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Fontanel Mansion

4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1600
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Ranked #3 of 121 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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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Fontanel is the former home of Barbara Mandrel. It contains many interesting details of her life and associations with major celebrities. The actual home is very impressive as is her story. The tour is appropriately paced and our tour guide was welcoming, knowledgeable and even entertained us by playing the piano while we explored the great room. Unlike many other... More

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Gloucester, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Chris was the best guide you could ever have. This is not your average home tour. You can sit on everything. I even put on Kenny Chesney's jacket! You have to see this home!

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour very much! Chris was our tour guide and he did a fantastic job. My 10 year old daughter was very impressed by Chris's singing and the house. We live near the mansion and walk in the trails around the house often. Enjoy everything associated with property and tour very much!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this tour! It is Barbara Mandrel's log cabin (mansion). The story behind it is memorable. The mansion is set off in the woods. The mansion is well taken care of and the architecture and design is fascinating. My wife and I were awe while touring this place. The tour was not your typical one. We were able... More

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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My friend and I had a very enjoyable day at Fontanel. The tour of the house was interesting. Our tour guide played the piano while we looked around the great room. Loved it!! We also visited the distillery and had a tasty lunch at the café. I would recommend a visit to Fontanel if ever in the Nashville area.

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Houma, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place. Did the mansion tour as well as the other things on the grounds. Chris was our tour guide and gave us lots of information on the house and its history. Get a chance to drive out, do it. It is only about 20 minutes out of downtown Nashville. You won't regret seeing Barbara Mandrell's former home.

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Mountain Home
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a huge home that is nestled in the woods on a hill. The living room is 2500 sq.ft. and, since it was built to house a musician (well known) and her family it is about what you would expect - on a grand scale. We were very impressed and glad that we took the tour.

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I was part of a group in the latter part of June who took the tour. I was so impressed. We were allowed to sit on the furniture, take the guitars off the wall and walk around on our own. We were just told not to open any doors that were closed as there was a party there the night... More

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Onalaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Fontanel Mansion tour. Well worth the price of admission. Just to learn about Barbara Mandrell, the history of the home and who all have been in the home was all very interesting. Our guide was great, plus she sang us a song after the tour which was awesome! We had a wonderful lunch at the Fontanel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Steve was a great guide! He has talents that make your tour even better. The history of the house is very interesting; well worth the cost especially since you can touch and feeling at home is part of the experience.

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