One of the oldest hotels overlooking Chattanooga has been sold and the new owners plan to renovate the historic inn by next summer.
The Sky Harbor Court, built on the side of Lookout Mountain in 1935, was sold Monday to an undisclosed buyer who plans to renovate the hotel's seven rooms and enhance the landscaping of the complex, according to Charles Clements of The James Co. Real Estate Brokers and Development Co. Clements said the new owners are part of a "prominent local hospitality company," but he declined to identify the buyers.
"The new owners will be making renovations to the rooms and the landscaping, which will enhance curb appeal for guests and local residents," Clements said. "When completed, the property will provide a premium quality of accommodations and service for the Chattanooga area. "
The hotel, which was built before construction of Interstate 24, remained in the same family for more than 50 years and has included from seven to 12 rooms at various times, each overlooking the Moccasin Bend turn in the Tennessee River. Sky Harbor Court was purchased in 1995 by Steve and Patsy Evans, who rehabilitated the hotel and served as its innkeepers for the past two decades.
The hotel is located right off Scenic Highway, minutes to all the attractions of Lookout Mountain, including Rock City, Ruby Falls, and The Incline Railway.