Bluff View Inn is a B&B with great service in a perfect Chattanooga location with beautiful views. We stayed on Easter weekend so not much in bloom, but it didn't matter because the Inn is on a bluff with sweeping views of the Tennessee River. We took advantage of the Bluff View Inn's location by booking the C.G. Martin Room which has views of the river from every window as well as its own private deck which encouraged quiet relaxation. The deck also overlooked the River Gallery Sculpture Garden (amazing) and a trellised patio and bocce ball court. The C.G Martin House is one of several houses of the Bluff View Inn which is located in Chattanooga's upscale Bluff View Art District.
The room was spacious, and well-equipped. We finally turned the flat screen TV on as we were packing to leave. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks were two steps away on a sideboard in the hall. There are only three rooms in the house so it was very quiet. A very comfortable four-poster, arm chairs, writing desk, and bath with jetted tub, a separate shower, and a separate WC provided comfort, quiet, and along with the deck, some walking around room. A lovely buffet breakfast was served across the street in the Maclellan House dining room (more river views) which also housed reception and a comfortable parlor with daily newspapers including The New York Times.
One of the great strengths of this property is how the owners have used their location wisely. We did not move the car all weekend. We walked the superbly executed Riverwalk which is 6.7 miles currently, planned for 20 more. We walked to the Aquarium, to dinner downtown one night, and across the Walnut Street Bridge one morning to visit the North Shore. Several restaurants are right on the property. We found the Back Inn Cafe is particularly good. The Chocolate Kitchen and the Bakery and Pasta Kitchens have exquisite offerings (empty your home freezer before you go). Rembrandt's Roasting Company, also on the property, serves a wide range of coffees, and teas, and other drinks as well as scrumptious baked goods. We picked up desserts to finish off on our deck.
The River Gallery is right out your door. The Hunter Museum of Art is one block down river. AT&T Field is a short walk for lovers of minor-league baseball. A word about Chattanooga: the city is obviously committed to keeping as much of the downtown architecturally intact as is possible. It's makes a hugely positive difference. The City is full of people walking, but it also has a free shuttle service that runs a regular route throughout the downtown. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a big presence. The community at large is big into the the Arts so music and theatre, and presumably readings, are multiple and available.
The Bluff View Inn is downright gorgeous, and in my view, a perfect Bed & Breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bluff View Inn is the centerpiece of Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District, a creative haven of cafes, gardens and galleries. Located in one of the city's finest historic areas, the Inn offers elegant overnight accommodations in lovely restored homes dating from the early 1900s. With a convenient in-town location, the Bluff View Inn provides guests with modern luxury in a comfortable setting showcasing heirloom antiques, original art and blufftop views of the Tennessee River. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluff View Hotel Chattanooga