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“Amazing for a 7 year old!”
Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
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Fontanel Mansion Tour
Ranked #10 of 252 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame 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 200 plus acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery, Natchez Hills Winery, Cafe Fontanella, Music City Ziplines by Adventure Works, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. Open 7 days a week...Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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“Amazing for a 7 year old!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We are visiting from Johnstown PA & my brother & his wife live down here. They mentioned the tour & cafe and we all thought it was a great idea. I have a 7 year old son, Jackson & he was the helper on the tour. Steven was our tour guide & he answered all the silly questions coming from my sons mouth, and choose to have Jackson helped to lead the tour. Jackson had a great time & did not get bored with all the learning.

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We are so happy you decided to bring your family to Fontanel Mansion. Ken Dudney and Barbara Mandrell designed Fontanel with their family in mind and it's so nice to see other families are getting to enjoy Dudney/Mandrell former home. Come back and see us! Maybe next time Jackson could enjoy the Trails or the Disk Golf Course.
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Freedom, IN
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“Fontanel Mansion”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We highly recommend this tour. We were at the 10:00 am tour and were the only ones on this tour. Vance was our guide and was very good. He played the piano and we took our time going through the home. Very impressive. Very enjoyable.

Visited May 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Great Tour Guide”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We went on the Fontanel Mansion Tour with the best tour guide named Steven Whitson. He made the trip fun and he is an awesome singer as well. I would recommend this attraction if visiting the Nashville area. Check out Steven's music on YouTube and Facebook for his upcoming concerts!

Visited May 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you for your great review to Fontanel Mansion. Steven is a wonderful singer and a great tour guide. Fontanel is lucky to have him! No matter which tour guide you get, we assure you will have a great tour with lots of fun and entertaining stories. Come back and visit us when you have the time!!!!
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“Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We went to see this huge log cabin that Barbara Mandrell and her family used to live in when we were in Nashville. It is located about 15 minutes from downtown and well worth seeing. It is decorated still in the 80's style when they moved out. It is now owned by two producers that rent it out for various parties and functions and they also film movies, "Country Strong", and commercials here. Such a huge house to have such a small kitchen though, I guess she didn't cook much. The kids room upstairs was an amazing place for kids and their friends to hang out and it had it's own soda fountain. Built in pool in the house that now serves as a dance floor that lights up at night! Very cool! Set in the woods on many beautiful acres! Must see!

Visited March 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you so much for spending time at Fontanel. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Next time your in Nashville, we hope you come back and visit us again.
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Penney Farms, Florida, United States
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“Barbara Mandrell's former home, The Fontanel, Nashville TN”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Wonderful tour of a very homey and beautiful place built by one of my favorite music stars, Barbara Mandrell. I'm sure all the guides are great, but ours was the best! Steven Whitson. Look for him to make it really big in his country singing career. Wonderful little restaurant, The Fontanelli. Enjoyed this tour more than the Grand Old Opry!

Visited March 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Wow! Twice in one year? We are so honored!!! Thank you for spending time with us. We are so happy you decided to experience the whole property. Steven is a great tour guide and it's so neat that you got to meet Jaime. Thank you for spreading the good word about Fontanel and please come back and see us!!!
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