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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
+1 931-668-4444
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Very interesting place.

What a wonderful couple Charlien and George are. You will be amazed at what they have accomplished... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
978michaell
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3rd visit to Falcon Rest

While planning a trip to visit family in McMinnville, TN, I knew exactly where we would stay... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
crackergirl915
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Florida
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Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896 by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, it's been called "Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS. Some say it's presided over by a friendly ghost. Open daily year round for guided tours, tea room lunches, Victorian Gift Shop, and history-based entertainment and meals for group tours.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful couple Charlien and George are. You will be amazed at what they have accomplished in working to restore this gem of Tennessee over decades. Charlien is an excellent cook. Be sure to plan on enjoying a meal at Falcon Rest during your...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

While planning a trip to visit family in McMinnville, TN, I knew exactly where we would stay. This was my third visit to Falcon Rest and I knew that I would not be disappointed. I had one person in our party that had also stayed...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

A step back in time to Tennessee's Biltmore. We made an advanced reservation for the formal tea. It was yummy & fun. Highly recommend. Afterwards, we toured the home with the gracious owner. What an amazing job with the restoration! Historical! I would have never...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your tea and tour experience at Falcon Rest Mansion, and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend it to others. It's always our goal for all the food we serve to be yummy, and every experience people have here...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

When my husband and I go places we always like to make our way home by what we call putzing. We always look for interesting things to see or do. We came to Mcminnville for Bluegrass Underground. We stayed at the Best Western in town...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thanks so much for posting and for the sweet compliment, Mary. We're delighted you came for the mansion and gardens tour while you were in McMinnville. We'll look forward to having you stay at Falcon Manor, the B&B rooms on the mansion grounds, next time...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We spent three nights at the mansion in the carriage house. The room was very spacious and quiet. We thought we were the only ones there until the next day when we found out it was at full capacity. Just be aware that the rooms...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

You're not the first to say you were surprised to find that other people were staying on the grounds at Falcon Rest Mansion, Linda. Our Falcon Manor Bed and Breakfast guest rooms are spread far enough apart on the property that they are very peaceful...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Exceptional personal service. Very nice, well appointed, and spacious room. Had choice of two breakfasts, served in our room or in a public dining room. It was a huge breakfast and very good.More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your accommodations and breakfast during your stay at Falcon Manor B&B on the grounds of Falcon Rest Mansion. Thanks so much for rating our service "exceptional." We truly appreciate every customer, whether they are overnight guests, individuals touring the mansion,...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

It was a fun evening. The show was performed by amateurs but he did a very good job. We enjoyed our meal. All in all it was a nice evening for a small town production.More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

It's great you had fun when you came for "Murder at the Mansion," Lisa. "Where history is fun" is more than a slogan at Falcon Rest! The real stars are the people in the audience. Everybody gets the part of a real historical character --...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

This large mansion was built by Mr. Faulkner to entice his wife to move closer to his business. It was completed in 1895 and has a colorful, and sometimes sad, history until the present owners restored it to its former glory. The tour takes about...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Felicia. You're right, Gorilla Pants did build this place! We look forward to having your group visit with the "Faulkner family" as they celebrate moving in during a performance of Murder at the Mansion.

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

With more than 450 nurseries and orchards that generate more than $300 million in revenue, McMinnville, Tennessee, is known as the "Nursery Capital of the World." Located 70 miles northwest of Chattanooga, it also is known as the home of Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens,...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience at Falcon Rest with Mr & Mrs Faulkner, owners and operators of Falcon Rest Mansion in McMinnville, TN. We were treated to an excellent meal during a production of "Murder at the Mansion" play. We then had an open tour of...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thanks so much for posting! "Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner" love entertaining the "Murder at the Mansion" tour groups. We appreciate you coming and sharing the fun with others.

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