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Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

Celebrate Special Occasions in Chattanooga 17 Feb 2017, 2:00 am

Special Occasions in ChattanoogaValentines Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean Chattanooga suddenly stops being a romantic destination. In fact, we think now is a great time to start thinking about, and planning for, all of those special occasions that come up throughout the year. We’d love to help you celebrate whatever may be coming your way this year, including birthdays and anniversaries.  Our gorgeous retreat on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga is also a uniquely wonderful place to enjoy a honeymoon, babymoon, girlfriend getaway, or any other special occasions you may have coming up.  Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast, and let us help you make this special occasion one you won’t forget.

Special Occasions in Chattanooga

What makes Chattanooga a top romantic destination, particularly when you’re looking to celebrate an important milestone in your life?  A better question seems to be to ask “Why not Chattanooga?”  If you haven’t yet been to this ruggedly beautiful town, brimming with southern charm, you’re truly missing out.  Here, you’ll find a charming city, a thriving arts community, spectacular shopping, a hip food scene, and an incredible range of outdoor recreation that is hard to beat.  No matter how you spend your time, a few days in Chattanooga will be time well spent.

Celebrate Special Occasions in ChattanoogaWhat’s more, the Chanticleer Inn is an incredible Bed and Breakfast that will make your experience in Chattanooga all the more special.  We are located just a few minutes from downtown Chattanooga, on top of the ruggedly beautiful Lookout Mountain. Across the street, you’ll find Rock City Gardens and Lookout Mountains top attractions. Inside, you’ll find all of the luxury amenities you’d expect from finer hotels.  In addition to all of this, you’ll enjoy a gourmet multi-course breakfasts, state-of-the-art technology, luxurious mattresses and fine linens, and unmatched hospitality.

We offer a variety of wonderful packages to help you make the most out of your special occasions. Whether celebrating a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, birthday, or something else, please let us know how we can help make your trip one you’ll never forget.  Book your room, and make plans for your upcoming special occasions today.


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Why Should You Honeymoon in Chattanooga? 30 Jan 2017, 2:00 am

Honeymoon in ChattanoogaValentines Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air.  It’s also an incredibly popular time of year to get married or engaged.  If you find yourself among the newly engaged this year, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make for the foreseeable future. Dresses, flowers, venues, guests, and more will consume your every waking thought. The Chanticleer Inn would like to help make at least one of your decisions easier. Have you thought about where you want to honeymoon yet?  Look no further! Read on, and discover why Chattanooga, and our Inn in particular, is the best choice for your honeymoon.  Once you’re convinced, book your room and finalize your honeymoon plans.

How to Honeymoon in Chattanooga

We think February is the perfect time to get in touch with your inner romantic!  In honor of Valentines Day this year, we thought it would be fun to take a look at all of the wonderful and romantic activities Chattanooga has in store for you, and why it makes such a perfect honeymoon destination.  Chattanoogans take to heart the old adage “the couple that plays together, stays together.”  That’s evident in the everyday adventure awaiting you here.  Here are our favorite ways to enjoy a honeymoon in Chattanooga:

  • Honeymoon in ChattanoogaWine and dine at Chattanooga’s top restaurants like St. John’s or the Public House, or take a food tour of Chattanooga’s Southside.
  • Tour the extraordinary exhibits at Chattanooga’s stunning Hunter Museum of American Art, perched high on the cliff above the Tennessee River. Afterwards, end your day on a sweet note at Rembrandt’s Coffee House.
  • Enjoy good wine and conversation at DeBarge Winery’s sophisticated downtown tasting room.
  • Take in a performance at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre or The Comedy Catch.
  • Explore the wonders of Lookout Mountain, which is home to some of the city’s best attractions.  Just across the street from our luxurious Inn, you’ll find the entrance to Rock City Gardens, where you’ll enjoy a unique opportunity to explore nature and history.  Walk the 4,100 foot trail through lush gardens, and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Chattanooga Valley.
  • Take a hike and enjoy Chattanooga’s stunning scenery.  Favorite trails are Lookout Mountain, especially to Sunset Rock, Signal Mountain, Raccoon Mountain, and Stringers Ridge.
  • Challenge yourselves and go rock climbing at High Point Fitness Center in downtown Chattanooga.  It’s certainly bound to be one of the most unique climbing experiences you’ve ever had.
  • Take a sunset or dinner cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat.

