Nashville Resorts

Nashville Resorts
Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville, Tennessee, is known as Music City U.S.A. and is home to country music destinations like the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Although known for its country music affiliations, Nashville's downtown is rife with musical, cultural and dining opportunities. Two lakes are within the city limits of Nashville and, along with over 10,000 acres of parks and greenways, provide visitors and residents of Nashville with many recreational opportunities like water skiing, boating, fishing, swimming, biking and hiking. Fort Nashborough and Fort Negley are historic Civil War attractions, and the Pantheon (a full-scale replica of the Pantheon in Greece) is a popular destination as well.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center is right on the banks of the Cumberland River and a short drive or riverboat ride to downtown Nashville, which has a nightclub, golf course, the Ryman Auditorium (the former home of the Grand Ole Opry), the Wildhorse Saloon and the General Jackson Showboat - a river paddle boat with four decks and a two-story Victorian theater on board. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include: refrigerator; data port; wireless Internet access; cable TV; coffee maker and stoneware mugs; complimentary coffee and tea; bottled water; in-room pay-per-view movies, music service and game system. Suites and garden-view rooms are larger, some with kitchenettes, and have living room areas and connectable rooms. A 4,000-square foot fitness center, three large pools (one inside, two outside) and the Relache Spa are all available to guests.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000

The Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel is located in downtown Nashville and was commissioned to be built by local residents in 1908. On the site that once housed Andrew Jackson and completed in 1910, builders used, according to the hotel, "Italian sienna marble in the entrance; wall panels of Russian walnut; a cut, stained glass ceiling in the vaulted lobby; Persian rugs; and massive, overstuffed furniture." All guests are invited to enjoy the 24-hour room service, fitness center, concierge service, massage therapy, on-site business services, on-call limousine service, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Family services like child care care also available, as are "Pampered Pet" services. All rooms and suites feature marble bath vanities, soaking tubs, wireless Internet, cable TV, refined linens, plush towels, down comforters with duvets, and robes.

The Hermitage Hotel
231 Sixth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 815-1097

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

As you enter the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, you are invited to choose a song from the lobby jukebox that plays only tunes from celebrities who have been guests. A spa, Kraus Art Gallery, business center, concierge service, babysitting service and pet services are all a part of the standard treatment. All rooms feature: pillow-top mattress covered in 300-thread-count and 100% cotton linens; terry towels and bathsheets; The "Ultimate Doeskin" robe by Chadsworth & Haig; flat-screen TV; on-demand movies; hair dryer; wake-up calls recorded by Nashville entertainers such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Brenda Lee; 24-hour room service; and Keurig single-cup brewer with "Emeril's Coffee Minibar."

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-1700

Article Written By Michelle Hogan

Michelle Hogan is a writer and the author of 13 books including the 2005 bestselling memoir, "Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (With Kids) in America." Hogan studied English at American University and has been writing professionally since 1998. Her work has appeared in "The New York Times," "Redbook," "Family Circle" and many other publications.

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