Suite offers: Try these staycation packages at Chattanooga’s boutique accommodations

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Tired of looking at the same four walls day in and day out but not ready to take the plunge beyond the city limits? Perhaps a stay at one of the Chattanooga boutique hotels is just the thing to recharge your batteries. Since vacation travel has decreased dramatically due to the pandemic, many hotels in the area are offering specials and packages suitable for hometown folks who want a change of scene.

Bode Chattanooga, which opened a year ago in the centuries-old former Clemons Building on Chestnut Street, has an Extend deal that treats guests at discounted rates. Three- and four-night stays in one-bedroom suites start at $ 512.86 for all three nights or $ 576.87 for all four nights.

Bode has a bar with craft cocktails and a nice wine list. a café where you can also buy nibbles; a small market for snacks, sodas, beer, wine, and sundries; and 54 one, two, and three bedroom suites, all with large kitchens so you can bring your own groceries and prepare some of your own meals to save some batter.

Some suites even have bunk beds and ping pong tables, making the experience all the more fun for kids. There’s also a relaxation area where the kids can play pent-up energy to play pool, ping pong, free table shuffleboard, or arcade games that cost $ 1. The property is also within walking distance of the Creative Discovery Museum and the Tennessee Aquarium.

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While Bode doesn’t have a full-service restaurant, it’s across from West Village restaurants on Eighth Street and Chestnut Street, including Easy Bistro, Old Gilman Grill, and Citron de Sel.

Local doctor Katie Gooden recently stayed with her 6-year-old daughter Emily and gave the doctor a good time with her daughter – walking across Walnut Street Bridge, shopping along Frazier Avenue and watching movies together in her room.

“I’m comfortable with the Chattanoogans and Chattanooga’s approach to security,” she says. “And it seemed like a sensible and safe way to take a short break. The places we’ve been did a great job of masking and keeping our distance, and we did our part too.”

Chattanoogan Mary Miller Burton misses out on trips out of town. “In these stressful times, we need travel and exploration more than ever,” she says. “Staycations were the antidote to pandemic burnout, so that’s probably what I enjoyed the most. It was exactly what I needed to survive.”

Hotels follow the guidelines of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, but many go a few steps further to ensure the safety of employees and guests.

For example, Bode check-in is contactless – you don’t check in at reception. Everything is done by code on your mobile phone. In addition, the kitchens can be filled with drinks and snacks before guests arrive. So if you don’t want to get in touch with anyone during your stay, it is entirely possible.

According to the latest figures from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, city hotels are hardest hit because of the pandemic. In many cities, the occupancy rate is 38 percent, well below the national average. In Hamilton County, the epidemic has impacted tourism with nearly 45% less tourism spending than in previous years, says Barry White, CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“Staying with your immediate or extended family and friends is a way to support the local tourism industry,” he continues.

For Staycationers, it’s an excellent way to take full advantage of a vacation without having to travel far. In return, the money spent on local short breaks helps boost the city’s economy and makes staying there a win-win situation. Check out other suggestions for hotels that offer accommodation packages in the Chattanooga area.

Staff photo by Robin Rudd / The Moxy Hotel has suffered a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel industry lost guests and jobs in the coronavirus crisis.

The Moxy, 1220 King St.

The dining, entertainment and walkability of the Southside area have attracted locals to The Moxy in recent months, says Kacey Swindell, sales director. “Many have combined a dinner reservation at one of their favorite restaurants like Alleia, St. John’s or Main Street Meats with a hotel stay,” she says. However, if you don’t want to eat out, the kitchen is open 24 hours, seven days a week and the bar is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. The hotel has a lively atmosphere that might not be the best for kids but if your looking for a fun night out you have found it.

* Follow the Flock is a popular staycation package. Just follow Moxy on Instagram and get a keychain for 15% off your room and bar tab. On subsequent visits, flash the keychain for the same listing. The package includes a welcome cocktail or a cocktail.

* Eat, Play and Love is a package all about romance. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy a welcome cocktail, box of chocolates, bottle of champagne, and $ 40 food and drink credit. If you’ve been partying late into the night, you’ll appreciate the 1pm late checkout that this package offers.

* Package prices start at $ 109 per night.

* To book: marriott.com or 423-664-1180.

