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Bluff View Inn

Chattanooga, TN 37403-1136 USA (Show map)
3.9
10 Reviews
$105 - $260
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About

Bluff View Inn is the centerpiece of Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District: a creative haven of restaurants, gardens, galleries, terrace cafes, working artists, historic homes and banquet facilities. Located in one of the city's finest historic areas, we offer elegant overnight accommodations in three beautifully restored turn-of-the-century homes. As a guest of The Bluff View Inn, you will enjoy incredible views, original artwork, antique furnishings, private baths in each room, a full gourmet breakfast, cable television, WiFi, and free parking in an ideal location. Located on the Chattanooga Riverwalk, we are within walking distance to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater, Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge, Coolidge Park, and the North Shore.

Rooms & Rates

C. G. Martin Room

Located in the Martin House, the C.G. Martin Room offers a king-size rice bed, river views from every window, large elegant bathroom featuring an oversized jetted tub with a separate step-in glass shower, large private balcony overlooking the Tennessee River; writing desk and overstuffed chair with ottoman. Decorated in soothing earth tones accented in red, blue & gold.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Anna Houston Room

Located in the Martin House, the Anna Houston Room offers a queen-size sleigh bed beneath a stunningly unique tray ceiling and an expansive sunrise view of the Tennessee River. Two over-stuffed chairs with ottomans are the perfect place to enjoy the spacious elegance of this restful room decorated in warm earth tones. This room also features a gas fireplace, writing desk and antique china. A large bathroom provides a jetted tub and marble top sideboard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Portera/Randall Room

Located in the Martin House, the Portera/Randall Room offers a queen-size sleigh bed and a river view overlooking the Bocce Court Terrace. The overstuffed chair and delightful loveseat with storage ottoman are the ultimate in comfort as you enjoy your “escape” by the gas fireplace, followed by a relaxing soak in the jetted tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Morgan Llewellan Suite

Located in the Maclellan House, the Morgan Llewellyn Suite offers a king-size sleigh bed, marble tiled bathroom with jetted tub and handcrafted African mahogany vanity, private balcony overlooking the Bocce Court Terrace and a breathtaking view of the Tennessee. River. Other delightful features include an antique game table, chaise lounge, a marble top coffee table and a queen size sleep sofa in front of a cozy fireplace. Decorated in sultry tones and perfect for celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Bryan Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Bryan Room offers a king-size rice bed with a gas fireplace and a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Tennessee River. This room offers a romantic setting, complete with a rose motif, hardwood floors and a spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and step-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Frierson Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Frierson Room offers a queen-size pineapple bed, an antique dresser, a small writing desk, a bay window with views of the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Walnut Street Bridge, and a charming bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Melon tones blend exquisitely with original Amish photographs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carter Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Carter Room offers a king-size rice bed overlooking the Bocce Court Terrace, a small writing desk, spacious bathroom and a sunrise view of the Tennessee River. This room is decorated with an antique sofa and a large Persian carpet original to the Maclellan House and the delightful bird artwork blends wonderfully with the jade and rose motif, creating a soothing ambiance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Highlander Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Highlander Room offers a charming queen-size pencil-post bed and is decorated in shades of rose and green. This room features a chaise lounge, writing desk and a bathroom with a shower/tub combination and ample shelving...plenty of space for everything! Enjoy views of diverse architecture and the Hunter Museum of American Art.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Gentry Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Gentry Room offers a queen-sized sleigh bed and a dazzling sunrise view of the Tennessee River and Missionary Ridge. This room features an antique secretary and a marble tiled bathroom with a hand-crafted African mahogany vanity and a jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mabelle Thompson Suite

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the Mabelle Thompson Suite is an apartment-size suite offering a queen-size bed, a sitting area in front of a gas fireplace, a stunning oriental carpet and matching antique dresser with marble top wash stand. A walk-through bathroom with an oversized jetted tub connects the bedroom to a cozy sitting room complete with stained glass windows, a gas fireplace and a queen-size sleeper sofa. Both the bedroom and sitting room can be closed off by stunning pocket doors. Honeymooners will enjoy the luxurious privacy, while families will appreciate the spacious rooms with hardwood floors and the fully equipped kitchen with dining table & chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

