We took a weekend getaway to Chattanooga in March of this year. We never knew this little gem was so easy to get to. When we started looking for places to stay, we heard about a little B &B from some friends of ours on Twitter. The inn is called The General Woods Inn and it is located in Rising Fawn, GA, about 15 minutes or so from downtown Chattanooga. The owners Bob and Nadine will make you feel completely at home and cater to your every need.
The bed and breakfast sits at the end of a road right off of the freeway, so it is easy to get to but very quiet. Mountains surround the inn so the scenery is gorgeous and romantic. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the beds are comfortable. The very heart of Chattanooga is very close. The weekend we stayed, we were there for two nights, and drove back and forth to the city.
While we visited the inn, Nadine made us dinner reservations at a very popular restaurant called the Canyon Grill. The restaurant sits on top of Lookout Mountain.
The menu is very fresh, as the chef goes to market daily and makes selection for that night’s menu. Now, you need to eat there early, if you don’t want to run the chance of them running out of things on the menu as they did when we went. By the way, our reservations were for 7:00 p.m., so we did not eat late. So go early!! The menu is pricey but well worth it.
In Chattanooga there is so much to see and do. We decided to visit the Terminal Brewhouse for lunch. They have a versatile menu and a great atmosphere.
After lunch we finally made our way into the city to spend the entire day at the Tennessee Aquarium . What an amazing place. Be sure and wear comfortable shoes! There are so many species of aquatic animals and the tanks are full of species of sharks, stingrays and fish of every possible color! It is a great place to bring the entire family for a full day of fun! You can even get a full year membership, which is what we did. What a bargain for the entire year. There is also an IMAX theatre across the street. We saw Hubble 3D in IMAX. What an experience. The movies vary each month and they run about every hour or so. The very next day we went back to Chattanooga after staying another night at the inn and ate at the Terminal Brewhouse again, we liked it so much the first time! We finished the remainder of the aquarium because it took us two days to see it because we took our time and really went through it slowly. There is so much to do in Chattanooga. There is the riverwalk, there are river cruises, river adventures, art district, and many shops and restaurants. Look for another update from us when we go back and stay in the heart of the city and do all of the things mentioned above. We love Chattanooga and can’t wait to go back!