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Experience an Enchanting Chattanooga Holiday 16 Nov 2014, 2:00 am
Crisp, cool nights are upon us, and the magic of the holiday season is just around the corner. The holidays are a time to break from our hectic schedules, get together, and enjoy the traditions that have been bringing us closer together for years. If you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones, or if you just want to experience something new, then Chattanooga is the perfect place to do it. Stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast Inn this winter, and you’ll find yourself just 10 minutes away from all of the wonderful holiday fun in downtown Chattanooga, and even closer to the spectacular holiday events happening on Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga Holiday Adventure
One of the top Chattanooga holiday attractions is the Enchanced Garden of Lights at Rock City Garden. This stunning display feautures more than 30 holiday scenes. New features worth seeing this year are Garden’s Gateway Celebration in lights, featuring Jack Frost and a 26 foot Christmas Tree dancing to the sounds of the season, an Inara the Ice Queen display, and the Dancing Forest, where forest of lighted trees dance to holiday music. Other features of this wonderful event include a visit with St. Nick and his elves, gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa, Sugar Plum Fairy Makeovers, holiday-themed characters, and nightly entertainment. You could even have Dinner with Santa! Also, new to the Lookout Mountain holiday fun will involve exploring Ruby Falls in a Christmas themed adventure. Start by visiting Santa, and then head into an ice cave where you’ll see miners and elves play, the Northern Lights shine, and the extraordinary Sugar Plum Fairy Village.
Another popular holiday event is the North Pole Limited train ride, which serves refreshments and holiday fun along the way, as you pass beuatiful lighted displays on your way to the North Pole. There are also a number of Holiday Dinner Trains, which will feature a four-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car. For some good old fashioned winter fun, head down to the Chattanooga Green for some ice skating on the temporary ice rink installed there. The ice-skating season starts after the annual Lighted Boat Parade and Grand Illumination at the landing, when more than 130 buildings, city bridges, and 40+ boats light up to usher in another magical holiday season in Chattanooga. No matter what it is you choose to do this holiday season, you’ll find that Chattanooga is a joyous and magical place to be. Take adventage of our Enchanted Getaway package, and book your stay with us now, and start creating lasting Chattanooga holiday memories.
Explore the Exquisite World of Chattanooga Restaurants 27 Oct 2014, 2:00 am
One of the most commonly asked questions of any Innkeeper is “Where is the best place to eat?” What we all really want to know when we visit someplace new, is where do the locals eat? Where am I going to find a quintessential local dish that embodies the culture of the particular region I’m in? These are burning questions in the mind of any traveler, and we love to share our local favorites with guests. Lucky for you, Chattanooga is home to an exquisite array of wonderful restaurants, where you can find such local delicacies as fried chicken and barbeque, or of course a wonderful selection of fine dining. Book your stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain, and start planning your foodie adventure through the wonderful world of nearby Chattanooga restaurants.
Find the Best Chattanooga Restaurants
The local food movement is thriving in downtown Chattanooga restaurants. There is no better way to experience the culture of a particular city than to eat locally, and Chattanooga is the perfect place to do just that. Grow Chattanooga has put together a wonderful guide to help you find the best restaurants, food artisans, grocery stores and farmers’ markets that source and serve locally grown food. Favorite places to go include local chef Daniel Lindley’s Alleia, as well as its sister restaurants, St. John’s and The Meeting Place, all of which serve ingredients as fresh and locally-sourced as possible. At the Easy Bistro and Bar, you’ll find a variety of classics as well as daily features made with ingredients raised and grown at local farms, as well as an authentic Raw Bar highlighting glorious raw seafood served on platters of ice. The bar is also well-known for its thoughtfully crafted cocktails and carefully selected wine list, making it a must for any couple visiting Chattanooga.
If you’re in the mood for something a little different, then you may want to try farm to table favorite TerraMae Appalachian Bistro, where you’ll find the flavors loved from the peaks of Maine to the foothills of Tennessee and Georgia. This gem of a restaurant is located in the historic StoneFort Inn in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Champy’s Chicken, with its mouth watering fried chicken made daily from scratch, is a must-stop food destination in Chattanooga. Sunday Suppers at The Public House, with their spectacular egg dishes and pitchers of tangy bloody mary’s, can’t be beat. Neither can breakfast at quirky Aretha Frankensteins, where they serve gigantic one-inch-thick golden pancakes. If you’re just looking for some good beer and atmosphere, then grab a pint at The Honest Pint or Terminal Brewhouse, before heading to sample the fabulous fare found in downtown Chattanooga restaurants. No matter where you end up, the delectable tastes of Chattanooga will leave a lasting impression. Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your adventure.
