In respect to the privacy of our guests, we do ask that you call to make an appointment before visiting

Directions to Butterfly Hollow

Butterfly Hollow Bed and Breakfast

28 Bussell Lane
Gordonsville, TN 38563

In respect to the privacy of our guests, we do ask that you call to make an appointment before visiting.

Butterfly Hollow is located in northern middle Tennessee, only forty five minutes East of Nashville. It is where the Nashville Basin begins to roll and forms the foothills to the Cumberland Plateau.


Butterfly Hollow is centrally located between beautiful lakes, pristine rivers, some of the area’s best State Parks and within a ten minutes drive to the historic towns of Carthage and Gordonsville.

From Nashville
From Nashville, follow I-40 East to Exit 254. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp towards Alexandria. Drive 100 ft and turn left onto Colonel Bernie S Bass Hwy (Highway 141/53 North). You’ll drive a short mile through the unincorporated community of New Middleton and take the first road on your left, which is Mulherrin Road. Look for the white fence around a red brick home. If you cross the Woodrow Wilson Winfree Bridge or the New Middleton Elementary School, you’ve passed the road. Drive 1 3/4 miles on Mulherrin Road back under the interstate and through some beautiful farm country. You’ll make your way up a small hill and around a sharp “blind” curve, cross a small bridge and a few feet later turn right on to Dyers Branch Road. Look for the red barn with two small steel silos on the corner. Drive exactly 2 miles and turn right onto Bussell Lane. There is a wooden butterfly hanging on a post next to the road sign and a white house with black shutters on the corner when you turn. You’ll drive through our neighbor’s farm, probably will be escorted by a friendly dog part of the way. You’ll pass an aging barn or two. As you wind your way into the hollow the road will narrow a little more, the forest will slowly engulf you as you make your way to our gate and Butterfly Hollow sign.


From Knoxville
From Knoxville, follow I-40 West to Exit 254. Turn left at the top of the exit ramp heading towards Alexandria. Pick up directions from above.


From Murfreesboro
From Murfreesboro, follow Highway 96 North towards Liberty. Turn left on Highway 70 heading towards Alexandria. Turn Right onto Highway 53. When you begin seeing signs for I-40, look for Highway 141/53 North on the right. Pick up directions from above.


From Carthage
From Carthage, TN and surrounding areas, take US-70N West to Hogan’s Creek Rd in South Carthage and turn left at the Marathon gas station. The Cumberland River will be on your right and you can only turn left. Continue on Hogan’s Creek Road for approximately 6 miles and enjoy the countryside as you twist your way to Butterfly Hollow. You will come upon a white house on the left side of the road and notice a wooden butterfly hanging on a post. Turn left onto Bussell Lane and drive through our neighbor’s farm. You will pass an aging barn on your left and soon enter the hollow.


Due to the intimate, natural setting and in respect to the privacy of our guests, we do ask that you call to make an appointment first. 615-784-8551.

Bed & Breakfast

Butterfly Hollow is a Nashville Bed and Breakfast for those who love nature, want a romantic escape, or just need a few days away. It’s for those who love the quiet, mother nature, or a stress-free environment. It’s for the star gazers, hummingbird lovers, and firefly catchers. Butterfly Hollow is for you!

Weddings & Celebrations

Our Middle Tennessee wedding venue is a perfect location for your wedding or elopement. Situated on 82 acres, Butterfly Hollow Bed and Breakfast provides you an intimate atmosphere with rolling hills and picture perfect photo backdrops at Nashville’s premier small outdoor wedding venue.

Vacation Home Rental

Built in 2017, this two bedroom/two bathroom cabin vacation home rental is a popular choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway, small family vacations, or a restful retreat with friends. The vacation rental is a separate from the Bed & Breakfast.

Things to do

Smith County is located at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee and is geographically blessed with its southern hospitality, beautiful scenic countryside, numerous attractions, rural roads, majestic hills, flowing rivers, refreshing lakes and numerous creeks to enjoy fishing and/or canoeing.