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“Absolutely amazing tour. Don't leave Nashville without seeing this. Tour guide Steve Whitson gave a great tour.”
Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
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Fontanel Mansion Tour
Ranked #12 of 257 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was an absolutely amazing tour. Don't leave Nashville with out seeing it. Our guide Steve Whitson was very knowledgeable and even sang us a couple of songs. The mansion and grounds are unbelievable. The amount of star material is substantial and you can get up close to see all of this. This tour was one of the highlights of our Nashville trip. Got to meet Jamie (Barbra Mandrel's daughter)

Thank Nanna5Tennecape_N_S_
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you for saying tour tour was one of the highlights of your trip. There are so many great things to see in this awsome city and we are honored that you took the time to spend some a few hours with us. Come back to see us again sometime!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

From our driver, Jeff, to the house tour guide, Steven, we were treated like very special guests. Never have I experienced people such as these on a tour--they were the nicest, most kind people we met so far in the Nashville area, and everyone has been great! Steven not only told us all the history and lovely details of the awesomely beautiful house and Barbara's family, but he sang with his guitar for us and made us feel so very welcome. I will never forget that tour! My husband and I highly recommend this tour, and we hope to go there again sometime soon.

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

We appreciate so much you giving us a great review. The experience you had at Fontanel is what we strive for. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.

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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

Thank Gayle G
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thanks for spending the day with us. Glad you enjoyed it and I hope you come back.

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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

Thank Nicole d
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Pamela B
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 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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