Spend a Romantic Getaway in Chattanooga 15 Oct 2014, 2:00 am
Chattanooga’s gorgeous cityscape, which earns it the nickname “scenic city”, is framed by rolling mountain ranges and gently flowing rivers, making it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Spend a romantic weekend in Chattanooga, and you’ll find not only awe-inspiring views everywhere you look, but you’ll also find yourself in a city with a healthy sense of history and adventure, an eclectic arts and music scene, and some of the best dining in the South. When you stay with us, you’ll find a romantic ambience everywhere, whether it’s sitting in front of our gas log fireplace, enjoying the lush gardens, staying in our private and luxuriously appointed guest rooms, or waking up to wonderfully romantic views of Chattanooga Valley. Book your room now, and see for yourself why Chattanooga is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
The Perfect Romantic Getaway in Chattanooga
Start your romantic adventure by heading into downtown Chattanooga for some sighseeing, a little adventure, some shopping, and of course some great food. A fun way to kick romance into high gear is to try something both new and exciting. Why not test yourself at Chattanooga’s newest attraction, High Point Climbing and Fitness. After your exhilarating morning, take a stroll along Chattanooga’s beautiful Riverwalk, as you work your way to the Walnut Street Walking Bridge and into the Northshore District, where you’ll find great shops and galleries worth browsing. Have some unique fun in the afternoon with Chattanooga’s popular Pints and Pedals, a two hour pub crawl on wheels. Afterwards, grab a drink and appetizer at Easy Bistro & Bar or Bluewater Grille, followed by dinner with a view at Back Inn Cafe, which has consistently been voted as Chattanooga’s most romantic restaurant. End this perfect romantic day in Chattanooga with coffee and dessert at nearby Rembrandt’s Coffee House, which features artisan chocolates and other sweet treats from the in-house pastry chef.
After a packed day of fun seeing downtown Chattanooga, you’ll be ready to get outside to explore the beautiful trails and byways in the area. While the options are endless, we think a perfect place to start is our very own Lookout Mountain, where you can enjoy panormaic views over the beautiful Chattanooga Valley and the plunging depths of Ruby Falls. South Cumberland State Park is also a wonderfully beautiful destination for hiking, where you’ll find rewarding and romantic views waiting for you. If you’re looking for even more ways to see our beautiful region, the Pie in the Sky and Tanasi trails are a great place to start. No doubt you’ll be ready for a drink after your exhilarating day, so head to DeBarge Vineyards & Winery, Chattanooga’s only urban winery, for a sample of their delicious wines. Afterwards, head to either the historic High Point Restaurant, or award-winning Chef Daniel Lindley’s Alleia for dinner. The way you spend your romantic getaway in Chattanooga is up to you, but one thing is for sure: A romantic weekend spent at our Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast will leave you recharged and inspired. We look forward to your stay!
Your Guide to Chattanooga’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage 30 Sep 2014, 9:19 pm
While we’ve had a busy and exciting summer on Lookout Mountain this year, it’s time to settle into another beautiful fall on Lookout Mountain. With so many fun festivals happening, and with the regional fall foliage putting on its vibrant annual show, fall is the perfect time to visit the greater Chattanooga area. Designated as one of the top cities for outdoor living, there is no shortage of trails to explore and views to enjoy in the stunning Tennessee Valley. So whether you’d like to slow down and enjoy the spectacular show put on by Mother Nature each fall, or whether you want to participate in as many fun festivals and events as you can, Chattanooga is the perfect fall destination for you. Book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast, located on nearby Lookout Mountain, and enjoy the beauty of fall, and the vibrant culture of nearby Chattanooga.
See the Fall Foliage in Chattanooga
Just steps outside your door, you’ll find arguably one of the best views in the Chattanooga Valley, with the stunning 7-state panoramic view found at the top of Lookout Mountain. An entire day can be spent here hiking the various trails, marveling at the beauty of Ruby Falls, enjoying the breathtaking views of Chattanooga’s spectacular fall foliage from Lover’s Leap, or riding up the steep slopes of the Incline Railway. Celebrate the bounty of fall and German heritage each weekend in October at Rocktoberfest, atop Lookout Mountain. Hiking through the extensive networks of parks and trails in Chattanooga will certainly give you a front row seat to Chattanooga’s spectacular fall foliage display, but it can also be enjoyed by train, boat, or bike. Ride your bike along the Riverwalk, or hit the trails on Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. Take a cruise into the stunning Tennessee River Gorge, and enjoy fall’s show from a unique vantage point. Or, if you’d rather, jump on board the Tennessee Valley Railroad for a variety of train rides through the beautiful Tennessee and North Georgia valleys.
