Bluff View Inn

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

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.

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Overall
4.0

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.9
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Short Stop

5 on January 23, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Bluff View in (McClelland House, Morgan Llewellyn Room) for a quick overnight business trip to the area. We were greeted with a warm welcome and showed to our rooms. The room was gorgeous and comfortable with beautiful views up the Tennessee River. A few pre-dinner cocktails were enjoyed across the street at the Martin House and we again encountered friendly service. While we weren't able to eat at Tony's, we did get the privilege of visiting Rembrandt's bakery in the morning for a delicious breakfast with fresh-brewed coffee. I would have liked to have tried one of everything in the bakery case! The Bluff View is located on the Riverwalk and I felt completely safe going for an early morning run across the Walnut Street Bridge into Coolidge Park and around the city. Everything about this inn from the location, to the grounds to the accommodations to the staff was outstanding! I hope to return in warmer weather!!


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Highlander

Maclellan House, 2nd Floor, Queen Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Maclellan

Thompson House, 1st Floor, Queen Size Antique Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Morgan Llewellyn

Maclellan House, 3rd Floor, King Bed, Queen Sofa Bed in the Living Room, Gas Fireplace, Private Balcony, Standard Tub/Shower Combination with Jetted Tub, Maximum 4 Occupants

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

Moses Wells

Maclellan House, 3rd Floor, Queen Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination with Jetted Tub, View of River, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Anna Houston

Martin House, 2nd Floor, Queen Sleigh Bed, Gas Fireplace, Sunrise View of the River, Standard Tub/Shower Combination with Jetted Tub, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Newell

Thompson House, 1st Floor, King Bed, Bay Window, Antique Pocket Doors, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Bryan

Maclellan House, 2nd Floor, King Bed, Gas Fireplace, Panoramic View of the River, Separate Bathtub, Step-in Shower, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Portera/Randall

Martin House, 2nd Floor, Queen Bed, Gas Fireplace, Standard Tub/Shower Combination with Jetted Tub, Flat Screen TV, View of River through the Bocce Court, Maximum 2 Occupants. (The Sitting Room with a Twin Bed can be rented with this room to provide for a 3rd Occupant. CALL THE INN FOR AVAILABILITY.)

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

C.G. Martin

Martin House, 2nd Floor, King Bed, Gas Fireplace, Large Private Balcony, Panoramic View of the River, Oversized Jetted tub, Separate Glass Shower, Maximum 2 Occupants (The Sitting Room that contains a Twin Bed can be rented with this room to provide for a 3rd Occupant. Call the Inn for availability and details.)

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

Carter

Maclellan House, 2nd Floor, King Bed, Sunrise View of the River, Victorian Sofa, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Queen Suite (Mabelle Thompson)

Thompson House, 2nd Floor, Queen Bed, Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room with Pocket Doors Rendering Privacy, 2 Fireplaces, Kitchen, Tub/Shower Combination with large Jetted Tub, Maximum 4 Occupants

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Chambliss

Thompson House, 1st Floor, Full Size Antique Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Gentry

Maclellan House, 3rd Floor, Queen Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination with Jetted Tub, Sunrise View of the River, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Hunter

Thompson House, 1st Floor, Queen Size Antique Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Bay Window, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Frierson

Maclellan House, 2nd Floor, Queen Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants (The Day Porch can be rented with this room to provide for a 3rd Occupant.)

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

King Suite (T.C. Thompson)

Thompson House, 2nd Floor, King Bed, Twin Sofa Bed in Sitting Area, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Private Balcony, Full Kitchen, Tub/Shower Combination with large Jetted Tub, Maximum 3 Occupants

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

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Lovell Field) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 24, take Hwy 27N (Downtown Chattanooga exit) to 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, Extreme sports, 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, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

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, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Riverwalk, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 11 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking allowed in exterior areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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