Explore Lookout Mountain This Summer
August 20, 2016
With a variety of activities to enjoy, from the romantic evenings downtown to adrenaline-pumping adventure, it’s no surprise that Chattanooga consistently ranks as one of the top travel destinations in the South. Lookout Mountain, located just 6 short miles outside of downtown Chattanooga, is one of the most popular attractions in the Scenic City. Here, you’ll find Rock City Gardens, the incredible Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway, Civil War Battlefields, a variety of hiking trails, and the spectacular 7-states view from the tip of Lover’s Leap. These attractions also happen to be conveniently located right across the street from our luxury Chattanooga Inn. Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, and discover the majesty of Lookout Mountain with us this fall.
Our Inn’s prime location on Lookout Mountain gives you endless opportunities to explore this beautiful natural setting, which features massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views. Start your day with a delicious and relaxing gourmet breakfast at our Bed and Breakfast, then head across the street for a day of adventure like no other.
Since Ruby Falls opens early at 8am, we recommend starting your day plunging far below ground to the depths of Ruby Falls. Ruby Falls is the world’s tallest underground waterfall, and is truly a beautiful sight to behold. Guided tours lead you through a fascinating cavern to the sparkling 145-foot underground waterfall. Inside the cave, it’s a constant 59 degrees, so be sure and take something warm while underground.
Rock City Gardens is a truly spectacular sight, and a definite must-see attraction when you’re in Chattanooga. Here, you’ll discover soaring rock formations, beautiful caves, and lush gardens. From here, you’ll also find what are considered to be the best views over the Chattanooga Valley. From a elevation of 1,700 feet, Lover’s Leap, Observation Point, and the famous Seven-States View are absolutely stunning on a clear day.
Take a 1 mile journey up Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway, made famous as the world’s steepest passenger railway. This iconic railway has been in operation since 1895. For some added interest, stop in the Incline Railway’s Machine room, where the giant gears that pull the railway operate.
The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military State Park is the largest and oldest Civil War National Park. Civil War history enthusiasts should not miss a visit to both Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Chickamauga Battlefield, where the Battle of Lookout Mountain took place. This battle is widely considered to be a major turning point in the war for the Union Army. Also, Sunset Rock, a popular trail and tourist stop, is located on the northwest side of Lookout Mountain and is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military State Park. Once known as Point Lookout, Sunset Rock provides a view of the Tennessee River, Signal Mountain and Prentice Cooper State Forest.
After your fun day of exploring the beautiful attractions on Lookout Mountain, you don’t have far to go to return to the luxurious accommodations at our romantic Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy the natural beauty of Lookout Mountain this fall when you Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.