Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast 2017-07-17T22:06:40Z https://stayatchanticleer.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Rob Hart <![CDATA[Extreme Adventures in Chattanooga]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13402 2017-07-17T22:06:40Z 2017-07-17T09:00:08Z We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep on saying it: Chattanooga is an incredibly fun and adventurous destination.  There are so many reasons behind our being named “The Best Town Ever” by Outsize Magazine, and this summer is your chance to experience it for yourself. Not only is Chattanooga a stunningly beautiful and picturesque city, […]

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Extreme Adventures in Chattanooga, TennesseeWe’ve said it before, and we’ll keep on saying it: Chattanooga is an incredibly fun and adventurous destination.  There are so many reasons behind our being named “The Best Town Ever” by Outsize Magazine, and this summer is your chance to experience it for yourself. Not only is Chattanooga a stunningly beautiful and picturesque city, but it also offers an unbelievable world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions.  What’s not to love about this riverside town? This summer, experience it all with extreme adventures in the Chattanooga area.  Whether it’s white water rafting, caving, ziplining, or something more, it’s time to see just how adventurous you can be. Book your stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today.

The Best Extreme Adventures

There’s something magical and exhilarating about adrenaline-fueled activities.  Imagine the thrill of zipping down a suspended wire, high above the forest, free-falling from on high, plunging deep below ground, or getting tossed about in the wild rapids of Tennessee’s fastest rivers.  It sounds pretty thrilling, doesn’t it?  If you’re the adventurous type who wants to push themselves to the limits, Chattanooga’s definitely the town for you.  Here’s a brief guide to some of the most thrilling extreme adventures around.

Ziplining

There are several great zipline courses in the Chattanooga area.  The closest to our Bed and Breakfast is Ruby Falls Zipstream Aerial Adventure.  In addition to ziplines, this suspended obstacle courses features ladders, nets, walkways, bridges, and tunnels.  Total, you’ll enjoy 700 thrilling feet of ziplines.  Ocoee Zipz is also tons of fun, and includes 6,000 feet of adrenaline-pumping fun and zipline trips that will last over two hours.  There’s also an aerial adventure course, with ziplines included, at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Extreme Adventures in Chattanooga, TennesseeWhitewater Rafting

There are several great places for whitewater rafting in Tennessee, but none more famous than the Ocoee River. The Ocoee River is known for its big waves, warm water, and continuous action, and features a variety of Class III-IV rapids.  Part of this river was even featured in the 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom course.  There are several great guides offering trips down the Ocoee River, including Nantahala Outdoor Center, Adventures Unlimited, and Ocoee Outdoors.

Para Gliding & Hang Gliding

Have you ever seen para gliders floating through the sky, and thought to yourself how peaceful and fun it looks? We have, too.  Now you can get in on the action with Chattanooga’s Flying Camp.  They offer basic, intermediate, and advanced instruction, as well as tandem flights for those looking to paraglide.  Chattanooga is also a popular launch pad for hang gliders.  The sharp, level escarpments are the perfect place to launch your flight, and when the thermals are right, you can glide for hours.  Chattanooga also happens to be home to the largest hang gliding school in the country, Lookout Mountain Flight Park.

Caving

If you thought the adventures above ground were great, then you should heading below ground.  Not only is caving a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, it opens up a previously unseen world to the adventurous traveler.  There are over 7,000 caves within an hours drive of Chattanooga.  There are several commercial outfitters in the area that will take you on caving adventures, or you can head to Lost Sea Adventures for an all-inclusive experience underground suitable for beginners.  Popular caving destinations include Ruby Falls and Cumberland Caverns.

Extreme adventures in Chattanooga are limitless, but first things first.  You can’t have any fun until you get here. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain!  You won’t be sorry.

