Hiking in Chattanooga
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Spaces to Unplug in and Around Chattanooga

Looking for a silent retreat? Check out secluded vacation spots for an unplugged vacation in and around Chattanooga.

Trade in Wi-Fi signals for starlit skies and city lights for the flickering glow of a campfire. In a world constantly buzzing with activity, take a step back and reconnect on a quiet unplugged vacation in Chattanooga. With off-grid vacation rentals, hiking and waterfalls, it’s the perfect secluded vacation spot. Read below for your ideal silent retreat near Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Scenic City.

Off-Grid Vacation Rentals 

Bolt Farm Treehouse - Whitwell 

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Nestled amidst luxurious natural surroundings, Bolt Farm Treehouse offers an exclusive adults-only escape, where each visit promises a deeper connection with your loved ones. Wake up to breathtaking views and unwind under the stars. Explore 2.5 miles of nature trails, savor mountaintop campfires, indulge in in-room massages, relish private chef experiences and embark on scenic train rides with the Tennessee Valley Railroad.

The Glampourous Yurt - Chattanooga

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Indulge in glamorous camping at the Glamporous Yurt, nestled off-the-grid on a picturesque farm. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Chattanooga, guests can revel in the tranquility while still being close to city comforts. With limited power from a solar panel and amenities including an outdoor shower, tub, and toilet, this rustic glamping experience offers simplicity at its finest. If you prefer cooking over an open flame, admiring mountain vistas from your tent, and camping alongside friendly farm animals, then look no further – this is your idyllic retreat.

Pot Point Cabin - Chattanooga 

Located on over 400 acres of pristine natural landscapes along the picturesque Tennessee River, Pot Point Cabin beckons you to its historic embrace. Dating back to 1835, this charming retreat was meticulously crafted from hand-hewn logs and salvaged planks from flat boats lost to the tumultuous waters of the "Boiling Pot" rapid. With its proximity to the Pot Point Nature Loop and Ritchie Hollow hiking trails, it offers an idyllic sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Secluded Vacation Spots 

Booker T. Washington State Park - Chattanooga

Some experts say watching the sunrise or sunset can help you sleep better. Whether it is or not, it doesn’t hurt to give it a go at Booker T. Washington State Park, which can give some incredible views with the sun on the horizon over Chickamauga Lake. If you have more time and are so inclined, stay for some excellent fishing opportunities on this Bill Dance Signature Lake.

Lookout Winery - Guild

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Who says you have to be alone to unplug? Grab a group of friends, turn off your phones and head out to Lookout Winery for some excellent handcrafted vino made from California grapes. Pair your wine with traditionally made gourmet wood-fired pizzas created from imported Italian ingredients. You and your group will love this incredible venue overlooking stunning sunsets, three state mountains and the Tennessee River at Nickajack lake.

Unplugged Hiking Spots

There’s nothing like a hike to help you work out the kinks in your mind, and around Chattanooga there is an incredible array of hiking choices. For a challenge with a waterfall, check out the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park. The Cumberland Trail in Cumberland Trail State Park offers a lengthy but moderate 8.9-mile hike with Mullens Cove Loop. And, the Benton Falls Trail in the Cherokee National Forest gives that waterfall experience with an easier trek. If you’re only up for a stroll, you can’t go wrong with the Tennessee River Walk.

Paddle the Ocoee

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Get set for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on the Ocoee River. With knowledgeable guides and options for all skill levels, you'll experience safe and unforgettable adventures. Explore different parts of the river or opt for a full 23-mile journey through Ocoee Scenic River State Park, where you can also enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking and nature photography.

Rock Climbing

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On the western side of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Sunset Rock boasts some of Tennessee's premier traditional climbing spots. Steeped in history, this area served as a pivotal vantage point during the Civil War's Battle of Chattanooga. Today, it's revered as a top tier climbing destination, offering a range of traditional routes suitable for both beginners and seasoned climbers alike. If you prefer an indoor adventure, check out High Point Climbing & Fitness in downtown Chattanooga. With 30,000 square feet of climbing inside and outside, it’s sure to help you focus on the here and now.

The Book & Cover - Chattanooga

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Bring on the cozy vibes at the delightful bookstore The Book & Cover. Grab a cup of espresso at their in-store coffee shop as you stroll in and take your time browsing for that perfect book to snuggle up with later. Can't wait to dive into your pick? Score a spot in the sunroom, soak up some rays and start reading on the spot.

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