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The Brentwood Bed and Breakfast is minutes from the fine dining of Brentwood, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Franklin and downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The Cool Springs Galleria and Green Hills Mall are just a short drive. Historic Civil War battlegrounds of Franklin and Nashville are popular attractions. The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The General Jackson paddle wheel river tour and antebellum mansions add to the many reasons why Nashville is one of the preferred getaway destinations of the nation.
Brentwood, a Nashville suburb, is the home of many Country Music stars and the center of the gospel music industry. It is also one of the wealthiest cities in the Southeast. The Brentwood reflects that sophistication with an air of casual elegance. The window to The Brentwood, on Murray Lane, passes numerous 15,000 plus sq ft mansions, and then goes over a hill into a lovely valley of rural contentment. The turn into The Brentwood crosses a century old bridge and stream and then winds up through the trees to the white columned brick house with (of course) rocking chairs on the front porch.
This traditional southern home contains the greeting and formal parlor where registration takes place and the sun-filled morning breakfast room that opens to the brick walled patio. Amenities include the prestigious Gilchrest and Soames bath lotions and soaps, dressing robes, plush towels, super soft bed linens and, we are told by the guests, the most comfortable beds. Furnishings throughout the home are eclectic with European and American antiques, and timeless contemporary pieces interspersed.
Breakfast is an event, not just a meal. Lisa, your hostess, takes pride in providing a memorable dining experience. The table is set with sterling silver, china and crystal. Gourmet selections are plated and served with choices to suit all palates. Fresh baked breads and pastries add to the enjoyment. With proper notice, dietary requirements are accommodated.
From our guest book,...."special, relaxing, elegant,
distinct, charming, serene, restful and soothing"
The Brentwood, A Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Bed and Breakfast Association of Tennessee
Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America
Things To Do
Nashville has become one the top preferred vacation destinations in the country. The vibrant combination of the Music Industry combined with major Civil War battlegrounds, major universities and colleges, sophisticated dining and shopping and the arts has catapulted Nashville from a sleepy country town into a major place to see and be seen.
CIVIL WAR PERIOD
- Natchez Trace: The most scenic road to antebellum Natchez. With a 40 MPH speed limit, this is a beautiful way to travel from Nashville to historic Natchez and its antebellum mansions.
- Carnton Plantation and The Carter House: Carrie McGavock turned her Carnton mansion into a field hospital to help take care of the nine thousand casualties from the eight hour Battle of Franklin(See our Special Carnton Plantation Tour Package). The Carter House exterior is pock marked with hundreds of holes from rifles and cannon of the Union.
- Franklin on Foot: A walking tour of the historic downtown village of Franklin. The Courthouse gallows balcony, Tiffany stained glass windows, home of a local lady who was a Civil War spy, and many other interesting facts and legends. (See our Special Carnton Plantation Tour Package).
- Belle Meade Plantation: The grand home and operational center of a 3,000 acre plantation that sired the most notable horse stock in the country. Now restored and preserved for future generations. A must see.
- The Hermitage - President Andrew Jacksons estate: The tour features a fascinating museum and video, tour of his home, grounds and church. The famous Monell's restaurant operates the cafeteria. Some of the best southern fried chicken in town.
- Country Music Hall of Fame: This museum is superb. Plan for a little more than one hour to tour all of the exhibits, hear the great hits of all time and just soak in the history of this pure American art form. Ryman Auditorium: The mother church of country music. Started by a riverboat captain, as a church for Nashville, the Ryman became one of the Southâ€™s notable venues for performing artists of all genre. The Grand Ole Opry home from 1943 to 1974 made history featuring the greatest country singers of all time.
- Grand Ole Opry: This new country music hall opened in 1974 when the Grand Ole Opry moved to Opry Land just Northeast of the City. A section of the Ryman stage was cut out and placed in stage center of the Grand Ole Opry stage to continue the tradition of the Ryman at the new location. Performers say they can feel the presence of those famous artists when they stand on that part of the Opry stage.
