Travel

Accomodation 

Gaylord Opryland Nashville, TNGaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
615-889-1000

The conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels family. On the banks of the Cumberland River, the hotel is just minutes from the Nashville International Airport and a short drive or riverboat cruise from downtown Nashville, where you can experience the energy and excitement of Music City!  Underneath climate-controlled signature glass atriums lies an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options. When you aren’t participating in a Hobsons University session, you will be able to enjoy the nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls, indoor river with Delta flatboat, stylish and contemporary new restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. The conference rate is $189 per night and includes the resort fee.  This rate applies for rooms booked by June 30th, 2014, subject to availability.

The complimentary resort fee includes:

• Wireless internet access in all guest rooms, atriums, restaurants and lobbies
• Twenty-four hour access to our  Relâche Fitness Center
• Local and toll-free phone calls up to 20 minutes; $.10 per minute thereafter
• Two Bottles of Water per room per day
• Online access to the Wall Street Journal
• Scheduled complex shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat and Gaylord Springs Golf Course
• Resort Savings Card – select discounts throughout the property for restaurants, dry cleaning and attractions

Note:  The hotel is now full and rooms are only available upon cancellations - contact the hotel directly to inquire.

Alternative reservations can be made at The Inn at Opryland, a Gaylord Hotel.  The hotel is located at 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214.  The phone number is 615-889-0800.

Airline Discount

Hobsons is pleased to be able to offer attendees traveling from the United States or Canada with discounts on flights booked through Delta Air Lines.

Watch this short video to learn more about how to book your flight to obtain the discount or download the instructions.

Transportation Services

The Gaylord Opryland is located 10 to 15 minutes from the Nashville airport.  A one-way cab is approximately $25.

Airport Shuttle

The Gaylord Opryland offers airport shuttle service. Hobsons has negotiated a 20% discount for conference attendees ($24 one-way, $30 round trip). 

Click here to reserve an airport shuttle with our special discount code. Please note, advance reservation must be made at least 7 to 10 days before arrival.

Attractions

There's so much to see and do—from star-studded Nashville area attractions to world-class entertainment and recreation activities right at the resort.

Top area attractions include the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium.  Most attractions are located within several minutes of the hotel.

Click here for details about these and other local attractions.

Tour Options

Two tour options are available for attendees to take advantage of.  Please select these during the registration process.

Night out in Nashville:  

Buses will be departing back and forth between the Gaylord Opryland and Downtown Nashville (Broadway Street), between 6pm and 12pm. The cost is $20 per person for the round trip. This does not include any admission into any venues. This is strictly transportation.  (A cab is $40 - $50/Round trip.)


Evening at the Grand Ole Opry:

What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart toppers who have followed in their footsteps.  During any given Opry show, audiences can expect the best in country, bluegrass, comedy, gospel and more performed by Country Music Hall of Famers, The Opry's member roster reads like a who's-who of country music and includes Bill Anderson, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Jean Shepard, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Trisha Yearwood, and many more.

This night includes tickets and transportation to the Grand Ole Opry House for $85.  Depart for the Grand Ole Opry House at 6:30pm from the hotel.  The show starts at 7pm and wraps up by 9:30pm.

** Performers will be announced on the Friday morning before that weekend's shows.