Tour the Belle Air Mansion & Inn

Tour a Nashville Antebellum Home! Historic Belle Air Mansion & Inn

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

The Belair Mansion was included on Historic Nashville's 2014 Nashville Nine list of endangered properties, and has recently opened as a bed and breakfast, the Belle Air Inn! "A Nashville Nine Success Story"!

Belle Air sits at the beginning of Downtown Donelson and is a very visible historic and civic landmark as you enter the area. Most plantations and pre-civil war Mansions are far out of town with no accessibility to where people want to visit. Belle Air is about 4 miles from the Nashville Airport and 5 ½ miles from downtown along Lebanon Pike. It is unique in that it is almost 6 acres and can be a retreat in the middle of the city. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belle Air is significant because of its architecture. Representative of the great houses of the well-to-do Southern landowners in the first half of the nineteenth century, it remains as an example of these houses which once were abundant but have now mostly disappeared from the scene. It’s important that Belle Air is preserved for the benefit of those who might not otherwise be able to come in contact with such an example of the architecture of the Old South. Many families prominent in the social and economic development of Nashville have either lived in or been entertained in Belle Air.

Lewis & Connie James have brought this historic treasure back to life with a luxury touch!

Free parking is available on site.

Mansion Accommodations

10 Bedrooms
10 Full Bathrooms, 4 Half Bathrooms

Retreat House Accommodations

5 Bedrooms
5 Full Bathrooms

Notable Features & Amenities

4 Outdoor Porch Areas

Large Meeting Rooms

Spacious Dining Area with Catered Meals

Guided Tours

200-Year-Old Rose Garden — restored Spring 2020

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 26 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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