By Nikki Brand
by Nikki Brand
Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks en route
Brooklyn’s premiere B&B is opening a second location in the South—but not without an epic road trip first
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Urban Cowboy B&B is nothing short of an icon in the world of hipster Americana. Creator Lyon Porter opened the four-room, one-cabin property in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood in May of 2014, and has since cultivated a clientele of creatives and influencers, all of whom call the Cowboy home during their stays in New York. Thanks to the success of the B&B, the team is set to open a new location in East Nashville this winter. Earlier this year, Porter, general manager Jersey Banks, and photographer Nikki Brand headed out on an epic road trip to launch the new property in true Urban Cowboy style.
Eight hours into the trip, the crew hit traffic down the East Coast and opted for a pit stop to visit a friend’s ranch in Pennsylvania,
nestled beautifully in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was the evening of the Super Moon, and they parked the airstream between two bucolic mountains, lake included. But no road trip is complete without a few mishaps and the next day, after a night of dancing and drinking with friends, the crew broke down going up the hills into the Smoky Mountains.
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