Nashville, United States

Urban Cowboy Nashville

Rates per night from$350.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD350.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Walk the line

Setting

Music-mad mansion

The Victorian inhabitants of East Nashville mansion-turned-boutique-stay would surely be scandalized to see what’s become of it – Urban Cowboy’s overrun with musicians and each suite has – gasp – a claw-foot bath tub in plain view of the bed. Kick off your boots and lean into the theme with strong pours of whiskey and spur of the moment sessions in the hotel’s parlor – musically inclined guests are encouraged to play at will (just keep it more in tune with the Man in Black than ‘Home on the Range’). When hunger strikes, mosey over to Public House for wood-fired fare and craft cocktails, then thank your lucky stars that some mammas did let their babies grow up to be cowboys.

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A cocktail each in the Parlor Bar

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Eight suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in is from 3pm to 8pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $350.00, excluding tax at 18.25 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $2.50 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast but exclude a three per cent credit card processing fee.

Also

All of the instruments in the musical parlor – guitars, trombones, a drum kit, a fiddle and a candy-apple–red piano – are in tune and ready to rock (or serenade, as the mood suits).

Hotel closed

The hotel is closed 26–28 and 31 October, 21–24 November, 21–26 December and 31 December to 5 January.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, instruments to borrow. In rooms: tea- and coffee-making kit, CO Bigelow bath products and an in-room bath menu; the Cabin Suite has a refrigerator and an in-room bar.

Our favourite rooms

Each individually designed room has a ridiculously photogenic claw-foot bath tub, so every visiting cowboy and girl can soak in style. Sea lovers will feel right at home (and a bit less landlocked) in the Captain, which has a porthole window and subtle nautical decorations. The standalone Cabin is the most private and spacious of the lot; it has an in-room bar and its freestanding tub sits in front of a glittering starburst of reclaimed wood and copper.

Packing tips

Bring your felt hat, cowboy boots and favourite guitar pick.

Also

This revamped historic house has ramp access, but narrow doorways and no accessible guest rooms.

Children

Leave the tots at home for this city break – they’re too young for the whiskey and honky tonk bars anyway.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The fairy-light–strung patio has a mix-and-mingle approach to seating and a 16-foot fireplace adorned with a bull’s skull. Pull up a chair by the firepit to feel like a real cowboy.

Dress Code

Double denim, turquoise jewelry and a Pendleton wrap for evenings under the stars (and the twinkling fairy lights).

Hotel restaurant

Hip watering hole Public House attracts guests and locals alike with its modern American fare, craft cocktails and backyard bonfire. The rockabilly rustic bar and restaurant is open for dinner and has exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood installations by 1767, a handful of vintage finds and Pendleton-lookalike bench seats; a roll-up garage-style glass door opens to the patio, with its hodge podge of metal and leather chairs. Chef Tom Bayless has dreamed up the locally sourced menu that relies heavily on Argentinian-style grilling over an open fire. No tins of beans around a campfire here; favourites include aged smoked beef, charred sweet potatoes, roasted spaghetti squash, oysters and chicken wings. Continental breakfast is laid out in the Parlor Bar. Fresh pastries – croissants, pain au chocolat, muffins, scones and galettes – are delivered piping hot from local Dozen Bakery. The breakfast spread also includes seasonal fruits, yoghurt, granola, oatmeal and your usual roundup of breakfast beverages.

Hotel bar

Parlor Bar is opposite the instrument-filled lounge; take a break from that old time rock’n’roll and plonk down in one of the bar’s vintage leather chairs with your libation of choice. Public House doubles as a craft cocktail bar, pouring out Nashville twists on the classics; blue Collars take the place of Manhattans, the Old Fashioned has a splash of cognac and the Gimlet is basil-infused. Order from the full restaurant menu, or nibble on bar snacks – charred beef fat olives and smoked bread with pork fat butter – until late.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 10.30am. The Public House is open from 4pm to 11pm (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays), but dinner service stops at 10pm. The Parlor Bar’s open from 3pm to 9pm.

Location

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Address
Urban Cowboy Nashville
1603 Woodland St
Nashville
37206
United States

Urban Cowboy’s in a residential neighborhood of East Nashville.

Planes

Nashville International Airport is 15 minutes away by car. You can catch direct flights from across North America, but most international flights have a stopover in a major US hub first.

Automobiles

There’s street parking outside the hotel and a parking lot for the bar and restaurant.

