You can now stay in the former home of country music legend Patsy Cline.
Cline, who had crossover hits with “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy,” was only 30 when she died in a plane crash in 1963. Her tragic death, distinctive voice and heart-wrenching ballads have made her a musical icon. In 1973, she became the first solo female singer elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Less than a year before she died, Cline purchased her modest “dream home” in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, a short drive north of Nashville, where she lived with her husband and two small children.
She had big names in music come and hang out there with her. Guests included Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee and June Carter. Lynn, in particular, was Cline’s close friend; Lifetime just released a movie about the pair called “Patsy & Loretta.”
You’ll be staying in the 800-square-foot lower level of the home, which used to be Cline’s music or rec room. While the original furnishings and some of Cline’s possessions are housed at the Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville, the current owners of her home have restored the downstairs with decor appropriate to the early 1960s.
Amidst the tastefully reproduced decorations and Cline memorabilia, you can imagine yourself in Cline’s world.
Imagine you’re having drinks with the singer. The kitchen’s padded counters are a nod to Cline’s original red leather upholstered bar, which had her and her husband Charlie’s names on it. The flooring is the same as when Cline lived there.
In addition to the retro-style kitchen, the space has two full-sized beds, a bathroom and a laundry room.
There’s also a screened-in porch.
And there’s a bright patio with an image of Cline’s “Sweet Dreams” vinyl record on the floor.
At press time, the home appears to be booked up through May 1, 2020 on Airbnb and is unavailable on Vrbo until December 31, 2020. So maybe think about some long-term planning if you want to stay there!
What do you think? Would you want to stay in Patsy Cline’s home?