Thistletop Inn

1284 Hitt Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37072
Innkeeper(s): Fred and Mary Jane Peace
  • Summary

    Natural Beauty, Historic Ambience​

    People love to visit Nashville. Its music and culture – The Grand Ole Opry, the famous Ryman auditorium. But let’s not forget its beautiful countryside and its vast expanse of history. No one knows this better than the guests of Thistletop Inn, who are able to experience the wonder of Nashville and the surrounding area from the peace and privacy of the Tennessee countryside.

    Hidden fifteen minutes from the Music City, the Thistletop Inn immerses guests in a unique experience literally built into the walls of this bed and breakfast. As with all B&Bs in the Nashville area, people are drawn to the culture of music and the many things to see, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. However, it is an added pleasure to experience those sights and sounds from the privilege of our enchanted 11 acre property.

    Waking up at the Thistletop Inn, expect to be greeted by the natural beauty of the countryside and the warm hospitality of inn’s hosts. The property is known to be visited by deer, red-tail hawks, wild turkey, and a multitude of other wildlife. The inn overlooks this natural wonder, and is itself something to be admired. Built by renowned Master Builder Braxton Dixon, the Thistletop is famous for its historic artifacts and rich culture. Constructed from beams recovered from an ancient Indian train station and pieces gathered from a Charleston Warf, a Nashville candy factory, and a North Carolina tobacco warehouse, the Thistletop Inn is as much a piece of historic beauty as the area surrounding it, and truly must be seen to be believed.

  • Introduction

    Thistletop Inn

    Thistletop Inn Front Exterior

    Welcome to the Thistletop Inn, where Rustic meets Renaissance

    Come, relax and enjoy! Thistletop Inn Bed and Breakfast, a rustic eleven acre hideaway nestled in the countryside of Goodlettsville is located only fifteen minutes from downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

    Thistletop Inn Fire Place

    Constructed by master builder, Braxton Dixon, whose iconic list includes Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Tammy Wynette, Marty Stuart, Trisha Yearwood, and other notables. The great wood beams and stonework are an eclectic mix of antiques and earthly decor that evoke the feeling of a chateau in the countryside of the Noire Valley or a stylish ranch outside Telluride.

    Thistletop Inn Living Room

    Surrounded by trees and rolling meadows, Thistletop offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, historic architecture, classic luxury and relaxation. Once you get here, you'll never want to leave. Witness deer grazing, foxes and wild turkeys, or Red-tail hawks soaring overhead or perched on the towering Cedar trees.

    Thistletop Inn Bar As a great example of preservation and recycling, the house is composed of rugged cypress and pine beams rescued from an Indiana train station, a Charleston wharf, a Nashville candy factory, and a North Carolina tobacco warehouse.

    Thistletop Inn Chandelier

    Inside and out, the beauty of the natural surroungs mix with historic ambience, such as the bold stonework collected from nearby Old Hickory Lake. The 1860 front doors hail from a stagecoach station between Nashville and Louisville, while the two-story rock fireplace comes from a 200 year-old Kentucky farm. The magnificent floor-to-ceiling etched glass window frpm 1850, featuring a Thistle & Rose pattern, is from a convent that was demolished in Kentucky. The cast iron spiral staircases from a London train station and a New Orleans theater are evidence of Mr. Dixon's search and appreciation for great examples of international design.

    Thistletop Inn Pool Table

    Thistletop was chosen in 2009 by Lionsgate Productions as the location for Epix's first original Television series "Tough Trade."

    Thistletop Inn offers a healthy balance of quality amenities. We offer everything you would need or forget to bring. Our unique environment guarantees to create a memorable and elegant experience. We here at The Thistletop Inn are all about creating comfort for your home away from home.

    Thistletop Inn Dining Room

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary Jane Peace for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People stay at Thistletop Inn for the uniqueness and beauty of the property.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our unique architecture. The house was built from reclaimed materials by Braxton Dixon. This architect is also famous for designing the homes of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People visit Nashvile because it is known as "Music City". They visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and Tootsie's Famous Orchid Lounge.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment we have received is that our guests feel like they are at home. We treat our guests like part of the family and make them feel comfortable. People also love the beauty of the property.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The Thistletop Inn is one of the best kept secrets in this area. We are a beautiful hideaway on 11 acres, about 15 minutes from downtown Nashville.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Most people visit Nashville for its wonderful music venues. The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge are some of the most popular places to visit. People also should visit the Opryland Hotel, the Hermitage, (home of President Andrew Jackson), and historic downtown city of Franklin.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There is nothing within walking distance.  We are located on 11 acres in a residential neighborhood. We are a 15 minute drive to downtown Nashville, and about 5 minutes to many restaurants and shopping in the Goodlettsville area.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have a book for our guests called "Welcome to Thistltop" that has information on many restaurants and things to do in the area. Some of our favorite restaurants are Chef's Market in Goodlettsville, Tin Angel, Margot Café & Bar, The Pharmacy (great hamburger's), and J. Alexander's.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?, and

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 2 guest rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

  • Amenities

    Thistletop Inn Televison

    • Private bath with spa products and fluffy robes
    • Fine luxury bed linens
    • Complimentary snacks and beverages
    • Butler Station with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, fine teas and dishes (Dauphine suite only)
    • Mini Fridge, coffee pot, teapot and fine teas and dishes (Taos Room)
    • Hair Dryer/Iron/Ironing Board
    • Complimentary use of DVD Library

    Thistletop Inn Gym

    • Flat Screen TV’s and DVD Players
    • IPod docking station
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Thistletop Inn Indoor Bar

    • Four Fireplaces
    • Full Bar and Music Area
    • Pool Table, Dart Board and board games

    Thistletop Inn Game Room

    • Croquet, Bocce Ball and Horseshoes
    • Outdoor seating and Campfire area
    • Spa Services and nearby Yoga Destinations
    • Complimentary Parking
    • Acres of Beautiful Hills and Farmland to Stroll and Commune With Nature.

    Thistletop Inn Music Room


  • Attractions

    Thistletop Inn Sunset

    Music City evokes vivid images - a single spotlight illuminating a microphone, skyscrapers towering protectively over the Mother Church of Country Music, stately Southern mansions, a Greek temple sitting serenely on a grassy knoll. The area's many attractions paint a picture of this unique Southern city and leave an indelible impression on all who visit.



    Don't Miss Out On The Attractions That Made Nashville Famous!

    • Country Music Hall of Fame Museum:
    • Frist Center for the Visual Arts:
    • Bicentennial Mall State Park:
    • The Parthenon:
    • Grand Ole Opry House:
    • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center:
    • General Jackson Showboat:
    • The Schermerhorn Symphony Center:
    • Ryman Auditorium
    • Cheekwood-Botanical Garden & Museum of Art:
    • Tootsies:;
    • Wild Horse Saloon:
    • Roberts Western World:


  • How To Find Us

    Thistletop Inn Back Yard

    From the North:

    1. I-65 S, Take Exit 97, TN-174/Long Hollow Pike toward Goodlettsville/Gallatin
    2. Make a right off exit. Turn left onto 41/S Dickerson Pike
    3. Go 1 mile turn right onto Old Dickerson Pike. Go 1 mile
    4. Turn right onto Hitt Lane. We are the First house on the right

    From the South:

    I-24 west to I-65 N towards Louisville.

    1. Take exit 96 Rivergate Parkway
    2. Make a left off exit. Go 1 mile 
    3. Turn left onto Main Street/S. Dickerson Pike 
    4. Go 1/2 mile turn right onto Old Dickerson Pike 
    5. Go 1 mile. Turn right onto Hitt Lane. We are the first house on the right