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Venue & Travel

Welcome to Nashville and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center!

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee. Legendary country music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the historic Ryman Auditorium. The District features honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum which celebrates the singer's life.

Expect an extraordinary experience at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which boasts stylish rooms, modern meeting spaces and a location less than 10 miles from Nashville International Airport. While you can find shopping and dining right under the hotel's roof, you'll also want to explore nearby attractions including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the General Jackson Showboat.

DREAM 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops and Sessions will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

Make Your Reservation

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

The DREAM 2018 Room Rate at the Gaylord hotel is $204 per night and is available through January 24 OR until the room block is filled. DREAM 2018 Housing Reservations can be made at Gaylord Opryland Hotel or 1-888-777-6779; ask for the Achieving the Dream room block.

After January 24, 2018, you will need to call the hotel directly for availability.Cancellation Policy: To avoid a fee, cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.

Getting from the Airport to the Gaylord Opryland

You can reserve tickets in advance for the Gaylord Opryland shuttle.  The price is $27 for round-trip (a 10% discount!) and $19 for one-way. Please see Gaylord Hotel Shuttle transportation information for airport shuttle schedule and reservations.

Additional Hotels!
We also have rooms blocked at the following hotels -- see rates below. These are all located within a few blocks from Gaylord Opryland main entrance.  Each also includes a free shuttle to the Gaylord. You must call to make your reservation; request the special Achieving the Dream rate. 

Hampton Inn and Suites - Nashville at Opryland
230 Rudys Circle
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 620-2500
Rate: Nashville, TN 37214
Rate: $175/night
Click to reserve your rooms!  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nashville-Opryland

2461 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Click to reserve your room!
Rate $189/night

Reservations number 1.888.465.4329 (or) Direct 615.829.7777
Group Code: ATD

Bring a jacket or overcoat! Daytime temperatures average 60 degrees in February.

Getting to Nashville

By Air...


  • Nashville International Airport - BNA
  • Airport Phone: 615-275-1600
  • Distance from Hotel:  8.3 miles N

Typical Minimum Charge for Transportation from Airport to Hotel:

  • Taxi: Estimated taxi fare: $30 USD  (one way)
  • Airport shuttle service, scheduled, fee: $19 USD (one way), $30  roundtrip fare. Shuttle Phone: 615-883-2211

Sedan & Limousine Service:
The Sedan and Limousine Service provides transport to and from the airport and downtown Nashville. The airport service includes signage and a personal greeter at the airport baggage claim and assistance to the waiting car. To book, contact the Transportation Department at (615) 613-8617. Please call for pricing.

By Land...

From Nashville International Airport:

Travel south on Terminal Drive toward BNA Arriving Flights. After 0.7 mile make a slight right followed by a slight left to stay on Terminal Drive. Travel 0.6 mile and take the ramp onto Interstate 40 West. Travel 1.2 miles to exit 215B and merge onto TN-155 North/Briley Parkway. Travel 4.3 miles to exit 11 for Opry Mills Drive. Continue straight ahead for 0.9 mile to Opryland Drive and turn right. Travel 0.4 mile and turn left to the hotel.


  • On-site parking, fee: $29 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $38 USD daily
  • Electric car charging stations: 4, Complimentary


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