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Summer Nights with the Chattanooga Lookouts]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13394 2017-07-17T18:55:50Z 2017-06-30T09:00:20Z Summer has really just begun, but July 4th is just around the corner and our Calendar at the Chanticleer Inn is booking quickly. There is so much happening in the outdoorsy city of Chattanooga this summer, and there are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy it while it lasts. Chattanooga is the adventure […]

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Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball GAmeSummer has really just begun, but July 4th is just around the corner and our Calendar at the Chanticleer Inn is booking quickly. There is so much happening in the outdoorsy city of Chattanooga this summer, and there are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy it while it lasts. Chattanooga is the adventure capital of Tennessee, and arguably one of the top outdoor destinations in the entire country–certainly in the South.  It was, after all, named Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” for a reason. Outdoor enthusiasts from all across the country descend upon Chattanooga for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s inviting waters, the rocky outcroppings, or the beautiful woodland forests, Chattanooga is just begging to be explored. When you’re looking for a little downtime between adventures, why not catch a summer baseball game?  Book your room at the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain, and come join us for a little summer baseball with the Chattanooga Lookouts!

Summer Baseball Games

Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Game Most of your day in Chattanooga should be spent exploring.  Whether in the downtown core, or out in the abundant parks and trails that surround the city, that’s just part of what you do here.  We can’t go on full-gas adventures all of the time, so when you’re looking for a little down time, we think a summer baseball game is just about the perfect way to relax.  It is America’s favorite pastime for a reason!  The Chattanooga Lookouts are a minor league baseball team, named after Chattanooga’s famous Lookout Mountain.  Their home games are played at the AT&T Field, which is only 15 minutes from our Inn.  The Lookouts are a Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, and their season extends into September.

Afterward, it’s time to sink into the luxurious accommodations at the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast, for the most restful night of sleep you’ll have away from home.  Chattanooga is the place to be this summer. Book your room with us today!

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Nightfall Defines Friday Nights in Chattanooga]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13369 2017-07-03T15:19:11Z 2017-06-19T09:00:24Z It’s not often that people need help planning activities when they are visiting Chattanooga, especially during the summer months. There’s so much to do in the scenic city, that it’s nearly impossible to do it all, at least in one trip.  The adventurous among you will want to hit the trails for a little hiking, […]

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Nightfall Summer concerts in ChattanoogaIt’s not often that people need help planning activities when they are visiting Chattanooga, especially during the summer months. There’s so much to do in the scenic city, that it’s nearly impossible to do it all, at least in one trip.  The adventurous among you will want to hit the trails for a little hiking, biking, or rock climbing.  Or, cool off on the rivers and do a little paddling or white water rafting.  If that’s not your cup of tea, then head into downtown Chattanooga, where you can explore the Hunter Museum of American Art and shop in the trendy Northshore District.  For something a little different, hop aboard the Pints and Pedals beer tour, or enjoy the tastes of Chattanooga on a Southside food tour.  There really is something for everyone.  No matter how you spend your days, know that Friday nights are reserved for the popular Nightfall Concert Series throughout the summer months. Chattanooga is a great place to be this summer.  Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today!

Nightfall Summer Concert Series

Nightfall is here, and it’s brightening up Friday nights in Chattanooga!  2017 brings us the 30th annual Nightfall music festival.  Each Friday, the Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga comes alive with nationally touring headliners, as well as local and regional talents who have fought hard to be here.  Opening acts begin at 7, with the headline show for the evening taking stage around 8pm.  A broad range of musical genres are featured throughout the summer, too, so you’re bound to find something you Nightfall Summer concerts in Chattanoogaenjoy.  We’ve already seen some great music, but here’s the lineup for the remainder of the summer:

July

  • July 7 – The Mailboxes open for Shawn Mullins
  • July 14 – Walrus opens for Foxygen
  • July 28 – Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers opes for The Greyhounds,

August

  • August 4 – Josh Driver & the Dixieland Playboys open for Ben Miller Band
  • August 11 – Ashley and the Xs open for Major & the Monbacks
  • August 25 – Sistren opens for KP and the Boom Boom.

Nightfall isn’t the only great summer concert series happening in Chattanooga this summer, though.  Other great events include summer music weekends at Rock City Gardens, live music at the Chattanooga market, POPS on the River with the Chattanooga Symphony,  Wednesday Jazz at the Barking Legs Theater, plus a tremendous variety of live music at other venues around the city. Whatever it is you want to listen to, you have to get here first.  Book your room at our luxury Inn atop Lookout Mountain, and come discover Chattanooga’s thrilling music scene.

