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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond Country in Nashville

Modern speakeasies, new record shops, and local indie bands offer an alternative to the Opry.

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1. Where to Stay


In the LEED-certified Hutton Hotel, rooms are decked out with modern art.  

Work out among swanky leather furniture and contemporary art at the year-old Hutton Hotel (from $189), where seven of the 248 rooms have stationary bikes, treadmills, or elliptical machines.

Stay a block away from the live-music-stacked bars of Lower Broadway at the three-month-old Hotel Indigo Nashville (from $139), a former twenties-era bank that retained its original neoclassical columns. Room 1408 has the best view of the Cumberland River.

Admire the rich brocade fabrics, walnut furniture, and stained-glass detailing at the Hermitage, where corner rooms overlook the pre–Civil War State Capitol building. Splurge on room 908, which has a flat-screen TV stationed above the bathroom’s deep marble soaking tub (from $249).


Published on Jun 10, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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