- Honky Tonk Row: Lower Broadway and Second Avenue is the home to a number of clubs and bars that feature country music. These bars feature the future stars of the business. Not to be missed.
- Blue Bird Cafe - A local phenom. Two sets every night. A non-smoking in-the-round session by the best songwriters and singers in Nashville. Although the artists are scheduled, impromptu appearances by the biggest names is not unusual. Many of the best drop in to try out new numbers.
- The Schermerhorn Symphony Hall: Opened in the Fall of 2006. The Schermerhorn is a world class venue for a wide range of artists. Built in the style of early European concert halls, this $123 Million hall was fully subscribed by private donations from Nashville. Tours, of the hall, are given daily.
- Gospel Music: Nashville churches have some of the best choirs in the nation. If you are a fan of traditional hymns or southern gospel, church on Sunday morning will do it. Two suggestions, Christ Church on Old Hickory Road in Nashville or the Nashville First Church of the Nazarene behind the L& P Field (Titans Stadium).
There are three major shopping malls that you may wish to visit.
- The Galleria in Cool Springs (10 Minutes), is a regional center with a wide variety of clothing, shoe, jewelry and specialty stores.
- Green Hills Mall (15 Minutes): features high end specialty stores i.e. Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Macy's, etc.
- Opry Mills (20 Minutes). Opry Mills is a large outlet center plus Bass Pro. Closed due to the flood of 2010. Reopening Spring of 2012.
The antique shops of downtown Franklin and Nashville's 8th Street South are becoming well known haunts for the sophisticated buyer.
- General Jackson Showboat: This paddlewheel steamboat leaves Opry Mills and travels up the Cumberland River to downtown Nashville and back. The General Jackson has lunch and dinner cruises and features various entertainment acts during the year. A delightful trip.
- NashTrash Tours (as seen on the Today show): A humorous look at our country, southern culture and all of the sights of Nashville.
The Brentwood, with its central location, is convenient to the best restaurants in the area. We have a large â€œmenu bookâ€ so you can review selections and prices for all types of places. We do not include menus of any restaurant that we have not shopped and that we would not return or recommend.
Nashville is the home to the NFL Titans football and the NHL Predators ice hockey teams. Both generate good crowds.
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an annual, world renowned event. http://www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/ Every May, horse lovers from around the world gather to benefit Vanderbilt Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
In addition, Nashville is blessed with excellence golf courses, biking and hiking and canoeing. There is a wide range of golf from which to select from moderate priced public golf to higher end daily fee courses. Biking and Hiking is available at several nearby parks with more than several thousand acres of great trails of wildlife and scenery to explore. River canoeing is available at the Loveless CafÃ© off Highway 100.
How to Find Us
Brentwood is located near Interstate 65, just minutes south of Nashville.
Take I-65 South to Concord (Exit 71) and turn right. Turn right on Franklin Road, go 1 mile and turn left at light onto Murray Lane. Continue 2.3 miles on Murray Lane. The Brentwood is on the right.
Take I-65 N. to Exit #71 (Brentwood/Concord Rd.), turn right onto Concord West, go approx. one mile to Franklin Pike, turn right go 1 mile N. to next light , turn left onto Murray Lane and go 2.3 miles on Murray Lane. The Brentwood is on the right.
Take I-24 N. to I-840 W. Continue on I-840 to I-65 N. Exit #71 (Concord Road) turn right. Turn right on Franklin Pike, turn left at light onto Murray Lane, continue 2.3 miles on Murray Lane. The Brentwood is on the right.
Take I-40 West to I-440 West to Memphis to I-65 South Exit #71 (Concord Road) turn right. Turn right on Franklin Pike, turn left at light onto Murray Lane, continue 2.3 miles on Murray Lane. The Brentwood is on the right.
Take I-40 E to I-440 to I-65 to Huntsville to Exit #71 (Brentwood/Concord) turn right on Franklin Pike, turn left at light onto Murray Lane, continue 2.3 miles on Murray Lane. The Brentwood is on the right.