Belle Air Mansion – November 9, 2021 – 2 Night Stay – Nashville, Tennessee

This is a really fancy luxury hotel, with all of the bells and whistles. You’re staying in a real-life mansion in Nashville with loads of history. That to me is enough to book a stay.

Here’s all of The Belle Air Mansions Information:

Belle Air Mansion, Nashville ~ 225 Years of History

Belle Air Mansion is a historic and civic landmark about 5 ½ miles from downtown Nashville. Built in 1832, Belle Air is one of the few remaining Greek Revival antebellum mansions in Nashville.

Belle Air is significant because of its architecture. A 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 was important that Belle Air be 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.

After a challenging but rewarding restoration process, we’re excited to announce that Belle Air is almost ready to open to the public! The mansion has always been a private residence, but now it’s been transformed into a bed and breakfast for visitors to enjoy.


1784: The Beginning

In 1790, James Mulherin built his home on a parcel of land granted to him in 1784. Belle Air began as a four-room structure made of hand-made brick with lime and horsehair mortar.

1832: Belle Air Comes To Life

The main building was built in 1832 by Joseph Clay and Elizabeth Harding, on land given to them by her father, John Harding of Belle Meade.

1838: Expansion

The mansion was sold in 1838 to banker William Nichol and his wife Julia Lytle, who expanded the Federal-style house with one -story wings and added Greek Revival ornamentation.

1971: Protected From Progress

Following the Briley Parkway construction of the 1960s, Belle Air was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

2014: An Endangered Treasure

In 2014, Belle Air was listed on “Historic Nashville” as one of Nashville’s 9 most endangered properties. The property was listed for sale, drawing interest from developers who wanted to tear it down.

2016: Restoration

We (Lewis and Connie James) purchased the property in August of 2016, embarking on a long but rewarding journey to restore the mansion to its former glory.

2019: Open To The Public

The restoration project is complete. Belle Air Mansion is open for the world to experience.

In 2014, Belle Air Mansion was listed on “Historic Nashville” as one of Nashville’s 9 most endangered properties. When the property was listed for sale, we knew developers were looking at it and that this historic treasure might be torn down.

Every moment every dollar, and every ounce of energy spent. When someone walks into the mansion for the first time, our goal is for them to imagine the splendor of life being there almost 200 years ago in the Old South. Belle Air is full of artistry and unique architectural features, and we know people will treasure the opportunity to explore it.

I stayed in the Tiffany Rose Room in the guesthouse. 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 separates a tub with two vanities, ceilings, beautiful antiques, and antebellum architecture. 

Belle Air is the original name of the historic 19th-century mansion located just 5.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Over the past 3 years, the mansion underwent a dramatic transformation, going from endangered treasure to a great house restored to its former glory.

Fully immerse yourself in the distinct charm and character of the antebellum South with a stay at this historic and elegantly restored plantation home that has been converted into a bed and breakfast inn. From the rocking chair-lined front porch to a fireplace in your bedroom, you won’t find a more accommodating place to relax in the whole country, we do declare!

From ornate fireplaces to glimmering chandeliers, to original heart pine floors—Belle Air (Belair) will take you on a journey back in time.  The Inn features a 13-foot high historic Inn for all to enjoy.  We are the only historic Bed and Breakfast in Nashville and you can learn more about our B&B and our restoration by reading our history. Belle Air Mansion was the #1 rated Nashville Bed and Breakfast.

From floor to ceiling, Belle Air is truly a Southern gem. Our property has also become the best-rated Nashville Wedding Venue since opening.  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. Now, it is open to the public for the first time as a Bed and Breakfast.

When in Nashville this is the place to stay, especially if any of your activities are at The Grand Ole Opry, its down the street via freeway. Even if you’re not going to the Opry, it’s not that far out of Downtown Nashville, and it’s centrally located to everything else. It is gorgeous, opulent, and a real true winner.

Belle Air Mansion

2250 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, Tennessee 37214


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