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Explore Nashville Without Renting a Car with These Transportation Tips

What makes cities like Nashville so fun are the many great attractions and activities they offer. However, more attractions bring in more traffic that can be a pain to navigate. Even when you can fight through the traffic, there’s the ever-present challenge of finding a decent parking space.

Although Nashville doesn’t feature terrible traffic, there’s enough to make you wonder if you really need a car to get around. Fortunately, you don’t! Nashville’s public transportation is very usable, and depending on where you stay, you can even walk or bike to most places with ease.

If you’re visiting Nashville and want to avoid driving in the city, here is what you need to know.

 

Ride Share App Getting Around Nashville

Getting Around Nashville with Taxis and Ride Shares

For easy rides from the airport to your accommodations, a simple taxi or ride share reservation is the way to go. Simply call any one of the local taxi companies listed on the Visit Music City Transportation page, or book a ride on Uber or Lyft.

Taxi services also operate within certain areas of the city under a flat rate currently set at $25 per cab for up to four people. The service area for this flat rate forms a triangle between the Nashville International Airport, downtown, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

 

Woman Riding WeGo Public Transportation Bus Around Nashville

Getting Around Nashville with WeGo Public Transport

WeGo (formerly MTA) is Nashville’s public bus and rail system. This public transportation system features over 46 bus routes and other services that can connect you with all major corridors, businesses, and attractions in the city.

To ride WeGo in Nashville, you simply download the QuickTicket app to your phone to pay for whichever pass fits your needs. Adults can pay as little as $2 for a 2-hour pass, or purchase based on the number of rides they need or days they’re staying.

Check out the WeGo Fares page to see current rates for adults, youth, and seniors. You can also locate bus stops and routes on WeGo’s Maps and Schedules page.

 

Couple Riding Bikes Around a Park in Nashville

Biking, Scootering, and Walking Around Nashville

Once you’re in the city proper, you’ll find that Nashville is quite easy to explore without internal combustion. Walking and riding bikes and scooters are all great ways to explore the city.

In recent years, there’s been a boom in the bike, e-bike, e-scooter rental scene within Nashville. There are a ton of bike and e-scooter rental shops across town, and there’s a program called B-Cycle that offers on-demand bike rentals at multiple stations. Once you have your bike or scooter rental, you can easily navigate Nashville extensive network of bikeways and trails.

Of course, the old-fashioned transportation method of exploring by foot also works well in Nashville. To set yourself up for success, you’ll first want to book your stay in one of GoodNight Stays’ luxury vacation rentals. Many of our rentals are located in Nashville’s most walkable neighborhoods and near popular spots like Music Row.

 

As you can see, there are more than enough ways to get around and enjoy Nashville without a car. The ride services, public transportation systems, and bike and scooter rental options all provide excellent alternatives to renting a car during your Nashville vacation. If you still would like to rent a car, you can find local car rental companies at the Visit Music City Transportation page.

Browse our catalog of Nashville vacation rentals to find your perfect place to stay, and check out our Nashville Activities page to discover more great trip-planning resources.

Book One of These Luxury Vacation Rentals for Your Trip to the WM Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the most entertaining events to attend in Arizona. This golf tournament – part of the PGA’s FedEx Cup – is also known as The People’s Open and the Greatest Show on Grass, drawing in over 700,000 visitors annually. In addition to spectacular play from the world’s top pro golfers, the WM Phoenix Open brings in an exciting and welcoming party atmosphere that you will have to experience for yourself..

Visiting the WM Phoenix Open brings up the question, where do I stay? For your trip to the open, we recommend booking one of our luxury vacation homes. All the vacation rentals listed here are less than 10 minutes away from TPC Scottsdale, where the tournament is held, and promise an extraordinary stay here in Phoenix.

Scottsdale Bliss

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 6 Guests

This lovely rental is perfect for families and small friend groups. Scottsdale Bliss is ideally located in a gated community only 6 minutes away from TPC Scottsdale and comes with many additional great features.

Like all of GoodNight Premium Stay’s Phoenix vacation rentals, Scottsdale Bliss is elegantly designed and includes great furnishings for a comfortable stay. This vacation rental also offers access to the large heated community pool and hot tub, perfect for those cool February evenings.

Learn more about Scottsdale Bliss

Mermazing Manor

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 8 Guests

Located only 5 minutes from the WM Phoenix Open, Mermazing Manor is perfect for medium sized groups visiting the tournament. This wonderful vacation home comes with all new designer furnishings, a grand open living space, remodeled bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, plus a game room with a pool table and darts!

Outside you’ll find a refreshing private hot tub and heated pool for daytime or evening swims. The backyard also comes equipped with a basketball hoop and corn hole game equipment. If that’s not enough, then you’ll also love this home’s close proximity to some of Phoenix’s best shops, restaurants and other attractions!

Learn more about Mermazing Manor

Bohemian Resort

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 10 Guests

Another Phoenix rental only 5 minutes away from TPC Scottsdale, Bohemian Resort is perfect for larger friend groups and families. The WM Phoenix Open isn’t the only hot spot you’ll be close to at this luxury home, there are a ton of awesome Scottsdale attractions nearby like Kierland Commons, Desert Ridge, and more!

In addition to the great location, Bohemian Resort comes with entertaining features like corn hole equipment, a private pool, and a spa. To add to the golf tournament spirit, there’s a private putting green in the backyard. Now, that kind of setup is a real hole in one!

