Carole’s Yellow Cottage (801 Fatherland St., 615/226-2952, $100–125) is a bed-and-breakfast offering two comfortable guest rooms. The decor is not as fussy as many bed-and-breakfasts, and the atmosphere is homey and low-key. Rooms have a private bathroom, and guests can relax in a library with a TV/VCR. Breakfasts are homemade and feature organic foods when available.
The Big Bungalow (618 Fatherland St., 615/256-8375, www.thebigbungalow.com, $110–160) a Craftsman-style early-1900s townhouse, offers three guest rooms, each with its own private bath and television. Guests have shared access to a computer, microwave, and refrigerator. Common areas are comfortable and stylish, with tasteful decor and hardwood floors.
Hostess Ellen Warshaw prepares breakfast for her guests and sometimes hosts in-the-round concerts in her living room. She is also a licensed masseuse. This is a pet-free, non-smoking facility; children over 10 years are welcome. The bed-and-breakfast is located about seven blocks from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge that takes you to the heart of the District.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition