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Chattanooga's first mayor built this home over a century ago, and the stately Victorian structure kept watch over the beautiful downtown Fortwood district for years after the Honorable Mr. Hilborne passed away. However, over the years, the home fell into disrepair. It was being used as an office by an advertising agency when Patty Adams purchased the mansion and restored it to its former glory. Today, the first floor houses a beautiful parlor and elegant sitting room. A ballroom and library are perfect for banquets and conferences, not to mention wedding receptions. Luxurious guest rooms occupy the top three floors. The regal presidential suite has had the distinction of providing rest to many Hollywood stars and high-ranking government officials. A gourmet breakfast is served each day, and the restaurant is open for dinner.
A Chattanooga institution since 1847, this is the epitome of Old Southern elegance with ornate mahogany scrollwork adorning the spacious front lobby, along with numerous portraits of Civil War heroes. Stay at this hotel, which holds the distinction of having hosting five U.S. Presidents and other dignitaries, including Sir Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt. With its stately grandeur and elegance, The Read House Historic Inn and Suites combines the best of Victorian charm and modern convenience in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Business facilities include a 16,500 square feet of banquet and meeting space can accommodate 10-500 delegates. The Silver Ballroom is the jewel in the crown of this house, featuring sterling silver chandeliers adorned with Waterford crystal.
"Pardon me boy..." Remember the old Glen Miller song? See the place that inspired his musical musings and the city's oldest attraction. The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a train station turned hotel, restaurant, museum, convention center, and more. You can sleep aboard an antique train car, dine in the dining car or catch a ride on a horse drawn carriage. Luxurious guest rooms and fine dining now fill the century-old station and the gardens and shops provide hours of enjoyment.