Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214

The host hotel for the 2020 Convention is the beautiful Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. 

Click here for the hotel's web site.  Click here to book online.  Reservations may also be made through phone: 877-382-7299.  Please advise that you are attending the 2020 AKFCF Convention to receive the group rate of $219/night. 

The $219 rate is per guestroom, per night, for up to four (4) occupants.  A $20 resort fee will also be accessed.  All attendees are encouraged to book their rooms at the Gaylord to ensure that the AKFCF fills its contracted room block to avoid attrition fees.

Please visit the Gaylord Opryland Resort website for details on accommodations. The above rates are per guestroom, per night, for up to four (4) occupants. Rates are subject to a 9.25% state tax, 6% Occupancy tax and a $2.50 city fee.  The resort fee includes pool access, health club and fitness center access, internet, in room bottled water.  Group rates are honored three (3) days prior and post-Convention dates, based on availibility.  A deposit of one night’s room and tax is required at the time of booking. Changes and cancellations must be made within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival day to avoid one night’s penalty fee.

The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate is January 03, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. central time.

New at Gaylord Opryland – Soundwaves

Shake off your preconceptions and your old expectations and get in tune with Nashville’s only resort water experience. SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort is an unexpected aquatic attraction for hotel guests that unites extraordinary environments, exclusive upscale amenities and relaxing water features with energetic rides, immersive music and an indoor/outdoor oasis for people of all ages to enjoy. AKFCF guests will be receive a discounted rate of $32.99!  Click here to find out more!  You can sign up for the park during your on-line hotel reservation.


Travel Information


Nashville International Airport (BNA) is only 8.3 miles from Gaylord Opryland Resort. This ideal location is just 15 minutes away from the honkytonk bars of downtown Nashville and world-famous attractions like the Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Zoo.


Taxis, Uber and Hotel Shuttle are available from the airport.

Gaylord Opryland offers daily roundtrip shuttle service from the Nashville International Airport to the hotel. Look for the Gaylord Opryland Welcome Desk on the lower level of the airport between the two escalators. An agent can assist with your travel needs and ticket purchase, or use our kiosk by the welcome desk.  If an agent is not available, you can find the resort shuttle by following the signs to the Gaylord Opryland Resort pickup.

  • Daily Shuttle Schedule – 7am - 6pm (departs every 30 minutes)
  • Departure from Resort  – Departs from Cascades Lobby Canopy, Magnolia Canopy and the Inn at Opryland.
  • Cost – $35 per person, roundtrip fare
  • Guests 65 and older receive a discounted rate of $32 for roundtrip fares. Ages 18 and under are complimentary with accompanying adult.


Valet parking is available at $38 per day for all hotel guests. Self-parking is $29 per day.