Last October, the first floor of StoneFort Inn began its transformation. TerraMae Appalachian Bistro was constructed within an amazing and hectic matter of weeks and opened 12.12.12.. This addition brought significant changes such as the newly created open air kitchen centered in the limestone dining room, and the bar was moved to what used to be referred to as the library. The base of the open air kitchen, wine racks and bar area were built with reclaimed wood from barns and other structures in the nearby area. Thus creating a restaurant and bar space that is both rustic and elegant - similar to Chef Shelley D. Cooper's cooking style.
Spaces for Guests of the Inn
We recently dedicated more spaces for guest of the Inn - places to gather or relax outside of their rooms, letting them truly take in the atmosphere of the Inn and enjoy one another's company. We have created a comfortable and inviting seating area in what used to be referred to as "the Parlour", which also has tables for our hotel guests to enjoy. On the other side of the lobby, there is another seating area in what used to be the billiard room. Our guests can enjoy these areas, as well as the back patio surrounded by lush greenery, the bar area and the restaurant itself. We wanted to make the heart of the inn even more inviting to guests and take our style to the next level.
New Front Entrance
Our new entry way to the Inn was completed this month. A few months ago we installed a large awning that helps give our entrance that classic old world urban Inn feel. Our latest addition has been beautiful new stone and woodwork using reclaimed lumber bringing the rustic feel of the interior to the Inn's exterior. From the etched glass logos and the new paint color around TerraMae's front door to the our new Chattanooga downtown hotel entryway, the StoneFort Inn really feels like a destination more than ever.
Industrial Farmhouse Tables
TerraMae's most recent changes include some beautiful new tables that were custom built by Industrial Farmhouse. We have a new fourteen foot mahogany topped table in the main dining room that will be used as a community table, chef's table and for larger parties. Industrial Farmhouse also built some poplar wood high tops with beautiful industrial accents which you will find in the bar and library. The stools are unique, too. We feel this really completes the warm decor that is at once rustic and contemporary, a perfect reflection of the personality of StoneFort Inn and the culinary style of TerraMae.
We are excited about the changes we have made and changes ahead, and will keep you posted as they happen.