2 BR, 1.5 BA, Downtown (St. Elmo), First Class Property
About Sharman Sherfey
The Bear House is a beautifully restored 6,900 square foot house built in 1890. 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 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 and think you will have a wonderful stay!
Sharman Sherfey purchased this Apartment in 1992
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The Bear House is top notch!
You know how every vacation rental you get has that non-stick pan in the kitchen that’s all scratched up? That is most assuredly NOT the case here! Everything is top notch! A well equipped kitchen, all the housekeeping basics, and comfy towels and beds all await you at The Bear House.
Sharman is a joy to deal with, and the property is magnificent! The owners live on site, and you can see the love and work they put into their place. The location is fantastic, you can walk to the Incline Railway, the grocery store, and several restaurants.
You won’t want to leave, at least my daughter and I didn’t!
Our stay in The Bear House (Whelan's Wing) was amazing! The location is close to sights and shopping. The property is well-maintained. Our wing was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The beds are so comfortable! The Sherfeys are responsive and helpful hosts. They seem to have thought of everything (the local treats were so nice to find upon checking in). Amazing!
This unit is very nice and is as advertised. It is clean and comfortable. Easy access to activities in Chattanooga by car or by bus. The unit is well furnished and stocked with coffee and other items. A great place to stay.
Thanks for choosing to stay with us here at The Bear House! We love being able to provide snacks and Local Soaps for our guest to make it extra special. We do love our location as well. Please come again anytime!
Great place to stay. Great customer service. Very friendly and welcoming.
The only thing I would say that could be a negative point was the shared living room and kitchen. For us, it was not that big of a deal since the owners adjusted our potential neighbors for the week into another unit. Thank you. Great place to stay for a week. next time we are in the area, we will stay there again.
Thanks for choosing to stay with us here at The Bear House. We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay. Yes, as it is explained in the description, Wheland Wing shares the main kitchen and living room with Workman Wing only due to the historic layout of The Bear House. Wheland Wing is a private locked wing that includes 2 bedrooms (each with own TV), 1 full bath, kitchenette type area including keurig, microwave, mini fridge, dining for 4 and other sitting area for 2. If you prefer not to share a main kitchen and living room with another guest there is the option to rent both wings, known as Johnson Retreat, or our other 2 bedroom listing Stinson Suite (daylight basement apartment). Please come back anytime!
Steve and Sharman were excellent
I loved staying at the Bear House with Steve and Sharman. They were excellent hosts. I noticed that the wifi hadn't been working and as soon as I notified them Steve was on the phone with the cable company and had it fixed right away! The house was so unique and we loved how easy it was to get in and out of downtown Chattanooga. The area where the house is is at the base of Lookout Mountain and ver easy access to all points on the Mountain as well. The little downtown of St. Elmo was great as well. I would love to stay with Steve and Sharman on my next trip back to Chattanooga anytime. They thought of everything complimentary snacks, coffee, extra linens, locally made soaps, and so much more.
Thank you for your review. We have tried to keep the historic with modern updates in all of our apartments here at The Bear House as the spaces were being renovated. The main house was built in 1890 and the Carriage House in 1900. We love being able to provide snacks and Local Soaps for our guest to make it extra special. We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay at The Bear House. Unfortunately, we had some bad weather messing up our wifi. Thank you for notifying us of the issue because we like to remedy an issues right away for our guest. We do love our location as well. It's perfect for a trip to Chattanooga. Please come again anytime!
The property is both comfortable and beautiful inside and out, the location was excellent and the Sherfey's are wonderful hosts. We truly enjoyed our stay!
Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again anytime!