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Luxurious Post and Beam Ranch Hideaway on Eleven Acres

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Bed and Breakfast, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Thistletop Inn is a Bed and Breakfast, in a Luxurious Post and Beam, 7500 sq ft home, hiden away on 11 acres in Goodlettsville, 15 minutes north of downtown Nashville.

Rich with historic architectural artifacts, Thistletop was constructed by master builder, Braxton Dixon, whose iconic list includes Johnny Cash, Rob Orbison and Trisha Yearwood, to name a few. The 7500 sq ft house is composed of rugged cypress and pine beams rescued from an Indiana train station and the Nashville Candy Factory. Inside and out is bold stonework collected from nearby Old Hickory Lake. Front doors, circa 1860 hail from a stagecoach station between Nashville and Louisville. There is a two story rock fireplace which comes from a 200 yr old farm in Ky. You can spend all day in amazement just gazing at all of the interesting elements comprised at Thisletop.

Our premiere private loft, The Dauphine suite, is like a stone French chateau, with floor to ceiling windows with amazing views of rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. Each end of the loft includes matching balconies with stained glass windows and massive 12' French doors. The floors are 2x16 plank wood heart pine. The furnishings include a king sized bed with luxury linen, a couch with chair and ottoman, a 40' Flat screen, DVD Player, Roku with Netflix, private bath, luxurious robes, gas fireplace, and a large library of books. Also included in this very romantic and very private suite is a fridge, microwave, and keurig coffee maker. You will never want to leave this amazing retreat.

We also have a second room called the 'Taos'. This queen sized room boasts a large stone wall, beamed ceilings, private bath, fridge, robes plus all of the luxury that you would expect at Thistletop. Since we have 2 rooms, one room may be available and not the other. Check out our website for more information.

Thistletop gives you the feel of a lodge in the mountains of Colorado, with its 4 fireplaces, a media room, large living room with beautiful leather furniture, accented with an array of eclectic art. The large Dining room is lit by an antler chandelier and fireplace. The kitchen is wall to wall windows and has been described by other guests as being in a tree house. Downstairs is the rec room which includes a pool table, foosball, game table, 46' flat screen with DVD player and a wii. Or you can sit at the full bar and watch a ball game on the other screen. Or relax in the hot tub after a work out with our exercise equipment.

And best of get a nice, big, hot breakfast in the morning and complimentary snacks and beverages, all included in your stay!

We also rent a Carriage House called Elysian if you are looking for a more private stay. It does not include use of the amenities in the Inn, but you can pay an up charge for breakfast in the Inn.Call us for more details or go to our website.

Come stay with us. You'll be glad you did!

Keywords: bed and breakfast


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2016

About The Owner

Fred and Mary Jane Peace would like to welcome you to the Thistletop Inn. With years of traveling experience, we understand how important it is to feel comfortable while you're away from home. We know that our home can create that feeling for you. We want you to relax, enjoy, find peace, and eat well. There is a great energy at Thistletop and we know you'll feel it too. You will always want to come back.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Nashville

We chose this property because of the architect. Braxton Dixons ability to assemble post and beam and stone in connection with the site....absolutely amazing. Many of the same craftsmen worked on building the Johnny Cash house in Hendersonville. Truly a work of art.

What makes this house unique

The comforts of home, the aesthetics of an amazing architectural environment, the solitude of being distant from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a cup of coffee in a comfortable chair watching migratory birds at the pond, a leisurely stroll in the woods, being fifteen minutes to downtown... these are a few of my favorite things about Thistletop.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! Our mother-daughter stay was bittersweet. What a wonderful place for healing.
Nov 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxurious Post and Beam Ranch Hideaway on Eleven Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Amazing architecture and outstanding hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Thistletop Inn for several days and Fred and Mary Jane were outstanding hosts. This is a beautiful, high end bed and breakfast with additional accommodations in a cottage and a studio. The architecture is amazing reclaimed beams, wood and multiple historic elements. There is a spiral staircase from the London underground, doors from Paris and numerous other gems. This is a feast for the eye and beautifully decorated. Fred and Mary Jane were friendly, helpful and gracious hosts and it made for a very memorable stay. I would highly recommend Thistletop Inn if you are looking for unique place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

2012 marked the 5th annual WIFE-LIFE AND WORK get-away for myself and a few buddies. We rolled the dice considering we've never stayed in a b&b and holy........did we hit our point!

Reclaimed interiors + historic architecture + amazing decor + versatile property instantly let us know we found something pretty special and the perfect place for any type of get away.