 

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Hike at Reflection Riding Arboretum]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13324 2017-06-01T17:25:37Z 2017-05-26T09:00:06Z The Chattanooga area, noted throughout the South as a premiere destination for the avid outdoor enthusiast, is packed with a variety of activities to enjoy in the great outdoors.  Summer vacations to Chattanooga are spectacularly fun, and often include plenty of adventure, great shopping, live music, foodie finds, and plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy.  When […]

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Reflection Riding Arboretum in ChattanoogaThe Chattanooga area, noted throughout the South as a premiere destination for the avid outdoor enthusiast, is packed with a variety of activities to enjoy in the great outdoors.  Summer vacations to Chattanooga are spectacularly fun, and often include plenty of adventure, great shopping, live music, foodie finds, and plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy.  When you’re ready to take a break from the city and get a breath of fresh air, there’s plenty of that to find in Chattanooga as well.  There are lots of opportunities to get out for a summer hike near our Bed and Breakfast.  We’re located on Chattanooga’s signature Lookout Mountain.  On the mountain itself are a number of beautiful hiking trails, most of which will lead you through some of Lookout Mountain’s most scenic attractions.  Another popular place to hike is the Reflection Riding Arboretum, which is just down the road from us at the base of Lookout Mountain.  Book your summer getaway with us now, and make sure you find time to explore this beautiful portion of the greater Chattanooga area.

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center is the perfect place to escape the heat and crowds of downtown Chattanooga. This beautiful 317-acre property only 5 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, and includes beautifully manicured botanical gardens, a driving loop for those who are short on time, and over 12 miles of hiking trails through woodland gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, and a creek.  People visit from all over the area for a gentle stroll through nature, bird watching, mountain biking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing.  In total, there are more than 40 native animals in their wild wanderland, including turtles, raptors, the incredibly rare red wolf, and so much more.  The bird watching here is incredible as well.  A few of the species you’re likely to see are the Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, American Kestrel, and a Bald Reflection Riding Arboretum in ChattanoogaEagle.

Other than the 3 mile gravel loop, which can be driven, walked, or biked, the Reflection Riding Arboretum has several wonderful trails to explore.  The Blue Heron Boardwalk traverses the wetlands of Lookout Creek.  The boardwalk also leads you to the George S. Bryan Discover Forest Treehouse, which is the largest treehouse in the Southeast made entirely from recycled materials.  Look carefully, and you should even see some windows that came all the way from Scotland.  The Boardwalk now also extends to Paddler’s Perch, complete with canoe dock.  From here, you can rent a canoe and head down the creek for a better glimpse at the wildlife and their natural habitat. There are also several other wonderful trails to explore, some of which link to other parks.  These trails include the Skyuka Springs trail, the Lower Truck trail, and the uncomfortably steep Gum Springs trail that leads you up to the rewarding views at Sunset Rock.  History buffs will also love this property, which houses restored log cabins, Confederate trenches from the Civil War, and some of the ancient trails walked by buffalo and Native Americans hundreds of years ago.

After your day at the Reflection Riding Arboretum, we recommend dinner at the Cafe on the Corner.  It’s conveniently located on Lookout Mountain, so there’s no need to head back in to downtown Chattanooga.  The comfortable atmosphere at the cafe features exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and the stacked stone fireplace; perfect for a deliciously refined Southern meal.  After dinner, you’re just minutes from relaxation at our luxury Inn.  Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today.

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Plan Ahead for the 2017 Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13306 2017-05-24T21:50:10Z 2017-05-18T09:00:22Z Chattanooga has twice been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine, and was recently listed as one of the “Top 45 Places to Go in the World” by the New York Times.  There are plenty of reasons why Chattanooga should be at the top of your summer travel list, and the Riverbend Music Festival in […]

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Riverbend Music Festival in ChattanoogaChattanooga has twice been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine, and was recently listed as one of the “Top 45 Places to Go in the World” by the New York Times.  There are plenty of reasons why Chattanooga should be at the top of your summer travel list, and the Riverbend Music Festival in June is just the beginning. Once you’re here, you’ll find a thriving arts community, spectacular shopping, a food scene fit for any foodie, and an incredible range of outdoor recreation that is unmatched in the South.  No matter how you spend your time, a few days in Chattanooga will be time well spent.  To make your stay even more memorable, our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga is the perfect place to get a good night’s rest while you’re here.  No where else will you find our special blend of luxury amenities, comfortable accommodations, and welcoming hospitality.  Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast, and come explore Chattanooga with us.

Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival is Here

In downtown Chattanooga, there are plenty of great music venues and concerts to choose from.  In fact, one of Chattanooga’s top festivals, and a definite must-see attraction in the Scenic City, is just around the corner.  2017 will be the Riverbend Festival’s 36th year delighting crowds in downtown Chattanooga.  The Riverbend Music Festival was once only a small gathering of performers, and lasted for only once weekend.  Since then, Riverbend has grown into a huge destination event that spans multiple days and draws up to 500,000 guests to Chattanooga each summer.  This year, there will be 8 days of music spread Chattanooga's Riverbend Festivalacross the event’s 5 stages, features over 100 musical artists of all varieties.  Festival wristbands are just $42 if you purchase them in advance (or $25 per night), and provide entry into the festival for the entire 8 days.

No matter your type of music, you’re sure to enjoy the Riverbend Festival.  The world class performances include classic rock, jam bands, country, urban and bluegrass bands.  Here are just a few of the great acts this year’s Riverbend festival has in store for you:

If you want more than these great acts, checkout the full lineup including other side stages as well, and get ready to have some fun.  We would love to share the excitement of Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival with you this year. Book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your personalized Riverbend lineup now!

 

 

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Outdoor Challenges in Chattanooga]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13315 2017-05-02T01:28:02Z 2017-04-28T09:00:30Z Extreme outdoor challenges have become incredible popular around the world.  Think Tough Mudder’s, Ironman competitions, and other grueling physical challenges attempted by the most elite athletes among us.  It’s no secret that Chattanooga is a top destination for the most elite of these athletes.  Chattanooga really does have it all when it comes to outdoor […]

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Outdoor Challenges in ChattanoogaExtreme outdoor challenges have become incredible popular around the world.  Think Tough Mudder’s, Ironman competitions, and other grueling physical challenges attempted by the most elite athletes among us.  It’s no secret that Chattanooga is a top destination for the most elite of these athletes.  Chattanooga really does have it all when it comes to outdoor adventures.  To showcase that, Chattanooga holds a series of outdoor challenge events throughout the year.  We know that participating in these kinds of events requires a little advanced planning.  So, if you’re looking to challenge yourself this year, don’t overlook the incredible range of events happening in Chattanooga this year.  You’ll want a comfortable place to relax after these exhausting events, too!  Book your stay at our Bed and Breakfast before it’s too late.

Outdoor Challenges in Chattanooga

Athletes from around the world frequently descend on Chattanooga to run in marathons or triathlons, compete in rock climbing and mountain biking events, or paddle down the rapids of the Tennessee River.  Competing in these events is an excellent way to challenge yourself, and also a good way to sneak in a mini-vacation to one of the top travel destinations in the world.  Chattanooga is an incredible place for elite athletes to compete.  Here are the top 10 outdoor challenges you may want to consider when planning your adventures this year:

