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Fontanel Mansion

4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1600
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Ranked #3 of 122 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame(R) member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville's only... more » Owner description: Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame(R) member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville's only country music mansion tour giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. The home, situated on the 136 acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery the Pepsi Studio Gallery, Cafe Fontanella, Goo Goo Outpost, AdventureWorks Ziplines, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. « less
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Green Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very neat house with lots of good history and facts. Our tour guide...I forget his name but he was the guy with the faux-hawk....was very fun and interactive. He had a lot of facts to tell us and gave us plenty of time for photos. The coolest thing was to be able to sit on furniture and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is definitely worth going to. The house and grounds are fun to go through and see and hear the history of the place and how it was built but the tour was made even more fun because of our tour guide, His name is Steve Whitsom. He had stories and sang us a couple of songs, he was funny... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Owners better take a good look at maintenance and cleaning aspect of Mansion. Carpets are filthy and so many light bulbs burned out in all rooms it is apparent it is intentional. Musty smell turned me off when I entered Mansion. Our Guide (Chris) was very good and performed above average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My mother, two aunts and I toured Fontanel Mansion last week. We arrived early(for the first tour) and browsed the gift shop then relaxed on the porch and enjoyed the weather. The shuttle took us up to the mansion where Justin Brooks Coffin, our tour guy met us. He was gracious enough to take photos for everyone before we entered... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My company hired Fontanel as the venue for a dinner. In fairness for this review, I did not experience some of the on-site attractions such as the zip line or the retail centers at the entrance, since our buses transported us directly to the house itself. The structure is architecturally fascinating. Many of the appointments are from the 1980s, so... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Fontanel after talking about it for a year. We went with a group of 7, including 2 adults, 2 senior citizens, 1 student and 2 children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guide, Chris ,was very informative and answered all of our questions. He was so patient with the children and they had lots of questions... More

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review

It is so wonderful that your entire family enjoyed the tour. That is a great compliment to Chris and Fontanel. Thank you! We do hope you come back and enjoye the Trails and the Woods. See you next time! More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN this week. It a very impressive place to see. The guide Steve Whitson was very good presenting the history behind the mansion. He is a funny person and a wonderful singer and story teller. He is a great addition to the home. The disturbing part was not Steve in any way but... More

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and thank you for your review. We completely understand your concern. The good news is the mansion is going to be renovated very soon. It will once again rise to the level that it once was when the Mandrell's lived there. We appreciate your concern and hope that you do come back once the renovation is... More

North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Who doesn't love a mansion? I grew up watching the Mandrell show. Visiting the mansion was a must for me. Exquisite log home and we absolutely enjoyed our tour! Steven was an excellent tour host, great singer and he provided lots of information about the history of the mansion. He even let my nieces try on Kenny Chesney's tour jacket!... More

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review

It is so nice to hear that a Barbara Mandrell fan enjoyed their tour! Thank you for visiting and thank you for your review. More

Black Mountain, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great home. So full of warmth and charm, to say nothing of great legendary history (recent). And where else would you get such a personable tour guide so full of enthusiasm who just loves her work? Jennifer, you are the best. Thanks so much for your beautiful song at the end. The brief rest on Barbara's bed was... More

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review

It is nice to know that you enjoyed your tour with Jennifer. We loved having you on the property and hope that you can come back someday and visit! More

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We have lived in the Nashville area for 12 years and made our first trip to Fontanel this past Saturday. What an incredibly awesome experience. Chris, our tour guide was very engaging and made us feel welcome in the home. We were encouraged to sit anywhere, touch anything, and take many pics (which we did). I loved the Alabama items... More

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review

There is nothing better than when a local comes and visit us! Seems like you really had a great time and hopefully you will come back and visit us again. Try our zip lines and hiking trails! If you would like to reach out to Jaime, email her at jdudney@fontanelmansion.com Thank you for your business and see you next time! More

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