Several weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, TN. When I travel, I love the opportunity to see new hotels and resorts, and the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee was one I’ve always wanted to experience. I can honestly say that the photos online really don’t do this place justice, it truly is one of those places you have to experience in person. With nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls, and a huge selection of restaurants, it really is a destination in itself.
The Gaylord Opryland offers 2,881 guest rooms (I got lost going to mine on more than one occasion), a nightclub, several casual and full-service restaurants, shops, bars, and much more. Amenities include high-speed internet access, a spa, a large fitness club open 24 hours a day, an airport shuttle service (extra fee applies), and a tour desk.
I decided to take the airport shuttle, and booked it in advance. Taking it was extremely easy, and I was surprised that the ride to and from the airport was less than fifteen minutes. After checking in and getting my room key and map, I set off to find my room, which was located in the furthest end of the hotel. Twenty minutes later, after walks through an atrium, by a waterfall, and past a river, I was lost. But it almost didn’t matter, because it gave me the chance to get a beautiful self-guided tour of the resort.
The rooms are pretty average, but honestly, I didn’t spend much time in it. There’s just so much to do outside of the room, but within the resort confines. This is one of those places where I really want to take my kids in the future!
Gaylord Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig
Disclosure: my room was paid for by the US Potato Board for my participation in the Tastemaker event at Blissdom.