About the property
- Apartment1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 BR, 1.5 BA, Close to Everything, First Class Property
We invite you to come stay with us in THE WHELAND WING at The Bear House, our lovingly restored circa 1890 home, for an unforgettable stay in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We are located within 2 blocks of the St Elmo Business District, with the Lookout Mountain Incline, 6 local restaurants, ice cream shop, coffee shop, coffee roaster, massage therapists, flower shops, grocery store and more.
We are within 4 miles or less from all the tourist attractions downtown and on Lookout Mountain, including the Chattanooga Convention Center, Riverfront, Aquarium, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Point Park, Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum of Art, North Chattanooga, Downtown, and Southside areas, and lots of great hiking, climbing and water activities.
Centrally located in the trendy St Elmo Historic District, our beautiful historic home provides the perfect accommodations to create a truly memorable experience. Pampered with on-site attention you’ll feel taken care of from your first inquiry until the end of your stay, whether it is a single night or a few months. With over 24 years experience in the rental property business, we specialize in a broad spectrum of lodging needs, from quick getaways, to out of town family and friends, to corporate rentals and short term housing needs.
The Wheland Wing apartment, with 2 private entrances, offers historic charm with modern-day amenities. The individually appointed spaces boast luxurious bedding and bath, hand picked furnishings and artwork, a fully equipped kitchen and hospitality center, cozy seating area, free high speed Wifi, Smart HDTV’s, ceiling fans with remotes in both bedrooms, and many other special touches to make your stay comfortable. Refreshments, fruit and chocolates are always available for your enjoyment.
Our spacious property offers many opportunities for gathering spaces outdoors. The large old-fashioned front porch, courtyard garden and gazebo are wonderful spots for morning coffee, a special evening meal, or a place to relax in a comfortable chair with a good book. The special garden areas, fire pit, and larger outdoor seating areas provide additional space for your enjoyment. Be sure to explore the carved bears placed around the property and hear their story! In the spring and summer, help yourself to the blackberries and small vegetable garden. And don’t miss the scavenger hunt; over 40 sculptured animals roam the property for you to find.
One of 2 private wings located on the 2nd floor of The Bear House, the spacious and bright Wheland Wing is fully equipped for a comfortable and memorable stay:
• 2 Private entrances
• Hospitality Center with Dining for 4 (includes microwave, Keurig, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, condiments, fruit tray, chocolates)
• Cozy seating area
• King bed, smart HDTV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, WiFi, ceiling fan with remote, luxury bedding and linens, iron and ironing board, full length mirror, luggage racks, water bottles, bedside radio/clock with 2 outlets and 2 ports for charging your devices.
• Queen bed, smart HDTV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, WiFi, ceiling fan with remote, luxury bedding and linens, full length mirror, luggage rack, water bottles, bedside radio/clock with 2 outlets and 2 ports for charging your devices.
• Full size bathroom with large original soaking tub, custom tile work, luxury towels and amenities, hair dryer.
• Original shower room and dressing room, beautifully renovated with custom tile work, luxury towels and amenities.
• Common spaces include:
*Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and washer and dryer. Small appliances include toaster, mixer, crock pot and electric tea kettle. The basics are kept stocked for your convenience: paper towels, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, foils and plastic wrap, salt and pepper, spices, olive oil, canola oil, sugar and some breakfast items.
*Living room with ample seating, game table, games, smart HDTV with Amazon Prime and Netflix.
*Numerous outdoor gathering spaces for your enjoyment.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Sharman Sherfey
The Bear House is a beautifully restored 6,900 square foot house built in 1890. We have lived here for 25 years, raising our four children and enjoying this small community (St Elmo) within the city. Our long-term plan has been to share this special property as a B&B/Short Term Rental when we retired. We opened as The Bear House in March of 2017. It has been a truly special year and brought great joy sharing The Bear House and meeting so many wonderful guests. Steve and I live on the 1st floor of the house, which is completely separate from the 2nd story listings as well as the basement/lower level listing. In addition, we have the Carriage House with 2 listings. We are proud of The Bear House and think you will have a wonderful stay!
Sharman Sherfey purchased this Apartment in 1992
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming As it Gets
The pictures don't do it justice. Great old house. Sherfey's are great hosts!
So quaint - incredible history - fantastic hosts
This was a lovely, comfortable and stylish property only second to the charm of the hosts
I decided to try and get my five children and four grandchildren together for an extended weekend family outing. I found The Bear House on St. Elmo Avenue. I rented 3 of the units... The Wheland and Workman Wings joined together other upstairs and connected for 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a large common area.....get nice! All of the wings were named after former owners since 1890. The Sherfleys are lovely owners and Steve knew the entire history of the area. Sharman was always smiling and I do not know how since our little 4year old was so excited that she would be running well past 11 every night. Perfect location! Perfect hosts! Definitely child friendly with the big yard and an animal hunt to keep them occupied. Several restaurants within walking distance and downtown was easy to drive to. Paid parking lots everywhere downtown, very easy especially since it took two cars to go everywhere. The Bear House is very close to Chattanooga's main attractions. The house was a beautiful restoration and maintained was maintained better than the top hotel chains. WE LOVED IT!
Perfect place at foot of Lookout Mountain
The Bear House was a perfect base for visiting Chattanooga. The house is beautiful, the owners helpful, and the large 2 bedroom apartment, with access to a shared kitchen was just right for our visit. The little touches were thoughtful, bowls of chocolate and a stocked coffee bar were greatly appreciated. Close to everything in town, will definitely stay again when in town.
Wonderful property and owners!
Perfect spot for visiting Ruby Falls and Rock City. Easy access to downtown and close to shops and places to eat. Will stay again!
It was perfectly laid out, and amazingly comfy beds!
It was fantastic and we really enjoyed our whole stay! We will definitely be staying there again in the future.