You Can Rent a Floating Cabin on the Tennessee River and Watch the Sunset From Your Private Deck

published Jan 22, 2020
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If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, renting a floating cabin and watching the sunset on the Tennessee River might be a winner.

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hales Bar Marina & Resort offers up cabin rentals that bob on Lake Nickajack. The colorful array of buildings are all situated next to one another, and the interiors are decked out in wooden touches and have all the amenities for a comfortable stay. 

The property accommodates different party sizes with an option of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom cabins. While the sleeping quarters might vary, each one has a kitchenette complete with a microwave, mini-fridge, toaster oven, coffee pot, double burner, dishes and cookware. Linens and towels are provided, and each one comes with a private deck for those sunset viewings. 

In addition to the floating cabins, there are also cabins on the ground for those who prefer sleeping on land over sea. And don’t worry, you still get lakeside views from the elevated deck. There are also reserved campgrounds for those arriving in an RV, and you can choose to park in the waterfront area or further back. 

Guests on the property can take advantage of multiple onsite activities. If you’re staying in a floating cabin, you can cast your fishing rod on the private deck, or anyone staying on the property can go to the main dock for a day of fishing. Also, there’s the option to rent a boat at the marina, and you can pick between a double decker pontoon boat (8-hour rental and fits up to 14 people) or the open deck boat (all-day rental and fits up to 6 people). 

Hales Bar Marina & Resort is 15 miles from downtown Chattanooga and about 2 hours from Nashville, so those looking to take a rest from resting and experience the cities can easily do so, too. The best of both worlds! 

Now through March 31, you can book a floating cabin between $99-$199 and a land cabin between $99-$179. For the summer season, prices do go up. Check out all your options on their pricing page here, and be sure to take some sunset photos!