Mayor's Mansion Inn

801 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Innkeeper(s): MC Ladd Hospitality, LLC.
 
  • Introduction

    Experience the historical elegance of the Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This 18-room bed and breakfast mansion inn, built in 1889, was home to Edmond G. Watkins, who later became the Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Now serving Chattanooga and located in the Fort Wood Historic District, the Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is truly dedicated to making your stay in Tennessee as unforgettable as your Chattanooga surroundings. Enjoy Chattanooga, Tennessee!  The Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located to such well-known Chattanooga, TN attractions as the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, Rock City Garden and Lookout Mountain.

    Start your Day with a Wonderful Breakfast:

    The Mayor's Mansion Inn offers our guest a 3-course, complimentary breakfast served in our Tiffany Room. “En Suite” Breakfast is available for an additional cost of $10.

    Breakfast Menus are seasonal, Southern, and made with fresh ingredients! Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 9:30 am each morning. Our chef selected menu is posted daily, and we are happy to make any adjustments based on your dietary restrictions or tastes! Please let your Innkeeper know in advance should you have any allergies and/or dietary restrictions.

    A sampling of our seasonal menu fare may include breakfast items such as:

    • Peppered Pork Tenderloin with Gouda Whipped Grits
    • Upside Down Pineapple Pancakes
    • Eggs “not so” Benedict (Southern rendition of a classic!)
    • Tangerine Chess Pie

    Please let us know in advance should you have any dietary restrictions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    At the Mayor's Mansion, we are dedicated to making your stay as unforgettable as your surroundings. We pride ourselves on providing only the best guest service. If you are planning to stay at the Mayor's Mansion and need ideas on different area attractions, tickets or reservations please call our Innkeepers at 423-265-5000.  

    Chattanooga, TN - The Mayor's Mansion Inn, located near the base of Lookout Mountain, offers eleven beautiful rooms that appeal to a variety of tastes. From French provincial décor to a 300-gallon soaking tub, the Mayor's Mansion Inn offers a variety of rooms, all with private baths, ready to comfort you and take you to a more peaceful place
     Where we treat you like royalty -

    • Knoxville & Huntsville 1.5 hrs
    • Atlanta 1.75 hrs
    • Birmingham 2 hrs
    • Nashville 2 hrs
    • Asheville 4 hrs

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its prestigious recognition of the Mayor's Mansion Inn. Winning this national competition adds to a list of awards and accolades the inn has received.

    Recommended by Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America, and guests who say we are A Southern Hotel in the grand, old-fashioned sense,"...an architectural treasure..," and "...relaxed elegance..."

     

  • Corporate Travel Chattanooga

    For those who travel as a part of their job, home sometimes feels millions of miles away. At the Mayor's Mansion Inn, we pride ourselves in bringing the comforts of home to those traveling for business. Our inviting rooms provide a welcome break from the sterile feeling of the hotel environment while still offering similar amenities.

    "Wonderful Staff! Beautiful Accommodations!...I forgot I was on a business trip! Thank you! I will be back!" Kim

    Corporate Rates

    Our COMPETITIVE WEEKDAY RATES from Sunday through Thursday night, with parking and breakfast included, make travel for business purposes economical.

    Corporate Meetings

    Does your staff, located in Nashville or Atlanta, need to meet with your managers working in Knoxville or Birmingham?

    Why not meet at the Mayor’s Mansion Inn in beautiful Chattanooga, TN. Less than 3 hours drive from any of these major southeastern cities, a DAY MEETING is a cost effective way to have the face-to-face communication that every multi-location business needs from time to time.

    Rates include private room, wireless internet use, lunch and drink station, and no charge parking. Should you need overnight accommodations for some of your staff, 11 rooms and suites are available.

    Corporate Events

    PRIVATE DINING - from our 3 course breakfast or a casual lunch, to elegant 5 course dinners - is our specialty for you and your colleagues and guests. Receptions and social gatherings at the Mansion are personalized to fit your organization.

