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Private Retreat on 11 Acres with Inn, 15 Min from Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

The Highland House features an open combination living/ dining room with a fully-equipped kitchen. The living area has leather sofas and chairs with ottoman, a 46 inch flatscreen TV, DVD Player with sound bar and complimentary WiFi. The private, separate bedroom has a king-sized bed, beautiful linens, a flat screen TV and an amazing view of the High Field. Quite often, you’ll see deer and wild turkeys roaming around. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and features a stained glass panel from a local artist. Relax on the front porch swing; take in the view or sit around the fire pit and gaze at the stars!

Keywords: Carriage house, Rustic, Countryside, Views, Decks, Yard area, Relaxing, Serene, Convenient, Perfect Homebase for Nashville

More Details

Mary Jane and Fred Peace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Mary Jane and Fred Peace

Fred and Mary Jane Peace would like to welcome you to Elysian Carriage House. With years of traveling experience, we understand how important it is to feel comfortable while you're away from home. We know that Elysian can create that feeling for you as a view of the fields always do. We want you to relax, enjoy, have fun, and eat well. There is a great energy and we know you'll feel it too. You will always want to come back.

Mary Jane and Fred Peace purchased this guest house in 2006

Why Mary Jane and Fred Peace chose Madison

We bought Thistletop in 2006 as our home. Because of the size of the property and the square footage of all of the buildings, we felt that it was the perfect solution to turn it into a bed and breakfast and a vacation rental. We love meeting people and making them happy. It truly gives us pleasure and we feel that each time we have someone here, we've made friends for life. They always leave happy and want to come back. We hope they do.

What makes this guest house unique

Here at the Highland House you have the best of both worlds; you have the serenity, and peace and quiet of the country side, yet you are only minutes from the city and everything it has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fred and Mary Jane

Thank you so much for sharing a little piece of your home with us.The Elysian was comfy, inviting and peaceful. We really enjoyed it. The Derby was great, and Nashville was fun. If you are ever in Texas, give us a shout.
May 2013
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Madison Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in Shower with complimentary toiletries. Also includes towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Highland House - 1 king , No more than 2 guests
  • Beautiful Reclaimed wooden headboard with built in lamps with edison bulbs and a usb port. Large flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. Closet with extra linens, Reading chair and Robes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
It is very easy to use UBER to go to Nashville, which is only 15 minutes away.


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Private Retreat on 11 Acres with Inn, 15 Min from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Chesterfield, Va

Charming property with peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A welcome retreat during our visit to Nashville, this property offered privacy and a lovely setting to relax and enjoy the area. Beautifully furnished, yet warm and inviting, our stay here was a highlight of our trip.Thanks to our hosts for sharing their carriage house with us. We highly recommend this property and hope to stay there again when we visit Nashville.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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madison, indiana

The best carriage house in TN

  • 5 of 5

Our hostess was warm, personable and very accommodating. I have stayed in many places around the country and the Elysian Carriage House is one that is a must to go back to! It was charming, decorated beautifully and in a word, perfect! The place screams Welcome and Warmth. I have a mind to redecorate my whole house after staying there! My fiance and I will definitely be staying there again in the future. For whoever reads this, you have got to make this your destination!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winder, Georgia

Our First Trip to Nashville

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Nashville and stayed at the Elaysian Carriage House. It was a perfect location as it was close to all of the attractions we visited yet in the peaceful countryside. We found the carriage house to be beautifully decorated, relaxing, and exactly what we needed. We appreciated Fred and Mary Jane's hopitality and we hope we can return for a visit again

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatham, Ontario Canada

Our Recent Elysian Apartment Stay........

  • 5 of 5

Recently we were fortunate enough to stay at the Elysian Apartment. The apartment lacked nothing and the owners (Fred and Mary Jane Peace - how appropriate is this last name for this spot!) were equally as pleasant and enjoyable. The apartment lacked nothing and we would definitely come back. The fact that it was close to highway #65 South/North was also great, plus only 15 or so miles from Nashville made travelling anywhere totally easy. If you ever thought you'd like to get away from it all, this property is for you. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend on the property taking in walks, relaxing more, sipping on wine. Overall, we'd rate this spot as "excellent". Thanks for everything Fred and Mary Jane!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you were relaxed. We hope you come back this way again and stay with us when you do. All the very best! The "Peaces"
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Mokena, Il

Wonderful stay at Elysian Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 daughters - 14 & 12) plus Ozzie our min. schnauzer stayed at the Elysian Carriage House for 5 nights. We came to spend time with parents who recently moved to the area, and to explore Nashville. The property is very peaceful and the grounds are beautiful. It is in a perfect location just 15 mins. from Nashville. The carriage house had everything we needed for our stay, and was very clean and beautifully decorated. The towels and sheets were so soft - had to mention that! There was plenty of room for the 4 of us - the pictures don't do it justice. Mary Jane and Fred are very gracious hosts, and were very helpful before and after our arrival, recommending restaurants and activities. They are such genuine nice people. They also have a beautiful bed and breakfast on the property. We look forward to another stay in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back and see us. With your Dad here, hopefully it will be quite often. You guys were so great in the unbearable heat of the summer. Keep in mind that fall is really beautiful here, and much cooler! Say hi to the girls and Ozzie! See you next time and thanks for staying with us!
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Traverse City, MI

Navarre Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I don’t think our vacation to Nashville would have been quite the same had we stayed anywhere else. Navarre is the perfect place for peaceful relaxation. Knowing we would have our comfy cozy carriage house to return to allowed us to enjoy the Nashville music scene with vigor and put many countryside touring miles on the motorcycle. Even though we packed in a lot of activity on our vacation, we couldn’t help but feel relaxed at the end of it all thanks to the beautifully peaceful setting of Navarre. Fred and Mary Jane were the perfect hosts and were so warm and welcoming – we felt like family from the minute we arrived. They provided a wealth of information and helpful hints to guide us on our outings and were always there when we needed anything – including a very yummy breakfast. They have found the perfect balance of a rustic country setting and high-quality amenities that will keep us coming back for years.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all better come back!! We're family now. We enjoyed your company so much and look forward to your return. You know its really pretty in the fall here....think about it. And the rides you could take on your bike. We loved you guys and we can't wait to see you again. Keep in touch and all the best!!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nashville International Airport BNA
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Plenty of them
Car: recommended

We are a suburb of Nashville and only 15 minutes from downtown Broadway. Convenient to everything in Nashville, yet removed from it all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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