The Urban Cowboy Team’s Pinterest-Worthy Roadtrip

Brooklyn’s premiere B&B is opening a second location in the South—but not without an epic road trip first

The Urban Cowboy Team's Pinterest-Worthy Roadtrip

Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks en route

by Nikki Brand

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.

In preparation for their adventure, Porter, Banks, and Brand packed their ’89 Jeep Wagoneer, aptly named Butch, with the essentials: whiskey, blankets, fireworks, and cowboy hats.

They then hooked up a ’72 Argosy Airstream named Sunny, which of course received the custom Urban Cowboy pattern treatment, courtesy of wall paperist Clint Van Gemert.

Before hitting the road, the crew stopped in Montauk for an impromptu photo shoot with Brand while Sunny the airstream got road-ready with a new electrical system and hand breaks.

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.

Finally, after visiting a horse farm, camping with bears and enjoying a night out in Pigeon Forge, the Urban Cowboy team made it to Nashville!

Here’s a sneak peak of the new property, opening this winter in East Nashville. Trust us, it’s worth the road trip.

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