It has been a long time coming for one of Nashville’s newest hidden gems. After exactly one year of renovating and restoring a Victorian mansion built in the late 1800s, Urban Cowboy has opened its doors in the south, an extension of its original Brooklyn counterpart. Located in East Nashville, a once abysmally downtrodden neighbourhood, this bed and breakfast fits right in among the artisan bites, boutiques, and coffee shops that now sit on almost every corner.
Character screams from the beautifully crafted wooden walls of this 8-room travellers abode, each one designed differently by owner Lyon Porter. While carefully keeping the Victorian charm intact, design focuses on an exploration of southern geometric patterns, while hints and hues of copper and bronze add the perfect refining touch.
Stunning Victorian tubs are a centrepiece in each room, a perfect accompaniment to the personalised private spa service offered to each guest. A never-ending array of furniture, art and various room accents are the collection of countless designers and restored antique pieces.
The front sitting rooms, filled with instruments for the more musically-inclined, are the collective finishing touches on this already-renowned southern staple, drawing on the artistic culture of Nashville itself.
What’s next for this charmer? A full onsite bar and private outdoor bathing will soon pair themselves with this bed and breakfast as visionaries Porter and partner Jersey Banks carry on their mission to foster a community for the artistic and the nomadic, often who are one in the same.