Do you remember the joy of traveling to a new city and exploring a quaint neighborhood near your hotel? It’s the chance to browse small shops, savor meals at local eateries and maybe pick up a little history along the way. Well, you can do that without leaving Davidson County by heading to Germantown for a staycation. One of Nashville’s most unique and charming accommodations, The Germantown Inn makes the perfect base for a weekend in the popular neighborhood.

The luxury boutique inn is a two-story Federal-style home, constructed in 1865, making it one of the oldest homes in the historic neighborhood. The building retains many of the original elements, such as fireplaces, exposed brick and wide-plank wood floors, all lovingly restored and preserved when it was reimagined as a present-day oasis. The dark navy roof, entrance and courtyard walls add a modern touch that complements the red brick exterior. A lush courtyard has ample seating and fire pits, and a rooftop terrace offers neighborhood and downtown views. 

Taking a cue from the neighborhood streets, the six suites in the home are named for presidents, while the four carriage house spaces honor some of the country’s most influential women. Each chic area has a soothing palette with bright pops of color and custom pieces from local creatives, including Andra Eggleston, Caitlin Mello and New Hat Projects. No luxury was overlooked in outfitting the light-filled rooms, which feature elegant Frette linens, Turkish towels, plush robes and organic LATHER bath amenities. For extra pampering, guests receive 10 percent off any service at nearby Poppy & Monroe.

In the morning, the complimentary continental breakfast will fuel you for hitting local shops, and you’ll want to return from your adventures for libations and individually boxed cheese and charcuterie during the hosted happy hour. There may not be a full-service restaurant on the property, but some of Nashville’s most popular dining spots — City House, Henrietta Red and Rolf & Daughters, to name a few — are literally steps away. With many offering carryout, you’ll feel safe and satisfied dining in the courtyard, which shines at night, thanks to string lights and a glowing fire. 

To put your visit over the top, check out the indulgent staycation packages — one with a spa experience at Poppy & Monroe — offered through April 30, 2021. The Germantown Inn is a relaxing, peaceful getaway with outstanding amenities and top-notch service that you will want to experience time and again.

Rates start at $199

1218 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208

Photographs by Emily Dorio