Gourmet breakfast spread that will not disappoint. Think farm table covered with any preference of protein, pancakes, b'fast casserole, coffee, milk, oj etc. Seriously, anything you can imagine which all somehow manages to be just a "detail" by the end of your stay.

Our hosts did not overlook any details and were refreshing people. Personally, I would want to share Thistletop too if it was my home. The house itself and hosts hardly make you want to leave. We stayed with the intention of spending time in Nashville (only 15 min away) but at every turn (or room in the house) there was something unique to offer.

Rest, Relaxation and Rejuvenation....try this on for size: Hot-tub, downstairs gym, vinyl collection, movie collection, books, reading rooms, exterior wrap-around balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplace, media room, hillside views and wildlife on property. Every bedroom in the house offer tons of privacy and inspiration for anyone seeking comfort and the perfect home.

I still haven't figured out how Fred and Mary Jane make hosting, at this caliber, seem so effortless and easy. And the crazy thing, I have a feeling we barely scratched the surface of what Thistletop and Fred and MJ have to offer. This is a must people....

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

We want to click our heels and be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Thistletop and their owners. Thistletop was far beyond our expectations. We never once said "this is great if only they had...".

At every turn we found the perfect touch. We even added a one day to our trip after arriving. It was an absolutely blissful retreat for us. The Dauphine suite was simple delicious!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well come on back Dorothy! The land of Oz awaits you. So, so happy Thistletop exceeded your expectations. You deserve it! Can't wait to see you guys again. We so enjoyed having you here and can't wait to see you again. Just click those heels.......
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St Paul

The Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Thistletop Inn and enjoyed our best ever experience at a B & B. For a little more than average, Thistletop clearly earns a five star rating. Fred and Mary Jane treat you just as they would want to be treated themselves. We quickly felt at home, and an amazing home at that. The pictures on the website are accurate. If anything Thistletop is even nicer. The property was clean and appointed more thoroughly than one could hope for - Robes, slippers, a pitcher of ice water, beds turned down, board games, cookies, fruits, snacks, books, movies, music and other amenities too numerous to list. Fred's cooking is wonderful and Mary Jane provides the welcoming attention to detail. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the room was private and quiet. We recommend Thistletop to our relatives and friends and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nolensville, TN

Can't wait for my stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this inn for my parents anniversary, so review is both 1st and 3rd hand. My experience in making the reservation with both Fred and Mary Jane was awesome in itself. I was immediately put at ease since this was their 1st B&B stay. Even though short, the conversations with each was as if I'd known them forever. My parents gave an excellent report from their stay. Fred made them feel at home as they explored the entire Inn. My father gave thumbs up on the breakfast Sunday morning and said he enjoyed the conversation he was able to have with Fred. My mom fell asleep in a chair without a TV on. That is a HUGE compliment on how comfortable they felt. So all in all, they had a excellent time! Many thanks to Fred for making their stay worth all their 38 years! And for me, I can't wait to have my own memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking the time to "glow" about Thistletop!!!! You made MJ tear up! I've gotta say your Mom and Dad eclipsed "this old house" with their beautiful energy. They are Super Stars! Couldn't get enough of them!!! We can't wait to meet y'all and make your stay a memorable one. Plus, I may try soon to use one of your Mom's recipes she so generously shared. You are more than are our new neighbors!
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San Diego CA

Thistletop Inn = Best B&B and Best Innkeepers!

  • 5 of 5

WOW...what a beautiful B&B! We've stayed at 20+ B&Bs over the years and the Thistletop Inn rates number one. We were in Nashville for 4 days to visit family and celebrate our 24th anniversary. The property is absolutely gorgeous, built by Braxton Dickson, a famous Tennessee builder to the stars. The house has every amenity you can imagine but that's not what is special about the Thistletop Inn. The Innkeepers, Fred and Mary Jane, are what makes the place extra special. Their enthusiasm and dedication to ensure you have the best B&B experience is what sets their inn at the top. We were there to visit family and they made us feel like family while we were there. The only criticism I have is that I gained 5lbs from Fred's cooking but that is overcome by Mary Jane's southern hospitality! Do yourself a favor and create an experience you'll remember forever, and stay at the Thistletop Inn. Make sure you get the full special treatment with a song from Tashi and Pearl!!

Thanks, we had a wonderful time, Mike and Debbie

  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Madison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Media Room, Living Room, Butler Station, Recreation Room with fireplace, Hobby Studio, full bar

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