Directions

Directions to the Lodge

When you get out into the rural parts of Western North Carolina, there is often limited cell phone coverage. While close to Bear River you should be able to use your cellphone if you have service from Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular or another carrier that has roaming agreements with US Cellular. You will not be able to use your cell phones if your service is provided by ATT or T-Mobile. Before you come to visit, please make sure you have gotten a gate code from us. Also as your going through either Marshall or Newport Tn, please call us to review directions before you lose cell service.

Directions from Asheville: Take I26 West towards Johnson City and get off at exit 19. There take the US 25/70 towards Hot Springs, about 19 miles until you reach the intersection of US 25/70 and NC 208. Go straight onto NC 208. Signs will say to Greeneville Tn. Follow NC 208 1 mile until you reach the main entrance, just before the bridge, of Bear River Lodge. Please do not turn into the Bear River Lodge construction entrance. Go up the gravel road that follows the Laurel till you get to the gate. Enter through the gate with the code you have been given and go up a small hill and you will see the Lodge in front of you. Please drop your guests off at the Lodge and follow the parking signs.

Directions from Knoxville: Take I 40 East towards Asheville and get off at exit 435 in Newport Tn. Go North about 1 mile until you hit US 25/70. There take US 25/70 towards Hot Springs. Stay on US 25/70 and go through Hot Springs, over the French Broad River and then go another five miles. When US 25/70 comes to a T intersection with NC 208, turn left onto NC 208. Signs will say to Greeneville Tn. Follow NC 208 1 mile until you reach the main entrance, just before the bridge, of Bear River Lodge. Please do not turn into the Bear River Lodge construction entrance. Go up the gravel road that follows the Laurel till you get to the gate. Enter through the gate with the code you have been given and go up a small hill and you will see the Lodge in front of you. Please drop your guests off at the Lodge and follow the parking signs.

Directions from Atlanta Ga: There are two common ways to get from Atlanta to The Lodge at Bear River. Using primarily Interstates, take I85 North out of Atlanta for ~190 miles to Spartenburg Sc. There take I26 West towards Asheville. In Asheville continue to take I26 West going towards Johnson City and get off at exit 19. There take the US 25/70 towards Hot Springs, about 19 miles until you reach the intersection of US 25/70 and NC 208. Go straight onto NC 208. Signs will say to Greeneville Tn. Follow NC 208 1 mile until you reach the main entrance, just before the bridge, of Bear River Lodge. Please do not turn into the Bear River Lodge construction entrance. Go up the gravel road that follows the Laurel till you get to the gate. Enter through the gate with the code you have been given and go up a small hill and you will see the Lodge in front of you. Please drop your guests off at the Lodge and follow the parking signs.

The scenic route from Atlanta starts by taking I85 North until you can exit onto I985/US23 North. Take I985/US23 ~95 miles North crossing into North Carolina and continue onto Waynesville NC. Just Sout of Waynesville exit onto US74 North (Smokey Mountain Expressway) and follow that less than 10 miles until you can merge onto I40 going East towards Asheville. Take I40 East around 20 miles until you can take the exit for I26 West. Continue to take I26 West going towards Johnson City and get off at exit 19. There take the US 25/70 towards Hot Springs, about 19 miles until you reach the intersection of US 25/70 and NC 208. Go straight onto NC 208. Signs will say to Greeneville Tn. Follow NC 208 1 mile until you reach the main entrance, just before the bridge, of Bear River Lodge. Please do not turn into the Bear River Lodge construction entrance. Go up the gravel road that follows the Laurel till you get to the gate. Enter through the gate with the code you have been given and go up a small hill and you will see the Lodge in front of you. Please drop your guests off at the Lodge and follow the parking signs.

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