Skip the hassle of camping and take a shower everyday by booking a room at the best hotels in Manchester before heading to Bonnaroo. Hosted on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Music Festival is a must-see event that happens every June. Bonnaroo celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2011 and has grown to support multiple stages of eclectic bands and music from all around the world. Visitors to the quaint town of Manchester will not be disappointed after attending this awesome four-day festival in the American South.
Best Hotels in Manchester
After a day in the sun at Bonnaroo, take a quick drive over to Manchester and have a dip in the outdoor pool of the Microtel Inn & Suites. You can make a little stop at the nearby Beans Creek Winery before getting a spacious suite room with terrace at the Comfort Suites. Finally, prove how smart you are by booking a room at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. You can take a relaxing break in the jacuzzi before bed.
Although Manchester is a town with a population of only 10,000, there are over 100 hotels located within the city limits. Nevertheless, the festival holds a capacity of over 100,000 people, so finding Manchester hotels can be something of a challenge if festival-goers wait until the last minute to book a trip. Before booking a flight or trying to find Manchester hotels, those planning on visiting Tennessee this summer should keep a few things in mind before they start rocking out.
The Nashville International Airport is 90 minutes away, so transportation to the festival is vital. Luckily, festival organizers have arranged airport bus shuttles to and from each site. However, the shuttle service does not run on Sunday. Bonnaroo staff make it clear that it is also not a good idea to book flights departing Nashville on Monday—the last day of the festival—that leave before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. The last bus departing the Bonnaroo fairgrounds leaves at 1 p.m.
There is very little to see in the small but quaint town of Manchester outside of its Old Stone Fort, a prehistoric Native American structure built between A.D. 80 and 550. Chances are if you’ve managed to find your way to Tennessee and have booked at room at the best hotels in Manchester, you’re there for one thing: the music.
Luckily, there are many non-music related attractions on the fairgrounds. Bonnaroo, one of the most environmentally friendly festivals in the United States, has a ton of cool stuff to check out. You can learn all about growing your own food at the Bonnaroo Victory Garden, take yoga classes, and pick up supplies and recycle your waste at the Clean Vibes Trading Post. You can even party down at the Silent Disco or relax in the air-conditioned HTC Recharge Lounge. Perhaps the most amazing non-music attraction, though, is the waterpark, or rather, the two awesome waterslides: the Splash-a-Roo and the Big Ass Water Slide.
No matter how you choose to spend your time in Bonnaroo, you can expect to see something new and exciting everywhere you look. Take some time out of your next summer in to enjoy gorgeous, rural Tennessee with hundreds of thousands of fellow music fans, learn all about helping keep the Earth green, and party to your heart’s content at the same time. The four days you will experience here will be unlike any you have ever had before, and the nights you spend in the best hotels in Manchester will keep you ready for anything.