Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast

1300 Mockingbird Lane, Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750
Innkeeper(s): Robert & Audrey Hart

Make Chattanooga Your Next Romantic Getaway 14 Jan 2015, 2:00 am

Sometimes, nothing is more needed than a relaxing, romantic getaway for two in order to recharge our batteries during these long winter months.  When it comes to great romantic getaways, the gorgeous rolling hills of East Tennessee offer several amazing options for relaxation and recreation, with no city providing greater options than the scenic city of Chattanooga.  In Chattanooga, you’ll find an ideal mix of activities to enjoy on your romantic getaway, including plenty to see and do, great restaurants, shopping, art, and of course plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure.  Also, Chattanooga is just a short drive from major metropolitan areas like Atlanta, making it the perfect escape for a romantic weekend.  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 the Chattanooga Valley.  Book your room now, and see for yourself why Chattanooga is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

Chattanooga is Your Romantic Getaway Destination

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain Range, Chattanooga, Tennessee will provide you with the perfect backdrop for your romantic getaway.  Our Bed and Breakfast Inn happens to be located on Lookout Mountain, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the area, and also a wonderful and romantic place to spend your day.  Here, you’ll find several fascinating attractions, such as Ruby Falls, Rock City Gardens, and the incline railway, as well as spectacular views out over the Tennessee River Gorge.  There are several hiking trails on Lookout Mountain that are worth exploring, but if you want a little variety, check out the limitless options available at Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways for more romantic inspiration.  Many of the vistas at the top of trails provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic picnic lunch, or maybe even a dramatic sunset over the expansive landscape below.

When you’re ready for some romantic fun in the city proper, Chattanooga won’t disappoint.  There are plenty of shops and galleries to explore in Chattanoog’s hip yet historical Northshore District.  Take a break from shopping and enjoy an afternoon beer and exquisite city view at Brewhaus.  The beautiful Bluff View Art District is also worthy of exploration, where you’ll find the Hunter Museum of American Art.  Here, the buildings themselves are a work of art, perched on 80-foot cliffs above the Tennessee River.  Afterwards, take your time to explore this historic part of town, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, a coffee house, and plenty of gardens, plazas and courtyards where you can relax and enjoy the romantic ambience of Chattanooga.  For dinner to wrap up your evenings during your romantic getaway, it’s hard to go wrong at Hennen’s, Easy Bistro & Bar, Bluewater Grille, Alleia, or the Public House in the trendy Warehouse Row.  No matter how you choose to spend your time, a romantic getaway spent in Chattanooga will not disappoint.  Book your room at our romantic Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your journey to relaxation.


The post Make Chattanooga Your Next Romantic Getaway appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

Explore the Chattanooga Art Scene 28 Dec 2014, 2:00 am

The Chattanooga art scene is second to none, and exploring the different art venues throughout the city is a fun way to get to know the true character of this beautiful city, nicknamed the “scenic city” for good reason.  Everywhere you look, you’ll find scenic vistas of the Tennessee River Gorge, in addition to the wonderful works of art throughout the city.  Here, you’ll find amazing art museums and gallery collections, entertaining music and arts festivals, one of the nation’s best artisan markets, as well as emerging arts and artists in Chattanooga’s beautiful art districts. Satisfy the art lover in you, when you book your room at our beautiful Chattanooga area Bed and Breakfast today.  

Enjoy the Chattanooga Art Scene

The rich Chattanooga art scene is anchored by one of the nation’s largest collections of American art, found at the Hunter Museum of American Art.  The building that houses this collection is worth a visit in itself, let alone the spectacular collection of art that is housed inside.  This architectural gem is perched on an 80-foot bluff on the edge of the Tennessee River, providing visitors with stunning panoramic views of the Tennessee river and surrounding mountains.  The exceptional collection of American art inside, recognized as one of the country’s finest, is the perfect way to explore and better understand American History, through featured art of the colonial period through today.  Current exhibits include New York Times Magazine Photographs, the Open 24 Hours exhibit, and a Collections Focus exhibition on artists Raphael Soyer [1899-1987] and Harold Cash [1895-1977], and their varying approaches to depicting the female form.

If you still crave more of Chattanooga’s art scene after visiting this museum, then we highly suggest you visit some of the spectacular art galleries in downtown Chattanooga.  Favorites include the River Gallery, featuring jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery and glass from prominent regional, national and international artists, In-Town Gallery, one of the nation’s oldest cooperative art galleries, and Gallery 1401, featuring artists ranging in styles from contemporary realism to impressionism.  Another wonderful place to visit is Ignis Glass Studio, where you will enjoy a unique hands-on experience, including blowing your own glass ornaments or sun catchers. After an art-filled morning, the Bluff View Arts district is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.  This historic district, set high atop the bluffs of the Tennessee River, is filled with restaurants, a coffee house, art gallery, and plenty of gardens, plazas and courtyards where you can relax and rejuvenate. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast this winter, and enjoy the world-class Chattanooga art scene.

The post Explore the Chattanooga Art Scene appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

Winter Hiking Near Our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast 20 Dec 2014, 2:00 am

Oftentimes, people relegate outdoor activities to the spring, summer, and even fall months when the weather outside is mild and pleasurable. However, East Tennessee is a virtual playground any time of year, including the colder winter months.  Chattanooga has always been known as a premier outdoor destination, and with mild enough weather year around to enjoy it, the Chattanooga area is the perfect destination for the avid outdoorsman this winter.  Our Chattanooga area Bed and Breakfast Inn has recently been listed as one of the 10 best Southern Mountain Resorts and Inns.  Our beautiful Bed and Breakfast, located on Lookout Mountain, just 10 minutes outside of Chattanooga, is the perfect place to stay during your winter hiking adventure in East Tennessee.