Luxurious Accommodations

Whatever it is that draws you in to Chattanooga’s rugged, yet sophisticated charm, it’s nice to know you’ll have the elegant accommodations of the Chanticleer Inn to come home to.  Here, you’ll find an unparalleled selection of beautifully appointed rooms and luxury amenities, complete with the warm, Southern hospitality you’d expect to find in Tennessee.  With a variety of specials and enhancements to choose from as well, your stay is sure to meet the highest of expectations.  Spend your honeymoon with us, and you’ll see firsthand why we’ve consistently ranked as one of Chattanooga’s best lodging choices.  You deserve only the best on your honeymoon; book with us today!

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Food Tours of Chattanooga 18 Jan 2017, 2:00 am

Food Tours ChattanoogaFood-related travel has exploded in popularity over the last several years.  Whether you’re a self-proclaimed foodie who seeks are the latest and greatest food trends wherever you go, or whether you just like to enjoy good food while you travel, Chattanooga has a variety of delicious food tours for you to enjoy.  Chattanooga’s diverse range of restaurants have been tempting visitors with delectable delights of every food origin for years.  From BBQ, burgers, and fried chicken to locally curated farm to table cuisine, Chattanooga has it all.  Book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today, and discover Chattanooga’s best food tours.

Food Tours & Local Eats

Chattanooga, a top travel destination in the south, has become a hip and trendy travel destination.  Accordingly, there are some excellent eats, if you just know where to look.  Along the way, you’ll discover plenty of Chattanooga’s rugged, yet sophisticated, charm.  If you’re short on time, the Eat, Sip, and Walk a Bit tour of Chattanooga’s Southside is a must-do activity for foodies.  This food tour will include a stop at Feed Co. Tavern & Table, where you’ll find Food Network Star Chef Charlie, Conga Latin Food, either The Terminal or Debarge Winery, and a stop at the Flying Squirrel Bar or Slicks Burgers.  The Eat, Sip, and Walk a Bit tour through Downtown also isn’t bad, as it includes venerable favorites such as the Blue Water Grill and the 212 Market Restaurant, which is hailed as the best Farm to Table Restaurant in all of Tennessee.  If you’d rather go at Chattanooga’s food scene on your own, here is a list of the best local eats to get you started:

  • Chattanooga’s Southside, filled with Japanese, Italian, traditional meat and cheese, sandwich shops, Latin food and more, is the place to be.  Most of the hip eateries found here are housed in old warehouses with exposed brick walls, adding to the overall hip vibe of this popular food destination.
  • Neidlov’s Breadworks on Main Street is housed in an old autoshop.  Here, you’ll find some of the most incredible artisan breads, pastries, soups, and sandwiches.
  • Food Tours ChattanoogaSt. Johns, early to the modern food movement in Chattanooga, is home to James Beard nominee Chef Daniel Lindley. Menu staples include the Axis Venison, the Cloudcrest Farm’s beef tartare appetizer, and masterfully showcased local produce.
  • Alleia is another Daniel Lindley restaurant worth visiting.  This restaurant features an Italian-inspired menu featuring as many ingredients from local farms as possible.
  • The Terminal Brewhouse, whose building once housed speakeasies during Prohibition, is a delicious place to stop in for a craft beer and one of their half-pound beef or bison burgers.
  • Urban stack is perhaps the burger mecca of Chattanooga.  Their gourmet burger bar features flavorful innovations like the Asian Q – Kobe-style Wagyu beef, wasabi savoy slaw, Asian ginger barbeque sauce, homemade cucumber kimchee and a five pepper dry rub
  • Foodworks is one of Chattanooga’s most popular brunch destinations, and it’s more than worth the stop.  You can’g go wrong with their chicken and waffles or the doughnut, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.
  • While your here, you may as well take some cooking classes as well.  The Sweet and Savory Classroom, located in the Southside, is an excellent, hands on experience for food lovers.
  • No mention of Chattanooga’s food scene would be complete without talking about the Pints & Pedals Pub Crawl.  It really is a must-do activitiy.

When you can eat no more, head back to the restful, luxurious accommodations at the Chanticleer Inn on Lookout Mountain.  If you book now through our winter promotion, you’ll save 10% off any night stay Sunday – Thursday, from now through February 9th.  There’s no excuse to delay.  Book your stay in Chattanooga today!

