If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting Tennessee, Mike Wolfe has a picker’s paradise available for rent. The American Pickers star now rents out the Two Lanes Guesthouse, a one-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot loft in Columbia, Tenn., to overnight guests.
Mike Wolfe filled The Guesthouse with items he picked while on the road, like vintage signs, posters, and some more rare finds as well. Moreover, it’s a unique space. Potential guests and lookie-loos can get a peek inside on Instagram. It also includes photos of the surrounding area and some of the views from the downtown loft.
“Welcome to the Guesthouse!,” a caption on one of the posts says. “What do you want to do first? (We recommend a quick photoshoot on the Vespa — but that’s just us)”
Mike Wolfe said he wanted to give visitors the “charms of staying on Main Street.”
“There’s so much to see and experience here. I wanted to create a space that allowed visitors to experience the charms of staying on Main Street in a small town,” Mike Wolfe says on the Guesthouse’s website. “One of my favorite things is to look outside the 13-foot windows at the 1905 courthouse and hear the clock in the tower on top of it chime every hour. You can walk downstairs into the street and see the shopkeepers preparing to open for the day. You can even smell the biscuits and bacon Puckett’s is cooking up for breakfast.”
The Two Lanes Guesthouse is above a bicycle shop in a brick building that dates back to the 1850s.
Staying at the Two Lanes Guesthouse will cost about $200 a night on weekdays. Weekend stays are $275 a night plus fees.
Mike Wolfe On Designing, Creating The Two Lanes Guesthouse
Mike Wolfe travels six months out of the year for his picks. So, he knows what it’s like to live out of bland hotel rooms when all your want is your bed. He wanted to create a space that could provide some of the comforts of home mixed with the excitement of staying somewhere new with his rental space.
He’s also spent most of his adult life working with designers to salvage and pick antiques to be used as decorations. Which meant he had a vision for the Two Lanes Guesthouse before he started designing it.
“Some people may not know, but for the past 30 years, I have been selling to designers and decorators,” Wolfe said about the rental property. “It has been a major part of my business. This is the first time that I’ve been able to utilize that experience inside my own space for other people to enjoy. I’m on the road six months out of the year. I check-in to a lot of hotels and Airbnbs, so I understand what travelers need when they’re looking to relax after a long day in a space that feels like home. This entire project is all about creating an experience not just for a few hours in Columbia, but for a long weekend.”