Winter Hiking in the Hills Around Chattanooga

With over 30 miles of winter hiking trails literally outside your door on Lookout Mountain, our luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn is the perfect place for the avid outdoorsmen. The trails of Lookout Mountain will lead you on a journey to various sites of historic interest, and through a stunning landscape sculpted by thousands of years of wind and weather.  One of the most popular destinations for hikers and visitors to Lookout Mountain is Point Park, where you’ll find a classic view of Chattanooga’s Mocassin Bend.  From there, the Bluff Trail to Sunset Rock will give you a beautiful tour of Lookout Mountain, and likely some of the most scenic views you’ll find in Chattanooga. While on Lookout Mountain, you can also enjoy a walk through Civil War History, when you hike the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Trail, where you can reimagine the famed Battle Above the Clouds.

If you’re looking for a little more out of your winter hiking adventure, Chattanooga boasts over 100 miles of hiking on 150+ hiking trails within a 15 minute drive of downtown. Day hikes in the Chattanooga area are suitable for people of all ages and experience levels, and are fully accessible by car, bike, or public transit.  One of the nation’s most spectacular trails,the Cumberland Trail, is located just 9 miles outside of Chattanooga.  This beautiful trail, lined with high ridges and deep gorges along the rugged and cliff-lined eastern edge of the plateau, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Chattanooga area.  Even if you only have time to do a small section of this trail, it will be worth it. Cloudland Canyon, on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, is a beautiful river gulch in the Appalachain Mountains that will reward hikers with some rugged hiking trails and stunning views. With over 6,000 acres of protected land and 35 miles of hiking trails, Prentice Cooper State Forest is an outdoor mecca for Chattanooga residents and visitors.  This beautiful natural area is situated on the Tennessee River Gorge, where you’ll enjoy fantastic panoramas of the steeply rising bluffs, beautiful hiking trails, and primitive camping.  No matter where you choose to explore, the potential for winter hiking in the Chattanooga area is unbeatable.  Our luxury Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast Inn, located near some of the best hiking trails in the area, is the perfect place to escape to this winter.  Book your room with us now, and come see why Chattanooga is nicknamed the “Scenic City”.

The post Winter Hiking Near Our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

The Best Chattanooga Shopping Locations 28 Nov 2014, 2:00 am

Now that the Holiday season is officially upon us, it’s time to start thinking about getting that special gift for everyone on your list.  Most people stay at our Bed and Breakfast to escape their often over-scheduled lives, and to enjoy time unwinding and reconnecting with their loved ones.  However, an exciting day trip to Chattanooga, located just 15 minutes from our Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast, can be a wonderful way to spend a day out on the town together.   Chattanooga has a wonderful variety of shopping options, including stores perfect for the bargain hunter, and boutiques for the fashionista in you.  No matter where you choose to shop, you’re bound to enjoy Chattanooga shopping and leave with some wonderful items.  Book your room with us today, and take advantage of exquisite holiday shopping, then come back to our romantic Bed and Breakfast for a quiet night alone.

Chattanooga Shopping Districts

If you’re the type of shopper that likes everything in one place, then Hamilton Place is the Chattanooga shopping destination for you.  At Hamilton Place, which is Tennessee’s largest shopping complex, you’ll find 200+ specialty stores and restaurants, making your holiday shopping a breeze.  If shopping in a mall isn’t your thing, though, don’t fret.  There are still plenty of quaint shopping districts throughout Downtown Chattanooga for you to enjoy. Head over to Chattanooga’s trendy NorthShore district on Frazier Avenue, where you’ll find a variety of fun and eclectic shops to browse through.  Stroll along these beautiful streets, and you’ll find independent one-of-a-kind small businesses owned by passionate locals selling a variety of goods, from handcrafted jewelry to vintage antiques.  While there, take a stroll through the 21 acre urban oasis that is Renaissance Park, walk across the river on the beautiful and historic Walnut Street Bridge, or ride the restored carousel in Coolidge Park.

For more Chattanooga shopping, head on over to the unique retail stores and specialty shops inside Warehouse Row, which has recently been turned into an industrial-chic cluster of boutiques. Warehouse Row, which was once a Civil War Fort, is a living piece of Chattanooga history, filled with buildings that represent the vibrant history and commercial culture of Chattanooga.  Other highlights to see while in the area shopping incude Art on Main, the Bluff View Arts District, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Tennessee Riverpark System, and the acclaimed Tennessee Aquarium.  With such a wonderful variety of local shops to browse, we know you’ll have a fun and satisfying day of Chattanooga shopping, before retiring to the comfort and romance of our Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain.  Book your room with us today, and start planning your holiday escape to Chattanooga.

The post The Best Chattanooga Shopping Locations appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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.

The post Experience an Enchanting Chattanooga Holiday appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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.

The post Explore the Exquisite World of Chattanooga Restaurants appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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!

The post Spend a Romantic Getaway in Chattanooga appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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.

The post Your Guide to Chattanooga’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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.

The post Join the Fun at RiverRocks in Chattanooga appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

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.

The post See the Sights Along Chattanooga’s Biking Trails appeared first on Chanticleer Inn.

BBOnline Member SINCE 2002