    Corporate Contracts

    Does your company require OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS near downtown Chattanooga several times a year? Does your company provide Chattanooga lodging for business associates or executives coming to your business on a periodic basis? Let the Mayor’s Mansion Inn be your choice for consistent, excellent care of your corporate guests.

    Corporate Appreciation

    The gift of an overnight or weekend stay at the Mayor’s Mansion Inn is a thoughtful way to express your appreciation to an outstanding staff member or sales representative for a job well done!

    I thought this was going to be a business trip. As soon as we got here it turned into a leisure trip! Thank you! Jamie

    There is no better way to celebrate with family, friends, and co-workers than at the Mayor’s Mansion Inn!

  • Weddings & Wedding Receptions

    Begin your new life together in style! The Mayor's mansion can accommodate up to 125 guests for receptions and provide an elegant backdrop for your wedding and reception celebrations. Wedding professionals are ready to make your "big" day a reality!

    The Mansion - Meeting & Event Reception Rooms

    Special times call for a special venue. The Inn has a number of rooms to suit a variety of needs:

    Be the talk of the town when the entire Mansion is yours! You get it all from the front porch to the back deck and everything in between! Accommodating up to 125 guests, the entire floor of the Mansion makes for a grand event!

    The Fort Wood Ballroom may be used for up to 80 guests for a wedding ceremony or 64 guests for a seated dinner or standing reception. Original hardwood floors, crystal chandelier, large windows, and glass French doors. The ballroom adjoins a 60' deck with additional seating and great views of Signal Mountain


    The Victorian Garden provides a beautiful, intimate outdoor setting that may accommodate up to 125 guests.

    The Tiffany Dining Room, named for its beautiful stained glass, can accommodate up to 28 guests for a seated dinner. Walls upholstered in silk allow the beautiful lights of the grand chandelier to glow.

    The Ladies' Withdrawing Room is an intimate setting for a maximum of 8 guests. Hand-painted murals encompass the entire room for an unforgettable backdrop.

    The Mayor's Library - Richly appointed, boasting an original marble fireplace and intricate moldings, this room can accommodate up to 20 guests

    The Inn will gladly provide a quote for your special event. Call for an appointment today! (423) 265-5000

    The Food - Wedding and Event Options

    The Mayor's Mansion offers seasonal personalized menus for parties of 6 to 100. our fare is chef created, internationally inspired, and incorporates fresh ingredients for a "Mansion made" meal that is sure to satisfy the palette!

    • Seated Dinners to 64 guests. Three to ten courses.
    • Dinner Buffets to 100 guests
    • Hors d'oeuvres Receptions to 100 guests
    • Luncheons to 100 guests
    • Brunch to 64 guests
    • Breakfast to 64 guests
    • Cocktail Receptions
    • Wine and Cheese Tastings/Receptions
    • Bar Service
    • Barista services
    • Endless Possibilities


    The Inn will gladly provide a quote for your special event. Call for an appointment today! (423) 265-5000

    The Service

    Wedding Professionals are here to make your "BIG DAY" a reality

    "Our brides can literally plan their entire event from our sofa! Planning the beginning of the rest of your life should be fun, not stressful"

    Melanie A. Walker, General Manager

    Wedding Venue in ChattanoogaServices Include:

    • Catering
    • Wedding Cakes
    • Specialty Cakes
    • Flowers
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • Bridal Portraits
    • Live Music
    • Disc Jockey
    • Dress Makers
    • Minister
    • Guest Accommodations
    • Honeymoon Suites
    • Transportation
    • Invitations

    The Inn will gladly provide a quote for your special event. Call for an appointment today! (423) 265-5000
     

  • Private Dinners and Events

    Events at the Mayors Mansion are truly an elegant experience.

    Our staff is dedicated to the fine details that make every event spectacular.

    Our service is personalized; our special events team will assist you every step of the way to ensure every detail is in place.