Though the vibrant displays of fall foliage will make any trip to Chattanooga well worth your time, there are so many fun fall festivals and events happening in Chattanooga. In October, Chattanooga is affectionately referred to as ChattaBOOga. Here, you’ll find a haunted cavern in Ruby Falls, Rock City’s thrilling corn maze at Blowing Springs Farm, the Halloween Eerie Express from Tennessee Valley Railroad, WinnepeSPOOKah at Lake Winniepesaukah, and even nightly ghost tours of downtown Chattanooga. If you’re not one for the thrills, then make sure you catch the Head of the Hooch, one of the world’s largest rowing Regattas held the first weekend in November. As you can see, Chattanooga is a fall destination that truly has it all. Book your stay at our Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast, and discover the spectacularly spooky side of Chattanooga this fall.
Join the Fun at RiverRocks in Chattanooga 15 Sep 2014, 2:00 am
The air is crisp, and the trees are slowly beginning their annual display of color. Fall is in the air. With just over a week to go until the official start of the autumn season, the excitement for Chattanooga’s spectacular fall events is starting to build. The Tennessee Valley is most known for its abundant natural resources, and the active outdoor lifestlye they inspire among those who live here. Coming to Chattanooga in the month of October is the much celebrated RiverRocks festival, which celebrates the majesty of the area’s mountains, rivers and forests. If you’d like to get in on the incredible variety of outdoor fun and old-fashioned family entertainment, then quickly book your room at our Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast Inn during any weekend in October, and see why October is the best month to be in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga’s RiverRocks Festival
The annual RiverRocks festival is a unique and distinctive outdoor festival that celebrates not only the active outdoor lifestyle that defines Chattanooga, but also is a celebration of the natural beauty found throughout the stunning Tennessee Valley. As a mark of Chattanooga’s committment to environmental stewardship and conservation, many of the events are held in the regions many parks and conservancies, highlighting countless possibilities for adventure. This 10-day family-friendly event features a variety of activities, including rock climbing, trail running, kayaking, rowing, cycling, off-road biking, hiking, hang gliding, river cruises, music, and plenty of other entertainment. RiverRocks is a draw for both world-class and amateur athletes from around the world, to both compete and celebrate an active lifestyle.
Start the month of October off right with 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, and the largest and most competitive 50k trail race in the Southeast, the StumpJump 50K. The second weekend in October brings you the funky, but fun Fly Free Fest and Rooftop Hop, and challenging events like the Lula Lake Five Points 50, Swim the Suck 10 Mile, and the Urban Adventure Race. The events keep coming during the third weekend in October, which features the 7 Bridges Marathon. Finally, as if the rest of October wasn’t packed with enough events, enjoy the final weekend of RiverRocks with fun events like ChattaJack 31 ride or the Triple Crown of Bouldering. Or of course there is always the Ragnar Relay, where you and your team will run day and night through the beautiful fall foliage from Chattanooga to Nashville. These spectacular events will all come to end on October 25th at the RiverRocks Finale Concert. There is a reason that city that was named by Outdoor Magazine as the Best City Ever. Come stay for a weekend or two to watch or register for events yourself, and experience outdoor living the best way possible at Chattanooga’s annual RiverRocks festival.
See the Sights Along Chattanooga’s Biking Trails 27 Aug 2014, 2:00 am
With easy access to some of the regions best road and mountain biking trails, Chattanooga is a wonderful destination for outdoor enthusiasts, avid bikers, and families just looking for a little two-wheeled adventure. Modern-day Chattanooga bills itself as an eco- and bike-friendly city, and is home to Bike Chattanooga, a wonderful citywide transit system that makes it extremely easy to explore the city on two wheels. Our luxury Bed and Breakfast is located just 10 minutes outside of downtown Chattanooga, on Lookout Mountain, putting you within easy reaching distance to the great variety of Chattanooga biking trails and experiences when you stay with us.
