1501 Linden Manor Bed and Breakfast
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Well, we finally reached the "East". We crossed the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri Rivers today. The Archway is still in Saint Louis. See the photo - we crossed the Mississippi on I-64 south of the Arch. It was an overcast day with light rain most of the day. Got through downtown Saint Louis traffic easily, and despite the rain, it was smooth sailing all the way to Antioch, TN - just a few miles south of Nashville. FGM is doing well and ...
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... Square Park to catch some free live music as part of the Live On The Green concert series. We indulged in some Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (that's what the place was called) and ate the most delicious dark chocolate and brambleberry crisp ice cream we'd ever had (and tasted some salted caramel and brown butter almond brittle ice cream as well). Then, at an hour befitting our current states of exhaustion, we headed back down the street to our hostel to update our journals and crawl into bed.
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Historical Traveler Reviews 1501 Linden Manor Bed and Breakfast Nashville
We got bumped!
Linden management is apparently very unorganized. We booked 4 weeks in advanced only to find out upon arrival that our reservation was lost. See the review below called "needs to get organised" (June 1, 2004). Evidently, bumping guests is the way that Linden House occasionally does business. We would advise against staying at Linden.
Just The Best!
What a great B&B! I returned to Linden Manor B&B for yet another wonderful visit in December. Every time I return it's even better! Very charming, clean and lovely...and the food is superb! I love the fact that it's close to so many of the places people visit Nashville to see, and Tom and Catherine know them all and are so helpful. You really feel like you've stepped back in time 100 years...but with all the up to date comforts! I will most certainly be back!
Loved Linden Manor
I just returned from a trip to Linden Manor in Nashville, TN. What a wonderful experience!! I've been to many B&B's before, and this one ranks right up there with the best. The first thing I noticed was how lovely the victorian home was. I was greeted by Catherine, the innkeeper. She was so lovely and very helpful since this was my first trip to Nashville. She had plenty of suggestions for places to see. My room was also incredible. Very cozy!! The bed was so comfortible that it made it diffcult to leave. I took some of Catherine's suggestions about which sights to see in Nashville, and had a great time. The next morning, Catherine had cooked an incredible breakfast!! Wonderful french toast with fresh fruit, eggs cooked just the way I like them, coffee, and some great conversation with the other guests. All I can say is that the experience I had at Linden Manor definitely helped make my trip to Nashville a wonderful one. I already have plans for a return visit!! So if you're looking for a charming B&B in Nashville, with a great innkeeper, Linden Manor is definitely the place to visit.
Wonderful stay. Can't wait to go back!
I received a gift certificate for a weekend stay at Linden Manor Bed & Breakfast as a birthday present. I finally got around to booking the room. What a delight! If I had known what a wonderful experience awaited me, I would have called sooner to book the room. Catherine welcomes you from the first phone call to the last goodbye! The experience was so much more than I expected. Catherine was only too happy to make our reservations for dinner and evening entertainment. After a fun evening on the town, we returned to quiet and restful accomodations in the beautiful Linden room. We had an wonderful stay, and can't wait to go back. Thank you, Catherine!
Overcharged andmorethan underserved
Do please read this to the end! The intials are petty, but it gets better! First off, when calling to make my reservation, I was told that the rates were $35 higher than the webpage's information..ok, fine, no problem, I still made our reservation... on the day of our arrival there was no one to greet us, our key was left in the mailbox, OK, we can get past that too, though not the most comforting...another guest sittng in the front room immediately complained of it being very cold inside, though we hadn't yet noticed...however, that evening, we were so very cold even my "hot blooded" fiance who -never- gets cold, froze, we had a very uncomfortable night with no extra blanket in the room stored, and no one on the premises to ask for help. Not a comfortable situation, especially being that I have low blood pressure and a serious chronic illness. This was downright unhealthy for me. The fact that there was NO-NE to communicate with or ask questions of was very disconcerting, and as it turns out, no-one lives on the premises, which I am not sure is even legal in Nashville. But the best- breakfast was also a dissapointment- I made my dietary needs very clear, am allergic to milk, they told us no problem, they served us waffles made with milk! And undercooked bacon that was cold and rubbery....simply gross. So much for the "breakfast" part. We had an interesting political conversation with some other guests at the table who were on the same page, but the man who was our "host" that morning made sure to let us all know his feelings on the conversation, which did not invlove him and were of course the exact opposite, alientaing the guests. Totally inappropriate and tacky, to say the least. And now the BEST part- upon running our credit card charged us even MORE than what was discussed on the phone, by ANOTHER $40! So at the end of it all, we paid more by $75 than the website stated. And, when we checked out, no one was there, we simply left our key in the box again. It was a mediocre boardinghouse at best, not to mention TINY. We will not be staying there again!
As soon as we walked in the house you could feel the warmth of the owners Catherine & Tom. The Victorian house is beautiful but what made the experience great was the lengths our hosts went to for us to have a great time. Also the food is wonderfull and if you have special dietary needs she goes the extra mile to please. They make great recommendations of where to go in Nashville and always offer to get tickets or reservations for you. Also they read people very well and somehow manage to help the guests get to know each other. I could go on & on. When I go to Nashville again this is the only place I want to stay!
Warm Hospitality Combined With Qaulity and Comfort
Linden House was our first experience with staying at a Bed & Breakfast. We were, admittedly, a little nervous about straying from our usual routine of booking accomodations at a hotel. Any concerns we may have had quickly dissipated once we stepped inside. Catherine and Tom greeted us like honored guests and long time friends. Their hospitality was warm and gracious and their friendly attitudes caused us to relax, unwind, and feel right at home. The decor is rich in quality, color, and comfort and inspired us to want to recreate the same setting in our own home. It was obvious that there is a high standard of cleanliness. Everything is neat and tidy and each room has its own unique feel with quality furnishings. Catherine and Tom offered exceptional service by providing us with a wealth of information about the area and its activities. We found our room to be very romantic, quiet, and we enjoyed restful sleep each night of our stay. The breakfasts were simply delicious and the dining room was very charming. I can't think of one thing that wasn't to our liking! We felt truly welcomed and pampered! A stay at Linden House will surely satisfy even the most discriminating visitor. We look forward to future visits to Linden House and are now Bed and Breakfast enthusiasts! Thank you Catherine & Tom!
Needs to get organised
On arrival the proprietor was not in and then informed us that she had double booked for our second night (booked three months earlier) we were clearly being 'bumped' for regular guests. Our Grand Ole Opry tickets had not been booked as agreed - although seats were arranged that day. Our room was clean and nicely furnished with a small shower room - obviously the smallest of the three - it was next to the kitchen and the activity and conversation were noisy. The breakfast was good. By way of making amends the proprietor transferred us to another B&B and gave us a lift downtown. Would not stay there again.
We loved our stay
Tom and Catherine are a treasure. From the moment you enter their beautiful home, you feel at home and welcomed. Their breakfast were some of the best we've ever had and the conversations at the table were great. We can't wait to go back.Connie and Howard
Our stay was wonderful
Staying at Linden Manor is a treat for your senses as the restored house takes you back to another time when life was slower placed and living luxuriously was only for the weathly! Oriental rugs, plush bedding and great food are just some of the amenities offered by Tom and Catherine. For us, the best part was the laid back atmosphere with long talks and sharing and the quitar pull with other local song writers. Our stay in Nashville was wonderful as we got to see it throught the eyes of the locals instead of tourist. Thank you,Tom and Catherine