Dog Friendly Nashville and Franklin, TN
Mural's in Nashville
Nashville has many beautiful murals but this one was my favorite.
The Renaissance is dog friendly and even allowed Jake And Maggie to enjoy dinner with us at The Bridge Bar in the hotel. The lobby is dog friendly as well as the rooms but there is very limited space for a pet relief area so keep that in mind. The hotel is a block away from Broadway. We had the burger and chicken quesadilla and both were delicious. The bartender and waitress were so sweet to Jake And Maggie and gave them lots of attention.
NECA Trade Show and Convention
Are you a fan of Dukes of Hazard? Do you remember Cooter? He and his wife opened Cooter’s Museum and it’s dog friendly. This is a museum and gift store in one. And if you are looking for a t-shirt or sweatshirt to take home, you can find one here. This building has three businesses which include Cooter’s Museum, a souvenir shop, and a restaurant. It’s about 30 minutes away from downtown Nashville.
Hattie B's Chicken
Love fried chicken? We took Jake And Maggie to an historic landmark in Nashville called Hattie B’s for chicken and fries. They have a dog friendly patio outside. You go in, place your order and they bring it to your table.
The Harpoth Hotel is right in downtown Franklin and is in walking distance of coffee shops, antique stores, restaurants and shops. It is clean, spacious, the hotel staff is very friendly, and in a great location if you are traveling alone. There is a great coffee shop on one end and the 1977 restaurant on the other. Both have patios that are dog friendly.
Triple Crown Bakery
We happened to come across this little gem on one of our morning walks with the dogs. The Triple Crown Bakery is adorable with its dog friendly front yard and porch while the inside is a throw back to the victorian era. We got their cinnamon rolls with cream cheese and oh my goodness!!
Culaccino Italian Restaurant
Culaccino Italian Restaurant was both quaint and delicious. The waiter was fantastic, so friendly to the dogs, and the food was delicious. We ordered the gnocchi with marinara sauce and the lemon, blackberry, basil infused pie with vanilla and blackberry ice cream. They brought out fresh bread with goat cheese and olive oil dipping sauce. Yummmmmm!
Riverside Antiques is located down from the Harpoth and allows dogs. It’s a great place to shop if you are looking to update your home. It’s a mix of old and new.
The Park At Harlinsdale Farm
The Park At Harlinsdale Farm is a beautiful farm that was once home to Midnight Sun. Harlinsdale Farm has been called the most significant historic farm associated with the modern Tennessee Walking Horse industry. In 1933, W.W. Harlin established the farm on the northern outskirts of great renown in the fledging Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. As famous as the farm itself is its prize stallion Midnight Sun. This famous horse became the first repeat World Grand Champion. The success of Midnight Sun in the ring and as a sire has never been matched by any other Tennessee Walking Horse. Even today, most champion Walking Horses trace their lineage to Midnight Sun. It is now a park and dog park for people to come and enjoy. You can also see the burial site of Midnight Sun. We picked up food from Guy Feretti’s 55 South restaurant and enjoyed a picnic with the pups.
200 acres rolling farmland
4 acre dog park
3 acre pond -catch and release fishing, State license required
Temporary restroom facilities
5k soft track (turf) for walking or running
Public Parking (located near the main entrance)
Shopping in downtown Franklin, TN / Hester and Cook
Downtown Franklin has many shops to enjoy and many of them allow dogs. I walked into Hester and Cook and met the sweetest sales association. Renee was awesome at giving me all the shopping details of Franklin but Hester and Cook was one of my favorite stores. If you can see by the photos, it carried many dinnerware patterns, table decor, and stationary. And they are dog friendly!!!!
We found Paddle Dogs but never got a chance to actually check it out. I was able to get a picture of the sun setting over the lake and it was beautiful. This is a great place to take your dog, enjoy a walk, time on the water, listen to some music and grab something to eat. We drove through the neighborhood which was beautiful. This area is connected to the Harpeth River.
Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery
The Belle Meade Plantation is a gorgeous property full of history. The grounds are dog friendly so we bought a grounds pass and enjoyed an afternoon with Jake And Maggie. They have a restaurant and winery so we sat outside under a large Magnolia tree and drank wine and ate chocolate/caramel turtle candies while the dogs rested.
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