Saturday, March 13, 2010

Exploring Outside of Alabama: Gaylord Opryland Hotel

by Rhoda


I’m going to share pics of the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville. I’m sure many of you have visited here before, but in case you haven’t, it’s quite the astonishing place. I first visited the Opryland Hotel back in 2007 when I was in Nashville for a Deeper Still conference, so if you’d like to see even more pics, click on that link.


You almost have to see it to believe it, but hopefully you can get an idea of the magnitude from these pics. They really do treat their customers so well and we felt pampered and pleased at the time we spent there.


It’s all indoors, but the amount of greenery and plant material inside is just amazing. I’m sure they must have a host of gardeners taking care of all of this and everything is SO lush and verdant. IMG_8582

So, just enjoy the tour….IMG_8583


Ponds and fountains are abundant.


And the flowers are so colorful and pretty, you almost think it’s Spring in there. IMG_8587

And you almost forget that you’re inside a microcosm since it feels like your outside, only….you’re NOT. We were shocked when we stepped outside to leave at the end of the conference to discover it really was 32 degrees outside. IMG_8588

They even have waterfalls. IMG_8589

And a beautiful gazebo. IMG_8590



One of our lunches one day was at Ristorante Volare and it was like being in an outdoor cafe in the Mediterranean. Simply heavenly! IMG_8614


Lunch was just delish, a wonderful pasta dish.


And dessert was amazingly yummy too. They fed us well at the Opryland. IMG_8573

The view from our room wasn’t bad either, a pretty courtyard and small pond.

Thanks, Rhoda! Rhoda's full article can be viewed here.


The Giraffe Head Tree said...

How beautiful! I've never been to the Opryland Hotel although I live so close. Hm....maybe that's why I've not been. Anyway, this is a wonderful post and photos - thank you! I'm an Alabama blogger, too, so come on by and see me sometime!

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