The Big Bungalow

618 Fatherland Street , Nashville, TN 37206 USA (Show map)


This lovely home, built in the early 1900's in Nashvilles Historic Edgefield district, sits just east of the Cumberland River and downtown Nashville. Located in a vibrant community famous for its stunning houses, urban flavor and cultural diversity, the Big Bungalow features all the amenities such as • 3 rooms each with their own private bath • Full hot breakfast • Cable T.V. • Computer • Phone • Etc.. Plus unique extras not found anywhere else such as a Licensed Massage Therapist on the premises at all times, songwriter music nights, art, crafts, antique furniture for sale and much more that sets us apart.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Anniversary Trip

5 on May 28, 2018

My husband and I had received a bed and breakfast gift card, we had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. We were very pleasantly surprised! Off street secure parking, clean, spacious and comfy room, $10 Uber ride to downtown. Ellen recommended things to do and even made reservations for us! Would definitely recommend!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much you guys! This means so much to us! See you next time, Ellen

- Ellen (innkeeper)


3.2 on July 11, 2016

My wife and I stay for a couple days, enjoyed Nashville and Ellen is very helpful in getting you were you want to go. Close to downtown and food is very good.

Honeymoon stay

5 on July 02, 2016

My spouse and I went here and had a WONDERFUL time. It was perfectly located, as it was in the adorable East Nashville but was only a $5 Uber straight into downtown. The rooms were adorable, the bed comfy, the bathtub SO nice, and Ellen was super responsive & sweet. We had a BLAST. 10/10!!

Nashville's Secret Treasure

5 on May 25, 2016

My daughter,niece & I stayed one night at The Big Bungalow we LOVED it!!!! Ellen greeted us at the front door like we were friends forever.... She gave us a tour of her beautiful home and explained everything to us. Our room was beautiful and spotless. After we got unpacked Ellen met us downstairs to give us the layout of the town and suggestions. The Listening Room was our favorite suggestion. Breakfast was ready when we came down... The quiche was great and fresh fruit w/yogurt and hand cut potatoes (hand cut potatoes!!!!!) coffee juice and we were off!!! Ellen you truly deserve a B&B award. Thank you for making my girls see that B&B's are not creepy. Lol they loved your place. Oh I almost forgot being my daughter is into art she loved all the art work on the main floor done by real people( Ellen's parents) better than any store bought junk! Thank you from Chicago. Sandy, Morgen & Samantha

Great Stay

5 on March 27, 2015

I just stayed here this past week for one night. I was in Nashville on a business trip. This place is great! It's in a cute, quiet neighborhood, full of old houses. There is safe off street parking with a locked gate. The house is beautiful inside and SO CLEAN! Cleaner than any hotel. I stayed in the Cozy Room (I was just one person) and it was perfect. It would be cute for a couple as well. I had my own bathroom. The room is decent sized and the bed was really comfy. The room also has cable tv which is nice. There is free wifi, so if you need to get some work done, no worries! The house is a 3$ Uber ride from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Music Row. So basically if you want to go out and listen to music at night (and have a drink!) you are a 2 minute and 3$ uber ride away. I went out and had a great time. There are Ubers everywhere btw! I found this place to be the perfect location. Ellen is really sweet and accommodating! She helped me find a great place to go out to. The other guests were also nice. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Everything is fresh and homemade. Coffee is plentiful! I really recommend staying here. I absolutely loved it and hope to go back sometime!


1.6 on August 29, 2014

Innkeeper requested that we check in before 4-5PM because she was hosting party and would be busy. Innkeeper provided route to walk, but scenery was not good and suspicious characters prevalent. Finally, Innkeeper rushed us at breakfast and interrupted our conversation with other visitors to tell us "I'm going to need to swipe your cards"


4.6 on October 12, 2012

This was among the best b&b experiences we've had. Ellen was a wonderful host, very accommodating and helpful in pointing out what to see in Nashville. The home was warm and cozy; breakfast was delicious; the bed was very comfortable. We really could not have asked for anything else...definitely hope to be back and spend more time here!

Nashville Trip

3.8 on July 17, 2012

My children had given my husband & me gift cards for Christmas and we decided to use them in Nashville at The Big Bungalow to celebrate our anniversary. We got tickets to the Ryman to see Rhonda Vincent. Everything about our trip was wonderful, especially our stay at The Big Bungalow. We were minutes from downtown Nashville. There was a very nice restaurant just down the street with great food. The Big Bungalow is in a sweet neighborhood with easy parking. Ellen marked up a Nashville map for us so that we would be more comfortable getting around. We came and went as we pleased. Her B&B is clean and welcoming. Her breakfast was on time and filling. She even made us a breakfast dish with fresh peaches that we purchased at the local Farmer's Market, which is a must see. Thank you Ellen for making our visit / anniversary more special. We also loved sharing breakfast with your other guest from Denmark. Hopefully the good Lord will allow us another visit to Nashville and we would love to spend it at The Big Bungalow.

A Tennessee Treat

5 on April 09, 2012

Surprises from start to finish! The art, the music, the clean surroundings, the nice location, the wonderful innkeeper, Ellen! All perfect.

Quintessential funky fun B&B experience

4.2 on November 13, 2010

Comfy rooms, good night's sleep. Delicious breakfast -- hot, filling. 30-45 minutes walk (10 minute bike ride) to downtown. Hospitable fun innkeeper.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Suburban


Nashville, TN (BNA) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From West of Nashville: Take I-40 E to I-65 N to I-24 E. Take the James Roberson Parkway State Capital exit. Go straight for 2 traffic lights. Take a left onto Woodland. Then, take a right onto 6th Street. Finally take a left on Fatherland Street and go to 618 Fatherland. *Go to website for more extensive directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe, Ryman Auditorium, Coliseum (Titans), Music Row, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Internet Service, Telephone , Licensed Massage Therapist, Art, Antiques and Crafts for sale, Spa Days and Weekends on request, Live Songwriters Nights

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Make Your Own Pottery, clubing/honky-tonking, museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 on
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation, for a one to three night stay; for four or more nights, 50% of the total is required at the time of the reservation. Reservations made 14 days or less prior to arrival will be charged in full and are non-refundable. If notification of a cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain special event dates ), the deposit is refundable.
  • Cancellations: We have a 2 week cancellation policy of half of the total. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the full amount of the reservation. We will always try to rebook if we can. There are no refunds for early departure.
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Ellen Warshaw

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About the innkeepers

Professional Singer/Songwriter. We have House Concerts featuring some of Nashville's best singer/songwriters right in our living room! Ellen is also a licensed Massage Therapist offering specials on massage sessions out of the B&B to make you and your stay feel wonderful.

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full hot

  • Time Served: between 7:00am and 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

French toast Casserole

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