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Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
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$24.00*
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Fontanel Mansion Tour
Ranked #22 of 261 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 June 16, 2013

Great to walk through this trophy house of old Nashville royalty. You have to wonder the thought process that went into building this place...and what went on behinds these walls. Take a ride out for the look

3  Thank CliveWatkins
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

"If these logs could talk". Thank you for your review and come back and visit us soon!

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a "don't miss" stop. I thought it was a little pricy to see a house, but after the tour was very pleased. From grinandbrakeit.com

2  Thank KegMaster
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

We appreciate you 5 star rating. We offer many discounted ticket prices. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Learned a lot about the Mandrel family and the Nashville music community. Beautiful home, HUGE. Tour nicely done and you get a song from the tour guide. They also have zip lining and other activities including what looks like a nice restaurant. Check it out if you have the time and want to get away from the crowds.

1  Thank BradO45
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Fontanel is far away from the 'hustle and bustle' but only 10 minutes away from downtown. Thanks for giving us a great review and come back out and enjoy the café and zip lines.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I always enjoy touring homes that celebrities have lived in and the Fontanel is no exception. It was great to see this beautiful log cabin way up on the hill and enjoy the grounds there. The walking trails are awesome and if you are an avid Frisbee golf player this is the place for you. They also have events there in the barn and the grounds and they are GREAT to work with. I also enjoyed lunch in the restaurant on site as well.
I recommend a visit here if you are in Nashville!

1  Thank owithrow
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

You seem to have gotten the whole Fontanel experience. The Trails are beautiful. If you have time, please give Café Fontanella a great review on Tripadvisor. Because of wonderful reviews like yours, others can know about all that Fontanel has to offer.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Steven was a very enthusiastic guide around this mansion which was quite impressively huge. The only hassles we experienced were hotel staff and taxi companies not having any knowledge of its whereabouts!!!! We had a 1 1/2 hour wait for an ordered cab to find us after the tour! I would recommend some PR work to be done by the Fontanel administration to make locals aware of its location!! Cab fare approx $30 including tip each way.

2  Thank Lhasabelle
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for the suggestions. Since your review, we have partnered with Citi Valet. They offer trips to Fontanel for $15. You can find their link on our website. You are absolutely right about the cabs and hotels needing to know about Fontanel. The Cab Mag is running a special for buy one, get one free for mansion tours. The word is getting out and we thank you for your business. Take advantage of Citi Valet next time you are in Nashville.

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