Learn more about Bohemian Resort

Fling on Green

5 Bed | 3 Bath | 12 Guests

Larger groups of 7 or more will love a stay at Fling on Green. Not only does this large home near the WM Phoenix Open come equipped with all new designer furnishings and artwork, but it’s now available for extended stay options. Plus, you can discover great weekly or monthly discounts by contacting our Arizona office.

From the moment you walk through the front door of Fling on Green, you’ll see why guests love to stay here for extended stays. In addition to its luxurious furnishings and spacious open layout, this vacation home features a formal dining room, a new kitchen, a game room, and a private pool. Perfect for entertaining guests and/or taking a day to relax on your dream Phoenix vacation.

Learn more about Fling on Green

 

Discover even more great WM Phoenix Open places to stay by visiting our complete list of Phoenix vacation rentals. Also check out our Scottsdale Activity Guide for more Arizona travel inspiration.

Check Out These Luxury Vacation Rentals Just Minutes Away from Nashville’s Music Row

When visiting any destination, having accommodations close to staple attractions is a monumental perk. Here in Nashville, some of the best attractions, restaurants and shops can be found at the famous Music Row along 16th and 17th South Avenues. If you’re a first-time visitor, you’ll definitely want to choose a homebase that’s close by to this downtown hub of entertainment and excitement.

Fortunately, GoodNight Premium Stays hosts a great selection of luxurious vacation rentals in short walking or driving distance to Music Row. Our rental units are all exquisitely designed and include comfortable furnishings for your stay. Plus, each of the vacation rentals featured here include either balcony or rooftop decks that make for perfect hangout spots!

Single Unit Rentals

For smaller groups such as families or bachelor/bachelorette party groups visiting Music Row in Nashville, these are the perfect vacation rentals to book during your stay!

Southern Sophistication Rooftop Deck

 

Southern Sophistication

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Half Bath | 8 Guests

This incredible 3-bedroom home features sleek modern design and is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Nashville. You’re practically guaranteed to feel awestruck by the combination of beauty and comfort that this rental provides. The open interior and gorgeous rooftop deck with stunning city views makes this vacation home feel truly special.

All that, and Southern Sophistication is located just 3 minutes away from Music Row. Perfect for medium sized groups looking for quick access to the downtown gem.

CHECK OUT SOUTHERN SOPHISTICATION

 

Lavish Cowboy

Lavish Cowboy

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 1 Half Bath | 12 Guests

Located in the desirable West End neighborhood, Lavish Cowboy provides excellent immediate access to Broadway and Downtown Nashville as well as an easy drive to Music Row. That said, with only a 1.5-mile distance between the home and Music Row, those determined to walk or bike can certainly do so.

In addition to the great location, Lavish Cowboy features one of the largest private rooftop patios in the area. On said patio you’ll find exceptional outdoor furnishings, a BBQ grill, a double-sided fireplace, and even a private hot tub. Oh, and like the rest of our Nashville vacation rentals, the interior is comfortable and beautifully designed.

CHECK OUT LAVISH COWBOY

 

We also have several vacation rentals near Music Row that are similar to Lavish Cowboy minus an amenity or two. For a similar experience, check out:

 

Group Stay Rentals

Our group stay options allow you to book multiple rentals at competitive prices for your larger group vacations in Nashville. Those visiting Music Row for company retreats, family reunions, or wedding parties will love these group stay Nashville vacation rentals!

 

2 Luxe Midtown Homes Near Music Row

2 Luxe Midtown Homes

8 Bed | 8 Bath | 2 Half Bath | 24 Guests

As the title suggests, this group stay option combines two luxury midtown homes into one great booking! From these homes you can easily walk to several great Nashville restaurants and attractions, and at just under two miles away, it’s only a short drive to Music Row.

In addition to more space, 2 Luxe Midtown Homes comes with some exciting extra features. You’ll find a huge upstairs entertainment area with a fully furnished outdoor deck that offers great neighborhood views. If you want to workout during your stay, you’ll also have access to a fun Echelon Reflect Fitness Mirror.

CHECK OUT 2 LUXE MIDTOWN HOMES

 

Triple Fret

13 Bed | 12 Bath | 3 Half Bath | 34 Guests

Triple Fret brings you three townhomes in the West End neighborhood, including the largest unit in the area, at a combined 7,000 sq ft. All units feature spacious layouts, include attached two-car garages (total of 6 spaces), and come with private 4th floor outdoor decks. Plus, one unit comes with a private hot tub for your group.

Just as with other rentals in the West End, Triple Fret offers your group great access to popular Nashville spots like Broadway and Music Row. And, with space for up to 34 guests, there will be plenty of room for your group!

CHECK OUT TRIPLE FRET

 

If you to check out more great group stay options that can accommodate 30+ guests, take a look at the following options:

 

For more great accommodations, check out the rest of our Nashville vacation rentals. We have a fantastic selection of luxurious rentals spread across many of Nashville’s most desirable neighborhoods. Also, be sure to browse our Nashville Activities page for recommendations on fun things to do during your stay!

If you’re looking for a frost-free vacation destination this winter, Scottsdale, AZ is perfect for you. Winter highs typically stay in the 65°F – 75°F temperature range. Although nights can get chilly, it’s nothing that a couple extra layers won’t fix.

With these ideal conditions, Scottsdale’s desert environment shines as an extraordinary winter destination for those escaping the snow. Read on to learn more about all there is to see and do in Scottsdale during winter.

