At the corner of Woodland St and 16th St in the historic Lockeland Springs neighborhood of East Nashville sits a dark Victorian mansion. This is the home to an East Nashville gem – a bed & breakfast called Urban Cowboy.
Beyond the ominous curb appeal and the intimidating exterior lies a warm & cozy lobby decked out in layered rugs, tufted leather furniture, and modern wood paneling. Urban Cowboy is a masterpiece of local rustic & folksy art & architecture. You might recognize their lobby, as it has been a great setting for many photoshoots with local artists.
Each room has its own name and is painstakingly decorated to reflect as such. They are:
Midnight Rider: A take on a dark cabin with wood paneled walls, antlers, and furry bedspread.
The Victorian: Bright and airy with light patterned wallpaper and an opulent glass chandelier.
The Captain – Neutral greys and whites.
The Watchtower – A bohemian retreat situated in the tower of the mansion with bright colored wallpaper and eclectic furniture.
The Lion’s Den: Allover rustic chevron pattern.
The Muse: The lightest room, almost white in color with gold-flecked wallpaper.
The Cabin: The largest suite in the hotel featuring an installation from 1767 Designs, a local carpentry company that makes wall art from reclaimed wood salvaged from old homes in Nashville.
Each room includes an elegant clawfoot tub and is eligible for in-room spa services. However, you need not be a hotel patron to enjoy the offerings of Cowboy. The Public House (round the back) is an indoor-outdoor bar & restaurant. The aesthetic of the interior hotel flows seamlessly to this back area & room. The patio is ideal for hangouts in any season – they equip the space with a roaring bonfire in the winter.
If you stay at the hotel, you can enjoy great East Nashville restaurants Lockeland Table and just across the street. Shelby Park is also a short walk away. And for all you non-Nashville folks, Urban Cowboy also has an iteration in Brooklyn.