Hotels & Resorts — 12 July 2018
Enjoy R&R at a boutique inn that overlooks the Tennessee River and Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

By Hope S. Philbrick

If you’ve ever bought a fixer-upper, you know: What’s old can be made new again.

See Rock City, Inc. recently bought a fixer-upper, the former Sky Harbor Court. The property has been spiffed up and rebranded with a new name: Lookout Mountain RiverView Inn.

It’s easy to see what lured See Rock City, Inc. to the property: The setting is spectacular! Every guestroom offers breathtaking views of the Tennessee River and Chattanooga.

Lookout Mountain RiverView InnNestled into Lookout Mountain and surrounded by lush gardens, the Inn feels remote yet it’s just minutes away from key attractions like Rock City, Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway. Hiking trails are also nearby.

All 10 guestrooms have been renovated. The Mountain Songbird Suite makes a charming, inviting first impression. Its cottage vibe invites rest and a slower pace. Expect a firm bed, satiny sheets, conveniences like a coffee maker and mini frig, and space to kick back and relax.

“RiverView Inn captures the nostalgia of the golden age of ‘The American Road Trip’ while meeting the needs of today’s modern traveler,” said inkeeper Jonathan Humble in a press release. “With great care we have worked to preserve and refresh the charm and enchantment of the buildings and gardens, a process that will continue over the next several years as we strive to enhance this special place. During this initial phase we focused on refreshing our boutique guestrooms which feature restored vintage furniture and brand new modern bathrooms. This inn serves as a place to relax, restore and explore all that beautiful Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga offers.”

Guestrooms open to a deck that overlooks the view. Sit sipping coffee in a rocking chair to feel a world away from annoyances of modern life.

Lookout Mountain RiverView Inn has a hideaway feel yet is close to all the city has to offer, a retreat that offers the best of both worlds.

Lookout Mountain RiverView InnLookout Mountain RiverView Inn

Essentials…
  • Amazing views
  • Convenient to Downtown Chattanooga
  • Free parking
  • Private bathrooms
  • Suites available
  • Check-in between 3 and 8 p.m.; check-out by 11 a.m.
  • Complimentary breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Heated pool (seasonal)
  • Fire pit
  • Smoke-free property
  • Skybox Clubhouse
  • Dogs permitted for $25/per dog (limit 2)
  • Odds of Encountering Children: Varies. During my recent Friday night stay I saw only adults.
What To Do…

Hang gliding at nearby Lookout Mountain Flight Park

10 Reasons for Grownups to Visit Chattanooga

See Rock City

More Information…

Lookout Mountain RiverView InnLookout Mountain RiverView Inn
2159 Old Wauhatchie Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37409
423-821-8619

Chattanooga Visitor Bureau

Tennessee Vacation

– Photos © HSP Media LLC

Featured products, services and/or travel arrangements may have been complimentary in part or in full; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion. Thanks to Lookout Mountain RiverView Inn for hosting my overnight stay. And especially thanks to the staff member who stayed late to make sure I was able to check in. 

Hope S. PhilbrickHope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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