Everything You Need to Know About Exploring the Bluff View Art District

August 1, 2019


If you’re looking to combine the history and stillness of the Appalachian Mountains, look no further than the Bluff View Art District. The downtown neighborhood has a little something for everyone. Enjoy the unique restaurants, pristine gardens, and world-class art alongside the Tennessee River. Find all of our best recommendations on where to dine and what do in our complimentary Chattanooga Vacation Guide!


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How to Embark on the Bluff View Art District

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Bluff View Art District. The historic neighborhood is renowned for fine arts, culinary masterpieces, and darn good coffee. Discover it all during your next trip to riverfront community. 


  • Culinary Arts

    • Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria

Located inside of a mansion’s Carriage House, Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria serves up chef-inspired Italian dishes in a casual atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with any choice at the handmade pasta shop, but you definitely do not want to miss out on the giant meataballas or delicious housemade bread. 

    • Back Inn Cafe

Back Inn Cafe is your five-star, upscale choice in the Bluff View Arts District. Entice your palate with a distinctive choice from their extensive wine list. Pair that with their house, center-cut steak or the Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna. Enjoy the privacy of their intimate library or soak up the sunset over the river in one of the two sunrooms.

    • Rembrandt’s Coffee House

Rembrandt’s Coffee House is the neighborhood’s source of house-roasted coffee and artisan pastries. Sip on a hot latte, enjoy homemade, European chocolates, and take in the creative sights of the Bluff View District.


  • Horticultural Arts

Get lost in the River Gallery Sculpture Garden. The garden was designed by artist Joe Baasch and covers over two-acres of the neighborhood. It offers some of the best views of the Tennessee River and is the perfect spot for meditation and relaxation. The Smithsonian Institution along with the International Sculpture Center both recognize the highly esteemed garden for its works.


  • Fine Arts

Uncover your newest favorite piece at the Hunter Museum. The museum’s permanent collection includes every medium from photography to paintings to mixed media and more. 

In addition to the River Gallery Sculpture Garden, the ground of the museum features several large sculptures. Don’t miss one of their exciting events such as Artful Yoga and Throwback Thursdays.   


Come Back to Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast

Cottage Queen Deluxe Room After a long day of exploring the arts in the Bluff View Art District, unwind at Chanticleer Inn. Book your stay in the Cottage Queen Deluxe and enjoy a private room in the Cottage House surrounded by the beautiful wildflowers and trees of that our abundant in our area. Revel in modern amenities such as high-speed wireless internet, signature bathrobes, a flat-screen TV, and a complimentary, housemade breakfast.

Planning a trip with your special someone? Step up your vacation game with our Crystal Package. Surprise your better half with a bottle of champagne, handmade assorted truffles, and a bouquet of seasonal flowers waiting in your room upon arrival. We can’t wait to welcome you to Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast!

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