Scottsdale Trail at Sonoran Preserve

Explore the Sonoran Desert

Cooler temperatures make winter possibly the best time to explore the landscapes surrounding Scottsdale. Early winter typically sees smaller crowds, leaving more outdoor spaces for you to enjoy on your own. Plus, winter is when rattlesnakes brumate (reptile version of hibernate), so you’re less likely to encounter them on trails.

Of the many Scottsdale outdoor activities to try during winter, hiking is certainly the most popular activity. There are great trails all around, with the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Pinnacle Peak Park marked as two of the most popular hiking areas. For a complete list of our favorite hikes, head over to our 4 Best Sunrise Hiking Areas blog post.

Another great outdoor activity that allows you to see more Sonoran Desert terrain is mountain biking. Many hiking trails are accessible for bikers, and you can cover much more ground by bike than on foot. Experienced mountain bikers can find great trails on sites like AllTrails and MTB Project. Those new to the sport – or just anyone interested – can also take a guided mountain bike tour from REI Scottsdale Adventure Tours.

BONUS ACTIVITY: You can explore Scottsdale’s desert landscapes from a bird’s eye view on a hot air balloon tour. You won’t break a sweat doing this tour like you would with the other activities, but the views are certainly extraordinary. Just be sure to wear some heavier layers for the brisk air at altitude.

Scottsdale Golf Course

Take a Swing at Scottsdale Golf Courses

Similar to hiking and biking, winter is a great season for taking a golf vacation in Scottsdale. The cool air and breathtaking desert scenery makes for excellent days out on the golf course. Of Scottsdale’s many courses, the most popular can be found at Troon North Golf Club and TPC Scottsdale. Both clubs feature a total of 36 holes that provide fun challenges to golfers of all experience levels.

If you choose to visit in late January through early February, you can also catch the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. This PGA tournament brings in over 700,000 fans every year, making it the most attended golf tournament in the world. It’s exciting to watch the pros play, while the week-long tournaments brings in a fun, party style atmosphere. Be aware, visiting during this time will make booking your own tee time at Scottsdale’s golf courses a bit more challenging with the larger golfing crowds.

Scottsdale Winter and Holiday Events

Check Out Festive Winter Events

Last but not least on the list of winter activities in Scottsdale are the many festive events in town. After all, just because someone may be looking to escape the snow, that doesn’t mean they want to avoid all winter and holiday activities.

Perhaps the most popular winter event in Scottsdale is Scottsdazzle, which starts on Thanksgiving and ends on New Year’s Eve. This month-long extravaganza encompasses an immense calendar of signature events ranging from holiday experiences to culinary workshops and walking tours. There are dozens of things to do in Scottsdale during Scottsdazzle, so be sure to browse their events calendar.

Another exciting winter event is Enchant, hosted by Hallmark near Old Town in North Scottsdale. Like Scottsdazzle, Enchant runs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and features a ton of festive attractions. The main attraction is the world’s largest Christmas light maze and village. Within the illuminated village you’ll find ice-skating, live entertainment, dining, holiday shopping, and more! Be sure to book one of our Old Town vacation rentals so you can be close to Enchant.

If you’re looking for more festive winter activities, you can catch impressive light displays with more live entertainment at the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park and at Desert Botanical Garden’s Las Noches de las Luminares. You can also find fun ice skating at the Ice Den Scottsdale as well as at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

 

For more information on things to do in Scottsdale during the winter, check out our Scottsdale Activities page. There you’ll find even more great information on things like Scottsdale museums, shops, nightlife, and other attractions.

Finally, be sure that your winter vacation in Scottsdale comes with the perfect accommodations by booking a vacation rental with GoodNight Premium Stays. We have a fantastic selection of luxury rentals fit for any group, and you can check them out by clicking the link below!

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We are Thrilled to Manage New Summit County Vacation Rentals in Colorado

Look out, Rocky Mountains, because GoodNight Premium Stays has arrived to manage some beautiful vacation rentals around Summit County, CO. Our team of expert reservationists and property managers cannot wait to share the wonders of Colorado with you.

Read on to see some all the exciting places we’ll be operating at in Colorado from here on out!

 

Breckenridge Vacation Home Patio

1.) Breckenridge

One of the most sought-after winter destinations in Colorado, the town of Breckenridge and its ski resort create a true winter-adventure haven. More than that, the late spring through fall seasons also pack a punch with jaw-dropping mountain scenery and exciting dry adventure sports. Hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and more await you at this idyllic mountain town in-between the heavenly ski season.

Along with the natural beauty, we have some gorgeous vacation rentals waiting for you in Breck. Click the links below to see our selection of Breckenridge vacation homes and condos:

Copper Mountain Vacation Rentals

2.) Copper Mountain

Nearby to Breckenridge, but with its own unique flavor is Copper Mountain. Whereas Breckenridge is a larger town and ski resort, Copper Mountain is a village resort with more immediate access to trails and action sports. Within the resort there are also a ton of great dining options and shops to check out during your stay. When you vacation at Copper, you get a more focused Colorado mountain experience that puts a smile on your face and makes memories to last a lifetime!

The Copper Mountain vacation rentals we manage are located at the Copper Springs Lodge. Check them out and start planning your thrilling Copper Mountain escape!

