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Thistletop has made its mark along the way; winning awards in the ranks of iconic destinations. Providing a set location for Hollywood movies, videos, song-writer sessions, and music events is part of its exclusive charm. Rich with historic architectural artifacts, Thistletop was constructed by celebrated Master “Builder of the Stars”, Braxton Dixon. His iconic list of owners included Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Trisha Yearwood, Donna Fargo, Barry Gibb and Tammy Wynette, to name a few. Thistletop was named after the floor-to-ceiling window in the owners Master bedroom; a 150-year-old piece of etched glass, 12’ window featuring the pattern of a thistle and a rose that Dixon found in a Convent in Kentucky. Architectural salvage, repurposed timbers, limestone hearths and blueprints scrawled on scraps of paper are exponents of Dixon’s hand-built, organic style. The builder sourced stones from 200-year-old farmhouses, and timbers from structures built from the 1700 to the 1800s; mostly from middle Tennessee.

Constructed in 1970 and taking 3 years to build, Thistletop has always been a private residence. In 2010, it was converted into a Bed and Breakfast and won much recognition, winning awards for “Best Inn of Nashville 2018 and 2019” by Nashville Scene Magazine. It has been written up by Readers Digest as “Tennessee’s Best Small Inn” and in “Garden and Gun” magazine on the Builder , Braxton Dixon and Thistletop 

It continues to receive attention from many publications. Since March of 2020, Fred and Mary Jane Peace have retired the Main house, but continue to offer the two free-standing Guest Houses that sit so perfectly on their beautiful 11 acres.

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