Virus Precautions: Moxy is a distinctive Select Marriott property and follows the guidelines of Marriott and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Moxy Chattanooga has been the brand’s number one for cleanliness since early 2019.

some textA stay at the Riverview Inn by the side of Lookout Mountain can include making S’Mores and enjoying a hot cup of cocoa by the blazing fire on an autumn evening. / Contributed photo of the Riverview Inn

Riverview Inn, 2159 Old Wauhatchie Pike

The Riverview Inn was built in 1935 and renovated only last year. It is a resort-style inn located on the Lookout Mountain side with excellent panoramic views of the city and river. After hiking or biking the nearby mountain trails during the day, or the kids riding to the nearby Rock City or running to Ruby Falls, rejuvenate in the heated pool, warm your toes by the blazing fire, and make S ‘Mores. Sit back and enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine in an old-fashioned rocking chair on your balcony.

* Autumn Brilliance is a two night package that includes savings. Book two nights in a row by November 18th and receive a 25% discount on regular prices. Packages start at $ 300 for a two night stay plus tax. A hot breakfast and WiFi are included. So bring your laptop and make it a working place to stay.

* To book: StayAtRiverViewInn.com or call 423-821-8619.

Virus Precautions: Riverview Inn has improved hygiene beyond normal cleaning practices, says innkeeper Jonathan Ryan. All surfaces are cleaned several times a day, and staff are checked daily and are required to wear masks. As per local law, all guests must have face covering in order to enter an enclosed common or public space on the property. All breakfast items are individually packaged in single portions. The pool area can accommodate 10 people.

some textThis 2018 employee file photo shows the Read House in downtown Chattanooga after a recent $ 25 million renovation of the luxury hotel was completed. / Photo of the employee file

The Read House, 107 WML King Blvd.

The oldest downtown hotel underwent a top-to-toe redesign in 2018 and now has 241 guest rooms, including Room # 311, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of Annalisa Netherly, who, according to legend, was beheaded by a jealous lover in the 1920s . She’s been floating around for almost 100 years now, and you can stay in space with her, but you may not get much work done. If you hope to get some work done during your stay, reserve the Remote Office suite, which is designed for those who are now able to work or study remotely due to the current climate.

“We hope it will be attractive to local guests who need a new ‘landscape’ by offering package components that are valuable to their needs,” said Kris Altman, chief marketing officer. “Since many schools offer remote classrooms, we naturally hope that this offer opens the doors not only to professionals, but to the whole family.”

Children and adults alike will enjoy the indoor pool – social distancing guidelines must be followed. The Read House has two restaurants: the bar and the billiards room with daily happy hour offers for food and drinks from 3pm to 7pm. and Bridgeman’s Chophouse with a variety of fish and steaks.

* Remote Office weekday packages offer early check-in and late check-out. free gigabit WiFi; and a daily balance of $ 25. Prices start at $ 139 per night.

* To book: thereadhousehotel.com or 423-266-4121.

* Virus Precautions: Masks are mandatory in public areas of the hotel. The maximum hotel occupancy limits the number of guests who can stay overnight. The public areas are cleaned at least once an hour and the rooms are cleaned, thoroughly cleaned and sealed after each stay. There is no bell service or cleaning service in the room. Employees are not allowed to enter rooms during the guests’ stay.

some textIn this employee photo from 2018, Whitebird host Catie Crawford works at her station at the Edwin Hotel. / Photo of the employee file

The Edwin, 102 Walnut St.

With a Catbird seat on the Tennessee River overlooking the historic Walnut Street Bridge, the Edwin is a stay to remember. Go to the Bluff View Art District and stroll through the sculpture garden. attend an exhibition at the Hunter Museum of American Art; Or see Anna Safley Houston’s fantastic glass collection at the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. All of this just a stone’s throw from The Edwin.

* The Family Adventure Package is an experience that includes a guided tour of the Lula Lake Land Trust with its waterfalls and lake guides, snacks, water and towels for up to two adults and two children. You will also receive a meal voucher worth 30 USD for breakfast at Provisions Coffee and a gift for muscle therapy in the hotel’s Ama Spa. The package is available Monday through Thursday through December with selected blackout dates and must be booked 14 days in advance. Prices start at $ 519 per family.

* To book: theedwinhotel.com or 423-713-5900.

* Virus precautions: In addition to disinfecting all hard surfaces and masked staff, there is no room cleaning or room service during your stay. However, you can also have dinner from Whitebird, the hotel’s main restaurant, to your room.

Email Anne Braly at abraly@timesfreepress.com.

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