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Keep Warm and Dry This Winter in Chattanooga 1 Jan 2017, 2:00 am

Stay Warm and Dry in Chattanooga This WinterOutdoors enthusiasts have been coming to Chattanooga for years.  It’s truly a 4-season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter what is happening with the weather. Getting outside and enjoying the outdoors is wonderful, but there’s much more to do in Chattanooga than meets the eye. With so many exciting ways to play, a variety of great museums, a vibrant arts scene, plenty of historic attractions, and an exquisite food scene, it’s easy to see the attraction to the Scenic City, even in the colder months of winter.  Come stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast, and discover the myriad of ways to stay warm and dry in Chattanooga this winter.  

A Winter in Chattanooga

It’s easy to talk about the many outdoor activities in Chattanooga this winter.  But what if you don’t particularly enjoy being outside in the cold and/or rain and snow? That’s ok; there’s plenty for indoor lovers to do in Chattanooga, too. Here are our favorite ways to stay warm and dry while in Chattanooga during the cold winter months:

  • Visit the extraordinary Hunter Museum of American Art.
  • Explore the incredible Tennessee Aquarium, which has been rated as the best aquarium in the United States.
  • Take a climb at Chattanooga’s incredible indoor climbing facility, High Point Climbing and Fitness.
  • The Anna Safley Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, part of the stunning Bluff View art district, and houses an extensive collection of Victorian art glass and antiques.
  • Take a tour of the micro-distillery and tasting room at the Tennessee Stillhouse, the home of the Chattanooga Whiskey Company.
  • Stay Warm and Dry This Winter in ChattanoogaGo wine tasting at DeBarge Winery’s sophisticated downtown tasting room.
  • Take a cooking class at Chattanooga’s Sweet & Savory Classroom.
  • The Tivoli Theatre is a fabulous historic showplace in downtown Chattanooga, and offers a variety of shows, ranging from silent films to national Broadway shows.
  • Get your laughs on at The Comedy Catch, Chattanooga’s premiere destination for comedy.
  • Catch one of the incredible live music productions at Track 29, located on the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo campus.
  • Experience the incredible Civil War Battles of Chattanooga at the Electric Map & Museum, an incredible visual display that helps visitors visual the battles of Chattanooga as they unfolded.
  • Move from store to store as you shop on Chattanooga’s hip and trendy shopping destination, The North Shore.

Whether you choose to take part in the incredible outdoor activities in Chattanooga this winter, or whether you’d rather stay warm and dry in the town’s incredible museums, shops, and restaurants, nothing beats a winter getaway to the stunning Chanticleer Inn. Our Bed and Breakfast, located on beautiful Lookout Mountain, is like no other in Chattanooga.  It’s an experience you must certainly appreciate for yourself.  Book your stay at our Inn today, and discover what’s waiting for you in Chattanooga.

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Get Outside This Winter 16 Dec 2016, 2:00 am

Winter Activities in ChattanoogaThough not often at the forefront of minds, winter is an exceptional time of year to visit Chattanooga.  During the month of December, the lights are on and the holiday spirit is everywhere.  But even once all the joy and merriment is over, there are still plenty of winter activities to keep you busy during the colder months.  Chattanooga is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.  At once, it offers both a sophisticated urban oasis, and a retreat into it’s stunning natural surroundings.  This winter, come experience the beautiful world of Chattanooga at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain.  There’s no reason to wait; book your room today!

Winter Activities in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is just as wonderful a getaway destination during the winter months as it is during the remainder of the year.  The weather is mild enough most of the time, so it’s enjoyable to be outside.  When it’s time to head indoors, there’s plenty here for those days, too.  On those occasions when snow does fall, the Scenic City transforms into a magical winter wonderland.  No matter what the weather has in store, here are our favorite ideas for having fun in Chattanooga this winter:

