Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 31, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001040829  
Trading Symbol RHP  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   51,333,386
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3