Mulberry House is a completely renovated 1000-square-foot 19th-century carriage house located in the heart of Nashville. Nestled behind a three-story Victorian 'painted lady,' it is designed especially for travelers who prefer the ambiance of a guest cottage to that of a large hotel.
Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue South, Mulberry House is three blocks from the hoppin' 12South restaurant and retail district, five minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the immediate vicinity are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake, is four miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.
The cottage is secluded in its own private courtyard and has the feel of a wooded retreat and secret garden. The original 1880s portion, which includes the bedroom, a bath with both tub and glass shower, and a fully equipped kitchen, features the original bead-board ceiling and rustic wood-plank walls. This older period section is enhanced by the new addition, a 500-square-foot great room complete with crossbeams, demi-lune window and cathedral ceiling. The spacious, light-infused room includes two comfortable seating areas, a media center, desk and a granite dining peninsula opening into the kitchen.
Guests enjoy the privacy of a large, fenced courtyard garden, a stone-and-brick patio and a secluded rock garden. Wrought-iron furniture, a hammock and a porch swing facilitate outdoor dining, daydreaming and relaxation. The grounds of the main house, which is situated in a quiet urban neighborhood, include an original gazebo, herb and flower gardens and stately old trees.
Mulberry House features a blend of styles and furnishings that reflect a modern sensibility. Bamboo floors, antique and contemporary furniture, original art, Oriental rugs and whimsical folk art and crafts grace the interior. Zen basins, copper rain-chains, Japanese lanterns and a magnificent Buddhist temple bell lend a tranquil, timeless aura to the garden.
As your hosts, we have a personal interest in your comfort and enjoyment while you are guests at Mulberry House. We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have enjoyed sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Sojourns in facilities around the world have introduced us to many wonderful people and places. Inspired by these experiences, we have created Mulberry House to share the ideal qualities of the places we love--the hospitality of Southerners everywhere, the charm of a French country inn, the coziness of a German mountain chalet, the tranquility of a Japanese ryokan, the luxuries that distinguish a boutique hotel. As our guests will testify, we go out of our way to accommodate your individual needs and interests.
Mulberry House is furnished with art and antiques from our former gallery, Antics. These and other fine and decorative arts and artifacts from our collection are available to guests for purchase, with Mulberry House guests receiving preferred pricing.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers a private, peaceful headquarters for your stay in Nashville.
Come, explore and enjoy!
Catherine & Doug
Keywords: Guest Cottage
Catherine Snow and Doug Knight
1100 Clifton Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37204.
We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have enjoyed sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. During our travels, we have especially enjoyed staying in guest houses where we could experience the local lifestyle.
Inspired by these travels, we renovated our 19th-century carriage house and opened Mulberry House in 2007. Since then, we have acted as hosts for an array of native and foreign guests and enjoyed every minute!
Since I speak 'Southern' and my husband speaks German and Norwegian and we are acquainted with the challenges of foreign travel, we are well equipped to welcome to guests from around the world.
We take pleasure in hospitality and special interest in our guests' comfort and convenience—we are one of few locations where you can anticipate line-dried, ironed sheets in season. And we take pride in responding to special guest requests. When possible your wish is our command: examples of personal service include a chaise longue for a recuperating patient, champagne for honeymooners, flowers for anniversary guests, birthday candles for a child's special day, transport of parents to a crowded Vanderbilt commencement, holiday treats galore, and of course, personalized itineraries for guests who want to explore Nashville.
While we take pride in providing the highest quality service, we make a practice of protecting our guests' privacy. Once we have welcomed our guests, we never enter the secluded cottage courtyard without being invited.
Mulberry House offers the best of both worlds--complete privacy along with highly personal service.
Come stay with us!
We have lived in Nashville since the 1970s when we both became affiliated with Vanderbilt University. We have enjoyed watching Nashville evolve into an increasingly interesting city, which offers not only an astounding array of music but also excellent art, theater and restaurants as well as professional football and hockey teams. Mulberry House enjoys a convenient, central location from which to take advantage of these offerings. We are located at 1100 Clifton Lane, adjacent to 12th Avenue South. The cottage is three blocks from the refurbished 12South restaurant and retal district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In our immediate vicinity, there are parks (Battle of Nashville, Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake is 4 miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.
Mulberry House is conveniently situated in an attractive residential neighborhood within a few miles of most visitors’ favorite destinations: Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe, the shopping meccas of The Mall at Green Hills and Hill Place) & Hillsboro Village, which features the Belcourt Cinema, an excellent independent film house. We are approximately 3 miles (7-minute drive) from Vanderbilt, where my husband is a professor.
Whether you are visiting Nashville for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers an ideal location in the heart of the city.
In addition to our outstanding location, guests enjoy many benefits including a fully equipped and well-stocked gourmet kitchen, fresh herbs from the garden, plush bathrobes and luxurious bath products as well as line-dried, ironed fine cotton sheets in season. We also offer such amenities as private off-street parking, storage for bicycles and use of the gazebo and grounds.
As a welcome gift, we also leave special treats such as a little box of cookies from Provence Bakery or paletas from the neighborhood all-natural Mexican popsicle shop.