The Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

One of the most famous landmarks in Nashville, Tennessee is the Opryland country music theatre. Very few realize that a hotel close by is, in its own right, a tourist attraction as well as a luxurious place to stay. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is a magnificent 2,881 room hotel, offering much more than your average accommodations. Many come to visit for the day, paying only a nominal valet parking fee without ever stepping foot in any of the elegant rooms.

As you walk into the building, you immediately notice the beauty surrounding you. A round reception desk greets you, with maps of the hotel. Yes, maps are needed, as the hotel is divided into many portions, each more beautiful than the last, their décor chosen for beauty as well as functionality. Peace descends as the ambience of the hotel soaks into your senses. Even the ceiling above the reception desk is a delight, the mosaic tiles giving a timeless beauty to the pattern.

The sight beyond the reception area will awe you. Lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and exotic flowers can all be found under the 15-foot high glass atrium ceiling. There are paths meandering along the rivers, one even going into a tunnel, where you can look out from behind a waterfall, giving you a unique view. Beyond that, a catwalk is suspended above the gardens, lending a completely different perspective to the viewer. Even more unique is the Delta Flatboat tour, where the entire family can relax, as they drift serenely along the river, enjoying the water plants and waterfalls that glisten in the sunlight.

If the nine acres of outdoors, brought to life indoors, are not enough to delight, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel also boasts over 30 specialty shops, restaurants and lounges, allowing you the convenience of shopping and eating without ever leaving the premises, along with a laser light and fountain show. Sure to enchant children and adults alike, the dancing water fountain show is a source of entertainment few expect from a hotel, but then the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is not typical of any other hotel in the world. As if all of this was not enough, they also offer childcare services, and even a video game room to occupy the minds of any age. The hotel is in itself a vacation destination that will be truly memorable for years to come.

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