Historic Inn

We're ready for you! Belle Air Mansion & Inn is Open

Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality during a stay at this beautiful historic Antebellum Mansion

This stunning plantation house awaits your visit. Experiencing the large estate with it’s amazing architecture, 13 foot ceilings, and beautiful antiques is something that will be remembered by all.

More than reading about history, you will be able to stay overnight where the Harding and Nichols families lived almost 200 years ago. This is one of a very few Antebellum Mansions in America where visitors are allowed to stay overnight in the house.

Explore a place where time stands still. Go back in time while still enjoying modern amenities. There are large rooms for banquets and meetings.

Mansion Accommodations

10 Bedrooms
10 Full Bathrooms, 4 Half Bathrooms

Retreat House Accommodations

5 Bedrooms
5 Full Bathrooms

Notable Features & Amenities

Large Area for Wedding Tents

3 Outdoor Porch Areas

Corporate Training Room

Large Meeting Rooms

Spacious Dining Area with Catered Meals

Guided Tours

200-Year-Old Rose Garden — restored Spring 2021

6 Acre Retreat in the City

Take a look inside

From floor to ceiling, Belle Air is truly a Southern gem. We handled the restoration with great care, preserving the existing layout and bringing the original heart pine floors black to life. Inside Belle Air, you'll find many opulent finishes such as the 27 chandeliers that grace its ceilings.

Would you like to explore the mansion? Click on any of the images below to open up a photo gallery. We can't wait for you to see Belle Air in person!

Parlor

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First & Second Foyer

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Dining

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Exterior

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FAQ

We will email and text you automated check in instructions. The instructions will give you directions and the 4 digit code to your room.  Each room has a touchscreen deadbolt lock.

The Mansion is 5 miles to downtown Nashville, Airport (4 mi), Opryland Hotel (3.6 mi), Oprymills Mall (3 mi), Music City Center (5.5 mi), Bridgestone Arena (5.7 mi), Ryman Auditorium (6.0 mi) and 6 miles to The Hermitage.

Please call for group rates of 8 rooms or more. Call for wedding rates and information. Call for business retreat rates and information.

This is a separate House across the driveway from the Mansion. There are 5 bedrooms and no common areas in the Retreat House. Each bedroom has it’s own private entrance.  All of the rooms are setup so that you can pull your car within a few feet of the room’s private door to make it easy to unload & load your luggage.

Only with permission. If you arrive early we can possibly lock your bags in a room, but only if pre-arranged.

All of the bedrooms are extremely private.  Each bedroom has a private bathroom. 14 of the 15 bedrooms have an ensuite bath. 11 of the 15 bedrooms have their own private entrance directly from the outside.  That way you do not walk through the common areas unless you choose to.

Yes, each room has it’s own bathroom. No bathrooms are shared. 14 of 15 bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom. Only the Sapphire bedroom has a private bath that is not directly connected to the room, but is across the hall. Every bathroom has a luxury shower. 6 of the bathrooms have separate bathtubs.

Currently there are over 50 parking spaces on site. With only 15 bedrooms, this will never be an issue.

There are 2 large refrigerators in the kitchen. Each fridge has a dual icemaker.

Each room is unique & individually decorated. Each room has a 50” to 60” Television, small refrigerator, outlet with charging station, iron, ironing board, coffee maker with coffee, hair dryer, individually wrapped soap, shampoo, toilet paper, makeup wipes, plenty of bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.

We can email you a pdf document with activity and restaurant information after you have secured a reservation. This “Room Booklet” is done electronically for convenience and health reasons.

Click “Book a Room”, put in the dates of your trip and click “Show Prices”. The prices shown are for the entire trip. To get the price per night, you divide the total price shown by the number of nights you are staying. 

For the Mansion rooms we allow children 12 and older that are well supervised. For the Retreat House rooms we allow children 9 and older that are very closely supervised.

There is a separate section on this site describing our methods, processes, & requirements.

We serve breakfast each morning between 8:30 & 9am. Currently we do not have a buffet but the food is plated and served to each guest. The menu changes daily. Beverages include coffee, orange juice, apple juice, & water. We must be notified 24 hours in advance for special request such as vegetarian or gluten free needs.

