We chose the Mayor’s Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga because we were looking for a relaxing weekend for just the two of us. The pampering and cozy atmosphere of staying in a Bed and Breakfast always makes for a relaxing stay.
The Mayor’s Mansion Inn looked great in our search results with spectacular reviews including lots of nice adjectives. We saw that people were saying things like; ‘great hospitality’, beautiful room,’amazing atmosphere.’
Frequently when people take the time to leave reviews it is because they are mad and want to say something ugly. Folks were taking the time to say nice things about Mayor’s Mansion Inn.
We love visiting the mountains in the Fall but this particular year we didn’t want to stray quite so far from home. Neither of us had been to Chattanooga before. There were three places we wanted to visit in the area; Rock City, Ruby Fall and The Incline!
It was early November when we visited Chattanooga, a little late for leaf peeping in the mountains. The street in front of the B&B was lined with beautiful fallen leaves. It looked like a scene from a movie. There were plenty of colors still dazzling the trees!
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This view is facing the double front doors. No words necessary but gorgeous does come to my mind. If walls could talk!
The name is an honest tribute to the builder and original owner who was elected Mayor in 1897. This beautiful three story Victorian home was built following the Civil War and used repurposed stone which had seen battle.
Although you can certainly enter from the front, guests generally enter through a side door from the parking area.
The house was completely decked out for Fall in traditional oranges hues with natural decor interspersed. Pumpkins, pine cones and silk leaves adorned every mantle of which there are plenty. We were wrapped in a warm and cozy hug by this gorgeous Victorian home.
We stayed in the Signal Mountain room also known as the Black and White Room on the third floor. The grand staircase leads the way. As you journey us the stairs it is impossible not to breathe in the magnificent architecture with all of the little details.
Trompe L’oeil adorns the walls along the grand staircase. I first learned about Trompe L’oeil many years ago when my cleaning service obtained a client in historic downtown Macon Georgia. The illusions are fascinating.
The beautiful furniture and furnishings continue on each floor. We took the grand staircase down one flight each morning to enjoy the coffee bar provided prior to breakfast in the Tiffany Dining Room.
Opulence and grandeur are two words that come to mind when I see this giant piece of furniture being used as a coffee bar. My first fear was that I would spill something and be banished to debtors prison for the rest of my life for ruining such a grand piece of furniture. But thankfully, I did no such thing!
Stare at it for a moment and notice all of the intricate details! Do you see the man on the left and the woman on the right who are holding the entire weight of the top half on their heads?
A three course breakfast is served every morning. If you are not in the mood for what is displayed on the menu, just ask the Innkeeper for a different option and they will oblige.
We stuck with the menu. Every bite of food we put into our mouths was divine! Their cookbook is for sale at the desk downstairs!
Take our Video tour of The Signal Mountain Room also known as The Black and White Room!
We loved everything about The Mayor’s Mansion in Chattanooga! Being pampered with cookies, coffee and a homemade gourmet breakfast every morning is something we could totally get used to!