Hubbie and I are expecting mid-July, and decided to do a weekend "babymoon" and anniversary trip to Chattanooga in mid-May. We've never visited the area, except for passing by on the interstate. The area looks beautiful and we're anxious to explore. Plus, it's a short drive from Atlanta.
Our plans were to stay a Saturday and Sunday evening, stroll around the riverfront area, check out Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain, and eat. Do lots of eating... I can't enjoy a wine list, hike, hang glide, zip line, or whatever... but I can eat! Lol.
After a little searching on your forum, I've found and love the Stone Fort Inn for a place to stay. We really warm to the cozy, character-filled type of places, and this one looks to have a bit of romantic charm to it. Also have picked up kudos tidbits on Back Inn Cafe, St. John's, and Niko's. We're not "foodies", but would label ourselves more as "gastro-enthusiasts" (lol)... we like restaurants with creative flair to their menus and that push the envelope a bit. And I'm a sucker for anything prepared with a sauce (originally from New Orleans).
So, would love your feedback on the hotel (B&B) and restaurant picks. If you have other suggestions, would love to hear them, too. Also, would be great to hear whether you'd opt to visit these restaurants for lunch or dinner?
As an aside... how much time would you allow to visit Ruby Falls/Lookout Mountain?
Thanks so much and looking forward to our trip in May!