 

Dillon Vacation Rentals

3.) Dillon and Silverthorne

Finally, we have Dillon and Silverthorne at the north end of the Dillon Reservoir. These neighboring towns are less than 15 miles north of both Breckenridge and Copper Mountain, and they bring another great dose of grand Colorado mountain splendor. The reservoir is the main draw, especially from late spring to early fall. You can check out exceptional lakeside hikes that’ll quickly fill your phone’s photo albums, or you can head out on the lake on a boat or canoe.

Around Dillon and Silverthorne we have rentals at Lookout Ridge right near the shores of Dillon Reservoir. Check them out and begin your adventure to this hidden mountain gem today!

 

Again, we are thrilled to expand our vacation rental and property management services into Summit County, CO. Adventures abound here year-round, and the scenery will leave your jaw on the floor for the duration of your Colorado stay.

Click the links above to discover all our Summit County vacation rentals, or browse our other markets across the US to find the perfect destination for your next dream trip!

6 Things To Consider Before Investing In A Scottsdale Vacation Rental

So you want to invest in your own Scottsdale vacation rental? That’s great! The vacation rental industry in Scottsdale is even hotter than Scottsdale itself. The city is accessible to tourists, offers plenty of exciting things to do, and hosts a ton of properties with great vacation home potential.

That said, we do suggest taking a few things into consideration before you buy a Scottsdale vacation rental. Not giving yourself time to find the right home or quantify what you hope to accomplish with it can lead to problems down the road. We’d like to help you avoid those potential problems by providing our top 6 things to consider before buying a Scottsdale vacation rental.

Downtown Scottsdale in Arizona

1) Choose Your Location Wisely

The appeal of vacation homes over a hotels is getting a spacious home-away-from-home experience while still having great access to local attractions. That’s especially the case here in Scottsdale, and the closer your rental is to a popular area, the more revenue it will earn you.

Properties near Old Town are some of the best to look at since that area is a major draw for tourists. Other places to look at would be homes near the TPC Golf Club or Kierland Commons. Almost any home within short walking distance of any of these locations would be perfect to purchase!

Scottsdale Residential Area

2) Check Out Desirable Neighborhoods

In addition to the broad location, you’ll also want to consider the neighborhood in which your new Scottsdale property will reside. The right neighborhood can give your guests added feelings of security, luxury, and general peace of mind during their stay.

When searching for your Scottsdale vacation rental we recommend looking at properties in the following neighborhoods:

There are plenty more great Scottsdale neighborhoods that we at GoodNight Stay can recommend directly to you. Feel free to contact us to learn more about these neighborhoods and our property management program.

3) Find Properties with COOL Amenities

It’s no secret that Scottsdale hosts some high temperatures through much of the year. Summer highs often reach above 100°F, and only winter months see highs below 75°F. When buying a vacation rental in Scottsdale, it’s essential to invest in a property that can keep guests cool.

Priority number one is to make sure your vacation rental has solid AC installed. Whether it comes pre-installed with your purchase or you install it yourself, AC is an essential amenity for living in or visiting Scottsdale.

If you want to maximize your bookings, look for properties that have either private pools or offer access to community pool areas. Pools are some of the most sought-after amenities for guests visiting Scottsdale, and they are well-worth the added cost when purchasing your new rental.

4) Invest in Modern Appliances and Smart Home Technology

Modern appliances, especially kitchen appliances, offer tremendous appeal to prospective guests. Having up-to-date appliances that work quickly, easily, and effectively can greatly enhance any guest’s stay, which will help you earn more 5-star reviews down the line.

Additionally, smart home technologies are fast becoming part of the status quo for vacation rentals in Scottsdale. Things such as smart lock security pads, smart hubs, and smart thermostats are common features across Scottsdale rentals.

If you cannot purchase a property with modern appliances and smart home tech already included, then be sure to set some money aside to install them. Here at GoodNight Stay, we also sell smart home tech to our homeowners at great prices.

Scottsdale Vacation Rental with Excellent Interior Design

5) Consider the Finishes of the Property

In the age of social media, it’s not enough for top-tier vacation rentals to just offer clean and comfortable living spaces. Many prospective guests, especially bachelor/bachelorette groups visiting Scottsdale, expect the places they stay to be aesthetically pleasing for group photo shoots. Plus, homes and condos with great interior design often yield better property photos to attract more guests.

Like with modern appliances and smart home tech above, it’s not absolutely essential to purchase a property with outstanding finishes included. However, you should take the costs of redesigning your rental into consideration when making your purchase.

GoodNight Stay has a sister design team that can help you transform your property into what we know sells best. They order all the furnishings and paints as needed, and they can install everything for you.

Revenue Scottsdale Vacation Rental

6) Determine Your Revenue Requirements

Probably the most crucial considerations you need to make when investing in a vacation rental are your revenue requirements and owner expenses. It’s paramount that you know how to price your rental realistically so that it can operate competitively in the market and earn profitable revenue.

In this instance, there really is no substitute for having great experience in the Scottsdale rental market. We at GoodNight Stay are the local experts in competitive pricing for the vacation rentals we manage. Our revenue department will help you take into consideration every aspect of your rental and match it to the market for realistic, competitive pricing.

 

That’s our list of the 6 things you need to consider before you buy a Scottsdale vacation rental. If you want more information or assistance with getting your rental up and running, then be sure to contact us here at GoodNight Stay and learn about our Property Management program in Scottsdale. Also, be sure to check out our other blog post: 5 Ways to Maximize Vacation Rental Bookings as a Homeowner.

