Resort

Address: 600 Powell Valley Marine Rd., La Follette, TN 37766
Location: United States > Tennessee > La Follette
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in La Follette
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Powell Valley Hotel La Follette

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