What You'll Get
Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today’s Groupon to Belle Meade Plantation. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for two people (up to a $32 value).
- For $30, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for four people (up to a $64 value).
- For $44, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for six people (up to a $96 value).<p>
Participants must be 21 for the wine tasting. Children aged 6–12 may attend the tour for $8 each, and children aged 5 or younger get in free.
Belle Meade Plantation scatters abundant greenery and eight historical buildings across 30 acres, inviting guests to explore its storied opulence and swill complimentary sips of Tennessee wine. Knowledgeable tour guides lead visitors through the regal mansion, which flourishes with detailed wall paintings, winding staircases, and ornate chandeliers donned especially for formal dates with neighboring abodes. Steal glimpses of the carriage house and stable, then head to the winery to sample locally culled libations such as the Carriage House White, a semi-dry elixir with notes of apple pie and citrus, or the Racing Silk Red, a favorite of equine sommeliers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older for wine tasting. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Belle Meade Plantation
In 1807, John and Susannah Harding purchased two-hundred acres of property on the Richland Creek seven miles west of Nashville, and from a two room cabin that still stands today established “Belle Meade”, or the beautiful meadow. Unlike contemporary farms in the region, Belle Meade was not renowned for the production of cash crops, but for the thoroughbred racehorses that would eventually take the Harding’s and their estate to a national and global level of fame during its 100 years of operation.
While at Belle Meade, a costumed guide will take you on a tour of the Harding’s 1853, Greek Revival style mansion. Learn all about the people who lived there, the horses they raised, and the people that worked on the thoroughbred farm. At the end of the tour, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at their on-site winery. Guests can also embark on a self-guided tour showcasing Belle Meade’s many other historic buildings on the 30-acre plantation grounds including a dairy, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens, and a log cabin.