Gaylord Opryland Hotel – Nashville, TN

WARNING:  You will want to travel here!

This past weekend we traveled to music city for a night away from home for some rest & relaxation.  We made our stay at the famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel and yes, it is awesome!  How could it be anything but awesome when you look out your room window and see this?  That’s all indoors!  One of my favorite things about this hotel is you don’t even have to leave.  Hungry?  They have several restaurants.  Ball game on?  They have a sports bar with 100 tv’s.  Exercise?  24 hour fitness room, plus you can walk all over the 9-acre property.  Spa day?  Yup, they have that too.  Shopping?  They are several small shops, but the best shopping is at Opry Mills, which you can walk to or hop a free shuttle.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville, TN

The scenery around the property is unreal.  Look at this waterfall!  I could have stood for an hour and watched/listened to it.  It was so peaceful.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN Waterfall

Look at these gold fish!  They are HUGE!  And of course, we had to make a wish and each throw our own penny in.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN fish

Ah, this bed!  The MOST COMFORTABLE bed we have ever slept on.  I can’t wait to spend a weekend here just to lay in the bed a little bit longer.  🙂  The desk area with the mirror was perfect for taking selfies.  And who doesn’t like a flat screen tv?!  You don’t know it by looking, but the right side of that dresser is not real drawers.  It opens up and a small safe and refrigerator are stored in there.   Oh and that view again!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN King Bedroom

Next up, we have the bathroom.  Have you ever been to one of those hotels that you don’t even want to touch the shower?  Yeah, well not this one.  It is spotless!  And there were two sinks.  One in the bathroom and one right outside the door.  Perfect for me to straighten my hair while Mac is taking a shower.  Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN Bathroom

I wish we had made time to take advantage of the pool and hot tub.  It was such a nice area with a pool side bar.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN Pool

The Opryland Hotel is home to 7 restaurants.  Stax is the one we ate at.  Ha, cheeseburgers!  Not to mention they were double cheeseburgers!  And good too.  At Stax, you get your food and take it outside the restaurant to eat it.  We sat at a bar area and had a wonderful view of a fountain water show.   We ended up getting frozen yogurt too from Delta Delight just up from Stax.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN Restaurants - Stax

I had to take a tiiiiiny nap after being here a few hours.  I’d been up since 5:15am because I’d helped with the 5k, so this girl needed some rest.  After my two hour nap :), we got ready and headed to Jack Daniels restaurants to have some drinks and listen to some music.  This girl could sing and she was covering anything from Patty Loveless to Travis Tritt to her own songs.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN - Jack Daniels Live Music

And here we are posing behind the huge waterfall that is located at the beginning of this post.

Us

There are so many pros to this trip!  I can’t wait to go back because there are a ton more things that I want to do.  Like go to the Grand Ole Opry (free shuttle takes you there), visit the General Jackson Showboat, see the Christmas lights in December, and sleep in that amazing bed again.

The only con I can think of from this trip was the wait time to check in.  Check in time is 3:00pm and we arrived around 3:30.  I got in line to check in and had to wait around 30 minutes.  Next time we will either pay extra to check in early or come a little bit later.

Have you visited the Opryland Hotel? Do you plan to visit in the future?   Take me with you!!!

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