Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-13079  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 73-0664379  
Entity Address, Address Line One One Gaylord Drive  
Entity Address, City or Town Nashville  
Entity Address, State or Province TN  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 37214  
City Area Code 615  
Local Phone Number 316-6000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock  
Trading Symbol RHP  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   51,443,449
Entity Central Index Key 0001040829  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false