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Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Gordonsville B&B and Inns
Athens, Alabama, United States
1 review
“Beyond Perfect!”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

My husband actually came across this bed & breakfast when we were starting to talk about getting married. As soon as we saw it, we instantly fell in love with the pictures. The very night he proposed, we emailed them to secure a date to have our ceremony here, and it was perfect from then on. David and Sharon were so amazing with every little detail leading up to our big day and then during our ceremony. They literally thought of everything.

Arriving at Butterfly Hollow was absolutely heavenly. It is tucked away in a peaceful corner where gorgeous flowers bloom and butterflies flutter by the dozens. They had everything planned out for our ceremony, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The photos they took were and still are breathtaking. I can't imagine doing anything different for my ceremony. It will be a memory we will always cherish, and we can't thank David and Sharon enough!

(Plus, we loved the marriage advice :) Thank you again! You guys will always be in our hearts!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
Thank you for such a wonderful review of your Candlelit Exclusive wedding! We can still see you both smiling by the candlelit as we served the French Bordelaise sauce over Smoked Brisket the evening after your wedding. There will always be a part of you here and hopefully when you have your morning cup of coffee in your Butterfly Hollow mugs, you'll smile at the warm memories.
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

My husband and I travelled to Butterfly Hollow for our "DREAM Wedding" From the moment we stepped on the property we were met with a feeling of wholesome beauty, peacefulness and tranquility. David and Sharon made this feel like a trip to visit family. They went above and beyond to make this a wedding to remember and cherish. We plan to visit Butterfly Hollow many times in the future!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Manager at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
What a lovely wedding day it was. You will always be welcome in Butterfly Hollow.
D & S
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

My husband and I spent a relaxing weekend at Butterfly Hollow. We met David and Sharon last year on an edible wild food hike at the hollow, and we instantly fell in love with the beauty of the place and the kindness we were met with. We were so excited to go back this year, and we found the hollow just as (if not more) wonderful the second time around. Here is where you will find peace, seclusion, warmth, and friendship all in the same place. Sharon and David are truly the nicest people you will ever meet. They work so hard to make your stay as perfect as can be. The food they prepare is rich in variety and so delicious, fresh from the garden. The rooms are always unbelievably neat and comfortable, with a very welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. But probably the most unique to this bed and breakfast is the conversation and happiness that emanate from these two people. I am so glad that we got to enjoy a weekend here, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Thank you for such a lovely review of your Rest and Relaxation retreat weekend. It was fun to watch the two of you transform. I think you actually glowed a little more when you left. We look forward to your next visit to the hollow.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Tim and I just spent the most wonderful all inclusive weekend at the beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing B&B. Sharon and David made this weekend very special. All the meals were included and I'm talking the food rivals any 5 star restaurant. Service was great and the fellowship was unbelievable. It was like we have knowb this couple all our lives. We had so many laughs and good conversations. Also included was a special song written and sung by David on the front porch. If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful place to spend the weekend or any time this is the place. You will never meet anyone at a B&B more beautiful than David and Sharon. The atmosphere was wonderful and so were the accomodations. Highly recommend Butterfly Hollow.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 14 May 2012
Thank you for sharing some quality time in the hollow with us. We really appreciate the glowing comments about our All Inclusive Retreat and the meals we prepared. Some might think that it's because all the veggies and herbs are grown organically here, but we tend to believe that what makes our meals so special is that we can add a dash of love to everything we prepare. If you put us into a 5 star restaurant and said make it again.... it would probably lack something pretty important. Since our retreats are only shared with small number of select guests, each plate feels more like a canvas and each ingredient, every herb and wild flower garnish is our paint.

