A touch of Tuscany in Tennessee
Hickman, TN
Spacious Rooms
Fabulous Dining

A touch of Tuscany in

Middle Tennessee

Tamara Hassel and Esther Zaccone are the innkeepers at “Tuscany Inn Tennessee”. They are 2 retired elementary physical and music education teachers from Tampa, FL. Over 20 years ago, they both shared a dream to find land in Tennessee that looked like Tuscany, Italy, one of their favorite locales. In summer of 2008, they journeyed to Tuscany, Italy, specifically the Chianti area. When they returned, they visited friends in Tennessee and on a whim, found the perfect plot of land to anchor their dream. To their delight, it looked just like Chianti in Tuscany! “Tuscany Inn Tennessee” was born! Their vision is to serve people delicious food and a relaxing atmosphere, providing a place to get away from the stress and hustle & bustle of city and everyday life. With “Tuscany Inn Tennessee”, their vision of a quiet, rustic, elegant place in the country to get away from it all is complete.

We look forward to serving and pampering you!

Esther & Tamara, Your Hosts

We were featured on our local “Wish You Were Here” program.

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Situated adjacent to an Old World, Tuscan style renovated Tennessee barn. We offer a unique studio, set on a “piazza” with hot tub, fire pit and relaxing seating areas. It is surrounded by amazing views reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, featuring vineyards and sheep.

Our property is pet-friendly; we have multiple cats and our trusty companions, Sydney and Maggie, who have made the Inn their home. We welcome YOUR furry friends, as well ($15 per pet per night). Just let us know when you book your reservation. When you arrive, make sure you leave your animals in the car before entering until our pups can be put away. When taking your dogs for a walk, make sure Maggie and Sydney are put in the Trattoria area. 

Tuscany Inn Tennessee is established as a tranquil, peaceful, and relaxing place, to enjoy for many years to come. Parties and Events are allowed at an additional cost that can be arranged with the Host and the guest. Prices do not reflect cleaning fees. 


  • Use of our salt water Hot tub and Tuscany Inn Tennessee custom robes.
  • Firepit, grill, and outdoor lounge furniture.
  • Hiking on 33 acres
  • Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing at the Caney Fork River
  • Boating at the Center Hill Lake and Marina
  • Edgar Evins State Park
  • Short Mountain Distillery, Tennessee wineries and more!!!
  • Appalachian Craft Center
  • Nearby restaurants: The Timberloft, El Corral Mexican Restaurant, Ebel’s Tavern, Rojas Kitchen, Cheers Wine & Liquors
  • Amazing waterfalls: Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls
  • Firewood available for $10 per shelf, includes fire starter
  • Pets are welcome! $15 per pet per night (Please be considerate of other guests and don’t leave your dogs unattended for long periods of time)

The Grande (w/ private salt water hot tub & courtyard)

The Piazza House Grande sleeps 4, plus 3 in the “tiny house” loft (the loft has a 4ft ceiling height and most suitable for younger guests). 

  • Spa-like Bathroom
  • 1 Queen Memory Foam, 1 Queen Memory Foam sofa bed, 1 Queen Memory Foam in Loft , 1 foldout chair
  • Room Service (available until Midnight)
Price: Fri-Sat (2 night minimum)


Price: Sun-Thurs


The Piccolo

The Piccolo sleeps 2, and is perfect for a weekend get away. Guests also have access to the Piazza, salt water hot tub, and more.

  • Private Bathroom
  • 1 Queen (sleeps 2)
Price Per Night


The Combo (w/ private salt water hot tub & courtyard)

Bring your family and friends for a fun relaxing getaway to the country. The Combo is a full 2 room getaway consisting of our two rooms, the Grande & Piccolo.

  • 2 Spa-like Bathrooms
  • 2 Queen Memory Foam, 1 Queen Memory Foam in Loft, 1 Queen Memory Foam Sofa bed, 1 foldout chair
  • Sleeps 8
  • Room Service (available until Midnight)
Price Per Night


A true taste of Tuscany

The Trattoria at Tuscany Inn Tennessee is the home of our in house chef, Esther Zaccone. Whether it’s a lunch or dinner reservation, late night room service, or breakfast on the Piazza, you can find delicious food overflowing at the Trattoria. We are unable to sell alcoholic beverages, but guests are free to bring their own (*please drink responsibly*).

We also offer a kids menu & half-priced regular menu options for children 11 years old and under.



Free Wifi

Free Parking

Air Conditioning

Direct TV/Smart TV



(towels, sheets, etc)

Custom Robes

Coffee Maker & Coffee


(Grande includes full kitchen)

Saltwater Hot Tub

(Private is Grande Only)

Piazza with fire Pit

(wood $10/shelf, incl fire starter)

Covered Gas Fire Pit


36 acres of hiking


Secluded covered balcony

(Grande/Combo only )

Rest & Relaxation

(Free with every visit)


Checkin & Checkout

Checkin after 3pm local time, checkout by 12p.

No need to “check in”. Just drive up the driveway and park at the guest parking spots. Walk to the back where the rooms are located & use the code to get into the room. Make yourselves at home!

*If for some reason the keypad isn’t working, use the same code for the Lockbox where there is a key.

House Rules
  • Smoking only permitted in outside areas (includes vapes, CBD, any substance)
  • Alcohol is permitted, however, you need to drink responsibly.
  • Please refrain from using inappropriate language and rude behavior.
  • Pets welcome ($15/pet per night), but please be mindful of our own animals and property. Please be considerate of other guests and don’t leave your dogs unattended for long periods of time

At Tuscany Inn, we value your protection and safety. As such, ALL public common areas around the property are protected by security cameras. Your privacy is important to us; if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us a message. 

Guest Reviews

What a wonderful reprieve in the middle of a long drive from Mississippi to NYC. Esther and Tamara have created a beautiful space that makes you feel like you actually are in Italy. Communication was great, their dogs were adorable and so friendly, the surroundings were out of this world, and the hot tub was heavenly. Our only regrets: 1) not having more time to spend there and 2) missing out on the menu since we stayed on a night the kitchen was not open. 10/10 recommend, we hope to be back!


Stayed June 2023

This place is GORGEOUS. The room, the spectacular views, and wonderful property were just gorgeous. Tamara and Esther were so sweet and honestly thought of everything you might need in airbnb and then some. We loved staying in The Grande with the private hottub and balcony. If you stay here you MUST make a reservation for dinner because it was absolutely delicious. I can’t say enough about it! We will definitely be back!


Stayed May 2023

This is an amazing place to get away! My wife and I were in need of a night away from kids and work and just our everyday. You know how it is work, sports, teenagers, house work sleep and repeat with what feels like no end in sight. So I found the listing late at night and was able to get it the next day and check in early. The room was perfect for us to just relax. We were greeted when we got there and showed around. The meal that they prepared for us was wait for it…. legendary! The pork chop was cooked to perfection and the green beans and potatoes were the best I’ve ever had. I don’t even like sweet potatoes but, I cleaned my plate. I could have just eaten the homemade bread by itself and been happy. They got comfy beds, bath robes, hot tubs, coffee and cannolis oh my! If your looking for a place to get away and want to meet some amazing people that had a brilliant idea that turned into a beautiful place then this is for you. We will definitely be going back.


Stayed March 2023