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Urban Cowboy Nashville
Across the Cumberland River, East Nashville got its first properly hip place to stay in 2016 when this Instagram-friendly B&B opened in a completely renovated Queen Anne mansion. The sister property to the Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn, the B&B offers eight suites, each uniquely named—Midnight Rider, the Rose Room—and decorated with master-level woodwork in geometric designs, Western and Native American designs, handcrafted furniture, custom wallpaper, and freestanding copper and claw-foot tubs. The communal music parlor has hand-printed wallpaper, and guest gatherings are encouraged. In the brick-and-beam Stable House, the Urban Cowboy Public House is open to all, serving craft cocktails and wood-fired grub from some of Nashville’s top chefs and mixologists. Guests gather around the fire pit in all weather, and blankets and good cheer are in plentiful supply.
By Sunshine Flint, AFAR Contributor
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Doors Are Open: A Next Generation B&B
Check everything you know about bed and breakfasts at the door of Urban Cowboy Nashville, the latest project from New York City hotelier Lyon Porter. “I’m creating a B&B for a new generation of travelers,” says Porter, whose Brooklyn property of the same name is one of the borough’s most stylish stays. Set in a 19th-century Queen Anne Victorian manse in historic East Nashville, Urban Cowboy is just five blocks from the boutiques and lively bars of the Five Points district. The design in the eight guest rooms and standalone cabin is a Southwestern/Art Deco mash-up, with custom wallpaper, handmade copper bedframes, and intricate inlaid wood walls. The common areas are an invitation for travelers to connect: A colonnaded wraparound porch has a sunset view, and a music parlor holds instruments for impromptu jam sessions. From $295; urbancowboybnb.com
By Jenn Flowers, AFAR Staff
1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA