As a city with a little over half-a-million people in the metropolitan area, Chattanooga and the surrounding communities offer a wide range of “lodgistic adventures.” From family-friendly hotels, to romantic and historic bed and breakfast inns, business traveler-oriented locals, vacation rentals, rustic cabins or upscale accommodations, you will find it here.
The customary hotel chains are well-represented, including Best Western, Baymont Inn, Marriot, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Clarion, Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn and so forth, offering everything the leisure, family or business traveler would need.
Because the Chattanooga area is popular for its waterways, there are also a variety of marine lodging options as well, including the Rhea Harbor Resort & Marina offeringwater-skiing, fishing and family fun, or the Island Cove Marina & Resort with a swimming pool, rental cabins, fully stocked ship store and more,just to name a few.
Romantic bed and breakfast inns are plentiful in the area. For example, the Garden Walk Bed and Breakfast Inn is surrounded by gardens and nestled among the 100-year old pines of Lookout Mountain. Just a few miles away from the mountain you’ll find the Lookout Lake Bed and Breakfast, offering eight guest rooms on 55 private acres of grassy and wooded property with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. And in the Bluff View Art District overlooking the Tennessee River, The Bluff View Inn is unique in that it encompasses three turn-of-the-century homes: The Thompson House, s Victorian-style home built in 1908; The Martin House, an elegantly restored 1927 Colonial Revival home; andThe Maclellan House, a majestic 1889 English Tudor. These are just a few of the wonderful B&B’s in the area.
For the outdoorsy, try A Tennessee Guest Ranch, where each guest receives their very own guest ranch horse at check-in, in order to enjoy the outdoor splendor of the surrounding Sequatchie Valley. Two-wheelers will be happy as well at The Motorcycle Ranch. Also located near the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, the Ranch offers primitive tent camping(bring your own or rent on of theirs), sleeping in a Tipi (Teepee) or if you prefer to stay indoors for the evening, a seven-room bunk house motel – all accommodations designed to refresh you after a long and enjoyable ride in the mountains.
Upscale accommodations in town include The Chattanoogan, billed as “Tennessee’s Urban Resort,” offering an upscale hotel environment and conference center with luxury accommodations, a full-service spa and delicious restaurants. Opened in 1926, the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, “combines the ambience of yesterday with the amenities of today” including a state-of-the-art workout facility and indoor pool with cascading waterfall.
It’s worthy to note that many of the hotels in town are located along Chattanooga’s free Electric Shuttle route, running from early morning until late into the evening, making it an easy and “green” way to bop around the city to explore all the dining, shopping, attraction and other adventures the city has to offer.