T.C. Thompson Suite

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the T.C. Thompson Suite offers a king-size bed, a private balcony overlooking the charming courtyard of Bluff View Art District and a sunrise view of the Tennessee River. This apartment-size suite features hardwood floors, oriental carpets, two gas fireplaces, a large bathroom with an oversized jetted tub and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast table and chairs. A twin-size sleeper sofa in a separate sitting area, affords the space & privacy needed for that special family getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Newell Room

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the Newell Room offers a king-size bed in a large bay window. This spacious, ground floor room is just steps from the old-fashioned front porch of this 1908 Victorian mansion and features an antique sofa and marble top coffee table, armoire, chaise lounge, a bathroom with a shower/tub combination and a rich gold brocade motif and a sunset mountain view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Hunter Room

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the Hunter Room offers a beautiful full-size antique bed, bay window and a marble top washstand . Two armchairs aside an octagonal antique table creates a small sitting area. This light-filled and cozy room is decorated in shades of red, blue and gold.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Maclellan Room

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the Maclellan Room offers a full-size antique bed, a small writing desk, an armchair and a marble top bedside table. Finished in deep red & gold décor, this room provides a view of azalea bushes and a European-style courtyard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Chambliss Room

Located in the T.C. Thompson House, the Chambliss Room offers a full-size bed, antique armoire and a small writing desk. This quaint room is decorated in hues of gold, royal blue and floral varieties, and provides a view of the charming courtyard of Tony’s Pasta Shop and Trattoria.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Moses Room

Located in the Maclellan House, the Moses Room offers a queen-size sleigh bed with a picture window view of Tennessee River and the trendy Northshore area. This room includes a delightful, yellow and green calico motif and a marble tiled bathroom with African mahogany vanity and a jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Blue Heron Suite

Located in the Maclellan House, the Blue Heron Suite offers a queen-size pineapple bed, an antique dresser, a small writing desk and a bay window with views of the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Walnut Street Bridge. Melon tones blend exquisitely with original Amish photographs. A charming, walk-through bathroom with a shower/tub combination connects to a small sitting room featuring a twin-size bed & matching dressing table original to the Maclellan House. A nice sitting area entices one to sit and gaze at a truly wonderful view of the Tennessee River.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
3.9

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service3.8
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining4.4

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Wonderful overnight stay at Bluff View Inn

4.0 on February 28, 2014

Loved our stay at the the Bluff View Inn and Kelly was so helpful. Parked our car and walked to everything. Great supper at Tony's, a wonderful breakfast and took several loafs of delicious bread from the bakery home as gifts. We also loved the view from the patio outside our room. Can't wait to go back when it is a little warmer so we can sit out and enjoy the patio at night. Roy


Great!!

5 on November 02, 2011

My husband and I have been at the Inn several times and love it all. The foodis great and the rooms are to die for! We park our car and don't get in it again until we come home! B Maxwell


Well-named property

3.6 on December 11, 2008

This inn now consists of three different period homes. The original Martin House (attached to the Back Street Cafe) and the Maclellan House (pictured) offer sunrise views over the river for early risers. Antique furnishings are not always comfortable, but beds and bathrooms are sumptuous. We didn't stay at the Thompson House, but all three homes are in the Bluff View Art District, an island of European culture. The Back Inn Cafe and Rembrandt's Coffee House are not to be missed. We brought our bikes and rode the paved 11 mile Tennessee Riverpark Trail which passes through the Art District.


Weekend at the Hooch

3.0 on November 07, 2008

Loved the proximity to the rowing venue. Beautiful neighborhood feel. Outstanding view of the river, bridges and city. The food was excellent, it was nice to grab a wonderful cup of coffee, a pastry or bagel and head down to the river. Everything I wanted to see and do was within walking distance. The Aquarium, bookstores, restaurants, brewpubs and a great Thai restaurant.


