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The Gaylord Opryland Hotel Closes Indefinitely Due To Flooding

May 4, 2010 at 9:28 AM | by | ()

If you're planning a stay at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville in the near future, you may want to double-check on that room reservation. Severe rain storms over the past few days have put most of Nashville under water as its Cumberland River continues to overflow and the grand hotel got hit hard as the floodwaters are one story deep around the hotel.

As you can imagine, the hotel--which has a massive atrium and retail shops on its lower floors--has been closed indefinitely while they recuperate from the damage. Here is a snippet of the message on their website:

As a result, the hotel is not taking any incoming reservations at this time. The guests that were in the hotel this Sunday were evacuated to a nearby shelter for the evening where they were provided with food, drinks and bedding. As of today, most have left the shelter, and have been picking up their luggage from the hotel with the assistance of Gaylord Opryland's bell staff and other leaders who are on site to assist these guests with obtaining their luggage.

Those who have already left Nashville, will have their luggage shipped to them from Gaylord. We are continuing to monitor the flood situation in Nashville, and will assess any hotel damage with the appropriate teams. When there is new information regarding the hotel's condition, we will post the news here on the website. Thank you for your patience and for your support.

Hang in there Opryland! If you need moral support, hit up the NYLO in Rhode Island.

A few other hotels are experiencing damage from flooding (like the Wyndham near the Cumberland River) but most are ready to help stranded visitors. Keep checking VisitMusicCity.com for the latest hotel and travel information.

Thanks to Twitterer @bdonahueweedman for alerting us to this serious situation!

[Photo: Kansas City Star ]

Archived Comments:


It's never good news to hear of flooding, and this is definitely not a good time to not have reservations.  Hopefully the insurance can cover the damages and the hotel will be taking reservations soon.


Let's rebuild

The Opryland has always been one of our favorite hotels, as well as one of the country's most culturally significant ones. More than a place to stay, the Opryland was a destination of its own. Best wishes for the hotel, its workers and the city of Nashville in flood recovery, as well as getting a truly special hotel experience back up and running again.

What a shame

A great property.  Hope it reopens soon.