About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Sofabed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4
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!
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- english, german, norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 25, 2018
Mulberry House Doug Knight 1100 Clifton Lane Nashville, Tennessee 37204. My wife and I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have spent 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 German and Norwegian and am acquainted with the challenges of foreign travel, I am delighted to welcome guests from around the world. I take pleasure in hospitality and in guests' comfort, convenience, and special requests. At the same time, I make a practice of protecting guests' privacy. Once I have welcomed guests, I do not 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 at Mulberry House in Nashville!
Doug purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Doug chose Green Hills
My wife and I settled in Nashville in the 1970s when we both became affiliated with Vanderbilt University. We have enjoyed watching Nashville evolve into an increasingly interesting city, offering 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/Granny White Pike. The cottage is three blocks from the refurbished 12South restaurant and retail 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 Park 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. Whether you are visiting Nashville for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers an ideal location in the heart of the city.
What makes this Cottage unique
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. 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 freshly baked cookies or paletas from the neighborhood all-natural Mexican popsicle shop.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It is a beautiful property. Very well kept. Cozy, quiet, and comfortable. Owner's are some of the nicest people you will meet in Nashville. Can't wait to go back again.
The Carriage house at Mulberry house is a perfect place to stay while you enjoy Nashville. It has everything you could want or need as well as beautifully decorated & comfortable. Doug is fantastic to work with and always there should you need him.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week there!
The mulberry house is an absolute must to stay at! 😊
Doug is a pleasure to work with in planning your stay in Nashville. The house is well stocked in everything you may need down to the fridge. He had yogurt cheeses milk orange juice bread sodas and even beers. The mulberry house was truly what we needed, couldn't of been more perfect. The location was convenient to get to everything we wanted but we felt out of the hustle and bustle of the city in Doug's secluded backyard get away.
Perfect in Every Way
I travel constantly for work and occasionally for pleasure and am an avid and often user of both VRBO and AirBnb. I am pretty easy going and am usually satisfied. At the same time, most places at which I have stayed were solid B+ or A-, which is not bad at all, but not perfect. Then along came Doug's Mulberry Guest Cottage and I found perfection. The cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures. It's bright and airy with a nice firm bed, comfy pillows, a fully stocked kitchen and a real dining area with table and chairs, which was ideal for my purposes. I have never felt so immediately at home anywhere. Ever. And Doug went above and beyond in every way, making me feel like an old friend the first second we met and helping me fully utilize the space for a highly confidential dinner meeting. I hated to leave and now that I'm no longer there I'm a tad depressed. I'll recover.
Home away from home
When I stay in Nashville this rental is always my first choice. It is very private, comfortable and conveniently located. Great restaurants are close. The owner is very attentive, helpful and friendly. My only hesitation about recommending it is that it may not be available for me the next time I need it!
Lovely cottage getaway
Fantastic cozy place. Everything was well appointed with lots of extras (fresh cookies on arrival, surround sound, fridge stocked with beer, bread yogurt etc). Doug is a great host and provides great recommendations. Short 5 minte uber ride to the 12 south area with great restaurants/bars (and just beyond that the Gulch) and only 15 mins to honkytonk bars.
Nashville, Middle, Tennessee, USA --- Conveniently located in an attractive residential neighborhood, Mulberry House is within a few miles of Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe) and Hillsboro Village. Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue, it is 3 blocks from the refurbished 12South retail and restaurant district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the 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.