Historic Nashville Bed and Breakfast

Experience Thistletop Inn

Rich with historic architectural artifacts, Thistletop was constructed by celebrated Master Builder, Braxton Dixon, whose iconic list of clients includes Johnny and June Cash, Roy Orbison, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Trisha Yearwood, and Tammy Wynette, to name a few.

The builder, Braxton Dixon, was the “closest thing this part of the country had to
Frank Lloyd Wright.”

-Marty Stuart in Associated Press Quote April 10, 2007

Designed and inspired by The Chateau Style of the monumental French Houses found in the countryside of the Loire Valley, Dixon made each room unique. As a great example of historical preservation, the Inn features rugged cypress and pine beams rescued from an Indiana train station, a Charleston Wharf, a Nashville Candy Factory, and a North Carolina Tobacco Warehouse. Bold stonework was collected from Old Hickory Lake. The double front doors, circa 1860, hail from the first stagecoach stop between Nashville and Louisville. The two-story rock fireplace is from a 200-year-old Kentucky farm. A floor-to-ceiling etched glass window from a convent in Kentucky with Rose & Thistle pattern, circa 1850, is the inspiration for the original name of the property. The large cast-iron spiral staircase from London and the small spiral staircase from the iconic Dauphine Theater of New Orleans, circa 1905, (The Baldwin Theater) are evidence of Braxton Dixon’s search and appreciation for preservation and great architectural design.

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