Explore Chattanooga’s Biking Trails
If you’ve chosen Chattanooga for its intense adrenaline-pumping activities, then you’re going to love the challenging mountain biking adventures found in the surrounding areas. The mountains surrounding Chattanooga are varied, and allow for a diverse range of biking opportunities for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Here, you’ll find over 100 miles of singletrack for those that are more technical cyclists, as well as offroad parks and greenways. The Brainerd Levee/Camp Jordan Loop and Lookout Mountain’s Guild/Hardy Trail Greenways are perfect for family or beginner adventures. There are also a great variety of old forest-service roads for the slightly more adventurous throughout Prentice Cooper State Forest on the Cumberland Plateau, the beautiful Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail on Lookout Mountain, and the Cherokee National Forest. And of course, if you’re really looking for the excitement, head to the trails found at Stringers Ridge Urban Wilderness Park, Enterprise South Nature Park and Harrison Bay State Park, where you’ll find intermediate to advanced level trails.
If, like many of our guests, you’re looking for a way to spend a more leisurely afternoon along Chattanooga’s beautiful Tennessee River, hop on a bike and travel down the Tennessee Riverpark. This beautiful multi-use trail starts at the Chickamauga Dam, and follows the Tennessee River into downtown Chattanooga. Along the way, see how much wildlife you can spot, enjoy the stunning viewpoints, visit the many great open spaces, such as Amnicola Marsh, the Ellipse, or C.B. Robinson Bridgestop, and enjoy a picnic at one of the many parks along the way. Other leisurely rides include an audio tour around a 6-mile loop at Chickamauga Battlefield, which includes beautifully restored monuments, wood and pasture lands, and multiple stops at historic points of interest, as well as Enterprise South Nature Park, and the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway. The combination of experiences in Chattanooga are endless, and we look forward to sharing this wonderful city with you when you stay at our Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast.
Discover the Beauty When Hiking Lookout Mountain 12 Aug 2014, 2:00 am
Chattanooga and the surrounding areas are a popular destination for outdoor adventure, with access to some of the nation’s top venues for rock climbing, road and mountain biking, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding and more. There are nearly endless opportunities for hiking throughout the greater Chattanooga area, many suitable for all levels of experience. Located just 15 minutes outside of Chattanooga, you’ll find the stunning recreational area known as Lookout Mountain. As you wind your way through the trails of Lookout Mountain, you’ll encounter nature at its most beautiful, but you’ll also find yourself exploring centuries of human history, from ancient Indian pathways to tumbled stone walls and ruins left behind by settlers and soliders over the years. Stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn, and head into the 30 miles of beautiful hiking trails, leaving the tourists and traffic behind you.
Lookout Mountain Hiking Trails
Centuries past, Lookout Mountain was an active hunting ground for the regional Native American Tribes, and was eventually occupied by settlers, and later soldiers during the Civil War. Today, as you head into the mountains, you’ll find a canopy of oak and hickory trees, along with poplar, maples, sweetgum, and scattered pine. Below that canopy, you’ll find beautiful dogwood, sourwood, redbud and sassafras blanketing the mountain, and providing habitat for the hundreds of animals that thrive here. If you’re new to hiking, or are just looking for a leisurely stroll through the mountain, then an easy and beautiful hike to take is the 1.1 mile walk from Point Park to Sunset Rock. Point Park, at 2,135 feet of elevation, offers the best and most famous view of Moccasin Bend and Chattanooga. From Sunset Rock, you can easily extend your hike along the Bluff and Gum Spring Trails, and eventually work your way back to Point Park. Glen Falls is also a worthwhile easy hike that will reward you with a beautiful stream which cascades down the bluff, a short tunnel through the rock, and temporary seclusion away from the traffic on the highway.
If you’re up for a more challenging hike, try leaving from Ochs Gateway, and heading to Point Park. This route is one of the most scenic hikes in the park, providing access to the southern trails on Lookout Mountain. If you’re interested in hiking the entirety of Lookout Mountain, from bottom to top, then start at the Blue Beaver Trailhead, most easily accessed at the main gate to Reflection Riding. One of the most peaceful, and also most strenous, hikes in the park is the Skyuka Trail, which again is best accessed at the main gate to Reflection Riding. Here, you’ll emerge from the forested slopes of Lookout Mountain onto Skyuka Spring, one of the most beautiful places on the mountain, finally ending on the grounds of Reflection Riding. No matter how you choose to spend your day, we know you’ll enjoy your time reveling in the beauty that Lookout Mountain is known for. After a long day spent on the mountain, come back to relax at our beautiful Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Enjoy Summer Music Festivals in Chattanooga 29 Jul 2014, 12:09 pm
From festivals and music, to the arts and cultural events, there is always something fun and exciting happening in Chattanooga, all showcasing the vibrant creativity that makes Chattanooga such a popular travel destination. Summer music festivals in the Chattanooga area in particular are a popular and highly anticipated event each year. Guests that choose to stay at our Chattanooga area bed and breakfast love to spend time indulging in the vibrant culture of this exciting city. The free summer music weekends along Chattanooga’s Riverfront, or the relaxing concernts high atop Lookout Mountain, are an exciting way to spend a day living like the locals. Don’t miss out on the fun, and book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn today.