Very nice stay

4.0 on October 13, 2008

We were guests for two week nights recently and were very impressed with the Bluff View Inn. The accommodations were very nice, we particularly enjoyed the fireplace on a cool evening. The convenience of the Back Inn Cafe was perfect, as it rained one evening. Service was excellent, loved the early morning coffee service right outside the door, and the breakfast selections were wonderful. The location and the surroundings were superb. Beautiful landscaping. Our only negative (and may be minor to some) is the need for a hand towel rack in the bathroom would be convenient. We have already recommended the site to several friends.


Great Views,Quiet and Clean Rooms

3.6 on September 18, 2008

The Maclellen House had quiet and clean rooms. The staff was efficient and courteous. The overall atmosphere at the Bluff View Art district was relaxing. The views were great. The breakfast (included in the room rate) and service at the Back Inn Cafe was excellent.


Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast

3.6 on June 14, 2008

We stayed in the main house, the McClellan house and found it to be very quiet. Great location. You can walk to downtown.


Nice experience

3.8 on April 23, 2008

We stayed in the Thompson House in early April, 2008. We arrived around 7 PM and our check-in materials and key were ready in the office. This was our first B&B experience and using vouchers to choose our breakfast venue was interesting - it gives you the ability to choose when and what type of breakfast you want. The area is beautiful - there's a lot to see within walking distance in the art district and you have Wifi available. Parking is easy in this area - we always used the lot next to the house. If you're used to using an operator in a hotel office when you travel, plan ahead - the office person seemed to be busy and we got the voice mail asking us to leave a message when we called. Room facilities were really nice and comfortable. Pop and ice are available at night, coffee in the morning. The only possible downside is that this is a popular area and evenings can be noisy because of the immediate cafes' and restaurants' evening customers, so you might want to bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. We do recommend this to B&B enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys staying in a historic / interesting area.


Very nice

4.0 on January 24, 2008

Small but clean, pleasant room; food at all the cafes/restaurant excellent; great breakfast; can just park and walk along the river, go to Aquarium (very good!) and many other restaurants close by. Would go back.


Romantic & Close to Downtown

4.6 on January 12, 2008

Great place to stay. Very clean, excellent service, close to everything downtown at the riverfront. Great restaurant in the Bluff View District.


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Location

Location Type

Bluff View Art District, Bluff-top (overlooking the Tennessee River), Historic Neighborhood, Tennessee Riverwalk, City, Downtown, Lakeside, Mountains

Airport

Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Lovell Field) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Lovell Field, take Shepard Rd. to Hwy 153. Go south (right) on Hwy 153 to I-75. Go south on I-75 to I-24 W, towards Chattanooga. Take I-24W to Hwy 27N (Downtown Chattanooga exit). Take exit 1C (4th Street exit). On 4th Street, travel for 7 blocks. At the 5th traffic light, turn left on High Street. Continue two blocks, and turn right (going straight will take you into the Hunter Museum car park). Bluff View Inn's Maclellan House (office/guest check-in) will be immediately on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Coolidge Park Carousel, Hunter Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain Attractions, Walnut Street Bridge & N.Shore, IMAX-3D & Bijou Theatres, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Fireplaces not in all rooms, Concierge service (limited), Meeting and reception space available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Riverwalk, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 11 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask that each reservation be guaranteed by a deposit equal to a minimum of one night’s stay.
  • Cancellations: Our strict cancellation policy is vital to the operations of a small inn. Cancellations must be made at least eight (8) days prior to your stay for a refund of your deposit, less a $30.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than eight (8) days prior to your stay will be issued a gift certificate for the amount of the deposit, less a $30 cancellation fee. Gift certificates are valid at any business in Bluff View Art District. You will forfeit your entire deposit for no shows or cancellations made after 3p.m. Eastern Standard Time the day prior to your arrival date, and in the case of multi-night bookings, booked nights will be charged, unless we are able to re-book.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kelley Courter

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet or Continental (guest choice)

  • Time Served: 7-11a weekdays 8-11am weekends
  • Serving Location: Rembrandt's Coffee House, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Gluten Free Options


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

411 East Second Street , Chattanooga, TN 37403-1136 USA (Show map)

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