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Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
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Fontanel Mansion Tour
Ranked #10 of 252 things to do in Nashville
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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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

the home is beautiful and even though it is huge it still feels homey
lots of memorabilia, fun to look at. The restaurant is a little pricey but the food is great

Visited November 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thanks for spending the day with us. Glad you enjoyed it and I hope you come back.
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Rehoboth, MA
2 reviews
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“Good small group activity”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have now been here twice in the past 6 months. Each time was a different but great experience. The tour guides make this interesting by adding there own personal touches (such as singing or doing a skit). The house is breath taking and has a lot of great country music history

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much for honoring us and coming to visit us twice! Each time a guest comes back they will experience something different. All of the guides use their talented gifts and entertain all of our guest in different ways. You will never get the same tour twice. We are constantly changing the exhibits in the mansion so people can come back and see something new. Thank for sharing this review and we'll see you next time.
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Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
“Fun tour, beautiful setting”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I went on this tour last September with my Mom, a friend and her Mom. This was a highlight of our trip to Nashville for all of us. It was interesting, fun and relaxing. The home was amazing and felt like a home, not a museum. Our tour guide, Steven Whitson, made us feel like we were the only tour he has ever done even though I am sure he has done countless. As you can see from the other reviews, he sings during the tour, as well, and he has a wonderful voice...he even waltzed with my mom. If you enjoy spending time in a beautiful setting in a relaxed atmosphere, you will enjoy this tour. Also, we had pizza at the restaurant before the tour and it was excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for your awesome review. It's so precious that Steven danced with your Mom. We have a lot of fun at Fontanel and it's so special when the guest join in on the fun. If you have a chance, go to Cafe Fontanella on Tripadvisor and give them a great review too! They do have the best pizza in town. Please come back and see us sometime.
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Hermitage, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great day trip”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and I traveled out here on a Saturday afternoon. The cafe was awesome! Great atmosphere and food. We had a vegetable and italian calzone, which was a good portion, 2 7x3 inches calzones that were packed full of flavor for a good price. The amphitheatre was free to was around in during the day. Although 40 degrees and sunny at the time, there were many people walking the trail with their kids and dogs while some played frisbee golf.
I would certainly go back and visit the mansion next time.

Visited January 2013
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
It is so great that you came out and enjoyed the property at Fontanel. The cafe is great!!!! We consider ourselves a privately owned public park, so it brings us so much joy when people bring their dogs and hike our trails or come and play our disk golf course. Someone could even enjoy thier own picnic by the creek. Come see one of the amazing shows this summer in The Woods and next time we will see you at the Manson.
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Mattoon, Illinois
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“"A Fairytale Log Home"”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We could not believe our eyes because we were thinking of a typical 2,000 square foot family log cabin. But this one was a sight to behold!! In reality it was 12 times larger than we imagined with
unique features in every room. And it doesn't stop with just the home but also with the beautiful setting surrounding the home. You have to see it to believe it!! Also, be sure to have a meal
at the uniquely designed restaurant near the entrance to the mansion--you will be glad you did!!!!

Visited May 2012
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
It seems like you had a really great time when you visited Fontanel and Cafe Fontanella. It certainly is a beautiful place to visit. Try to make it out to one of our amazing shows this summer at The Woods. Also, the free hiking trails are so stunning. This place has something for everyone and we are so proud you decided to spend the day with us.
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