Lifestyle Travel

Staycation in Nashville

July 11, 2017

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Nashville’s Germantown Inn, and I must say it’s quite wonderful. It’s on the top of my list for the perfect staycation! Located in one of the oldest buildings in Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood, the 1865 two-story house has been turned into a six-bedroom boutique hotel. And it’s definitely retained its original charm. As I walked through the inn, I fell in love with the light that filled the space and was captivated by how peaceful it was despite being right in the middle of one of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods.

Being located in Germantown, the inn is just minutes from downtown and most of the must-dos in Nashville. The neighborhood is thriving and it’s one of the only places that has kept so much of its original charm in our growing city, making this spot a win-win.

There’s much to love about the inn but one of the most appealing parts to me was hearing about the design and how each aspect plays a role in making the space feel just perfect. Modern meets traditional at the Inn. Head interior designer McLean Barbieri brought modern textures and lux amenities to the place to balance the original character of the 1860’s building and create a contemporary but functional space. From the kitchen to the guest rooms, everything tile, paint color and fabric is, in my opinion, the perfect choice!

The contrast of bright white with deep blues is one of my favorite color combinations ever and they have made the duo really shine. Each of the inn’s six light-filled suites is named for a former United States president. Local artist Caitlin Mello created the colorful presidential portraits that hang in each suite.

While being quiet and quaint, the inn offers several spaces to relax and unwind. The ground floor courtyard is perfect for sipping on a tall glass of lemon water. The sitting room features large tufted leather sofas and is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. Once you are upstairs, the terrace is the perfect spot to soak in the sunshine!

From the staff to the décor to the location, everything about the Germantown Inn is flawless. After only having been there for 5 minutes I felt right at home. Every now and then, we all need to cleanse our minds and take a few days off and this spot is the perfect place to do that! Whether you live in Nashville or you’re coming for a visit, there is no better place to stay.

Two of the interior images where photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck. Alyssa is an architectural and interior design photographer who takes some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mom July 12, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    You and the place are both lovely I must say!!!

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