We look forward to your next visit! D & S
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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Our time at Butterfly Hollow was wonderful! Grady and I enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful surroundings, getting to know David and Sharon (and their wonderful cooking), and our wedding ceremony. David read a really sweet poem and gave us some good advice for making our partnership strong. Everything felt just right and so natural! We already know that we want to go back to celebrate our anniversaries and are looking forward to the publishing of their cookbook and hopefully a newsletter.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
How lucky we are that two wonderful, kindred spirits found their way to Butterfly Hollow! Thank you for the review and YES... you will be among the first to now when the cook book is finished. Thanks for blowing the breeze into the spark! Keep looking in your email for our next newsletter too.
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

My husband and I had the most amazing time with our family at Butterfly Hollow!!! We got married on April 1st, 2012 at the breathtaking hollow and loved every second! We would not have it any other way if we could do it all over again! We just got our pictures back and we can't swipe the smiles off of our faces. : ) I can't wait to spend anniversaries at the amazing cabin bed and breakfast with David and Sharon in the future. They made our day stress free and so enjoyable! There is no better place to have such an intimate, personal ceromony surrounded by God's indescribable beauty... and the cake was to die for too! : )

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Your wedding was such a magical spring day. We smile at the memories of our photo shoot with the two of you and how the Tulip Poplar buds where floating down in the breeze and made it feel like it was snowing in April.
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

My (now husband) and I were looking for a quiet, private, relaxing place to have our wedding that was close to home. What we experienced was beyond our wildest dreams. Our ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt. David and Sharon made our special day just that; truly special. It wasn't a cookie cutter ceremony, where you could plug just any ole bride and groom into the picture. They truly listen to you and make every effort to make sure that the day is custom tailored to what you want. Even the AMAZING, professional photographs were a total custom fit. To say that we were pleased with the hospitality, accommodations, food and ceremony, is a gross understatement! There is no way we could have planned a better weekend. From the moment we arrived, we were transported to a whole other world. A world where the simplest (and best) things in life were amplified beyond belief! The hosts are the most down-to-earth, generous, thoughtful, and pleasant people to be around. They made our stay so thoroughly enjoyable. From lit candles and decadent desserts waiting after a trip to town, to having a crackling fire and hot apple cider waiting after a long hike, getting caught in the rain. From the turned down beds, to the breakfast on the porch in the morning sun, we were treated like royalty. They are so skilled in the culinary arts, you almost feel as if you are in a 5 star restaurant, minus the cold, impersonal wait staff and clinking utensils of a nearby table. The house is so incredibly charming and inviting. Each room is so quaint and comfy, but its hard to stay inside with all the amazing grandeur of the gardens and trails that beckoned us at every turn. It was during all the walking that my husband and I really reconnected to nature and was able to truly appreciate all of God's glory. It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to be stressed at this place. I am proud to say that we have carried this visit with us, and try to recreate it with daily walks together. A visit to Butterfly Hollow will truly bless you and forever change your life. I know it did ours.....

We will definitely be back on EVERY anniversary, with our walking shoes on ;)

Room Tip: Both rooms are great. Each has it's own breathtaking view!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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ButterflyHollow, Owner at Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you .. Thank you ... Thank you!! We'll take a walk along the walking trails today and think about the two of you. May the path lead you back to the hollow one day soon.
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Property: Butterfly Hollow - A Hidden Retreat
Address: 28 Bussell Ln, Gordonsville, TN 38563-4511
Region: United States > Tennessee > Gordonsville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gordonsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Butterfly Hollow is nestled at the end of a private road in a storybook setting, on 85 secluded acres, just a short scenic 45 minute drive east of Nashville in a quaint riverside town. These Cumberland plateau foothills are where those from Nashville and other nearby cities come to play. The close proximity to mountain streams filled with rainbow trout, hiking and biking trails and two beautiful, scenic lakes, less than ten minutes away, makes Butterfly Hollow a perfect getaway for families, couples, recording artists, songwriters and the discerning traveler looking for a little peace and solitude during their visit to Tennessee. It's the perfect hideaway for Romantic Getaways, A Weekend with Friends, an Escape for the Whole Family, a Private Artist / Writer's Retreat, Special Events, and Intimate Weddings. ... more   less 

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