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“A Gem in the Nashville Music Scene”
Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
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Fontanel Mansion Tour
Ranked #13 of 258 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was my second time to see Fontanel and I loved it just as much as the first. I suggested it to my visiting family and draw was the scale of the house and second was the fact that it had been owned by Barbara Mandrell. It still has that WOW factor you expect from a celebrity home. I look forward to visiting again! Be sure you plan ahead and get tickets on-line or by phone. It is not something you can just drop in on.

Thank Donna W
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

You pay us the biggest compliment by coming back for a second tour of the mansion. Thank you for bringing your friends. We appreciate your business and spreading the work about Fontanel.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I was looking forward to visiting Mandrell's 27,000 sg.ft. mansion. However, our tour was marred by the tour guide, Steven Whitson. At first, he sang a song about his Grandma and explained he was doing this while others arrived and we got settled. ( all of our group was present - no need to wait.) Then throughout the tour, he sold his CD. We spent at least 30 minutes (if not more) as he took off the plastic wrapper and signed each CD bought. There were several spots where this occurred. Guess he stashed his CD's in various locations throughout the house.
Our tour lasted 30- 45 minutes longer because of this....and we got caught up in traffic the way back to the hotel and my family was late to another event.
THIS WAS CERTAINLY A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.

5  Thank marnie5253
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

We appreciate your input on the tour. We do encourage our employees to promote their musical careers. However, I can understand your frustraition. The overwhelming majority of the tours love the tour guides performing for their groups and most of the guest purchase their cds. I will let Steven and the other guides know your complaint and concerns. We apologize for your tour running late. It is never fun being stuck in traffic.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Just one of the most elaborate log homes in the world. Stroll in the areas surrounding the mansion, see a great performance on their outdoor stage, or have wonderful meal in restaurant. Check listings to see what is going on in media before making reservation at restaurant.

Thank Chippy136
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

It means so much to us when the locals come visit and support us! It is a wonderful compliment to us. Thank you and please come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Fontanel Mansion was a great tour! I had no idea it existed. While on a girl' strip to Nashville, my friend suggested we go to the Fontanel Mansion which is where Barbara Mandrell used to live. I recommend this tour to everyone? Our tour guide Jennifer was very knowledgable and we were allowed to lay on the beds, touch musical instruments and sit on the furniture. Never before has this happened on a mansion tour.

Thank Stephanie B
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

The word is getting out about Fontanel because wonderful people like you let others know about the property. I hope you had fun on your girls trip! Next time y'all have a trip planned come zip line with us!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were looking forward to visiting Fontanel Mansion, but the tour exceeded our expectations! We were lucky enough to have Steve Whitson show us around. He was so personable, charming, and remembered everyone's name after we introduced ourselves. He sang Grandma's Boy, an original song & my husband bought 2 of his CDs which he autographed for us. The house is beautiful, huge, and amazing. Such a feast for the eyes.

Thank JudyMcCrimmon
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Fontanel_Attractions, Owner at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

It is so nice to hear that you and your husband had a great visit with Steven. Thank you for support him by buying his CDs. He certainly is talented. We appreciate your business and for your wonderful review. Next time you are in Nashville come back and visit us again!

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