How Can You Stand Out In The Competitive Vacation Rental Industry?

It’s no secret that vacation rentals have entered the mainstream as a go-to option for vacations and working vacations. According to iPropertyManagement.com, the rate at which travelers booked vacation rentals increased by 240% between 2011 and 2019. The number of bookings for vacation rentals each year has only increased since then.

With that increased demand for vacation rentals also came an increase in the supply of vacation rental businesses to book with. In 2022, there are an estimated 25,000 vacation rental companies in the United States as well as over 140,650 companies worldwide. In a market that large and competitive, you as a homeowner need to go above and beyond to maximize your rental bookings.

Fortunately, there are several simple and easy solutions you can implement to stand out amongst the crowd. Here are 5 best practices for maximizing your vacation rental bookings as a homeowner.

1) Hire A Professional Property Manager

The quickest and most efficient way to start increasing your rental bookings is to hire a professional property manager. As a vacation rental homeowner, you’re probably quite familiar with all the complexities of properly marketing and maintaining your rental(s). By hiring a property manager, you can pass off nearly all those complex responsibilities into their expert hands.

Property managers keep up with all the industry’s best practices and current trends to keep your rentals looking spick and span in the eyes of prospective guests. From marketing and concierge to security and accounting, property managers handle all the steps of managing your homes so you can just sit back, relax, and earn!

To learn more about all that property managers can do for your rentals, check out our GoodNight Premium Stays Property Management page. We serve homeowners across several markets in Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee, and Florida, and we have a proven track record for increased success with our clients.

2) Showcase Your Properties With Professional Photos

These days, it’s essential to have professional photography for your vacation rental properties. Although smartphones can take good shots, professional photographers are exceptional at capturing your properties in the most alluring light. With today’s heightened competition in the short-term rental industry, this is a best practice you need to be implementing to maximize bookings. It’ll cost a little extra to have these photos taken, but you’ll be able to rely on them for years and years to come.

The easiest way to get professional photos of your properties is to have your property manager source a real estate photographer on your behalf. If you choose to find one on your own, the best option is to contact your local board of realtors and search through their vetted list of photographers. If all else fails, a quick Google search of “professional real estate photographers near me” should yield some good results.

To see how much of a step-up in quality professional photos can do, check out some of our vacation rental listings as examples.

3) Write Appealing And Accurate Descriptions

Great property photos are what will entice prospective guests to consider your rentals, but appealing and accurate descriptions are what make them book. As such, it’s important to make sure your property descriptions are exceptionally detailed and well-written.

When writing your descriptions, start by asking yourself why guests should choose your vacation rental. Determine the highlights of what makes your property stand out by considering the following questions:

Although it’s important to showcase the best aspects of your rentals, it’s equally important to ensure you don’t over-embellish with misleading descriptions. Dishonesty with your guests is one of the quickest ways to obtain a lot bad reviews; a potential death-sentence for vacation rental companies.

4) Respond To Guest Reviews And Feature Great Ones

Speaking of reviews, the next best step in maximizing your bookings is responding to your reviews. Your reviews serve as evidence of how professional, reliable and communicative you are as a homeowner. Responding to reviews, even with simple “thank you” notes, proves that you listen your guests and take action based on their feedback.

Perhaps the most important reviews to respond to are the more negative reviews. If a guest has a poor experience and leaves a bad review, approach it as an opportunity to learn and improve future guest services. Apologize for whatever issues they had, offer explanations for why things went wrong, assure them that what happened is an exception to the norm, and offer some form of compensation based on the severity of the issue. Calm, well-written responses to public reviews demonstrate your desire to constantly improve your services.

Hopefully you won’t have too many bad reviews to answer for, and you can focus on promoting great reviews. After sending a response of gratitude, feature any 5-star reviews you earn on your website or directly within your property descriptions. Doing this will help assure potential guests that they’ll have a great time too booking with you!

The last note we have on reviews is to make sure you’re encouraging guests to write them. Left to their own devices, guests typically won’t leave a review unless they’ve had an extraordinary time. By utilizing the power of suggestion and politely inquiring, your guests are much more likely to leave positive reviews.

A Scottsdale vacation rental home

5) Focus On Crafting A Great Guest Experience

The single most important thing you can do to increase vacation rental bookings as a homeowner over time is to consistently craft a great guest experience. You can have all the bells and whistles of a great website, quality photos, and compelling property descriptions, but the guest experience is the heart and soul of a successful vacation rental business. Fortunately, crafting a great experience doesn’t take much from you as a vacation rental owner.

The easiest place to start is to acquire the same amenities commonly found in hotels to include in your rental. Things like clean towels and linens, soap, toilet paper, and paper towels should all be standard inclusions. From there, add on other desirable amenities and features such as pet-friendly stays, gear rentals, and car services. Just adding and highlighting those rental features will go a long way in cultivating a good guest experience.

After adding on amenities and features, the next step towards exceptional experiences is to be an effective communicator with your guests. Send welcoming emails before and immediately after their check-in, provide helpful area guides and local recommendations during their stay, quickly respond to any concerns or questions, and finally send a thankful goodbye after they check out. Simple and effective communication goes a long way in making your guests remember you as a great host during their vacation.

 

And that’s it for our 5 best practices on maximizing your vacation rental bookings as a homeowner. Keep in mind that, for tips two through five, a property manager can take care of or at least assist in implementing all those best practices. Because of that as well as their other areas of invaluable expertise, we highly recommend that you start your journey towards success by hiring a great property manager.

