Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast
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At just over 1,800 feet above sea level, the Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast sits with distinction high atop Lookout Mountain on a beautiful plateau that borders Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The mountain offers plenty of wonderfully romantic views of Chattanooga valley and surrounding areas. Our family owned and operated Inn is conveniently located directly across the street from the famous Rock City Gardens where visitors can see seven states. We are also mere minutes from Ruby Falls, Incline Railway and Point Park. For the adventurous, there are numerous local nature trails and historical parks for hiking and biking.
Chanticleer has been featured in Southern Living Magazine as well as Select Registry's book "Distinguished Inns of North America". We also have articles in many of our local magazines including Chattanooga Chatter and East Alabama Living.
Our distinguished Inn is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, TN. Many of our guests enjoy making a day out of visiting some of the many Chattanooga area attractions. Shopping is abundant in Chattanooga whether it is at the unique Warehouse Row, several antique shops or Hamilton Place Mall, you are sure to find some keep sakes. Golf anyone? There are several nearby golf courses. After a long day we would be happy to recommend the perfect restaurant or spa.
"From the scenic drive leading to Chanticleer Inn to bird-watching during a wonderful breakfast, my visit to Chanticleer Inn was enjoyable in every way. The hospitality was exceptional, and the location is superb. I hope I will have an opportunity to visit Chanticleer Inn again."
For Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Meetings, the Grandview is a spectacular venue that is located directly across the street from our Inn.
Built in 1927 and operated as a Bed and Breakfast since 1930, the Inn under went extensive renovations in 2002. It now boosts 17 well-appointed rooms with many of the conveniences and comforts of today coupled with the ambiance of yesteryear. A full homemade breakfast is served each morning and can be enjoyed in our main dining room, sun porch or on our new outdoor patio.
In the summer months guests can just lie in the sun and relax by our pool or just sit, watch and listen to the birds fluttering about. In the cooler months guests can curl up near our glowing fireplace with a good book and enjoy our fresh baked cookies with a hot beverage. Come see how the Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast offers you the ultimate in mountain southern hospitality.
"Lovely room with a gorgeous outdoor setting. It was comfortable, clean & beautifully decorated. Friendly service & a nice breakfast also made for a pleasant stay."
Lookout Mountain Area Attractions
Located within walking distance to our Inn, Rock City takes you on an unforgettable journey atop Lookout Mountain. Stroll through ancient rock formations, and enjoy the quiet woodland paths and gardens. Enjoy refreshments at the Big Rock Grill or grab a cappucino at Starbucks. Experience the magic of Rock City year round. Be sure to check their site for special events and happenings.
"America's Most Amazing Mile" has delighted guests for more than a century. As the trolley-style railcars climb Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga's surrounding mountains and valleys come alive. The 72.7% grade near the top makes the Incline the steepest passenger railway in the world.
A Lookout Mountain cave once used as a campsite by American Indians, a hideout for outlaws, and a hospital during the Civil War, Ruby Falls has been visited by millions of people including Andrew Jackson and Babe Ruth. Featuring a tour of the natural cave and an underground waterfall, Ruby Falls has proven to be a popular Lookout Mountain attraction since 1929.
Grandview, atop Lookout Mountain, is the perfect place to help you think outside the box. Reach your peak productivity 1700 feet above sea level. You'll find warm spaces for intimate gatherings, boardroom business, and breakout discussions. Have round table discussions where the valley views provide the backdrop to exhilarate the mind. Grandview will raise expectations for future meeting.
The Cravens House
The Cravens House, part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, is located at the north end of Lookout Mountain. During the battle of Chattanooga, both the Union and Confederate armies used the home as an observation post and headquarters.
Covenant College is the College of the Presbyterian Church in America, PCA. It is a four-year liberal arts college housed in the former Lookout Mountain Hotel. Built in 1927 with the South's largest ballroom and 200 guest rooms, the once-posh "Castle in the Clouds" has been Covenant's home since 1964.
Point Park was built in 1905 to commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" during the Civil War, and has numerous monuments to the soldiers who died in the area. The building was the inspiration for the insignia of the Army Corps of Engineers, who built the park.
Chattanooga Area Attractions
Battles For Chattanooga
Atop Lookout Mountain at the entrance to Point Park, The Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum is a popular starting point for people touring Civil War battle sites in the area.
The Tennessee Aquarium
The Tennessee Aquarium offers views of animals from the mountains to the sea, and takes visitors through three forests and puts them eye to eye with sharks, otters and alligators.
The Creative Discovery Museum
Chattanooga's Creative Discovery Museum is a place where interactive, hands-on activities provide learning fun for children ages two to twelve.
The Hunter Museum of American Art
The Hunter Museum of American Art offers an exceptional array of American art recognized as one of the country's finest collections.