    Whether it is a Rehearsal Dinner, Corporate Meeting, Bridal Shower, Anniversary Party or any reason to celebrate, our unforgettable surroundings are the perfect atmosphere to create memorable experiences.

    Host your next event at the Mayor's Mansion Inn, our food services and catering include:

    • Seated Dinners to 64 guests. Three to ten courses.
    • Dinner Buffets to 100 guests
    • Hors d'oeuvres Receptions to 100 guests
    • Luncheons to 100 guests
    • Brunch to 64 guests
    • Breakfast to 64 guests
    • Cocktail Receptions
    • Wine and Cheese Tastings/Receptions
    • Bar Service
    • Barista services
    • Privacy and Exclusivity not offered in a public restaurant

    If you are planning an event and desire additional information, please call (423) 265-5000 and one of our special events coordinators will promptly contact you.

  • Chattanooga Attractions

    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

    Lookout Mountain Incline RailwayThe thrill of riding "America's Most Amazing Mile" has delighted guests for more than a century. As the Incline climbs historic Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga's surrounding mountains and valleys come alive as the trolley-style railcars carry you cloud high.   The breathtaking 72.7% grade of the track near the top gives the Incline the unique distinction of being the steepest passenger railway in the world. http://www.lookoutmtnattractions.com

    Rock City Gardens

    An American vacation classic offering a self-guided tour along the Enchanted Trail of natural rock formations and gardens, Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village. Best known for legendary view of seven states from Lover's Leap. Open daily, except Christmas Day. http://www.seerockcity.com
     

     

    Ruby Falls

    Ruby FallsDiscover an intriguing natural wonder at Ruby Falls, one of Chattanooga Tennessee's favorite attractions. The thundering 145 foot waterfall inside historic Lookout Mountain has been thrilling visitors since 1929. http://www.rubyfalls.com

    Southern Belle Riverboat

    Pride of the Southland - Chattanooga's Southern Belle Riverboat! Whether one of the fabulous dinner cruises, daily lunch cruise or daytime sightseeing cruise, you'll love the scenic Tennessee River in the climate controlled Southern Belle! http://www.chattanoogariverboat.com/

    Tennessee Aquarium

    The Tennessee Aquarium - ChattanoogaThe Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world.  Journey through a spectacular 60-foot canyon and two living forests, where you'll see more than 9,000 animals that swim, fly and crawl in natural habitats.
    http://www.tnaqua.com/vv

    Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater

    Buttonwood Church Cival War Dinner TheaterThe last Confederate General to surrender was an American Indian... African-Americans fought on BOTH sides. Dixie was the first song played at the Whitehouse after the War. Mushroom ketchup was the most popular ketchup in 1864. In-line skates (later called "ROLLER BLADES") were sold in 1863. ...come join us for a fascinating trip into the real WAR BETWEEN the STATES! A moving two hour live show all based on actual historical events
    http://www.buttonwillowchurch.com


    Georgia Girl Guides - No Destination, Just Exploration

    Georgia Girl Guides was formed in 2011 by two girls wanting to offer something new and exciting in the community. Hiking, caving, and camping have always been a past time for these two particular girls, so the only sensible next step was to quit their day jobs and take on the task of making a living of what they enjoy. Their goal is not only to show people an adventure, but to educate the public about the world above and below their feet. Georgia Girl Guides invites you to explore the trails, passageways, and unknown on an adventure you will never forget! http://www.georgiagirlguides.com

    For Additional Chattanooga Events visit:
    www.chattanoogafun.com

  • History of the Mayor's Mansion Inn

    Chattanooga, TN - In 1889, Edmond G. Watkins stepped out onto his front lawn and marveled at his latest construction. It was more than just a home for his wife and family; it was a monument to the rebirth of the south after surviving the Civil War. Built from the Union Army redoubt, Fort Wood, stones that had once seen battles now saw a future of beauty and elegance.