  • Lookout Mountain, visible from nearly any location around Chattanooga, is home to some of the city’s best attractions.  Just across the street from our luxurious Inn, you’ll find the entrance to Rock City Gardens, where you’ll enjoy a unique opportunity to explore nature and history.  Walk the 4,100 foot trail through lush gardens, and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Chattanooga Valley.  Or, descend deep into the mountain to view Ruby Falls, a a 145-foot underground waterfall.  You’ll have to travel through a cave filled with geological wonders to get there.
  • Winter getaway to ChattanoogaTake a hike into the mountains around Chattanooga, and enjoy the views from above.  Favorite places to hike include Lookout Mountain, especially to Sunset Rock, Signal Mountain, Raccoon Mountain, and Stringers Ridge.  You can read about other fantastic places for winter hiking in a past blog about the subject.
  • Go birding at Audubon Acres, where you’ll find many year-round bird watching opportunities.
  • Ice Skating at Ice on the Landing’s outdoor rink at Choo Choo Gardens, which is open now through mid-January.
  • Go rock climbing at High Point Fitness Center in downtown Chattanooga.  It’s certainly bound to be one of the most unique climbing experiences you’ve ever had.
  • Skiers and snowboarders can find good, local hills about an hour away at Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort in Mentone, Alabama.  Though you’ll definitely have fun on the slopes, the best part of this will be returning to the incredible nightlife Chattanooga has to offer, and the luxurious accommodations at our Bed and Breakfast.
  • The Tennessee Aquarium, the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, is Chattanooga’s most popular attraction.  It’s the perfect place to spend time when you don’t feel like heading outdoors.
  • Another place to stay warm and dry is the Hunter Museum of American Art, located in the famously beautiful Bluff View Arts District.

Whether you choose to spend your day inside or out, the perfect ending to any day in Chattanooga will be dinner followed by curling up in front of a cozy fire at our Bed and Breakfast.  Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, and come see for yourself how great Chattanooga can be during the winter.



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Plan a Winter Getaway in Chattanooga 30 Nov 2016, 2:00 am

winter getaway in Chattanooga, TennesseeAs we head into the month of December, many of us are busily making our last-minute holiday plans, finishing up our holiday shopping, and getting ready to spend some quality time with our families.  If you are planning to come to Chattanooga to visit family over the holidays this year, make sure to carve some time out for yourself at our romantic Bed and Breakfast.  The week after Christmas is one of the best times to escape to our beautiful Inn, where you can do nothing but relax, reconnect, rejuvenate your soul as you look to the year ahead.  Book a winter getaway with us this December, and start your new year off on the right foot!

A Winter Getaway in Chattanooga

Our Bed and Breakfast is a romantic retreat unlike any other in Chattanooga.  From the moment you arrive at our doorstep, the warm, sophisticated, and romantic atmosphere of our Inn will captivate you. From there, it’s on to the beautiful city of Chattanooga, where you’ll find a sophisticated urban oasis coupled with unparalleled natural beauty.  If you’re looking for ideas to help you make the most of your winter getaway, here are some of our favorites for this time of year:

No matter how much or how little of Chattanooga you end up seeing, we know time spent at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast will be equal parts relaxing and memorable. We look forward to seeing you this holiday season. Book your winter getaway with us today!



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Enjoy the Holiday Season in Chattanooga 21 Nov 2016, 2:00 am

Holiday season in Chattanooga, TennesseeA families around the country gather at their traditional holiday tables, so begins a month-long celebration of joy and giving. With a wide variety of shopping and holiday festivities to enjoy, there’s no better place to unwrap new holiday memories than the scenic city of Chattanooga. Whether you choose to join us for a holiday shopping, dazzling light displays, a relaxing getaway, or other fun holiday-themed activities, you’ll find nothing but joy and merriment in Chattanooga throughout the upcoming holiday season. To get started on your getaway, book a room at our exquisite Bed and Breakfast today. 

Holiday Season Attractions

It’s no hard task getting into the Christmas spirit in the festive city of Chattanooga.  Many of the area’s best holiday attractions are already underway here, but there’s still plenty more to enjoy throughout the remainder of the holiday season.  To make Chattanooga a little easier to enjoy over the holidays, here are our favorite activities happening in Chattanooga this holiday season:

There’s no better way to start off the holiday season than by booking a getaway to our stunning Bed and Breakfast Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.  Christmas in Chattanooga is a magical celebration unique to Tennessee.  We look forward to helping you relax during the busiest time of year.  Book your getaway and clear your mind during this busy holiday season at our magnificent Inn.

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Romantic Getaway in Chattanooga 31 Oct 2016, 2:00 am

romantic getaway in Chattanooga, TennesseeThese crisp, fall months practically beg for us to curl up indoors, hidden away from the harsh elements outside. It’s the perfect time to curl up with someone special and focus on romance.  In the South, there’s one romantic getaway destination that outshines the rest. Chattanooga, known more for its rugged outdoor recreation than anything else, also radiates a sense of romance perfect for couples looking to put romance at the forefront for a few days.  No matter how you choose to spend your time, there’s no better place to spend a romantic getaway in Chattanooga than at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room with us today!

