We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Chattanoogan feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special Scenic City experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.
We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase Chattanooga’s spirit. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.
Retreats with a view
Treetop Hideaways at Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, GA
Head to Lookout Mountain for a getaway hidden in the trees. Pick from three luxury treehouses equipped with amenities such as indoor + outdoor showers, wraparound decks, and fire pits.
Riverside Bed and Breakfast, Soddy-Daisy
This bed and breakfast is only a ~30-minute drive from Chattanooga’s downtown and offers a peaceful stay immersed in nature along Soddy Creek.
Cloudland Canyon Yurts, Cloudland Canyon, GA
Looking for a unique “glamping” experience? Head to this nearby state park to stay in a private yurt equipped with furniture, electrical outlets, windows, and locking doors.
Riverfront Getaway with a View, Tennessee River Gorge
Escape into nature and take in beautiful mountain + river views. During the warmer months, enjoy access to swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Bonus: This spot is known for bald eagle sightings.
Hideaways with history
Pot Point Cabin, Tennessee River Gorge
This cabin was originally built in 1835 and is located on over 400 acres of protected natural lands along the banks of the Tennessee River.
Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast, Lookout Mountain, GA
Stay above the clouds in this European-style inn that was built in 1927. Located directly across from Rock City Gardens, the stone-faced wall cottages provide the “traditional ambiance of a European villa, whilst enjoying all the modern amenities of today.”
Bluff View Inn, Bluff View Arts District
Stay in three historical Bluff View homes: the Maclellan House, the T.C. Thompson House, and the Martin House. Take in the olden beauty while being within walking distance of one of downtown’s most popular attractions.
Mayor’s Mansion Inn, Fort Wood Historic District
This 11-room bed-and-breakfast mansion was built in 1889 and was home to former Chattanooga Mayor, Edmond G. Watkins. Bonus: Guests receive a three-course complimentary breakfast served daily in the mansion’s Tiffany Room.
Cozy chalets + cottages
Cozy Chalet, Signal Mountain
Enjoy a mountain stay while only being ~10 minutes away from downtown Chattanooga. This chalet has a fireplace and a deck swing perfect for cozying up.
Gardens in the Gorge Cottage, Tennessee River Gorge
Stay in this storybook-esque cottage that’s tucked into Prentice Cooper State Forest. Guests have access to the surrounding garden, law, and trails.
The Burrow, Chickamauga, GA
This magical space is located on a 40-acre private farm in nearby Chickamauga. Participate in their signature scavenger hunt, see the local wildlife on the property, and make sure to bring marshmallows to roast in the outdoor cauldron.
Treehouse Cottage, Lookout Mountain, GA
This Boho treehouse is on the grounds of a local flower farm. Guests can add on a goat visit (yes, you heard us correctly), a farm tour, flower bouquets, or a bonfire.
Mountain Paradise, Signal Mountain
While you’re taking in the mountain views and hiking the miles of trails nearby, say hello to the farm’s horse and donkey. You’ll also see turkey, fox, deer, raccoons, and more on the property.
Unique Farm Guest House, Chickamauga, GA
This 31-acre farm has plenty of pastures to explore during your stay (which makes it a perfect spot to bring your pup along on your adventures). You can visit the pasture pets, where pats and supervised cuddles are encouraged.
Unique Silo, Chickamauga, GA
Take your farm stay literally and visit this getaway constructed in a repurposed modern grain bin.
Sweet Vintage Camper, Chickamauga, GA
Check out this vintage Avion camper that’s stationed on SydneyLand Farm. Listen to the sounds of nature and say hello to the farm’s donkeys and goats that are in the next-door barnyard.