If you’re a vacation rental homeowner located in any of our markets, be sure to head over to our Property Management page to learn how GoodNight Premium Stays will help you maximize your bookings!

The best place to stay for your Nashville bachelorette party is in one of our spacious GoodNight Premium Stays vacation rentals.

Well, I guess that answers your question pretty definitively. Took a lot less time to say that than we thought it would. Umm…

Since we still have a page to fill here, we suppose we should explain a little about WHY our Nashville vacation rentals are so great for bachelorette parties. Yeah, let’s jump into that space of conversation! Here are three reasons why you should stay in one of our vacation rentals for your Nashville bachelorette party.

Spacious Nashville Vacation Rental With Large Living Room

 

1. More Space And Comfort Than A Hotel

When it comes to planning the perfect bachelorette party, near to the top of the planning list should be picking a comfortable place to stay with plenty of room for everyone. While there’s nothing wrong with cramming together in a hotel room or two, a nice vacation rental just elevates the experience with a truly homey vibe. Plus, having a larger home-like space all your own is just plain fun!

Given that a bachelorette party vacation is a pretty big deal, we think it’s more than worth going that extra mile for the bride-to-be in booking a Nashville home or condo to stay at. From the moment you arrive and settle in to your spacious rental, we guarantee you’ll be thrilled you upgraded from the traditional hotel experience!

Private Rooftop Hot Tub At Sunset With Great View Of Downtown Nashville

2. Great Amenities Perfect For Bachelorette Groups

Alongside the bigger and more comfortable spaces, many of our vacation rentals include fantastic amenities your group will love! We’re personally fond of the Nashville rentals which feature private rooftop decks, and we especially LOVE the ones that feature hot tubs on said decks. Your bachelorette group can enjoy those gorgeous cityscape views whilst raising a champagne glass to the bride-to-be all from the comfort of your own private hot tub. A perfect start to a night out in Nashville!

Other fun amenities to find across our range of Nashville rentals include home movie theaters, cozy fire places, and well-equipped modern kitchen and bar setups. Also, although this isn’t technically an amenity, many of our vacation rentals are absolutely perfect for Insta-worthy photo-ops of bachelorette groups. From fun “Nashville” glow-up signs to vibrant murals and aesthetically pleasing modern furnishings, your group will love taking dozens of amazing pictures that are sure to win more than a few double-taps on the gram.

Broadway In Downtown Nashville During Golden Hour Sunset

 

3. Easy Access To Nashville Bachelorette Party Hot Spots

Lastly, a great bachelorette party requires great access to fun activities. All of our rentals are within close proximity to many exciting local hot spots such as Nashville’s main drag, Broadway Street. On Broadway, there are tons of great restaurants, bars and Nashville-famous Honky Tonks to check out! Many of our rentals are within walking distance of this Nashville staple spot, so your group can walk right out the door to immediately join in on the Broadway fun!

There’s of course more to do than just hit up Broadway Street during your Nashville bachelorette party. Head to our Nashville Activities page to discover more fun things to see and do during your stay!

In the descriptions for many of our Nashville rentals, we’ve included walking and driving travel times from the rentals to several popular destinations. So, if you’re looking for specific attractions to check out, you can choose your place to stay based on those travel times. We’ve got you covered!

 

And that’s it for our top three reasons why you should book your bachelorette party stay in one of our Nashville vacation rentals. Spacious accommodations with fun amenities and easy access to exciting spots like Broadway Street are sure to make your upcoming bachelorette vacation a great one to remember!

For more great tips on planning the best Nashville bachelorette party, check out Stag and Hen’s Nashville Bachelorette Party Guide. Also, be sure to browse our Nashville blog to stay up-to-date on the best insider’s info for your next trip.

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Disclaimer: GoodNight Premium Stays does not permit throwing large parties at your Nashville vacation rental. Your group may celebrate privately in your rental, and you are permitted to set up some light decorations provided that your group takes them down prior to check-out.  

Yes! Scottsdale Is THE BEST Place To Throw Your Bachelorette Party

No waiting around for an answer here! Scottsdale is the NEW QUEEN of top bachelorette party destinations in the nation! With food to rival New York, nightlife better than Vegas, and more Insta-worthy sunny days than SoCal could ever dream of, Scottsdale has all the ingredients to make any bachelorette party the ultimate sendoff for the bride-to-be. Even the New York Times has weighed in on Scottsdale taking the throne as the new go-to spot for bachelorette parties!

So, without further adieu, here’s everything you need to know to plan the perfect Scottsdale bachelorette party.

Stylish Vacation Home In Scottsdale

1. Book A Fun & Luxurious Vacation Home

We might have some bias in this recommendation, but trust us when we say that renting a vacation home is essential for Scottsdale bachelorette squads. Not only do vacation homes provide more hang-out space, but they also come with a ton of great amenities. From larger homes with private pools and wide open back yards to great condos right next to Old Town, there’s a rental that’s perfect for any bachelorette group heading to Scottsdale.

Here at GoodNight Premium Stays, we have a ton of Scottsdale home and condo rentals that bachelorette teams will love!

Brunch With Mimosas - Scottsdale Bachelorette Party

2. Get The Party Started With A Hash Kitchen Brunch

With a Scottsdale bachelorette party, the “party” always starts early with a fabulous brunch. Although there are many fantastic brunch spots sprinkled across Scottsdale, the one we’d recommend has to be Hash Kitchen.