Other

Bonus points to urban cowfolk who ride their trusty steed into town, but you’ll have a hard time finding a convenient hitching post.

Worth getting out of bed for

Soak your cowboy blues away in your tub or pony up for in-room spa treatments (there’s a menu to choose from). If you’re feeling social, pick up a guitar and strum along in the parlour. Take colourful holiday snaps in front of vibrant street art in Five Points, search for East Nashville finery on Fatherland Street, and stroll down the tree-lined riverside greenway in Shelby Park. Search through stacks of new-to-you vintage vinyl in East Nashville’s Fond Object Records or rock up to one of their outdoor performances or backyard film nights (check the events schedule first). Pick up everything you’ll need for open mic night at Fanny’s House of Music - new and secondhand instruments and stage-worthy vintage clothing. And if you've forgotten those three guitar chords you learned that one time, they offer music lessons that’ll unleash your inner Johnny Cash or Followill gang talents. Take a tour of the Grand Ole Opry and walk in the steps of country music greats; Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks have all performed on the various incarnations of the legendary stage. Elvis had one ill-fated performance at the Opry (the conservative crowd didn’t appreciate his gyrating hips or rockabilly rendition of Blue Moon of Kentucky), but fans of the King can visit RCA Studio B – where he cut 150 tracks – after a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Local restaurants

Brunch like you’ve just signed a record deal (maybe you have) at Butcher & Bee on East Nashville’s Main Street. Try their signature B&B biscuit with whipped feta, honey butter and a soft scrambled egg or the eatery’s Jalapeño-spiced fried chicken and cornbread waffles. Shake off the shadow of the previous night’s shenanigans with a cup of Crema coffee, a Mexican coke or an ice-cold Cheerwine. Sky Blue Cafe’s strong coffee, breakfast burritos and French toast – stuffed with brie and drizzled with local honey – will also clear away any morning haze. Old-timey malt shop meets biergarten The Pharmacy will cure what ails you… In need of a little nostalgia? Syrup-infused phosphate sodas and ice cream floats can be whipped up in jiff. Need some fresh air? Spend an alfresco evening under the stars in the beer garden, sipping your way through imported ales and local brews. Spud deficient? Take your pick from hand-cut sweet potato fries, tater tots and German potato salad. Just plain hungry? Order burgers – cheese-topped, bacon-stacked or made-from-legumes – or sharing plates of Bavarian-style wursts. Book ahead for dinner at The Treehouse, where the mod menu changes daily. Order a cocktail – an apricot-infused vodka and gin Passenger or a grapefruit-laced Road to Nowhere – and tuck into artichoke and spinach pierogi or wild Georgia shrimp (dipped into horseradish sauce with the heat of the Southern sun), then move on to mains of seabass with grilled okra or DIY steamed duck buns with spicy cherry sauce. Bistro Margot Café and Bar, a Five Points favourite set in a 1930s petrol station, serves Tuscan and Provençal fare with a Southern twang. Snag a table on the covered brick patio and save room for decadent desserts – caramel pecan brownie tarts, coconut cream pie, fig hazelnut shortbread and grown-up ice cream sandwiches.

Local bars

If you can pry yourself away from the Public House (and the house supply of cowboy-approved whiskey), mosey on over to speakeasy-style Attaboy for one-off cocktail creations. There’s no menu – all drinks are personalised to suit your taste.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Nashville, and unpacked the newest additions to their vintage vinyl collection, a full account of their Music City, USA, city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Urban Cowboy Nashville…

Saddle up and head to boutique hotel Urban Cowboy, a modern mix of musicians’ hideaway and hip local hangout. Don’t let the name throw you – you’ll find no mechanical bulls or tributes to John Travolta’s earlier works here; this modernised Queen Anne mansion’s angular patterns are reminiscent of art deco style – most are courtesy of local design studio 1767 and cast in reclaimed woods and glittering copper. (The southwestern prints, subtle use of antlers and well-worn leather lounge seating would get the cowboy stamp of approval, though.) Kick off your boots and make yourself at home in your suite’s vintage bath tub, sidle up to the parlour bar or pluck a guitar off the wall and strum a few chords. Then in the evenings, watch the sun set from the hotel’s wraparound porch before settling in for dinner at the Public House, a mod-American eatery and craft cocktail bar with an at-home style patio, complete with twinkling lights, vintage chairs and a crackling fire pit. We knew there was a reason our heroes have always been cowboys…

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