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Visitor Information


Bear Lake Vacations 828.293.3455    |   Greeter's Cottage 828.293.3455

Lake Club Concierge 828.293.7414


Directions from the Greeter's Cottage to Villa

Mobile service is spotty as you near Bear Lake so we recommend that you print out directions before you travel  

Resort Map


From I-40 

From Franklin, TN

From Cashiers, NC

What to Pack

All linens are provided at the villa. Pool and beach towels are provided at the Lake Club during open hours. 

As part of the renter's program, the villa is supplied with basic household supplies including mini toiletries, paper products, dish soap, and laundry. There is a laundry room with full washer + dryer.

The villa is supplied with extra blankets, fans, and a Nest thermostat to stay comfortable. The mountains do get chilly at night so consider packing a jacket.

Furnishings + Supplies

The villa is fully stocked for group dinners including cookware, bakeware, serving dishes, blender, toaster, and slow cooker. Basic spices and cooking oils are typically available in the villa's cabinets including salt, pepper, olive oil, and cooking spray.  The outdoor grill is electric (due to firecode).  The coffee pot is a Keurig duo, using K-Cups or ground coffee.


All full baths are supplied with linens, toiletries, and hair dryers. 

Wifi + Streaming Services 

The Lookout has high speed internet and 3 TVs with streaming services.

To watch sports, network TV, or cable stations, use Youtube TV. 

The TVs also have apps including Netflix, Disney+, and other common streaming apps. 

For Little Ones

Saddlenotch 4 is extremely family friendly. The villa is supplied with child friendly dishes, utensils, baby gate, and Pack and Play


Contact the BLR rental program if you will need a high chair or additional pack and play.

The terrace level bunk room also includes a Nugget sofa, children's books, and toys.


The Saddlenotch villas share a firepit located outdoors in the neighborhood. Visitors may purchase firewood at the Greeter's cottage.


Many firepits and fireplaces on Bear Lake property are supplied with firewood. Often the shared Saddlenotch firepit is stocked with firewood.

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