During the day he is in the fast world of real estate on Manhattan, during the night he comes back to Brooklyn. Lyon Porter already lived in this district of Brooklyn, near Williamsburg (a fifteen minute walk to Toby’s Estate) but only last year he decided to open a bed and breakfast called Urban Cowboy. A place where you check in as a stranger and check out as friends. Last week I stayed there with my boyfriend and today I can tell you everything about it and share the pictures!


Urban Cowboy b&b is located in Brooklyn, in a quiet neighborhood where you don’t find any tourists. However, we spotted a hipster with a beard and a beanie behind a stroller and a big Italian family on a porch. But because you’re so close to all the great spots, it’s good to return to a place that feels like home instead of an impersonal hotel room. The living room and kitchen are a communal area. Decorated with a great sense of taste and basically every corner is worth a picture. But leave your camera for a second, let yourself fall into one of the big couches and read some magazines, play guitar or do a board game. In the morning the breakfast consists of fresh bread, bagels and pastries and granola so you can start the day perfectly.


Upstairs you will find four bedrooms, all with an equally great atmosphere. Warm, personal and yes, just like home. A fine Pendleton blanket on the bed (which reminded me of my stay at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA), lovely paintings on the wall and a ship inspired bathroom complete with a ship’s window. Three rooms share a bathroom. The master bedroom, or the Lion Den, has a private bathroom. That was the room where we slept and that bed is memorable. It seemed like you were on a cloud so soft and springy. If you want to be assured of a good night’s sleep, that’s the room to go for.


But there’s another room. A room which is often used by couples who are just married for example. But also for New Yorkers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. And even magazines book the room for shoots with a cowboy setting. I’m talking about the Kanoono Cabin. A cozy wooden cabin with a bed, sofa and a fantastic roll top bath. Trust me: you never want to leave that room again! 


In short: a must for anyone who wants to explore Brooklyn, is sensitive to style and wants to have a perfect night of sleep. I’ll definitely be back!



From 100 dollar per night, check out: urbancowboybnb.com 














  • Lucie

    06.03.2015 at 23:18 Reply

    Oh and I am seeing this after I booked all my Air BnBs! The bathroom is breathtaking but all of it looks so appealing and cosy!

    • Pauline Egge

      06.03.2015 at 09:14 Reply

      Oh no, that’s such a shame. But I always think: then we have a reason to come back, right?! Enjoy your time in New York Lucie!

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