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Watts Bar Lake Cottage Rentals

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I don't know very much about Watts Bar Lake. Could you tell me about it? 

Are all of your Tennessee lake rentals the same except for size? 

What do I need to bring with me that you do not supply? 

I have a boat that I would like to bring with me. Is there a docking facility? 

I don't have a boat but would like to have one while I'm staying on Watts Bar Lake. Is there someplace close I could go to rent one? 

How do I make reservations? 

What are the costs? 

What if my plans change and I cannot make my reservations?

Last year, I made reservations well in advance with another company at another lake. When I arrived, I did not get the cabin I requested. Can you assure me that this won't happen at TLC? 

When is TLC open?

What is there to do at night besides catch fireflies and fish?
What about during the day?


I am a Watts Bar Lake homeowner. Can you tell me more about the Tennessee Lakefront Cottage rental program? 

What do you charge for just one night and how do you determine rates? 

We are thinking about buying a Watts Bar Lake lot and building a home. Can you help us? 

cabin rentals on Watts Bar Lake




I don't know very much about Watts Bar Lake. Could you tell me about it? 

We think Watts Bar Lake is the best of all of the Tennessee lakes so it would be my pleasure! Watts Bar Lake is the Granddaddy of the "Great Lakes of the South" and is rapidly becoming the most popular vacation lake in east Tennessee. Watts Bar Lake used to be known for only great fishing, but now there are great places to stay on the lake (TLC) and numerous marinas and good restaurants. It is appreciated for its 780 miles of gently sloping shoreline and hundreds of coves and islands with sandy beaches to explore. All water sports are available and rare birds like osprey and bald eagles are commonplace. Its beautiful naturally green water stretches 2 ½ to 3 miles across in places, providing hours and hours of enjoyment. Watts Bar Lake is an easy drive and equal distance to Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Smokies. TVA controls the lake level that drops only four or five feet in November and returns to summer pool in April. Watts Bar Lake is too big to ever get really crowded so you might get lost but you will never run out of lake to explore.
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Are all of your Tennessee lake rentals the same except for size? 

No. Each lakefront cabin and cottage is privately owned having its own personality, amenities, and location on Watts Bar Lake. All cottages / cabins meet or exceed TLC standards for quality lodging, meaning that they are all very clean, air conditioned, well equipped, and above average Tennessee lake rentals.
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What do I need to bring with me that you do not supply? 

Tennessee Lakefront Cottages believes vacations should be fun and carefree, so TLC pampers you by providing most of your needs. TLC supplies bedding, bath towels, a good start of soap and paper products, trash bags, trash pick-up (for our larger lake houses), and housekeeping after you leave. You bring your clothes, food, beverages, and favorite beach towel. And don't forget your smile! You will be using it a lot! Not all our homes offer Wifi or internet. If you absolutely can't be unplugged we suggest you bring  your own mobile hot spot (available at most electronic stores)  of your own so you will remain connected.
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I have a boat that I would like to bring with me. Is there a docking facility? 

ABSOLUTELY! All cabins / cottages are different but all are directly on Watts Bar Lake and include their own private dock at no extra charge. Public boat ramps and marinas are near each cabin rental and you can store your boat trailer at the cottage in most cases.
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I don't have a boat but would like to have one while I'm staying on Watts Bar Lake. Is there someplace close I could go to rent one? 

Yes! There are several marinas on Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee that rent pontoon boats. Availability varies from year to year. When you make your reservation, ask TLC for the nearest marina to your cottage / cabin rental. Marinas on the lake include:
*Blue Springs Marina (middleeast side) 865-376-3298
*Terrace View Marina (middlewest side) 423-365-6060
*Caney Creek Marina (northwest side) 865-882-4042
*Jet Ski Rentals - brought to the nearest marina where you are staying - 800-868-9232
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How do I make reservations? 
Easy! You may pay a 50% refundable deposit with the dates and home you would like to reserve. TLC will email you back a confirmation the home you choose is available during the requested dates. You may also call our office M-F 9 to 5 Eastern Time at 423 790-0071.
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What are the costs? 
Each private home has a different rate according to the homeowner's specification. Rates are determined by number of occupants and are subject to a mandated occupancy tax. A nonrefundable pet deposit or pet fee may apply if the homeowner allows pets in their home. Typically, the number of allowed pets are subject to breed and size limitations as set by the homeowners. Each home will require a cleaning fee of $150.00.
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What if my plans change and I cannot make my reservations? 

We try to be fair to everyone. If your plans change, notify Tennessee Lakefront Cottages immediately. We can apply 90% credit to another reservation if a four-week notice is given. Otherwise, your deposit is forfeited because others have been turned away for you. This credit expires after one year.
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Last year, I made reservations well in advance with another company at another lake. When I arrived, I did not get the cabin I requested. Can you assure me that this won't happen at TLC?

We want everyone to be happy! All of the TLC lake homes are privately owned. Homeowners are very aware that reservations must be honored. Unless some unforeseen very unusual circumstance should arise that is out of our control, you can be assured that you will stay at the specific cottage that you have requested. If this situation were ever to happen, TLC promises that you would stay at an equal or better cottage than the one you had requested OR you could opt for a complete refund.
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When is TLC open? 

Our Watts Bar Lake cabins and cottages are available year round. Office hours are M-F 9 AM - 5 PM. Check-in is 4 PM or later. Special arrangements must be made for early arrivals or late checkouts. Check-out is by 10 AM. Tennessee Lakefront Cottages is open year round to accept reservations via email and phone.
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What is there to do at night besides catch fireflies and fish?
What about during the day?


Very funny! We do admit to being off the beaten path a little bit. Frankly, that's the whole idea. Still, several marinas on the lake provide live entertainment, karaoke, and dancing. They are Euchee Marina, Terrace View Marina, and The Landing. There may be more. Also, every Friday night year-round, there is live Bluegrass music in Rockwood at the Peterman Building sponsored by Yonder Hollow Productions. The musicians are local, very talented and authentic! Don't miss this if you can help it! Visit the web site: www.yonderhollow.com for more information!
Besides enjoying Watts Bar Lake and all it has to offer, you can find out about other area attractions by visiting the "What's To Do" page on this web site.
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I am a Watts Bar Lake homeowner. Can you tell me more about the Tennessee Lakefront Cottage rental program? 

Certainly! Without lakefront homeowners, TLC could not exist. TLC is always interested in talking to owners on Watts Bar Lake about their lakefront vacation cabins / cottages / homes. TLC follows your schedule of availability and makes an effort to supply guests who respect your home and appreciate the opportunity to stay at your home. If you own a nice air-conditioned, fully furnished and equipped lakefront cottage with dock, please call (423) 790-0071 or toll-free 1-800-597-1952. You can also email TLC for additional information - Info@tlcvacations.com.
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What do you charge for just one night and how do you determine rates? 

Most TLC vacation homes require a 3-night minimum stay in-season. Some only require 2 nights. The largest lake houses are rented by the week in the summer, Saturday to Saturday. Rates vary depending upon the number in your party, the lakefront home you select, time of year, and holidays. An in-season rate range is generally listed on each specific Tennessee lake cabin or cottage page.
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