  1. The annual RiverRocks Festival is undoubtedly one of the most popular outdoor challenges in Chattanooga each year, and draws competitive athletes from around the world.  This extraordinary weekend features rock climbing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, open-water swimming, trail running, and mountain biking, as well as film showings, live music, and nightly entertainment.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate the city of Chattanooga.  Get this event on your calendar!  It will be held from October 6 – 21.
  2. Chattjack31 is part of the RiverRocks Festival, but is worth its own mention.  The Chattjack31 is an epic 31 mile race for paddlers on the Tennessee River.  There’s room for all kinds of paddlers, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and even rowboats.  Start building up your muscles now!
  3. Outdoor Challenges in ChattanoogaThe StumpJump 50K/15K is perfect for the intense trail runner.  It features  a50K race across Signal Mountain and Walden Ridge, with more than 6,000 feet in elevation gain.  There’s also a smaller 15K race for those who don’t want the full experience.
  4. For those who compete regionally, the Lula Lake Five Points 50 is one of the must-do mountain bike races in the Southeast.  The 50 mile trek across Lookout Mountain will include plenty of technical terrain and steep climbs via the Five Points Trail System.
  5. The Ironman Chattanooga has a spectacular reputation.  Local and national athletes train for years to compete in this annual event, held each September.  This epic event includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, a 112-mile bike course, and a 26.2-mile run through Chattanooga.  Coming up next month in May, the IRONMAN 70.3 series will also come to Chattanooga. The distances are half as long as the original Ironman, but athletes will enjoy the same intense level of competition as the regular Ironman.
  6. Beginning from right here on the top of Lookout Mountain, the Lookout Mountain 50-Miler will take runners over a wide variety of challenging trails.  Also with a 21-miler, 10K, or 5K, there is something for every runner during this race.
  7. Rock climbers love the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.  Chattanooga hosts the second leg of the three-stop series in the Southeast, and will be held at Stone Fort Bouldering.
  8. The 3-State 3-Mountain Bike Race is coming up next month in May.  This year, the 100 mile (century) ride will be a little different.  While it will still include the 3 mountains–Suck Creek, Sequatchie and Sand–it will only include 2 states, Tennessee and Alabama.  The ride will still be incredibly beautiful and challenging.  There are also shorter rides available.
  9. Though the Chattanooga Marathon is already over for the year, runners can still compete in the Seven Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga this October.  Talk about a challenging way to see the Scenic City!
  10. Swim the Suck, a 10-mile race on the Tennessee River, is one of the top ultra-distance swimming events in the country, and is an incredible sight to behold as the simmers depart downtown Chattanooga.

This list is overwhelming, but you should try and make at least one stop in Chattanooga for these exceptional outdoor challenges.  It’s the only way to get a true taste of Chattanooga’s unbeatable outdoor scene.  Our exceptional Bed and Breakfast, conveniently located on Lookout Mountain, is the perfect place to relax and recoup after an event, too. Book now, as we fill up quickly for these events.

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[See why Chattanooga is a Top Travel Destination]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13304 2017-04-27T18:16:42Z 2017-04-19T09:00:55Z Chattanooga has twice been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine, and was recently listed as one of the “Top 45 Places to Go in the World” by the New York Times.  What is it that makes Chattanooga a top travel destination?  A better question seems to be to ask “Why not Chattanooga?”  If you haven’t […]

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See Why Chattanooga is a Hot Travel DestinationChattanooga has twice been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine, and was recently listed as one of the “Top 45 Places to Go in the World” by the New York Times.  What is it that makes Chattanooga a top travel destination?  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 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.  To make your stay even more memorable, our luxury Inn on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga is unbeatable.  No where else will you find our special blend of luxury amenities, comfortable accommodations, and welcoming hospitality.  Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast, and come explore Chattanooga with us.

A Hot Travel Destination

Aptly nicknamed The Scenic City, Chattanooga is one of the most breathtaking cities in the country.  It’s scenic beauty, tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee and the shores of the Tennessee River, is one of it’s most appealing attractions.  There’s more to this incredible destination, though.  To make Chattanooga even more appealing is the fact that it’s considered one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to spend your time in Chattanooga:

This is just a glimpse of what awaits you in Chattanooga. Book a room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast just outside of Chattanooga, and come explore the South’s top travel destination for yourself.

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[6 Easy Hikes in the Chattanooga Area]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13288 2017-03-27T21:57:07Z 2017-03-27T09:00:24Z Spring has officially arrived in Chattanooga, and it has the town buzzing with excitement.  Though the weather can be volatile and variable this time of year, there is no doubt that warmer weather and sunnier skies are on the very near horizon.  The possibilities that loo ahead have outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for another exciting year […]

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Easy Hikes in Chattanooga, TennesseeSpring has officially arrived in Chattanooga, and it has the town buzzing with excitement.  Though the weather can be volatile and variable this time of year, there is no doubt that warmer weather and sunnier skies are on the very near horizon.  The possibilities that loo ahead have outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for another exciting year of hiking and adventure in and around Chattanooga. From it’s breathtaking scenery and it’s revitalized riverfront scattered with attractions, parks, and restaurants, to it’s rich history and a never-ending supply of outdoor adventures, Chattanooga truly is a city of endless fun.  Frequently touted as a top outdoors destination, there is no better way to spend a spring day in the Chattanooga area than one of these gentle hikes into the stunning hills around us. Book your room at our luxurious Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today, and test out one of these great hikes this spring.

