As previously stated, I LOVE Chattanooga. I love everything about it...the mountains, Sugar's Barbecue Restaurant, the pedestrian bridge (my fave), the cool shops, the gorgeous downtown, the fantastic aquarium. I am just a huge fan! :) So we stop there for an overnighter whenever we can, usually on our way back from Florida.
This time, we were both a little under the weather with colds from the grandkids, so we didn't do as much walking as we normally do. But we stayed at our favorite place...the Delta Queen!
The ship is docked now, as required by Tennessee law in order to be used as a hotel. But it's just beautiful! It's docked right downtown Chattanooga, very close to the pedestrian bridge, so you can easily get over to the downtown area. Once we get there, we normally park the car and walk everywhere we want to go.
The view from our room was incredible. To the left is a wonderful view of my pedestrian bridge. The rooms are small, and there's no TV, no phone, which we actually love.
The interior is filled with antiques and history. You could spend an entire day just wondering around, reading plaques and scrapbooks about the ship and who has stayed on it. It has a grand staircase that sooo makes me want to put on an evening gown and heels so I can float down those beautiful stairs. (And there are NOT many things that make me want to wear heels....ever!!!)
And I have to add, that they have by far THE most comfortable beds I've ever slept on in a hotel. Seriously!