Hash Kitchen lives and breathes all things brunch. It totes a fun and exiting atmosphere, a wonderful list of creative dishes, and, of course, serves up a divine selection of mimosas along with other fresh cocktails. In addition to all that, Hash Kitchen is famous for its “Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.” The bar features an impressive array of ingredients to craft your own refreshing spin on this brunch classic beverage.

During your bachelorette party vacation, be sure to stroll down to one of Hash Kitchen’s two locations in Scottsdale. Also, check out their Insta feed for some bachelorette brunch photo op inspiration.

Sonoran Desert Sunset - Scottsdale

3. Explore The Beautiful Sonoran Desert

Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area is surrounded by some of the most drop-dead gorgeous desert wilderness in the world. The desert is home to awe-inspiring rock features and beautiful desert flora like the famous saguaro cacti. Not to get too cliché,  but there is literally no better place to snap a whole album’s worth of Insta-worthy bachelorette party group shots.

Now, you can head to desert hills and hike on foot (check out Scottsdale hiking trails), but we recommend taking the group on an off-road jeep tour instead. That isn’t any idle suggestion either, as plenty of jeep-tour outfitters offer specific packages for bachelorette parties. Off-Road Jeep Adventures provides the best-reviewed bachelorette party tours in Scottsdale, taking groups across the Sonoran Desert in their tough Jeep Gladiators. Oh and, along with the great views, you can even BYOB on these tours!

Swimming Pool Party - Scottsdale Bachelorette Party

4. Splash Into The Pool At Maya Day Club

After some time in hot Arizona sun, you’ll need a fun place to cool off. Enter the Maya Day Club. This 20,000 square-ft venue is the ultimate pool party space in Scottsdale during the day and at night.

Along with its signature pool, the Maya Day Club keeps a fun house party vibe going with music, games, and a great selection of food and refreshing drinks. For an extra special time at the clubhouse, you can also reserve VIP Bottle Services for your bachelorette party group.

Maya Day Club is a great stop to make for your bachelorette party any day or night in Scottsdale, but we suggest also keeping an eye on their list of upcoming events for special themed parties and DJs that play the club.

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Celebration

5. Get Dressed For Old Town Fine Dining And Nightlife

Last but not least, any Scottsdale bachelorette party requires a delicious evening meal and a late night out in Old Town. The selection of dining options in Scottsdale, especially the Mexican restaurants, are all wonderful for bachelorette party groups before heading out to the bars and clubs. A great option we’d recommend for modern Latin cuisine in a beautiful, classy space is The Mission in Old Town. The Mission crafts dishes that are as wonderful to taste as they are to look at, and their margaritas are second-to-none!

After dining out at the Mission or one of the many other Scottsdale fine-dining establishments, it’ll be time to hit the bars and clubs of Old Town. Just as with its restaurants, Scottsdale has fantastic list of great nightlife options. Although there are a few staple stops like Pattie’s First Avenue Lounge and the Rock Bar, it’s hard to go wrong when partying anywhere in Old Town.

A classic Scottsdale nightlife option tailored for bachelorette parties is to take an Arizona Party Bike Pub Crawl. On these pedal-powered tours, your guide will bring you directly to some of Old Town’s best bars, and you’ll get to skip the line to go in. The perfect hassle-free way for brides and bridesmaids to spend an exciting night out in Old Town!

 

As you can see, Scottsdale more than earns its title as the new queen of bachelorette party destinations. Stick to this this list and you’ll be well on your way to planning the perfect bachelorette party in Scottsdale. Check out the Stag & Hen Scottsdale guide for more great bachelorette party ideas.

Remember that the perfect Scottsdale bachelorette party starts with the perfect place to stay. We have a ton of vacation rentals that are perfect for bachelorette party groups. Check them out below to book your thrilling Scottsdale bachelorette party!

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Disclaimer: GoodNight Premium Stays does not permit throwing large parties at your Scottsdale vacation rental. Your group may celebrate privately in your rental, and you are permitted to set up some light decorations provided that your group takes them down prior to check-out.  

This summer in Nashville, we want to make sure you get the most out of your vacation. With so much in this historic city to see and do, it can be difficult to narrow down the best Nashville activities for your group. We rose to that trip-planning challenge though and came up with 6 cool activities you should try out in Nashville this summer.

Oh, and don’t forget to book your stay at one of our luxurious Nashville vacation rentals. Alright, back to the list.

Children Playing at Waterpark in Nashville

1. Water Activities Around Nashville

First up on our cool list is something that’ll actually keep you pretty cool during those warm Nashville summer days. At Nashville’s three local lakes (Percy Priest, Radnor, and Old Hickory), it’s always a fun time spending an hour or two on a rental stand-up paddleboard. Alternatively, on the famous Cumberland River, you can also rent a single or two-person kayak to take in the scenic downtown views from the water. 

On the river, you can also rent pontoons from outfitters like Nashville Toons which come with a totally unique private group experience. Their double-decker pontoons can accommodate up to 14 guests and come with built-in coolers, waterslides, floatables, and much more!

Lastly, Nashville offers up a couple phenomenal water parks that are fun for the whole family. The popular Nashville Shores Waterpark features 8 large water slides along with a massive water tree house that kids will love exploring. There’s also the new SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland, which hosts both indoor and outdoor water attractions like slides and a lazy river. Additionally, SoundWaves features live entertainment, bars with refreshing cocktails, and private cabana rentals.

