Staying at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Here’s what it’s really like to stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

A few weekends ago we stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. It’s one of the most unique hotels I’ve ever visited. The hotel is massive. Inside there is an upscale shopping mall, many restaurants, and even a waterfall!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

If you’re curious what it looks like, keep reading below for a peek inside this iconic hotel in Nashville.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Inside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel

The hotel is absolutely massive and so incredibly beautiful. You could absolutely spend a long weekend here and never leave. I think it would be the perfect hotel for a honeymoon.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

There are beautiful walking trails, beautiful shops, and tons of restaurants all within the hotel, in perfect climate-controlled weather year round.

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Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

I couldn’t stop taking photos of this beautiful hotel!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

There is even a waterfall!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville
Waterfall inside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Actually, I think the Opryland Hotel would be perfect for a wedding as well.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Opryland Hotel Rooms with Balconies

These rooms have balconies overlooking the waterfalls and gardens.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

How lovely would it be to sit out here with a cup of coffee on a quiet morning?

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Even if you’re not staying here, it’s worth it just to go visit the hotel!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

This makes me want a koi pond!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

You can even walk behind the waterfalls.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

We walked all over the hotel and I think it took us four full days to finally learn our way around!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

We finally figured it out just as we were leaving, of course!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is definitely like its own little city!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

This is the main room you enter into after you check in.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

It’s called The Cascades. How beautiful is this indoor waterfall??

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Restaurants at the Opryland Hotel

The Cascades restaurant offers a fabulous view of the beautiful waterfall.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

There are also TONS of other restaurants all throughout the hotel.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Each restaurant offers a different cuisine. We tried as many as we could, I loved the caprese salad from Ravello!

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

Color Coded Carpets at the Opryland Hotel

The floors are color-coded to help you find your way around. We stayed in the Magnolia Wing so our floors had magnolia carpeting.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville

I loved every minute of our stay here. It’s such a great hotel for a fun weekend getaway, because you never have to leave!

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43 Responses
  1. April Hunt

    aww I love the Opryland Hotel. It has a special place in my heart because my husband and I stayed there the our first night as a married couple. ;)

  2. cathy

    love your photos.. I am planning a surprise birthday trip to opryland for my fiance, was told that hotel was beautiful, and now I believe it. cant wait for him to see it. Thanks for all the photos. I just hope mine are just as nice. I love takaing pics of scenery and architecture. thanks again cathy

  3. julie b.

    When you come to Seattle…you MUST enjoy a dish of Beecher’s Mac & Cheese! Seriously delish! My husband and I will venture into the city on occasion just to enjoy some! If it’s a nice day when you are visiting, take your order to go, upon leaving the store go right and walk to the end of Pike Place Market, cross the street and enjoy your mac and cheese at the picnic tables overlooking the Puget Sound.

  4. Mama and Baby Love

    I am finally getting around to putting my Blissdom post up. I was so overwhelmed and excited that I hardly took any pictures, but I am just going to link up to this post! And I am so bummed that I didn’t get to meet you! I am hoping to go to BlogHer in August as well, and definitely Blissdom next year, so maybe then!

  5. Heather

    Even more amazing is that the hotel was almost completely underwater less than 2 years ago following the Nashville flood. I grew up just across the river from Opryland (and am only 15 minutes away now), and have enjoyed many trips there to see the lights at Christmas. Glad you were able to visit!

  6. Tessa

    I love the Opryland Hotel! I stayed a few years ago for my birthday, and it was amazing. I live in Nashville, so I will definitely have to go again soon. Hope you enjoy all the city has to offer while you’re here!

  7. Deanna

    Hi Amanda!

    I would have introduced myself, but I was the dork sitting behind you who spilled water on your bag at Me Ra’s session – couldn’t really think of a good opening line after that – LOL
    I love that hotel – I had one of the balcony rooms in the garden this year and it was AMAZING to go to sleep to the sounds of the water. It was like my own personal white noise machine!
    I am glad you enjoyed Blissdom – this is my 4th year, and I’ve been to other conferences, but this one just seems…friendlier? Hopefully we will meet up at another conference, and I promise not to spill water on you! :)

  8. Joanna @ Southern Daisy

    I was so sad that I missed Blissdom this year!! I found out about it 2 days after it ended, and when I learned that it was at Opryland I was even more disappointed since I live only about 20 minutes from there. Your pictures are beautiful, and I agree with everyone who said it’s even more gorgeous around the holidays!!

  9. chloe

    That has got to be one of the most AMAZING hotels I have ever seen!!! It’s so pretty and looks *just* like a rain forest. I bet the food was good too. You’re lucky you get to go to these beautiful places…

  10. Jane @ See Jane Learn

    Amanda-Thanks for “taking me back”! Quite a few years ago I sold Southern Living At HOME for a season and attended a convention at the Opryland. It was beautiful! As a newbie blogger I hope to attend Blissdom someday…I always love your posts. If you need travel ideas, check out Bend, OR or Gig Harbor, WA.

  11. Jeannette Palmer

    Thank you for posting these pictures! We were there a few years ago and I was without camera. These bring back some memories. Thank you!

  12. Kristen@PrettySweet

    So glad you posted these beautiful pictures of the hotel! I’ve been there many times since I live only a couple of hours away, but I hadn’t visited since their remodel after the flood. It looks even better than it used to! You really, REALLY need to go at Christmas…it is *fantastic*!!

