1349 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

Friday, July 8, 2016

St Francis Cottage's New Blog!  

Welcome to A View from St Francis Cottage!  When completed we invite you to our place to Rest, Relax, & Restore while traveling or during an opportunity to just get away.  We were blessed with this wonderful piece of property almost 24 years ago, and we want to share its beauty, tranquility, and convenience with those who visit the Chattanooga area.

St Francis Cottage early exterior construction phase

St Francis statue with flowers in Bed and Breakfast garden
Over the next few months we plan to introduce ourselves and give you glimpses into the ideas behind the construction of our new Bed & Breakfast, here in Chattanooga.  We will share recipes; gardening tips; craft project suggestions; photos of various aspects of the new facility; and links to some of our favorite places, events and web sites.

It will be eclectic, informative, casual, and hopefully a bit of fun!  We might even throw in a few video clips.  Chattanooga offers many outstanding things to do and see, from outdoor-based activities to excellent arts and entertainment venues, a bountiful number of good restaurants and plenty of shopping opportunities ranging from "high end" to "never pay retail."  The area is surrounded by natural beauty and man-made attractions for just about every niche interest accommodating the whole family.

Here’s some of the highlights:  An international Ironman competition and a number of Triathlons.  Head of the Hooch, rowing regatta.  Cycling.  Kayaking. Riverbend Music Festival.  Nightfall.  Riverfront Nights.  Southern Brewers Festival.  3 Sisters Music Festival.  Rock City.  Ruby Falls.  Indoor and outdoor climbing and bouldering venues.  Softball Championships.  Lacrosse Championships. Half Marathons.  Full Marathons.  10K and 30K Runs.  Regional and National Soccer Competitions.  State Tennis Championships.  RiverRocks Chattanooga. Lookout Wild Film Festival.  Wine over Water. Chattanooga Brewers Festival.  Tennessee Whiskey Festival.  4 Bridges Arts Festival.  Chattanooga Film Festival.  Main X24.  Moonshine Music and Arts Festival.  And much, much more.  And, that’s just in 2016 with more of the same in 2017.  

Of course, we’ll give you details previewing the bed and breakfast, but our main focus is helping you get to know the area, sharing some tips and tricks, and, maybe most importantly passing on some of our favorite recipes and recipe sites.  The last few years have been a great adventure that in many ways is just beginning. Our necessary homework is complete so we can get St Francis Cottage “off the ground.”  We invite you to look over our shoulder at the result! 

We hope you’ll follow along, visit the blog often, and help us with what you’d like to know more about.

So, that will be the View from St Francis Cottage!

-       Wallace & Nancy


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Barbara, and we hope all is going well there in Spring City with you, Kevin and your sweet sons! I can't imagine how much they've grown. Hope to see you soon! Nancy and Wallace

  2. We are looking forward to staying at your B&B.

    1. The amazing Great Racers are more than welcome, at any time. Can't wait to meet you! Nancy