Week in Nashville: Homegirl’s Guide

Week in Nashville: Homegirl’s Guide

See the second slideshow in the previous post here on the week I planned for my friend, Kate, to introduce her to southern hospitality and the Nashville spirit.  Below is my guide for tourists, hosts, and locals on staycation.  No doubt I’ll have more suggestions as I explore new places, and I’d love for you to share in the comments your favorite discoveries and hangouts, too.  Enjoy!

*Updated June 2022. Always check business websites for latest information.

Links to recommended Airbnbs mentioned above:

When I was living abroad for 3 years, my  go-to for winter and summer breaks in Nashville was the Honey Bee Suite.

The owner, Carol, is a friend. Her place is so popular it was already booked when Kate visited (usually booked 8 months out). See why I love Carol’s home and the area here ).

Kate and I stayed in  the “Charming Cottage in 12th/Belmont” but were told it was being sold and the link no longer works.  🙁

Lovely Little House on Lillian is aptly named. Loved the stay and host Andrea is very helpful.

Thompson Station was the bucolic respite I hoped it would be. Hosts Edy and Chris are great.

Cindy McCain A Move to Morocco

More about Nashville and Tennessee here:

My Nashville

East Nashville’s Bounty and Backyards

Loveless and Natchez Trace Area

Gone South to Franklin

Franklin at Christmas

Staycation in Nashville: Fond Farewell

Knoxville and Smoky Mountains

Cindy McCain

I'm Cindy McCain, Southern Girl Gone Global, who flew from my empty nest to write/teach for three years in Marrakesh, Morocco and the Caribbean. Now back in Nashville, I'm sharing tales, tips, and takeaways from exploring 27 countries and finding treasures in my backyard. My blog offers itineraries, travel/hospitality reviews, and inspiration for letting go of fear, holding onto faith, and finding freedom in roots and wings. Featured in Yahoo!, US News and World Report, Expedia, Orbitz, StyleBlueprint, SheKnows.com. Named a Top 35 Baby Boomer Blogs 2020-2023 and a Top 50 Travel Blog of 2016.

6 thoughts on “Week in Nashville: Homegirl’s Guide

  • November 6, 2017 at 12:09 AM

    Your coverage reminds me (again) that I really must get down to explore Nashville. Clearly there’s much more to experience than just the Grand Ole Opry 🙂

    • November 6, 2017 at 12:25 AM

      There really is. 🙂 Nashville has grown so much in the 3 years I was gone that I barely recognized it, but it’s fun exploring the changes.

  • November 6, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    Minus the hot yoga and horseback riding, I wish I had this information when I visited Nashville for a conference (1,200 Social Security lawyers at the Opryland Hotel–ugh). I guess it’s technically outside of Nashville, but I did make it to The Hermitage to indulge my inner history geek.

    • November 6, 2017 at 12:23 AM

      The Hermitage is nice. I lived near there for almost 30 years. 1200 SS lawyers in Opryland Hotel must have been an experience! 🙂 Now I’m on the west side near Cheekwood and enjoying my first fall full of color and cooler weather in a long time.

  • November 7, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    Welcome back to the States! I bet you have a new appreciation for your old hometown!

    • November 8, 2017 at 12:33 AM

      Thank you! I do! Much has changed, much I missed, and much more to explore–especially since moving to a new area of town.


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