Sourcing local food is more than just a philosophy at The Hermitage Hotel; it's a way of life.
With a longstanding history in Nashville, The Hermitage Hotel has remained consistently invested in supporting the city's development, including the sustenance of local farms and the preservation of its exquisite natural landscapes. In 2012 the hotel purchased 250-acres of farmland to foster and source our own locally grown foods. Known today as Double H Farms, the land is home to the largest herd of Red Poll cattle in Tennessee.
Nestled in the hills of White Bluff, Tennessee (approximately 45 minutes from the hotel), Double H Farms is an ideal setting with spring fed creeks and undisturbed wilderness. This setting allows for the free graze of our cattle from one pasture to another, feeding on the sweet grasses of the natural environment.
The Hermitage Hotel has been commended for our efforts to provide all guests with the highest quality of organic and sustainable foods. As the only hotel and restaurant in Nashville to own its own farming operation, we take pride in knowing that our guests will enjoy sustainable cuisine for decades to come.
GARDENS AT GLEN LEVEN
Through a partnership with the Land Trust for Tennessee, Double H Farms and the Hermitage Hotel are proud to operate an heirloom period garden at Glen Leven Farms (located 15 minutes from the hotel). The garden is home to Double H Farm crops like: kale, beets, carrots, turnips, corn, watermelon, thyme, basil and pumpkin.
The Hermitage Hotel supports the Land Trust for Tennessee through a visionary program whereby guests donate $3 per room night to the Land Trust for land conservation across the state and to support our education and outreach efforts at Glen Leven Farm. Through the guest giving program, The Hermitage Hotel has donated more than $600,000 to protect land across our state like Warner Parks and Radnor Lake State Natural Area. For non-Nashvillians, it is an area four and a half times the size of New York’s Central Park. For more information on how to support the Land Trust for Tennessee, visit landtrusttn.org.