Summer Music Festivals in Chattanooga
Join the crowds for hours of entertainment at the 9th annual Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series, located at the beautiful Chattanooga Waterfront. Riverfront Nights is one of Chattanooga’s most anticipated free outdoor concert events. Not only does this popular event feature an incredible music lineup, but they also feature many of the lifestyle elements central to the way of life in Chattanooga, including healthy living, sustainable development and business practices, and of course an intense love of outdoor adventure. These family and pet-friendly events are a wonderful way to connect with the Chattanooga lifestyle as you listen to some incredible musicians. Even though we’re halfway through summer, it’s not too late to see great acts like Jacob Powell, Rosco Bandana, The Main Squeeze, and The Producers. Local bands start at 7pm, with the headliners playing until around 10.
Another popular music festival, located just minutes from our Bed and Breakfast Inn, are the Summer Music Weekends on Lookout Mountain. Rock City Gardens, located at the top of beautiful Lookout Mountain, is a wonderful place to visit during the summer. Bring the whole family here, and explore the 4100 feet of walking trail, where you’ll encounter soaring rock formations, caves, lush gardens, a beautiful 90-ft waterfall, and a 180-ft long suspension bridge that showcases the view out over beautiful Chattanooga Valley. Explore the climbing wall at Lover’s Leap, where you’ll be rewarded with a 7-state view, and be sure not to miss Fat Man’s Squeeze, Fairyland Caverns, and Mother Goose Village. Once you’ve taken in the beautiful sites of Rock City, don’t miss the birds of prey show, Rock City Raptors. End your day listening to some fantastic music featuring the Old Time Travelers. After a fulfilling day of fun in Rock City, come back to our luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn, where you’ll enjoy our relaxing hospitality and the quiet comforts you expect. We look forward to your stay!
The Chattanooga Market Brings You the Best of Summer 23 Jul 2014, 2:00 am
Chattanooga, Tennessee, hailed as one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country, is also considered to be one of the South’s most popular travel destinations. It’s no surprise, either, with so many fun activities and attractions to choose from in the surrounding area. Situated along the Tennessee River and near the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Chattanooga is a beautifully scenic city where you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. In addition, you’ll find other world-class attractions, like the Chattanooga Markets, amazing restaurants fit for the foodie in you, and plenty of art, shopping, and live events to keep you entertained for weeks. Located just 15 minutes outside of the city of Chattanooga near Lookout Mountain, Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect travel destination for guests looking to take advantage of all this great city has to offer. Book your room today, and get started on planning your Chattanooga vacation.
Explore the Chattanooga Markets
The main Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion, which is now in its 13th year of operation, is the larget local market of its kind in the region. This wonderful market features an array of fresh produce, meat, and cheese, in addition to live music and popular local food trucks. There is a major theme and many events each week, so you’ll always find something new and exciting when you visit. For example, next week the Chattanooga Market will be celebrating the Tomato Festival. Here, there will be many tomato varieties on hand, as well as local farmers to talk to and recipe demonstrations from the Culinard Culinary School. In August, food lovers in particular won’t want to miss the Five Star Food Fight, where local chefs compete and show off their culinary skills under pressure. This exciting event is one of the top annual attractions at the Chattanooga Market, and will feature 5 local chefs, including last year’s winner Blacky Smith of Beast and Barrell.
A popular new market this year is the Wednesday market, which is new for 2014, and also held at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The Wednesday market is smaller than the traditional Chattanooga Market, and features live acoustic music, fresh produce, artisan foods, and of course local food trucks. On Saturdays, shoppers can head to the popular River Market, which features live music, arts and crafts, jewelry, and hand-made apparel. This charming market is held at the plaza at the Tennessee Aquarium. With all of the excitement at our local markets, we know you’ll enjoy your time here. Book your room at our Chattanooga area Bed and Breakfast now, and join the fun this summer at local Chattanooga Markets.
Spring in the Mountains!! 11 Apr 2014, 11:08 am
Spring Break Safari (now-April 20)
4 Bridges Arts Festival (April 11-13)
Jazzanooga (Now-April 30)
TVRM’s Day Out With Thomas (April 26, 27 & May 3, 4, 10)
Chattanooga Market (Sundays, April 27-Nov. 23)
Choo Choo Jazz Festival (May 2-4)
Nightfall Concert Series (Fridays, May 2-Aug 29)