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Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

Chattanooga TN is Fun in the Springtime

No matter the season, there's always something fun to do in Chattanooga, but this great Southern city blossoms like the budding flowers in the springtime with great events that get everyone back outside. Some of the activities you can find going on in March and April include... Con Nooga - A three-day multi genre convention where panels, workshops, parties, and vendors celebrate all things cool from TV, movies, books, comics, gaming, and more at the Chattanooga Convention Center. It's the one time a year when it's perfectly normal for Darth Vader, Wonder Woman and Dr. Who to march side by…
“If these walls could talk, the stories they could tell,” joked our manager, James Greathouse. Indeed, staying at StoneFort Inn is a bit like adding your own chapter to our building’s storied history. Carlton Thomas, Owner of Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours, said our area was originally a stone outcropping that an eccentric Irish immigrant named Daniel Hogan used in his work as a stonemason. Materials used in several prominent structures came from here. Chattanooga was integral to the Civil War as a center of battle in the fall of 1863 when Union forces led by future U.S. President and Maj. Gen.…
The holiday season is always an exciting time for our Chattanooga TN urban boutique hotel. We're busy greeting people at Christmas parties and other events hosted at our restaurant, Terra Mae Appalachian Bistro, as well as guests visiting the area to enjoy a wide variety of events. Some major highlights you don't want to miss as you plan your next stay with us: Thanksgiving Lunch (Nov. 27, 11 am-4 pm): Join us at Terra Mae for a delicious 4-course meal including Sorghum and cider brined organic Turkey Breast with Confited legs, red eye giblet gravy, and sausage and sage dressing.…
We continue working hard giving our historic inn a makeover! Owner Mark Oldham has invested in giving our renovated downtown Chattanooga TN hotel numerous upgrades. “All rooms have recently been painted, and we’ve placed new linens and bed covers on each bed,” he said. He purchased the StoneFort Inn in 2011 and started the renovations the following year. Improving the interiors of a structure built in 1909 presents unique challenges as we strive to preserve all of the aesthetic elements that make StoneFort a unique place to spend a night downtown while adding some contemporary touches of style. The renovations…
Brides-to-be, congratulations! You've dreamed of your wedding day since you were a little girl. You have so many details to work out for it to live up to what you've pictured in your head. You have so many decisions to make between now and your stroll down the aisle. We offer 5 tips to have a "picture-perfect" wedding day: 1) Take Advantage of a Photogenic Wedding Venue Many different places are vying for the chance to host your event, but while most will meet your basic needs, some places offer advantages that are clear to see. Take StoneFort Inn, for…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

5 Ways to Get Around Chattanooga TN

An advantage of being a downtown urban boutique inn is StoneFort's proximity to the heart of everything great in Chattanooga. You don't have to travel very far to find something fun and interesting to do when you stay with us. Here are 5 ways to explore Chattanooga TN, including... CARTA Electric ShuttleThe Downtown Electric Shuttle – CARTA, the city's public transit system, has one of the largest fleets of electric buses in the country. Chattanooga was the first in the nation to have free zero emissions electric vehicles. They run daily at 5-minute intervals from the Southside to the Tennessee Aquarium…
Beer lovers, rejoice! There are several Chattanooga TN breweries for you to check out during your next visit to the Scenic City, and StoneFort Inn is right in the center of the map. A few minutes after checking in, you and your friends can take a taxi and be on your way to enjoying a nice frosty beer! Closest to us is The Terminal Brewhouse on 14th Street. They brew their own beer fresh from malted barley, hops, yeast, and water. Their selections include American Pale Ale, Maibock, India Pale Ale, Belgian White, Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Porter. Chattanooga Brewing…
There are so many great options for entertainment within easy walking distance of StoneFort Inn this time of year. On Friday nights, people fill Miller Plaza for the Nightfall Concert Series. Now in its 26th season, the event transforms downtown Chattanooga TN into an outdoor music venue for 18 weeks in a row, rain or shine. You can enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists with a local act typically given the opportunity to open for the national headlining talent. Most headliners have not performed previously in the Chattanooga market. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked…
Chattanooga prides itself in our Art & Culture scene. For a city of our size, we have a lot to offer including museums, art galleries, public art walking tours and venues where you can make your own creations. PUBLIC ART WALKING TOURArt is a huge part of the culture here in Chattanooga, and you'll find it displayed just about everywhere. From the sculptures on Main Street to the River Gallery Sculpture Garden to the Market Street Bridge ("The Passage" marks the origin of the Trail of Tears) to the steep walk down First Street and to the artwork embedded on…
Springtime has returned to Chattanooga. It brings with it a lot of options for how to spend a day. Option 1: ExploreYou don't have to have a specific destination in mind to go on an adventure downtown. In fact, sometimes that is the best way to discover new places and make memories. From public art displays to specialty shops, a pleasant surprise could be just around the next corner! You don't even require a car to get around. Take advantage of the free Electric Shuttle buses, Bike rentals or simply take a stroll while enjoying the weather. Option 2: ShopWarehouse…
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