Country Guy and I went to Nashville last week to attend Kent Christmas' 4th of July Celebration. While there we took in the Grand Ole Opry and stayed at the Opryland Hotel. It was a really fun weekend! We determined to go again soon. If you've never stayed at the Hotel I highly recommend it! Of course, it is rather expensive but we thought it was worth it because we felt as if we were in a resort on a tropical island. It will definitely be one of our destinations this winter when we are longing for a bit of green. Since Nashville is less than a 5 hour drive from our house it is easily doable for a weekend.
I thought I would share photos of this amazing hotel so you get an idea of why we loved it! We actually had stopped in to see it a few years ago, but were only in one garden court and had no idea it was so huge! There are 5 garden courts with a river (and riverboat) running through one of them. There is also a western town built in one of the courtyards, a beautiful gazebo for weddings and a water attraction (Sound Waves) for an additional fee.