Are you traveling south from Rocky Top country to the hills of Appalachia? We have everything you need to know about making your two-hour trip from Knoxville, TN to Chattanooga, TN. From your favorite Tennessee restaurants to a few exciting things to see along the way, we’ve left no stone unturned.
Discover the best of Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga with our exclusive Vacation Guide. The on-the-go guide offers the best recommendations for restaurants, things to do, and what to see during your mountain getaway.
Where You Need to Stop From Knoxville, TN to Chattanooga, TN
Start planning the ultimate Tennessee road trip. The 100-mile, southbound drive takes you straight down Interstate 75. Follow the highway for a quick trip or follow our guide for some of the best sights and snacks in the state.
Scrambled Jake’s Breakfast Co.
Just outside of Knoxville in Rocky Hill is Scrambled Jake’s. If you’re looking for somewhere to fill up before you hit the road, Jake’s is your place. Locals love the traditional Eggs Benny and the massive fruit explosion of the Pineapple Express. You’ll want to leave plenty of room for a (shareable) ooey, gooey, cinnamon roll.
The Tellico Reservoir is located just outside of Lenoir City and provides an abundance of hiking trails. Explore the Coyote Trailhead and discover secret, wood-covered bridges. The East Tellico Hiking Trailhead expands down Little Tennesee River is the perfect spot to cast a line. Or embark on the mountains at Indian Boundary Lake Recreation Area and then hop back in the car to continue your journey.
The Lost Sea Adventure
Get ready for an adventure like no other at The Lost Sea Adventure! Begin with a walking tour in the underground tavern, learn about the geological formation of the cave, and listen to the stories about confederate soldiers who mined for saltpeter to make gunpowder within the cave’s walls.
End your visit with a boat ride around America’s largest underground lake! You don’t want to miss this excursion during your next trip south.
Milk & Honey
You’ve made it Chattanooga! Treat yourself with a visit to Milk & Honey on North Market Street. Snag your afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of their craft coffee, grab a bite to eat, but most importantly, indulge in a bowl of homemade, creamy gelato.
Since everything is crafted in-house, Milk & Honey only uses the freshest, seasonal fruits and veggies—yes, we said veggies—to make their melt-in-your-mouth gelato. Don’t forget their homemade caramels and cookies to take back to the inn with you!
Make Chanticleer Inn Your Final Destination
Set your GPS sights for Lookout Mountain and enjoy a comfortable stay at Chanticleer Inn. Book Room 3 and enjoy an airy king-size room equipped with a Keurig coffee brewer, electric fireplace, a small refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and a view of the courtyard and fountain.
Reserve your Hiking Above the Clouds package and stretch your legs with a hike through one of North Georgia’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The package includes a backpack cooler, ham and cheese croissant sandwiches, trail mix, fresh fruit, a box of cheese straws, water, and trail maps to guide you along the way. We can’t wait to welcome you to our side of the mountain!