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MEET THE INNKEEPERS


Darrell and Linda were both very busy with their careers when they came upon Daisy Hill, then known as 2816 Blair Blvd. Their daughter, Johanna got it all started with all the city regulations and building permits. She launched the first website, created marketing collateral, brochures, business cards, and even "Daisy Bucks".

"Daisy Bucks" was a marketing plan, presented to car rental front line to have them refer their clients to Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast when they were looking for accommodations. For every 8 certificates presented to Daisy Hill by a guest, a gift certificate was hand delivered to the referring participant along with Daisy shaped cookies.

About, Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast

Having their own bed and breakfast had been a dream for decades for both Darrell and Linda. Darrell went to work for Sheraton Hotels near Disneyland right after college in 1973. After ten years of experience with various hotel chains all around the country, the Bengsons arrived in Nashville in 1983. Having fallen in love with Nashville, they knew it would be home for a very long time.

Many years later, their favorite realtor called to see if they had finished remodeling their current home. Knowing the Bengsons were looking for their special place to create their bed and breakfast, he took them to 2816 Blair Blvd. The love affair began and they were hooked. Sitting on the beautiful brick patio at the back of the house waiting for the realtor to arrive, Darrell, Linda, and Johanna said, "this was it". As the realtor said, this was the perfect house. 

When Darrell and Linda bought the house, they were actually on their way to Europe for a two week vacation. The friends they were traveling with quickly noticed that the houses in each of the countries they were visiting looked very much like their new house. Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, England, Germany and France all have variations of the Classic Tudor Revival style home. Over dinner that night in a little Scottish pub, it was decided that the theme for Daisy Hill would be “European lifestyle”.

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A DREAM COME TRUE


Linda and Darrell have been hands-on working, managing, and living as innkeepers of Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast ever since purchasing the property. They have shared their lives with their guests for over 20 years. They are very much involved in their Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association as well as the vibrant city, state and National Hotel Lodging Associations. Darrell's professional hotel and tourism background has helped prepare them for their new careers as Innkeepers.


The Bengsons enjoy traveling at home and abroad, spending time with their children and grandchildren and getting away for a few hours in the middle of the day to get on their boat at the nearby Percy Priest Lake.

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