New Bear House Listing! 1 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 6,500square 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.
Delightful and comfortable visit.
Lilly's Loft at Historic Bear House was truly a gem. From location to decor, it made our stay easy and enjoyable. The property itself was amazing, from the enticing gardens to the shaded and comfortable areas for coffee outdoors in the morning. Lilly's Loft was tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable and secure. It was so nice we grew attached to it. Steve and Sharman saw to it that we had everything we needed to make our stay complete. They had plentiful stocks of fresh fruits, candies, snacks, various coffees and tea, custom soaps and other essentials in place and waiting for us upon arrival. They both went out of their way to make our stay special and provided us with useful information before we even arrived. Many fine dining establishments and attractions such as 1885 and the Look Out Mountain Incline Railway were within easy and pleasant walking distance. If you preferred to stay in for a meal, the kitchen had every appliance, utensil, spice and condiment needed to prepare anything from a snack to a full sit down dinner. Thank you Steve and Sharman for making our Chattanooga visit so memorable. We would certainly stay again.
What a truly fantastic find. I’ve been to Chattanooga before, though I’ve usually stayed in a hotel. This time I decided to a place using this service and it was worth it.
Pretty easy to find, they send the correct address to use on your navigation app. Parking could be a slight challenge based on how busy they are, though not a big problem. Stayed in the loft - absolutely charming and quiet. Easy to get around and into Chattanooga.
Can’t wait to come back!
A great place to stay
We appreciated the tips about the area -- restaurants, vacation guides, advice on green walk, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would consider staying again during a future trip.
Great property, relaxing and cozy and filled with all your basic needs. Close to lots of great attractions, food and the neighbourhood was adorable.
The accommodations were great!
Thanks for choosing to stay with us here at The Bear House. Please come again anytime!
Wonderful property with everything you need and more. Super clean and decorated so cute. Many things to do within walking distance. Hosts were very accommodating. The only downside to this place is the low ceilings and the very tiny bathroom. I’m a petite person and had a difficult time maneuvering in front of the mirror with the blow dryer without cracking my elbows on the shelves. Not a deal breaker, would definitely stay again.
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. All the ceilings are 7' tall with the exception of the sun room that you walk into from the deck entrance. It is a sloped ceiling about 6' 4”-6’8”. The bathroom is a smaller full bath due to the historic layout of the Carriage House. Please come again anytime!