    With his drive and vision, Watkins soon became president of the Lookout Mountain Land Company and the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain Railway Company and was lauded for his "energy, activity, and enterprise" that drove the development of the mountain. For his eagerness in seeing Chattanooga prosper after the trials of the war between the states, Watkins was elected mayor of the Scenic City in 1897, thus allowing his Victorian Romanesque home to become the Mayor's Mansion.

    The beauty of this three story marvel, from the hand-laid parquet floors containing five different types of wood, to its 14 gables, is the overwhelming sense of history that roams its halls and rooms. In 1901, the house was purchased by Edward Gould Richmond for his family. They were Chattanooga's wealthiest residents at the time, and were incredibly active in the community. Mr. Richmond was the first president of the Chattanooga Library and one of the original trustees of the Carnegie Library. His dealings in cotton, oil, land development and the railway allowed him to give more to charity than the YMCA and the churches of the area combined.

    Today, the restored Mayor's Mansion Inn is Chattanooga's only AAA 4 Diamond property. It contains over 13,000 square feet and boasts 5 beautifully appointed rooms and 6 lavish suites, each with private baths. Guests enjoy a delicious 3 course gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay in the lovely Tiffany Dining Room. There is the peaceful Mayor's Library for relaxation, and the Fort Wood Ballroom is an elegant setting for weddings and corporate events. The Inn is the cornerstone of the Fort Wood Historic District, and is conveniently located close to Chattanooga's downtown attractions, business and art districts, and many fine dining establishments.

    Edmond G. Watkins created a monument to the rebirth of the south, and the staff of the Mayor's Mansion Inn continue that tradition of providing you with a place for beauty, elegance, and rebirth. The innkeepers stand behind their motto: "Making your stay as unforgettable as your surroundings." Come find your place in history at the Mayor's Mansion Inn.

    To contact the Inn or make reservations call 423-265-5000 or visit the Mayor's Mansion Inn website at http://www.mayorsmansioninn.com.

    If you would like more information about the Mayor's Mansion Inn please call 423-265-5000

  • Guest Amenities

    • Parking on the property (right at the door!) at no additional charge
    • Delicious 3 course breakfast (“en suite” option $10)
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Early morning coffee and tea service featuring the Mansion’s own special blend of dark roasted coffee and Numi organic teas
    • AM/FM clock radios
    • Iron/Ironing Board
    • Hair dryer
    • Luxurious spa robes for your use “en suite”
    • Complimentary concierge services
    • Complimentary hors d’oeurves hour on Friday and Saturday evenings
    • Free local phone calls
    • Cable TV/VCR/DVD
    • Video/DVD library
  • Directions

    From Interstate 24:

    1. Take Hwy. 27 North, marked "Downtown Exit," proceed to exit onto 4th Street
    2. Exit 1C, marked "Aquarium Exit"
    3. Continue on 4th Street for 1 mile, passing Market Street, the UTC Roundhouse gym, and a Civil War Cemetery
    4. Turn right on Palmetto Street at the brown and white Fort Wood Historic District sign
    5. Continue on Palmetto Street one and one-half blocks to the STOP sign at the corner of Palmetto and Vine Street
    6. Turn left on Vine Street and left into our private parking area

    From the Chattanooga Airport:

    1. Follow signs from Airport to Hwy. 153
    2. Take 153 to I-75 South
    3. I-75 South to Interstate 24
    4. Then follow directions above

    From the Atlanta Airport:

    1. Take I-75 North to I-24 West
    2. Take Hwy. 27 North, marked "Downtown Exit," proceed to exit onto 4th Street, Exit 1C, marked "Aquarium Exit,"
    3. Continue on 4th Street for 1 mile, passing Market Street, the UTC Roundhouse gym, and a Civil War Cemetery
    4. Turn right on Palmetto Street at the brown and white Fort Wood Historic District sign
    5. Continue on Palmetto Street one and one-half blocks to the STOP sign at the corner of Palmetto and Vine Street
    6. Turn left on Vine Street and left into our private parking area