A Romantic Getaway in Chattanooga

Chattanooga’s picturesque surroundings set the perfect stage for a romantic getaway, the the unique shops and delicious restaurants in downtown Chattanooga play their role well. Whether it’s the simple pleasures of enjoying a romantic dinner together, or an inspired adventure designed to bring you closer together, Chattanooga has it all. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, here are 10 of our favorite ways to spend a romantic getaway in the vibrant town of Chattanooga:

As always, your romantic getaway to the Chanticleer Inn begins with our warm hospitality.  What follows is up to you to create. Take the first step in creating the perfect romantic getaway, and book your room at Chattanooga’s best Bed and Breakfast today!

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See Rock City This Fall 13 Oct 2016, 2:00 am

Rock City in Chattanooga, TennesseeThere are so many wonderful reasons to visit Chattanooga in the fall that we can’t possibly do them all justice. However, there’s one place to visit in Chattanooga that, in our mind, rises far above the rest. Perhaps because it’s so conveniently located to our Bed and Breakfast, just across the street, or perhaps because it really is just that special and unique. We think it’s the latter, but you should come see for yourself. Book a room at our luxurious Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast this fall, and explore the stunning beauty of Rock City and the rest of Lookout Mountain’s attractions.

Rock City in the Fall

Everyone should see the stunning natural formations at Rock City at least once in their lifetime. There’s a reason it is one of Chattanooga’s top attractions, but it’s a place truly like none other. Once you enter Rock City Gardens, you’ll find a paved path that winds through amazing natural rock formations. Along the journey, you’ll find including narrow pathways through large rocks, like “Fat Mans Squeeze”, scenic look-out points, a beautiful suspension bridge, and an underground cavern. Along the way, you’re sure to enjoy many delights and surprises in the gardens themselves. The highlight of the journey for most visitors is Lover’s Leap, which is home to Lookout Mountain’s famed “Seven States View.” If you happen to come to our Bed and Breakfast during November or December, don’t miss the stunning lighted display known as the Enchanted Garden of Lights.

Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga, TennesseeThough they are separate attractions, it would be hard to talk about visiting Rock City this fall without mentioning the other Lookout Mountain attractions, such as Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway. Ruby falls, and dramatic underground waterfall, is one of the South’s must-see attractions. For a truly unique experience this fall, try anintimate, guided lantern tour. This unique experience allows visitors a rarely-seen view deep within Lookout Mountain, and will allow you to experience Ruby Falls in a whole new light. The Incline Railway is an enjoyable 1 mile up trip up a 72.7% graded incline. The experience is a must, and the views this fall are incredible.

After a fun-filled day of adventure, head to downtown Chattanooga for a drink or two, followed by a delicious dinner.If you need some ideas of where to go, we’re happy to help. For an incredible fall adventure in Chattanooga, book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today.

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10 Places to See Fall Foliage in Chattanooga 26 Sep 2016, 11:34 am

Fall Colors in Chattanooga, TennesseeFall is finally here, and we are excited about all of the possibilities the autumn season brings to Chattanooga. Though there’s plenty to love about the Scenic City throughout the entire year, there’s no doubt that fall is special. Hailed has one of the country’s best destinations for outdoor recreation, we can’t think of a better time to visit Chattanooga than the month of October.  Take part in a variety of recreational activities, from hiking, biking, and rock climbing, to boating, caving, and whitewater rafting, all while enjoying the spectacular fall colors that paint the hills this time of year.  Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast, and experience a little magic in Tennessee this fall.

Find the Fall Colors

Though there is no exact science to predicting the peak of Chattanooga’s fall foliage, there are definitely hints of Chattanooga’s fall color show in the making.  Prime fall foliage season usually ranges from mid October to early November, so there is still plenty of time to plan your trip to Chattanooga.  Soon, the vibrant crimsons, fiery oranges, and bright pops of yellow will dominate the landscapes in and around Chattanooga.  Whether you choose to experience the vibrant fall colors in Chattanooga by bike, boat, train, foot, or car, you can’t go wrong. Here are our favorite ways to see Chattanooga’s spectacular fall colors this fall:

It doesn’t matter where you go to see the fall colors in Chattanooga.  The kaleidoscope of color provided by the oaks, maples, poplars and other hardwood trees transforms the landscapes into something magical. Book a room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast, and come see firsthand why Chattanooga is hailed as one of the best places to see Tennessee’s fall colors.

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