Bike the Greenway in Nashville

2. Explore Music City By Bike

Alongside the city’s many fascinating walking tours, Nashville is home to some great bike touring options. Green Fleet Bicycle Tours, for example, provides a delightful tour of downtown Nashville that includes interpretative information about several historic sites and neighborhoods as well as tasty pit stops at ice cream parlors and breweries.

If you prefer a guide-free biking experience, then take a ride along the greenway, one of Nashville’s top outdoor attractions. The greenway is a paved trail approximately 20-miles long that goes across bridges and through several scenic parks. Any stretch along the greenway will make your day, but you can ask the folks at Bike the Greenway for recommendations of where to go after you rent your bike.

Log cabin in Fort Nashborough in Nashville

3. Discover Historic Sites In Nashville

Nashville is a city with a rich, enthralling history that anyone can enjoy. From small park-side exhibits to preserved estates and downtown buildings, the streets of Nashville are pretty much overflowing with history to explore.

One of the more popular sites that’s fascinating to see is the Andrew Jackson Hermitage, a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings. Here you can walk back in time through the 7th US President’s impressive mansion, which has been carefully restored with Jackson’s original possessions. After touring the mansion, take a stroll through the rest of the grounds and end the day with a refreshing wine tasting.

In addition to the Hermitage, another fun spot to check out is the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Belle Meade offers an extensive and diverse selection of tours, tastings, and other things to do. The most popular tour is the 45-minute Mansion Tour, which covers the century-long history of the site as well as the specific stories from the Harding and Jackson families. Another gripping tour available is the hour-long Journey to Jubilee. This tour brings to light the stories of African-American men, women and children who endured enslavement at Belle Meade from 1807 through the years following Emancipation. Due to the sensitive nature of the tour, only teenagers and adults are allowed to join it.

Although each of those historic Nashville sites offer a ton of things to do and see, they just scratch the surface of Nashville’s historical offerings. Head to our Nashville Museums and Attractions pages to discover even more fascinating historic sites.

Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

4. Explore Music City’s Museums of Music

Going hand in hand with the extensive historic site options are the many Nashville music museums. Each of these museum’s feature plenty of music history, exhibits and memorabilia to warrant their own articles. However, we want to focus on the top 2 must-visit spots for your trip to Nashville.

First up we have the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. In addition to being one of the coolest-looking buildings in Tennessee, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum is one of the largest museums dedicated to country music in the world. The museum hosts a staggering collection of over 800 costumes, over 600 instruments, and hundreds of other objects tied to country music history. Basically, this is a must-stop spot for anyone with even the SLIGHTEST appreciation for country music.

The second mandatory musical destination is the Musician’s Hall of Fame & Museum. This museum honors musicians from all genres, and it houses several fascinating exhibits that focus on historic and influential music cities across the nation. From Nashville to L.A. to Detroit and back, nearly every iconic American music scene is perfectly preserved and presented here at the Musician’s Hall of Fame & Museum.

Just those two museums alone will instill you with enough information to teach a music history lesson, but Nashville hosts plenty more exceptional music museums that are well-worth checking out. Take a gander at Visit Music City’s list of Music Museums for more spots to check out.

Live Music Show In Nashville

5. Tune in to Live Shows Downtown

They don’t call it Music City for nothing! When the hot summer sun recedes past the horizon in Nashville, then it’s time to head downtown and catch a live show. Stumble into just about any bar or restaurant down Lower Broadway and you’re sure to find a quality live performance.

However, the one venue visitors are required to visit during their stay is the Grand Ole Opry  (obviously not strictly “required,” but you should still go). This renowned music venue served as a home for the Grand Ole Opry radio show, a staple of country music, for over 95 years. Nowadays it hosts daily live concerts with multiple performers, providing its guests with one heck of show every night! Be sure to head to the Grand Ole Opry concert schedule to see who’s playing during your stay.

For more detailed information on where to catch live shows in Nashville this summer, head to our blog covering the Best Nashville Live Music Venues.

4th of July Summer Fireworks in Nashville

6. Check Out Exciting Nashville Summer Events

Last but not least, Nashville puts on some phenomenal events during the summer. Of course, the annual 4th of July fireworks display is always fun and beautiful to behold. Just take a quick look at the image above to see what we mean. However, there’s so many more exhilarating events on Nashville’s annual summer calendar that are sure to wow and delight.

One such event is the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival which takes place over four days in mid-June. Not only does Bonnaroo host over 150 musical performances each year, but it also puts on comedy shows, film screening, and an extensive selection of workshops to partake in.

Another fun event on the docket is Red, White and Zoo, an annual wine-tasting event hosted at the Nashville Zoo in July. Honestly, who wouldn’t be psyched to partake in elegant wine tastings whilst admiring the gentle nature of exotic animal species? In case the fine wines and animal exhibits aren’t enticing enough, this event also provides live music, food trucks, craft beer, and spirits.

Again, there’s too much to cover in just this article, so head over to our Nashville Events page to stay up to date on all upcoming events.

 

That concludes our list of 6 cool activities to try in Nashville this summer. Follow our blog for more Nashville insiders’ tips on what to do during your stay. And, of course, make the most of your Nashville summer stay by booking a GoodNight Premium Stay vacation rental!