About Us

You can contact us through our reservations page
and call us at (615) 256-8375

Our Address is:
Ellen Warshaw, Inn Keeper

The Big Bungalow Bed & Breakfast
618 Fatherland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Call For Reservations!
(615) 256-8375

A wonderful alternative to a hotel

This lovely home, built in the early 1900's in historic Edgefield, sits just east of the Cumberland River and downtown Nashville. Located in a vibrant community famous for its stunning houses, exquisite churches, urban flavor, and cultural diversity, the Big Bungalow offers just the right mix of urban convenience and a warm, homey atmosphere.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by me or our wonderful Innkeeper Chrissy Leary. Chrissy and I are happy to help you create a truly great Nashville experience by helping you discover the best tours/music venues and of course music music music!

Truly experience Nashville, recently named again as America's Friendliest City - its music, history, and relaxed pace - while enjoying all the amenities you'd want plus some unique extras not found anywhere.


  • 3 rooms, each with its own private bath
  • Full hot breakfast
  • Licensed massage therapist on premises
  • Cable TV in every room
  • Free high-speed wireless internet access
  • Computer available for guest use / internet access
  • Local Phone
  • Refrigerator and microwave
  • Large screened-in back porch


As a licensed massage therapist for many years, I am excited to offer massage as a perfect complement to the relaxing environment of the Big Bungalow. Roll out of bed, receive a massage and feel great all day - -or receive a massage before going to sleep for a perfect night of rest.


Food Lovers

We prepare a delicious breakfast featuring specialties of the house and savory fresh roasted coffee from our very own East Nashville Bongo Java Roasting Co.

food lovers


Right in our own living room! You are invited to hear some of the great musicians and songwriters who give Nashville its reputation as Music City, USA. Four or five songwriters sit in a circle and perform their original songs. It's your opportunity to be part of the inside music scene in Nashville - who knows, you might hear the next big country hit or meet the next big country star! See the Events section for scheduled music nights.


A wide range of art, including paintings and sculpture, grace the surroundings of the Big Bungalow. Local artists are well represented...you might even decide to take a piece home for a great price.

The Nashville Experience

The Big Bungalow is about a mile from a myriad of attractions and tourist delights, including:

  • The Coliseum, (home of the Tennessee Titans)
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame
  • The Wildhorse Saloon
  • Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
  • The Famous Ryman Auditorium
  • The Nashville Convention Center
  • The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

And Much More!

Two Very Happy Big Bungalow Guests From Summer 2010,
photographed downtown with Keith Urban and Taylor Swift

the show Nashville Cast
With great appreciation from the cast and crew of "Nashville" (especially the location department), thanks for your support and friendship through season 2.
Cross your fingers for season 3!

We are also just minutes by car from Music Row, the famed Bluebird Cafe, The Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ol' Opry, as well as the airport, Vanderbilt University and all local hospitals.

See the Links Page for websites with locations and more information.

The Big Bungalow is also just a short drive to the Hermitage, Cheekwood, and Belle Meade Mansion as well as many beautiful public parks. For walkers and joggers, Shelby Park is close by.

If you're an antique buff, you won't want to miss losing yourself in one of Nashville's countless antique shops and antique malls.

And when it's time to fill your tummy, I've got the scoop on the city's best and most fun eateries!


  • Smoking permitted outside only
  • Children 10 and over are welcome
  • Pet-free environment

I am happy to take last-minute reservations and look forward to meeting you!


For a one to three night stay, a deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation. For four or more nights, 50% of the total is required at the time of the reservation.


The cancellation deadline is 14 days prior to your arrival date (30 days for holidays and special events). Cancellation made prior to this period will receive a full refund less a $35 processing fee. Cancellation made within 14 days of your arrival date (30 for holidays and special events), may forfeit the entire deposit, depending on whether the room can be booked with another guest. Last-minute cancellations within 48 hours must be charged in full.

Sorry, but there are no refunds for early departure or shortened stays.