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The Bear House 1890 (Sherfey Suite) Perfect Location! Stunning 1BR Apt

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 BA, Close To Everything, First Class Property

We invite you to come stay with us in our beautiful 1 bedroom apartment, the Sherfey Suite, for an unforgettable stay in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This cozy apartment is located in the Carriage House on our beloved property, The Bear House.

We are located within 2 blocks of the St Elmo Business District, with the Lookout Mountain Railway Incline, 6 local restaurants, ice cream shop, coffee shop, coffee roaster, massage therapists, flower shops, grocery store and more. We are within 3 miles or less from all the tourist attractions downtown and on Lookout Mountain, including the 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 Chattanooga and 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 first floor Sherfey Suite, our bright and cheery Carriage House apartment, offers historic charm with modern-day amenities. The individually appointed apartment boasts luxurious bedding and bath, hand picked furnishings and artwork, a fully equipped kitchen and hospitality center, sunny and comfortable living area, free high speed Wifi, Smart HDTV, and many other special touches to make your stay comfortable. Beverages, 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, 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.

The Sherfey Suite includes:

**High quality, fully equipped small kitchen with electric stove, microwave, refrigerator. Small appliances include toaster, mixer, and crock pot. The hospitality center comes equipped with Keurig and a well stocked variety of coffee, teas and hot chocolate and related condiments. 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.

**Beautiful living room with ample seating, dining, games, high speed Wifi, large smart HDTV with Amazon Prime and Netflix - a wonderful gathering space for you to relax and enjoy your visit.

**Resource center in living room with office supplies, vacations guides, reading materials.

**Queen bed, 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, Smart TV with Amazon Prime and Netflix.

**Spacious full size bathroom with bathtub/shower combination (rain head faucet), hair dryer, and specialty toiletries from nationally known local store Good Fortune (soaps, body wash, bath salts, lotion), luxury towels and numerous amenities.

**Separate laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer. (shared with one other space, the Stinson Suite).

**Numerous shared outdoor gathering spaces for your relaxation and enjoyment.

More Details

Sharman Sherfey
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Sharman Sherfey

The Bear House is a beautifully restored property with the 6,500 sq ft main house and 2,000 sq ft Carriage house. 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 main 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 1890 property and think you will have a wonderful stay!

Sharman Sherfey purchased this apartment in 1992


St. Elmo Improvement League Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The spacious bathroom is renovated with high end fixtures and stocked with amenities. There are 2 mirrored areas for 2 people to get ready at the same time..Private toilet closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a large Smart HDTV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, reading nook, high end furnishings, luxury bedding and linens, radio/clock with 2 outlets and 2 ports.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Bear House 1890 (Sherfey Suite) Perfect Location! Stunning 1BR Apt
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful, quiet, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful experience. The Bear House had all we would have wanted to enjoy our stay. A Keurig with great coffee and cookware that was immaculate. There was great hiking and history nearby that we enjoyed and what was even better was returning to the quiet and peaceful retreat of Sherfey Suite. Despite the really chilly temperatures, the gas fireplace helped keep us warm. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Bear House is a super place to stay, much better than a hotel. Our one bedroom in the carriage house was adorable. Cozy, quaint, clean and tastefully decorated. The bedroom is a tight fit with the bed but not a problem. Just like all the other reviews, the linens, towels, toiletries were top quality. We found a gem of a place and will stay here each visit. Owners are delightful.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great stay and close to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sherfey Suite! The home is comfortable and very well appointed with almost anything you could possibly need! Many thanks for the Sherfey's for their hospitality. The Bear house location is perfect, near great hiking trails and Chattanooga historical sites, and just a short ride to down town. We will definitely stay here again when we return!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little apartment and the Bear House. The area is quiet and very close to everything! There is a coffee shop and eateries within walking distance and a short drive to local attractions and downtown Chattanooga. Easy to find and access from every location we visited. The grounds are kept in very good order with little gardens and cozy places to sit outside and relax. The accommodations were exceptionally clean and inviting. We loved the little extra touches. There was a wonderful selection of coffee and creamer, and also some chamomile tea for relaxing. Loved the bath and body products from a local supplier! The hosts were extra friendly and courteous! We enjoyed visiting and talking with them! Thanks so much for your hospitality! We will definitely be staying with them again when visiting Chattanooga!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood Ranch, Fl

Adorable Little House in St. Elmo

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sherfey Suite! The little house had everything you could possibly need from kitchen equipment/dishes, to toiletries, to the coffee bar! We were very comfortable in the suite, and enjoyed every minute of it! Our hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed being located so close to everything in Chattanooga. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay while we visited Chattanooga! :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and comfortable space

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here was all that we could ask for. The owners were very helpful and provided lots of information about the area. My husband and I especially enjoyed the huge selection of TV channels and large screen television. The bathroom area was nice and the shower was great. We did not use the kitchen area except to make coffee. A garden area was special and we enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
CHA (Chattanooga)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
1885 Grill, The Tap House
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Moccasin Bend Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
1885 Grill, Mojo Burrito, Purple Daisy, Mr T's,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.