The front porch is very large and has rocking chairs for your convenience. The side porch near the kitchen has rocking chairs and other seating.

No pets at all are ever allowed in the Mansion. However, we have 2 rooms in the Retreat House in which we allow a small pet, but you must let us know in advance and have it approved.

Yes, our wheelchair accessible room is the Castle Room. There is also a wheelchair ramp to enter the mansion on the west side of the mansion.

There is no elevator and the only access to the second floor is by using the stairs.

An Innkeeper is generally on site all day. If you need anything or there is an issue it is best to call (615) 288-0937 for prompt service. Once contacted, we can get you more towels, toiletries, help with luggage, and respond to issues.

There are 6 Mansion rooms that are more than 550 square feet. The typical very spacious and luxurious Mansion room has 13 foot ceilings, beautiful architecture, 200 year old floors, a fireplace, at least one chandelier, amazing trim and décor. These are the higher priced rooms because of how luxurious they are. This would include the Gold Suite, Bronze Tranquility, Turquoise, Onyx, Sapphire and 1790 Loft Suite. The 2 Carriage House Rooms, Garnett Room, and 1790 Hideaway rooms are moderately priced. The Retreat House rooms are priced less than the Mansion rooms and are more budget friendly. A description of each room is below.

Gold Suite: This is the largest of all the rooms at 800 square feet and is on the first floor. With King bed and a daybed it sleeps 3. It includes a spacious living / sitting room that seats 12. This first floor room has 2 fireplaces. The very large ensuite bathroom has a separate marble shower and heavy clawfoot tub. There is a stunning stain glass window above the tub.

Bronze Tranquility: Also called the Honeymoon Suite sleeps 2. The room and ensuite bathroom together are 740 square feet and has 5 chandeliers. This second floor bedroom has a large poster King bed, 12 ft ceilings and built ins. The massive bathroom is 28 ft long, includes a separate makeup room, 2 huge vanities, jetted tub, and a separate shower.

Turquoise: This very popular second floor room and ensuite bathroom is over 600 sq ft and sleeps 2. Sleep in a large king poster bed which faces a huge fireplace. The wonderful marble bathroom has a separate marble shower and relaxing soaking tub.

Onyx: This well appointed room and ensuite bath is almost 600 sq ft. There is a king bed, daybed and classic desk. Enjoy the sitting area in front of the fireplace.  The bath has a double vanity and large marble shower.

Sapphire: This gorgeous room and bath is around 500 sq ft. There is a king bed & daybed. The beautiful marble private bathroom with huge shower is across the hall from the bedroom. The bathroom is only for the Sapphire bathroom but is not ensuite.   

1790 Loft: This rustic 2 bedroom suite and ensuite bath is around 700 sq ft. One bedroom has a king bed and the other a queen bed. This handsome suite sleeps 4.  These bedrooms originally built in 1790 have 230 year old beams in all the ceilings. The bathroom has a double vanity with stone sinks and a large shower.

Carriage House 1: With nearly 400 sq ft, this comfortable room sleeps 3. It has a king bed and twin bed. This exquisite room has a desk and a nook with seating around a small table. Move aside the large sliding barn door to enter into an oversized bathroom.

Carriage House 2: This charming room has almost 300 sq ft, a king bed, a desk and a nook with seating around a small table.

Garnett: This delightful first floor room has a king bed and is wonderfully decorated. Our most popular shower is in this bathroom.

1790 Hideaway: Originally built in 1790, imagine sleeping in this beautiful and rustic 230 year old room. This first floor room sleeps 2 in a king bed and will take you back 230 years.

Tiffany Rose: This very large, charming and colorful bedroom has a king bed and a daybed and sleeps 3. The luxury bathroom has a large glassed in shower and separate tub with two vanities.

Ruby: This romantic bedroom has a king bed and a daybed and sleeps 3. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub and large separate shower.

Paris Blue: Experience springtime in Paris in this beautiful room. It has a king bed and ensuite bath with glassed shower and separate shower.  Sleeps 2.

Castle: This cozy first floor bedroom has a queen bed is wheelchair friendly with a ramp to the room. The large wheelchair accessible bathroom has a double vanity and large glassed shower. Sleeps 2.

Captains: This maritime decorated bedroom has a king bed and nice shower. Sleeps 2.