13 Perfect Staycation Ideas in Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville is a fun town to travel to for the live music scene, a bachelorette party, or to indulge your inner foodie at the many great restaurants. But if you live in the Nashville area, it’s also a fun place to plan a staycation and explore the many sides of your hometown and all it has to offer for recreation and entertainment. From hotels to Airbnbs to VRBO properties, here are some staycation suggestions in Nashville.
This is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Nashville and a lovely tiny house that’s perfect for a staycation. It’s a charming space with vintage cabinets, a claw-foot tub, modern appliances, and air conditioning. The hosts designed and built this tiny house that has been featured in magazines. There’s a queen-size bed in the bedroom and then a day bed and a sofa bed in the living room to accommodate up to four guests. The tiny house has its own bathroom, as well as a kitchenette, Wi-Fi, and self-check-in. It’s a family-friendly staycation option with a travel crib, high chair, baby bath, and toys for kids.
You’ll love this Marriott-brand hotel for your upscale staycation in Nashville because of its great location near popular attractions. This hotel has an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center Library Bar for local cuisine, and a signature restaurant that has more than 50 types of bourbon to go with your lunch or dinner. When you stay here, you can expect luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi (for a fee), and some of the best pet-friendly rooms in Nashville. You can have two pets on your staycation with you here for a one-time fee of $125.
A great staycation option listed on VRBO is this 1,400-square-foot apartment that sleeps up to six people. It has one bedroom and 1.5 baths and is close to everything in Nashville. It’s five minutes from the Opry and Opry Mills Mall. It’s ideal for couples, families, and business travelers because of the upscale kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, walk-through gardens, and private entrance on a one-acre lot. It’s like having your own private bungalow in Nashville with free Wi-Fi, 24-hour keypad entry check-in, a well-appointed kitchen, and a working gas fireplace. The chalet is in a quiet neighborhood and is a welcome alternative to the pricey hotel rates in the city.
Another highly rated VRBO listing in Nashville is this 2,500-square-foot house that sleeps 10 people for your staycation. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-baths. It’s easy to spend time outdoors here because of the outdoor patio, hot tub, and fireplace. It’s in the Hillsboro/West End neighborhood and a cozy place to see the colorful leaves in the fall. There’s also a large dining area here for meals and games, a washer and dryer for laundry, and lots of restaurants and stores nearby.
21c Museum Hotels are always fun for staycations, including this one in Nashville. The hotel doubles as a contemporary art museum and has over 10,500 square feet of exhibition space. The exhibitions rotate, and there are 124 guest rooms and suites for overnight guests. In the rooms, you’ll find comfy beds, high ceilings, and wood floors in this 1900-era Gray & Dudley Building. There’s a great “inspired comfort food” restaurant on site and an opportunity here to really get to know a great Nashville neighborhood.
Here’s a guesthouse cottage Airbnb where you’ll have the whole place to yourself for up to four guests. It has one bedroom and one bath and has been awarded an architectural historic preservation award. The space is a short walk from local restaurants and coffee shops and also minutes from downtown. The cottage has a kitchenette and loft with twin beds that are accessible via the rolling ladder. Whether your staycation here is long or short, there’s everything you need to prepare basic meals, as well as an outdoor patio with chairs and easy off-street parking.
Another recommended hotel option for your Nashville staycation is this Loews hotel near Vanderbilt University and that’s off the tourist path but still close to the local attractions. One of the top hotels in Nashville, it has chic rooms and spacious suites with luxe furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi. The on-site Mason Bar serves craft cocktails and local beers while Flavor restaurant gives you a local culinary experience. Pets are welcome at this staycation hotel for just $50 per stay. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour business center for guests to use.
For your larger family or group of friends, consider planning a staycation at this newly renovated cottage in a quiet neighborhood of East Nashville. It was built in the 1930s but renovated in 2019. This space accommodates 10 guests in three bedrooms and with three bathrooms. You’ll have this whole house to yourself and be in walking distance from hip coffee shops and just a few minutes from downtown. Even if you live in the area, don’t plan to invite local guests over who aren’t on your reservation because that’s against the house rules. The space is separated into the main house and the back apartment that’s connected by a basement. You’ll love the two-level backyard, deck with a bar and grill, parking for up to four cars, and keyless entry to the space.
You’ll love this Airbnb Plus option that’s a guesthouse for up to four people in Nashville. It has two bedrooms and one bath with a country-chic vibe and eclectic touches. The space has an antique dining table set under a charming chandelier You can also spend time outside on your staycation here at the backyard fire pit. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other bedroom has a single bed. Other features of this staycation destination are a full kitchen with a dishwasher and coffeemaker, self-check-in, free parking, Wi-Fi, TV, and an indoor fireplace.
For a luxurious staycation where you can bring your pet along, consider booking a room at the Hermitage Hotel. There are stylish rooms, as well as a Four-Diamond restaurant and package deals that include complimentary cocktails, city tours, and other perks. This historic hotel was built in 1910 and offers all the comforts of home in the rooms and suites that have 500 square feet of space on average. Capitol Grille is the onsite restaurant that serves fresh cuisine that complements Southern traditions. This is also a popular wedding venue and a place for special events.
For up to six guests, you can book a staycation in Nashville at this cottage with two bedrooms and two baths. It features exposed brick and hardwood floors and a white aesthetic for interior design. The home has Alexa to play your favorite music, memory foam beds, and a 55-inch Roku TV. Both bedrooms have queen-size beds. When you stay here, you’ll be about a mile and a half from downtown and close to many restaurants in East Nashville. Other things to know about the space is that there is free parking, self-check-in, Wi-Fi, and a washer and dryer to use for your laundry.
The all-suite Hilton Nashville Downtown is a perfect staycation spot in the heart of downtown. There’s a fitness center, as well as an atrium bar, fitness center, business center, and on-site restaurant. Enjoy Italian dishes inspired by the Abruzzo region and the great wine list at this hotel, which has spacious rooms and lots of event space and meeting rooms too. You can even bring your larger dog up to 75 pounds here for a $50 fee. This hotel is next door to the Bridgestone Arena and blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Explore the lovely Belle Meade area of West Nashville when you book this VRBO property for your staycation. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has two bathrooms. It’s less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville and 20 minutes from the airport. It has a well-appointed kitchen, cozy living room, and a huge front porch that overlooks a wet-weather creek. The bedrooms have Dream Sleep queen-size beds, and there are blow-up beds in the closets for additional guests.