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.
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 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; gold.
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.
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 &amp;#8220;escape&amp;#8221; by the gas fireplace, followed by a relaxing soak in the jetted tub
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 &amp; chairs.
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 &amp; privacy needed for that special family getaway.
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.
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.
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 &amp; gold décor, this room provides a view of azalea bushes and a European-style courtyard.
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.
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.
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 &amp;amp; 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Bluff View Art District, Bluff-top (overlooking the Tennessee River), Historic Neighborhood, Tennessee Riverwalk, City, Downtown, Lakeside, Mountains
Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Lovell Field) 12 miles
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.
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, IMAX-3D & Bijou Theatres, Walnut Street Bridge & N.Shore, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Riverwalk, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Fireplaces not in all rooms, Concierge service (limited), Meeting and reception space available
Gourmet or Continental (guest choice)
Vegetarian , Gluten Free Options