The Chattanooga Choo Choo
Made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra song "Chattanooga Choo Choo," this 24-acre vacation and convention complex is located in the heart of Chattanooga.
Chickamauga & Chattanooga Battlefield
The Chickamauga & Chattanooga Battlefield is the first and largest of the U.S. National Military Parks.
The Lookouts are Chattanooga's minor league baseball team.
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Praised as one of the top ten caves in the U.S., Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just outside of Chattanooga in Lookout Valley.
The Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
The Chattanooga Zoo occupies 6 acres in Warner Park just 2 miles from downtown Chattanooga. It features animals from all over the world including Latin America, North America, Africa and Asia.
Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee's largest show cave, featuring waterfalls, pools, formations and a 3/4 ton chandelier.
A water-powered grist mill built in the mid 1800's, Prater's Mill has been named an American cultural legacy by the United States Library of Congress.
Adventureworks is an experience-based training and development organization whose mission is corporate team building.
The climate-controlled Southern Belle Riverboat offers dinner cruises, daily lunch cruise.
Horseback Riding in Chattanooga
Enjoy horseback riding in Chattanooga by using the handy guide posted at this site.
Enjoy A Delicious Homemade Breakfast
Our bountiful breakfast is served each morning in our bright and cheerful dining room, sun room, or outside on our lovely mountain stone patio. Take in the beautiful views of the gardens or sit back and watch the many species of birds that call The Chanticleer Inn home. Enjoy an array of fresh fruits, cereals, sweet breads and cakes prepared daily.
If you have a heartier appetite, we offer hot entrees that change daily. These include Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Assorted Frittatas, Belgian Waffles, and a variety of potato crusted Quiches. Whether you are heading out to conquer one of the many hiking trails or taking in the sights of nearby Chattanooga, our breakfast is sure to add a delightful start to your day.
To quench your thirst, enjoy a glass of Fresh squeezed orange juice or a cup of our locally roasted hot coffee.
Please notify us in advance if you have any special dietary needs we would be happy to accommodate.
In addition to our convenient location across from Rock City Gardens and our unbeatable Southern hospitality, you’ll also enjoy these great amenities:
- In-ground pool and sun deck
- Bocce court
- Lush landscape and gardens
- Outdoor seating and dining
- Complimentary parking
- Concierge service
- Daily newspaper
- High speed wireless internet
- Discounted Lookout Mountain Attraction Tickets
- Tennessee Aquarium tickets
- The Hen House Gift Shop
- Full homemade breakfast
- Complimentary coffee/tea, cold drinks and bottled water
- Evening cookies and dessert
- Special dietary requests available
- Games, books and DVD library
- Boxed lunches available
Guests may use our living area throughout the day. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea any time. In the afternoons, grab some fresh fruit, cookies and desserts. Use our gas log fireplace during the cooler months. When it’s warm out, enjoy our outdoor patio located just off the main inn. Feel free to play games, read a book or just relax with a glass of wine. We’re sure you’ll feel right at home.
Hen House Gift Shop
Bring home a keepsake to remember your travels or find just the right gifts for friends and family. The Hen House Gift shop features a variety of great gifts including hand thrown mugs and vases, caps, bathrobes, handmade rugs and pillows, and much more.
Weddings & Special Events
Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Meetings are available. Please contact us for more information.
How To Find Us
From I-75 (Atlanta, Knoxville, etc.)
- Take I-24 towards Chattanooga
- Take exit 178 (27 N towards Downtown/Lookout Mountain)
- Exit immediately at the Lookout Mountain/Market Street exit
- Take the left fork of the exit towards Lookout Mountain
- Continue straight until you come to the light at Broad Street
- Turn left onto Broad Street
- Turn left onto Tennessee Ave. (Look for signs that say Rock City/Incline Railway. Do not follow the sign for Ruby Falls.)
- Go through two lights. At the third light, bear right up the Mountain on OHCS Highway (aka Hwy. 58 or Lookout Mountain Pkwy.)
- Stay on this road for about ten minutes and you will see our property right at the top, on the left. Look for our green rooster sign in the front
From I-24 East (Nashville, Birmingham, etc.)
- Take exit 178. Make sure you are in the far right lane of the exit marked Lookout Mountain
- Bear to the left at the fork, just off the exit
- Turn right as soon as you can at the bottom of the mountain. You will see some chain hotels right before you turn
- Take a left at the light onto Broad St
- After about 1.5 miles, turn left onto Tennessee Ave (Look for Rock City and Incline Railway signs, do not follow Ruby Falls signs.)
- Go through two lights. At the third light bear right up the mountain on OCHS Highway (aka Hwy. 58 and Lookout Mountain Pkwy)
- Stay on this road for about ten minutes and you will see our property right at the top, on the left.; look for our green rooster sign in the front