There’s a wonderful variety of things to see and do when you’re a guest at Whitestone Country Inn, in East Tennessee. While Whitestone Country Inn is renowned for its stunning beauty, nestled in amongst the lakes and rolling hills of East Tennessee, it’s also within easy reaching distance of fun and exciting cities, such as Knoxville and Chattanooga. Chattanooga, nicknamed the scenic city, is called that for good reason. This beautiful city is surrounded by the stunning mountains of East Tennessee and borders the beautiful Tennessee River, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, Chattanooga was recently named as one of the South’s top travel destinations. So why not take a day to explore the exciting world of Chattanooga when you stay with us at our romantic East Tennessee Bed and breakfast? We love Chattanooga, and know you will, too.
The attractions in and around Chattanooga are truly world class. Whether you choose from some of the amazing museums, experience a piece of history, sample some of the bustling nightlife, or get outside and drink in the stunning regional attractions, there is something for everyone to see and do in this great city. Chattanooga has been the center of many historical events, ranging from Paleolithic Native Americans to Civil War battles. History buffs shouldn’t miss a stop at the The Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel, a converted train station that served all trains traveling south from 1909 to 1970. Spend some time walking around Ross’ Landing, which was the origin of the Trail of Tears, as well as the Riverwalk, which includes several significant Civil War sites. For a more in-depth experience, travel up to the popular Lookout Mountain, where the historic battle, called the “Battle Above the Clouds” took place. While there, don’t miss your chance to ride up the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Enjoy the feeling of the breathtaking 72.7 % grade of the track near the top, making it the steepest passenger railway in the world, and reward yourself with stunning views at the top. While there, you may also want to take the time to visit Ruby Falls and Rock City Gardens.
Chattanooga has long been known as a premier outdoor destination, and is well known for rock climbing, road and mountain biking, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding and more. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tennessee River Gorge, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country, from one of the many riverboat cruises in the area. If you’d rather go at your own pace, then rent a kayak or paddle board from River Canyon Adventure, and head out for a day of fun on the Tennessee River. A trip to Chattanooga wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of East Tennessee’s remarkable caves. Take a day and explore the underground beauty of Cumberland Caverns, Tennessee’s largest show cave, or adventure to The Lost Sea, which is America’s largest underground lake. No matter what it is you choose to do with your time in Chattanooga, we’re sure it will be an unforgettable experience. We look forward to your time spent with us at our East Tennessee Bed and Breakfast.