Urban Cowboy’s eight suites are housed in a historic Queen Anne Victorian mansion built around the late 1800s. Walk up to the front porch, outfitted with rocking chairs and sunflowers, and you’ll see the music room on the left where guests are encouraged to play any instrument they see (but don’t worry: No one’s pressuring you to plunk out “Chopsticks” if you don’t want to). Upon checking in, you will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Belle Meade Bourbon (should you want one) along with a little history—of both the bourbon and the house. In the early 1900s, a doctor lived here, treating patients downstairs while living in the attic; in the 1980s, wrestlers used to practice in the yard out back, which is why the on-site restaurant where the stable house used to be, Urban Cowboy Public House, sends all their food orders out with signs featuring wrestlers. To get to your room, you’ll walk through a “hidden” door inspired by the movie “Clue,” all of the woodwork for which was done by a local artist. The rooms are luxe, Keep-Austin-Weird kind of experiments, with in-room A/C and deep copper tubs (some do have showers, though I found the tub surprisingly maneuverable with its detachable faucet). Rooms are all unique, such as The Watchtower which has a corner view where you literally crawl into bed and peer up at a copper-tinged ceiling with custom iron fixtures. Their mattresses are the most comfortable in the city, but for those with mobility issues, call ahead and ask for a room with a typical bed and shower. The fact that the wood-fired food and cocktails from Public House are the city’s best meal is just icing on the cake.
Urban Cowboy B&B
1603 Woodland St.
Our Rating Neighborhood East Nashville Phone 347/840-0525 Prices $295–$500 suite. Rates include breakfast. Free parking Units 8 (all suites) Amenities Restaurant/bar; free Wi-Fi Web site Urban Cowboy B&B
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