If only we could stay longer....
The beauty of travel, besides all the wonderful learning experiences and fun that it brings, is that it sometimes presents us with a very special, deeply felt connection to a certain place. It doesn't happen every time, but when it does, WOW! That place becomes permanently entrenched in your heart.
Well, that is exactly what happened to my husband and myself in Nashville, and specifically at Mulberry Cottage. I know that this may sound terribly cliche, but words truly cannot do justice in describing this charming place. From the moment we entered, having been warmly greeted by Doug, we were enchanted. The decor and furnishings are highest-end luxury, and the artwork brings life and soul to the space. Luxe though it is, this is not a sterile 5 star hotel: every inch of the home lovingly pays homage to the city and countryside that surround it.
Catherine's generous breakfast offerings (yummy granola, fresh bread, eggs, cheeses, juice, coffee, etc.) got us off on a bright and happy note each morning, ready to explore fascinating Nashville and its neighbouring rural communities.
The location is wonderful; we enjoyed a great walk into the funky hipster community of 12 South, where you have super cool shops like Imogene + Willie's (hand crafted jeans and much, much more), Katy K's Ranch Dressing (rockabilly cool vintage stuff), the Frothy Monkey for yummy chai lattes amongst many other offerings, and one of our favourite fun restaurants, Urban Grub.
Downtown is just a short drive away, as is up-and-coming East Nashville. Be sure to check out Margot's for lovely southern-tinged French cuisine, and hit up the Five Spot for some cool indie music and a great local vibe. City House, a funky restaurant in Germantown, was awesome as well!
After forays out on the stunning Natchez Trace, and hoofing all over town, coming home to Mulberry Cottage was such a treat. If only there were more time to flip through the fascinating books and have a soak in the beautifully restored claw-foot tub! Ah well, next time!
It was our great pleasure to meet Catherine and Doug, truly gracious hosts and interesting and fun people to boot!
We left our heart at Mulberry Cottage, and will most certainly return in the near future!
Kim and Mike Wilton
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kim, for your very gracious review. We adored having you two adventurous souls as our guests--you saw and did more in a few days than many do in a week or more. It was a pleasure to see Nashville anew through smart, sassy Canadian eyes. Come again, and we'll go with you next time!
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