During my recent visit to Nashville, we had the pleasure of staying across the street from the Opryland Hotel…OK, so staying inside the Opryland would have been better, but this will have to do. So we walked over there during the day & at night to take in this wonderful place. If you’ve never been there (like I had not), you will be awed! This is one magnificent hotel…it’s a hotel, amusement park, & mall all wrapped up in one beautiful package & you will walk around with your mouth hanging open. I sure did! I took lots of pics, so go on a tour with me. You’ll love it as much as I did.
This is outside going into the front entrance.
There are many places to sit, eat & enjoy the views. Here is some sort of outdoor cafe. You can see all the hotel rooms in the background. This is all glass enclosed…a huge atrium.
Looking down from a walkway above.
A waterfall surrounding the cafe, with a beautiful pond.
More outdoor garden.
Isn’t this beautiful? My mouth was agape the whole time.
I truly have never seen anything like this, ever. I’m sure it’s a treat to stay here.
I think this was another restaurant. Looks like a plantation from the old South.
Pavillion…we heard that there are lots of weddings here.
More gardens & fountains. There are even gondola rides on a canal winding through this hotel.
More levels to Convention Center.
This area looks just like the French Quarter in New Orleans.
One of the shops that’s there.
This is my friend, Debbie (R) and her daughter Tiffany (L), shopping for some bling. They were my roomies on this trip. And here’s the fountain at night. I hear that the Opryland Hotel is not to be missed at Christmas. I can just imagine what a wonderland it must be all decked out for the Holidays. I’d love to see that! Hope you enjoyed the little tour of Opryland. Maybe we can all go for a visit one day!
Little Disney…actually I love campin’ at the Jellystone down the road a spell and walking in and acting like I own the place…anyone can walk thru and take pictures but not everyone can pay the $ for a rrrrrooooom
Oh my goodness Rhoda!!! You know the Vigneulles!!! Awesome! Say hi from the Herberts! We went to Shadow Mountain together back when our Tiffanys were little. Mine is 28 today!! I have seen pics of Opryland Hotel before and it is on my list of places to visit. Thank you for sharing with us! Blessings! Shay
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Great pictures Rhonda. Seeing them makes me want to go back for another visit. . . if only my husband goes to another convention there though, it’s too costly if it would come out of the family budget LOL!! Did you see the live radio station being broadcasted too? That was fun to watch through the glass. It was down by the shops. At least it was in ’97
melissa @ the inspired room says
That plantation looking restaurant looks wonderful! Everything is gorgeous. I would love to go there someday. So many places to go, so little time! Glad you shared your tour, so I can at least dream!
Oh My! That is quite a place! Thank you for sharing it through your lovely photos! And congratulations on your “almost 100th post”, 🙂
OH how fun for your 3! Lovely photos!
Thank you for visiting my site. Yes I’m Shay from GI. It just floored me last week when you had gone to Beth Moore’s conference, no I’ve never gone but want to and then for you to know that precious family we knew in years past (and still get their newsletters)… what a kick! Blessings and hi’s all around! Shay
Once again, thanks for a wonderful tour! I’m definitely adding it to my ‘list of places to visit if I ever win the lottery!’ Beautiful.
Oh my gosh! Who would have thought??? And it’s so funny…when the first few pictures scrolled up I was thinking “wow – can you imagine this place at Christmas?!?” and then you said basically the same thing at the end of your post. lol I had absolutely no idea that so much could be put into one hotel. Wow. I mean really. WOW.
This is where we spent our wedding night!
Our homemaker’s lesson yesterday was on Southern Hospitality…the speaker pulled out a poster to show a few things and there was your blog banner!!! She had read your blog (we are the only two computer users in the whole group…) and she had googled SH and found you. I said “I know her!” It was so funny.
I love all of your photos, Rhoda. Makes us feel like we’ve been there!
Have a great weekend.
We lived in Nashville for almost 8 years, but only went to the Opryland Hotel only at Christmas, which is unbelievably gorgeous. A must see! It’s hard to even describe. Amazing!
Thanks for stopping by. Don’t you love Nashville? Lived in that area for 6 years, and would move back in a heartbeat! You should see the Opryland Hotel at Christmas…it’s magnificent! Thanks for the great photos. Have a wonderful weekend!
PlumWater Cottage says
I love the Opryland Hotel. It’s quite the place to be during the Quilt Show in August…filled to the brim with quilters, vendors, and the most gorgeous quilts you’ll ever see. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures
We were at the Opryland Hotel a couple of years ago during Christmas….it was breath taking…..gorgeous…..your pictures are fantastic…….Betty
Just stunning! I’ve never been to that part of the country and I think I must! I had a “taste” of the south when I visited Atlanta and New Orleans, but there is so much more to see! One thing I love about the south is your gorgeous greenery (all the palms, etc.). It’s a nice change from pine trees!
I really enjoyed your pictures, it looks like a fantastic place to visit. I can just imagine how wonderful it is all lit up at Christmas. 🙂
[email protected] Could Ask for Anything More says
We’re so close to Nashville and it’s way high on my list of places to visit. Maybe I can talk my hubby into going there over the holidays!
Susie Q says
Oh it truly is an amazing place to spend a night! We always loved to go over when my parents lived in TN. It just gets better all the time!
I want to take Gracie there soon…I know she will love it all. It is really awesome during the Christmas holidays!
Neutral Dwelling says
Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics! We were there this summer for our 1st time and it is unbelievably gorgeous!