  13. Jodi

    I love seeing all your photos from the trips you take. From the food to the dogs, you make things look wonderful. I was in Nashville years and years ago, it makes me want to go back and revisit it. It would be a great place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! Thanks for sharing your photos.

  14. Melissa

    Hi Amanda! I stayed there last year during a Stampin’ Up! leadership conference and I can’t wait to go back. It truly is one of the most gorgeous hotels I’ve ever seen. AMAZING!

    We were there in mid-January and they were just starting to take down some of the Christmas decorations. I think it would be fun to stay during the holidays.

    Most of my pics were taken during the evening, so they are a bit dark. I loved the floating hot air balloons! Did you get a chance to see any of the fountain light shows?

  15. Erin @ Brownie Bites

    I haven’t been to the Opryland hotel in several years. I live just a couple hours east of there (in Knoxville) Glad to hear that it’s back in operation after those horrible floods a couple of years ago!

  16. Mrs. Jen B

    Gorgeous photos! I wish I’d taken more time to concentrate on that aspect of the trip – I did take my fair share but spent most of my time experimenting with the camera. ;)

    I agree with you about it being a lovely honeymoon (or second honeymoon?) destination – I already told my husband that he needs to come with me next year, we can save up to have a room to ourselves and he can take pictures to his heart’s content while I go to the sessions. I just know he’d love it there as much as I did.

  17. Elizabeth

    That place is awesome! I was just there this past weekend and I’d have to say it was the best place to visit while I was there

  18. Chelsie @ A Little Peanut

    I actually live about 20 minutes away from Opryland Hotel and it is perfect at Christmas! The lights are spectacular there, you would love it.

  19. Amber

    I would LOVE to stay in a hotel that gorgeous for my honeymoon this June!!! No way that will fit in our budget though :(.

    Oh well, looks like you had a great time :)!


  20. Mary Anne Tomlinson

    Hey Amanda,

    Welcome to Music City, Amanda! Opryland Hotel is a grand dame isn’t she? You captured some lovely photos of the hotel property, restaurants, landscaping and beautiful falls, but you really should come back again sometime between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and see the GORGEOUS Christmas decorations. They are OVER THE TOP. Can you imagine two years ago 19 feet of flood waters from the Cumberland River were inside this hotel …right where the Cascades is located? What a phenomenal mess that was! Thanks for the great blog about our city and its finest hotel. Y’all come back now, ye hear?! Mary Anne

  21. Jeannette P

    Oh I was so excited to open my email & see that you had visited the Opryland Hotel. My husband & I went on our honeymoon there 12 1/2 years ago. I was sad to hear when they had the flooding in Nashville. I think a bunch of stuff got wrecked in the hotel. But it brightened my day to see your photos of everything put back together. They must have worked hard. It looks as beautiful as ever. Each time we left our room or headed back to it from some adventure we had been on, we took different paths through the gardens. So exquisite & romantic to casually walk down the paths & sit in some of the secluded areas & just relax & listen. The food was great at the different restaurants that we ate at too. Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories.

  22. Uyen

    I believe this is the Gaylord Palms in TN…looks exactly like the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. It’s a beautiful place to stay.

    1. Robb

      No, the Gaylord Palms is in Florida. These pictures are of the Gaylord OPRYLAND in Nashville, Tennessee. Same company, different hotel.

  23. Urban Wife

    Oh my word! Breathtaking hotel. It reminds me of a hotel in Central Florida called ‘Gaylord Palms’ except much more opulent.

  24. Tina Hicks

    Hi Amanda!
    Your pics are gorgeous! My Mom, her friend and I went to Opryland last year in November. I just posted a few pics pn my log. The rest of them are in my photos on facebook.
    Here is the link to my blog:
    I wasnt sure if you know this or not, but Creating Keepsakes is holding their convention there in August of this year. I went about 3 yrs ago and it was fabulous!

  25. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I can’t count how many times we said we were going to stay here going to or from Memphis. I need to make a reservations next time because that gorgeous!

  26. Lorrie

    This hotel looks so amazing! What a beautiful comeback since the flood. This looks like a perfect getaway spot anytime of the year, but especially winter! It would be lie getting a glimpse of spring.

  27. Donna

    Yes, this hotel lobby sustained major flooding only 2 years ago. IT is even more beautiful now! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!!

  28. Joy E.

    I just loved your pictures of the Opryland Hotel. I have always wanted to stay there and your pictures just reinforced my desire to go. I was thinking this was the hotelthat had been flooded some years ago so I looked it up. Here are some pictures for you to see how much they have done to bring it back to the beautiful hotel it was before the flood. You will be amazed at how much work must have been done to get it to look like it does in your pictures.

  29. Teale

    We LOVE Gaylord Opryland! We spent the first night of our honeymoon there and it was fabulous. They treated us like royalty! We also go there every year for a convention with the church. The last time we went (in 2010), I tried to take a few Easter pictures of our daughter. Pics here-

    Love your waterfall picture! The month after our trip was when the river flooded in Nashville. Hard to believe those beautiful gardens were filled with water. Pic of the flooding here-

  30. Kim

    This looks amazing! I would love to visit Nashville someday, and if I ever do this is where I am staying! Can’t wait to hear about blissdom!

  31. Emilia

    These photos are gorgeous, I keep going back and looking at them, so green and lush! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip :)

  32. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Oh it is so lush and green and vibrant and gorgeous! Wonderful pics to go along with what sounds like a wonderful trip!

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