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Visit to a Garden on top the Mountains

For someone from Florida the hills of Tennessee can seem to be mountains.

A little over a week I journeyed to Tennessee to a highly anticipated conference. Rather than driving many hours straight there I decided we would take our time along the way. Sometimes it is the journey more than the destination you know.

After spending the night in Perry, GA for my cousins’ wedding we headed north to Tennessee. Only a few hours away I had found a place on top of Lookout Mountain to stay. Sight unseen beyond their website,  I was nervous to find a bed and breakfast on the mountainside.

White knuckled I drove up the side of the mountain  (not really but the hill took concentration for this Florida boy). Winding roads and narrow turn up the mountain we drove. My wife enjoyed the scenery as I watched the road. Memories of my visit as a child flooded my mind as I tried not to look over the side.

Tired from all the down shifting we arrived at our evening stay. Tucked away in the midst of trees was the The Garden Walk Bed & Breakfast Inn.The Garden Walk Bed &Breakfast Inn

We were welcomed by the hostess as we checked in. She graciously upgraded our room from a queen to a king as I left my  gift card behind. We were led back among the bungalows to our stay for the night.

After unloading we took in the sites of Ruby Falls and ate dinner in downtown Chattanooga. We walked the longest pedestrian expansion bridge and checked out the Moon Pie General Store. Full on local eatery and nostalgia we returned to our bungalow in the mountains and trees.

We took a walk around the grounds catching fireflies along the way. They lit our path as we went to get the WiFi password for our stay.

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ~ Victor Hugo

In the morning we were greeted with coffee and OJ. Our breakfast on the patio was delicious and homemade. Filling our bellies with blueberry pancakes, sausage and rice casserole with water chestnuts and more to prepare for the days journeys.

We visited Rock City and said a prayer over the seven states we saw from on high. From the top of the mountain we could see far and wide.

Once we took in the sites and all the gnomes of Rock City, we hit the road to continue our Tennessee journey, next place to see Dandridge Tn.

I hope you have a chance to check out The Garden Walk Bed & Breakfast Inn when you visit Lookout Mountain, TN. Have you been to Ruby Falls or Rock City? Would love to hear about your journey below.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

4 Replies

  1. Candace Crosby

    Loved the pictures you shared with Greg and I. It seems to be a lovely and tranquil abode away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will be sure and look up The Garden Walk Bed & Breakfast Inn if we make it back to Tennessee!

    1. Great little hideaway in the mountains, Well worth the trip.

  2. I have been to Rock City and Ruby Falls once, years ago. It is really cool to see 7 states at once.

    1. Absolutely, said a little prayer while up there, all 50 states could use it but had 7 in my sights. Thanks for commenting Jill!