Bluff View Inn

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

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Long Weekend at Bluff View Inn

3.6 on October 18, 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at Bluff View. We picked a smaller room, and we will probably upgrade next time to have a little more space to move around in. We liked the food at the Back Inn Café, at Rembrandt's Coffee House, and the weekend breakfast at the main house. We also took advantage of the proximity to the Aquarium, the Hunter Museum, and the pedestrian bridge. A very walkable area. We will look forward to a return visit within the next six months.


Wonderful place to stay!

4.4 on October 05, 2017

We really enjoyed everything about our stay at the Bluff View Inn. The room was clean and inviting, the building we stayed in was attractive, the staff was friendly and helpful, the property was clean and well kept, the location was close to many attractions in Chattanooga, and the coffee shop and restaurant were delicious. We walked and biked to many of the things we wanted to do, so it was a great place for some exercise during the day and a relaxing evening afterwards.


Bluff View Inn

4.2 on September 26, 2017

This is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. My only criticism is that during the week there is no onsite breakfast. You have to walk around the corner to order from their coffee shop. The staff is fun and very helpful.


As always, absolutely great!

5 on September 14, 2017

This was our first stay in the King Room at the Thompson House. We were on an extended stay this time and we figured the kitchen and extra room would be best. It was more than enough room. Not only was it more than enough room for a couple, it would have been a great gathering place for a smaller group to watch a ball game, rest your tired feet or just sit and take it all in. I have travelled and stayed in many kitchen type suites at very accommodating hotels across the country. this is by far the best room I have stayed in either a hotel or bed and breakfast. And I haven't even mentioned the kind staff and great eateries and attractions in the immediate area. We have once again been reminded why we keep coming back to the Bluff View Art District. Tom & Kim Ellis Hokes Bluff, AL


Beautiful setting.

3.6 on September 05, 2017

Enjoyed our one night stay at The Bluff. Everyone was kind and courteous. We had dinner at Tony's and a sweet complimentary breakfast. Great walk through gardens and shops. Hope to come back on a weekend for the buffet breakfast.


Lovely Bluff View

3.8 on September 04, 2017

We have stayed at Bluff View Inn several times now. It is in a lovely part of Chattanooga and within walking distance of the downtown area. The innkeepers are friendly and helpful. One of the perks of staying there is, during the week, vouchers are given for a breakfast at Rembrandt's Coffee House, which has a charming outdoor patio for seating on days with nice weather. There are two very nice restaurants in the Bluff View Art District, as well. Depending on the room, the views from within the house are of the beautiful Tennessee River. We really enjoy visiting Chattanooga and Bluff View Inn is our first choice for accommodations.


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3.6 on September 03, 2017

Nice rooms. Lovely view. Friendly and informative staff.


Newell Room Review

4.0 on August 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bluff View Inn. It was very convenient to our other activities. The value for the money was exceptional! We look forward to staying there again.


Was a great weekend

3.8 on August 30, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the courteous staff who went out of their way to tell us about all the restaurants and the best things to do around the area. We loved both dinners we had at Tony's and at back inn restaurant. The prices at Tony's were spectacular and the pasta was amazing. We loved the pork chop and peanut butter pie at Back Inn as well. Overall it was a great anniversary weekend at bluff view inn!


It was lovely!

4.6 on August 29, 2017

The rooms are extremely cozy and have this special retro style to them. The staff is very nice and helpful. We're looking forward to coming 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 Bed, Standard Tub/Shower Combination, Maximum 2 Occupants

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

Day Porch

Maclellan House, 2nd Floor, Only Booked with the Frierson Room, Twin Bed, View of the River, Maximum 1 Occupant

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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 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

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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.
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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


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