2 BR, 1 BA, Downtown (St. Elmo), First Class Property
Steve and Sharman Sherfey
About Steve and 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!
Steve and Sharman Sherfey purchased this Apartment in 1992
What makes this Apartment unique
Beautifully restored 120 year old house and additional Carriage house with beautiful grounds. A rare opportunity to stay in a special historic property that adds to your trip experience; much more than simply a place to spend the night! One of the best locations for a trip to Chattanooga.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We enjoyed our stay! The property is exactly as advertised.
Great Stay at Bearhouse
This property is great! Well located, close to all attraction. There is setting areas all over the property. Everything is very well maintain and neat. We just loved our stay and would recommend staying to anyone. Mrs. Sherfey even picked blackberries from on site vine made cobbler and sent down to us. (you won't get that just anywhere)
Enjoyed our stay, wish we had the time to stay longer!
Great property and great alternative to downtown hotels
So glad we chose the Bear House. It has a great location in the Lookout Mtn area, walking distance to the inclined railway and restaurants. Wonderful old house and grounds, our daughter was able to chase fireflies and have a scavenger hunt. The basement suite allowed us to spread out and really relax during our stay in Chattanooga.
Very clean. Has EVERYTHING you need and more. Beds are very comfortable. Slept better than any hotel.
If you are older or physically challenged, this may not be the place for you. It is in the basement with a narrow set of stairs. Also, the shower can be tricky due to the way the tub sits. Not a big deal, just something to consider. Sharmen is so nice. We did not meet Steve, but I'm sure he is just as great.
Thank you for your review. We have tried to keep the historic ambiance with modern updates in all of our apartments here at The Bear House. We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay. We want you to feel at home.
Yes, all but one of our rentals at The Bear House has stairs. The stairs down to Stinson Suite are standard steps and up to code measuring with a 7” rise. If stairs are an issue for you, Sherfey Suite (one bedroom apartment) in the Carriage House would be the best fit. There are 10 steps down to the Stinson Suite apartment. Inside the rental there is one step up into one bedroom, no steps to the second bedroom and one step up to the bathtub due to the historic vernacular of the apartment.
Your visit is much appreciated. Come back anytime!
We stayed here for the IM 70.3 race and it was prime location for my wife and daughter to see me pass by at mile 5. We met Steve first thing and he gave us a tour of the unit and a brief history lesson of the area and the property which was super interesting. The unit itself was well stocked with kitchen supplies, plenty of towels in the bathroom, comfortable beds and chocolates and bottled water in every room. Outdoor area access as well for an enjoyable evening dinner outside. Big yard as well where our 20month daughter could go on their "scavenger hunt" for lawn figurines that she surly enjoyed. Could not have asked for a better place to stay during our trip and will definitely stay again!
Note: this unit is only accessible via stairs as well as stairs into the bedrooms and bathroom into shower and tub.