Happy October, y’all! On Wednesday of last week, Jake and I decided to be spontaneous and plan a weekend road trip to Nashville, TN. He had this weekend off and we decided to take advantage of only being 3 hours away from Nashville. Living close to fun places like Nashville is a huge reason we wanted to live in Birmingham. We visited Nashville last Christmas (post here and here) and were craving a visit back. On the way home, we made a stop at Cheekwood Estates and Gardens. I had seen pictures of the cute pumpkin house display on Instagram, so I had to get my fall pumpkin fix.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.
The gardens are gorgeous and had a great assortment of pumpkins and themed scarecrows. The property also features a stunning estate, formerly the residence of Nashville’s Cheek family, founders of Maxwell House Coffee and Tea. The house is set up as a museum of how the family left the home and also features an art gallery. Behind the mansion is a woodland trail with numerous sculptures spread throughout the forest.
There is also a beer garden with food trucks on the property, which was a nice touch. Although admission is $20, unlike Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens free admission, I felt like there was enough to do that you get your money’s worth. If we lived in town we would definitely become members. I hear they also have a cute Christmas display.
Stay tuned, I will be sharing more about our Nashville visit on Thursday.
Oh my gosh this place looks adorable!!! So glad you guys got a weekend getaway. We are so excited to visit Nashville here in a few months. I’ve already looked back at your old posts and started planning!
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Yess it’s amazing. I want to go back around Christmas too. Thanks so much!! Ahh so glad y’all are going to visit. I’ll be sharing more posts this week. We did a lot of the same stuff, but also a lot of different things this time. We still have a list of stuff we want to do there.
How fun! What a great outing to take in the fall!
It really was! We’re only 3ish hours from there and it was worth it. I plan to go back in December. I hear they have beautiful Christmas decor too.
Oh my god. This place looks great! And I love your adorable fall outfit!
Thank you so much! It was so fun to visit. It definitely gave me the fall feels that I was craving.
Ah, this is so cool! I love your description and photos of the estates, and your outfit is just perfect! Suits it so well.
Thank you so much for reading. 🙂 It was a lovely trip.
I love everything about your outfit! That hat is gorgeous!
Aw thanks so much 🙂
I live in Georgia and have been wanting to visit Nashville. I’ll add this to the list looks so cute.
You should! I bet it’s not far from you. Georgia is on our to-travel list as well 🙂
That little pumpkin house is so cute! I can’t imagine how much time it took to put together and find all the right sized pumpkins.
Isn’t it? I know, I bet it took forever to get put together. Such a fun experience.
Hi Courtney, this is a lovely place to go see!! I love all the pumpkin displays and the walkways and gardens. It is so nice Jake got a bit of time off. You deserve to get away for a while together! Fabulous dress by the way , looks so stylish with the boots and hat. Take care, hugs, Terri xo. .
Hi Terri! Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words. It was a lovely get away, but we are really glad to be home this weekend. I loved this outfit 🙂
What a cute place!! It’s an October heaven. That is the cutest pumpkin display.
Your dress is amazing, and your booties go perfectly with it!
Isn’t it the cutest?! I love fall for this reason. Aw thank you so much <3