Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Delta Queen Riverboat Hotel and Lelia's Tea Room

Our family has stayed overnight in lovely hotels and quaint places over the years.
The Delta Queen Riverboat Hotel ranks among the most memorable for AJ and princess KJ.
I am so glad I found this hotel in my online travel planning.
GJ, the hubby, and I have many memories of the Delta Queen when it was an active steamboat in Cincinnati, and when it raced against the Belle of Louisville for years during the Kentucky Derby festivities.

There are no phones or TVs in the cabins aboard the Delta Queen.
There are, however, many board games, books, and

many antiques, beautiful dark wood and brass trim, and fresh flower arrangements throughout.  
Staying in a stateroom on the historic Delta Queen, moored at Coolidge Park Landing
 in the middle of downtown Chattanooga,
is like being in a long-ago era.  

Prior to leaving home, I discovered a new Chattanooga tea room listing.
Lelia's Tea Room is located on the main deck across from the lobby of the hotel.
Sadly, it is not open on Tuesdays, the day we were there.
But, I called the owner, Deena, and spoke with her about the tea room.
Lelia's currently serves afternoon tea on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

This is a pleasant setting for afternoon tea!

This spring break was all about making memories with the children.

More fun to come, including another tea room visit, and another city....


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Can I go with you next year on summer break vacation?! Your trip just gets better and better with each new day!! The Delta Queen reminds me of what it must have been like on the Titanic...well, perhaps a bit more simpler...but oh so beautiful! Wish you could have enjoyed afternoon tea...maybe next year?!


Patsy said...

Luckly you I always wanted to take a trip on the Delta Queen.
A perfect place for southern Tea.

Angela McRae said...

Oh my goodness, I want to go there for a stay and for tea! Must check out ... !!!

Steph said...

The name Delta Queen is just great! I remember hearing of it when I was young.

Bernideen said...

The Delta Queen used to come to Burlington, Iowa.....I'm pretty sure! How unique!

La Tea Dah said...

Will you be going back to Leila's for tea? The Delta Queen experience sounded wonderful!

Joyce said...

That's a very cute Tea Room...I can't believe that your Grandkids love going to all these Tea Rooms with you. My kids would have a fit if I suggested "Tea Rooms" on a vacation. HA!


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