Enjoyable Hikes in Chattanooga

Hikes in Chattanooga are diverse and unique.  Here, you can find trails suitable for anything from a simple day hike to an advanced backpacking trip.  From the rugged tabletop mountains of the Cumberland Plateau and the gently rolling hills of the Tennessee River Valley to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, there are endless acres of hiking trails just waiting to be explored. Here are 6 easy hikes in the Chattanooga area to get you started:

  • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon in Chattanooga.  There are 317 acres of terrain to explore, which include mountain slopes, wildflower paths, and the creek.  The Indian Profile Trail, in particular, is an easy 2.7 mile journey that will reward you with beautiful panoramic views of the park.  Visitors also often spot local wildlife residents as they meander along the trails.
  • The Glen Falls Trail is a short, but beautiful hike just outside of Chattanooga.  Hikers enjoy the beautiful rock formations here; especially the stone stairway, which leads to a path through a unique doorway/tunnel. There’s also a pretty waterfall here, which makes this a rewarding journey.
  • Easy Hikes in ChattanoogaGreenway Farm is a popular place for locals to head for an afternoon walk on a pretty spring day in Chattanooga.  The hikes here are within a 180-acre city park, which borders North Chickamauga Creek.  It’s an excellent place for a picnic, as well.  In total, there are 6 miles of walking, running, hiking, and biking trails. While you’re at Greenway Farm, you may as well take the time to explore the quarry, which was a source of limestone for the Chickamauga Dam.  It’s a beautiful and impressive sight to behold.
  • The Blue Blazes Trail, which is located across from Moccasin Bend, offers some incredible views up at Lookout Mountain–the reverse view that guests would enjoy from high atop Rock City and Lookout Mountain Attractions near our Inn.  The 2 mile loop will have you feeling like you’re lost in the woods, without actually getting lost.
  • Get the best of both worlds–history and hikes–at Cravens House on Lookout Mountain.  The trail heads mostly downhill, offering beautiful views of Chattanooga along the way, until you get to Cravens House, the only remaining Civil War era structure on the mountain.  If you want a little more out of your journey, from there head to Point Park for picturesque views of the city and an opportunity to learn about Chattanooga’s famous Battle Above the Clouds.
  • Chattanooga’s Riverwalk is a beautiful 13-mile trail that winds its way along the Chattanooga waterfront. Ultimately, this trail is planned to stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District.  It’s a great way to take in the scenic beauty of Chattanooga.

No matter where you choose to spend your days, you can’t go wrong with any of these hikes in Chattanooga. Book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast on Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain today, and get ready for a busy spring in the city of Chattanooga.

 

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Chattanooga’s 4 Bridges Arts Festival]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13290 2017-03-27T21:57:47Z 2017-03-18T09:00:15Z Chattanooga is an interesting city.  Once you get to know it, it’s no wonder Chattanooga is commonly hailed as the top travel destination in the South.  It’s equal parts rugged and charming, with a deeply rooted culture unique to the people who live here. If you haven’t yet experienced Chattanooga’s deep southern charm and rugged exterior, […]

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4 Bridges Arts Festival in Downtown ChattanoogaChattanooga is an interesting city.  Once you get to know it, it’s no wonder Chattanooga is commonly hailed as the top travel destination in the South.  It’s equal parts rugged and charming, with a deeply rooted culture unique to the people who live here. If you haven’t yet experienced Chattanooga’s deep southern charm and rugged exterior, this spring is an excellent time to get here. There’s plenty happening in the area, and outdoor enthusiasts are getting geared up for another year of exciting adventures.  Coming up in April is the 4 Bridges Arts Festival; a great time to experience the softer, more elegant side to Chattanooga.  Book your stay at the luxurious Chanticleer Inn, located on the top of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain, and come experience the Scenic City for yourself this spring.

