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Iris at RiverView Inn
Iris at RiverView Inn

About Us

Welcome to Chattanooga's Mountain Cottage Hotel, The RiverView Inn!

Built in 1935, the inn has played a part of America’s enduring legacy of roadside attractions and motor courts for more than 80 years. Nestled on the side of historic Lookout Mountain, RiverView Inn is conveniently located minutes from world-famous Ruby Falls, Rock City Gardens, and the Incline Railway. We are a small mountain hotel, offering an intimate, private setting with beautiful views. Convenient to hiking/biking trails and the Tennessee River, we are the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to stay close to their next adventure.

During your stay here we hope you’ll take time to relax, take in the panoramic views, unwind, connect with nature and allow the enchantment of RiverView Inn and Lookout Mountain to transport you back to a simpler time of a bygone era.

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Check-in Policy:

RiverView Inn welcomes you to check in between the hours of 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. If your travel itinerary prevents you from arriving prior to 9:00 pm, when our office closes, you may make arrangements for after-hours check-in by calling our front desk prior to 8:00 pm on the day of your arrival at 423-821-8619.

It is the responsibility of our guests to notify us if an after-hours check-in is needed, as we cannot guarantee a RiverView Inn Guest Experience Specialist will be on-site after office hours.

Cancellation Policy: 

Should your plans change, you may cancel your reservation without penalty up until 48 hours prior to check-in. Should you cancel within 48 hours of check-in, a cancellation fee of 50% of your reservation will be charged to the card on file.

To cancel, please call us during our regular office hours of 3:00 pm- 9:00 pm est.


Some important notes to enhance your time as our guest:

  • We are located in the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Lookout Mountain reaches an elevation of 2,388 feet, we are at approximately 900 ft.
  • Check-out is at 11:00 am, keys may be placed in the key drop, next to the office.
  • Late Check-out is available upon request. A $25.00 late check-out convenience fee will be added to your portfolio. 
  • RiverView Inn is a SMOKE-FREE property. Smoking is only permitted on the National Park Service parking lot across from the pool. A cleaning fee of $250 will be charged for smoking in the room or balcony.
  • Enjoy our heated pool open seasonally, April - late fall. Guests swim at their own risk, and RiverView Inn will not be held responsible for any injuries while using RVI facilities. Towels are available on the pool deck. 
  • Vending (ice and sodas) are available 24 hours.
  • Extra towels and toiletry items are available at the office upon request.
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergency assistance please call or stop by the office. 
  • Children must be 12 years of age or older. 
  • Service dogs are welcome, pets are NOT allowed. 



From Eastbound Interstate 24: Take exit 174. Turn right onto Cummings Hwy. (Hwy. 41). Stay on Cummings Hwy. approximately 3 miles. Watch for Lookout Mtn./Ruby Falls sign on the right pointing to a little road. Turn right here. You will immediately come to a stop sign. Turn left at stop sign onto Old Wauhatchie Pike. Go up a curvy road to the next stop sign (approx. 1 mile). At this intersection, you will see the RiverView Inn sign straight ahead. Go straight through this intersection. You will pass the Innkeeper’s Residence and then come to the RiverView Inn parking lot. The office is at the left side of the courtyard when facing the view.

From Interstate 75 North and South/Westbound Interstate 24: Take exit 178 from I 24-W (ramp marked Lookout Mtn.). Go straight through the stop sign. Turn left at the traffic light onto Broad Street. At the foot of Lookout Mtn. get in the lane directing you to Ruby Falls. This will take you onto Cummings Hwy. From the railroad overpass, you will drive 7/10 of a mile to Scenic Hwy. where you will turn left. This is also the road to Ruby Falls. The next street to the left you will see the RiverView Inn sign. Turn left at the sign onto Old Wauhatchie Pike. You will pass the Innkeeper’s Residence and then come to the RiverView Inn parking lot. The office is at the left side of the courtyard when facing the view.

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