Chattanooga’s Arts Festival

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga, happening from April 21-23, 2017, has been called one of the top 50 Fine Arts Fairs in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.  Join us in Chattanooga’s historic Southside District for a weekend of exceptional fine art.  The 50,000 First Tennessee Pavilion hosts the event, which fills up each year with a diversity of mediums and artistic styles.  There will also be live music performances, local foodie favorites, and a wonderful craft beer and wine selection for festival goers.

Arts Festival in ChattanoogaIn total, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival will feature works from over 156 different artists, and will represent 30 of our 50 states.  The Arts Festival opens with a viewing part on Friday, April 21.  Attendees will enjoy exclusive access to the festival and the artists at this time.  After that, daily tickets to the Arts Festival are available for purchase for $7 for one day, or $10 for both days.  The 4 Bridges Arts Festival is also a juried contest, with a grand total of $15,000 in prizes being awarded throughout the festival.

If you’re in town for this extraordinary Arts Festival, you should take the time to peruse Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of American Art.  The building itself is stunning, but the art collection inside is second to none.  Their current exhibits, (Re)Invention and Our America:  The Latino Presence in American Art are both exceptional and worth seeing.

After an artful day in Chattanooga, retire to the luxurious accommodations at the Chanticleer Inn; one of Chattanooga’s best Bed and Breakfasts.  From here, you’ll enjoy the wonderfully romantic views of Chattanooga Valley and surrounding areas, coupled with our warm hospitality.  Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today.

 

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Rob Hart <![CDATA[Ride the Tennessee Valley Railroad]]> https://stayatchanticleer.com/?p=13266 2017-03-02T01:39:06Z 2017-02-28T10:00:46Z Spring is just around the corner, and will be here before we know it.  Now is a great time to plan ahead for a romantic and relaxing spring getaway to the scenic city of Chattanooga.  Chattanooga is known as a rugged city, perfect for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.  With a variety of thrilling activities to […]

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Ride the Tennessee Valley Railroad in ChattanoogaSpring is just around the corner, and will be here before we know it.  Now is a great time to plan ahead for a romantic and relaxing spring getaway to the scenic city of Chattanooga.  Chattanooga is known as a rugged city, perfect for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.  With a variety of thrilling activities to enjoy, such as rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, caving, and so much more, it’s a small wonder why Chattanooga has become such a popular vacation destination.  In addition to all of these great activities, Chattanooga has an extraordinary arts scene, a delicious and hip food scene, incredible shopping, and plenty of fun attractions for people and families of all ages and interests.  For a true Chattanooga experience, we recommend taking one of the rides on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast near Chattanooga, and start planning your spring getaway today.

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Hop aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, and you’ll be transported to a different place in time.  The Tennessee Valley Railroad is a moving museum, and is the only regularly scheduled, full size train in Tennessee.  Riding the rails was once considered a romantic means of transport, long before cars and fast airplanes came into existence. As you travel along the railway, imagine yourself set in yesteryear, and enjoy an adventure like no other in Chattanooga.  The Train runs from March through November, and offers a variety of different rides.  They include:

  • Hiwasee Loop is a 50-mile round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge.  It takes approximately 3.5 hours. Along the way you’ll see where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farner, Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Valley RailroadThe Copperhill Special starts up on Saturdays in April, and offers guests an extended day trip through the lower Hiwassee River Gorge, over the Hiwassee Loop, and on to the joint cities of Copperhill, TN, and McCaysville, GA.  Along the 94 mile journey, you’ll enjoy traversing the river gorge, negotiating the spiral near Farner, and relaxing on a 90 minute layover for lunch.
  • Take a 6.25 hour trip to Chickamauga, which includes a half-hour layover at Wilder Tower Monument in Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.  This trip is perfect for Civil War buffs.
  • Ride aboard a vintage train along a historic route from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia. This ride is beautiful at any time of year, but is particularly stunning during fall foliage season.
  • Ride the Dinner Train!  The trips include a three-course dining experience usually on board a restored 1924 dining car.  It’s one of the most delicious and unique dining adventures in Chattanooga.

There are also seasonal trains and experiences offered throughout the season.  No matter which journey you take, nor how many times you do it, the journey aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad will be a lifelong memory.  Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga, and start planning for your ride back in time.

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